What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    Cleaning bike for USA / Canada Trip. Plus wired up a manual on fan switch.
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  2. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    LOL (in the office!!)

    Bloody canbus motorcycles............
  3. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    I parked the big bike dirty and in dire need of a front tire ........ I too have developed a serious distaste for the stock front Pirelli. It hops Like crazy on pavement and then once on gravel it pushes like a bastard. 800 kms yesterday had me convinced I love this bike and hate its front sneakers.
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    A quick change of bikes on a gravel road had me smiling and my riding partner scared shitless to take my 990 out of second gear. He was so happy to be alive he gave Mother Nature a Handjob!
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    Two sets of Mitas tires on their way here tomorrow so today the little lady and I took the dirt scooters out for some fun.
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  4. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    i was sick of the stock seat after 5 years and finally decided to do something about it. I realised that it lacked support for the butt at the right places so i decided to a bit of DIY re-shaping after buying some car seat foam, cover material etc...
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    started shaping the extra foam so that the seat is enlarged at the rearward area (where i sit while riding on the highways) at the same time, keeping the narrowness intact up front so that it doesn't hinder while standing up (off-road)..
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    covered it with some softer top layer foam
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    and then my favourite colour seat cover material before buttoning it all up with a heavy duty stapler
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    looks the right shape but i haven't installed it on the bike yet & ridden it. will report later on the results.

    oh, and the stock tool bag was in tatters
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    so i got one made out of leather, actually the mrs got them made for me :raabia:raabia at her shoe repair shop
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  5. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    She's a keeper!!!!:clap
  6. mudder

    mudder Been here awhile

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    Last thursday I changed the front rim on my brand new 990R. I thought I might as well change it, before I break the Behr-shit. The DID-rim from 950SE fits right away with original spokes. For the rear I have a complete 950SE wheel.

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  7. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Superplush R installed, bike back on the ground.

    249.5 mm travel. It's the .5 that makes the difference.
  8. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Good skills Vicks! :thumb

    You'll be taking orders for new tool bags, mine's the same :deal
  9. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Yessir, she is.


    :lol3 i got a few made - 2 in leather and one out of denim, and only cost me 10$ !!
  10. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    Relocated my fuzeblock from the glove box to the headlight mount.
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    Inspected my clutch plates.

    Bled my clutch slave .

    Installed new grips and grip warmers in preparation for my Arctic Circle trip in June.
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  11. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Installed a set of Renthal Carmichael High bars. :) love em.

    Way less sweep than stock and with the addition of the Scott's triple and damper it's now finally the perfect height for me while standing and while seated. [​IMG]

    Funny how when you ride an identical bike with a few different tweaks you can find exactly what you are looking for.
  12. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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    Installed my low budget polyboard rack.

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    Very handy out on the trail for cutting up your veggies!
  13. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Goes nicely with your $1300 exhaust. :D
  14. motoracer51

    motoracer51 Been here awhile

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    Finished putting my bike back together which has been on the lift sinCe last August.


    Fired right up. She wants to be ridden.:D
  15. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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  16. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    I had a ride out to the coast with my missus on Sunday and noticed the bike was a tad louder than usual, I feared the Y piece of the exhaust had finally corroded.

    Time to tear into the beast, removed luggage rack, side fairings, rear mudguard and number plate, scotoiler, underseat tray and finally the footpeg hangers, three of which needed drilling out! :huh

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    Fears confirmed with a hole in the left hand side of the link pipe :cry

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    Luckily I had bought a 2-1 link pipe off a fellow inmate a couple of years ago when he shopped his Adventure in for an SE. I'm not really a fan of the single pipe as I think the twin pipe looks much better, but I've just shelled out a shitload of dollar for our summer holidays and money's tight at the mo so the 2-1 will have to do until I've been away.

    Bit tight to fit, but managed to get it on.

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    What I did notice was a grove in the rear shock cylinder caused by the left hand side fairing. It doesn't touch when the fairing is bolted to the bike, so not sure why or how it's caused it, but it's worth a look guys!!!! :eek1 :eek1

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    All buttoned back up and sounds good, not ridden her yet so can't comment on if it makes a difference. I am going to do a bit of searching to see hoe guys have fitted their tool tubes as I want to fit mine in the gaping hole which is left so it doesn't look so odd.
  17. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    Pulled the clutch apart again tonight. After looking closer I had some notching of the basket fingers. Swapped positions of the two innermost steel plates. Polished (sanded) the fingers on the inner and outer clutch basket and placed all the drive plates with the rounded edge "out".

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    Sanded and installed inner clutch basket
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  18. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Started my tubeless project. First coat drying.
    New front tire on, rear one waiting for the rim to be ready. Can't wait to see how the new combo is but I have two more coats and three days to wait. :jive


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  19. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Bought it a friend due to the imminent release of the F650GSPD! I'm 7000 miles from home right now, but my buddy said they got along just fine when he rolled it in there for me, :D

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  20. Sevv

    Sevv Been here awhile

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    In the last two weeks I've:

    Pulled the EPS
    Pulled the SAS
    Installed a set of used Wings Exhaust from Powercell
    Rejetted with X-bikes jetting
    Replaced rear spring for my lighter weight
    Replaced front springs for my lighter weight
    Had my seat modified so it's more comfortable
    Fixed a breaking windscreen
    Wired in my heated vest controller

    What's that mean? I loooove my KTM