Curing my 950 Adv glovebox headaches with CPR "Snap Out"...

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  1. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Got to hang at the CPR fab shop and lend my bike to the design process for the 950 Adventure version of the "Snap Out" bracket. The "Snap Out" bracket is a witty devise Chris at CPR came up with that anchors the glove box all in one piece to a quick release mount (thus the "Snap Out" name... turn the Dzus fastener and SNAP that glovebox contraption mofo OUT!)

    Problem with the 950 Adventures is the ECU black box prevents the "Snap Out" bracket from fitting flush at the fuel tank mounts. Chris quickly came up with a sister bracket solution on his computer utilizing the stock KTM bracket grommets and mounting points.

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    Chris machining a sister bracket prototype to the "Snap Out" which easily relocates the 950 Adventure's ECU black box below.

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    With the new ECU relocation bracket, the "Snap Out" works with a stock 950 Adventure snorkel...

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    Or a Uni prefilter.

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    Dzus fastener installed by simply drilling into the plastic and using supplied hardware. This kit is very easy to do. In fact there was no need to remove the tanks. Just remove the tank mounting hardware and mildly lift the tank up enough to slid the "Snap Out" bracket into place. Easy Peasy.

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    I had a great time hanging out at CPR Fab. It's very humbling to see such a high level fabricator, but Chris and his wife are welcoming hosts to guests at his shop.

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    And after checking out the trick exhaust systems Chris has been creating for the LC8's I can't help myself from picturing my bike with a new two into one exhaust... along with the Rottweiler filter kit. Humm?
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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I have one of the older 950s, and I want that bracket and ECU relocater when they are available.
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  3. Zander

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    This is great. Definitely on my to do list this winter. :thumb
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    In!!!!!!!!!:freaky
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    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    Isn't the front of the seat hooking to the glove box?

    How does it do with the glovebox attached at a single point?
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    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    The only issue I had installing the snap out on my 990 is that the front straps for my tank bag need to run under it. Two little washers under the front mount bolts fixed that right up.

    Nice to see a 950 solution.

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    The most important photo...

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    I didn't even have to remove the seat, just lift up on the seat front and separate the tab from the glove box.

    This contraption is very clever. Off went my dirty prefilter in a nano.

    I'm hoping there's more stuff like this coming out of the CPR lab. Maybe a nice set of low fender riser brackets... ( wish list ).
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  10. CPRFAB

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    Changed this morning. (10/7) Thanks to DesertSurfer's time in donating his 04 950, we have a bracket for the 03-06 950 guys that comes with an extra piece that moves the ECU down about 10mm to clear the mount.

    The Snap Out also fits stock air boxes now. It clears the snorkel or pre filters nicely as shown in the pics above.

    To address the question on the seat, it really clips to the subframe, not the air-box so much and the Dzus fastener used to hold it in has been used on aircraft for decades so it will NOT come out.

    Cheers and thanks DesertSurfer for the time, bike and post.

    Cheers,
    Chris
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    sonoran Making ADV great again

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  12. CPRFAB

    CPRFAB Banned

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    I guess that why we are in the KTM parts business and not we updating. All fixed! Thank you for catching that page. All KTM Adventure lovers can take their T-20 torx bits and toss them when it comes to filter service.

    We are also working on editing "how to" videos for just about everything we make. It's allot of work so please be patient. We will get there!

    Chris
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  13. rossguzzi

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    " low fender riser brackets... ( wish list )."

    On my wish list too!
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  14. CPRFAB

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    Esplain me... Forgive my ignorance, what is that and what does it do? :ear
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    I guess they are talking about brackets to raise / add clearance to the original front wheel fender ... :dunno
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  16. zgfiredude

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    Chris, The 950 stock fender is closer to the tread of the tire than is that on the 990. Mud packs in there and rips off the 950 fender which due to the cross-over front brake line, is a BAD thing.

    I "think" that the 990 mounts are slightly different than that of the 950 (at the fork leg attachment) and therefore, a simple upgrade to the 990 front fender doesn't work.

    If you could fab up a simple spacer for the mounting points so that the 950 stock front fender could be raised up for a bit more clearance, I for one would be first to buy a set! :clap
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  17. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Yeah, there's a significant issue running the stock front fender in sticky mud. The solution for the hard-core is the high fender mod; however that comes with some significant trade offs, including extra mud in the radiator, etc, as well as the potential for a face full of mud and water spray at speed. A few have raised the stock fender enough to allow extra mud clearance while keeping the stock fender.

    Clearance at full travel must be evaluated carefully for this to work....

    SA
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  18. CPRFAB

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    What year 950's? Or all? Would this include brake lines? (which we can do)
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    I believe that all 950's are the same.

    When folks do the high fender mod, they also go to the 990 style of dual long brake lines with the double banjo at the master cylinder rather than down at the caliper (on the 950).

    The ultimate I suppose would be to also have a brake line holder/bracket for the new long right side brake line that coordinated with the stock left side mount.

    I'd buy a one stop "kit" of brake line, extension brackets, and left brake line mount.......hint, hint! :evil
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  20. DesertSurfer

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    Hey Chris,

    I've got all the specs for you. I can come by and let my bike be the guinea pig for ya. I recently did the brake conversion too so you can see what a kit would require.
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