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Old 12-01-2013, 10:38 AM   #8836
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Replaced the clutch slave plastic spacer for a billet one and discovered the old one was cracking!



Ah, and mounted heated grips.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #8837
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Went for a short rip and found some roads that weren't covered in snow and ice. Then proceeded to do 3rd and 4th gear wheelies, including one that somehow almost got away from me as the bike was vertical before I let her down. Good ride!
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #8838
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Good post! The stuff we need in this thread, quality info...
That should put to bed any question as to why get rid of that plastic piece of shit.
The first time i took of my C/slave to put on an aftermarket and saw it was plastic i was unimpressed with it, then a few years later CJ offered a billet one... bingo, the plastic shit was gone.

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Replaced the clutch slave plastic spacer for a billet one and discovered the old one was cracking!



Ah, and mounted heated grips.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #8839
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No worries all. I appreciate the positive feedback and have dismissed the others. I've spent the better part of my life navigating gnarly terrain on expensive toys, motorized and nonmotorized. There's always a few trying to make themselves feel better by looking down on others. Often it's jealousy.

Immediate mods were based on limited time discount on KTM accessories with purchase and taking OC advice on some 990 weaknesses like the right mirror mount, side stand, and cracked or busted skid plates. This thing will see the desert southwest so rocks and heat are in its future. Now that the cash I saved buying used is gone, those other mods will wait. Many of them until the original needs replacing. I know the value in safety courses and riding first.

I've noticed that there's no two Adventures alike and plenty of approaches to how ya set em up. Pipes, screens, pegs, seats, front fenders, rims, risers, tanks, paint, stickers, etc. are all mods I haven't considered.

Anyway, please bring it if you got a good suggestion. Go away if ya don't.
It suprising on the setups isnt it? Like I never bothered with the option for handlebar risers or even adjustment and stood/sat with whatever was on the bikes for years, but then I rode a mates 950 with risers and moved forward and when I stood I really felt the comfort and handling aspect and done it to my 2 bikes now.

I rode a 1200GSA with a massive screen and found it wasnt me.. I liked feeling the wind (cold, rainy or hot) rather than being sheltered from it so i guess big screens ain't for me.

You can read up as much as you want on here and because many people have many opinions and/or sometimes due to info overload you just take these opinions with a grain of salt. But its when you try it on a different bike, you really find some of these little things can make all the difference.

My advice on setups is ride your bike with some of the riders on here, sit on different bikes or if you have the opportunity ride them..

Also ride your bike on a long trip and ask yourself, where are you hurting? is it your legs? = try to move your foot pegs etc..

You can read all you like but IMHO nothing beats experience :)
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:21 AM   #8840
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Good post! The stuff we need in this thread, quality info...
That should put to bed any question as to why get rid of that plastic piece of shit.
The first time i took of my C/slave to put on an aftermarket and saw it was plastic i was unimpressed with it, then a few years later CJ offered a billet one... bingo, the plastic shit was gone.
Thanks!
I forgot to mention my bike is 6 years old and has 75000km on the clock, and a lot of abuse
Oh, and the OEM shit costs 45 !!!!!!
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #8841
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Rode out for lunch and as I was ready to return home I found the pin on the Kryptonite disk lock would not return ...

So I took off the rear wheel and rotor and rode home without ... the rear brake, not the wheel.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:41 AM   #8842
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #8843
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What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Installed heated grips, SW air filter kit and sai plates.

Her frame is so sexy




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Old 12-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #8844
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Oh ya, and doing some stuff to the SE:
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #8845
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:08 AM   #8846
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Im an idiot!

Sold my 950............now regretting it bad.
Thinking grabbing a 990 now, people tell me NO but they have No idea how great this bike performs.

I sold cause no dealers around close to work on it and I've been 2000 miles from the house and helpless when she had hiccups and no one could fix her.

Wonder if the 990 would be more dependable.............
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #8847
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I got the 908RR's on today. It was a struggle what with my legs being sore and my lack of skill changing tires with tubes. IT has been a very long time. But a lot of sweat later I have fresh tires on.

The OEM Scorpions ran 5,953 miles:



Found a stack of staples in the rear too. They didn't get into the Chinese tube.
I replaced the stock tubes with Michelin UHD's. Man, those things are heavy.



The 908's are a lot taller too.

No more two toes down.


The MotionPro bead breaker is cool. Very nice tool.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #8848
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Yeah, I heard good things about the Mefo too and will need to research the tkc. I'm eager to try different tires, but I need to get my money's worth out of the stock Scorps first. Probably best as much initial mileage will be on tarmac as I get familiar with the ride. With some confidence I'll get back to my dirt roots. I'm a little worried about those 908s on road, but you say they stay planted pretty well after some wear in? I'll be doing some two up riding eventually. How they feel at speed with that kind of extra weight?

Maybe a PM reply is best as I'm taking this thread off topic.

Thanks.
i don't ride my SE two up. that fuckers hard enough to ride as is! i'm only 70" tall, 165 lbs, and 53 yo! i've seen others ride 2 up with 908's-they've had no problem.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #8849
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I got the 908RR's on today. It was a struggle what with my legs being sore and my lack of skill changing tires with tubes. IT has been a very long time. But a lot of sweat later I have fresh tires on.

The OEM Scorpions ran 5,953 miles:



Found a stack of staples in the rear too. They didn't get into the Chinese tube.
I replaced the stock tubes with Michelin UHD's. Man, those things are heavy.



The 908's are a lot taller too.

No more two toes down.


The MotionPro bead breaker is cool. Very nice tool.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #8850
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Same fucking staples I've found in my BMW tires back in March and May. I need to figure out where these are coming from and stop them.
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