What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    Looks good:clap

    I've been very happy with my Crispy Designs set. It has held up well to lots of miles (maybe 14K of back road touring and trails since the install) and I've even tossed it on the ground once to test them:lol3

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    14k Later?

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  2. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Yup! Yours was one of the bikes I was scrutinizing while making a call on who to get to do the graphics. It definitely helped make my decision, so thanks for that!

    Looks even better after the 14k too. :D
  3. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    Im interested in this, let us know how it turns out :1drink
  4. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Forks are off and getting some loving.

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    I knew immediately the front end of this monster needed some loving attention and I know just the people to do the job.

    GP Moto and Riders Edge Suspension , more pics of suspension porn to follow.
  5. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Doubt it!
  6. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    :clap Similar story here, mate! Just with James at Super Plush instead...

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    Jacked up 35mm, re-valved, stiffer springs and custom pre-load adjustment.

    ... And so it begins! :evil
  7. Thor_with_the_KTM

    Thor_with_the_KTM Adventurer

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    tell me something more about Yours tank sliders
  8. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    I'd love to, fella. But - to be honest - I didn't even know what you were talking about until I looked a little closer.

    That's actually just a bit a duct tape covering the fins on the OEM tank protector to keep things nice while the bike's being pulled apart. I'll be whacking in a set of Hepco & Beckers for protection, but now that you mention it, in the absence of hulking great steel bars, a little bit of carbon fiber over that area could prove useful in street rider spills...
  9. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Did you have to change your side/centerstand?
  10. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Not so far...

    I live in NOLA, but bought the bike from Scuderia West in SF. In a way, this worked out very nicely because SPS has a tremendous reputation for their work with 9x0s and happen to be right next door to Scuderia, so it made sense to do the R&R remotely. I'm assuming that they'd know if the stands needed changing. And even if they didn't, they'd figure it out when 500lbs of Austrian steel toppled over on them! :lol3

    Judging from the feedback and photos, jacking it up from 210 to 245mm doesn't present an issue in this area. Going balls-out to 265mm possibly would have. Either way, I'll be sure to let you know if Mark (Scuderia Service Manager) gets hospitalized by a falling Katoom. Or if I embarrass myself during the first ride. :rofl


    Cheers!



    Michael
  11. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    +1.

    Got the CoreEXP going in mine this week. Be good to compare notes.
  12. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    Mounted a CJ rear plate and Some Rotopax cans. Next on the list a Pelican 1400 to mounts to the top can via a homemade mounting assembly. Rough stack to give a visual. Not sure I like how high the stack will be when carrying all three. I probably don't really need the case for longer trips. The cans will serve as a good point which to strap a medium Wolfman up to.
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  13. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    You'll LOVE the clutch. By far the best investment in all of my bikes. Especially the 990.
  14. A.J.

    A.J. Been here awhile

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    Rode it 834 miles (275 of it were yesterday) from Pensacola Fl where we bought it, to exit 95 off 95 in North Carolina. This bike is AWESOME!
  15. Cuse

    Cuse Been here awhile

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    Will do.
  16. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    You could mount the rotopax's to the pannier racks and have your soft bags hang on the outside of them as an alternative.....weight would be carried lower when the jugs are full. Then mount the Pelican to the rear plate and you could use the Wolfman over the Pelican when required........just a suggestion. I am pondering similar configurations as well, so my creative juices are flowing! :rofl
  17. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    That makes a lot of sense, especially because the bags he has on there don't stick out that far. It would end up looking a lot less awkward.
  18. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Not sure which pannier frames you've got there, but they look like the KTM 18mm jobs. If so, one of these might be of interest:

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    Easy on/off platform that can accommodate up to 2 x 15L bags or one or two 1-gallon RotopaX in place of either or both bags (i.e. up to 30 liters of storage or 4 gallons of fluids per platform).

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    http://www.kriega.us/adv-platform/

    Just trying to be helpful, so hopefully, you don't think I'm spamming! :shog
  19. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    OOoooohhhh, :evil, Very nice!


    I'll be checking into that! :clap
  20. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Here she is all growed up at 905mm tall. Ready to be test ridden...

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    ... Shortly before getting torn down again:

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    ... in preparation for the first of the remaining remote farkles, starting with the Remus Roxx 2-1 :evil:

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    Many thanks to the always outstanding Mark at Scuderia West for getting Joanne in to take some proper pics and help ease the bright orange jones in ma bones. Way above and beyond the call of duty, sir! :bow