Another Year Another Look

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Deadly99, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    You may recall a few "not even close to being famous" threads like Another Year Another Look 2010 or the equally unknown Another Year Another Look 2011 thread.

    My 950 has gone through many changes, sucked an undisclosed amount of money out of my bank accounts and has provided years of break downs in remote places. I compare it to a Russian high priced whore. Not even close to being predictable, costs a fortune, creates a love hate relationship like no other and yet it's a wild banshee of a ride. It screams, it bucks, it moans but if you act aggressively and take control it is the ultimate ride.

    A glimpse to the past. It started out like this...


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    It later looked like this.....


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    Then it morphed into this......


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    As winter set in this past fall it looked like this.....


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    Today these rear rally replica tanks arrived on my doorstep. Thanks Pete :freaky
    The build quality and finish are amazing :nod


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    With the arrival of these tanks I begin the build of the KTM 950 rrr, aka Back and Blacker, ka The Russian Whore
    Sorry Flanny, the extra r is just to one up ya :1drink
    Blacker? That's right Geek :evil
    My apologies to Russians whores all over the world, please take no offense I'm just having fun :rofl


    My bike is currently nothing more than a frame with a leaky engine. Over the next couple of months I'll build what KTM should have sold, in my opinion, from the factory. A rally replica 950 :deal
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  2. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Arghhhhhhhhh...behold this is going to be good.

    GOOO
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  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I call mine a KTM 950X. The X stands for all the Xtra time, Xtra crap and Xtra money it has taken.
    On second thought I should call it a 950XXX :rofl

    I can't wait to see what you do! :freaky
    Pass the popcorn! :lurk :lurk :lurk
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  4. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Very nice. :clap Great job.

    Can't wait to see it in person. :freaky
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  5. sonoran

    sonoran you already know

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    :lurk
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  6. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Nice...
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  7. Masa

    Masa Been here awhile

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    Nice.. but how come your brake pedal sits so high?
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  8. GrenDesb

    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    Brake pads are new. :rofl
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  9. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Nice looking bike!!
    I like the decal work. :clap
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  10. lopealong

    lopealong Adventurer

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    on behalf of all the "windscreen disgust" readers ,does the screen work ,if so what is it? like the look of it anyway.
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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Had no back brakes for about 1.5 years...that WILL be fixed



    Ya me too but it is being ripped off and disposed of.

    It was made by an Italian fellow ($), works amazingly well.


    New forks and rear shock were acquired (S lengths) and are on their way to Trailtricks for revalves all the way around.
    New rally dash, road book, etc are sitting on my bench
    New clutch slave ready for install
    Etc, etc

    Almost time to start painting
    :freaky
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  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    My rear swing arm is covered in silicon.....anyone know an easy way to get it off? It's got a date with some paint but can't show up like this.

    Thanks in advance
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  13. tunp

    tunp Been here awhile

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    get a wax and grease remover from an auto paint store, should fix you up. Or do you mean actual silicone sealant applied to it, if so, all i got is a razor blade and wipin with the wax and grease remover
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  14. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Are these the same tanks? And you just got busy with the spray can?

    I like the exhaust. Very cool. Custom header?

    Very nice. What are these? Probably been discussed 20x before but I can't recall seeing them before.
    Either way, looking fwd to seeing some pics installed :thumb
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  15. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    if it peels off in big pieces you're in luck the remainder should come off with alcohol, I hear Austrian chicks love alcohol :D

    This is gonna be cool, those tanks look the bomb man :clap
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  16. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Hey Deadly - I was getting worried that the tanks hadnt turned up yet, happy now that you have them in your hot little hands. Hope they fit in with the "grand" plan....:freaky
    If Russian whores are that much fun - Im booking an "educational" tour just as soon as I finish a few more tanks.....:evil
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  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Re paint...YEP I have been painting it for a few years now. I get bored :thumb

    Re header...YEP Custom by Flanny and an Akron from an R1 Yammy

    Re tanks From Pete640 :thumb. Same price as a Safari tank but in my opinion a better option (weight distribution, esthetics and well I always felt this bike should have them to complete the rally look)
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  18. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    I see the rally tanks are already black, so that's obviously your scheme. But you had black at the beginning. Thought you get bored easily. Maybe a splash of color... so at least you can be spotted on the road at night? Can't wait to see those rally tanks on.
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  19. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Adventure Rider is so much more fun to read when you imagine people talk like Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.

    Go on. Read the first post. You know you want to.

    I'm really looking forward to how this rally bike will come out. Always liked your work. :lurk
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  20. wantok

    wantok Been here awhile

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    What's the cost of those tanks? My 950 needs em!

    Nick (wantok)
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