What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin 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
  5. 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
  6. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    Mounted up a new Heidenau K60 Scout and a used D606 on front
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  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin 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!
  10. 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]
  11. 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
  12. Cuse

    Cuse Been here awhile

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    How do I get on that program?
  13. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Marry a badass.
  14. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    + 1,000,000 on that.
  15. 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.
  16. 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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    Stay tuned for more to come
  17. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Finally fixed that small yet annoying oil leak... And installed new front txc 80
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.