Aussie 950/990 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ADVJake, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    I think it was "parts per million"... perhaps "particles per meter"...? or maybe even passing "peppered" mates...??! :D

    Whatever the correct formula might be Pat... i think his point is adequately illustrated by the the graphic photo, moreso than the graphics of his questionable physics... :lol3
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  2. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    Nope,

    What it shows to me is that the 950 SE requires more mass (gravel) flow to accelerate out of a corner, not necessarily any quicker.
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  3. Bronx

    Bronx Bronx

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    The issue is not how fast you come out of a corner on these bikes, it is how much gravel and rocks you can throw up on your competition:lol3


    Bruce
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  4. aussiedav

    aussiedav ... it's just a road

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    How cool is this LINK
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  5. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Had mine on the local go kart track recently. That was a hoot! Scorpions walk.:eek1

    Have we seen this yet...

    Black Dog Cycle Works KTM 950 990 Adventure Super Enduro SE skid plate bash plate

    I like the 2 into 1, wonder if it works for a bike that is ridden normally (read 'limp wristed') and not thrashed?

    If it doesn't work, at least it ticks the 'mine is tricker than yours' box. Then you go & buy a second can and revert to a twin system???

    And they are shortly offering an aux fuel tank for the space on the left. Needs v wants.
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  6. Bronx

    Bronx Bronx

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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    taken last week...
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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    the reverse angle...
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  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Early morning cross country test...
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  10. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    Got home yesterday from our Simpson trip... had a cracker time...

    950 in the Sand - what a blast

    46.5ltrs of fuel from Mt Dare to Birdsville on the French line..

    ride report follow...
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  11. Mr Ogmore

    Mr Ogmore no u

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    awesome stuff, lookin forward to it:clap:clap:clap
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  12. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Spelt with 2 ffs Super Moderator

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    Been having a little play in the garage.. :wink:

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    Headstem bearings needed repacking and showed signs of water damage after dropping it in a creek.. :bluduh

    Good news was that I was able to reassemble it slightly differently and added this.. :clap

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    Very happy with the way it feels and now need to start saving again and put one on the Adventure.. :wink:
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  13. dogsbody

    dogsbody Occasionally lucid

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    20mm offset, soft mount bars, Nev?
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  14. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Spelt with 2 ffs Super Moderator

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    G`day there Tony..

    Yes mate, 20 mm offset with soft mounts.. All fitted up pretty well although I had to add a few spacers to get the steering lock to work.. Went for a quick ride today and makes quite a bit of difference compared to normal.. Before the tyres would follow any imperfection but now it feels quite solid and gives me some confidence that it will keep heading in the direction that I want it to.. Well worth the money.. :clap

    How did you go with the installation on your bike and can you feel any differences??


    ( Love your ride report too mate, always checking first thing to see if there has been any updates.. Great work.. :thumb )
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  15. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    again, nev, beware the fiddle factor :thumb

    its a double edged sword, the 20mm offset helps it to turn quicker but the damper slows it down a tad so to speak... but you'll enjoy it.

    nice choice.
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  16. dogsbody

    dogsbody Occasionally lucid

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    The SE is looking even sweeter now. :evil

    Yeah, I had the same issue with the steering lock as well. Just needed a couple of washers to space it down a bit so the lock pin didn't hit the edge of its hole.

    The only other problem we had was that we needed to trim a few mils off the base of the stationary pin to get it to sit further down in its holder post as the reaction arm (pivoting arm) was binding on the bottom of where the flats are ground onto the pin. This was accentuated when the bars were fully tightened onto the rubber mounts bringing the whole lot down closer to the post mount for the pin.
    But no real drama. Just needed to pay attention to the detail.

    The 20 mm offset makes it a lot easier to tip into corners on the bitumen. It feels a whole lot sportier now!
    Dirt report coming up after the OCR.....

    Got the 908s on today........(this is serious, mum!) :wink:

    Cheers,
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  17. 1WD

    1WD KTM Tragic

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    Must be the day for it! I just pulled my triple apart tonight too.. my bearings were totally shagged. Bearing shopping tomorrow. Yay!

    One problem I did have though was I couldn't get one of the allen bolts out clamping the lower end of the left hand fork, so it stayed in. Bastard thing...
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  18. dogsbody

    dogsbody Occasionally lucid

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    Those bolts (socket head cap screws) just love to grip the anodized alloy clamp. Gotta be patient here....

    Apply CRC to the thread where possible and then get a steel punch that fits inside of the socket head (where the allen key fits). Gently tap this with a steel hammer to shock the threads and help the CRC to work its way in.
    Let it sit for as long as you can be patient, tapping it occasionally as described.

    Usually if left long enough it will be able to be undone. (overnight won't hurt)

    I think the Emig specs for this are only 15 ft/lbs.

    Be careful that the bolt doesn't strip some of the thread out on the way out.


    Cheers,
    Tony
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  19. 1WD

    1WD KTM Tragic

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    Cheers Tony - I'll head out to the shed now and give it a squirt and a tap. I tried some Tri-flow (sp). But to no avail.
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  20. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Spelt with 2 ffs Super Moderator

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    You didn`t get much life out of those bearings 1WD.. How many ks has the bike done and what do you think caused the premature end??