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Old 03-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #4756
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Gerbings Dual Controller, HDB Billet, Luggage and Auxillary Gas Cans

Today I finished up a number of mods that I have had underway over the winter.

I wired in my Gerbing's dual controller using the Highway Dirt Bikes' billet for the switches. It is a nicely finished and functional way of handling the switches.





Then I mounted my Happy Trail Mojave soft panniers and loaded them up to see how they worked. These are going to be my everyday panniers for day/weekend trips, as well as more serious off-road excursions. They come with waterproof inner liners and hold about 25 liters a side.

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Next, I swapped the Mojave soft bags for my Happy Trail aluminum panniers that hold a combined 70 liters of gear. I have two waterproof bags that strap to the back rack, one holds 70 liters and the other 50 liters. All or some combination of this luggage will handle my gear for longer trips

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Lastly, my solution for carrying extra fuel is to strap a 5 liter plastic gas can to each passenger foot peg and pannier. I haven't road tested it yet, but the gas cans are securely attached and I don't expect them to move. The location doesn't interfere with my riding position and has the added benefit of being situated low down near the center of the bike.

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Now I just need winter to end so I can road test both of these luggage configurations and the auxillary gas cans in preparation for this year's trips.

Cheers, David
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #4757
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Mended the wiring rats nest and started on the water pump rebuild. Tried to tap out the seal with the shaft but it just bent the cir-clip and tore the rubber seal in half.
I am going ttake that as a sign that the work needed to be done.
Pried at it bit, but decided to put off finishing for tomorrow. Time to try out the new heat gun!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #4758
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Had it dyno'd yesterday (sorry its a day late) and the PCV dialed in. Hopeing to pump up the MPG's back to 40+. Cranking out 102 ponies and 64 ft/lbs of torque. Now time for a new rear tire after the dyno run.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #4759
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Chain and sprocket replacement... and spend some time on the 2nd fan project





I use 0.050 aluminiun, because I did not have carboard to built the first pattern... finally, I guess it's stiff enough to be the final version.
Just have to add a bracket on the top, I did a mistake and cut it by accident
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #4760
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Chain and sprocket replacement... and spend some time on the 2nd fan project





I use 0.050 aluminiun, because I did not have carboard to built the first pattern... finally, I guess it's stiff enough to be the final version.
Just have to add a bracket on the top, I did a mistake and cut it by accident

To be continued...
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #4761
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Took a mild plunge into the next depth of the KTM lighting woes. Last year I bought the Euro light, today I ordered an HID 35w 5000 lum H7 low beam upgrade.

I did swing by a KTM shop down in Roseville and actually took a look at the KTM remote tripmaster switch. (I know, I know, I know, there's a ton of other cheaper do-it-yourself options out there.) What I really wanted to know was will that switch REALLY work with the newer style speedo units on the 990s (2009 to current). The KTM Twins site says it works with both the 950s and 990s, but the first two 990s used the older style computer. We looked at the instructions and it shows it only working with the earlier units up through 2005. The key thing (aside from accessing the Mode button remotely) is that the switch does NOT appear to allow the Trip 2 odo to be adjusted in flight - something that works on the EXCs and some of the older computers. So I didn't bother trying it. Bummer.

As such, I left the store with only a new die-cut KTM decal for my truck window.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:55 AM   #4762
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Examined the undercarriage... more than once or twice...

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #4763
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Arrived home and was greeted by a nice package from Hontri..... Installed my underseat storage tray in just a few minutes. Well worth the $$. Nice finish and great fit.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #4764
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I did swing by a KTM shop down in Roseville and actually took a look at the KTM remote tripmaster switch. (I know, I know, I know, there's a ton of other cheaper do-it-yourself options out there.) What I really wanted to know was will that switch REALLY work with the newer style speedo units on the 990s (2009 to current). The KTM Twins site says it works with both the 950s and 990s, but the first two 990s used the older style computer. We looked at the instructions and it shows it only working with the earlier units up through 2005. The key thing (aside from accessing the Mode button remotely) is that the switch does NOT appear to allow the Trip 2 odo to be adjusted in flight - something that works on the EXCs and some of the older computers. So I didn't bother trying it. Bummer.

As such, I left the store with only a new die-cut KTM decal for my truck window.
It works well on the 2008. You want to try it? I might sell it but you're welcome to try it first.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #4765
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Put CJ's plate on w/a Rotopax mount


2 Gallon Rotopax
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:50 PM   #4766
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Put CJ's plate on w/a Rotopax mount

2 Gallon Rotopax

I just did that too. Are you going to leave it on when you are doing close to home or day rides? I'm thinking I might remove the tank and the bolt that holds it on when just tooling around.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #4767
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I just did that too. Are you going to leave it on when you are doing close to home or day rides? I'm thinking I might remove the tank and the bolt that holds it on when just tooling around.
I'm going to remove the tank and bolt for around town stuff too.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #4768
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #4769
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #4770
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I'm going to remove the tank and bolt for around town stuff too.
Even though I haven't made the 10 plus gallon club, I am chuffed as monkeys to have an extra couple of gallons of go juice!
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