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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
A thing of beauty!
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) -
Installed a CJ Designs bar "cover" -
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
How's the screen at speed?
Replaced front (16T) sprocket @ 11070 kms:
Not overly worn, but was starting to "shark":
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
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.
after a full weekend of wrenching... the 950 is ready to go
...now I just hope it isn't using coolant (I can smell some in the exhaust when I first start it cold)
I'm working on mine non-stop in preparation of western travels!
I made a GPS mount for my Garmin 276C, and I included a shelf for a radar detector -
Mounted to the top of the dash -
Look'n good, Hondo!
Yeah... That's sweet! :eek1
Made a temporary fix to the turn signal stalk:
Then I made it permanent:
Took her out to see the Pacific:
Then got her a little dirty...
I went for a ride, and got a little bit stuck.
Time for one of these?
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<a href="http://www.adventureengineering.com/index.php/products/available-products/ez-pull" target="_new">EZ-Pull</a>
Just a note-the EZ pull is rated for only 500 lbs. How DID you get it out?
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.
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?
Master Chief is that you?
Nice one. When I first saw the pic I thought to myself, "Where have I seen that before?" and you nailed it.
I have looked for the answer but couldn't find it.... What ended up being the issue with the bearings?