What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. 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
  2. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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  3. 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.
  4. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly Imminent Train Wreck

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    Went turkey hunting. No turkeys but lots of fun riding.
  9. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Oil change, coolant flush & change, and then I burped it-

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  10. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Ingenious... I'm stealing your method when I change my fluids. I'd been wondering how to lift the front end and THAT is how!
  11. Rsquared

    Rsquared Echo

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    Why a coolant flush and change on such a new bike? Just curious, mine's the same vintage and runs warmer than I would like, especially during the summer.
  12. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Mine has 325 miles on it, coolant will be flushed at 600 mile change then again at 2k mark.
    Mine runs hot, but I have Akrapovik cans on the way to eliminate some of the heat. The fan kicks on at 70 degrees outside, temp stays consistent, but really normal traffic and the fan at 70 outside temp.
    My last bike an original 04 950 did the same, ran great with the new exhaust, I'm expecting the same results.
  13. deepsea rider

    deepsea rider Adventurer

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    SWEET !!!!! New front spring rate 6.9 N/mm and rear is 179 N/mm, y buddy is gone for the weekend, and I tore it apart in his garage (its the size of my house) so will have to wait til next week to put her back together and do the test ride. Oh and thanks Superplush, great job, great customer service, especially Zoe :clap

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  14. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    Ran a Hardwire powerline for my GPS.
  15. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Last coat for tubeless rear wheel. Tomorrow, The tire goes on and I test it out. In the meantime, Darth Kitten lives!

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  16. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

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    Today i stole EZ300's idea of putting my FZ1 on the headlight mount.

    This picture was after i got it setup and was testing with the multi meter to make sure i hooked it up right.

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    And this one is all finished just missing the cover over it at the moment.

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    I am pretty happy with it so far. it will make wiring all the crap up super easy.
  17. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    Your gona like those :clap
  18. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Installed a poor man's GPS. An iPhone 4S, MotionX GPS app, a LifeProof case with bar mount, and a new USB port added to switched power. Good to go!

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  19. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I needed to burp it because I saw the engine temp max out in stopped traffic last summer.

    There was also reports of left over casting sand in some bikes, so I figured that I would flush out the system and replace the coolant with "lowtox" coolant- reported to lower temps better than standard coolant.
  20. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    opened up the clutch cover, checked my hub bolts, un screwed them and re torqued , buttoned it up and went for a ride. (just an anual insepection)