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Old 07-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #16
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This is gonna be fun

I did the same with the bushing washers on my risers And I do need to extend my bars more, so may look at the Rox.

You can raise the front fender just a bit? it looked like the crossover brake line was too tight. Is there a link to htis (slight) mod?

Good luck, and good looking bike!
Thank you... here is the post from http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=772522&page=4

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Here's some photos of the low fender raised 35 mm higher. I used some leftover flat CF strips as extenders.
Pretty straight forward. 15,000 km later, all is good.





PS: CF leftovers from home made panniers, rear mudguard, extendable windshield and bash plate.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:29 PM   #17
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The nice thing about Touratech is that by the time your order arrives on the East Coast, it is like opening a present from someone else because you cannot remember what you ordered.

My Touratech extended rear rack was delivered by my favorite brown truck today. Luckily the instructions were included:
That's okay I can't read german either...

Installation was a snap.
1) Four bolts off.
2) Keep track of them and keep them away from the slotted openings around the engine.
3) Locate and remove the tiny stock rack.
$) Install the new rack.



Comparison to old rack:


The new rack has angled steps as shown
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #18
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First Rob, now you! I may have to start looking at the current black market value of kidneys since I would love an upgrade from my F650 but there are not many bikes I'd consider an upgrade that's worth the $ aside from the big KTM's, and I can't afford the big KTM's!

Get a skid plate and some engine guards on that beast and lets go for a ride! (so I can take it for a short test ride obviously!)
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #19
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Thanks for the writeup. When my GS needs to be replaced, it'll be with something orange and this gets me excited.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #20
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How tall are you guys who add risers like this?

I'm 5'10" and if the bike had any more rise i'd be damn near standing straight up? How do you get an aggressive forward position with that much rise?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:28 AM   #21
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How tall are you guys who add risers like this?

I'm 5'10" and if the bike had any more rise i'd be damn near standing straight up? How do you get an aggressive forward position with that much rise?
I am 6'1" but I am fairly beat up so I prefer to be able to be on the pegs with my back in a relaxed neutral position and then be able to hunch over into the attack position when I need to.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:38 AM   #22
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First Rob, now you! I may have to start looking at the current black market value of kidneys since I would love an upgrade from my F650 but there are not many bikes I'd consider an upgrade that's worth the $ aside from the big KTM's, and I can't afford the big KTM's!

Get a skid plate and some engine guards on that beast and lets go for a ride! (so I can take it for a short test ride obviously!)
Don't make me laugh, it makes my kidney removal incision hurt.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #23
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639 miles. Time for the break in period oil change.

Quite simple, just: Remove engine guards; Remove front covers; Remove storage box; Remove left fuel tank; Remove center bracket; Remove engine oil drain plug and clean; Drain oil from engine; Remove oil filter; Remove oil filter housing plug; Remove engine oil screen and clean; Remove oil tank drain plug and clean; Drain oil from tank; Remove oil tank line; Remove oil tank screen and clean; Install new Zip-Ty magnetic engine oil drain plug; Install new Zip-Ty magnetic oil filter housing plug; Install new Zip-Ty magnetic oil tank drain plug; Install new oil filter; Install engine oil screen and cover; Install oil tank line screen; Install oil tank line; Install center bracket; Install left fuel tank; Install front covers; Install storage box; Install engine guards; Fill oil tank with 2.5 quarts of oil; Warm engine; and top off oil.

2-1/2 hours later my KTM is happy.

Zip-Ty magnetic drain plugs


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Old 07-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #24
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757 miles...

Brown made my butt happy today...



New Corbin Seat... Carbon Fiber Leather top with Asphalt Vinyl sides.






Looking forward to putting some miles on tomorrow.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:00 AM   #25
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639 miles. Time for the break in period oil change.

Quite simple, just: Remove engine guards; Remove front covers; Remove storage box; Remove left fuel tank; Remove center bracket; Remove engine oil drain plug and clean; Drain oil from engine; Remove oil filter; Remove oil filter housing plug; Remove engine oil screen and clean; Remove oil tank drain plug and clean; Drain oil from tank; Remove oil tank line; Remove oil tank screen and clean; Install new Zip-Ty magnetic engine oil drain plug; Install new Zip-Ty magnetic oil filter housing plug; Install new Zip-Ty magnetic oil tank drain plug; Install new oil filter; Install engine oil screen and cover; Install oil tank line screen; Install oil tank line; Install center bracket; Install left fuel tank; Install front covers; Install storage box; Install engine guards; Fill oil tank with 2.5 quarts of oil; Warm engine; and top off oil.
I just did the first oil change on mine (same year and model) last week. As I was reading through your post, I didn't understand what you meant by "Remove oil filter housing plug". I'm only aware of two plugs; the engine oil plug and oil tank plug. Just wondering if I missed something.

I hate to ask this, but I'm going to anyway. What did you do about servicing the clutch jet?

Thanks for the thread. Very informative.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:04 AM   #26
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I just did the first oil change on mine (same year and model) last week. As I was reading through your post, I didn't understand what you meant by "Remove oil filter housing plug". I'm only aware of two plugs; the engine oil plug and oil tank plug. Just wondering if I missed something.

I hate to ask this, but I'm going to anyway. What did you do about servicing the clutch jet?

Thanks for the thread. Very informative.
I did not know what that was either. The Zip-Ty kit had three magnetic plugs, the two you know about and the third that is in the oil filter housing.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #27
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In addition to BDCW you should check out CJdesignllc.com. Craig makes lots of 9xx parts. His oil tank hose kit would save you time on future oil changes.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:18 PM   #28
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Today I picked up the SW-Motech qucik disconnect rack from Twisted Throttle.

I have the luxury of living about 45 minutes from them and my bank wants to speak to me about that.

So the idea is to install the rack and transfer the Pelican Storm cases from the KLR to the KTM. Tonight I set off to install the racks.

First the directions...


Because I not mount the original topcase I use the spacer instead the mouldings.

I bench assemble the pieces with my bad grammar english to english dictionary close by


Next, fit and adjust the pieces on the bike before locktiting something into mistake...


Locktite and torque the rack fasteners once adjusted...


With the rear rack stiffener the stock plate mount reflectors interfere with the quick release mounting screws so some adjustments need to be made...




Time to use the cordless drill...


New plate location and rack is mounted.


The SW-Moteck rack mount does raise the rear topcase rack about 3/4".

That is it for tonight... I drink the beer instead the mounting cases...
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #29
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Congrats on the bike, I have the '11 and just keep every time I ride her

I notice your tail light is all red. Mine here in Italy is a smoked greyish color. Anyone know why the difference, maybe US regulations vs EU?

Braaap on!
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #30
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Congrats on the bike, I have the '11 and just keep every time I ride her

I notice your tail light is all red. Mine here in Italy is a smoked greyish color. Anyone know why the difference, maybe US regulations vs EU?

Braaap on!
Thanks man!

I am guessing US tail lights are all red because somebody went to Disneyland when their lawyer convinced a jury it was the fault of their tail light not having enough red in it.
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