What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Bugger! But sadly all too common.

    Screws should be clean of oil and old loctite.

    Use blue loctite on the screws and tighten the nuts, not the screws, as tight as you can.
  2. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    "If that thing had nine lives, she just spent them all."....

    That will not buff out. Looks as though the major part of the hub is OK....just the sprocket carrier is toast. Might be able to reinforce the swingarm with a plate or 2 but how much do you want to trust it after rewelding it? Not sure if the arms on these bikes are stress relieved and heat treated after they are assembled in the first place.

    I remember that happening on an IT175 of mine, but with a steel swingarm it was a lot less damaging.
  3. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Removed footpeg rubbers.
  4. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Now that's a performance upgrade I hadn't considered :lol3:lol3:lol3

    Dave
  5. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Keep the footpeg rubbers in place and take the whole damn things off and fit Fastway pegs instead.

    Really gives a nice level of stability when standing.
  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Hey bud...glad you are ok...

    Ebay has both the swingarm and the rear wheel listed right now...FYI
  7. KTM 950S

    KTM 950S Been here awhile

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    Thank you all for the replys.
    Most important is that i didnt had a crash so i am ok....and 2nd most important is that somebody invented EBAY......i found a used swing arm for 100euros and the sprocket carrier for 100 more i think its a very good price....:thumb:thumb
    i called my KTM dealer and only for the swing arm new the price is 1200euros...:eek1:eek1:eek1
  8. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    +1 :clap
  9. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Good to hear but MOST importantly you are OK.
    Bike parts are cheap, body part and health... not so much.
    Fix it, ride it and stay safe.
    :D
  10. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Well started the day with a brand new 990R , put a Leo Vince exhaust on , grabbed some insurance and took it out for its first ride.

    I figured its an adventure so it had to be broken in while it was raining.

    [​IMG]

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  11. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    That is not a Harley you have there....get out from under the bridge and ride it. :rofl

    Good looking bike...
  12. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Little 100k loop today. Ice,snow, mud gravel and dry Tarmac. Right up the 990's alley. [​IMG][​IMG]
  13. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Speaking of Harleys... I rode my Super Enduro yesterday, for the first time in two months, in company with a few dozen Harleys and assorted other bikes. Did a charity ride for a mountain tribes school in northern Thailand... plenty of Rebels, Bandidos and the like along.

    It felt really weird getting back onto the big girl after 2 months and 5,000km slogging through the mud on the 525 EXC. Such a smooth gearshift... but such a long throw... sorta like changing gears in a VW Beetle. Took a while to get back into the flow of it.
  14. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    Dropped my bike off with Tim Robel he is going to be fitting the 990 SMT tank and seat to my 950

    I guess that means my Seat Concepts Seat and 950 SMR tank are for sale!
  15. Ivanvm

    Ivanvm Adventurer

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    Installed new handguards, clutch reservoir cover replaced from last crash and new front fender (also broken from crash). Glad that it is a dirt bike 525EXC :-)
  16. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    WOW...is that Kamloops?? Sure looks like it.
  17. Ivanvm

    Ivanvm Adventurer

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    It also got a badly needed wash.
  18. Dellis

    Dellis Adventurer

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    Washed the salt and grit off it after covering 960 miles over saturday and sunday riding to Applecross in Scotland from my home in Nantwich, England and back again.

    I love this bike :) (990 Adv)

    Dave
  19. Orangebiker

    Orangebiker Doin' it Froggystyle

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    After 2 weeks of break-in, I did the first oil change and added the CJDesigns drain tube to make the next change much shorter (hopefully). There was a TON of crap - shavings, blue locktite, etc. in the screens and on the magnets. :thumbup I'm anxius to see it how much is there next time. I'd assume it will be a lot less?

    I also added a BD sidestand relocator while I was down there.

    And...finally took her over the recommended breaking RPM of 6,500. Weee! :clap
  20. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Installed a very key piece of equipment to help me work on the bike quicker and more efficiently

    [​IMG]

    Local guy had a bunch of these made before realizing that the logo was trademarked so the few he ordered he wound up giving away.