What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Sandman 950

    Sandman 950 .

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    30 miles norf ov London init!
    You can sing this like an old blues song if you fancy!:kumbaya

    I woke up this morning...
    the sun was shining...
    put bike in the garden...
    Took bodywork, tank and seat off...
    removed airbox and carbs...
    cleaned jets and set mixture to 1 1/2 turns...
    removed mudguard, loosened radiator...
    took plugs out, put new one's in...
    put it all back together and....
    S W E E E E E E E T!
    (it was sweet anyway mind):thumb
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  2. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    3,845
    Location:
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Canisterectomy, SASectomy, FMF Q4s: Runs great, sounds better. Throttle response seems much improved, or is that just me cranking it up because it sounds so nice?
    Installed new Acerbis handguards, a mild PITA. Barely clears the brake master cylinder so it's installed a little lower than I wanted. Had to move the clutch mount inwards so lever would clear, so it's either hack the lever shorter or find a shorter lever. Anybody got a source for stubby levers for the 990?


    1911fan
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  3. Jonnas

    Jonnas Adventurer

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    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    Rogaland, Norway
    Washed it.
    Added some clutch oil.
    Adjusted all spring preloads, rebounce and compression to Sport mode.
    Fired it up, wheelied a bit :D :D
    Made a few feet of black rubber marking by the front wheel brake:evil during fast stop training. Always good to know how much is just a bit too much:lol3 :lol3
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  4. c munch

    c munch Destination unknown

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    Oddometer:
    480
    Location:
    Stuck between the Sound & the Atlantic
    Cursed at it and rode the duc. Still waiting for a voltage regulater, it's been 3 weeks now.
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  5. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    4,079
    Location:
    San Tan Valley, AZ
    Mounted MEFO's....initial 100 mile ride was fantastic compared to the Skorp's. After three front Skorp's that wobbled I give up....I hope to never go back.
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  6. 50X50

    50X50 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Oddometer:
    186
    Location:
    Santa Cruz USA
    Bought the 990 for a trip to Alaska. I will love and protect this moto...it is the everything bike.

    My farkle list includes:

    Garmin Zumo 550
    Akro Exhaust
    Touratech Skidplate
    Carbon look frame guard
    Scotts SHARK FIN
    Aluminum radiator protector
    Crash Bars
    Carbon Ignition Protector
    Carbon Clutch Cover
    G2 Throttle Tube & Cam
    Hard Epuip. Heated Grips
    Folding Mirrors
    Hollow Bleeder Screws
    Adventure Front Axle Pull
    TKC 80 Tires
    KTM Black Plastic Side Bags
    KTM Tank Bag
    PIAA Xtreme White Bulb
    PIAA Driving Lights
    Rotopak 1 gal + Mount


    but...


    MOST RECENTLY!!!!!:evil

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    EMIG Steering Stabilizer/Damper/Triple Clamp Kit


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    Stabilizer with Rotopak and Zumo 550.

    I would take any input as to what should be next!!?

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  7. gweaver

    gweaver NorCal is Best Cal!

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    Sonoma County, CA
    Started looking for an oil leak that developed recently. Pulled the upper fairings and tanks, degreased the front cylinder. I'll put the thing back together tomorrow, probably ride it Tuesday, then check and see if I can identify where the leak is. Could be the valve cover gasket (didn't change it at last valve adjust), but I suppose it could be one of the spark plug shaft O-rings or one of the seals on the valve cover bolts.

    Looks like there's the beginnings of a small leak on the rear cylinder too, definitely from the gasket.

    Maybe I'll wash it after I find and fix the oil leak.

    :D
    G
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  8. unkle_george

    unkle_george Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    107
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Hmm, a found why the bike is running a temperature. The water pump seal went from OK to complete failure in about 100 miles. I think I may have cut the lip of the seal when I installed it only 5k miles ago.

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  9. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Remember this?

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    So I laid the bike down :wink:

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    And took the clip off it and replaced it with this jubilee clip.

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    Hopefully all is sweet now :D
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  10. Sandman 950

    Sandman 950 .

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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    30 miles norf ov London init!
    Well done man, simples aye?

    (hijack-did you ever hear anything about your KTM that went missing)
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  11. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Location:
    Ben Lomond, Highway 9, California
    Went and found some more mud. We both laid down in it but no damage. Then I hosed her off
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  12. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Location:
    Little Marais, MN
    Took the left tank and fuel pump off my 08 990 for the third time this month. I've been trying to cure the slow leak/weeping of fuel from the pump/tank interface. Tried different o-rings, stock and larger/smaller sizes but still no luck. This all started after replacing my burned out stock pump last summer. The new pump doesn't seem to mate to the tank surface as well.

    I'm taking it back into the shop and see if KTM NA can help me, because I am out of ideas... Maybe I'll try a custom gasket between the pump and tank if they don't have any solution...


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  13. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    Oddometer:
    262
    Location:
    montana
    Took a ride over Lost Trail Pass to Salmon ,ID. and up the North Fork of the Salmon river. great weather !! 260 miles. Got back , hosed her off, checked fluids,air pres.,checked & lubed chain. Good to go !!!

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  14. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    I bet it's the oil pressure switch, it sits in between the cylinder heads on the left side.


    Yes, some bike breaker not far from where I live was selling parts of it on eBay. Cops done fook all and I've got some parts back via my insurance company, but the prick has butchered a lot of the stuff, knowing he was going to loose them. :mad
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  15. imgonnasnap

    imgonnasnap Motard wrecker

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    Oddometer:
    808
    Location:
    Near the Grassy Knoll
    So I decided I dont like the stock headlight anymore, and decided to had a rally style race light and fairing. I just finished up the bracket for the light and need to start working on the fairing, but this is what I have so far. What do you guys think? So far I only have about $140 into the entire setup, including the light and the metal. (not counting welder usage & electricity, of course)

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  16. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    Northern Rivers, NSW
    It's called a hacksaw :D
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  17. Chipper

    Chipper Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    725
    Location:
    Dover, Ohio
    I'll try post pics later. Cut off rear left brace on Gobi racks and moved back about 1". Object was to make getting cap off my Neduro aux tank easier. Before was PIA to get gas cap off aux tank so was hardly ever using it. Now with brace moved back comes right off with no interference when have racks on bike. Cut, ground to fit and re-weld/re-paint.
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  18. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    754
    Location:
    Sweden
    1. Installed alien screen.

    2. Redid the wiring for the heated grips because it was a crap installation done in 10 min by some idiot at the dealer, MUCH tidier now.

    3. Installed and did the wiring for my Zumo 660, wired it so it turns off the power with the ignition. I found a really good place for my Zumo on the dash and it looks super tidy. I'm not sure if it will stay in place in the rough stuff though. If not I'll have to make something sturdier with a metal support bracket and so on, we'll see.

    Rainy cold miserable day here so a good time to do some stuff.
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  19. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Any pics of the satnav mount??
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  20. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    Location:
    Sweden
    Nah, you'd laugh at it :rofl

    It's e-x-p-e-r-i-m-e-n-t-a-l and might fall off, I'll get back to you after my first ride with it :rofl

    It looks good though....
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