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Old 08-13-2014, 10:22 AM   #1276
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Finally.



Finally the bike is in Oregon. I found Paul via uShip and he turned out to be a great guy, very patient and reliable. I would recommend him highly. All he does is drive cross country and pickup and deliver motorcycles so his turnaround is very quick. His F250 has over a million miles!



My boy wasn't born when I started this rebuild- egads!

It took me a day to get it running as I had to make yet another set of cables for the throttle as my last set didn't fit with the radiator in place (oops) and there's a lot that needs to be sorted on the bike but I'm going to ride it right now. I'll deal with problems as they come up and maybe in the winter I'll fix some more things but right now I'm over working on it. I want to ride it.

Last night on it's first ride in Oregon I was blown away at the torque and how the front comes up in the first three gears. It's a fun bike and I'm glad it's finally home.

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:32 AM   #1277
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Awesome! Thanks for taking us on the build journey!
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:09 PM   #1278
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:01 AM   #1279
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It's not the first time your daughter was on the back of that bike though--lol.
Congrats on finally getting the bike back to your driveway. How far along is the second 950 AWD conversion? Do you think he'll ever attempt an AWD conversion on a KTM 690 once the 950s are all done?

I have really enjoyed your build thread.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:00 AM   #1280
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Well done mate, out frame kit arrived last week.

Chris has done a fantastic job and thought of everything, its a very well put together kit.
Cant wait to get it built for my customer so that i can test ride it.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:05 AM   #1281
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Gregor,
AND the 900SS has arrived too?! Must be like Christmas. No wonder you are smiling!!

Keep up the good work.

Cheers... Paul
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:51 AM   #1282
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No, that's not my 900ss, it's my buddy Tom's bike, but riding it is what convinced me I need one.

Joe - I'm glad your frame arrived. I wish my bike was as clean as Tony's is going to be and I really look forward to seeing your completed bike. It's going to be a very special bike.

No, 690's next but Chris and I were just commissioned to build another AWD. This one for Revit. Expect a new thread soon and expect something cool.

Local, you're about the only one who could know how sweet it is to get the bike bike after such a long build.

Thanks guys!

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Old 08-14-2014, 10:00 AM   #1283
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Talking

Is thgat front tyre flat or is it lens compression?
You of all people should be able to tell
Keep some rubber down!
Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:49 PM   #1284
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Yeah, it's flat. I've sealed that wheel three times now and it's still leaking. It's on my list. Along with making a speedometer pickup mount, hooking up the headlights, reattaching the tanks crossover, cleaning the stained seat, making the vinyl wrap design since I'm not about to paint it again and probably a few other things.

After I've ridden it a while. That's the priority at the moment.

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Old 08-16-2014, 08:51 AM   #1285
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Congrats on finally getting the bike out there!! Looks cool and must be a blast to twist the throttle hard.
Finally got mine back together after some sprag bearing/starter gears/flywheel/stator explosion. Easy peasy fix for guy's like you I suppose, Chris would have just machined up new stuff.
Kids are getting big!
Have fun ripping it up.

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:03 AM   #1286
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Yeah, it's flat. I've sealed that wheel three times now and it's still leaking.
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Weird, I used your method on the rear wheel, and had good results. I am on my fourth tire since doing it, and (I hope I am not jinxing myself here) so far so good.

Your back wheel has been good?






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...and probably a few other things.
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And then it will be finished, right?



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Old 08-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #1287
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Video or it didn't happen. . . .

OK, we all know that's BS, but I want new video anyway.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:12 PM   #1288
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Finally.



Gregor
Even with a flat front tire, that thing is so awesome!
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:03 PM   #1289
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Rear has been good. It's just one stubborn spoke that's leaking at the threads.

Finished? Nah. This bike like my boxer will most likely stay with me forever. It's not worth selling and it has too much sentimental importance to me. Besides, I could still install a super charger!

Kidding!

Seriously. I'm kidding.

Right now the goal is to find the loose fasteners, the loose wires and the odds and ends that need to be sorted out on a bike that hasn't really been on the road for almost 4 years. Then to ride it. I'd like to take it to the KTM national rally this year so I'm trying to clear time on the calendar but work is already busy. We'll see. For now I'm hoping to just get it sorted out and working well.

And ride it.

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Old 08-18-2014, 03:19 PM   #1290
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Awesome build.. Que Waynes World "We're not worthy"
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