ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush > Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #17176
Alleycatdad
Unbunch yer panties!
 
Alleycatdad's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: True Norcal, not that Bay Area/Sacto Crap...
Oddometer: 1,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orangecicle View Post
I'm curious how your brake lines are run. I have an old 950 with 990 brake lines. I have then run similar to yours, but I zip-tied them to the SX85 guards.



I used the KTM brake line holders that bolt to the caliper brackets; for whatever reason I could only get two "lefts"-or "rights", don't really remember--heated up the "wrong" one and bent it to work.

I run clear tape on the fork leg to minimize, not eliminate, the rub marks, and plastic covers on the lines where they rub. No issues so far.

It's hard to see in these pix, but they were handy...





Here's a closeup from when I was working out the setup, before the rubber insert was added to the holder. The fork guard is not mounted here either:



Hope this helps!

Steve
__________________
When in doubt, PIN IT! It may not help, but it'll sure end the suspense...
Wretched Exce$$ See ADVr's around the world-ADV spotwalla page
Riding Wretched Wretched Passes
Bad decisions make good stories.
Alleycatdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 04:40 AM   #17177
Kalevala
Adventurer
 
Kalevala's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Up north
Oddometer: 30


Clean bike, for a while...
__________________
KTM Super Enduro 950R
Kalevala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 10:58 AM   #17178
Rockwell
Studly Adventurer
 
Rockwell's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 665
At Dettifoss, in northern Iceland a few days ago:

__________________
not all those who wander are lost | two earthlings ride around the world
Home | Photo Blog | The Route | The Bike | About Us | Participate!
Rockwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #17179
Jaimoto
Spaniard in Chile
 
Jaimoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
Oddometer: 1,256
So fucking jealous! I've just changed the dream ride field in my profile to Iceland.
Good to see you fixed the battery issues Rockwell. Ride report please, and LOTS of pics
__________________
Jaime

Big, Loud and Orange KTM 990 Adv
Jaimoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #17180
Rockwell
Studly Adventurer
 
Rockwell's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 665
Iceland is amazing! Just didn't get to see as much as I would have liked.

We spent two weeks waiting for the bike to arrive from New York, and have been plagued with problems after getting it. The battery issue, which turned out to be a wiring issue, seems to have been one of a few issues. Our start relay just completely crapped out yesterday. I check it last week when we were having starting problems, and it was OK when connected directly to 12V of the battery. Start relay wouldn't even pull in yesterday, so I checked the start relay again and it seems to be dead. We will have to get a new one when we arrive in Denmark next week. Other than that, we've arrived here in the worst summer in over ten years, as far as weather goes.

We're spending the next few days waiting for Wednesday's ferry. Despite the weather and bike issues, Iceland has been absolutely mind-blowing. I definitely will be coming back to Iceland.
__________________
not all those who wander are lost | two earthlings ride around the world
Home | Photo Blog | The Route | The Bike | About Us | Participate!
Rockwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #17181
DocAxeYarYar
RideDualSport.com
 
DocAxeYarYar's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 784
Big KTM in Alaska

RideDualSport.com enjoying Alaska on a big KTM!
__________________
My XR650R Build:
http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2748.0
DocAxeYarYar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 05:34 PM   #17182
Dances_With_Trees
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Land of Tacos and Bibles
Oddometer: 157
Esploring

Dances_With_Trees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 06:08 PM   #17183
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 31,443
Between Alma and the top of Mosquito Pass?
Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #17184
Dances_With_Trees
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Land of Tacos and Bibles
Oddometer: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
Between Alma and the top of Mosquito Pass?
Exactly.
Dances_With_Trees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 07:31 PM   #17185
mgorman
Crashing since 1964
 
mgorman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Oddometer: 5,231
Nice pic AllyCat



Quote:
Originally Posted by liferider View Post
Yes, may be its me and my riding skills, but I feel definitely more comfortable with 21" front wheels than with 19" for offroad...

New to me the idea of the width on the front tyre of the pic for offroad...
.


Honda experimented with all kinds of different front tire sizes over the years including up to 23" back in '79, back to 21", then tried 20" with a bit more width then back to 21". The big wheel rolls over irregularities better but when you add width, it makes it more of a gyroscope and harder to turn. I'll find out next spring how a short fat knobby works off-road, I am converting a FT500 into a custom gravel road beater and of course, get it really off-road.
__________________
Michael

AES Racing - Crow Canyon Riding Park
mgorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:41 PM   #17186
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 31,443
I finished version 2 of my bicycle rack.



Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 12:29 AM   #17187
rburkat
Gnarly Adventurer
 
rburkat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Oddometer: 290
Top of Amasa Back, Moab UT


rburkat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 04:33 AM   #17188
rossguzzi
990 Adv.
 
rossguzzi's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Bottom left hand side of OZ
Oddometer: 996
I hope you had left the bike with the hand brake on !!
__________________
990 Adv 06, Aprilia Tuono 03 Racing gen 1
rossguzzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:31 AM   #17189
Rockwell
Studly Adventurer
 
Rockwell's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 665
We rode through a full rainbow last week while driving along the northern coast of Iceland:

__________________
not all those who wander are lost | two earthlings ride around the world
Home | Photo Blog | The Route | The Bike | About Us | Participate!
Rockwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 06:08 AM   #17190
ericGSsti
Studly Adventurer
 
ericGSsti's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Oddometer: 544
__________________
2003 KTM 525 EXC
2004 KTM 950 Adventure S. (GO!!!!!!!!!!!)
IBA membership no.35934
"In the spirit of adventure, open to all riders and carrying a message of friendship between all men"- Thierry Sabine 1977 founder of the Paris Dakar -
ericGSsti is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015