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Old 08-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #6436
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Just got my 2011 Adventure Dakar back from the 900 mile service.

Previous mods: Touratech GPS mount, KTM top box.

Last night's: Found the rev limiter , BDCW skid plate, Cycra pro-bends (SO glad I got these, though the stockers were sturdier until I took them off), battery tender pigtail routed up to left-hand side fant vent hole.

I love how she run over 6500rpm. Very nice!

Next stuff on my list is:

- KTM aux light kit
- heated grips
- side luggage racks

-gabe
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:05 PM   #6437
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Took my exhaust off to send to Craig for 2-1 mod to make room for his "liquid storage tank".
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:12 PM   #6438
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More info on the seat please.
Dennis aka El Kabong is a second generation upholstery guy. Also happens to ride and in my opinion makes a damn good seat Here's his networking post in the rockies networking thread.

He's made the seat for my Husky TE610




And for the 950SE

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:08 AM   #6439
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Dennis aka El Kabong is a second generation upholstery guy. Also happens to ride and in my opinion makes a damn good seat Here's his networking post in the rockies networking thread.

He's made the seat for my Husky TE610




And for the 950SE

Very nice. Thanks for the link.....hows you're bumb.....mine hurts......Renazco are nice but $$$ expecially on this side of the pond, maybe Dennis kit would make a better option....we are being hit hard by handeling fees in the UK, not just tax to put us off buying overseas.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #6440
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Did a little mod to both my bikes today which could potentially save me thousands of $!

As many of us have found out the hard way, the mirrors on these bikes are mounted onto the clutch master cylinder on the left and onto the front brake master cylinder on the right, and when you have an "off" or a drop, your mirror breaks of at the master cylinder which then has to be replaced at a cost of around $800 per side!

This is the standard mirror mount on the left, you will see that it normally breaks off at the pin lugs as indicated by the red arrows as this is the weakest point.


This is the standard mirror mount on the right, you will see that it normally breaks off between the mirror mounting and the brake master cylinder as indicated by the red arrow as this is the weakest point. If you are unlucky it sometimes breaks off on the master cylinder leaving you with a hole and no front brakes!


The remedy to avoid this happening is simple! Relocate the mirrors off the master cylinders.

For this you will need to buy the following;

Complete mirror relocation bracket for the LHS, made by DRC Hardware and available at most bike shops for a few $.


Replacement mirror cup bracket for the RHS made by Brembo available from any KTM dealer as I believe this part is for a KTM Super Duke. The price is quite steep!




To fit the LHS bracket, simply bolt it onto the handlebars next to the original mirror bracket, unscrew the mirror and screw tightly into the new bracket.


Finished result!



For the RHS, remove the original cup bracket of the front brake master cylinder off the handlebars as indicated by the red arrow.



Replace this cup bracket with the Brembo part.


Remove the mirror from it's original fitting and screw it into the cup bracket.


Stand back and admire your handy work! Now at least you will not be lashing out mega $ for new master cylinders after a little fall or drop!
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #6441
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....and get some folding mirrors:
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-950-990-folding-mirror
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #6442
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It is an option, but when riding in a group I like to see whats happening behind me. Can't see if the mirrors are folded.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #6443
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Yup, folding mirrors
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #6444
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Very nice. Thanks for the link.....hows you're bumb.....mine hurts......Renazco are nice but $$$ expecially on this side of the pond, maybe Dennis kit would make a better option....we are being hit hard by handeling fees in the UK, not just tax to put us off buying overseas.
I'm just guessing, but if you've got a local or even regional need you should try and fill it with someone local. I know Dennis has done a few seats through the mail, but much prefers to be able to handle it in person. He's not happy if your not happy, and even then he might be pickier than you

I'd say find a good upholstery guy and suggest that there's a market in the UK that needs filling. I'd bet that if there were any questions about material Dennis would be willing to correspond and help. Hell, I'd think he'd love an excuse to go back and visit family in France

Of course you could fly over with your seat and borrow a local 950 for a week or two and ride the rockies.......

And that's to say my ass is just fine............ now. The husky had the worst seat I've ever subjected myself to, just brutal. Now I can ride all day on it and it's good. My partner bought one 610 with a Renazco, then bought another newer one with a tumbleweed (Dennis') and had his choice to keep and he chose the tumbleweed seat. The 950 wasn't that horrible but kept cutting off circulation. Now that problem is solved and it's set for improved passenger function and I can go all day in comfort.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #6445
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I spent the morning riding.




Then came home to change my front tire and put a high fender on.



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Old 09-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #6446
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #6447
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Installed a Garmin 660. Woohoo!




Hey KTM, this is what a proper automotive connector looks like!

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #6448
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #6449
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Foot peg extensions

I took some old foot pegs from a 640a I had laying around and cut them up to make extensions for my 990a. Now I just got to get them welded together.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #6450
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I took some old foot pegs from a 640a I had laying around and cut them up to make extensions for my 990a. Now I just got to get them welded together.
That's funny because I did the same thing today. I think all KTM foot pegs must be the same because ones off a 200 are the same part. A cutoff wheel and welder yielded quick rally sized pegs.
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