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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
Today i've mounted a new exhaust header"
While the bike is suspended from the ceiling waiting for its arms and legs to come back from SPS, I thought I might as well drill the swingarm. Thinking to myself that my old bike produced a lot of water, certainly KTM has fixed that problem, right?
Nope. Got a lot of water out- between the two sides, might be as much as a half cup. 120ml to you folks lucky enough to be metric.
I had already r&r the chain adjusters with anti-sieze.
Bike only has 5500 miles or so- I was suprised.
Go drill your swingarms.
Today's project. Change the fuel filter in my 990 fuel tank.
Is that the CJ Racer rebuild kit?
The filters I had. Not sure if I got from Cj or KTM. But CJ did send me the o-ring for the out side of the fuel pump. That guy from CJ Craig is great. He sent me a bunch of stuff to Costa Rica last week. He even went way out of his way to get me some items he does not even sell. Just to help me out.
Cleaning bike for USA / Canada Trip. Plus wired up a manual on fan switch.
LOL (in the office!!)
Bloody canbus motorcycles............
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.
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!
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.
3 feet behind me it's 300 ft to the ground .... Gorgeous view.
another 400+ ft drop behind her in this picture.
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...
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)..
covered it with some softer top layer foam
and then my favourite colour seat cover material before buttoning it all up with a heavy duty stapler
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
so i got one made out of leather, actually the mrs got them made for me at her shoe repair shop
She's a keeper!!!!
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.
Superplush R installed, bike back on the ground.
249.5 mm travel. It's the .5 that makes the difference.
Good skills Vicks!
You'll be taking orders for new tool bags, mine's the same
Yessir, she is.
i got a few made - 2 in leather and one out of denim, and only cost me 10$ !!
Relocated my fuzeblock from the glove box to the headlight mount.
Inspected my clutch plates.
Bled my clutch slave .
Installed new grips and grip warmers in preparation for my Arctic Circle trip in June.
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.
Funny how when you ride an identical bike with a few different tweaks you can find exactly what you are looking for.
Installed my low budget polyboard rack.
Very handy out on the trail for cutting up your veggies!
Goes nicely with your $1300 exhaust.
Finished putting my bike back together which has been on the lift sinCe last August.
Fired right up. She wants to be ridden.