What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Yep. I don't think i'll go for a 320mm for now as i'm mostly riding alone without a pillion/luggae. But if i need to do more of 2-up with luggage touring/riding on tarmac, i might consider it.
  2. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Bolted on:

    • Skid plate
    • Crash bars
    • Pegs
    • Kickstand relocator
    • Rear rack.
    Stuck on:

    • Stickers.
    Just waiting for the bars, hand guards, clutch cover, tires - along with a few other bits and pieces (oh yeah... better not forget the luggage either! :wink:) - and we'll be all set


    JT seemed to approve... :D

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    Better pics to follow...

    Happy days!
  3. Cuse

    Cuse Been here awhile

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    Finally got the Rekluse in and new clutch cover from CJ. Best add on ever!!!![​IMG]
  4. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    CJ has already saved my engine once. The clutch cover was the best mod ever: KatoomWife got it for me AND installed it. :deal
  5. Cuse

    Cuse Been here awhile

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    How do I get on that program?
  6. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Marry a badass.
  7. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    + 1,000,000 on that.
  8. Cuse

    Cuse Been here awhile

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    I'm gonna have to work on that. Mine encourages me to buy whatever I want for the bike but has never installed anything for me. If I could get her to do that I'd have more time to drink. Good on you.
  9. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Doing a major tune up and cosmetic upgrade. Can you say Crispi Design?


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    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/nkZveor37OTw2zVwmHcxyqELbjihFUWMMpUca_t08WQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F2kgYf617V4/UQ895qdX7kI/AAAAAAAADaA/RWjY9BOLxTU/s800/P1000889.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a>

    Stay tuned for more to come
  10. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Finally fixed that small yet annoying oil leak... And installed new front txc 80
  11. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Installed the forks after getting tuned Pro Action valves and a rebuild from the Pro Action suspension franchise at my local KTM dealer in Austin. The difference in the ride was noticeable immediately. The front is plush and planted now, while smoothing out the little bumps. It dives much less and in a more controlled fashion at stops and when entering turns at speed. Simply love the way it feels now, as if I am even more a part of the bike.

    Also, while I had it apart I reverted back to the OEM front fender from the tall one that was installed when I bought the bike two years ago. This is in preparation for the upcoming Texas Summer and I am hoping that the airflow to the radiator will be improved.

    Lastly, a little brake line work. I cut the stiffening plastic from the two brake lines that went to either side of the tall fender (MX style), and rerouted them so they now flex between the lower triple clamp and the OEM fender. Put a couple of rubber coated clamps on the lower tree to route the lines through. At a glance, I should be able to use this arrangement with either fender installed

    I left the speedo wire as is, running straight up the fork leg through the guide, rather than try to strip the stiffening plastic off and damage the wire in the process.

    Anyway, I am happy with the looks and the functional changes. The cockpit is a lot neater without having two brake lines moving up and down when I ride.
  12. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Spring change? If so, what tension? Hadn't thought of using that shop for suspension work, it would save shipping costs for me.
  13. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    The previous owner had already upgraded the spring and I was able to set correct sag with it, so didn't have to change that.

    I did get a complete rebuild with seals, bushings, fluid, etc. and they had to replace one component that had frozen/corroded into place. Got out for about $420.00. Would have otherwise been about $370.00 for the rebuild with custom valves and seals/bushings/oil.

    The Pro Action folks have apparently been in the suspension game for 35 years and have a bunch of shops scattered all over. I couldn't find much information about them in searches, but a call to their headquarters in PA left me feeling that they were well versed and that they supported their network with specs for lots of bike/rider/style combinations. I was told they had done ten or so of 950/990s in the past year or two nationwide, and now had the data for dialing it in.
  14. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Yup! Do it - you won't regret it.
  15. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Good info. Thanks, Moto. I'll talk to Tom about this the next time I'm up there.
  16. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    What did I do to it?

    Thrashed it around on a moto track. Kept the bags and GPSs on for the full effect.

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  17. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    :clap
  18. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    One of the local motocross guys said,"500lbs? That's like riding TWO bikes out there".
  19. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    You finally gonna fix that custom stick in that exhaust mount before it gets crispy? :evil
  20. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Changed the oil
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    Love pulling the filter and seeing these nice straight pleats