What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Grand Junction and Aspen, Colorado
    After discovering Geek's awesome thread, "Welcome new 9x0 owners...." http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769525

    I got started on the suggestions it contains:

    1. Adjusted the steering stops. It was amazing how far out they were!
    2. Removed the rubber foot peg isolators....
    3. Trimmed the rear mud flap to prevent swing arm scoring. Very easily done, trimmed off about 1/4" x 6" off each edge.
    4. Drilled 1/8" drain holes in the lower back ends of the swing arm for water drainage, and removed/cleaned/anti-seized the adjusters to prevent seizing and corrosion.

    And these were the suggestions from reading only the first couple of pages from the thread!! :evil

    A huge "thanks" to Geek and everyone else for contributing to that thread for us newbies! I'm getting to know the bike and taking care of preventive maintenance type items while seriously "Jonesing" to ride!! :freaky
  2. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    It's a fully rebuilt engine from KTM USA factory mechanic, that's why it's so clean. I used my old hose assy to model the new Samco hoses in place, and built it up piece by piece.

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    Only had the radiator hoses to connect when I lifted the engine into the frame. Oeticker clamps are great. Used smooth edge Euro groove-screw clamps on the radiator connections (from a KTM dealer), they don't leak.

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    The cheapie sharp perforated edged screw clamps can damage all kinds of hoses.
  3. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Beautiful day for a ride in the Bay Area of Cali.
  4. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Rode down to Hollister and was having a real fun time, then began hearing some noise when in the air. Stopped to check it out and found the tabs for the center stand stops have broken off, and the PA biker side stand bracket which is bolted to those had sled back and was making contact with the chain when air borne. Looks like I'll need to do some welding soon. Now wear can I get some orange frame paint?
  5. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Kubota shop probably. It'd be pretty damn close.
  6. xcflyn

    xcflyn Long timer

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    Secretary has to work out of her car to make room for some heated indoor storage.
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    Actually I am my own secretary and this was a spare office. GF says it should go up on in storage above the offices but I kinda like it here.I pay the bills - I win (for now - she still does the books and has other functions I like :evil)
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  7. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Location:
    Fort Collins
    Moby just spent a month in dry dock for the following:

    New dual horns (sounds like a steam ship)
    Black Dog skid plate
    Welded enlarged side stand pad
    Cannisterectomy
    Rear ABS disconnect switch
    Nerf bars (thanks Geek!)
    Gobi bags
    Givi Trunk
    Replaced snorkel with pre filter
    HDB hand guards
    Throttle lock
    KTM heated grips
    0.52 fork springs
    Fresh oil in shock & forks
    Additional power outlet on dash

    The only remaining tasks are an upgrade of the clutch slave cylinder, addition of highway pegs, and a Seat Concepts seat.

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  8. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    gone RTW...
    Yes, and that too :-)
  9. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Added some Carbon Fiber Bling to My Katoom. Now I just have to find a damned 31mm Socket so I can split the cases on my old motor.
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  10. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Qwik, I got one you can use. I'm in the East Bay.
  11. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    Walked past it on the way to work cause it's too cold to ride.:lol3
  12. Eataz

    Eataz Adventurer

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    First ride of the year! From Sweden.
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  13. beergut

    beergut Thumper

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    I'm a 950 owner :freaky

    See ya' KLR!
  14. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Pics, or it isn't true! :evil
  15. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    New AGV AX-8! Have an ICON Variant on the way as well [​IMG]
  16. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    I bought a fly racing helmet in that style. It's noisy but I like it.
  17. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Who makes the exhaust guard if you don't mind my asking?
  18. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    The fly is a good looking lid but didn't fit all that well for me. The AX-8 got great reviews and it is super light! Can't wait for the Variant to show up to compare!
  19. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    I've been looking at those, what head shape do you have and how does it fit........I struggle finding one that works for me and my "long oval" 7 5/8 to 7 3/4" sized melon!
  20. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Got one a few months ago. The cheek pads were a little tight at first, but are better now. I would say the I'm a long oval as well and the fit is good. On my WR it is fairly quiet, but on the 950 at high speeds, in crosswinds it can drone pretty bad. On a long freeway trip I'll wear something else. Nature of the beast with this style.

    Super light helmet. I lost one of the peak screws after a short while. They were all coming loose. Put blue loctite on them, and all is well.

    Visibility is good, happy with it.