Another KTM 950 ADV 'S' story

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Enduro10, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    After a long time taking the decision, finally I grab this '05 Adventure S from an old friend.
    The whole story in a short is that this friend had a terrible car accident, spent almost a year in the hospital and can't drive bikes anymore. He lives at a ocean front place and the bike was parked in a open garage for more than one year. Rust everywhere, specially in the spokes and some aluminum parts that were corroded. Carbs clogged, no battery, liquids out of spec, etc.
    So I pick it a year ago and tried to ride it just to keep the beast alive. Changed fluids, cleaned carbs and stay a month with the bike. It needed more money to be in shape but at that time I couldn't afford to have one more bike at home.
    Since then the beast was kept in a closed garage for more than a year, waiting for me.
    And now, I'm selling my beloved BMW G6560GS and will buy the KTM.
    It's winter time over here. Good for an overhaulin.

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  2. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Picky no worky!

    Go to imgur.com and drag the picture from your desktop/folder into the window. Click upload and right click/copy then past the link in your post.
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  3. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    Thank you !
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  4. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    First step was disassembling almost everything.
    Good way to know better the bike and give her some new stuffs.
    Found a KTM expert that did a valve and carbs job. She is running like a cat. A wild one !
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    Time to take apart tires, wheels and spokes.
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    Headlight needs to be fixed. Found a company that will recover the surface. A 50 dollars job. And will go back to a normal bulb. No more HID.

    WARNING ! disassembling the headlight is a BIG, BIG job. Many hours removing the rubber/glue joint to separate the pieces. Hard not to broke anything. But for us, a new imported part costs around US$ 490 with taxes and all.
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    Some bolts and nuts need a new zinc coat. Many others at the shop.
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    Disc brakes with removed, sandblasted to remove the rust and are shinning again.
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  5. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    Some accessories to make her more beautyful while the overhaulin process runs. Still waiting for some parts coming from US next month.
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    Polished pipes
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    A camel foot
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    Night vision improved
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    Some fru-fru things
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  6. charlie264

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    Nice, the 950 is thrice the bike of the GS650...well the old single that is. Congrats.
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  7. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    Certainly. I did a trip with a friend's 990 and felt in love with the off-road capability. Everything I was looking for. I'm an old trail/enduro guy and still love a trail.
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  8. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    I had an F in the late 80's...a couple of years ago I had a dealers courtesy bike for a couple of weeks.....how I missed the SE...
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  9. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    Received today, the hubs that were painted in black !
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  10. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Thats going to look great !
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  11. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    More things arriving
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    Compared to the old beam I sent to be rebuild
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  12. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    They now look very nice. The rust is gone
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  13. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    A Touratech Zumo 660 holder on the dashboard - yes I think this Zumo is almost useless in daylight
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  14. Enduro10

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    Hope it won't be so loud
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  15. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    Last washing before put it all together
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  16. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    A Scotts damper
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    New pipes
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    Fresh oil
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  17. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    And voilá !
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    Let's ride ! :clap
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