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Old 11-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #6841
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Removed footpeg rubbers.
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Keep the footpeg rubbers in place and take the whole damn things off and fit Fastway pegs instead.

Really gives a nice level of stability when standing.
That or Buy the Extensions CJDesignsLLC makes (He is a member and contributor here after all) I have them on Mine and Love em.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:42 AM   #6842
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:45 AM   #6843
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Very nice bike did you lay it over in the parking lot to just get that out of the way, or are you like me and ride slower until you go down for that first time then hop on it and take off and ride the heck out of it?
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:44 PM   #6844
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Very nice bike did you lay it over in the parking lot to just get that out of the way, or are you like me and ride slower until you go down for that first time then hop on it and take off and ride the heck out of it?
Honestly I've only putted around the house. It has 245 miles on it and there was a little damage to the left grip, guard and clutch lever when I took ownership on Tuesday. Other than that it's brand new. I'm sure I'll get the chance to thrash it in the week or two coming up.

For now, I'm just going over it with a fine tooth comb in the garage. I've found several loose electrical connections and fasteners and I've only just started. Once that's done, yee haw.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #6845
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Installed Midwest Mountain Engineering shorty clutch lever.
Removed security screws from filler necks.

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Removed clutch cover, remove, clean, loctite and retorque that stupid left-hand thread nut that keeps coming loose and making the KTM death rattle.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:01 PM   #6846
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Over the past couple of months I have done some mods:

Tire
This past weekend put on a new mefo super explorer rear, spooned on with a pair of stubby tire tools absolutely great product made of hard plastic virtually impossible to scratch your rim but had to use a slimmer metal iron to get the last bit of bead over the rim. **used side stand to break the bead
Got about 5k out of the scorpion 80% slab (i know i would have rather been on single track trust me)
Exhaust
First mod a couple months ago was the MIVV carbon exhaust love them they sound awesome got them through PJ's parts out of TN awesome guys and service..**remember to loctite exhaust hardware
Headlight
Ordered euro headlight ass. and switch along with dual HID 55w. Absolutely impressed with light output! If you want more light get this done! Got the HID through DMM tuning because i was able to select different temperature bulbs on the same order. I got the 4300k for low beam (basically matches the white front fender) and 3000k (yellow) for high. Some guys stuff all the wire behind in the housing but i shrinked it nicely and put it outside which worked well. Place the ballasts about the only place theyd fit one on the bottom of the fairing frame and one mounted to the inside of the right fairing with no problems. Euro switch was plug and play hardest part was running the harness through, i ran the new one through first to follow the old path exactly then pulled the old one out re ziptied everything.

Winter plans:
Aux power fed up top for heated gear/gps
Oil/Fuel Pressure gauge
Weld86 skid plate
clean up the tail if i can decide on a tail light
water pump shaft and seal (flush coolant system)









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Old 11-14-2012, 05:10 PM   #6847
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Installed a new heat shield from Trailjammer Designs.



Cuts down on the heat coming from the pipe-so far so good!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #6848
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990:
Installed Midwest Mountain Engineering shorty clutch lever.
Removed security screws from filler necks.

525:

Removed clutch cover, remove, clean, loctite and retorque that stupid left-hand thread nut that keeps coming loose and making the KTM death rattle.
Where exactly is the left hand nut ?
I would like to check mine just in case.


Some say I am always checking my nutz
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #6849
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990:
Installed Midwest Mountain Engineering shorty clutch lever.
Removed security screws from filler necks.
Got any pictures of this? Is it a true shorty lever? Can you get a matching shorty brake lever?

I have looked at other options, but I really want a shorty.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #6850
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Got any pictures of this? Is it a true shorty lever? Can you get a matching shorty brake lever?
Funny you should ask- I know it looks like a pro shot- it is, I shot it for fun because I think the images on the website could use some help.

Yes, it is a true 2/3 finger shorty lever, yes, it's very smooth to use, yes, it fits perfectly, and yes, it's everything I was seeking. No, a matching brake lever is not yet offered, but PLEASE email the company and ask for one. If they get enough requests, they'll make them.

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #6851
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Came one step closer to a 2006 950 today...

high time you got active back on the OC



@ duckboy : neat and clean HID install
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #6852
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ordered a front Excel wheel

..another time and money consuming project begins!!!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:12 AM   #6853
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Where exactly is the left hand nut ?
I would like to check mine just in case.


Some say I am always checking my nutz
Its on the end of the crank. You need to take it off, clean the threads with brake cleaner, dry it, then apply red loctite and torque it to 150Nm which is pretty much as tight as you can go with a 18" knuckle bar.

Lock the gears together with a couple of pennies stacked on each other then inserted into the teeth of the gears.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:21 AM   #6854
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Lock the gears together with a couple of pennies stacked on each other then inserted into the teeth of the gears.
Note this inmate is from the UK, so when he says "pennies" they're not the ones with Abe Lincoln. The best coin I've found for this is indeed a UK penny- the old style that is not attracted by a magnet.

I keep one in the tool cabinet just for this purpose.

A proper tool exists, and is probably a better idea.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #6855
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Yeah, soft copper disc. Dont put anything harder in between the gears.

Or the KTM locking tool, which I have but dont always use.

The main thing is to not try using the crank locking tool as it might not be strong enough.
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