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Old 04-03-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Dirtinblood Riser Install

Well the riding weather is fast approaching here in BC so its time to start getting the new ride ready. I bought this 990S last fall on my way to Baja when my GSPD's driveshaft blew. I've been putting the PD back together and I'm waiting for the driveshaft to come back from Bruno's. So I turned my attention to the KTM. I wanted the bars up higher and after a quick search here I decided to go with Dirtinblood's Bone 2" riser.




Handlebar off my A.D.D. kicked in and I didn't tie the bar off which I should of but I wanted to move on to more interesting things.

I discovered that the bolts were binding in the riser so I had to go the shop at work and turn the bolts on a lathe so they would turn freely in the riser.



Bolts trimmed down a little. The bolts were binding in the riser just below the head of the bolt.


Riser and bar support mounted. The bolts that are supplied to mount the bar support to the riser require a 7 mm allen key WTF. I can't believe I actually own one but it was not with me so I had to drive home and get it.




Bars on





The front brake line is just long enough. I actually think its a little too tight but it will do for now. Does anyone make a longer one ?







Front brake line holder






Cables all tidied up











Finished. Except for the issue with the bolts an easy upgrade. G2 throttle cam next.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:33 AM   #2
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You will love them risers.Ive got a pair.They make the bike a different animal for taller blokes
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #3
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+1 from a taller Bloke
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:03 AM   #4
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Dirtinblood riser + Airhawk

Discovered that combining DirtinBlood riser and Small cruiser AIrhawk, you achieved the relaxation of a Pullman over long distance trips.
COvered 800 miles in one sitting without any leg cramp or butt burn whatsoever.
I had a bit of shoulder cramp though.
Will try to get a cruise control Kaoko type or Penny tech (o-ring) before my next trip (St-Louis, MO <--> Dallas, TX) in June.
I hope to get a rear MEFO Explorer by then, I already have the front, it works wonders.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:22 PM   #5
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I rode the Desert 100 Dualsport loop last Saturday on my 990. The dualsport ride was about 150 miles. I have the 2" riser on it and probably stood on the pegs for 2/3rds of the ride. I'm 6'6" and could not believe the level of comfort. First bike that ever really fit me.! I also replaced the pegs with the KTM adjustable units.
I cut a 1/4 inch off the end of my bars to deal with the cable length issue. Kevin said they would fit but it seemed tight and I was afraid of of yanking something loose. A tall seat is next.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:59 AM   #6
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Ya I really like the new set up, can't wait to try it out. I also removed the rubber pads on the foot pegs which gives a little more leg room. I don't like how tight the front brakeline is but I don't want to lose any width on the bars. I will keep my eyes out for a longer brakeline. Maybe TT has one ?
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:41 PM   #7
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The 1/4" per side didn't really mess with the leverage but I wouldn't cut off anymore than that. God these bikes Rock!
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:07 PM   #8
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+1 on the 2" riser. Excellent for the tall folks.
+1 on the WTF with the 7mm hex. I haven't found one yet. Not even a torx will fit. Ended up using lots of loctite with the biggest flat blade and a wrench I could find.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #9
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Screwdriver and locktite... Dude thats scary!!! Mine is a cheap socket with a 7mm coming out if you know what I mean.. Try finding one of those at an auto parts store.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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Screwdriver and locktite... Dude thats scary!!! Mine is a cheap socket with a 7mm coming out if you know what I mean.. Try finding one of those at an auto parts store.
You'd have to see the screwdriver to know what I mean . 7mm in this town just ain't happening. That must be a normal size in Canada? I'll check in with the guys that work on our 4 wheel type transportation.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:41 PM   #11
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7mm in this town just ain't happening. That must be a normal size in Canada?
Not a normal size in Canada either. When a 6 mm was too small and a 8 mm too big I thought it was a SAE bolt. Hell maybe it is.. The 7 mm socket was the first thing I found. Might be a left over from working on Datsun 510's in the eighties.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:28 AM   #12
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Looks good. Can these work on an 07 640 Adventure?

Is there a link to them somewhere?

thanx

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:18 PM   #13
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Looks good. Can these work on an 07 640 Adventure?

Is there a link to them somewhere?

thanx

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Pretty sure it will fit your 640. The best way to get your hands on one is to e-mail Kevin at ralleyconnex@gmail.com
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:13 PM   #14
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Do most people have the issue with the bolts? I would love a set but don't have access to machinery that would turn the bolts down as described.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:30 PM   #15
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Spoke with Kevin at ralleyconnex he has never heard of this problem before and he says that he has sold about 200 of them. He thinks that the anodizing could have been a little heavy in the bolt holes or that the 07 bolts are a little thicker. It was an easy fix maybe just sanding the bolts might be enough but they were totally binding in the riser beforehand.
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