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Old 01-05-2014, 04:50 PM   #8971
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Got myself a radar detector for xmas.

I learned that the rear Pirelli Scorpion MT90 is steel belted. I had no idea.

New Pirelli on the rear, and a Heidenau (sp?) on the front. I had Woody's put on a 1.85" front rim. Not sure if it's the tire, or the change in rim width, but my first ride on the street shows noticeably different handling. I'm curious to try it in the dirt, but I'm going to have to wait for snow to melt.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:21 PM   #8972
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A little bit of this

And some more of this

Ended up doing some track side repair

apparently there's a small leak around the sight glass. I've done some research and this could be fixed by using epoxy. My question is: which type of epoxy? For aluminum or plastic?
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:33 PM   #8973
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Rode out to the dry lake.


Fun and scary. I still don't like deep sand.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #8974
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Where's this at...?

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Rode out to the dry lake.


Fun and scary. I still don't like deep sand.
You are always in cool locales...
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:40 PM   #8975
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El Mirage dry lake.
SCTA runs there..
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:34 AM   #8976
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I robbed the 15amp spare fuse out of it so I could replace the one that went tits up on my John Deere to snow blow the 12+" of snow we got.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #8977
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950SE sqadron-take2

Slowly configuring up replacement SE with much needed rider accesories.
After selling off my beloved SE last spring, my replacement 950 SE has been slowly been farled to my liking...
HDB guards, Montana, Kaoko, Tourarech, 690 shield, BDCW and last friday..BAJA Designs Squadrons took off Saturday before sunrise on old
highway 80 east bounfd from San Diego to El Centro..windy but i felt i could not overpower the beams the bike shot out front...
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:33 AM   #8978
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Started tear down to look at the valves .
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:32 AM   #8979
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Installed the Rally pegs from KTM.




Looks like a solid upgrade for the price.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:54 AM   #8980
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Installed a Kaoko Cruise Control from Touratech...maybe the single greatest trinket I have added! Beautiful little piece, works with the stock handguards, no more tired throttle hand!
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:52 PM   #8981
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...ordered a copper oil drain washer (and several spares) because I lost the original doing an oil change. Thought perhaps it would be ok with just the bolt for a few days if I didn't ride. Not so much. About 2 quarts of fresh oil snuck past the both and onto the garage floor. Cock!
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:11 PM   #8982
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Had the stock battery die on me this morning after just 1.5 years. No warning, bike ran great Saturday, went to start it today and nothing...at all. No crank, no lights, nada.

Got it replaced with an EarthX Lithium, hope this lasts longer. Although now I'm thinking I should add a voltmeter and replace the RR just in case...
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:34 PM   #8983
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Installed the Rally pegs from KTM.




Looks like a solid upgrade for the price.
I like mine too, except the 1st weekend I had them installed my pant leg caught on the peg as I tried to put my foot down and I dropped the bike. Felt like an idiot but learned my lesson. They do make a huge difference while standing though.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #8984
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Had the stock battery die on me this morning after just 1.5 years. No warning, bike ran great Saturday, went to start it today and nothing...at all. No crank, no lights, nada.

Got it replaced with an EarthX Lithium, hope this lasts longer. Although now I'm thinking I should add a voltmeter and replace the RR just in case...
That sucks. Sounds like a different type of failure than would be caused by the RR or caught by a voltmeter. The voltmeter might be good insurance, but I think most RRs on the 990/950 last pretty well.

I just finally replaced my stock battery (7 years), I put in a motobatt. I think they're good quality for the price, and from what I can glean from the internet, as reliable as anything out there. Yuasas are good when they're good, but I've had some duds (like yours) before too.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:01 PM   #8985
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What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Added some more of the dogs to the beast The black dog cycle works skid plate and CPR_Rottweiler intake


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