What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly Imminent Train Wreck

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    Went turkey hunting. No turkeys but lots of fun riding.
  2. 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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  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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  8. 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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  9. 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.
  10. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    Your gona like those :clap
  11. 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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  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. tacosupreme

    tacosupreme Been here awhile

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    Fresh Redline 20w-50 and Cj's nifty oil drain hose-
    1)mark ear using template
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    2)cut ear off
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    3)Tighten fittings and route hose. Almost looking forward to the next oil change!
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  15. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Sokath, his eyes opened!

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    Rode to LA to do some skating with a friend.

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  16. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    These were only finger tight... :eek1


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  17. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Close call, nice to catch that before major damage. Were you able to reuse the gasket or have a new at the ready.
  18. stocko

    stocko n00b

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    were you able to get the cover off without removing the breather line?
    I have to do the balance shaft seal soon
  19. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    I reused the gasket, even though I had a new spare. I cut the clamp that holds on the breather hose, and used a low budget clamp to replace it. :lol3
  20. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    You don't need to remove it.