What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. KamLeeR

    KamLeeR Animal Adventurer

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    Oil change and installed fork bleeders. Then went for a great ride!
  2. beergut

    beergut Thumper

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    This is fun. These WP forks are sublimely wonderful objects.

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    Tip of the day: KTM fork rebuild kit saves a stupendous amount of money.

    Hmm. I just like the way this looks:

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    Reminds me how spare the Adventure is at heart.
  4. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

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    Gave my girl some fresh oil...mmm motul 300v
  5. KTMbageera

    KTMbageera Adventurer

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    After investigating aftermarket horns for my 09' 990R, I decided to install PIAA Freeway Blasters. I need horns that are resistant to water and off road vibration. And loud.

    I began the install thinking the twin horns would fit behind or under the headlight. They fit, but so tight that the horn body did not have clearance, reducing the vibration necessary for producing maximum volume. The horn body has to mount suspended on the mount bolt and able to vibrate freely or the sound is reduced drastically.

    Therefore, I sought other locations and decided on the interior of the left and right fairings. There is plenty of room for the horns in the fairings. I had initial concern that placing them in the fairings would muffle or reduce the sound volume. There was only slight difference between the horn sound in the open connected to a battery, and the finished sound produced pushing the horn button. Plenty loud and unique to get people's attention on the roads and trails of Cambodia.

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  6. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

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    Nice to see that picture up there on your wall. One of the champions we had when I was a kid. :clap
  7. KTMbageera

    KTMbageera Adventurer

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    09' 990R aux lighting choice. I chose to go with a Baja Designs 4 LED light bar.

    http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=640241

    Baja Designs makes first class dependable gear. I have used their lights on five bikes without fault or failure. I looked at lots of different lights for my 990R and decided to "Go with what I know." The question was, two quads mounted on the crash bars or the 8" bar under the OEM head light. The light bar was different, fit well with the lines of my bike, and tucked in perfect for a protected mount. There is enough clearance between the light and the light fender, no problem. The only downside to the power cord that exits the light body out the left end.

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    I decided to fabricate my mounts using 1.5 mil Kydex. I have used Kydex to make many things from side panels, to Kukri sheaths, and heat shields. Good stuff that is easy to work with. You just need a heat gun. (hair dryer on steroids)

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    The BD bar has a dimmer function. 50% or 100% at the flick of a button. The BD wiring harness was not cheap, and it is not made cheap either. Quality wire, sheathing, and connections throughout. It works great. I made a mount for the dimmer button from, you guessed, Kydex.

    I used an on/off switch from Highway Dirt Bike fitted with my Beefy "Big Bike" hand guards and top clamp set up. I like their stuff too. Never sorry to spend a little for quality. Their folding mirrors work, even at speed over rough stuff.

    Next I modified my OEM U.S. right hand switch to have a on/off button for the OEM headlight. I did this with another push button from HDB. inexpensive and easy to do, avoiding buying the KTM switch at $80 or so.

    http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=pb_on-off_b

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    My first night road test went awesome. After some preliminary height adjustments I went for a ride. The LEDs out performed the HID on my 450MXC. The light spread is wide, covering both sides of a two lane road well. Usable light out front goes to 200 meters in bright near white light. The dim mode got no flashing complaints from oncoming drivers. The two middle LEDs are spots and the two outer ones are wide angles. The combination is great for me. I will post some night time pics when I have a chance.

    Blessed are we who have the privilege of time, money, and health to enjoy our two wheeled passions.
  8. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    Gotcha! Nothing wrong with that. I was just worried you had a problem with the filter since I just installed mine.
  9. Themastermike

    Themastermike Hangin it out

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    First first removal of side tanks. I have always found that moving something that is lighter is easier than moving something that is heavier.

    Second first removal of side tanks. Figuring it out as I go. Petcock access is tight.
  10. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    Inside Line Moto in Anaheim 714-639-3900
    the owners broke away from Z-racing KTM in Anaheim and started their own shop a few years ago
    . These guys were the base of Z a long time KTM dealer from way back.
    ask Tim or Matt they know their stuff and have a lot of experience on the twin
    long time old riding buddies but now it seems like all they do is work at the shop
    Tim is a lot younger than I am but wiser with a wide knowledge of KTM. If I want an opinion on something about a KTM I ask him
  11. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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  12. prince

    prince Been here awhile

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    thanks for the info.
  13. jmklint

    jmklint Adventurer

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    ive been looking at that exact set-up. my only drawback is the mounting. I'm not much into fabricating anything like so many of you guys seem to have great engineering skills. any suggestions to a mount that might work that can be purchased?
  14. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    never mind
  15. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    oops
  16. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    Picked it up today all new and Shiny took it home, fitted the Givi Trekker top box, sat nav, sorted all the levers the way I like them, cant wait to get out on it !!!
  17. Northyork

    Northyork Been here awhile

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    Placed loads of di-electric grease on every single electric connector on the bike.
    Installed a Fuzeblock FZ-1
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    Installed USB port on globe compartment
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    Installed a set of PIAA's 510

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  18. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    holy batcave that is an abomination. I´m not bashing you sir, but that is just plain ugly. I could live vvith buffeting, not the that screen form. The bike aesthetics should be kept to the rally style. And that ofcourse is my humble opinion.

    But hey, you are riding and i´m not. :freaky
  19. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    I am not concerned with what it looks like. If that was the case I would have got a Harley with the chrome and tassels hanging off the bars to pick up chicks
    I should know better than to post this stuff here

    reminds me of why I am a loner
    the 950 makes a great lone rider bike
  20. Northyork

    Northyork Been here awhile

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    USB port on dash + RAM ball for GPS or Phone
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