What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I pulled the 950 out of the garage and into the workshop to give it some love.
    Mymistress hasn't gotten a lot of attention as of late as I've been playing with her little sister so much.

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  2. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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  3. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Last couple days installed my crash bars , Gobi's and mounts , finished making the new garage and unpacking everything garage related from my move back in June as I have been away working.

    I even managed to get in a few rides which is a bonus for it being November in Canada. I learned even without my heated vest or grips installed 5 degrees Celcius is warm enough when riding with a shit eating grin tucked neatly under my helmet.

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  4. ShoelessJoe

    ShoelessJoe DefromisSedSupendium

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    Rode it to work today. Both the bike and I have been down for maintenance for a few months now. Feels great to be riding again:clap

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  5. Duckdog

    Duckdog Adventurer

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  6. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Congrats on the new Austrian dirt hog. I think she needs a mud bath though.
  7. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    You can pick up a used tube from a truck tyre for next to nothing, cut a strip from the centre section and use it for the rim band. Duct tape can also be used, but is more expensive :lol3 as you have to use many layers.
  8. Eataz

    Eataz Adventurer

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    Picked this beauty up! My first :) 2009 Only 7500 kms! :D

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  9. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I installed some orange LED strip lights. The video doesn't show it, but the color matches the bike's color well.

    I had to install a relay for each side to make it blink opposite the stock blinkers.

    0:45 video

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    Making the connections...

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  10. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Akarob...Looks pretty good.

    I changed the ECU map back to the factory settings to see if I could get my mileage back up near 40mpg. The previous map got me about 30 :cry

    and of course I had to test it....So I took the thermos and got the Mrs. some coffee

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    While getting the Global wildcard tag and finding a new tag
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  11. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Thanks. The color in the video isn't very good. Here's a shot that shows them on in the daylight.

    * The lights in the tree are a separate string of individual LEDs that I wired up to provide a guiding light back to the tent in the dead of night. They're a permanent part of my camping kit now. I leave them on all night.

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  12. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Why do you hate staggering around campsites drunk in the dark and having random conversations with other drunk staggerers while searching for your tent?







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  13. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Winter riding improvement. Bought em from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. They mount on with cinch straps. Held open with metal straps (in the cuff) and will keep the cold off of my hands when I am riding. Looking forward to winter riding in my summer gloves. And better gas mileage than my truck.
  14. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    Santa Cruz and winter should never be used in the same sentence.......50 degrees is not winter. :lol3

    Those things do work great when it gets below freezing...
  15. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    50? Brrrrrrrrr:D
  16. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    I just picked a pair of these up a couple weeks ago along with the tusk grip heaters (sale price was excellent). I had them on for the commute at 39F last week and they seem to help a lot. I'm not convinced they're water proof and I'm tempted to sew some thicker fleece into them in the future.

    I find that summer gloves are still a little thin under 45 degrees (but I have poor circulation in my fingers and toes) so I'm going to take the insulation out of the palms of my winter gloves and see if I can actually get my hands sweaty in below 40 temps. I currently can't even feel the grip heaters through them.

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  17. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Looks like I finally managed to break Hair's weld up for an early sidestand relocation. I guess I need to decide whether to clean up the broken weld and redo it or get a relocate kit. Likely I'll just redo it as it's been a great solution so far and has lasted all this time with a fair bit of abuse. I kinda like the ProMotoBillet stands and would be tempted if there were a good bracket solution to use the PMB but haven't seen much on that.
  18. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    I also swapped my 05.5s glovebox for a newer style. Cable lock is setup with a basic cable clamp for the lock mech.
  19. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Tucked it in the corner of the garage (along with my Wife's bike) for a long winters nap. :huh
  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Did you stabilize the gas and hook up the battery tender?