What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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  2. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Nice looking bike.

    I've always wondered about people riding their bike to their bike test...

    "Ok, you successfully rode here and negotiated traffic, but your horn doesn't work and you dabbed on your 19th straight circle. Dizzy or not, you fail. Go ride home."

    My test consisted of riding 20 yards to the other end of the parking lot and back.
  3. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    I've seen plenty of riders successfully make it to the DMV that really shouldn't be on the road.
  4. KTM Explorer

    KTM Explorer Dirt Whore

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  5. rade

    rade Adventure enthusiast

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    Hey,

    I like the KTM Rally Replica look, so I am playing a bit during the winter time. I wanted to produce a carbon windschield that will have better wind protection and look way more cool than the original one :-)

    And here is the result.... What do you think? :-)

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    I have few more...
  6. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    I did not do anything...... but if I did, I would not post the same story on two separate threads!
  7. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    More like three:lol3
  8. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Yup - absolutely mental! :norton

    Try this too:

    • Can't register a bike without insurance
    • Can't get insurance without an endorsement
    • Can't get an endorsement without a registered and insured bike
    • Can't get an endorsement without brake tags
    • Can't get brake tags without an endorsement
    Fortunately, they have a clever system to deal with the final point: fully illegally (no endorsement, insurance or tag) ride the bike to an inspections station, get a fail sticker, then go take your test, then go back [or not] to the station to get a proper tag. For the second point, you just have to lie and not respond to a few letters from the insurance company.

    Then it all just falls into place...:becca

    That said, focusing on scraping the pegs while performing the figure of 8s was kinda fun! :lol3


    In other news: K60s just arriving from CJ helped erase the memories. :clap

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    Pass the spoons! :D
  9. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Me included. Shoulda been off-road! :evil
  10. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

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    I finally got around to installing some new grips...i think i gave myself a blister putting them on...but they should be much better than my old ones which no longer even had a pattern on them.

    Next for the week is to finish the gobi plastic hinge replacements with some custom denier nylon ones and fix the oil leak on the shifter position sensor.
  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Got her back on two wheels again! I might finish her tomorrow.
  12. outfront

    outfront Been here awhile

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    Installed a new set I ordered from Rocky Mountain $ 532.00+ free shipping.

    Pretty straight forward to install; it took me about an hour and 20 min. to install. They are pretty loud without the spark arrestors, so i think I'll try those tonight.

    I chose the Leo's over the FMF only because the FMF mufflers look to short.
  13. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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  14. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh

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    Had a few stickers laying around so I figured why not slap them all on the Dirty Dak and move up the "Poser" latter. :deal:norton:rofl

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  15. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    You missed a spot. :evil

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  16. zedtours

    zedtours Been here awhile

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    What's the effect of having the forks so far thru the yokes?
  17. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    I guess a little more trail to improve the steering. But damn those are down far! :eek1
  18. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh

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    Can't really say since I had SPS up the suspension to 265 mm right after I got the bike. As far as I can tell, the bike handles fine, but can't really compare it to anything...:norton

    The only reason for this was to lower the front end so I can touch the ground... I'm 5.7 with 28" inseam . :huh
  19. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh

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    Got this from Duel Sport Armory today:

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    Followed the instructions in this video step by step:
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    Remove the clutch cover:
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    Remove clutch plate cover:
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    Remove friction plates and replace them with the Rekluse provided plates:
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    Insert Rekluse EXP friction disk:
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    Install Rekluse clutch slave:
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    Make adjustments and take it for short test ride:
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    So simple to do and such a HUGE difference! This mod makes it so much easier to manage the bike, especially since I can hardly reach the ground... :evil
  20. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    I would think that it steers super fast and sucks in the sand.