What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Now do the Stud Mod for the Crashbars.
    You can thank me later
  2. R&R4adv

    R&R4adv Been here awhile

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    Yes doing that next week
  3. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    Thanks to Skyclad and his info on the HF lift being on sale for $299 ($419 now) I picked it up Monday and got her loaded onto it last night. This thing will make life so much easier with all the bikes.

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    Also wanted to thank Douf for the info on the jack.It was in fact 6 ounces low.
  4. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Treated like the filthy pig that it is. :D

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  5. wtf3boys

    wtf3boys n00b

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  6. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    I got the day off and went and picked it up and brought it home with a bunch of goodies. [​IMG]

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  7. freco

    freco Adventurer

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    Congrats for your new bike. What a feeling first time home with new bike. :clap
  8. KaaJa

    KaaJa Adventurer

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    Fitting 2-1 pipe with Arrow titanium silencer.

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  9. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    Did my first ever Oil change on my (new to me) 990 Adv. Did it nice and slow and took about 3 hours.. :D

    I'm sure I can get that down to about 1 hour next time…:deal
  10. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Finished my hack job side stand. Only took 5 Dremel cut-off wheels trying to cut 3/4" stainless steel all-thread. It's a rough out design and I'm sending the measurements to dad who is going to turn some old barrel blanks to size and help me clean it up. I miss having a full machine shop downstairs.

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    Then went about replacing the range change nut that I crushed when I got mad because I couldn't get it to stay put. Pulled the headlight mask off, swapped it out, put the mask back on, got everything bolted up and then realized that the other nut had moved. No big deal, just pull everything again, pinch the nut a bit so it won't fall, put everything back together, bolt it all back up.... and realize that the 1st nut I replaced has fallen.

    :baldy

    Take the shit back off a 3rd time, get everything just so, and slap the headlight mask back on before the nuts have a chance to think of a new way to screw with my day.

    Then I replaced the oil jet with the new style jet, which looks like it'll do a really good job. Pull the clutch slave and this dirty looking liquid falls on the floor.

    :becca :kboom

    The snap ring on my Evoluzione slave looks corroded (like a battery terminal) and so does the metal plate behind the plastic spacer. Pull the stuff off, clean it, push the plunger in, remove the snap ring, verify it's just surface crap, reinstall it, and pump the clutch some to see if any fluid takes off like a water hose.

    Nothing happened.

    Take a bottle of water, pour a few drops on the liquid, and put my chemistry classes to good use. Nothing separated, no oil globs, so it's just water.

    Hot damn! We're in like Flynn.

    Bolt it all back up, put the tools back under the seat, look at the clock, and realize it's almost 5 pm and I've been working on this for about 3 hours. Go inside, fall asleep on the couch, and make plans to ride today.

    It's a good thing my dad used to own a Penton shop and taught me to love working on bikes.
  11. xcflyn

    xcflyn Long timer

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    Took about a half hour of my day to install one of theses

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    So then the rest of my day I could go do this -
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    And catch a few of these -
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    Heading out in a few days for a quick ride to central NM then off road for a loop through Arizona wilderness. Anyone want to go for a ride ? Leave southern Co Thursday AM- 5 hours of Tarmac - then 95% dirt for a few days. Home Monday or Tuesday. All camping - NO CAMPGROUNDS ! Route yet to be determined :evil
  12. Splisken

    Splisken I'm not dead yet...

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    I rode it! Only got about 30 miles of trail in but it was great anyway. Go away snow!!!
  13. Gila Monster

    Gila Monster Carnivore

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    Installed new grips, grip heaters and a plug for a heated vest. Should keep me riding at least until winter officially starts.
  14. GrenDesb

    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    I practiced justifying the eventual AWD kit from CJ.

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  15. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    Damn - that looks like it there for the duration! Had a similar incident years ago and had to come back with a winch!

    Go o - how did you get it out?

    cheers

    Markie
  16. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    I decided to regress about 40 years and relive amateur hour by getting pinch flats in two front tubes due to carelessness. I haven't done a pinch flat mounting a tire in 15-20 years:huh Made up for it the next day with a fine fall ride and 30 ripping miles on my 690r on wet dirt roads and trails!
  17. GrenDesb

    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    With the help of a friend, layed it on it's side and slid it to solid ground.

    And that was not easy.
  18. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Installed a new battery, Baja designs Squadron lights and put a wrench and locktite on a bunch of bolts
    Getting ready for the LA 2 Barstow 2 Vegas :clap:clap:clap
  19. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    I got mine ready for the hollidays! :D

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  20. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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