What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. KEELAYMONSTER

    KEELAYMONSTER BRRAAAAPPP!!!

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    Finally replaced my fuel pump with a Facet 40171. What a difference. The stock pump lets the float level go down too much before firing up. The Facet keeps it just right. Mid range RPM cruising is so much smoother now. :evil

    Now for a ride this weekend at my buddies TT and Flat track. Video to come.
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Got the new front wheel installed.

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    Since we have a snowstorm inbound.. I drained the floats and plugged in the battery tenders on all the bikes
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    ...and since I've modified everything I can think to modify on my 950... it is time to work on the 500's mods a bit more :D
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  3. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Looks like the deal may well be off.

    Might have to wait a little while and go for a 990r next year.

    Or wait a little longer and consider an 1190r.

    :bluduh
  4. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    WAIT A SECONNNNDDDDDDD

    can you please tell me about the aux lights you have setup? I thought those brackets only worked on the 990's?
  5. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    More than I can answer at this stage cos I haven't got it yet :cry

    This is the add, maybe talk to Al the previous owner, hopefully he can help.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830493
  6. joneswgareth

    joneswgareth Welsh Rarebit

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    And is the the note about the Petcock an OEM note or custom part? I like it whatever it is :lol3
  7. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    With so many bikes in the stable, he'd probably forget it was off, just ride off and then think he ran out of gas. :D
  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    It wouldn't be the first time I would curse the thing for not starting.. completely drain the battery... work on it for 30 minutes.. and then realize I'd turned off the petcock :patch

    That note is worth its weight in gold :rofl
  9. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Sometimes low-tech is the best tech. :thumb

    Reminds me of the famous (in Russia) joke they tell about how NASA spent millions of dollars to develop a pen that would write in space. The Russians reply that they have a much cheaper solution: a pencil.
  10. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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  11. R&R4adv

    R&R4adv Been here awhile

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    Fitted the Dr Bean fuel pump mod today
  12. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Dear Santa,

    Please put my 990 back together...

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  13. cotrailrdr

    cotrailrdr Been here awhile

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    Well, as Geek stated earlier, looks like winter is rolling in here at last. Started my winter teardown and greaseing ritual on the 950. Then spoon on a new set of tires and wait for spring.
  14. ShoelessJoe

    ShoelessJoe DefromisSedSupendium

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  15. KTM 950S

    KTM 950S Been here awhile

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    Changed my tyres today and try for the 1st time K60...did it alone:clap:clap:clap but i have a machine for this:D:D:D]...i cant think of doing this alone on the mountain with spoon if something go wrong...too hard sidewall,also install new tubes just to be sure and give it a wash...[​IMG][​IMG][/IMG][/IMG
  16. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    I had to park it in the shop after finding it changing it's own oil, again. I know I bought a V-twin, but I didn't expect it to chronically be leaking oil so often. :cry Seems like I'm having to replace every seal in the engine, one at a time. Getting tired of :ear the "Harley" comments from the missus.

    There were several drops and small puddles found under it in a parking lot Saturday. Closer inspection revealed the skid plate and center stand were covered with a thin film. Spots all over the back wheel too. Oil seen on both left and right side cases coming from above. No low pressure light, so I rode it home with the forty pound bag of dog food tied on tight. Only busted 100 mph once, cuz I thought it best to take it easy on the bleeding beast. :D

    I'm betting on that pesky (oil pressure?) sending unit on rear of the front cylinder as the most likely source that would put oil down both sides.

    After tweaking my leg riding dirt on the DRZ the next day I'll probably not get to take all the bodywork off until next weekend. Not to mention the unreasonably cold weather we are expecting over the next few days.

    Heck, it might freeze tonight! :eek1 Doesn't the weather know this is Texas! We usually don't do the "other" season until January or February!
  17. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    I installed a 50 tooth rear sprocket from Sprocket Specialists. It's all-aluminum and cost $100 including the coating. Really light. The mounting bolts probably weigh more than the sprocket. Overall fit and finish was good. I had to file the inside edge and put a slight bevel on it to make it slide over my hub. Then it tapped right into place with a rubber mallet. The bolt heads fit snugly against the inner race. I found that my current set-up of 16/45 wasn't low enough for some of the gnarly Jeep trails that I ride. Unfortunately my currnent chain isn't long enough. I'm ordering a 120 from CJ Designs. It might be hard keeping the front wheel on the ground now! :lol3

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  18. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    It sounds like it hasn't had a good coating of dirt and dust to seal up the motor. :rofl
  19. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    ...or teeth on the sprocket. :evil
    Let us know how it works out for ya!
  20. ZS6AF

    ZS6AF Handles well , even on the dirt road .

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    Went on the usual ride to Mozambique last week after some HEAVY rain (150km ). Hit a big puddle and came down, engine cutout switch works , Looked back , Blimey KTM 525 EXC is doing the Yellow Submarine thing . Had to fish it out . pushed it out and about 1 hour later got it started but by then the misses was there with the pickup. And full of jokes .:D

    Anyway checked the oil to find some water got inside !:huh Crap how on earth , the air filter was sopping wet. Somehow i was very lucky not to get a hydrolock , the water could only get into oil via carburetor.

    Changed the oil and filters , it was not black but a grey color, , even washed the inside with a liter of petrol , and left it for the day to dry out , slowly pushing on the kick starter to turn engine a bit to get all the oily water out.

    Filled her up and it seems there is still some water left in the system as the oil level inspection window is covered with what looks likes a thin film of water drops . Looks white and can't see through it. Is that moisture condensing there

    Damm what now ? Must i do it all over or not ? how about i leave the oil filter cap of and ask the water to kindly leave ?? Or can i just go for a long ride and it will get out of the system?