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Old 10-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #6631
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Sorry to hear that, but glad you're OK. Hope you only need to replace the swingarm and some bits&pieces and you could straight up bars, rack and stuff.
Had a similar crash 20 years ago with my Tenere 600, bus stopped, I turned left and didn't see the oncoming Nissan hidden behind the bus. Bent handlebar and a dent in the tank, that was all; the Nissan wasn't as tough as my Tenere however...
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:35 PM   #6632
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this'll buff out, right?






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Old 10-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #6633
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I Broke mine but then I fixed it

I was messing around with the horn on my 950 and wiggled the wrong wire while I was distracted by cleaning out the old oil off of the bottom of the motor (be careful of which shops you have change the oil on your bike - the shop made a complete mess of the bike). An already broken wire came loose down by the facet fuel pump. You could tell it broke a while ago because of the colors of the wire ends - it broke right at a butt connector. The sheath that the wires run through was full of dirt. So I cut out the bad section and remade the connection and good to go. Pumped right up and started immediately.

Only took me 2 weeks to finally get the time to work on the bike and fix it after I broke it (GF was still asleep).

The reason that I was in there the first time was that I had bought a new horn system this spring and finally got around to installing it. I bought a "Screaming Banshee" horn. I still have the stock horn for meep meeping at people to say "hello" with. But now when you hold the button down, the air horn kicks in to actually get peoples attention. I have it set to pulse the horn. So it is not a steady hooooooonk, but it goes HONK HONK HONK HONK as long as you hold the button. It also flashes the headlight and the driving lights at the same time. So far it is a neat setup.

I live in a small town, my friend on the other side of town texted me to let me know he could hear the horn from his house. About a half mile away.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #6634
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I rode it to work for the first time since June.

It took me a long while to collect parts (especially all the parts I forgot on the first few orders.....) for my headgasket repair/engine refresh (every single seal or gasket, excluding the case, has been replaced). But, It is finally done.

We, in the Pacific Northwest, have had quite the summer. Almost set records...... A whole 81 days without rain.

I didn't get to ride my 950 during a single one of them. The weekend I get it all finished..... the rains start.

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:12 AM   #6635
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not today but a week ago





Replacement parts already on their way normally :)
Hai Roel, wtf did you do!!! Hoop you are ok and will ride again soon. I've got a link for 950/990-parts, hoop you can do something with it. The link worked for me and i'm sure there is a black swingarm, side stand and lots of blinker on there. So ...

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_nkw=k...57C72%253A3357

Good luck,

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #6636
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Hai Roel, wtf did you do!!! Hoop you are ok and will ride again soon. I've got a link for 950/990-parts, hoop you can do something with it. The link worked for me and i'm sure there is a black swingarm, side stand and lots of blinker on there. So ...

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_nkw=k...57C72%253A3357

Good luck,

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Already ordered some parts via ebay last week.
Swingarm, subframe and some smaller broken stuff on the way as we speak :)

For what happened: check a few posts above here ;)
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #6637
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We, in the Pacific Northwest, have had quite the summer. Almost set records...... A whole 81 days without rain.

I didn't get to ride my 950 during a single one of them. The weekend I get it all finished..... the rains start.
You should buy an extra engine, take it apart, and just leave it. Seems to be a connection with the weather...
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #6638
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You should buy an extra engine, take it apart, and just leave it. Seems to be a connection with the weather...
I wish I had that much extra $ and workbench space......

Lucky for me though, I have a GoreTex Aerostich. Annnnd, while it is raining down here, there is some place high enough that is getting snow. (Don't tell, but my addiction isn't my 950, it is my 175 hp 2 stroke snowmobile tucked in the corner of the garage.)
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:18 AM   #6639
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I got hit by a car. Slow speed bumper to bumper stuff. I was stopped and got hit from behind. Didn't get knocked over. KTM looks fine but I am going to take it to CDA Honda to get it checked out. Better safe than sorry. The saturn lost a license plate and I think even cracked the bumper.

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Old 10-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #6640
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I got hit by a car. Slow speed bumper to bumper stuff. I was stopped and got hit from behind. Didn't get knocked over. KTM looks fine but I am going to take it to CDA Honda to get it checked out. Better safe than sorry. The saturn lost a license plate and I think even cracked the bumper.

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Ouch. Glad you're okay
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #6641
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Today I installed Wings pipes and KTM carrier system. Also a front Extenda Fenda.
Wings pipes are really nice! Non oval shape with carbon end cap.
It's easy to change the spark arrestor (28 and 32mm): simply remove the rubber grommet under the end cap to get to the screw.
Now I need a rear rack ! I want to be able to mount Rotopax carriers. Suggestions?
Thanks!



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Old 10-18-2012, 05:40 AM   #6642
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Today I installed Wings pipes and KTM carrier system. Also a front Extenda Fenda.
Wings pipes are really nice! Non oval shape with carbon end cap.
It's easy to change the spark arrestor (28 and 32mm): simply remove the rubber grommet under the end cap to get to the screw.
Now I need a rear rack ! I want to be able to mount Rotopax carriers. Suggestions?
Thanks!



I put on the Black Dog rear rack and it works well
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #6643
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:36 AM   #6644
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Get them direct:

http://www.wings.si/ver3/index.html?page=bikes

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #6645
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Who is a good vender for Wings?
I took my Wings pipes from Alternate Cycle, Kamloops BC, Canada

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Very good service with Kenny !

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