What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. DuctGT1000

    DuctGT1000 Ride hard, die later

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    I went to my store to have the 1'000km service and while leaving....I broke the key in the ignitiion :huh:huh

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    Shit happens...:(:
  2. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Race fuel, stabilized and fogged.
    Battery is out of the bike in the basement on wooden shelf hooked to a tender. Same with boat, Jeep, Wife's bike battery AND garden tractor batteries. :evil
  3. 1Bonehead

    1Bonehead Fearless of Falling

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    Crash it into a split rail fence. It was about 730am and my faceshield fogged up. I popped it open and saw the gravel going right and me goin straight popped the Burm, got a little air, slid sideways, bounced off the fenced and down an embankment.
    Got up, shook it off and rode for another 275-300 miles.

    Now the bike is home and no harm. Me a partially separated collar bone. Glad it wasn't worse .
  4. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    I am there right now and I've been in a t-shirt these past two days. Winter? Pffft...
  5. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Chopped windscreen.
  6. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Heard the Russian judge gave you a 6.5 for not sticking the dismount.





    Glad you're ok, could have been worse.
  7. georgedaman

    georgedaman Been here awhile

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    Winterized my SE. Put on the motard wheels.
  8. Gil.caz

    Gil.caz Adventurer

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    [​IMG] took it through some twisties up to big bear. And then had my GPS fall off
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  9. coolmoose

    coolmoose coolmoose

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    I found a pic that shows the how the mud stick to sprocket






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    ....and again


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    how I clean it
  10. Martynho

    Martynho No more Chilegringo.

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  11. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Too easy to just clean it all up and re-weld it.

    All better now.
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  12. Rockwell

    Rockwell Been here awhile

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    I don't want a pickle
    Just want to ride on my motorsickle
    And I don't want a tickle
    'Cause I'd rather ride on my motorsickle
    And I don't want to die
    Just want to ride on my motorcy...cle


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  13. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    What did you do to keep busy the rest of the afternoon?? :lol3





    j/k That is quite a rebuild. Nice job. :clap
  14. petdav

    petdav Adventurer

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    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/2


    Am very curious what failed to let the gps mount adapter separate from your dashboard. I have just ordered the same unit from Touratech along with mount for 276c and don't want to see this happen on the washboards and stuff I ride.
  15. dirtybikefrank

    dirtybikefrank Beast wrestler

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    Took the old girls out and flogged em proper. Ethanol free gas and seafoam cocktail and put em to bed wet. Damn I love these bikes...
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Dropped my front wheel off at Woody's for an A60 1.6 hoop & modified-super lacing. :thumb

    Pick it up on Thursday. :ricky
  17. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Interested as well. Read this happening to another and scratched up his guages. Another I talked to didn't have a failure but also hardmounted the front holes vs just having them "ride" on the bodywork. He was using a 376 type GPS. Considering a Montana to avoid all the weight as far out as it is with the locking mount. The first guy didn't mention asking Touratech about this...have you?
  18. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Sounds like a mistake, but that's just my opinion. Unless, of course, you are selling the SE to fund his & hers bikes.
  19. gozirra

    gozirra Spam?

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    Picked up my new 950 adv s, had given it a once over and decided it was acceptable, so purchased and brought it home the next day.

    I will try to get some photos up soon, pulled the seat/glovebox/tanks and checked the airbox, fixed a vac leak on the front carb, found a relocated battery, and cleaned the grungy motor, still trying to sort everything on this bike and where I need to step in for service.

    Well by step in I mean I will be doing all service from here on out, and first plans are Water pump rebuild/upgrade, Facet fuel pump, oil system/service, fab a composite belly plate and maybe some tank guards, give the carbs a once over (eeeeek), send the front wheel out for a relace with a double rotor setup, and get the right caliper back on it, oh and send the boingers to superplush.

    If anyone knows the first owner of this KTM I would love to hear what they did to this beast, It appears to be a 2005 adv in ktm orange, converted to S suspension? (have to measure, stands have been extended and welded), but with a custom 06 dakar style blue/touareg paintjob. running d.i.d dirtstar wheels front and rear, full floating rotors, drycell batt in the underseat box and Carmichael handlebars. So. Cal bike from what i gather but the 2nd owner I bought it from had very little info.

    I have 2 (or less) years to strip/clean/build/ride before the Alcan. woo hoo?:1drink
  20. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Definitely keep the bike.

    The honeymoon period is shortlived but resentment lasts forever!

    :lol3