What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    We need to see more pics of that chainsaw mounted to your ktm Chuck Norris style
  2. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    Loaded it up and got it ready for my trip to Inuvik!
    I leave AZ at 6am for 16 days!
  3. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    Picked up my 500excSM and headed to the Canyons for a couple of hours

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  4. RedRupert

    RedRupert Brit in the Soviet Union

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    OC, that piston skirt looks a bit bright - is it worn? Have you a better photo?
  5. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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  6. JK1

    JK1 Been here awhile

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    Fitted a orange Oberon clutch slave xD
  7. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    No, no wear. It was very clean and no sign of problems at 36,000 miles. The nikasil looked great, but the shop owner did give the cylinders one twist of a honing stone. I suggested against it, but he said he has done that to hundreds of KTM engines, and it works as long as you only do it very, very lightly. That's probably what you are seeing. Beyond that, it's just the lighting (and my poor photo editing). :lol3
  9. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    made it a twin.
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  10. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh

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    Replaced the stock handlebar:

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    With a ProTaper KX High Bend from HDB:

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    The ProTaper came with the w/Threaded Inserts already installed :deal. The HDB Handguards fit better on the new bars than on the stock.

    The new bars do not come pre-drilled with the holes for the right starter and left controls assemblies.

    The differences between the bars are very subtle. The tips of the new bar are a little higher and it has less pullback. As a result, the new bar is a little wider and taller than stock. This means the grips are slightly more horizontal so the outside of my palms are not pointing down towards the ground as much as on stock.

    Didn't get a chance to take it out for a long ride yet, but initial impressions is positive.

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  11. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Sans crash bars... and rode it hard. Blew a fork seal, probably dented my front rim, had a blast!!!

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  12. gozirra

    gozirra Spam?

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    Actually moved the bike from storage (950A S), registered it, spooned off a front tire and mounted a newer and enjoyed my handy new tire mounting tool (http://kauritmoto.com), pulled the wheel a second time to replace front wheel bearings and seals and clean and grease the rest.

    Tonight - possibly a waterpump rebuild, coolant flush, oil change and filters, handgrips, kickstand relocate, crash bars and stud upgrade, dual fans, spark plugs, fuel line refresh and quick disconnect fittings added to the lines. oh and scotcbrite pad the headers to remove fossilized mud and dirt, contemplate checking the valves and swingarm bearings and rear wheel bearings.

    ok so maybe that will be over the next few nights. (weeks):rofl
  13. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    The stock bars are horrible (for me atleast) I got the Renthal fatbar with the TP199 bend. It's money well spend for me. I always bend my palms outwards when i put my elbows up so since the stockers are bend inwards to mutch igot a really uncomfortable feeling, especially standing up while putting my weight on the front.
  14. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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  15. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    I did this:
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    Because of this:
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    ... Particularly, this hot mess:
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    On the way home from NC, the bike started bogging at around 4,500rpm with low fuel in hot conditions or under heavy load. On top of the obvious fuel starvation issue - thanks to the Wisdom Of The Forum - this was also accurately diagnosed as the tanks sucking up too much heat and consequently fuel boiling up.

    Hopefully, I wont have to concern myself with that particular little orange foible any more.

    Thanks to CJRacer for his filter and O-ring kit, which made this process a fair bit less expensive than it could have been.


    Cheers,



    Michael
  16. gozirra

    gozirra Spam?

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    What material did you use for this?
  17. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Broke a rear signal, got some sweet new scratches on the windscreen while maneuvering it under a fallen log on a rocky downhill section and the rear plastics vinyls are peeling off from my knees rubbing it with dirt combined, lol! Got some pretty good gouges in the skid pan, bark busters and fork guards too. Was a beauty day and only one minor get off on a sketchy little hump after a creek crossing. Nothing hurt in that one except my pride though... All that in only 60 kms, ha! I'm am gonna be pretty sore in two days though... Been a while since I had that kind of workout!

    Time to shop for some new flush mounts... And pines after better suspension yet some more... Here's a bit of the single track I rode. GoPro batts died about 2 hours in (forgot to charge the backups derp) and we didn't take many pics... I wish I had, but the going was pretty tough and no one was in a picture taking mood.

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  18. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    I changed the bald 908r for the used 908r, I got from Chris :wave in the 90 deg heat in the drive way. was just over a hour the bad part was I am out of beer:huh. what was I thinking. tomorrow the oil change and Pack:clap
  19. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Long timer

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    Got mine safely home after having STM Suspension got through my forks. It rides down the interstate a lot better now. Before it was really twitchy when going over all the expansion joints on concrete sections of pavement. Now, its butter smooth. :clap
  20. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    Mounted up a gps to the 990

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