ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-25-2011, 11:58 AM   #181
cjracer OP
AWD please!!
 
cjracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Mukwonago, WI
Oddometer: 3,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorzok View Post
your either have a phenominal memory or are VERY well organized. i can't remember what i did Feb. 24. 2011 NOR would i be able to identify pics on my computer that i took that day.
Well, that's part of the reason for the slow progress on this......

Some parts were made in more than one version at different times. Trying to give you guys the meat and potatoes of the story has had me looking through folders for pics w/ the original photo date info.

Trying my best.
__________________
My 2006 950S thread. 2006 950s update
New product updates here! Wordpress BLOG
click www.cjdesignsllc.com for the full line of products. FREE STUFF!!
cjracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 08:47 PM   #182
stephanektm
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stephanektm's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: montreal snow country
Oddometer: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjracer View Post
This project has been hidden away from public view for some time now, over 1 year. So it may have slipped out to a few friends or anyone stopping by the shop that may have caught a glimpse of something odd.

I'm sure the neighbors have been wondering why the lights are still on at 4am???

My opinions on AWD have been stated before and this build report will try and start from the beginning. I'd like to try and document this the best I can. I may get long winded from time to time, so bear w/ me as I try my best to get this out.

The building of an AWD KTM 950 ADV.

It all started here about 2 yrs ago:

http://www.christini.com/news.php

I spent countless hours reading old articles and test reports on Christini's AWD system.

Being a mechanically minded person, I liked how his system worked and the fact I could see the parts. Yes, there is alot of stuff going on, but it all has a purpose.

One of my good high school friends works at a local tool and die shop. I stopped in to say hi a few years ago and see this on the shop floor.


I've been in a few CNC shops over the years, but you don't run into cool stuff like this everyday. We get to talking about it and they actually helped produce parts for these bikes.



Up until now, I've only ever seen these in magazines.

So after a few pics...




I tried to get a time set up for a test ride.

A few weeks later....




It was so much fun. I'm not a fast rider, but I could tell it was helping me out and made riding so much more fun. Isn't that what it's all about?
Enjoying your riding time to the most.


man!! those trails behind you look s-i-c-k!!!! its snowing back here!! CAN'T GO RIDE!!!!!!!! ARGGHHHH!!
stephanektm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 08:53 PM   #183
stephanektm
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stephanektm's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: montreal snow country
Oddometer: 104
i forgot to ask but what's going on with the awd 950?? thanks!!
stephanektm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2011, 05:44 AM   #184
cjracer OP
AWD please!!
 
cjracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Mukwonago, WI
Oddometer: 3,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephanektm View Post
i forgot to ask but what's going on with the awd 950?? thanks!!
W/ my current bike???.. It's hibernating over the winter, resting up for the next list of mods. I put it through a lot last year. We're heading south to test more in April.


The trails are great fun, we're lucky to have enough family land by us that I can get out and test projects there. (My secret TEST facility) I've been riding these trails for over 20 yrs now. I started to build them when I was very young w/ my go-kart. Back then I had to keep an eye out for the cows that were in pasture.
__________________
My 2006 950S thread. 2006 950s update
New product updates here! Wordpress BLOG
click www.cjdesignsllc.com for the full line of products. FREE STUFF!!
cjracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2011, 09:59 PM   #185
stephanektm
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stephanektm's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: montreal snow country
Oddometer: 104
hi craig!! i guess you have to watch out for those animals in the trails or else you hit a tree!!!! allright keep up the magical project it is by far the most interesting thing to happen to a motorcycle since the christini awd!!! cheers!
stephanektm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2011, 10:59 PM   #186
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 4,926
Awesome job describing this amazing process so far Craig! Sure appreciate you taking the time to post it up for us to drool over.

cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 11:38 AM   #187
Questor
More Undestructable
 
Questor's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Diamond Bar, CA.
Oddometer: 3,979
Craig you're an ultra-geek!
And we love you for it.

I'd kill to be able to go out for a ride soon.
Q~
Questor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 03:55 AM   #188
mtb_man
Unfettered
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Canberra, AUS
Oddometer: 171
This thread continues to amaze my inner geek/ghetto fabricator. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
__________________
04 KTM 950 ADV
08 KTM RC8

Gone but not forgotten:
06 KTM Super Duke,
05 Kawasaki ZX636, 05 Suzuki DR650

When you are great, candor is often perceived as arrogance.
mtb_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 06:38 AM   #189
Nailhead
Painting by numbers
 
Nailhead's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Glendo, WY- Pop. 230
Oddometer: 5,952
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtb_man View Post
This thread continues to amaze my inner geek/ghetto fabricator.
+1

Well said.
__________________
-Chris


'7? Benelli 650S, '80 BMW R100 RS, '07 KTM 990 Adventure
Nailhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 09:32 AM   #190
cjracer OP
AWD please!!
 
cjracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Mukwonago, WI
Oddometer: 3,949
Quick intermission pic for Steve Christini. First time we had a chance to talk in person. Very nice guy.

This was at the Indy Expo. Showing off his new line of bikes.

__________________
My 2006 950S thread. 2006 950s update
New product updates here! Wordpress BLOG
click www.cjdesignsllc.com for the full line of products. FREE STUFF!!
cjracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #191
Michhub
Major Medical
 
Michhub's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Queen Creek AZ
Oddometer: 3,616
So when do you start your new job....
__________________
Mike
Reinheitsgebot
'07 990ADV '08 530EXCR '04 XR650L
Bonsai Elephant - "
Life without a 990 is no life at all!"
Michhub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 11:31 AM   #192
cjracer OP
AWD please!!
 
cjracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Mukwonago, WI
Oddometer: 3,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michhub View Post
So when do you start your new job....
Well.... there wasn't a 950 AWD bike on display.

So I don't think it will be anytime soon.
__________________
My 2006 950S thread. 2006 950s update
New product updates here! Wordpress BLOG
click www.cjdesignsllc.com for the full line of products. FREE STUFF!!
cjracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 09:19 AM   #193
Keith
Slabbing it
 
Keith's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: 901
Oddometer: 839
__________________
Random Crap
Keith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 03:10 PM   #194
cjracer OP
AWD please!!
 
cjracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Mukwonago, WI
Oddometer: 3,949
Yes ???
__________________
My 2006 950S thread. 2006 950s update
New product updates here! Wordpress BLOG
click www.cjdesignsllc.com for the full line of products. FREE STUFF!!
cjracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 03:19 PM   #195
clarky
05' 640 Adv
 
clarky's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Lost
Oddometer: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjracer View Post
Yes ???
Ha ha, you got my hopes up, I got an email saying that there was an update.....logged on hoping to see the final stages of build and......bugger

Ps I have really enjoyed reading about the build thus far.......fantastic effort, and thanks for taking all the time thus far to document it
__________________
Northern NSW
AUSTRALIA
clarky 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 04:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014