What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. devildogg

    devildogg Been here awhile

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    THis might be a stupid question, but if all it needs is a little more air when the secondary is closed why not just drill a small hole in the current secondary's or is my assumption that it's only the air incorrect, do the oval ones smooth the airflow or ??? I removed my secondaries long ago and don't remember there being any noticeable difference
  2. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Mounted and wired (to ACC2) my new (to me) Garmin StreetPilot III, with the KTM PowerParts mount (60112092050), and the TT not-lockable SP3 bracket. $220 for all of this. (KTM mount is new, everything else is second hand)

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    Still dreaming of a 276c though:(
  3. dmn0507

    dmn0507 Been here awhile

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    Removed tanks and some other stuff, cleaned up radiator and engine before doing valve clearance check and replacing the balancer shaft oil seal.

    ...and prepared all the plumbing for the new (cheapo) fuel filter
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  4. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    front brake m/c cover screw had rounded out. Tried drilling the top off to use what was proud, with pliers, to get it out, but it came off below the top. Today Mr Postie delivered my left handed drill bits.

    This was the outcome:

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    happy bunny!!

    cheers

    Markie
  5. charlie264

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    Couldn't you get a bigger bit Markie? :D
  6. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    How do you get smaller pics using toinypic.com? I'm all ears :D

    Nothing can get me down after that little bugger spun out!!

    cheers

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  7. AdvGa

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    Markie,
    To do this you would DownSize your original picture of 1280 x 960 to a more practical size of 640 x 480 using a Picture Editor and then uploading the ReSized picture.

    Hope this helps.
  8. Slamzilla

    Slamzilla Been here awhile

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    Bought her some bling
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    Some new nipples
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    And this lovely piece. The MOTOOVERLAND rear rack!
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    Up next, the Rotopax and mount.
  9. Tdonns

    Tdonns n00b

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    New, to me bike. Put on a set of TKC's. Garage smells like new rubber yeah. :clap Performed a canisterectomy. Next week, new air filter, oil screen and filter change. Will wait for the butterfly valves from motoperformance recently mentioned, and do them at the same time. The fix described sounds like the ticket I need at constant throttle low speed trail picking. For the price and ease of installation it's worth the try.
  10. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    And that's why your name is SFKLR and not SFKTM...

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  11. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Hmmmm? I went to Motion Pro.com and they don't list KTM at all..

    They look like stock replacements. Do they fit ok?


    Edit: Went back to the site and used there search again. Found them!



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  12. EdGear

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    There have been several threads about replacing the battery cover bolts with threaded studs, to make it easier to remove and replace crash bars.

    Qwik
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=15

    Geek
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626041&highlight=stud

    Hontri
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659539

    What I noticed was that when you tighten the lock nut version of the stud, like Qwik/Geek, the battery cover becomes fixed making starting the lower tank bolts difficult. What I tried was an M8x40 SS set screw. I was able to tighten the stud using the hex socket in the shaft. Unfortunately it was too short to work with the HB spacers so I cut the heads off some long threaded SS M8 bolts. I used the lock nut method to tighten the loctited studs, then I removed the lock nuts. I used blue loctite so I would be able to remove the battery cover in the future. I let the studs set for 30 minutes. I used the spacers provided with the HB crash bars with nylocks. During the final bit of tightening I did notice the stud move. When I remove the nylocks the studs may come out, no big deal. I'd like to find 50mm M8 set screws to replace the home made studs.

    From Hontri I got the idea to drill through the lower tank, battery cover. No more wondering where that clip nut is. I used an M8x100 bolt.

    The left lower tank bolt was still a bear to start. I used a floor jack to apply upwards pressure on the lower tank to start the bolt through the battery cover. I later found another inmate had suggested this. The other inmate suggestion I used was to loosen the upper fairings. Thanks.

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  13. BoydRIDER

    BoydRIDER Been here awhile

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    Today was a first for me,

    I changed my chain and sprockets all on my loansom. I have never even taken a back wheel off before.

    Everything went really well and was not as hard as I thought it might be, until I conected the chain and relised that the supplier had sent me a chain that was about three links too long. Crap!

    Fortunatly my mate had lent me a link extractor and a rivit tool, so I just whiped a couple of links off.

    It's all good training!
  14. myerss

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    Downloaded E32 maps to the gps. It shows all the detail I have on several paper maps all in one spot. I love it.:clap
  15. deminimis

    deminimis I Eat Glue

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    Finally found some time to fab up a pair of FMF sparky adapters for my Akras on my SE. What an extraordinary pain in the ass. Wow, it's so damn quiet now and done-done.

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  16. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Inerstering : tell me more--- like who what were when & why-- I need some sparkies for my wings. Care to share your fab secerts? or better yet maybe fab up a set for sale.
  17. deminimis

    deminimis I Eat Glue

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    Not efficient : Orders sparkies off Amazon, measured dims, had a buddy ship me some metric sized alumn tube that was close to needed size from Europe, cut to size, grind/file/sand/bore until it all fit together. A smart person would just have it milled, which, I suppose, makes me an idiot.

    Here's the SA I used: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GU226O
  18. Weldit

    Weldit Been here awhile

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    quote from EDGEAR " When I remove the nylocks the studs may come out, no big deal. I'd like to find 50mm M8 set screws to replace the home made studs."

    heres an idea: take the stud and file or grind a hex or square on the top 1/4 inch
    I did this on my pick-up battery for hooking up the winch etc.
    allowed me to hook up multiple conectors - stud stayed in battery
  19. Rellik

    Rellik o-KAY!

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    I rode mine like a rented mule through the toughest, gnarliest bogs.

    I pointed it skyward and flew up the hardest, steepest, rocky washed out boulder strewn hill climbs.

    I streaked down the tightest, twistiest, prettiest gravel roads.

    I forded the swollen, deep, spring runoff gorged creeks and rivers that lace the northern Rockies.

    I grinned all day,


    I love this MONSTER!
  20. SE Steve

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