What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Will this not cause the bottoming clearance problems?
  2. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    ONLY TUBES I WILL USE :clap

    I've never had a flat with one since 1986.

  3. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    To be honest, I'm not that sure.
    I've held the front brake on and bounced the front to see what may come close.
    There's quite a bit of travel available.
    This bike is more for the unsealed road type riding with a few 4wheel drive tracks thrown in.
    The 525 will be the weapon of choice for the really rough stuff.
    Having said that, front travel clearance will be something to watch.
    Cheers.
  4. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I ask, because I have measured mine as best I could, and it seems to have little more an eighth inch to spare. And, I do bottom now and then, so I must maintain clearance.

    Please post anything you might find out- I could certainly use some reduction in height.
  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I made a thread for it :D

    :freaky
  6. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    What was your method of measurement?
    Did you tie it down to compress the forks perhaps?
    any measurements won't be accurate unless we measure the same thing the same way.
  7. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Thanks. Now stop doing stuff to your bike. Your pictures are adversely affecting my wallet. :lol3
  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Then you don't want to see what I'm upto today (and over the next few weeks/months.. I'm going to be making a bunch of very big changes) :eek1

    :D :freaky




    Today I'm making a mess:

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    Most motorcycles I've owned have "press fit" headbearings.. I real pain in the arse (you have to punch them in/out really carefully).

    Note to self: With the KTM, once you take the top nut off... be ready on the bottom as it just falls out :rofl
    (the race would still need to be pounded out).

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    ie. remove the fender and stuff first dummy :D
  9. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Darn, you're fast. I need a picture now:eek1
  10. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Lucky bastard. I've had plenty of flats with Michelin UHD tubes. Nails go through them just as easily...
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ...I can't remember.. was this the first one or the 2nd one in a 3 mile span :hide

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  12. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    I knew it was coming, you hoser! :D (I think that was the first one, when it was still novel enough to take a picture... :rofl That WAS a UHD).


    My bike is running again! :clap New fuel filters, rerouted vent hoses, ignition wire fix... Now for my first crack at Tune ECU to get this thing running optimally.
  13. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    With the front wheel off the ground, I measured from the fork seal to the bottom of the slider, then compared that measurement with the distance between the top of the fender, and the triple clamp. My suspension has 9" of travel, and the room over the fender measures 9". The slider distance measures 9 1/8".
  14. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Got the Double Take mirrors on and the Rugged Mount for the Montana 600.

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  15. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Your bike as a lot of balls! :lol3

    Very cool. :deal
  16. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Flux capacitor?

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  17. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Went for a ride with StevefrmGV and his friend Juan and a few others.

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    It was one of those rides where we went a bunch of places, had about 20 bridge crossings, a little snow (read: icy patches) in the corners, some pavement, and fantastic views. Unfortunately, most of my views were just of some of the bridges...

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    Here's Steve, getting ready to check on another fishin' hole...

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    And finally something other than a bridge (also known as a place to stop and check the soil percolation rates)...

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  18. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    2nd oil change (approx 5k since last one, odo @ 6159km), and a few anomalies:

    - engine case oil sieve screen was to big to fit from KTM replacement oil filter kit ? Cleaned/reused existing screen.
    - plenty of shavings/gunk on both magnets (of upper/lower oil drain plugs), and the oil tank oil sieve screen (cylinder)
    - 3 liters put the oil level perfectly in the middle between min and max on the dipstick !
    - checked air filter while in the 'hood, and there appears to be a deposit of some sort on the flap (?) of the forward air intake - gas ?
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    Filter's a little dirty:
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    are either of these a concern ?

    Thanks.
  19. bigkuri

    bigkuri Old-timer

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    Normal I think. Not sure why, but all Katooms I've seen have a bit of deposit. Maybe from the crankcase breather vent or something.

    Your filter needs changed :)
  20. 1WD

    1WD KTM Tragic

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    Mine's got the residue on the upper butterflies. I've never been too worried about it.

    The filter is shagged. Get yourself a UniFilter pre filter to replace the snorkel, your filters will last longer.