Back in Black

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Geek, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

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    Another option on the brake line to to convert to the 990S style line. It will work great with your high fender set up and is a very clean install that cleans up the brake line routing.

    When CJ gets around to making a caliper relocator bracket so I can run a single 320mm disc, I will have an extra 990S dual brake line.

    I guess if you go with a left brake line you will need to find a 2004 line since that was a 265 front travel bike.
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    From what I understand.. wait times may be going away! :evil

    More details to come. :freaky
  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Hmmm.. have any pics?

    I thought about moving the double banjo to the right caliper and then going up and over the high fender with the left line to the left caliper (kind of he opposite of how the bike came stock... but using two full length lines instead of that shorty line).

    :freaky
  4. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

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    I kept my low fender when I did my brake line conversion but it will work the same with the high fender. I have an aux light bracket that will not work with a high fender. I will try and post a picture tonight.
  5. Tijuana_Taxi

    Tijuana_Taxi Been here awhile

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    Orangecicle switched to the 990S style here includes a list of parts

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763632
  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ...we have a roller... wow it is tall. I'm 6 foot and when I stand beside it with the bike straight up and down, the tip of the handle bar hits me right in the nipples.

    (I just wanted to type nipples)

    <img src="http://img.tapatalk.com/32869791-bc24-41fd.jpg" width=500>


    I'm still trying to decide where to install the 3 step ladder... :huh
  7. Narsisco Lopez

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    I wonder if Sidi makes boots with 5" soles? :evil
  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I just had to quote this pic,
    ....just because it's a crappy picture from Geek.
    I'm not used to that....:rofl
  9. Narsisco Lopez

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    He just had Lasik on Friday; his eyes must not be back to normal yet... give him a break :lol3
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    :photog :patch

    I was too lazy to go in the house and get a better camera so I used my phone and tapatalk :D
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Fixing "little annoyances"...

    My center stand has been a little too tight.. so I spread it a bit to give the swingarm a little more clearance
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    of course... now that I finally got around to doing that... the thing is waaaaaay too short and is going to have to be replaced
    (with both wheels on the ground the center stand has air under it :rofl )

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    My bike has had a small weep on the left side for a couple of years... just enough to make a mess.. not enough that I've bothered to fix it. I've been assuming (hoping?) that it is the o-ring behind the oil pressure switch...

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    Since there is no oil in the bike and the side stand is off.. no better time than the present to change it
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    Fingers crossed this fixes it. :lurk
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    adv db is screwing up :scratch
  13. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    That's the neutral switch there, actually bud... :thumb

    Oil pressure switch is up in the trough of the V, on the back of the front cylinder I believe. Do yourself a favor and pull the little spring out of the contact on the switch and stretch it now while you have it apart. Ensure your neutral light keeps on tickin...
  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hi Geek, what's with the silver subframe ? :rofl

    Same issue on my bike, neutral sensor has been weeping for a couple of years. I replaced the oring last fall and it still weeps. I now consider it a chain lube device.

    Glad to see your big twin being put back together,i've been missing the HDR photos of Colorado :thumb
  15. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    I never use mine because it is a pain to get it up. Maybe one a tad shorter would do the trick?
    What is the height difference Geek?
  16. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    :rofl
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Read what I mean... not what I say :flip

    Thanks Daniel :D :freaky
  18. commander51

    commander51 Been here awhile

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    If you need the taller center stand and side stand pm me, I've got both, they came with my bike when I bought it from previous owner who planned to raise his to the s specs. They are in the bags with ktm part #s let me know if you are interested.
  19. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    I did the swap on my 05.5 with an 04 'S', so I think it was the 265mm. We swapped the forks, shock, front brake lines, sidestand and centerstand. Easy swap, only took a few hours. So to answer your question, speedo cable was fine.

    I think my seat hight is about 39 inches on the ground now before I get on it. You will love the ride:deal

    Enjoying the thread, keep up the great work!
  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The brown truck just dropped of one of CJDesigns new Expedition Storage Boxes :clap :clap


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    ...mounting couldn't be easier.. it uses the bike's stock exhaust mounting locations

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    I know you gents like lots of pics.. so I'll post up a bunch of photos from different angles here in a minute... :freaky

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