Finally Got Mine !

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Schmittenhymer, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    704
    Location:
    Kagawong, Ontario
    2010 Adventure R.
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  2. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    Kagawong, Ontario
    No manual came with it, any idea where I can get one?
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  3. Leodis41

    Leodis41 I wanna Orange one!!

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    Location:
    Leeds - UK.
  4. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    970
    Location:
    Manchester...but from Rome!
    Welcome...
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  5. Grizzwald

    Grizzwald Adventurer

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    Location:
    Rosseau
    Congratulations
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  6. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    704
    Location:
    Kagawong, Ontario
    Thanx!

    Now snow, pleeeeaaase go away!
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  7. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Mill Valley, CA
    Man cave.:rofl:rofl:freaky
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  8. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    Santa Clara
    Nice bike, same year as mine. Let the farkling begin :thumb

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  9. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    Location:
    Kagawong, Ontario
    Nice ride!

    Yes, its farkle time. I'm going to start with the important things first: kickstand re-locator and a skid plate.

    Recommendations?
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  10. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I have a Black Dog Cycle Works relocator. Works well. I also like the CJDesigns approach of moving the entire sidestand back and away from the engine. Whatever you do, just get the sidestand off of the engine.

    I bought a Weld86 bash plate from CJDesigns. Good price and I like it a lot. The BDCWs unit also looks good. I've seen some people bend their BDCW unit, but I think you can bend anything with a 500 pound dirt bike. :lol3 Some people are buying the Slavens unit now: http://www.slavensracing.com/shop/skid-plates-for-ktm-690-enduro950990-adventure I have no experience. I bought the Weld86 because it looked pretty indestructible.
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  11. SLIV3R

    SLIV3R Adventurer

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    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Skid plate is a very good idea the standard one is like tinfoil just get somthing that will protect the clutch cover as well.
    A decent set of crash bars mine definately saved me a decent amount on paint work.
    And remove the little rubber bits from the foot pegs much better grip in wet conditions.


    Otherwise congrats on the awesome bike :D
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  12. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    OK, I've downloaded the manual and I still can not find the air filter???

    Where did they hide it?
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  13. KTM 950S

    KTM 950S Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Greece....
    Congratulation for the perfect bike :D
    about the filter...remove the seat and the small box between the tanks and u will see it...(sorry for my english,hope understand where is it)
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  14. Deviant666

    Deviant666 Present

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    Stock skid plate is fine for mild offroading/adventure riding...I made mine from carbon fiber and kevlar and it's more lightweight than aftermarket aluminum ones, plus it's MINE...Here's what I did to it today after trying to climb 4 very high consecutive steps that I've climbed in the past (when I was 25lbs lighter)...a black spray can and maybe some raisin will bring it back to old shine status...(maybe add 1 leaf of C/F)...

    http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums...5d466cb7e70e6ac017a5c19aec7ba_zps1b4ba66c.jpg
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  15. boulder

    boulder jersey boy

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    sydney berowra waters
    Under the seat inside the black box
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  16. what car??

    what car?? down the road

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    I have a Black Dog Cycle Works relocator. Works well. I also like the CJDesigns approach of moving the entire sidestand back and away from the engine. Whatever you do, just get the sidestand off of the engine.

    The only one that does "'get the sidestand off of the engine'" IS CJ Designs. Great piece of work!! Works great on my bike no issues with it. BDCW skid plate is on my bike and works great! I'm sure others work adequately also...

    Oh, and congrats on a great bike!!!
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