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Old 11-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #6436
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CJ Designs makes a purportedly harder and better quality shaft. Didn't find it until I'd already bought the stock unit. Next time I'll try this;

http://www.dualsportwarehouse.com/CJ...KIT-WPS-BK.htm
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:56 AM   #6437
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Hello my friend,

Let me ask what brand are those handguards you have there? I'm searching for one of those for my KTM 990 SM and those look good

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Old 11-29-2011, 03:11 PM   #6438
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Hello my friend,

Let me ask what brand are those handguards you have there? I'm searching for one of those for my KTM 990 SM and those look good

They are KTM Hard Parts I bought in 2006 shortly after I got the bike.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:04 PM   #6439
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KTM Hand guards...

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Hello my friend,

Let me ask what brand are those handguards you have there? I'm searching for one of those for my KTM 990 SM and those look good
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:33 PM   #6440
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I'd take a long look at Highway Dirt Bikes bars before I bought anything.
After putting a set on my 950 (and after having tried two others on my SMR) these are the best I'd used. The little mirrors, while a very good idea, don't work very well.

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:24 AM   #6441
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Thanks to all for the reply, the problem is that I live in Europe and its not alway easy to find alternatives, so because of that I must stick to KTM brand!
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:00 AM   #6442
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They are KTM Hard Parts.
They look identical to the Cycra one I have.

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Old 12-02-2011, 01:30 AM   #6443
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Do they protect your hands from the wind?

I'm asking this because I have some troubles riding in the winter because of cold hands... and I'm looking for some solutions (heated grips or winter gloves or this protectors...).

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:57 AM   #6444
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Do they protect your hands from the wind?

I'm asking this because I have some troubles riding in the winter because of cold hands... and I'm looking for some solutions (heated grips or winter gloves or this protectors...).

What do you guys think?
you can use either larger or smaller plastic with the cycra/ktm
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:17 AM   #6445
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Do they protect your hands from the wind?

I'm asking this because I have some troubles riding in the winter because of cold hands... and I'm looking for some solutions (heated grips or winter gloves or this protectors...).

What do you guys think?

I don't think handguards can ever be anywhere as effective as heated gloves or grips. If you have to pick just 1, I'd say get the gloves.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:24 AM   #6446
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Do they protect your hands from the wind?

I'm asking this because I have some troubles riding in the winter because of cold hands... and I'm looking for some solutions (heated grips or winter gloves or this protectors...).

What do you guys think?
The small handgauards don't do much for windchill, I have heated grips and use a glove liner on cold days as I don't like super bulky gloves.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:11 PM   #6447
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The small handgauards don't do much for windchill, I have heated grips and use a glove liner on cold days as I don't like super bulky gloves.
The KTM 990 SMT handguards offer the best protection....$73.49

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-supermoto-parts/controls/ktm-990-smt-handguards



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Old 12-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #6448
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Pretty much +1 but it depends on how cold your temps go down to. I know it's cold in Europe so the applies to other areas rather than the OP. If you won't see temps much below 50deg F I would go with the heated grips. The fact that they are always with me has saved my digits a few times when I've been caught out in my summer gloves during a cold snap. The handguards do next to nothing for cold.

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I don't think handguards can ever be anywhere as effective as heated gloves or grips. If you have to pick just 1, I'd say get the gloves.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:29 PM   #6449
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Heads up on ethanol gas. Here in Utah its now mandatory. There is a lot of talk on the Orange Crush forum about tanks warping and being hard to refit. I just had my tank off for winter maintenance for a couple of weeks and even though I drained it per recommendations it expanded in length by about one cm and in width by about 3 cm. It was so bad I had to file out the mounting holes on the side plates to get them back on.

I did the carb tune and synchro on regular high octane gas through an auxiliary tuning tank and got it running pretty good. I then filled the tank with non-ethanol av gas for winter storage and damn if it didn't run a whole lot better.

The EPA and Archer Danials Midlands corn / ethanol company can take their ethanol and shove it up their crooked asses.

Ducati is replacing warping plastic tanks. I wonder how long it will be before this is a major talking point here and with KTM.

Here's some interesting ethanol info;
http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/e10Tips.pdf
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #6450
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The small handgauards don't do much for windchill, I have heated grips and use a glove liner on cold days as I don't like super bulky gloves.
Was the connection to the electronic part hard to do? I'm kind of afraid because I always had japanese bikes and the were so reliable that I am afraid of touching this one...
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