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Old 06-28-2009, 10:34 AM   #31
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Congrats S - that looks tres fantastic
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #32
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Congrats S - that looks tres fantastic
That it does.

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:42 AM   #33
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:37 PM   #34
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Man my 950 is starting to kind of look plain.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:35 PM   #35
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Today was the day I was dreading - the wiring harness. I didn't really make good notes and there were a LOT of wires and it was all filthy. I started with a bath in the sink. I used spray cleaner and a towel after I mounted the fairing/headlight mount and then I found three photos from when I was hastily taking it apart. Not much but they showed a couple of crucial details about the routing.



Check the background of this shot - Jordan just picked up a brand new, in the crate, Honda RS125. He was uncrating it today as I worked on my project.



From this I cleaned the harness and then fed it over the radiator and under the frame and the let the wire memory show me which way they went:



Surprisingly it was a fairly easy puzzle the length of each wire and the bends sort of made them only fit a certain way and then the plugs would just line up with their mates. Each time I ended up with an extra plug I couldn't figure out I'd check my photos or the harness or just keep thinking it through and then I'd figure it out. I hate to say it but it was a fun problem.



Then the forks and carbs went on. Of course what I'm not telling you is how many times i took things off because I forgot something else - that's the nature of the organic process I'm working on. I like to think of it as just getting to know my bike better.

So this is where I ended today. It doesn't look substantially farther along but it is, it was just all the small details today.



The harness is in place, the carbs are on, the pegs and bars are on and the wheels are prepped and clean and ready for tires. Depending on how much more I want to put into it I could be done this week. Mostly it's the little things I'm waiting on to get both the covers on then the rest will fall into place. It might be time to check in with James about the seat...

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:11 AM   #36
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Looking bloody good mate, I like the black subframe and swingarm.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:13 PM   #37
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Very cool. I love these threads.

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Old 06-29-2009, 05:51 PM   #38
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Which brings us to here:


Sorry for the hi-jack, but do you know which size adapter on the Pit-Bull stand fits the steering stem? I was looking through their catalog just a couple of days ago, but there were no KTM listings.

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Old 06-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #39
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I'll check the dimensions when I get back out to the shop in the next day or so. I think you could just measure the inside diameter of the steering tube and use that measurement. I think the stud I have was for the TZ250 and the boxer and I just got lucky it fit the 950.

Anyway, not much to report today. I mounted tires so I'll know in a day or so if the rim sealing method of Cyborgs worked but it was certainly holding pretty good when I left. I dropped some forgotten parts at the powder coaters and sanded down the windscreen which has gotten pretty scratched. Since I'm not going to paint the whole bike I'll just paint the screen a solid gloss black.

Mostly I'm waiting on parts that are hopefully going to show up in the next few days but until then there's not a ton to do...
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #40
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Looking good. Love the gloss black powdercoat on the swingarm too.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:35 AM   #41
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I'll check the dimensions when I get back out to the shop in the next day or so. I think you could just measure the inside diameter of the steering tube and use that measurement. I think the stud I have was for the TZ250 and the boxer and I just got lucky it fit the 950.
Yeah, I can get out there and do that myself, which was my original intent, but I forgot about it and then had my memory jogged by your pics; ain't mid-life amnesia grand?

Rebuild looks great BTW and thanks for taking the time to post the pics/write-up.

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:10 AM   #42
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sakurama,,,
Luv the build up pics. Keep em coming.. ALSO enjoy looking around the shop !! That is two wheeled heaven there !
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:20 AM   #43
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Can't wait to see the finished product! Will you do mine next??
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:24 AM   #44
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ALSO enjoy looking around the shop !! That is two wheeled heaven there !
We do have the best motorcycle clubhouse in the world I think. We're lucky to have found each other and carved our little world. Not many guys have 4 CNC's, a paint booth and a dyno in their personal shop so we're certainly more than a little spoiled but we've also grown in the 10 years since we started.

If any ADV riders are in or near NYC around the 11th of July we're going to be having our first annual Spannerland BBQ and open house. We do a Christmas party every year but we've decided to do a summer one for a change.

PM me for details.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:17 AM   #45
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freindly advise

don't forget to inspect your shift locating drum for loose pins.
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