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Enduro10 08-22-2013 06:08 AM

Another KTM 950 ADV 'S' story
 
After a long time taking the decision, finally I grab this '05 Adventure S from an old friend.
The whole story in a short is that this friend had a terrible car accident, spent almost a year in the hospital and can't drive bikes anymore. He lives at a ocean front place and the bike was parked in a open garage for more than one year. Rust everywhere, specially in the spokes and some aluminum parts that were corroded. Carbs clogged, no battery, liquids out of spec, etc.
So I pick it a year ago and tried to ride it just to keep the beast alive. Changed fluids, cleaned carbs and stay a month with the bike. It needed more money to be in shape but at that time I couldn't afford to have one more bike at home.
Since then the beast was kept in a closed garage for more than a year, waiting for me.
And now, I'm selling my beloved BMW G6560GS and will buy the KTM.
It's winter time over here. Good for an overhaulin.

http://www.sulmoto.com.br/catalog/pr...14/image/2773/http://i.imgur.com/qHuu4s3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6F235LV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/t0qnNWv.jpg
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Katoom72 08-22-2013 06:12 AM

Picky no worky!

Go to imgur.com and drag the picture from your desktop/folder into the window. Click upload and right click/copy then past the link in your post.

Enduro10 08-22-2013 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Katoom72 (Post 22154888)
Picky no worky!

Go to imgur.com and drag the picture from your desktop/folder into the window. Click upload and right click/copy then past the link in your post.

Thank you !

Enduro10 08-22-2013 01:14 PM

Overhaulin
 
First step was disassembling almost everything.
Good way to know better the bike and give her some new stuffs.
Found a KTM expert that did a valve and carbs job. She is running like a cat. A wild one !
http://i.imgur.com/peA5BkU.jpg
Time to take apart tires, wheels and spokes.
http://i.imgur.com/uM4xgVc.jpg

Headlight needs to be fixed. Found a company that will recover the surface. A 50 dollars job. And will go back to a normal bulb. No more HID.

WARNING ! disassembling the headlight is a BIG, BIG job. Many hours removing the rubber/glue joint to separate the pieces. Hard not to broke anything. But for us, a new imported part costs around US$ 490 with taxes and all.
http://i.imgur.com/Vm679DZ.jpg

Some bolts and nuts need a new zinc coat. Many others at the shop.
http://i.imgur.com/Oaab7Fz.jpg

Disc brakes with removed, sandblasted to remove the rust and are shinning again.
http://i.imgur.com/LlOM5wZ.jpg

Enduro10 08-22-2013 01:18 PM

New accessories
 
Some accessories to make her more beautyful while the overhaulin process runs. Still waiting for some parts coming from US next month.
http://i.imgur.com/ArmPTO9.jpg

Polished pipes
http://i.imgur.com/tSgus7M.jpg

A camel foot
http://i.imgur.com/h8mfXRG.jpg

Night vision improved
http://i.imgur.com/OQxebXI.jpg

Some fru-fru things
http://i.imgur.com/Ao3sJuq.jpg

charlie264 08-22-2013 01:20 PM

Nice, the 950 is thrice the bike of the GS650...well the old single that is. Congrats.

Enduro10 08-22-2013 01:32 PM

Ktm 990
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie264 (Post 22158072)
Nice, the 950 is thrice the bike of the GS650...well the old single that is. Congrats.

Certainly. I did a trip with a friend's 990 and felt in love with the off-road capability. Everything I was looking for. I'm an old trail/enduro guy and still love a trail.

charlie264 08-22-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enduro10 (Post 22158150)
Certainly. I did a trip with a friend's 990 and felt in love with the off-road capability. Everything I was looking for. I'm an old trail/enduro guy and still love a trail.

I had an F in the late 80's...a couple of years ago I had a dealers courtesy bike for a couple of weeks.....how I missed the SE...

Enduro10 08-23-2013 06:03 PM

Parts coming
 
Received today, the hubs that were painted in black !
http://i.imgur.com/5HeVnB0h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZTidQT3h.jpg

rossguzzi 08-24-2013 05:23 AM

Thats going to look great !

Enduro10 09-08-2013 03:55 PM

Continuing...
 
More things arriving
http://i.imgur.com/zMu25iIs.jpg
Compared to the old beam I sent to be rebuild
http://i.imgur.com/T9tqrhns.jpg

Enduro10 09-08-2013 03:58 PM

Laced wheels
 
They now look very nice. The rust is gone
http://i.imgur.com/QfkiTLts.jpg http://i.imgur.com/6xXsHQss.jpg

Enduro10 09-08-2013 04:00 PM

GPS holder
 
A Touratech Zumo 660 holder on the dashboard - yes I think this Zumo is almost useless in daylight
http://i.imgur.com/ppwtaWBs.jpg

Enduro10 09-08-2013 04:02 PM

Big sound...almost a thunder !
 
Hope it won't be so loud
http://i.imgur.com/JLghGass.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RDKE2Q6s.jpg

Enduro10 09-08-2013 04:05 PM

Clean before re-assembling
 
Last washing before put it all together
http://i.imgur.com/Cl3YaLxs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/6zqcPxFs.jpg


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