What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Is this Spark Plug Socket an 18mm ??
  2. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    that's one of CJDesign's billet plug wrenches. He makes em for the LC8 motors. Love mine.
  3. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    18mm Size 3/8 Drive ??
  4. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    if I remember correctly Yes. Check out his site I think it's cjdesigns.com
  5. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    5/8" socket 3/8" drive, super-magnet inside, specially made for the 990, but no doubt would work on other deep well sparkplug bikes.

    from http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/ToolPouch.html

    "Sparkplug Socket
    Having a sparkplug socket on your bike during trips can save
    you from a long walk. Why KTM does not supply one anymore
    is beyond me. You can purchase one from them but it's $70,
    Why so expensive....who knows? I ordered one in hopes it
    would be the 3 piece set they use to supply the pre-06 bikes,
    but no luck. It's a 1/2" drive socket that is not practical for trail
    use.

    Who wants to carry along a huge 1/2" wratchet????

    The first one I made out of a 3/8" drive 5/8" deepwell socket
    that I ground down to fit into the tight sparkplug bore. Having
    this along on my 07 Mexico trip allowed me to get all the water
    out of the cylinders, after an unexpected tip over in the river, so
    I could continue on.

    I used a small 1/4" wratchet with a 1/4" to 3/8" adaptor.

    I have cleaned up the design so that you can utilize your stock
    tools on the trail, yet still use a torque wrench to precisely install
    them at your service interval in the shop.

    Recently, I found that a stock Yamaha wrench could be
    purchased to accomplish this. I purchased one to see if this
    works better. I was not happy with it because while tightening
    the plug it tends to become misaligned in the plug bore and rub
    on the sides. This gave me an uncertain feel of how tight the
    plug was and did not provide easy attachment to a torque
    wrench. KTM plug bores are much deeper than this wrench was
    designed for.

    My socket is turned down to stay straight in the plug bore and
    not cause any binding or stuck situations
    ."
  6. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Ordered :thumb
  7. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    BTW, it's not a billet sparkplug wrench, it's a standard 5/8" deepwell socket that's been lathe turned-down by CJ Designs to work well with the LC8 engine. If he made them from billet, no doubt they would be anodized orange! :evil
  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  9. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Geek,


    In the event that you see this post, can you tell me what kinda' front tire you're running with that (rear) Mefo Super Explorer?...

    Thanks.


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  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    TKC80 :freaky

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  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Installed a new bushing in the lower left tank mounting hole. Had to use a damn bottle jack to re-align the tank. Noticed my standard-beam headlight filament is burned out. Guess I'll have to use the high-beam.

    Heading over to Fraser for a family reunion tonight and tomorrow.
  12. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Funny you should mention that....I think everyone knows that the hardest part of an oil change is re-installing the crash bars/lower tank bolt. I've used a jack in the past but it usually just lifted the front front wheel off the ground and I had to fight the alignment of that lower bolt....this time I removed all the upper fairing bolts and loosened the upper tank bolt(by the fuse block)...that with the jack 'lift' made it alot easier...I mean I saved 20+ minutes of cursing, sweating and frustration...that just me, YMMV....
  13. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    I trimmed mine like this also, BUT adding a 1/4x1" fender washer between the
    flap & the mount on the exhaust pipe will shim it out away from the swingarm.
    I did both :dunno
  14. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Changed my oil, drilled out the barb on rear cyl for my vac pump and worked on my spare wheel.[​IMG]
  15. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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    Not really that great of a story. I remembered how I couldn't budge the oil jet the first time, and used a screwdriver bit and a wrench to remove it. I did the same thing this time, only I also used the screwdriver bit and wrench to tighten it... too much. Dumbest thing I've done for a quite a while.

    I tried a few different ways to extract the screw with no success, so here is what the bike looks like right now:

    http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=237132&stc=1&d=1281849164

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    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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  17. Sundance

    Sundance Adventurer

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    Orange Long Stompas. Mmmmmm:freaky
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    The wait was worth it.
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    Easy install.:clap
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    Looks great and now I can go to the grocery store with it.
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    Now she's got a wide rear end.
  18. stou

    stou Been here awhile

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    Very nice cases!:thumb
  19. Flameout

    Flameout Been here awhile

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    I'm right where I'm suppose to be all the time!
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    Wow! I know that feelin!!! Great bike!!!
  20. pancake

    pancake Better with bacon!

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    I replaced one of the bushings and screws that hold the bodywork on the tank..

    and then used the SE to lead my girlfriend's 13 yr old around the neighborhood on a kx100 so she could practice shifting! :D Breaking in a new rider.. oh yea...!