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Old 09-16-2012, 08:09 AM   #6526
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pretty slick nice work

...that one day you forget your pocket knife and all your tools are zip-tied to your bike
Good one

I actually just tested to place the tire spoons on the oil tank bracket because im thinking of fiddeling with some carbon fiber bracket/box for the tools in that area during the winter..

They are now back and secure under the saddle.
The co2 bottles is just strapped for added friction, they will come out anyway.

Is there someone who has made som nice setup with the rear underseat compartment, and can someone tell me what the half round "bottle" molding and the rubber strap under the rear fender is intended for? That one behind the crossbrace for the saddle lock.
Pictures please
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #6527
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #6528
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Yesterday I did an oil change, new spark plugs, and checked/shimmed the valves.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #6529
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Can you describe why would you choose mitas over Scout? (as I read most of the posts here and it looks like Scouts do lead a bit(.
Had the Heidenau K60 Scout and now the Mitas E-07, and in my opinion, Mitas are better
I felt on and off road better grip, feeling, feedback, security, balance..., well, i felt more confortable with the Mitas in every situation
It gives a lot of confidence and allows a fast and fluid riding.
Heidenau is also a good choice, but didn't felt so good or confident like i felt with the Mitas.
But this is just my opinion and because i felt real good with the Mitas, doesn't mean everyone will
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #6530
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Yesterday I had a custom map programmed courtesy Nels Byersdorf of 2 wheel Dynoworks. Cured my 4k hiccup and found me another 4 or 5 horses!

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #6531
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Yesterday I had a custom map programmed courtesy Nels Byersdorf of 2 wheel Dynoworks. Cured my 4k hiccup and found me another 4 or 5 horses!
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/...100B808AB8.jpg
The lower bolt of you crashbar seems to be comming out?

Nice looking bike.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #6532
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Oil change, pre-filter cleaning, adjusted and cleaned chain...........then rode it like a $2 whore.

Also had to re-torque two of the water pump cover bolts. Baby girl was weepin a little coolant.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #6533
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Well, New to Me (Used with 16K on it from Pyndon) So excited to get my katoom back up and running
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #6534
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Have fun. Wanted to go this year but couldn't swing that much more time from work again this year. What rack is that and what is your hitch tongue weight rated for? How long was the haul down in the cage before pulling her off the back? Cheers!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:09 PM   #6535
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Hmmmm, One of these things is not like the others
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:32 PM   #6536
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each to their own....

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Ummm....There's abundant advice elsewhere to locktite those bolts, as they tend to back out and the slider jams in the countershaft sprocket.

FWIW...

Steve
I am actually in the habit of checking my bike regularly, haven't locktighted them,may do, done 70,000kms so far without drama's...

what does FWIW mean?
thank you for your concern.

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:41 PM   #6537
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:30 AM   #6538
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skidplate

Got a few questions about my skidplate, it is a one off, self made of C/F.
I thought i could post some pic of it even thou it was not something i did to my ktm "today" , more like last winter

i started out by making a rather crude shape of what i would like...



I used that to make a fiberglass plug



The plug came out like this painted and sanded..



And of course then i used it to lay out the carbon fiber.



Sanded and and added a layer of epoxy as a "clear coat". Did throw in a few stickers under the epoxy to make it look a little more professional or at least make it look like something i had bought
Finally put the treadmill to some good use...

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:56 AM   #6539
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Continue...

I made a plate of aluminum to use the middle mounting point, i think i will be making a new plug and a remake of this in carbon this winter...



Mounted on bike, after a summer of abuse.



I destroyed the plug while trying to get it the skidplate loose from it, note to self: one layer of release agent is NOT enough..

This being my first ever Cf project, i had to learn on the fly....



while i was at it i also made a 30 plus layer carbon fiber sidstand relocator. I took all of the leftover cf stripes and made like a hamburger of 1 inch plywood, carbon fiber, plywood that i put to cure in a vise over night.



Also made a heat shield for the exhaust...



The took another beer and enjoyed the new look of the best bike made IMO.




Please excuse my grammar, but i think you would have even bigger problems understand me if i wrote in swedish

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:06 AM   #6540
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