What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. JK1

    JK1 Been here awhile

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    Finally got around to fitting Steffen's headlight kit.

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  2. toto#77

    toto#77 Been here awhile

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    Today I trow mi K on myself meanwile blow my tire.....

    Fuck....

    non รจ facile scrivere mentre mi allaccio il casco...
  3. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Got myself a radar detector for xmas. :evil

    I learned that the rear Pirelli Scorpion MT90 is steel belted. I had no idea.

    New Pirelli on the rear, and a Heidenau (sp?) on the front. I had Woody's put on a 1.85" front rim. Not sure if it's the tire, or the change in rim width, but my first ride on the street shows noticeably different handling. I'm curious to try it in the dirt, but I'm going to have to wait for snow to melt.
  4. macleod

    macleod New guy

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    A little bit of this
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    Ended up doing some track side repair
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    apparently there's a small leak around the sight glass. I've done some research and this could be fixed by using epoxy. My question is: which type of epoxy? For aluminum or plastic?
    Cheers
    Andrei

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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Rode out to the dry lake.
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    Fun and scary. I still don't like deep sand.:lol3
  6. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    You are always in cool locales...
  7. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    El Mirage dry lake.
    SCTA runs there..
  8. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    I robbed the 15amp spare fuse out of it so I could replace the one that went tits up on my John Deere to snow blow the 12+" of snow we got. :D
  9. pepetrueba

    pepetrueba PEPEBAJA

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    Slowly configuring up replacement SE with much needed rider accesories.
    After selling off my beloved SE last spring, my replacement 950 SE has been slowly been farled to my liking...
    HDB guards, Montana, Kaoko, Tourarech, 690 shield, BDCW and last friday..BAJA Designs Squadrons :evil took off Saturday before sunrise on old
    highway 80 east bounfd from San Diego to El Centro..windy but i felt i could not overpower the beams the bike shot out front...
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  10. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Started tear down to look at the valves .
  11. JTMETZ54

    JTMETZ54 Adventurer

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    Installed the Rally pegs from KTM.
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    Looks like a solid upgrade for the price.
  12. motocityktm

    motocityktm Been here awhile

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    Installed a Kaoko Cruise Control from Touratech...maybe the single greatest trinket I have added! Beautiful little piece, works with the stock handguards, no more tired throttle hand! :D
  13. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    ...ordered a copper oil drain washer (and several spares) because I lost the original doing an oil change. Thought perhaps it would be ok with just the bolt for a few days if I didn't ride. Not so much. About 2 quarts of fresh oil snuck past the both and onto the garage floor. Cock!
  14. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Had the stock battery die on me this morning after just 1.5 years. No warning, bike ran great Saturday, went to start it today and nothing...at all. No crank, no lights, nada. :puke1

    Got it replaced with an EarthX Lithium, hope this lasts longer. Although now I'm thinking I should add a voltmeter and replace the RR just in case...:eek1
  15. GJ990

    GJ990 Been here awhile

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    I like mine too, except the 1st weekend I had them installed my pant leg caught on the peg as I tried to put my foot down and I dropped the bike. Felt like an idiot but learned my lesson. They do make a huge difference while standing though.
  16. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    That sucks. Sounds like a different type of failure than would be caused by the RR or caught by a voltmeter. The voltmeter might be good insurance, but I think most RRs on the 990/950 last pretty well.

    I just finally replaced my stock battery (7 years), I put in a motobatt. I think they're good quality for the price, and from what I can glean from the internet, as reliable as anything out there. Yuasas are good when they're good, but I've had some duds (like yours) before too.
  17. Team Vegas

    Team Vegas nonsense

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    Added some more of the dogs to the beast The black dog cycle works skid plate and CPR_Rottweiler intake

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  18. Guiga Rodrigo

    Guiga Rodrigo Adventurer

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    F. oil change on the 990 '08
  19. kidhornet

    kidhornet Adventurer

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    I went to wash my bike :D

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  20. 75monza

    75monza Been here awhile

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    My 2006 eats batteries like snacks. I usually go through another one every year or two. I have had the bike since 2008. I am on my 4th battery now and the one in the bike is now junk (flat and won't take a charge anymore) so I will be buying a 5th one shortly.

    Had one fail while riding down the highway at 60mph. Bike just lost power and I had to call for help. Luckily I was only about 2 miles from a friends house with a trailer at the time. Dropped in another battery and I was off again.