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Old 06-26-2013, 07:39 PM   #8116
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I am going to order one of the second fan kits as well.....

Tonight I went into the garage to install my new brake pads to get the %*$#@$^) squeeling to stop!! I made a special trip on Saturday to the nearest KTM store (about 45 miles) to get pads. Left the store happy. Tonight not so happy.........wrong pads.

Why me?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #8117
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Second cooling fan has been great on my 990. I would overheat in slow traffic after coming off of a freeway run on even moderately warm days. I installed a 2nd cooling fan and voilá, no more overheating, even in 95 degree heat. I have the lower temp sensor ready to install if needed, but haven't needed it yet.

Hope it does the trick for you.

Originally Posted by DutchVDub View Post
Dropped mine off at STM Suspensions to get the forks serviced. On the way there I stopped by Elite Motorsports in Loveland and rode their 990 Baja demo bike. Man did I like that. I don't know why people say the fuel injection isn't as smooth as the carbs, the bike was a lot smoother than my 950. Stock exhaust note left a lot to be desired but it was a sweet bike.

I wonder if I should buy one, wait for the 1190, or just keep my 950.

On another note, I'm really contemplating the CJ Designs dual cooling fan kit. Anybody using it? Thoughts?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #8118
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Yeah, me too. I got stuck in traffic hell coming down I-70 and my temp light came on a few times. Never for more than a few seconds but still. The bike also spit coolant out if the overflow hose on the expansion tank. FYI, when that happens your boot gets wet and it burns a bit.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #8119
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Originally Posted by Two Moto Kiwis View Post
After putting on a prefilter it was restricting this a bit, wanting to keep the jetting factory for our trip I opened up the side triangles a little bit, use green scrubbies from the kitchen department, they cost 1 Quetzale each so about 12.5 cents each ... big spenda

This is the M1 version retained by mesh, hopefully this will derestrict it enough to hold factory jetting.......let ya know what happens .

Tomorrow we leave Antigua and head for Guatemala city till Monday then off to El Salvador.

Managed to borrow a disc grinder, did the job in our lagguage school foyer .. no one cared and they were all interested in what the whiteyfoo was doing.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #8120
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Lights and saw carrier worked well. Gave new meaning to "Bike to work day". Rode & cleared trail after my day job. Eventually ran out of daylight (and energy).

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #8121
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Originally Posted by HellSickle View Post
Lights and saw carrier worked well. Gave new meaning to "Bike to work day". Rode & cleared trail after my day job. Eventually ran out of daylight (and energy).

We need to see more pics of that chainsaw mounted to your ktm Chuck Norris style
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #8122
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Loaded it up and got it ready for my trip to Inuvik!
I leave AZ at 6am for 16 days!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #8123
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Picked up my 500excSM and headed to the Canyons for a couple of hours

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:45 AM   #8124
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Originally Posted by Orangecicle View Post

OC, that piston skirt looks a bit bright - is it worn? Have you a better photo?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #8125
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SE VRR relocator

I installed the Voltage Regulator relocator kit from Motoventure.

One less thing to worry about.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #8126
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #8127
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Great post Q!

Originally Posted by Questor View Post
I installed the Voltage Regulator relocator kit from Motoventure.

One less thing to worry about.
I'm hoping LAKEMONSTER will do an Adventure kit to prevent my second VRR "summer" burnout.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #8128
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Originally Posted by RedRupert View Post
OC, that piston skirt looks a bit bright - is it worn? Have you a better photo?
No, no wear. It was very clean and no sign of problems at 36,000 miles. The nikasil looked great, but the shop owner did give the cylinders one twist of a honing stone. I suggested against it, but he said he has done that to hundreds of KTM engines, and it works as long as you only do it very, very lightly. That's probably what you are seeing. Beyond that, it's just the lighting (and my poor photo editing).
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #8129
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made it a twin.

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #8130
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Replaced the stock handlebar:

With a ProTaper KX High Bend from HDB:

The ProTaper came with the w/Threaded Inserts already installed . The HDB Handguards fit better on the new bars than on the stock.

The new bars do not come pre-drilled with the holes for the right starter and left controls assemblies.

The differences between the bars are very subtle. The tips of the new bar are a little higher and it has less pullback. As a result, the new bar is a little wider and taller than stock. This means the grips are slightly more horizontal so the outside of my palms are not pointing down towards the ground as much as on stock.

Didn't get a chance to take it out for a long ride yet, but initial impressions is positive.

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