What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Bearded Hooligan

    Bearded Hooligan Moto Addict

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    :lol3 @ThirdUncle thats great! Not trying to compete. Just wanted to do a refresh as I was eyeing the 790R and thought why not show the SE some love and keep it. I enjoy wrenching on the SE everything is simple and well laid out for the most part. How many miles on your SE? I am just under 36k right now.
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  2. Aged Adolescent

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    - Switched out headlight relay so hi-beam indicator's not on all the time on Baja XL-80

    Third Uncle,
    What is this relay you speak of??
    My hi-beam indicator has been on since I installed the XL-80, assumed that I wired something up incorrectly..
  3. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

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    I know, but you're eons ahead of me in development and blingfulness... I'm about the same mileage.
  4. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

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    When Baja sent the XL-80s to TripleClamp Moto, they sent wrongly-wired relays with each kit. So you need to get @keener to send you a free replacement -- assuming you bought it from TCM. It fixes that problem straightaway.
  5. Dusty

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    Need more info on the brake pedal hacksaw mod...
  6. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

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    Easy-peasy 5min job:

    - Unbolt foot pad from lever.
    - Use a hacksaw and file to remove the two very last teeth nearest to where it mounts.
    - Install it back on lever from underneath and attach the two bolts from below (use blue loctite).
    - Crack a beer and ponder why you never thought of it, then send up a cheers to @alongat

    Finished product should look like so...
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  7. Aged Adolescent

    Aged Adolescent Adventurer

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    Thanks Third Uncle, you da man.
    Will contact Keener for a replacement
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  8. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

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    A pleasure, Aged one.
  9. oregonair

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    scored some new soft panniers today ! tx fun country motorsports and Mosko-moto.. digging these really well designed bags !

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  10. oregonair

    oregonair Adventurer

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    but in the process noticed I might have a head gasket leak.. shit piss... fck

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  11. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Head gasket leak? Is that oil? If so then I’d suspect the oil pressure sensor. No, not just its copper ring; the sensor itself is plastic and they do tend to crack over time whilst still functioning. It’s a $6 item that takes no time to replace UNLESS you still have the stock airbox which will add at least an hour to the job.
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  12. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Long timer

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    I can confirm this.
  13. oregonair

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    yes! tx Gents. I didn't look very close last night and am new to LC8's -$6 bucks is music to these ears.
  14. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

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    Got my re-sprung 990ADV shock on yesterday and rode for a half-hour with it set to OEM "Comfort" specs. Rode it over Toronto's best crumbling pavement and it seems great. Less harsh than the best tuning we could put on the OEM shock. Bike seems to sit a bit higher, too. Will need to fiddle once I get it into the trails. Dabbling in the dark arts solo now, since my usual shock tweaker, @keener, is enjoying a busted ankle vacation.

    I think I need to paint that red horn black next. Anyone know if that might wreck it?


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  15. Skellington

    Skellington Pro Coffee Drinker

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    Chasing down a coolant in the oil problem-after getting this far everything looks perfect. The PO said he had replaced the pump shaft/seals twice with CJ Designs parts but still coolant in the oil. I have another supposedly good cover with a CJ shaft and seals but I might go ahead and just put everything back together with new gaskets and see what happens.I have researched this problem a lot but is there anything else I should look at ? Head bolt torque ?
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  16. adhammer94

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    It actually from last week, but mounted a ram ball to the dash. Then made a naviboard (I guess you'd call it that). 20190826_210800.jpg 20190826_210816.jpg 20190827_145309.jpg
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  17. Mr Head

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    Fresh rear tyre so far and new driveline components, chain and sprockets.

    Master link after 17,000+ miles,
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    Not too bad.

    New engine sprocket on the left old on the right.
    16T
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    New rear Super Sprox bottom, old Ironman on the top, 45T

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    I'll tension the chain tomorrow when I'm not so bloody tired. I rode 29 miles on the pushbike this morning then decided to work on the KTM in the heat.
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  18. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Hey Mr. Head, did you manage to make the rim tubless? How did the front rim went?

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  19. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I saved that for winter. I figure I have enough new/different stuff to chase this trip.
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  20. Chainwhip

    Chainwhip Been here awhile

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