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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2013, 06:59:37 pm »
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOOxl8jQhc

Watched this one yet?   :o

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2013, 07:49:33 pm »
yeah I saw it, thats the risks we take.  freak accident indeed.

Had we went over the side of the lippencott mine trail on the backside of death valley we'd have fell thousands of feet, and we were always on the edge and riding on rocks.  Thats when I heard of this video being posted on ADV, and my friends warned me not to go over the sides or our bike wouldn;t be recovered and a rescue helicopter would be required to get us.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2013, 07:50:54 pm »
back on topic:  engine guard installed

next the tugger strap and new chain, iron man rear sprocket, and a front sprocket

then perhaps a valve lash check is in order, 2 new tires, and some seat time  ;D     ;D     ;D
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2013, 08:03:43 pm »
 ;D ;D

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2013, 06:37:17 pm »
Brave man owning a KTM.....brave indeed.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2013, 07:19:26 am »
Brave man owning a KTM.....brave indeed.

The modern KTM bikes are bullet proof/reliable, street legal, and the dealer network has grown all over the globe  and sales is penetrating every other brand.  Performance = tops. What am I to be worried about? 

Pokey you know me if a bike is a pain for ANY reason, its not in my stable long.  Bravery not required  ;D
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2013, 01:20:00 pm »
The modern KTM bikes are bullet proof/reliable, street legal, and the dealer network has grown all over the globe  and sales is penetrating every other brand.  Performance = tops. What am I to be worried about? 

Pokey you know me if a bike is a pain for ANY reason, its not in my stable long.  Bravery not required  ;D


Yeah I hear ya, guess I am just too skeered of them still.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2013, 09:50:56 am »
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VpIxhcOxBI&feature=share

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2013, 01:41:03 pm »
I'll be glad when the holidays are over, I'll go back to wrenchin' mods instead of all this eating!
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2013, 01:56:47 pm »
Like a dummy I had a lift in the garage and let it go, thats another story.


I'm on the fence about what to do with these extra Excel rims with tires the guy gave me ?  Keep 'em?  Sell 'em?   
Really need room in my garage more than I need an extra set of wheels  [IMG]

Haven't learned yet have ya?
Besides, I saw lots of room in your garage in your photos, you're clearly just a neat freak.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2014, 06:00:02 pm »
Haven't learned yet have ya?
Besides, I saw lots of room in your garage in your photos, you're clearly just a neat freak.

I think I learned =)
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2014, 06:02:10 pm »
Back at it.  Today I did front and rear sprocket (ratio 14/49), aftermarket chain guard, and chain.  Also swapped to the extra set of wheels.  The set on it had "Avon Distantania" crap.  20 hours on the bike, and the original owner needed two sets of wheels?   

Anyway, the Ironman brand sprocket I saw on Jason's KTM in Death Valley i was told is second to none and went on tonight






I NEED AN OFF-ROAD SOLUTION for a bike stand.  That is coming soon.  The race stand was great for the track bike but.....   There's not even a place on this bike to put spools and I had to turn the stand thing-majigs upside down and put them under the swing-arm





******Didn't trust the stand much, put two car jackstands under the center of the bike.  One on a GQ Magazine, the other on the AMA American Motorcycle magazine.  I don;t pay much attention to either, but they kept my lift from being gouged up.  Caught a picture of that get-up when I got the sweet chain guard.  I'll have a real stand soon.

Hand guards. 6 gal tank, and euro fender are in the garage waiting....

Finished for the night!

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2014, 07:14:49 pm »
Nice.  :thumbs:
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2014, 10:21:49 pm »
Nice.  :thumbs:


Thanks Steve!

"HIGHWAY DIRT BIKE" brand hand guards. I had never heard of them but Jason and a bunch of others highly suggested.

Many suggested these and there are 5 things i noticed I like over the competitors I'm familiar with or used:

1) no "expanding inserts" into the bar ends, this company literally provided a die tool and I THREADED the bar ends (inside of handlebars for a top duty insert)
2) the mirrors, OMG the mirrors! On road out / off road in
3) ADB billet handlebar mount (bike porn dash!) which will house RAM balls, switches, LED indicators, heated gear outlet, etc
4) precisely fit the bike during initial install with zero adjustments in a vise
5) thicker billet material but still light

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PRICE!  GEEZ! 



OH MY I'm liking this.  The bars connect to this and it replaces the stock top handlebar mount. Designed to work over my Scotts damper, and will house LED indicators, switches (for auxillary lighting) , RAM balls, heated gear plug, powerlets



Mirror action







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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2014, 11:51:55 pm »
Been looking at the HDB stuff myself, I want to mount my TT Voyager along with the grip and light switches.  Nice clean install. 
Looking good Steve!!!!!!