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Old 04-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #5221
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Picked up a Pelican 1550 on Craigslist today for $50 to use as a topcase

Got the same set up. Perfect for 2 tubes, tire irons, electric compressor and 1/3 space left for other stuff.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #5222
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Got the same set up. Perfect for 2 tubes, tire irons, electric compressor and 1/3 space left for other stuff.
Agreed. I have a 1450. Perfect spot for compressor, irons/tire kit, tools, chain lube, rags, windex wipes, and registration. It's nice to have a lockable spot on the bike to put all that stuff.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #5223
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I've had pelicans on my bikes for years. 1430s on my R1, complete set OF 1500s for saddle bags and 1400 topcase on my touring KLR and a 1520 on my girls touring KLR, her VStrom has Cariboou Case variants on it. So I'm kinda excited to have the 1550 as a topcase on the KTM for my upcoming long ride.

Here are some shots of the other set ups just for the fun of it.

My dedicated travel KLR. (currently stored in San Francisco, flying out to ride it to L.A. I a few weeks)

Picture taken somewhere in Oregon.



Her KLR with a 1520 topcase

Picture taken in Canada somewhere.



My old R1 somewhere in Arizona with pelican 1430 panniers



Her VStrom with the Caribou case version and ny KTM

Somewhere in Colorado

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #5224
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I see a Touratech seat on your KTM. Opinion?
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:04 PM   #5225
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I see a Touratech seat on your KTM. Opinion?
Just put it on a few days ago. So far seems like a massive improvement, but have only done a few miles on it.

In 8 days I'm riding it from Denver two L.A. Then I will give more of an opinion.

I did a http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/ on my KLR650. When I get to L.A. I will be flying up to San Francisco and meeting my wife to ride our KLR650 down the coast for the next 4-5 days. (where we store the KLRs agian ) Then she flys home and I get back on my KTM and ride for a few more weeks. So it should be a good test of the Touratech seat vs the DIY one that I have put a billion miles on traveling on the KLR.

I'll post back once I start ridding.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:23 PM   #5226
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I rode my 990 to Arizona Bike Week and parked it next to 3000 Harley's. Then I proceeded to walk around in my KTM shirt and Klim hat. Some really cool stuff there but I could only bear being there for a couple hours.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:55 AM   #5227
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Rode the sumbitch!

Finally rode it again.... This spring's been herky-jerky, as far as riding goes. Dead battery the first time I went to ride, even though it was a Shorai. Then a couple weeks of snow, and the next time I tried to ride the front tire was down to 18psi and wouldn't air up. Last year's non-abused extra heavy duty tube, too. New tube, charged battery, ready set go!
Wait, need to top off front tire. Both my Slime pump and my foot pump don't work, learned last week. Off to the minimart to buy air from the little compressor. . $.75 later, down from 28 to 18psi, stupid compressor doesn't kick in so chuck just lets air out. Sketchy couple highway miles to nearest air at 18psi, got both tires pumped up. Finally WENT FOR A RIDE!!!!!! Fiancee and I rode about 20 minutes to nearby town, bought stuff, rode home.
Was our first ride together, too. I'm a lucky man.
Since the bike is a KTM 990, I managed to tear up some gravel and accidentally left a big trench in the driveway. I did warn her not to get behind me on loose stuff, oh well. Her Guzzi will live. Ooops.

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:06 AM   #5228
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I think I added about a pound of copper to my bike this weekend. I installed radar detector, added all the wiring for my GPS & Radar sound to my MIXIT and added a cable to the rear for my wife to listen to music too.

I even changed the oil last night. I only got about 2 quarts out. Hmmm I think I better keep a closer eye on my levels in the future.

On a side project I started cutting up my old 950 seat foam to install it on my 525EXC for a wider softer seat for long rides. I think my electric carving knife has done more seat foam than it has Turkey.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #5229
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Rode a little over 300 miles of gravel and rural asphalt charting a route for a DS event next year. That covered leg 1 and the trip home. Lottsa good dirt roads. Gonna be fun!

Bike decided to do a Harley-D imitation by cracking the rear exhaust pipe on the part that drops into the swing arm. Now I gotta go find those OC threads about the best way to fix it.

Seems I've read that the Adventure pipes are nickel-plated steel. So they weld like steel. Just have to figure out whether to nickel plate the part after the welding, or, ceramic coat it.

Geez, and I just got it back on the road two weeks ago after being down for repairs since New Year's day.

Picked up a bottle of 12 year old Glen Morey single malt to drown my sorrows.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #5230
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A few mods for this season:




















• increase suspension travel to 10.5" (RaceTech)
• install Safari fuel tanks (black)
• install 39mm FCR carbs
• install Touratech dual HID headlamp (halogen replaced with H7 HID)
• install BRP triple clamps
• install Scotts steering damper
• install ROX 2" bar risers
• install ProTaper Pastrana bend handlebars
• install Kimpex handlebar warmers and Oury grips
• install HDB handguard system
• install ADV Machines second cooling fan for rad
• install dump valve on oil reservoir
• install Stebel horn (139dB!)
• install Shorai battery
• rebuild clutch
• rebuild rear brake cylinder
• replace fuel pump
• replace starter relay
• replace front and rear headers (both badly cracked at bungs)
• paint it black! (soon to be decaled)

Still have a bunch of wiring to do and gotta buy a handful of bolts and a hose for that dump valve yet but I'm hoping to have it back together by the end of the week. It's like a new bike!

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:15 PM   #5231
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Awesome spring rebuild list PS-Rage
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #5232
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A few mods for this season:

increase suspension travel to 10.5" (RaceTech)
install Safari fuel tanks (black)
install 39mm FCR carbs
install Touratech dual HID headlamp (halogen replaced with H7 HID)
install BRP triple clamps
install Scotts steering damper
install ROX 2" bar risers
install ProTaper Pastrana bend handlebars
install Kimpex handlebar warmers and Oury grips
install HDB handguard system
install ADV Machines second cooling fan for rad
install dump valve on oil reservoir
install Stebel horn (139dB!)
install Shorai battery
rebuild clutch
rebuild rear brake cylinder
replace fuel pump
replace starter relay
replace front and rear headers (both badly cracked at bungs)
paint it black! (soon to be decaled)

Still have a bunch of wiring to do and gotta buy a handful of bolts and a hose for that dump valve yet but I'm hoping to have it back together by the end of the week. It's like a new bike!

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Did you win the lottery? Based only upon very rough math that list is woth around $8000....

Nice bike!
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #5233
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Installed and tested the new SE voltage regulator/rectifier from Rick's.

Seperate thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1#post18361540


Very happy!!!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #5234
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Awesome spring rebuild list PS-Rage
Yeah, I'm looking forward to this season's riding! Still snow in the bush so I have some time yet ...
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #5235
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Did you win the lottery? Based only upon very rough math that list is woth around $8000....

Nice bike!
Honestly, I was debating buying a 990R but decided that I like this one too much so gave it a renewal instead.
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