What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Well...waiting for Super Plush to deliver I have time to take care of all sorts of things...installed CJDs .5mm oil jet and found my clutch slave 'backer' plate is cracked....CJ has one of those as well - cha-ching....the main mission was the swing arm slider plate...my dealer closed so I'm my own mechanic and rather enjoy it :lol3 space is at a premium...
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    Not bad I guess after 30K miles...atleast I get to clean places that have never been :rofl
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  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Good on ya David! :clap :clap

    Twin Cone gets wicked steep at the top... we'll go up there again after you've had a bit more offroad time.

    Tip: always carry some heavy duty straps with you when running hard bags.. that way if you break one off hard enough to actually snap the mount, you have a way to strap it on to get home. It sucks having to ride with one in your lap :rofl

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    p.s. try not to get your shadow in the photo next time :ksteve
  3. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    I think carrying some straps is a GREAT idea... when I saw that case laying in the trail I was thinking how much of a PITA it was gonna be sitting in my lap :lol3

    BTW... my fingertips are a bit puffy, but the pain has eased and I notice I still have fingerprints :rofl
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Darn :photog
  5. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Man, that's JUST like my first nap in the wild with this bike:

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    It just didn't look that bad but the snot just sucked 'er down! You'll note that she was careful to throw my sorry ass into the only mud puddle on the road, too...and it turned dry right past where she threw me off. Weird. Sloppy mud over shallow frozen ruts.

    Welcome to the club.

    Steve
  6. icemachines007

    icemachines007 Helpfull Hubby

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    [​IMG]Hey all, I have been an owner of some orange for a couple of years and I am gonna post some pics of the transformation of my rig. She is a 06 with 20,000kms and not too many toys so far, but that's about to change. Thanks all for the help and advice in the Orange forum.:clap
  7. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Got rid of the hot and heavy Catostrophic Converters. :1drink

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  8. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    I finished the side stand relocation installation. I got some really weird indications after the original install, bike would stop when I put weight on the side-stand and the FI light would come on. I found that I managed to pinch the cable so I did some splicing and now the bike is back to normal.
  9. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Made mine 10+ gal

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    or 12+ gal

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    as needed.
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks Craig! :freaky

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  11. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Just did my first oil change at home. Did the full job, left tank off and all that. Not too bad, all things considered. Yes, it is a PITA the pull a tank for an oil change, but I do have to say the engineers did a good job of making it relatively easy to pull and reinstall a tank. I had a lot more difficulties putting the crash bars back on.

    Also did the stud conversion for mounting the crash bars. Very easy to do and well worth the effort.

    It was almost worth pulling the tank just to get an eyeful of the frame. Damn, that thing is beautiful. :tb
  12. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Ok so for the past few weeks I have had the axle bolt stuck in the swing arm I waited until I had no choice but to attack the broken bolt. My chain was literally ready to fall off. So I stopped by the local industrial supply on the way home and picked up some new deburing bits.

    I first tried to remove to broken bolt via ratchet and then impact gun going back and forth but that did no turn out well

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    so after some choice words I broke out the heavy weapons

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    So about an hour later worth of some careful grinding the bad bolt was not more. :clap:clap

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    You may wonder I didnt opt for using a simple drill, my reasoning is that by usuing a bur bit (or several) often time i can basically erase the stuck/bad bolt chase the whole with a tap and no more work is needed, no inserts or helicoils. The remainder of the bolt, once the bad part was gone came out using a pair of pliers and a small pick by simply un-threading it. Now that the hole in the swing arm was clear I was able to chase it with a tap install the new screw, with plenty of anti scieze this time, adjust the chain to spec and we are ready to ride:freaky:freaky:freaky

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  13. BroodRooster

    BroodRooster Adventurer

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    Happened to me as well a couple of months ago. Luckily, I was able to get the bolt out of the swing arm without damaging anything. I greased it up with graphite grease to prevent it from getting stuck again :D
  14. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Installed 16t front sprockect and Adv Tank on the SE. Quick test ride (6" of snow on the ground) and everything seems ok. Going to head over to the gas station this afternoon and top it off if the snow melts some.
  15. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Changed the throttle cable & put back the needle clip to 2nd position from 3rd & calibrated the TPS (it was a little bit off).

    Man I hate to pull the carbs..

    I wanted to eliminate the SDS from the bike (sudden death syndrome), but there were no intake leaks, so If the 2nd clip & TPS (was at 0.45V with 0% throttle) doesn't cure it, then I don't know what else to do..
  16. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    Are you running 3rd clip on front & 2nd clip in the back. Hmm. Never thought about something like that. I went to 2nd on both and my 950 seems very crisp now. MPG increased too.
  17. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    I was running 3rd clip on both carbs, and reverted back to 2nd clip on both carbs now.
  18. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    :becca

    My Bad. I misread your post.
    2nd clip feels really good on my bike. :clap
  19. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Pretty simple task, started by removing 22 pounds of stuff...

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    Then installed the new Remus Y pipe...

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    Then slapped on the Ti exhust...

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    Checked the alignment...

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    Put it back together...

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    And then fired it up. Wow, this thing is much louder than the stock set-up!!! Not sure it will be overly offesive, but it is noticeable.

    Scale says it all. I got my most-accurate NASA approved scale out (I am sure it's the same one they used when they sent those men to the moon) and checked the before and after mass:

    Before 22 pounds...

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    And all of the replacement parts (7.5 pounds)...

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    The test ride up the hill was showed it wasn't that loud under power (still you could clearly hear it over the stock system) and *maybe* had a little more low-end grunt. Tough to say if it did much to the top end for normal street riding (at least that I would notice).

    Hopeffully I'll get the ESB storage box this week to put on the other side. Hopefully... :D
  20. icemachines007

    icemachines007 Helpfull Hubby

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    Got my rear sub frame and rear header pipe back from the ceramic and powder coat shop.
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