now this is driving me nuts...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by inte, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    I am having a heck of a time getting a complete toolkit for the brand-new 950 S I purchased.

    The 1st toolkit was woefully lacking in peices... I was told by the dealer, That's the stock 950 toolkit..., however the fact that it contained sockets, but no t-handle or other way of using them let me to believe this wasn't the case...

    Any rate, I finally (after two months) received a new toolkit that was "warrantied". Much better ... BUT I've seen a "stock" toolkit at a local dealer that had a special tool/handle for removing the sparkplugs.

    Long story short ... is there any possible way of finding out what this thing is supposed to have in it??

    This is the new one I just received - HUGE improvement over the original one that came with the bike, but missing some peices that I've seen in others...

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  2. osteo

    osteo Motion is Life

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    can't say that I have that many tools in my kit, most of what is there looks familiar - from what you have Inte, I'm missing 2 open ended wrenches and that piece of cabling... I will double check tomorrow at lunch.

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  3. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    i dont have that stuff ether, and I dont have that larger socket or the small allen key. I do have the spark plug tools that inte is looking for. If no one beats me to it all post a pic. tomorrow.
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  4. woodsrider

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    I just checked my kit. I'm apparently missing one open end wrench. I have everything else in your picture, including the mystery cable (what the heck is that for -- a brake snake?).

    If you have a chance, please post the sizes of you open end wrenches.
    woodsy
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  5. sashapave

    sashapave riders on the strom

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    i was wondering what the snake was for too. my ducati came with one and it was to lock a helmet from under the seat.

    i haven't seen any hooks under the ktm seat, but i didn't look very well.

    -sasha
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  6. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    I'm going to start a RASH of calls to dealers around the country...

    So far, I haven't seen two toolkits that are alike ... or even remotely similar. My 1st kit was less than 1/2 of what you see in the above pic BUT had a few items that a more complete kit at a local dealer's kit didn't have :huh

    I'll check the what all I have in there later ... right off the bat I noticed there's two 14mm open-end wrenches (13/14 & 14/15) - I found out this was lacking the hard way while in Mexico a couple weeks back (possible, but tough to adjust mirrors without 2 14mms...)
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  7. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    PIC! GOOD!

    I will send the pic to the dealer with a note to the effect of "where?"

    If your (y'all) warranty is still in effect, perhaps send them the pic I posted of a (supposedly) complete kit & get it "fixed" under warranty. $15 grand & you think they'd get this right...
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  8. S Won

    S Won Been here awhile

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    You say this toolkit comes with the bike? I have a toolkit under my seat but I haven't checked it out yet. I will tomorrow though. Does all of this come in a small orange bag? My dealer told me there was a toolkit and put it under the seat. I never looked at it.

    Thanks for posting this!

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  9. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Yep ... comes with. I had several occaisons to use the kit that came with my 640 Adventure, so one of the first things I did with the 950 is make sure I had all I would need for trailside maintenance with me. I haven't had to deal with pulling the plugs on my two-month old baby yet, but my understanding is it requires a funky tool to even get at the plugs - standard wrench won't do it.

    I'd much rather find out about any "950-specific" speciality tools before they're needed in the middle of nowhere...

    ...& what gives with that weird peice of metal cable...?
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  10. tommcbride

    tommcbride Long timer

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    This is a good thread Inte!

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  11. barbasma

    barbasma 100% CAROTONE

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    the 2005 is different than 2003-2004..

    has the helmet cable...

    has the 17 key for the rear suspension...
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  13. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Hmmm..

    I don;t have the 17mm socket, or the cable, or two of the wrenches on my '05.

    Inte, you are missing three pieces as far as I can tell...
    1 - The spark plucg socket itself
    2 - Ther spark plug socket extension
    3 - The spark plug socket driver

    THis is interesting!
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  14. woodsrider

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    Make sure you got your briefcase, owners manual, parts manual and that $14,000 orange KTM ball point pen while you're at it! :rofl

    I obviously don't have the spark plug wrenches either. Thanks for bringing this up inte, it would be nice to know what tools are in the "complete set" (if such a set indeed exists....). :huh
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  15. Reformed DucFlogger

    Reformed DucFlogger Inventor Of The Wheel Mk2

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    ...tool kits, be they for 640s or 950s appear to be assembled at random. Then once, I suspect, you get dealers stealing from Peter once Paul discovers he's missing tools, the problem only gets worse.

    Given that most bike tool kits are crap, I've just accepted the fact that $14K doens't get you a tool kit and built my own. The biggest pain in the ass is the fact that most seem to lack wrenches for the differently-sized rear and front axle nuts. Ever try to find a 32mm box-end wrench for the front axle?
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  16. -r0b h.-

    -r0b h.- Been here awhile

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    I received the orange bag of tools as well but haven't bothered to check them out. However, I do have an impression/cut-out under the seat for what appears to be a place to hold some sort wrench-type tool but there is nothing in it.

    Anyone have any idea what it is?
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  17. Greg Minor

    Greg Minor The Trespasser

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    You will also need a tool to remove the front axel I got mine from Tourtech. A piece of plastic pvc the same size as the axel and about 4 inches long will work to
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  18. YOGOI

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    Here is my kit (bottle opener is in use)

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    The three spark plug tools all connect for use.
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    I have used every one of the tools, and you can pretty much take the bike apart on the side of the road with it. (I've done it twice)

    My wrenches are 13/10, 10/8
    The sockets are 10, 8, 6
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  19. YOGOI

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    Im guesting the small allen key takes the windshild off. (That would have been usefull becouse when my fuel pump went out and my friend came to get me with his inclosed trailer I had to take the windshild of to fit and I didnt have a allen key to do so).

    Does the big socket fit the Rear Compression damping adjuster. (That would be nice).
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  20. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Look at the 3rd tool from the left in the upper-corner. Looks like a bar. It's the extension handle for the two box-end (axle) wrenches.

    This extension handle fits in the groove you mentioned.
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