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Old 08-01-2011, 09:42 AM   #16
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The OEM reservoir is very cool. You've got aesthetics upside down.

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Old 08-01-2011, 12:25 PM   #17
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I am riding the F800 to South America this fall. When I am going around a blind corner, and see the lane blocked by a passing car coming the other way, my last words will be, "at least I am taking the fluid reservour with me." Dave
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:23 AM   #18
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Here are the pics I promised you a while ago Ben...





I even reused the original line from MC to ABS distribution block but the angle of the banjo is not ideal. Fine for now, though...
What exactly did you have to change for this mod? I'm guessing it changes out the entire assembly, so you now have a KTM brake lever as well? I currently have the Wunderlich Vario levers, and like them a lot; would I have to lose those in order to do this?
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:50 AM   #19
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What exactly did you have to change for this mod? I'm guessing it changes out the entire assembly, so you now have a KTM brake lever as well? I currently have the Wunderlich Vario levers, and like them a lot; would I have to lose those in order to do this?
I changed the entire master cylinder. I haven't tried it but I doubt very much that the BMW levers will fit the KTM MC.

You can get adjustable and - even better - folding levers from FP Racing in regular or shorty length for the KTM MC.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:58 AM   #20
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I'm just gonna put the head of this on top:

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Old 10-17-2011, 11:42 AM   #21
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I changed the entire master cylinder. I haven't tried it but I doubt very much that the BMW levers will fit the KTM MC.

You can get adjustable and - even better - folding levers from FP Racing in regular or shorty length for the KTM MC.
Hmm... If there's a way to change out the clutch side too, I'm sold. It would drive me nuts to be lopsided!
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:00 PM   #22
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Hmm... If there's a way to change out the clutch side too, I'm sold. It would drive me nuts to be lopsided!
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #23
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Maybe this is a dumb question, but... Does that match the KTM brake lever, or offer the possibility of doing so? Maybe it's just me being anal, but I like my clutch lever to feel and look the same as the brake lever.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #24
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Cant find the thread of intalling KTM brake resivor?

anyone know where this thread is? someone put a KTM hard brake resivor on their GS. i cant find it anywhere....
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #25
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anyone know where this thread is? someone put a KTM hard brake resivor on their GS. i cant find it anywhere....
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706154
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:59 PM   #26
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #27
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I've been toying with another idea for the stock set up.

Something that offers more protection than what's available, makes it all a little less intrusive and is a simple plug and play solution.

Obviously not applicable to what's being done here, more of a FAR better solution to the stock one and the protection available for it. Only a little more than the $40-50 US of the current offerings.

Anyone like that idea?

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Old 12-12-2011, 03:40 PM   #28
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I've been toying with another idea for the stock set up.

Something that offers more protection than what's available, makes it all a little less intrusive and is a simple plug and play solution.

Obviously not applicable to what's being done here, more of a FAR better solution to the stock one and the protection available for it. Only a little more than the $40-50 US of the current offerings.

Anyone like that idea?

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not much info to go off of. you're proposing a solution for $40-50 that has no description? The stock one wobbles, but that is solved by a zip tie. Anything better than that and it's best to just go with the KTM MC and be done with it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:55 PM   #29
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not much info to go off of. you're proposing a solution for $40-50 that has no description? The stock one wobbles, but that is solved by a zip tie. Anything better than that and it's best to just go with the KTM MC and be done with it.
Ahh a little too vague...sorry.

Not talking about the wobble really, as you said that's an easy fix.

More the vulnerability and the $40-50 refers to how much all the current protectors are. I don't know how much the entire lever swap is. Mine has some marks from some trauma during a crash and I've seen others like that too. Certainly not functional damage. I haven't seen any fully broken though but I do see lot's of riders running a protector of some sort.

They are huge and I'm thinking of something that offers better protection without super sizing the whole area.

There was also some talk the area creating turbulence although I'm not sure if that's true or not. Only those who've done away with it could say for sure.

So that's the question: want a better protector and for it be less obtrusive?

Maybe I shouldn't have highjack this thread but it seemed sort of appropriate at the time. Pics and more info will be along soon...

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:21 PM   #30
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Ahh a little too vague...sorry.

So that's the question: want a better protector and for it be less obtrusive?
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