10-30-2008, 06:39 PM
when in doubt GAS IT
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Some were in , lostralia
Birth of a rallye bike
Birth of a Rally bike
Stage 1, sourcing a bike,
Well with lot of research, I decided on a KTM 525 maybe not the best bike for long haul rallies, but the best I could afford, the bike I purchase was a second hand
2005 KTM 525 with 4500km on the lock
The first to do is to rip into to and check everything is in good working order, drain all oils fields and give my baby new blood
While I was doing this a quick valve gap check and in section for damage
After this I pulled the forks apart for a clean & service and too drop in .48 springs
To suit my weight better .While the fork are out I’ve cleaned the head stem bearings
And applied fresh grease.
Next is the rear shock a quick clean and swap out the spring for a new better suited for my weight again while the shock was out I’ve pull the swing arm off for a clean and fresh grease. I discovered the rebound adjuster needle was broken no big deal as it needed a service any way, and a common issue,
The first Ride was just day trip in the local area Toolangi, bike performed well only one issue that was the water pump seal, $20 and fifteen minutes all fixed.
Spending lots of cash
With a bit of internet research, I ordered the flowing parts
16l safari tank
Stealth sprockets 15 /50t
DID vmx 250 chain
Full set wheel bearing and spacers
RS concept rallye faring & nav cluster
Thumper racing 570 big bore kit
Stage 2 cam
Touratech road book,
Ohlin steering damper.
EVS neck brace
09 Shift recon pant and jersey
And now I have run out of money (for Now), and waiting on all the parts to turn up
To my door.
After waiting near on three months I finally had the cash to pay the freight from France a whooping $886Aud for a whole 6kg (30kg cubic) was actually more the fairings. These things had better be good!!!
I also was assured the my 570 big bore kit would be delivered in the same week
About bloody time.
The only thing now I have changed my mind, Oh well I just sell the kit locally
To one of my brother mate for there KTM Motard
Stage 3 the fun part , opening boxes and pulling apart bikes .
An Artist impression of finished project
Mudguts screwed with this post 10-30-2008 at 06:49 PM