What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Working on building a KTM 990 passenger heat shield which will help decrease all the heat coming out of the side onto my leg and my passengers foot. :D
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  2. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    That is great work on that custom homemade rack, Hem! Nice job!:clap
  3. Orangebiker

    Orangebiker Doin' it Froggystyle

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    I bought mine! :lol3 2012 R.

    Then it rained all weekend - in San Diego of all places. :huh

    Next weekend is just around the corner:clap

    Looking forward to more than just commuting on this thing.

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  4. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new bike! You're near some awesome riding down there and great weather! When I'm done building this guard it'll fit 2009-2012. Fun working on new stuff.
  5. Orangebiker

    Orangebiker Doin' it Froggystyle

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    I'm looking forward to exploring some of the stuff I ride on my 450 on this big girl. Good looking products there!
  6. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Thanks Orange! here's another 'in the making' pic. More to come.
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  7. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    O.K. here's the latest photos of my new passenger heat shield. If you've ever ridden 2-up and had your passenger has complained that their foot is on fire, check this out! It keeps your boots from getting hot. This makes a huge difference. I noticed a difference just in traffic at stop lights. :)
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  8. ian408

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    ^^ Looks like it will help a lot. Even when I'm not wearing flip-flops, I feel the heat; especially when stopped. :lol3
  9. cambam

    cambam I can't dance, so I Ride!

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    wshoc840 Been here awhile

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  11. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Info on it? Saw it on the CJ site in a list but no information on it...size, how it helps, etc.

    Thanks



  12. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator

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    I have the same windscreen. I got mine from ktmtwins.com.

    It's shorter (~2") than the stock screen and has a small lip that aids in airflow. For me, that means it keeps wind from hitting me at eye level; making it more comfortable to ride behind. I guess you could add "adds Rallye look" but that was less important to me.
  13. kulturide

    kulturide Adventurer

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    just asking.... adding just some pipewrap wouldn't do the same thing?
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    I'm not sure. You'd still have the problem of the height of the air tho many have trimmed the stock screen to achieve a similar "lowering" effect.
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    wshoc840 Been here awhile

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    I'm about 5'11" and it does help the head rattle / buffeting. Plus it helps when you are standing and riding the gravel roads. It shoots the wind right over you. Plus the cool Dakar look helps!!

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  16. Qwik

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    Pipe wrap causes the pipe to corrode and become very brittle. So yes it would help but its not a good idea
  17. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Thanks Qwik! That is correct about the corroding and brittleness. Not good. Pipe wrap 'helps' but the heat is still greater coming off the pipe area onto your boot versus having this heat shield. If I wanted to get really crazy, I could even glue heat reflective tape to the backside, but I think that's just over kill. The guards are safe to touch w/your hand for a couple seconds even after a long ride. Thanks for the questions too, you guys.
  18. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    The 908/606 combo is great and I love them but I'm gonna do about 600-700 miles of pavement this weekend so I threw on the Conti Trail Attacks.
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    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    I'm 5'11" too, it made riding way more comfortable on mine. It didn't stop the wind from hitting my face but took out the turbulence so my head was in clean air.

    Far better.
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    R&R4adv Been here awhile

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    Hi two packages arrived in the mail today one was a pair of alpinestars scouts ( very nice ) and the other was a set of ktm frame guards and ktm crash bars, now on my last 950 i had a set of sw motech bars i must say i really like the way the ktm bar attach to the frame at the back of the tank so much earyer to install.