What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Only snaped one pic but I did the Oil drain line mod on a friends KTM the other night. He has a Beautiful Blue/orange 990 with some tasty mods (BRP Triple and Scotts Dampener, Pivot Pegs, And a nice set of Rigid Lights) This is the only shot I snapped while doing the mod. This is the removed section of Lower Tank Mount that You must cut out to clear the fitting.
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    I did wipe and clean everything up after I was done.
  2. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    You know, I noticed last night that the oil line I put on was awfully close to that piece as I was re-installing it. I don't remember being alarmed about it when I installed the oil line a year or so ago, but I certainly am now. Thanks for the pic and the reminder to do something about it!
  3. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Fresh from NorCal to NOLA...

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    ... And - after a brief blat around town - found her some company for the night:

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  4. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    What yr/model is the Harley?
  5. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Mailed of a really heavy box to a man named James in San Francisco. :clap
  6. skclarey

    skclarey Tempe trail rider

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    rim decals are sweet where do I get a pair?
  7. beewill

    beewill Been here awhile

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    Is that the Magnolia Special in the background?

    And of course, congrats on the new bike!
  8. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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  9. az63u

    az63u Been here awhile

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    The rim decals are actually for the duke 690, can be found in the ktm powerpart book. Look for the duke accessories. Cheers
  10. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    It's a hotted-up Model U Flathead. Not sure of the year - one of the early ones though, I think.

    Quite a machine, but damn hard work on New Orleans' rutted and labyrinthine streets.
  11. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Thanks, man.

    And yup! That sure is the 'Frackmobile' :lol3, hiding beautifully in the corner.

    Well spotted, sir!
  12. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    took off a caliper and brake disk
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    used the brae hose from a 950Adv. cut off the black plastic protective sheath to give it more flexibility
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    made a brake hose / speedo cable guide
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    mounted up the 60CSx using Stovey's cradle and went for a ride
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  13. beewill

    beewill Been here awhile

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    "Frackmobile", I love it. I'm a big fan of JT and his crew's work. It was the SB8R that drew my attention first, what a beauty as well.
  14. Grinderman

    Grinderman Been here awhile

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    And......Vicks how did one caliper/disk feel? I am thinking of doing the same on my bike. I am very dirt biased.
  15. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    a bit wooden with the stock Adv master cyl. Still enough stopping power for regular usage and i doubt i'll ever go back to twin disk setup.

    The SE master is highly recommended for better feel and progressive braking with a single caliper. I'll keep looking for a used one on the cheap.
  16. Grinderman

    Grinderman Been here awhile

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    Thanks Vicks. You feel good about the 300mm without the need to jump to a 320?
  17. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Yeah - as you may have guessed, JT's a neighbor of mine and the night that photo was taken, I let him have a go on the 990. He'd ridden a 950 back when they first came to the US, and liked it lot, but this was his first time on the big Katoom since then and his maiden FI Adventure... Let alone one with a Remus pipe, hi-flow filter, proper suspension, Rekluse clutch and 'R' spec remap :evil.

    Direct quote after he'd been for a hoon around The Big Easy on my bike (largely on the back wheel too I might add):

    "Man... What a cool, cool motorcycle. That is cool. Now I gotta have one."

    Just out of shot in the photo is the LC4 Duke, which he bought in '95 or something, even though he described it as "unrideable" at the time. There was no TuneECU type things then, so that was quickly corrected by ripping out the FI and installing race carbs, along with pulling quite a few of the engine internals, which he 'lightened up" considerably, removing the rev limiter in the process. It definitely rides now...

    Just wait till you see what he's up to at the moment: http://bienvillestudios.com/index.php/bienville-legacy-project-photo-gallery. If you're ever down this way, gimme a shout.

    OK. Threadjack over! :lol3
  18. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    I fitted a new set of heated grips and the remote master switch.

    Then went back in the house and drank coffee :1drink
  19. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    Mounted up a new Heidenau K60 Scout and a used D606 on front
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  20. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Let me know how you get on with the scouts. I put a set of Mefos on and as I'm running a 47t rear sprocket the tyre profile has worn through the rear spring guard.

    So make sure you check it :thumb