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Old 07-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #8206
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Still the best thing I did to my 990.
I just finished about 2 hours of riding some local FS roads. How did I ever do without these. Maybe I'm just high from being more comfortable, but I think they cured what little buffeting I had and my posture has changed, the seat was very good today.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:32 AM   #8207
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They are set up for fuel injection tuning but I dont know what system they use. The have a web site, look up Wheelsmith Racing/factory pro. Raul and Otto run the shop. From my experiance they know what they are doing.They have been tuning race bikes for AMA road racers etc.
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Cool, thanks. I'll have to check them out.

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Is this helping a lot or just a little bit?
Do you mean does that step piece help to raise the bike alot or a little? If so, then yes that extra little bit of leverage makes it much easier to lift the bike. I'm going to need to get it fixed/replaced asap.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:51 AM   #8208
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Quiet baffles in the Akras. Underwhelming but necessary.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #8209
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Quiet baffles in the Akras. Underwhelming but necessary.
Aww poor girl, now she count shout at her friends when she passes them!

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #8210
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Just put a new Karoo 3 on the sacrificial alter. (Otherwise known as a rear wheel) Got a loaner front rim from the amazing folks at Woody's Wheel Works while they build me a new one. Now I can get her on the boat to California and go about destroying my new tire there!

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:46 PM   #8211
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I had a little time so I decided to do some maintenance.





  • Checked the valves (had to adjust the intakes on the front cylinder)
  • Changed the fuel filters
  • Changed spark plugs
  • Cleaned the clutch oil jet
  • changed oil and filter / cleaned screens
  • checked all fasteners
  • I also put my high fender back on
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:18 AM   #8212
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Fitted fork leg protector decals.


I also bought the KTM powerparts waterproof roll bag for the rear rack. Nice bag. Pic is a file pic.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #8213
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Fitted fork leg protector decals.


I also bought the KTM powerparts waterproof roll bag for the rear rack. Nice bag. Pic is a file pic.
Nice looking stuff. How hard was it to get the decals straight and bubble free?

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Old 07-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #8214
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finally got some real meat on the front tire.



i had been pretty happy with the stock front considering its lack of real tread. i have ridden it hard almost everywhere i take the little bikes, plus it was great on the road. my opinion changed quickly last weekend in the mud. it was like ice skating but without the control. pumba (my daughter name him) took his first dirt nap riding down a wide open, graded road. with all the things we have been through, it was kinda embarrassing....

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Old 07-27-2013, 04:14 PM   #8215
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Nice looking stuff. How hard was it to get the decals straight and bubble free?

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Very easy. Just lined the bottom of the decal with where the fork leg flares out. The decal is thick so no bubbling. If it does go wrong just pull it back and refit
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #8216
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After mounting I've decided they're the best mod I've added to the bike so far. Makes the stance perfect for me.






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Amazing bike.

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Old 07-28-2013, 03:34 AM   #8217
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finally got some real meat on the front tire.



i had been pretty happy with the stock front considering its lack of real tread. i have ridden it hard almost everywhere i take the little bikes, plus it was great on the road. my opinion changed quickly last weekend in the mud. it was like ice skating but without the control. pumba (my daughter name him) took his first dirt nap riding down a wide open, graded road. with all the things we have been through, it was kinda embarrassing....

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My worst crash so far was on a mellow road with the stock tires. Sand got me though not mud, and it was because I was new on the bike and paying more attention to the surf than the road. I got up really quick to make sure nobody saw I crashed in such easy terrain, lol. Nice new tire, what us it?

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Old 07-28-2013, 05:32 AM   #8218
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Nice new tire, what us it?

it's a DOT pirelli scorpion rally. it's also on backwards....

guess the shop get's to mount and balance it again.

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Old 07-28-2013, 05:48 AM   #8219
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it's a DOT pirelli scorpion rally. it's also on backwards....

guess the shop get's to mount and balance it again.

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I have the Rally on the front as well. Very pleased with it. I did 280 miles in a day on gravel and really liked how it handled. I have 2K miles on it, and it is wearing very well so far. I think I'll put a rear Rally on when I get to Colorado in September to run the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route. Is your front fender the stock 990, or has it been raised? I had a stock fender on my 950, but it was so low on the Rally that a rock ripped it off.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:02 AM   #8220
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Is your front fender the stock 990, or has it been raised? I had a stock fender on my 950, but it was so low on the Rally that a rock ripped it off.

nope. that is the stock height. i think ktm got smart and raised it a little on the later models.

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