ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #8086
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 819
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by baja dad View Post
i have carbon ones on my bike witha little blue loctite they have lasted many of miles and the look great !!!
+1.
__________________
Bob Hancock
'14 R1200GSW; '14 F800GSA
'10 690 EnduroR; '88 R100RS
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #8087
ramjet
Beastly Adventurer
 
ramjet's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Super F'd Up N. California
Oddometer: 2,312
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiswoodsguy View Post

Just roughed in a shape with a sharpie, cut it out with the cut off tool, polished the edges, then buffed it out with a scotchbrite pad to the same factory finish.

Took me about 20 mins for each shield
Three Gold Stars for artistic ability and ingenuity, there wiswoodsguy.
__________________
"Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men." Gen. George S. Patton
ramjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 12:13 AM   #8088
TheMuffinMan
Forest Ranger Magnet
 
TheMuffinMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, USA
Oddometer: 6,233
It started like this:



Then later tonight I decided to be bold:






Also replaced my tank bolts with RR's.

Will do a couple write-ups for the wiki.
__________________
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
"You don't cross the mountains, they let you through."
KTM 525 XC-W // KTM 950 Adventure
TheMuffinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 12:50 AM   #8089
Noyah
poser
 
Noyah's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Oddometer: 400
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiswoodsguy View Post


SETH: Too bad you dont look at your bike - its pretty cool lookin cept for the fuckin ugly heat shields Like I said, the stock shields push the heat towards fragile electronic parts of the bike - Think about it


I Think we all look at diffrent things.
Some get off watching a heavy loaded bike ready for RTW. Nice job.
__________________
KTM 690 Enduro R

--> My Movies <--
Noyah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 12:58 AM   #8090
fluff34567
Beastly Adventurer
 
fluff34567's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: choco land AKA switzerland
Oddometer: 1,104
^^^^^ i made my own upper tank bolts .

cut the threaded section off the standard bolts, drill and tap the end and replace with a bolt.

The originals are stainless and stainless isnt very strong, yes its hard but brittle.
fluff34567 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #8091
sprouty115
Beastly Adventurer
 
sprouty115's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Providence, RI
Oddometer: 1,627
Hey MuffinMan, great tip on the zip-tie spring compressor. I've never seen that before.
sprouty115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #8092
Yellow Pig
Allergic to Asphalt!
 
Yellow Pig's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Kalifornia
Oddometer: 7,597
MuffinMan: How did you ever fix the broken key in the ignition situation?
__________________
So Many Idiots, So Few Comets!!!!!!!!!
Yellow Pig is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 09:00 AM   #8093
MeinMotorrad
Beastly Adventurer
 
MeinMotorrad's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: UK for now.
Oddometer: 1,524
MuffinMan,

please tell me about your spring
MeinMotorrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #8094
dirty_sanchez
Dirty_Sanchez
 
dirty_sanchez's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Oddometer: 2,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeinMotorrad View Post
MuffinMan,

please tell me about your spring
Yeah, I'm interested as well. I'm looking for a 90nm spring for my '12, not sure of the length I need though. A few suspension guys are suggesting anywhere from an 85nm to a 90mn spring for my 175lb weight. Who has the hookup?

With the lifetime membership on KTMtalk they have an 85nm for less than $130. Anywhere else ya'll know where to look?

Dirty
__________________
No, really, the mustache means I love you.
dirty_sanchez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #8095
wsmc831
Studly Adventurer
 
wsmc831's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Central Oregon
Oddometer: 796
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeinMotorrad View Post
MuffinMan,

please tell me about your spring

Looks like the one I got from Superplush.
__________________
97 TL1000S
2010 690 EnduroR
2013 500 Exc
wsmc831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #8096
TheMuffinMan
Forest Ranger Magnet
 
TheMuffinMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, USA
Oddometer: 6,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by wsmc831 View Post
Looks like the one I got from Superplush.
Yeah it's from superplush (as is the thicker shock collar). Spring is 100N but I weight 235lbs. Took it out jumping at the track today, and it did well. I calculated my sags and need to dial in quite a bit more preload but the bike already feels much better than the 80N stock spring.
__________________
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
"You don't cross the mountains, they let you through."
KTM 525 XC-W // KTM 950 Adventure
TheMuffinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #8097
TheMuffinMan
Forest Ranger Magnet
 
TheMuffinMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, USA
Oddometer: 6,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yellow Pig View Post
MuffinMan: How did you ever fix the broken key in the ignition situation?
no not yet.

I have the key blanks but need to call some special guy to get a key cut from the code that came in the bike's documentation. Apparently most ktm dealerships can't cut keys from codes and wanted me to spend an asinine amount of money on a new lock cylinder and key set.

For now I just have the bottom part of the lock cylinder zip tied to the spot where it usually sits and I actuate it with a screw driver
__________________
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
"You don't cross the mountains, they let you through."
KTM 525 XC-W // KTM 950 Adventure
TheMuffinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #8098
TheMuffinMan
Forest Ranger Magnet
 
TheMuffinMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, USA
Oddometer: 6,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by sprouty115 View Post
Hey MuffinMan, great tip on the zip-tie spring compressor. I've never seen that before.
Thanks!

None of the spring compressors were small enough to compress the spring that was already on the shock body so I cranked the preload down to compress it, zip-tied it and then released the preload. I used the thick 175lb rated ties and was kind nervous about it so I went a little overboard with them. Worked well. Did the same thing to install the new spring essentially but used a spring compressor instead of the shock preload.
__________________
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
"You don't cross the mountains, they let you through."
KTM 525 XC-W // KTM 950 Adventure
TheMuffinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 04:00 PM   #8099
slackmeyer
Don't mean sheeit. .
 
slackmeyer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Berzerkeley, CA
Oddometer: 3,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMuffinMan View Post
Thanks!

None of the spring compressors were small enough to compress the spring that was already on the shock body so I cranked the preload down to compress it, zip-tied it and then released the preload. I used the thick 175lb rated ties and was kind nervous about it so I went a little overboard with them. Worked well. Did the same thing to install the new spring essentially but used a spring compressor instead of the shock preload.
That's nifty. Another way that works is doing the same thing with big worm drive hose clamps. I took off the spring on my 950 that way. You can even compress the spring with them (if you're a cheap bastard like me) (wear safety glasses, but I probably don't need to say that).
__________________
Zak

ktm
old bmw
others
slackmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #8100
dad2bike
Cranky Old Fart
 
dad2bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 4,128
I picked up a set of these.


Ebay link

They worked great! Only think I did was pull off the plastic protectors to keep them from sliding down the spring.
__________________
Tom-2006 950 Adventure "Big Orange", 2009 690R "Ginger",2003 525 EXC
My2Wheels
dad2bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015