What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    I replaced the clutch lever that I snapped off last week when I turtled the bike on a steep switchback...

    Another $75 joyride... :muutt

    Q~
  2. kizniche

    kizniche pyro

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    Georgia
    This week I ended up going to a shop (AMR, Boca Raton, FL) for some service that required tools I don't have.
    After mounting a new tire 180 degrees from the proper position (red dot nearest to valve stem), I needed a balance, badly. I also took the opportunity to have the carbs syncronized after installing Head2Wind's jets last week. Last, I had a new DID 525VM2 chain installed.

    Today, after buying fasteners for two touratech bottle mounts, I stopped in Craig's Custom Canvas in Deerfield Beach, FL, looking to have new hinge covers made to replace the ones disintegrating from my H&B Gobi hard cases. Craig stopped what he was doing as soon as I walked in. After discussing materials, he built me two custom hinge covers. We decided on materials and I watched as he sewed with an attention to detail that only comes with years of experience. I was very satisfied with the work. He even gave them as a gift after discussing my upcoming motorcycle trip South.

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  3. summitdog

    summitdog It's an Azawakh

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  4. summitdog

    summitdog It's an Azawakh

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    So here is the result of the milling. Can you guess for what this is?

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  5. summitdog

    summitdog It's an Azawakh

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    If you looked in the background of the previous photo, you could probably guess what was coming next.

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  6. summitdog

    summitdog It's an Azawakh

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    Looking good Ken!!! :freaky

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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    more protection bits

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  8. Davestr

    Davestr Been here awhile

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    Topeka
    Those triples just look sexy. It like lingerie.
  9. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Nevada City
    Ordered an Evoluzione clutch slave and learned to ride with no clutch. Pretty easy. Funny thing is, while I was sitting on the side of the road fiddling with my clutch lever, a BMW 800GS cruised by. It was an orange one of course. Didn't stop to see if I needed help. WTF?
  10. mtb_man

    mtb_man Unfettered

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    Canberra, AUS
    Ordered a Neduro 2-1 pipe, shipped my Staintune pipes off to their new owner and then reinstalled the OEM exhaust as a temporary fix to pass roadworthy test and until the 2-1 gets here.

    Also picked up the 4 valve shims (2.40, 2x 2.45 and 2.70) I need to finish the clearances this weekend.
  11. Buggles

    Buggles Adventurer

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    Brussels, Belgium
    Ok, here goes :-)

    It's my first time giving the bike an oil change myself (previous owner was dealer maintenance all the way).

    So I started to take off the left hand crash bars, fairing, tank, etc to change the oil...

    I'm got the tank almost off (those damn fuel hoses are hard to get off), when I think to myself "hang on, the filler cap is on the right, won't the oil reservoir drain plug be there too... I'm such an idiot". So I put EVERYTHING back, and proceed to take off the right tank...

    When taking off the fuel hose, I forget that I've opened the left hand fuel cock again, and get gasoline all over me... Sit the tank down, follow with my finger, from the filler cap, down, across the frame, all the way to the left hand tank...

    By now the bike is cold, I'd have to put everything back in order to run it to warm again, then take off the tank again...

    Sod this, I'm having a beer! I'll crack on again one of these evenings!

    Still, at least I know I can take the tanks off :-)

    JB
  12. kennyd

    kennyd kennyd

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    did the emig frame mount line up to the ohlins ?? what mods were required?. what was removed from the top clamp? did you try the emig damper first? if so what is the advantage with the ohlins 2.0? thanks!
  13. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Oil change so far-
    Plan A
    Off work Monday, do it then.
    Damn! The shop is closed on Monday and I need a filter. Ok....
    Plan B
    Get filter on the way to work Tuesday morning and I have Wednesday til noon to work on it.
    Clutch slave went out gong into town. Limp it to work in first gear. Read about clutchless shifting on lunch break to get her home. Learn to drive with no clutch on the way home. Hell, thats EASY! Could have gone to get my filter and oil driving like this! Ok...
    Plan C
    Disassemble before work Wednesday, get filter and oil on the way to work, oil change Thursday, dont work til noon anyway.
    Read Buggles post about oil change. Oh yeah, it should be warm. Cant take her apart just yet. Ok...
    Plan D
    Get oil and filter today. Oil change tomorrow. Read the horror stories. Can I get it done for the first time in 5 hours?

    My Beemer riding husband must be giggling to himself. It broke again!? (of course the big weenie has had the dealer do his oil changes so far)
  14. radrich

    radrich Adventurer

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    Ride the piss out of it to work today,it has been a s%$#@ week. Best therapy ever love my se.
  15. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Ordered a new battery. This one is Done.
  16. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Geek,
    I got my CF case guards on too.
    New rear Mefo SE & frt Karoo 2 T [oem stock replacement]
    BBriggs discontinued Racks [no bags yet]
    Zip Ty Racing Rear Disc Guard :thumb [only one i like]
    SS oil filter.
    New OEM Stock Air Filter.
    Rear Brk pads [gone at 6700 miles]
    Center Stand [379mm] . note: the Gold Anodized color [from ktm shop tool kit]

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  17. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Please stop posting pics of the 950SE....I do NOT need another bike....cool video in your sig line by the way...:thumb
  18. plumbtired

    plumbtired plunging into the farkle

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    How bout homemade kick stand foot. 1/4" alum plate, 2-1/2 hole saw, 1/4 20 x 3/4 button head screw, drill & tap bottom of stand, and some 243. Couldn't find the flat SH bolt I wanted and improvised.

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  19. plumbtired

    plumbtired plunging into the farkle

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    2nd look, inward mount gives you a little more bolt room.

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  20. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Covered the scratches from the off I had in the Rally with a bit of touch up paint, replaced, bent clutch lever and fitted some Acerbis hand guards. :D

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