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Old 11-21-2006, 02:11 AM   #31
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Next installment - Electrics

Well, heres the next instalment, the wiring. It was a bit dodgey (sorry Legless) and sported a fair few of those crappy crimp connectors which i figure will eventually loosen up and cause faults, so i went through and removed 'em all and soldered up the connections. This will do the job for the moment, i'll replace the harness at a later date as it's pretty easy to do but prefer to spend my $$ on engine bits for now.
Anyway, hooked it all up last night, crossed my fingers and connected the battery, for a wonder, no smoke, no fire!! The second surprise, most of it worked!


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Old 11-21-2006, 02:33 AM   #32
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Well done Olddog...

Lookin great.
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:51 AM   #33
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Well, heres the next instalment, the wiring. It was a bit dodgey (sorry Legless)
Don't appologize to him, he's the heathen bastige that destroyed this example of KTM's finest. And rode it an extra 50 km to make sure it was stuffed good and proper.

And he stole your 200 MPH club ZX12R and dumped this box of stuff on ya to take its place .

no wonder he left town so fast.





(admitedly, it would be hard to leave town slowly on a big blocked, nitrous fed zx12 )
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:39 AM   #34
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Don't appologize to him, he's the heathen bastige that destroyed this example of KTM's finest. And rode it an extra 50 km to make sure it was stuffed good and proper.

And he stole your 200 MPH club ZX12R and dumped this box of stuff on ya to take its place .

no wonder he left town so fast.





(admitedly, it would be hard to leave town slowly on a big blocked, nitrous fed zx12 )
Heh i still got the Nitrous kit...............
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:02 AM   #35
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Heh i still got the Nitrous kit...............
Look out Finke desert racer's, here comes old dog
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:22 PM   #36
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Bravo

I love this thread.
Keep it up.!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:00 PM   #37
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Evenin All,
Time to clear up a few mistakes i've made regards the bikes history.
I initially thought the thing had done 2 dakars and some Aus Safari's, well thanks to Craig Hartley of Dalby Moto and Woody at Race Motorcycles in Alice Springs i now have a better picture.
The bike's complianced as a '99 but was more than likely built in '98 and was raced in the '99 Granada - Dakar by an un-named German. Didn't get a place as it didn't finish due to ummmm "operator error". The bike was imported into Australia with 2 others and used in the '99 Australian Safari, i was correct about the rider being Tim Fitzhardinge, he also rode this bike again in the 2000 Australian Safari. Dunno how he went. Anyway, Craig then bought it off Woody in '01 and used it for his adventure bike and was retired at the end of '03 when the new 950's came out. It was dragged out of mothballs for the '04 Australian Safari and it was still competitive even though it was suffering fuel pump isssues, Craig mentioned he got a 4th place in one 195km stage that was bloody rough. Anyway it ended up busting a crankcase so was retired from the race, rebuilt and put on display at Dalby Moto when Shane (Leglessone) bought it......and now it's mine, aaaaaallllll miiiiiiine !!!!
I don't have any plans to race it, i just don't have the skills.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:26 AM   #38
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Once the rest of the "cosmetic" work is done i'll start putting it back together. Heres a few pics of the bike mocked up

Hey I got one Just like it . . . . no Engine
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:42 AM   #39
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Hey I got one Just like it . . . . no Engine
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I hope we ain't starting a trend here
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:40 AM   #40
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Is that a common thing on that model?








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Old 11-23-2006, 09:42 PM   #41
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Is that a common thing on that model?








Sorry,could not resist...
Yes this is the first model with the self ejecting engine, when it shits itself it literally blows up!
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:59 PM   #42
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Hey Olddog,Iwas told Tim F once owned my 2000 660 and raced it in the 2k safari,this guy must of owned every 660 in australia!!!,one things for sure i never want to own the one he cartwheeled down that fence line in a later safari.
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:05 AM   #43
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Yes this is the first model with the self ejecting engine, when it shits itself it literally blows up!
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:07 AM   #44
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Hey Olddog,Iwas told Tim F once owned my 2000 660 and raced it in the 2k safari,this guy must of owned every 660 in australia!!!,one things for sure i never want to own the one he cartwheeled down that fence line in a later safari.
I've got that on DVD. hurts just to watch , eh.
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:11 AM   #45
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Is that a common thing on that model?
Its a limited edition KTM, released especially for BM owners that want a KTM, but are to scared of the power of the engine.







Or was it the power pulse's they're afraid of
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