KTM EXC RFS to Street Scrambler

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by ghostridergary, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Nice work. :thumb
    The problem with all the liquid cooled scrambler conversions is the radiators. :hmmmmm
    They force the fuel tank and thus the seat too far back. :fpalm
    What could be done? :scratch

    Notch the bottom (& sides) of the fuel tank to fit forward over the rads, or lower the rads so that they are below the tank.

    My 2c anyway :hide
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  2. ghostridergary

    ghostridergary Adventurer

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    Bit more progress ... tank sprayed with that Toughpaint and some edging added to prevent sharp corners

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    Knocked up some side panels out of 2mm ABS (need tidying!)

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    Horn fitted inside subframe - fuel filter/tap was a bit tight against the frame/subframe but just OK...... so just need to put it all together, get an MOT then out on the road!

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  3. ghostridergary

    ghostridergary Adventurer

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    And nearly there.... put it altogether, and took it for a run - all good except (as predicted by Paul) the rear number plate got broken when I hit a bump - gonna have to ensure a narrow number plate and take some metal off the holder.

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    Seat fitting to tank bit iffy, so might have to modify that a bit
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    So just need to fix those things and get a proper black mudguard

    Overall cost I reckon

    Rad guards = £30
    640 ADV wheels = £0 (already had them)
    Exhaust = £20
    Ally for subframe & welding = £40
    Suspension lowering = £100
    Tank = £60
    ABS for side panels = £10
    Rear light = £15
    Indicators = £10
    Headlight = £35
    Seat = £30
    Paint = £40

    So overall about £400

    Feels quite pokey with that 525cc and tiny frame/ weight!
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  4. ghostridergary

    ghostridergary Adventurer

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    So tightened up the preload to give more gap between the rear tyre and (smaller) numberplate and got an MOT so now ready to ride for the summer.

    Despite the change in the air filter and exhaust, only needed to adjust the fuel screw by 1/2 turn and seems to run and idle well

    Might get someone to make a bespoke seat to fit better and will keep an eye-out for a suitable low mudguard in black (need a 640/990 adventure one in black really)

    Otherwise think we're done.... onto the next project

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  5. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee Supporter

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    You'll need a 950 front fender. It comes black and has the right bolt pattern. The 990 fender offers more clearance but fits onto different fork lowers IIRC.
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  6. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    How is it riding? I would think that you'd barely be able to keep the front end down. With the tank down on the frame, and your seat back so far, all your weight is way far back.
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  7. ghostridergary

    ghostridergary Adventurer

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    Hi Todd

    Initial rides seem fine, but I do feel myself sitting well forward on the seat/ tank interface.

    I think lowering the rear shock was probably a mistake and might return that to normal to get a little more rear tyre clearance.....

    Anyway it’s fun round town for the summer - probably only take a few hours to convert it back to the enduro anyway

    Cheers

    Gary
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