What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    :D

    "If it looks stupid but works. It's not stupid."


    Cleaned what I thought was a blown fork seal, with some 35mm film.

    No more "leak". Whoever thought that one up, I owe them a beer. :freaky
  2. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Sorry sir. As I were trying to say and failed miserably doing. It wasn't a personal attack. Just my opinion of twisting the bike to much. Which I actually shouldn't be doing since my bike is even more hacked up. As said in the last sentence, you win because you ride. Post it up

    Regards
    Mikael:clap
  3. mreimler

    mreimler Adventure Crasher

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    Let's see, I have this 1/4" aluminum a jigsaw and a drill...

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  4. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    Very interesting seeing what people are doing with their hobby here
    keep up the good work everyone

    Enjoy the ride
    it's shorter than you think
  5. Phil in K.C.

    Phil in K.C. Been here awhile

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    ....and I started my bubbled decal replacement with the carbon fiber...But I had to take it for a ride on a 55 deg day in Missouri!

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  6. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    The carbon fiber is gonna look nice, be sure and post up some pics when your finished.
  7. Phil in K.C.

    Phil in K.C. Been here awhile

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    Will do. ..... I got the idea from inmate mcmann . His look real nice!
  8. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    How do you like the seat ??
    I have to get one !
  9. Phil in K.C.

    Phil in K.C. Been here awhile

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    Only did around 60 miles on it, but so far it is as advertised! James and Sonia are super people to work with...It's like I told the SO...There is a reason there is a 6 mo wait!
  10. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Well, I almost gave up on this project. It was so hard to cut 13 gauge stainless.

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    I thought about cleaning this up and painting it black. Then, I decided that I liked the roughed up look. :D Good enough.
  11. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    It was finally my turn. So I ordered my Side Stand Removal Switch for my 990.
  12. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    My Big Orange is apparently mad at me for spending so much time with the latest addition to the stable, Ginger the 690R.
    The o-ring for the gear position switch has developed a leak. Not a standard size.
    I guess I'll be ordering in some tomorrow.
  13. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    I found an o-ring in my harbor freight metric o-ring set that has been in there leak free for the last few years. I think it was a little smaller but thicker than stock, it fits a hair more tightly.
  14. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Anybody knows the measurements? Thanks!
  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Top quality gear from Rally Raid

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    Easy to fit too

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  16. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    I've got both othe HF metric sets. Do recall which o-ring you used? The thicker ones looked too thick to me.
    I may try again today. After pulling it off to inspect it is leaking even worse.:cry

    Stock size is 27.5mm x 2.5mm


    The stock o-ring is under $0.35 each from Munn. I'll get some coming today. The original lasted over 25000 miles.:D
  17. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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    Thanks!
  18. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Sorry, it's been a few years and I just found something that created a nice seal as it went in.

    Mcmaster has great prices on o-rings, and the nice thing is they should be on your doorstep by wednesday.
  19. kanur

    kanur cu new er

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    Nice Seat! :clap

    You better keep a real close eye on it :deal:lol3
  20. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    Found it. 25mmx3.0mm stretches out quite nicely. I can feel how snug it is. Thanks much! Cheers!:freaky