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Old 08-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #6331
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Took advantage of the cooler nighttime temps (upper 80s) to install Doubletake mirrors, CJDesigns kickstand relocation bracket and Adventure Spec Guard-it bashplate. Offloaded some tools out from under my seat to the bashplate compartment. Still too clean. Need to add dirt and grime.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:27 AM   #6332
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Take care with that RAM universal phone mount when offroading - I used to use one, but got sick of the phone bouncing out of the mount on the really rough stuff.
True enough. My phone popped out of the universal phone mount first time I took the bike off road.

So I added a short bungee to hold it in place:








The bungee will hold the phone in place, but will also run across the screen and is a little obtrusive.

When I put the phone in rubber Otter Box cover, the universal mount holds it nice and tight. I had the bike and the phone in that configuration off road in Michaux and it never popped out of the mount.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #6333
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I fixed my clutch problem

I am slow but I finally got it figured out. I have been dinking with my clutch almost every day for the last week and was getting flustered. It wouldn't disengage so I couldn't stop without shutting the bike off. But I found an air leak around the banjo bolt down on the slave cylinder last night. It was not leaking fluid, but it appears to have been letting air in/out. I was not losing any clutch fluid. I found it after bleeding it again for the 3rd time last night. I switched from a blue colored hose on a syringe to a clear hose on my mityvac and when using the mityvac, I could see some tiny microscopic air bubbles in the fluid that I was pumping out. I couldn't see these with the dark blue hose. I put some yellow teflon tape on and it sealed up and the clutch started working perfectly again. The bike is out in the parking lot here at work staring at me. I can't wait to go home from work today.

Thanks for taking the time to answer a couple of questions and sort of "hold" my hand CJ.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #6334
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Rode it!

God i love this bike, can't think why it took me so long to get an Adventure
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:50 PM   #6335
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Got my hands dirty putting heavy duty tubes in and rode it like I stole it. Man, I love this fricking thing!! Why did I wait so long to get it??
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:47 AM   #6336
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New TKC80's

I replaced the worn out Saharas with TKC80's on my 690.
Now ready for a 1000 km trip next weekend !
Trying to do backroads from Kristiansand to Trondheim.

Ride report will come :-)
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #6337
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KTM 950/990 Adv UNDERSEAT TANK

I do long distance travel and some extra tank w/o any mods was missing on the market, so I decided to do one.
It fits to 950 or 990 Adventure without ABS and the only mod you need to do, is cut the underseat box and link the underseat tank to the main tanks. It has petcock, so you can close it and keep it as a reserve.

You fit there 5,3 liters of petrol.












I can produce some, if anyone is interested.

cheers:-)
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #6338
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Carbon fiber windshield for LC8 Adventure

I was playing a bit during winter, but it took a little more time than expected, but here we go:

Carbon fiber windschield - my garage production
It is aprox. 2 cm lower than original one, but as it is more steep, the wind protection is better.







If you like it, I can do one for you.






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Old 08-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #6339
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Wow. Love the tank and the Screen Looks great
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #6340
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Wow. Love the tank and the Screen Looks great
+1, Really nice work. Has me wishing i didn't have the ABS model...I could use that tank.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #6341
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I do long distance travel and some extra tank w/o any mods was missing on the market, so I decided to do one.
It fits to 950 or 990 Adventure without ABS and the only mod you need to do, is cut the underseat box and link the underseat tank to the main tanks. It has petcock, so you can close it and keep it as a reserve.

You fit there 5,3 liters of petrol.



I can produce some, if anyone is interested.

cheers:-)
Very nice work rade

I would totally get one if I didn't have an ABS...
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #6342
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This is VERY cool. Nice job!

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I do long distance travel and some extra tank w/o any mods was missing on the market, so I decided to do one.
It fits to 950 or 990 Adventure without ABS and the only mod you need to do, is cut the underseat box and link the underseat tank to the main tanks. It has petcock, so you can close it and keep it as a reserve.

You fit there 5,3 liters of petrol.












I can produce some, if anyone is interested.

cheers:-)
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:07 PM   #6343
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Finished up the mounting location for my GPS and took it for a long test ride.



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Old 08-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #6344
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Took her clothes off
Gonna make some good lovin' to her tomorrow. Oil service, coolant flush, checking valves and probably waterpump repair.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #6345
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Bought one .. FINALLY .. And rode it over to every riding buddy I could find and showed it off ...

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