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What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

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

  1. Karm

    Karm Adventurer

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    Hi.
    1 st timer here.
    New rear tire and first start this year.
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  2. Karm

    Karm Adventurer

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    DSC_0598.JPG 200 km ride,snow and some fun
  3. LilYoda

    LilYoda Been here awhile

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    Nice bear-repellent device on your saddle :-)
  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Pulled the wheel off and the brake discs and got after the spokes. There are nasty.

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    You can see the cleaned up spokes and the ratty ones above.

    Tools used, Scotchbrite pads, Cratex bars and a CRES brush. Lots of muscle one broken finger nail and to sore thumbs.

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    And done as it is going to get.
    There are some very bad spokes in there. I'm thinking I'll just buy some Woody's wheels next year or so.

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    All back together and torqued and reparked. I'm ready for a shower and some sitting. The rear wheel can wait for my fingers to stop being sore.
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  5. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer Supporter

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    I am motoring along on my rebuild. Today I disassembled my tail unit, cleaned it and reassembled it, as well as replaced my front brake pads. It all turned out nice enough.

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    Now, not only will I be able to stop, but people behind me will be able to see the brake light...:D
  6. The-Basitin-Engineer

    The-Basitin-Engineer Small dude on a big bike

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    Here's some photos of the 950 Adventure S my dad, myself and a friend worked on, she's finished and Ready to Race! I'll be riding her in the meantime (950/990 Adventures are one of my favorite motorcycles) until my dad's leg is better and he can ride again, I'll most likely be sticking with my 690 and my dad with the 950. From here on out, this 950 has found a home where she'll be staying permanently!
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  7. The-Basitin-Engineer

    The-Basitin-Engineer Small dude on a big bike

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    My dream bike, next to the 950/990 Adventures. I'll sell a kidney to get one lol
  8. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    Rode it and got it dirty.

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  9. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical Supporter

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    Practiced social distancing & isolation in San Tan Valley, AZ...
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  10. Cafeducati

    Cafeducati Stuffing my face with that 990 Steak

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    I replaced the stock rotor with a sweet Galfer Wave/Pedal. While there, I cleaned the cush drive, cleaned up the spokes, rims and hub.

    The original rotor buttons were worn and it rattled as if I neglected to tighten bolts.



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  11. Cafeducati

    Cafeducati Stuffing my face with that 990 Steak

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    I replaced my Rottweiler with a Tripleclamp air filter.

    I then squeezed a spare airfilter into an Army CBRN Decon kit box (chemical, biological, radiation, nuclear decontamination).
    This box fits nicely under the fusebox and out of the way, in front of the air filter.

    I had a piece of 550 cord, gutted and placed around the spare airfilter so that when you grabbed the 550 cord finger hole and pulled, the airfilter, still in the protective plastic bag, came out with little effort as well as a set of nitrile gloves.

    Easy Peasey if needed on the trail.


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  12. Karm

    Karm Adventurer

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    Remastering my saddle for more arse support for long transit days in Russia received_176163360024227.jpeg received_222056902482972.jpeg received_223449692196165.jpeg
  13. NVTS

    NVTS Arrivee Secteur Special Supporter

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    Removed the Powercell tank.
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  14. Bearded Hooligan

    Bearded Hooligan Moto Addict

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    Might want to put your coolant resevior cap back on before taking it for a spin. :photog
  15. NVTS

    NVTS Arrivee Secteur Special Supporter

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    Thanks but it's MIA. I've got a plastic grip end shoved in there until my next parts order.
    NVTS
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  16. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    You probably have a cap that will work in the house. I used a fuel additive bottle cap when I lost mine. Maybe a hot sauce bottle cap?
  17. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Short day in the shop today. I Only work until my fingers are sore. Cleaning and detailing.

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    Judging by how sore my fingers are, I've got another couple of days on this side before I need to move stuff to push the bike outside, then push it back pointed the other direction. Then I'll have to get the rear wheel off again and clean that all up.
    I may pull the crash bars and tanks off and clean inside and all that. I've not done that in a while.

    I used my detailing brush to dust the back half go the air cleaner cover while I had the seat off.

    Yes, I may be bored. :lol3
  18. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    More boredom, so despite sore digits, I wandered back down to the shop and one thing led to another and soon, I had more cleaned and polished.

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  19. Herscel

    Herscel n00b

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    Some sticker works.


    And leave the bike to mechanic for new tyres and rim issues including balancing, paint etc...

    Attached Files:

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  20. KTM267

    KTM267 Been here awhile

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    Curious where you got the large redbull stickers?

    I had thought about doing something similar over a black Vinyl wrap to match the black KTM rally bikes from Morocco a few years back.