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Old 10-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #31
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Tits. Off to Ace Hardware I go...
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:04 AM   #32
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The other down side I see is if you totally remove the aluminum plate from the bike, the oil can drop straight down when you drain the oil tank. If the plate stays in place, you have to use some sort of trough to divert the oil stream.

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Old 11-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #33
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Great write up and pictures Geek and fair play for quoting Qwiks' idea
I'll have to do the same as I stripped the thread on one side when I fitted the SW Motech bars yesterday

Well done fellas!
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:34 PM   #34
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Thanks Geek

And Quik used your technique for remounting my crash bars today. Worked Great !!





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Old 11-17-2010, 06:48 PM   #35
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Thanks Geek.

I've already had to helicoil one of the threads to get the stock bolts to work...

I'm going to do this conversion soon.

One question regarding the parts...
But what if you have big nuts like me?
Can I still counter-lock them together?

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:20 PM   #36
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Still waitin to hear how the nut change went Geek, OUCH!!

Also helps to elongate the holes in the battery top cover where the bottom crash bar mounts meet the clip nut. Did stud method to the skid plate mounts too. Have to make spacer for that one.

Once you actually measure the bolt threads supplied by KTM and what they attach to kinda makes you wonder who the hell engineered this!
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:53 PM   #37
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The other down side I see is if you totally remove the aluminum plate from the bike, the oil can drop straight down when you drain the oil tank. If the plate stays in place, you have to use some sort of trough to divert the oil stream.

Dave
I'm about to do this mod as well, seems like a much better idea than ripping threads out each time. Thanks Geek for the detailed write-up.

I wondered if anyone else struggled with the oil thing that StmbtDave mentioned? I was thinking of removing some of the aluminum so it can drop straight through.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:45 PM   #38
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I just cut the bottom off a 500ml bottle of water and use it as a funel, works a treat
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:56 PM   #39
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And Quik used your technique for remounting my crash bars today. Worked Great !!





I like the studs used in this picture I think they have an internal allen head if you need the stud out for some reason. Not sure how much running around I would do to find them though.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:59 PM   #40
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Thanks for the write-up on this, I was struggling with the crash bars when I remembered this thread. Made a run to Ace for the parts but also ended up going to Harbor Freight for a tap and die set to clean up the threads before I put the studs in.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:03 AM   #41
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Still waitin to hear how the nut change went Geek, OUCH!!

Also helps to elongate the holes in the battery top cover where the bottom crash bar mounts meet the clip nut. Did stud method to the skid plate mounts too. Have to make spacer for that one.

Once you actually measure the bolt threads supplied by KTM and what they attach to kinda makes you wonder who the hell engineered this!
I had not thought of doing the same setup to the front bellypan bolts. Good thinking. My next mod......
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I just cut the bottom off a 500ml bottle of water and use it as a funel, works a treat
Same here. Works a treat.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #42
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Thanks for the post, Geek. Fab images as usual. Great addition to the HOW. Gonna have to rename it the GHOW

Good time to do a quick change oil valve. Think I'll do both mods next oil change.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #43
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I'm going to have to come up with an inverted one for the skidplate I think.. I've stripped my left front skidplate mount bolt
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #44
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Any of you folks have a better set-up for the lower tank mount bolts? Has to be something better than those floating "range change" nuts. Could dremel out the holes, I guess. I'll probably do this mod and the tank mounts at the same time....
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:32 PM   #45
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Any of you folks have a better set-up for the lower tank mount bolts? Has to be something better than those floating "range change" nuts. Could dremel out the holes, I guess. I'll probably do this mod and the tank mounts at the same time....
It's certainly not painless but once you do the crashbar stud mount mod, I've found that those lower tank mounts become a lot easier given the post to use in your wrestling favor. That and clean threads on both have made my life easier.
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