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Old 11-10-2009, 09:33 AM   #7681
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Yep, clear protective for the tank, orange ktm logo for front fairing/tank. A couple of others, still deciding on what and where for decals.
Ooh no, go for a BLACK KTM logo, far classier......

Hey, it's your bike....do what you want...but paint the hand guards!
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:47 AM   #7682
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Oi! Yer a Big Barsterd Aintcha. Im a bit smaller than you so I can get under the screen. I like the look of it. You just need a set of Black Gobi's on it now.
Bedliner them black....hmmmm....good idea
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:48 AM   #7683
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Ooh no, go for a BLACK KTM logo, far classier......

Hey, it's your bike....do what you want...but paint the hand guards!
Handguards and fenders....not sure about painting them. It certainly wouldn't last long.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:48 AM   #7684
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Deadly99, the Fender from the Superendiro would look cool! What ware you doing, if you get caught in snow?
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:20 PM   #7685
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As Darren said, sure is white! but it looks good!

If you used the orange KTM decals for the sides then that may tie in the orange handguards... but then if you used black KTM decals and you rocker guarded the handguards black + the fork guards they would all tie in also!!

decisions, decisions! :wink

Either way, I'm sure you will come up with something kick ass!

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Old 11-13-2009, 11:22 AM   #7686
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You might have noticed the shift lever condom in the picture above. That's because I don't want to mess up my straight pimpin' kangaroo flame custom made cowboy boots. They have ruined me for all other cowboy boots. I thought I had comfortable cowboy boots before, but after these I had to give all the others away because I never wore them. Lately I've been wearing them and jeans with armor under them on days I ride to lunch instead of the mesh pants/knee braces/moto-x boots I usually commute in.


Looks promising!


Turned into a bit more of an adventure than I was looking for. This is after I pulled the back out of the sand enough to get the seat above water, but before the current pushed it over on it's side.


It took an hour or so to move it this far since I was by myself and I'm weak and old.


Once I finally got it out it dawned on me that I didn't have a spark plug wrench to un-hydrolock it, of for that matter fresh oil. Here I am stylin' in bike shorts and MX boots, slogging it across the other low water crossings to meet my long suffering wife and guardian angel.


The next day it was out with the bad oil, in with the good. It got it's 600 mile oil change, a little early even, on the bank of the Big Sandy Creek.


I felt like a turkey sinking it so early in our relationship, but maybe it set the tone for our future together.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:39 AM   #7687
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Once I finally got it out it dawned on me that I didn't have a spark plug wrench to un-hydrolock it
Could have just put it in top and yanked it backwards a few times to turn the motor over in reverse.....that often does the trick and beats walking or removing spark plugs
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #7688
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Could have just put it in top and yanked it backwards a few times to turn the motor over in reverse.....that often does the trick and beats walking or removing spark plugs
"Top" like top gear (6th) ?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #7689
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Could have just put it in top and yanked it backwards a few times to turn the motor over in reverse.....that often does the trick and beats walking or removing spark plugs
After the fact I read the threads on hydrolocking that mentioned that. I couldn't lift it on end to get the water out of the exhaust and it had an extra quart of fluid in the crankcase anyway. Still good to know in case I'm farther afield and/or without cell coverage next time. Of course I have a plug socket in the tool kit now and I'll probably always want the certainty of knowing water is no longer blowing out of the plug holes.

As the week wore on and the motorcycle stayed sitting on the river bank for a variety of reasons (thought the orange key was a key and disabled the real keys while I didn't have an owner's manual to show me the error of my ways, thunderstorms and the river in flood stage) my wife said "Remember this next time you decide to do something similar because now you have knobbies, or more experience on the bike, or the crossing probably isn't as deep and sandy." I think she's got my number!
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:59 PM   #7690
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:30 PM   #7692
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:27 PM   #7693
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:35 PM   #7694
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Looks promising!
Turned into a bit more of an adventure than I was looking for. This is after I pulled the back out of the sand enough to get the seat above water, but before the current pushed it over on it's side.


1. Love the rare pirate edition 990!

2. Thanks for posting pictures of the creek. After the saga we got to read about it is good to see it in photos.

3. I'm glad those boots are so comfortable, because they are too ugly to keep otherwise!
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:00 PM   #7695
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1. Love the rare pirate edition 990!
It's the 990 Arrr!

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2. Thanks for posting pictures of the creek. After the saga we got to read about it is good to see it in photos.
The final upshot of that saga was a pesky intermittent FI code 17. I just put in a replacement rear lambda sensor last night and it seems to have banished the last vestige of the whole incident!

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3. ...those boots are too ugly to keep otherwise!
Not in Texas they ain't! Down here they're tastefully subdued. Not to mention they got my initials on 'em so I can't give 'em away.
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