What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    I nearly turned myself into a bus mascot yesterday. Blind corner, lovely corner actually and I was enjoying it.... until a pair of buses appeared. I had to stand the bike up... brake hard and fast and spear off to the side, all within a few metres. Pure instinct and very very fucking close call..... inches... at speed. I've written 1,000 lines overnight.... I will not enjoy blind corners, I will only enjoy open corners....
  2. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Installed a high fender, second brake line, rerouted some wiring infront of the upper triple, adjusted my new chain slack, bled my front brakes and took it for a spin. Of course that all took way longer then it should've :bluduh.

    Gotta re-bleed my brakes (didn't have quite the stopping power of normal), adjust my bar position, and figure out what's up with the toasted rubber smell that lingered a bit after the ride. It was my first ride on new tires and new UHD tubes so maybe that has something to do with it. :confused

    Superplush suspension is awesome! Though the stiffer springs make the bike really really tall for my short ass legs. :lol3
  3. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    I rode a 150 scooter for a few days in heavy traffic in Saigon (when we went back to visit my wife's family)... that road is mellow in comparison. Direction of travel and signals are all more suggestions than rules :lol3

    Passing the trucks and buses on the left rut of the road? Looked fun!
  4. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    I think scooter/motorcycle accidents are still the #1 killer in Vietnam. Yeah... stay alive and only play on the open corners! :evil
  5. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I got my compact air horn installed. No pics. I had to drop from 2 spare tubes to one in order to fit it in the fairing. I used the HOW instructions as a guide.
    That horn really gets your attention.
  6. bluesurf

    bluesurf en dos ruedas

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    Installed a locking license plate box and a set of hyperlites. Also shown in this picture is the fabbed Givi mount to BDCW top rack setup...basically two 10" mending plates from H-D with associated washer/nyloc nuts, etc. It's rock-solid and removes/installs in ~5 minutes.

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  7. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Went for a 4 hour shoping to the hardware stores, to find proper plugs for the EPC and the SAS removal:))
  8. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    What horn did you go with?
  9. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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  10. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Added a remote MODE switch... got the sweet waterproof switch and boot from Paul at Highway Dirt Bikes here in Erie, Colorado! Thanks Paul!

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  11. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Forks and front tire on. Almost all done.
  12. rinho

    rinho Rinho FĂ©roce

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    Underseat extra box

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    Rear shock taken apart, all the dimensions are ok with the wheel being up at the maximum (and pretty forward, because of the 17x45 gear and brand new chain) ...
    But with a trail Attack... I'll see if it's ok
  13. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I finally got around to putting on a sidestand bracket, Weld86.

    I did the get-those-damned-bolts-out-of-my-engine mod.

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    A 3/4" countersink is not quite big enough to get a 10mm screw to fit flush, but that is just as well, because I didn't want to get any closer to the edge of the bracket. I just made the screwhead a a few thousandths smaller to let it drop down into the smaller hole.

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    The mod seems to work very well. I rocked the bike back and forth on the sidestand while holding my fingers on the bracket and the engine case, and felt no flexing.

    Another thing I had worried about turned out to not be a problem: I had thought that moving the stand that 1/4" might make the bike stand up straighter, but it actually seems to lean over a little farther.

    At least my case that is good, because more often than not my bike seemed at risk of falling over because of too little lean.

    I have an early bike, so I did have to grind the web on the frame, but other than that the fit was perfect.

    All buttoned up.

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  14. Remmie

    Remmie Adventurer

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    Mounted my flashers and some extra lights under my SE Rally kit

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    Remmie :ricky
  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Nice :thumb
  16. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    Can you share more pics of your fairing, like from the side and cockpit views?

    Thanks!

    ktm950se
  17. Bannisdale

    Bannisdale ....snowing now!

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    Would you be willing to make an electronic or paper template of your storage box so others could copy your hard work?!

    I think this is a great solution to utilise all that wasted space.:clap

    Cheers

    Tim
  18. henryroten

    henryroten Been here awhile

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    I went to HWD but can't find a 'mode' switch. Which one did you use?
  19. Remmie

    Remmie Adventurer

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    This is the latest status.
    Almost ready, still some small thing to do.
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    And with working tachometer.
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    And with working tachometer.

    Remmie :ricky
  20. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    Check out all those buttons on the left side! What do all those do?