Back in Black

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

  1. Tijuana_Taxi

    Tijuana_Taxi Been here awhile

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    I'm guessing you have sourced some carbon side panels from somewhere? :ear
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  2. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Now you really need to add the 2x10 liter reartanks. Then you do not have to stop at all. You can retire riding.

    :D
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  3. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    :augie

    They should be here sometime next week. :D

    Euroheadlight & switch should be here Friday.

    this weekend we are doing a "Freezing our Buttes Off" ride up to the Pawnee Buttes in the Pawnee National Grasslands.
    It is an overnight winter-camping ride and unfortunately the weather is wanting to make us suffer; the low is supposed to be 4 degrees (i.e. -15 degrees celcius) with the high temp still below freezing. :huh

    So I need to have the bike together by Saturday morning so I can go freeze my arse off. :ricky
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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Has anyone had one of the KTM heated grips go bad?

    My left grip has stopped working. I checked the wiring and it is all still connected. I guess my next step is to cut the entire wire off at the grip and re-wire it with different wire as there has to be a break in it somewhere :dunno
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  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    From what I understand some people have made spacers & ran the crash bars. I'm going to be doing something different but I can't talk about it yet :D

    :freaky
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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks DeBandi :freaky

    Is it possible to get your state oval stickers in negative? i.e. white lettering on black stickers?
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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I *think* I get what you are saying (and I appreciate the input helping me learn from your trial and error).
    You don't have any photos of your plumbing job do you?
    :freaky
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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    That's a great idea. If mine leaks at all I'll remove it and dremel the plate down a bit so that the gasket squishes before the metal to metal contact occurs
    :freaky

    Have you had any other leaking issues?
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  10. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Have a volt/ohm meter? Check the resistance on the grip. You'll have to separate the grip wiring from the switch before checking so you don't pick up the resistance from the good grip. Check at the switch end of the wire as well as right where the wires come out of the grip. If you get an open reading at the switch end of the wires but resistance at the grip, the grip is good but the wiring is bad. If open reading both locations, the grip is bad.

    Dave
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  11. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Loving this thread, Geek!:clap:clap:clap

    Can you tell us what fairing this is you're using and where to find one?

    [​IMG]

    Thanx.:bow
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  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks Dave :freaky

    That is pretty much my plan the only real issue is accessing the wire where it enters these molded KTM grips.. they are sealed up pretty well. No worries; I'll skin 'em and then "liquid electrical tape" 'em.
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  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Are you referring to my windscreen?

    If so.. it is made by Ganshert here on ADV - his company is SGMoto. It is a GREAT solution that will be available later this spring.


    Here's a photo (or two or three) from different angles :D :freaky

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  14. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    I've been looking at this photo now in several threads for the past week or so... Like others, I am interested in this type of windscreen. Since it is not see-through, I wonder why someone doesn't install a lip (or lips) along the inside edges so that folks could install buttons/toggles/farkles/etc. on the back side of the windscreen itself? Now that you're going to lose the upper parts of your fairings, it looks like you're going to lose a few switches, too. A lip or two behind the windscreen (maybe with a hollow channel down the back side to route a wire or two) may be a nifty spot to mount a switch. Thoughts?
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  15. ten_fiver

    ten_fiver Long timer

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    Not a bad idea. The only problem I see is removing the screen later. Maybe you could wire up your switches etc with some kind of quick-connects. I like the idea though
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  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'm now officially looking forward to the "freezing our buttes off" ride this saturday.

    The forecast hasn't improved at all but I picked up 3000 btus of tent-happiness when it is -15 celcius. :D

    [​IMG]

    Now I just have to put the bike back together.
    I was lazy and pulled the radiator to make my front cylinder access easier for the valve check. Now I get to pay for it in trying to burp the cooling system again :patch

    [​IMG]
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  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I don't see why you couldn't do this. Heck, spray the inside of a stock screen black and have at it - its not like you ever look through the thing.

    Here's a bigger photo of the area
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  18. jay71

    jay71 Farklin' Poser

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    I think I saw a set of those fancy silcone coolant hoses at Faye Meyers the other day- if you were thinking about changing over while you have the coolant out.
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  19. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Thanks for the tip

    Carbon fiber in the works....:clap
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  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Has anyone else had a KTM brand heated grip fail?

    I figured it was the wiring and cut the wires off at the base and rewired the entire thing.. but no luck. The grip itself is bad (I have electricity right up to the grip).

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