What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Those wheels look pretty nice. Did you just lace the rims up to your stock hubs?
  2. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    hi all
    brand new bike getting some extra love:lol3 putting on a set of akro's
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  3. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Jeez... don't DO that to me! Went out just now to check... nope: direction arrow is pointing the right way... whew!
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    That tread pattern fools a lot of people.

    Think of it this way. Unlike the rear tire which needs maximum traction while accelerating, the front tire needs maximum water displacement when braking.. with the pattern that direction.. as you are hard on the brakes it'll squirt the water out the sides (the stretch forces on the rubber are in the opposite direction)..


    ...or something :D
  5. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Looks great! ...and reminds me that I need foot peg extensions... Enjoy your trip.
  6. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Thanks!

    Got the new logos on today, too...

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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'm finally ready too :freaky

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    We're heading out on a 5 day 1000 mile offroad ride in NW Colorado / Utah... a ride I named the "Dinosaur Run" as I designed it so we do a loop around Dinosaur National Monument. I put the route together specifically with 9X0's in mind. There are 25 of us going total.. of which 7 of us are on LC8's. Should be a hoot! :ricky

    Ride planning thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780748
  8. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Don't forget to post a link of the ride report when you get back!
  9. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Have a great trip guys! :freaky You're going to have a blast.
  10. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    Wish I could join you guys!:freaky. If I weren't already 1200 miles from home I'd be all over it!:lol3
  11. -GUV-

    -GUV- Been here awhile

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    Mounted a 19" front wheel (Woody's) with new sticky road rubber.

    What a waiste of an adventure bike hey:rofl

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  12. roastbeef82

    roastbeef82 Adventurer

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    No, I splashed out on a set of Woodys 50/50. Silver rims are back in !!
  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Or something :rofl
  14. 75monza

    75monza Been here awhile

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    Thanks. A friend came over and we were staring at my KTM in the garage and talking about bikes and tires and I showed him my crash bars on the tanks. So I grabbed a pry bar and did just what you said. Worked out great. Thanks. That should give me enough room so that I don't wear a hole in my tank.

    I feel my KTM is a little overkill around him. He has a Honda Nighthawk 750 that he has been riding all over the western US. He decided one day to start using it as a dual sport. So he put dual sport tires on it so that he had better traction on the 4 wheeler trails and such that he wanted to explore.
  15. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Today I 'll be finishing up the mounts so that I can use my Mermites on the Gobi pannier racks.
  16. jvg

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    Before, cut original screen, custom xenon light, rarely used and not very good.
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    Be gone, old non working alarm, xenon light, old ballast, two relays, cables.
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    New Rally Raid screen (orange), some paint and stickers.
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  17. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    That looks GREAT!

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    Just installed a new RR screen as well. Need to get some pictures but so far, so good!
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    Ordered the TT HID front fairing & lights:evil