What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. henryroten

    henryroten Been here awhile

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  2. Koen

    Koen Adventurer

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    Yeah, the front was moving a lot and sometimes had issues clearing the threads as can be seen on the pics but also cause i don't go that fast yet hehe :p The rear did nice. Cleared it self well :)
  3. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Hosed mine off out in front of the garage. Might get a photo of it tomorrow. I need to go buy some oil.
  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I rode to the dealer today and bought a big bottle of oil. Then rode home along the coast.
  5. rattis

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    Fuck all, to cold and too many other projects.
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  6. mountaincadre

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    Well yesterday but fitted new o ring to gear position sensor/ new fuel taps to both tanks and gave the old girl a thorough cleaning for winter,( it's getting very cold here).
  7. singlewideteamusa

    singlewideteamusa Been here awhile

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    Finished up my tail tidy setup today.
    The LED strip has turn signals as well a running and brake light. I realize the turn signals aren't far enough apart to be totally compliant, but I rarely ride at night and use hand signals during the day. Hoping Johnny Law is kind. IMG_20191110_161901.jpg IMG_20191110_161821.jpg IMG_20191110_161813.jpg
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  8. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    tidy! Looks like it’s grinning :)
  9. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Waves to Moto Cops (and they wave back)

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    I think I used the same one

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    I've run it for 2 years, often at night, with no front signals and haven't been pulled. Better knock on some wood though.
  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Changed oil and filters and chased down a tiny coolant drip. So, tiny it would leave about a teaspoonful on the shop floor only after three days or so. Of course it was one of the clamps behind the oil tank. The hardest one to reach. I got it though.

    I am too old to be crawling around on the floor under motorcycles. :gerg
    I am sort of glad I never bought a lift since this garage has such a low roof a lift could only be used to elevate the bike maybe a foot. And small enough there is no place to put a lift where it would out of the way.
    I'll piddle with the front brake bleeding tomorrow. I'm sore enough for one day.
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  11. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    Shock service on a 950 I'm parting out. Love the internal workings of a WP shock.

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  12. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Front brake bleed completed. Fluid looked brand new having about 3,500 miles on it I'd expect as much.
    The right caliper has the brake line running very close to the bleed screw. I'll order some copper washers and get that sorted later. One bubble there. None on the left. Took two tries each side to have solid brakes again.
  13. Dusty

    Dusty Long timer

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    Where would someone find the clamping block in your pic that works with the WP shock and forks.
  14. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    Most of my aluminum clamping blocks were purchased from Race Tech Suspension and or Ohlins when I took their suspension courses years ago.
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  15. Koen

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    looked at a 790 today :p bit too expensive atm. maybe i a few years :p
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    Oil change and new oil screens... IMG_4988.JPG
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    My RFS 525 motor in my quad... IMG_4982.JPG
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  18. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical Supporter

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    I miss diagnosed a problem and thought I needed to replace the clutch on my 990 after 60K :baldy
    Found the EBC DRC177 kit on fleabay for $100 so I did that today...pretty easy really.
    First step, everybody into the pool overnight...
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    Generally everything looked fine...just some wear marks...
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    Lever pull is a bit higher and the engagement point is much sooner so I'll have to get used to that/break it in...
    BUT, the real problem was a dislodged(or never put back correctly)rear cylinder plug wire...it would run and pull great
    to about 7-8k rpms and then bog/die/backfire and then pull again wtf :scratch
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    There you have it, after measuring the friction plates @ ~2.9MM and the spring length 29mm I'm pretty sure the
    clutch was ok but the springs were at the limit :bluduh
  19. Peltsi

    Peltsi Been here awhile

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    Changed my seat cover from original to black. And the glove compartment to newer model. And painted it black with bumper black. Much better looking in my eyes like this. IMG_20191021_132407.jpg
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  20. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    The new style Glovebox is a great upgrade.. Congrats
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