What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    990 Improvements:

    For cold weather, wrapped my clutch lever with shrink wrap:
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    When I installed the throttle lock, my cut down brake lever was moved too far over. It was a 1 1/2 finger position. I banged some 1/2" aluminum tube into an oval, did a little grinding on the lever, and banged the extension in place with copious amounts of JB weld. The works were then shrink wrapped. I now have an extra long lever that can be used with 2-4 fingers. It should dramatically improve my braking power.

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    Only remaining work: Foot peg extensions and Oberon clutch slave cylinder.
  2. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    Damn Jdeks! Thats a hell of a day!! :clap
  3. Jdeks

    Jdeks Departed

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    Yeah, I did my valves and a fluids change too....okay well that took more like another day.

    Peanuts, I didn't change that - this is actually the first I've heard of it, and I've gone through the HOW in great depth. My bike's an 04 950 Adv - is it something I should be worried about?

  4. R&R4adv

    R&R4adv Been here awhile

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    Hi after installing HID lights my pass switch seamed useless as HID high beam take a bit to warm up so i ran two wires from the trip master plug behind the head light ( found colour code for the wires on this site after a search) and soldered them into the pass switch. i can now scroll through the modes hands never leaving the bars.
  5. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    Well done. Can you post a link to the color codes?
  6. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    -Installed a zip-ty axle pull
    -Repaired one of the latches on my luggage.
    -Ordered a Fuzeblock & wiring kit
    -Made a deal on some FMF can for my ADV
    -Picked up a spare clutch slave cylinder
    -Picked up a new heidenau K60
    -Installed new galfer black pad on the rear
  7. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Please elaborate.

    BTW, the longer front brake lever has make a huge difference on my 990. I found the front brakes somewhat marginal. Better pads would probably help. I should give the rotors a quick sanding as well.
  8. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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  9. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    No more fighting to get the front axle out!
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  10. R&R4adv

    R&R4adv Been here awhile

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    Here you go

    Brown- all road book controls get switched to this to operate
    Yellow/Brown= scroll mode functions
    Green/Red = Increase miles in trip meter
    Yellow= Lower miles in trip meter
  11. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Yes, the balls come out of the bearing and cause damage to the primary gear, clutch and gearbox.

    Well documented on smaller KTM forums, but just as bigger threat to the LC8 engine, hence the factory doing the upgraded part.
  12. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    my K.I.S.S. approach to gear hauling. made a cheap base plate to mount all my camping gear. really happy with the results. cost me $12 and allows enough room for a passenger, plus is a solid mount and prevents stuff from sliding around. the whole bundle comes right off together and the base plate can be removed quickly so you can strip down to fun mode without worrying. can open and close both paniers without removing any gear either. originally did it without the base plate but was worried about the heat. this definitely solves that problem.

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    these are the things i do when i'm home sick with the flu...

    laramie :beer
  13. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    Follow-up... 690 SMC fork guards are NOT a direct bolt on. Right side - two holes (one side and one front line up which allow for a secure mount. Left side - same holes line up, but had to do some trimming of the fork guard around the speedo/abs sensor. I also swapped the stock fender for a high fender. Had to shim the rear bolts with a washer to provide some clearance between the rear of the fender and radiator. Then I installed some ROX risers and mounted my GPS in the center.
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  14. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    Mounted up a fuzeblock for accessories.

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  15. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Getting a little closer on my Pelican pannier work. 3M Scotchlite on the outside, vinyl case liners on the inside (about 50% complete). Mounts are in the works, and weather sealed cam locks should be here next week. Getting closer every day.

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  16. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Do you have a picture without the gear on it?

  17. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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  18. dave6253

    dave6253 Pentaxian

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    Let's see if I can remember all that I've done to her in the past 2 days.

    Powerwashed the Dalton Highway Mud from underneath everything.
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    New Oil & Filter
    New Sparkplugs
    New Rear Brake Pads
    Bled Rear Brakes
    New Chain & Sprockets
    New Chain Slider
    New Sharkfins
    New Chain Guard
    New Oberon Clutch Slave Cylinder & Base
    Bled Clutch
    Cleaned & Oiled Air Filters
    Re-painted Front Fender & Glove Box
    Installed Fuel Filter Kit
    Struggled to get the Safaris Back On
    Put Everything Back Together
    Went for a Ride...





    ...In the Rain.

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  19. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Well done!
  20. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    Mounted up my "New to me" FMF pipes!

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    Stock can on the left, New FMF on the right.
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