My KTM 950 Story....lots of pics!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Pyndon, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    Dude awesome techie report and well done, hope you have many happy smilling miles after all that hard work :clap :clap
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  2. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    So Maverick,

    You considering getting rid of the sidecar gig and getting a Katoom now?

    :ear:rofl:freaky
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  3. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    No way José :D Might be tempted to swap the Africa Twin for one though :evil
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  4. KTMoto

    KTMoto Adventurer

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    What were your final carb settings? I am trying to sort mine out now, and I thought I would try your settings. Did you use a jet kit?
    Thanks for the great information.
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  5. C-Dub

    C-Dub Clean Air Hog

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  6. Pyndon

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    KTM Moto.

    Carburettor settings vary so much depending on location, altitude, humidity, temperature etc etc. They also vary from bike to bike (very slightly) SO......It is almost impossible to think that you can take somebody elses settings and it will be right. I am firm believer of setting bikes up properly using a Dyno, however, I have done this so many times in my racing years that I know roughly what to feel for and what to do to put it right. It will be close but I guarantee you I will be changing something to get it even better on paper when I put it on the dyno. I also set it a little rich before going to the dyno, just to be on the safe side. Sorry to shatter your hopes of a good setup. Once I have been to the dyno I will post figures and settings along with location, altitude, temperature and humidty etc. Watch this space!

    C-Dub.

    Thanks for the Info, I actually went searching last night about it and found the stuff. Man, I would love to go but need to find somewhere nearby that has rooms available. Red Lion booked up! Also, it's 1660 miles for me to get there, so if anybody is going from Texas or knows of anybody going from Texas and wants to ride with (or drive with), let me know.

    Regards,

    Lyndon
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  7. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    I loved this post. Great job.
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  8. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Pyndon, beautifull job!!

    There is nothing like getting to know your bike from the inside out :nod :thumb
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  9. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Great post Pyndon,

    that was a very interesting, detailed report, thanks for posting so much good information.

    Luc
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  10. Pyndon

    Pyndon Long timer

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    200 miles.....and lovin' it!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    The note on the gate needs to be changed to "No crazy KTM riders on slopes" :ricky :lol3

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    Hope to see some of you at the Buckaroo Desert Rally in August,

    Best Regards,

    Pyn
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  11. C-Dub

    C-Dub Clean Air Hog

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    Man, that is a long haul, well good luck, by the way I could probably share my room, I'm solo so far.
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  12. Terlingua

    Terlingua Terlingua

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    Pyndan I just though I'd tell you about the 950's. I bought one saturday and road it home 180 mile in the dang rain. Taking it easy and braking it in and geting use to it. Next day took it all a part and pulled all the epa stuff off and set the carbs, set the suspension to the book. Got every thing close and thin tune it to me. I have about 350 on it since saturday and about twenty of it off road, about ten dirt roads and the other ten trails. On the dirt roads this thing was mother beautiful, on the tails if it was hard pack it did all right, sand well it will get yu there. Wet sand pertty good and then there mud:turkish and this is about what that turn in to the stock front tire just ball up and quit. The back tire on the other hand did about as good as a 3/4 wore out nob. I did all most all the trail on it and road it 140 mile up and back to get there. Well thats about 95% good in my book. Now its not near a fun as a dirt bike. But I'll get to ride it a lot more and if I can keep my DL with this bad boy it will be a wonder. You know I think I seen you were in dallas. I'm down on the coast but every year I go out to terlingua in big bind out in west texas and ride dirt bikes for a week are so.
    Will I've made freinds from all over and they come out at drifent times and ride with me out there. Well this year some guy I know and I are talking about riding all the way out there and back and taking ever back road we can find and camping all the way. If you thank you might like something like this let me know and we'll go from there.
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  13. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Outstanding report. Where do you get that way cool green hose for your vents?
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  14. RedRupert

    RedRupert Brit in the Soviet Union

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    Hi Pyn:

    Is the leading edge of your tank painted black, or is it something else? And what about the botton of the tank, at the sides - is that black plasic protector (off a 990 ADV) or some other make?

    Thanks for the report on your rebuild.

    Regards

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  15. Pyndon

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    The leading edge of the fairing and the lower parts of the tanks are eprotected by Carbon Fibre (not plastic and not black paint!). They are custom gaurds that are formed and bonded in place. Also, the lower two fairing bolts are utilised to further secure the tank gaurds in place.

    I have no idea where you could buy something similar, never seen anybody offering something of such quality.

    Pyn
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  16. Pyndon

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    The leading edge of the fairing and the lower parts of the tanks are eprotected by Carbon Fibre (not plastic and not black paint!). They are custom gaurds that are formed and bonded in place. Also, the lower two fairing bolts are utilised to further secure the tank gaurds in place.

    I have no idea where you could buy something similar, never seen anybody offering something of such quality.

    Pyn
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  17. C-Dub

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    Those really are sweet! I hope someone chimes in with who makes those.....I want a set!
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  18. cpmodem

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    Here's where most of us on this forum have gotten ours:
    http://tinyurl.com/q63fn
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  19. C-Dub

    C-Dub Clean Air Hog

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    I checked the Workshop and it appears the only guards they have cover the lower portion of the tanks. The ones on Pinion's bike cover the front of the tanks up to the fairings and act as rock guards and look cool too.
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  20. cpmodem

    cpmodem Orange Caveman

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    That lower portion that the ADV Workshop guards cover IS the tank. The plastic part that the photo in this thread has a guard on, is the fairing (no gas inside). But, of course you knew that :D
    -cp