What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. melk

    melk Been here awhile

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    Put the "trophy" sticker on her. The hole on the letter T is from this deer horn.
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  2. Dusty

    Dusty Long timer

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    Hey got one of those stickers for me.

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  3. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Hey gentlemen, that is not a real good way to hunt. :-)
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  4. melk

    melk Been here awhile

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    not a problem, pm me your address, i'll send
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  5. Koen

    Koen Adventurer

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    holy shit. any damage to the bike?
  6. melk

    melk Been here awhile

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    on my bike only small hole in the left plastic cover, on the T letter in KTM. That's all.
  7. Dusty

    Dusty Long timer

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    Just a cracked fender and my pants full of shit. Didn't even go down, i was very surprised. My shoulders will never be the same tho.

    This was my second encounter, 1st time was in the early 90s and sent me to the ER and lost about 4 hours of memory, came out of it when the doctor said if he doesn't pee in the next half hour to put a catheter in.... woke me right up.

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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    A friend nearly lost his leg from a deer running into the side of him on a two lane road. We had a small deer jump off the steep uphill side of a roadway onto what ended up being our hood. Full ABS mode. Punted it so high as we slowed to a stop I was afraid it was going to mash the roof. Ended up about ten feet in front of us.
    A former sheriff and his wife were just ahead of us at the time. We stopped exactly where there was no cell of GPS signal. I walked a hundred feet back up the hill to get signal and made the call.

    I'm really paranoid on the motorcycle. I've only had one close call and it was a herd of elk one summer in Colorado. Raining on a gravel road, on our newish Norton, (at the time). I slid to a stop without falling, when the bull hit the forest road in front of us behind the bunch. One of those we bigger than the two of us on the motorcycle.
    Mid-day, but beginning to rain. They came from uphill jumping the maybe eight feet to the road. They were in scrub oak up there so I only saw them as the first one jumped.
  9. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Jesus Murphy that's scary stuff... glad you came out of it OK.
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    Wow! That's scary! Damn critters have no fcukin road sense. Glad you're in one piece...
  11. Spyrious

    Spyrious Want to go offroad

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    Took the bike half apart to check valves.I hate this job!I'm on the rear cylinder now.The exhaust valves where too loose?? 0.390mm!!
    This summer i removed the secondaries and disabled them in the ecu,after they got faulty.Is there a way to plug the holes of the shafts?I want to take them completely off.
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  12. Dusty

    Dusty Long timer

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    Here is some info over at the superduke site to read , i think i will JB weld mine this winter. Link
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    Michhub Major Medical Supporter

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    Took that new clutch for a road thrash in the East Valley today...ready for tomorrow's off road testing :ricky
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  14. Mike944

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    I did fork seals on my 250EXC! IMG_2923.jpg IMG_2920.jpg
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    I like your bike stand, I have the square version :lol3

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  16. Mr Head

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    I need to swap the bad rear master cylinder out for the spare new one, but need my back to be much closer to 100% than it is right now to be moving big, fat bikes around. I'd backed the bike in anticipating changing tires, beginning with the rear, but tweaked my back. Almost three weeks ago now.
    I thought I could just work it out like I did in my youth.

    Nope.

    Rest is working, but it is slow going. I go see the doc on Thursday, so who knows?
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  17. GenesiZ

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    Removed the gastank for the first time. Quite some work but after the first time very quick to do again.

    Only thing I struggled with was the lower petcock and hose connection. I couldn't get the hose fitted nicely on the petcock and get the clamp on. The clamp was too small and the hose was popping of the petcock over and over again.

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  18. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Long timer

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    There's a nack G, when you put the tank on leave it loose on all bolts till you get that little clamp on, once its on THEN tighten things up, bottom first then side panel bolt only then do the top one.
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  19. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I changed the lower petcocks out to QD's from Powercell performance. Expensive, but they won't break. Adding a little more fuel line for that connection helps as well.
    When I install my tanks, I hang them on the top mounting point, and thread a fastener in there a couple of threads. Then install the lower mount, but, leave that loose. Then the rear.
    Once I have everything threaded in by fingers, then I tighten things up. The top first, then the rear and finally the bottom.

    I am considering ordering the replacement Powercell Performance fuel connection as well. I used a BMW metal replacement years ago, but it is very big and bulky. I have to orient it just right or it will release when the tank is mounted.
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  20. GenesiZ

    GenesiZ Adventurer

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    Those QD's really look nice! But that price, it's quite expensive but makes the job a lot easier! Thanks for the tip!
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