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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    Pulled the rear brake pads and rubbed them on a bit of rough cement. Have rear stopping power again... wouldn't lock up in sandy patches on the road before that.
  2. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    A thing of beauty! :thumb
  3. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I have a lot going on including-

    Fabbing up a mount for the rear rack to hold 2 1 gallon Rotopax fuel tanks (cardboard template) -

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    Installed a CJ Designs bar "cover" -

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    Things to do before Moab (next week)

    - finish making GPS/Radar detector dash mount & complete wiring
    - mount new Mefo Rear & MT-21 front tires
    - create mounts for Mermite Panniers
    - Install Black Dog Skid Plate
    - Install euro headlight
    - install rear brake lever kevlar engine protection
  4. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    How's the screen at speed?
  5. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Replaced front (16T) sprocket @ 11070 kms:

    Not overly worn, but was starting to "shark":
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    Went fairly smoothly - simply removed the rear wheel (provide chain slack, room to work), pulled the clutch slave, sprocket cover, and chain guard, unbent the retaining washer, and unscrewed the countershaft bolt.

    When re-assembling, put a little grease on the splines, and blue locktite on the threads....

    The HOW http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/chains/chains_index.html as always was immensely helpful :clap
  6. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Because it's shorter than stock, there's more wind on the helmet, but unlike the stocker, it's a nice steady push as opposed to the paint shaker machine type of buffeting I was used to. Almost no wind to speak of on the chest - that big kicker at the top makes a huge difference.
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    after a full weekend of wrenching... the 950 is ready to go :ricky

    ...now I just hope it isn't using coolant (I can smell some in the exhaust when I first start it cold) :patch

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  8. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I'm working on mine non-stop in preparation of western travels! :D
  9. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I made a GPS mount for my Garmin 276C, and I included a shelf for a radar detector -

    Back-

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    Front-

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    Mounted to the top of the dash -

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  10. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Look'n good, Hondo! :thumb
  11. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Yeah... That's sweet! :eek1
    Q~
  12. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    Made a temporary fix to the turn signal stalk:


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    Then I made it permanent:


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  13. ScorpioVI

    ScorpioVI Some people juggle geese.

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    Took her out to see the Pacific:

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    Then got her a little dirty...

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  14. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I went for a ride, and got a little bit stuck.


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  15. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Time for one of these? :D

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    <a href="http://www.adventureengineering.com/index.php/products/available-products/ez-pull" target="_new">EZ-Pull</a>
  16. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    You win....

    Just a note-the EZ pull is rated for only 500 lbs. How DID you get it out?

    S
  17. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Luckily I wasn't alone. My brother was following me. We tried lifting the rear end but the muck had a suction that wouldn't allow that. I finally let the rear wheel spin to help break the suction while the two of us pulled it over on it's side. We then drug it on it's side to a dryer spot.
  18. JustPlainDave

    JustPlainDave Tubeless Adventurer

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    Hondo, I'm just curious.....in the back of the photo between the bench vise and the left edge of the windscreen there appears to be some sort of a brown bottle shaped device. Is that one of the new parts for the trip? :D
  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Master Chief is that you? :D

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  20. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    :lol3:clap Nice one. When I first saw the pic I thought to myself, "Where have I seen that before?" and you nailed it.