Turn your KTM950 into AWD in 3,4,5,??? easy steps

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by cjracer, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Jealous of you guys getting a chance to ride the 2wd beast and way to throw that super enduro around.
  2. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    A little front wheel Roost action.
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  3. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Very nice pics CJ. They look advertisement quality - any announcements coming up re the 2WD???

    Hijack - I know u did a better basket but have u considered a booster? The OEM part is sub par for a bike this size compared to the LC4 part and the rallye
  4. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I've been working on finishing some stuff for it's little cousin.

    Larger 4 gallon tank for AWD 450 DS
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    Working on these little bikes is Odd. I'm use to my big KTM, Seem so roomy. 450s sure are a tight fit.
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    More info on this bike build here : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20005979&postcount=161

    And here : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20006131&postcount=162
  5. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Nice. Very nice. I was just reading about the christini 450 in a mag over here. Very positive write up:ear
  6. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Had some dyno time with the 450 DS last weekend. 44 HP. (FCR carb and pipe)

    One of the Honda 450R we had run was about 50 HP, not so far off considering this is a 450 X based engine with smaller valves and lower compression for longer life.


    Anyone want to test out the AWD 950 or AWD 450 this Sat? :ear

    8-Noon Nov 10, We have a few time slots left. Email me if interested.

    We're working testing setup while it's warm before we set it up for the ICE this winter.

    AWD 950 Demo ride-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h_-Q9F_EXY
  7. Apple Jam

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    Duh, yeah.... :nod

    but yer soooo faaaar awaaaaay :cry
  8. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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  9. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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  10. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Hey CJ.

    It's great to see the work you are doing.
    Keep doing cool stuff.

    See you next season...

    Q~
  11. 2trally

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    I wonder how difficult stuffing a KTM 690 engine into the 450 DS would be. If it would fit would it be easier to do than modifying the 690 to have AWD? Seems like the steering head and gearbox was a huge job on the 950. But then to fit the 690 in the DS chassis would probably require gearbox modification anyway. Its kind of hard sitting here with neither bike for reference. Its all just speculation... I should probably just get a 450 DS and farkle it out.
  12. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I feel sticking with the 690 frame and configuration would be easier than doing an engine swap and then an AWD add on.

    You have to remember, this was the First AWD kit I added to a bike. Once I had the fixtures and jigs and new parts designed and made it went smooth. Just would need to figure it out for a new bike.:evil
  13. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Testing tank size...

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  14. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh

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    14.3 gal! :deal

    When will these be on sale? :evil
  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Special order only. $$$$. Email me if serious. :D
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    If I buy a set do I get a discount on the front wheel drive? :D

    :freaky
  17. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    14.3 gal per side? :eek1

    28.6 gal onboard, 1000 miles nonstop! :lol3

    (oh wait, maybe that's with balance tube between tanks...??)
  18. 2trally

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    I took a harder look at the frames of both and came to the same conclusion. It would be a shame not to use that nice chromoly trellis beauty anyways.

    Have you ever thought about taking on an intern?:y0!
  19. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Sure, Email or call me. We'll talk. :ear
  20. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    I just found this thread today. It's a real bummer since I was only an hour or two away from Mukwonago on the 10th. Amazing work on this build.

    Have you ever taken the rear wheel drive chain off just to see what a front wheel drive bike feels like?