What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Dirty Dharma Bum

    Dirty Dharma Bum worlds slowest rider

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    just finished loading up my trusty steed for the 600 mile bomb run out to the Overland Expo tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to the ride out or the ride back but in between is going to be great. I wish Renazco could have moved me up a month for my seat build because i foresee some serious baboon arse about this time tomorrow but of course it will be nothing a few beers cannot solve.
    After the expo i'm headed to Sedona, Flagstaff etc and where ever the wind takes me. I need this ride, my head is going to pop and the big ADV is an anti head popping machine. Cheaper and more fun than a therapist but far more addictive to anti anxiety medicine.:1drink
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  2. Flameout

    Flameout Been here awhile

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    Hauled her 750 miles home (she's new) and stuck her in the garage...she's been whining every since I shut the door...waiting for some nice weather to get her out.
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  3. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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    Put my new (to me) 19"/17" wheels on.

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  4. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    The ups man came by today :clap
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    The wife asked if we all do that.

    What?

    #@$* around with our bikes all the time.

    Pretty much, yes.:lol3
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  5. Dust Rider

    Dust Rider Cuttin dust with the Dutch

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    I put the crash bars back on, after slacking from SAS removal last week.
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  6. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    :poser

    My wife just knows the answer to that question but my neighbours think I'm crazy.
    2 new bikes and all I do is work on them. Everytime they come outside, I'm working on one of them.
    They just look and say, 'Oh, those bikes seems to take a lot of work" and give that shy sort of laugh / giggle of those ignorant to our passion :D
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  7. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    Shortly after I got home, from beating the 300 (XC-W) all day, I found that my CJ Designs rack had arrived. Goodness!...I just paid for the thing on Monday!

    Anyhow, I wasted no time installing it...

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  8. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    :D I went out and got mine all dirty. Does that count?:D
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  9. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Found the oil leak :huh

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  10. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    At least its not an Expensive fix.
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  11. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    Drove it to work today! :evil

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  12. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    Thats not a "leak", thats just a bit of sweating. :D
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  13. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    :bluduh Yeah yeah yeah. It looked worse when I first spotted it with a bit of oil pooling under the bike, what is it about me that always fears the worst? :scratch

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  14. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I posted in DeeGee's thread but....started looking for my own oil leak...
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    Found this...
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    I thought, oh great, shifter seal...cleaned it up, checked for play....there was a 'touch' nothing serious...could that be it? Gonna go for a ride and see if new oil flows from that area....:bluduh
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    Warranty is up next month.....
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  15. brewer90

    brewer90 Been here awhile

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    Today I removed the stock racks and installed some Happy Trail racks and mounted my old panniers. I like the HTs better than the Gobis since they hold more and aren't as wide. Tomorrow I whack a couple inches off my kickstand and bust out the welder to make a homegrown adjustable version. My bike is sitting way too upright right now when on the sidestand.
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  16. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Got my new Zumo 550 set up on a Touratech mount and wired into ACC1. Also wired in an additional 12v plug while I was at it.

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  17. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    DeeGee, assomeone else mentioned this in the other thread, but it definitely looks like the rubber hose is pulling away from the valve on the oil tank there.

    It could be sucking air or all sorts of shite into the oil line. You should be able to just pull that rubber hose off, ditch the metal clip, clean it up and secure it with a jubilee clip.

    You won't lose any oil because there's a valve in the fitting the hose is attached to.
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  18. SDS

    SDS introverted excavator

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    Yesterday I rode mine 35 miles till the Mikuni vacuum pump died. Last night I put the stock fuel pump back on and got the bike running again. Today I rode 90 miles before the clutch slave gave it up, then I nursed it 90 miles back home and getting real nervous when approaching stop signs LOL. This afternoon I'll be ordering a Facet and an Evo.
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  19. ElRod

    ElRod Been here awhile

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    Took the center stand off to clean and lube. It snaps back into position on its own now.

    Last week replaced the rear OEM Scorpion with a new one. I thought I was going to bend the rim or break an iron until I realized I was making a rookie mistake not placing the bead in the rims well.....Dumb Ass.
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  20. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Started picking it apart for a service that should have been done months ago during the winter, now its spring and i see bikes out everywhere ...only possible to ride on tarmac almost so far so not much loss.

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    Planned on changing to a mesh on the radiator, is squares with 8x8 mm in size to big holes?

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    (is a cover for a stove, an old Husky stove)

    /Johan
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