Today I had wanted to get the high fender conversion done. After checking all over town, I could not find a dealer that sold the KTM specified DOT5.1 brake fluid. I see now though that I would have been OK with DOT4 (sigh).
Anyhow, since I couldn't do the fender mod, I decided to finish with the carbon kevlar parts.
This bike really is in pristine condition especially considering it is almost six years old. The only real scuffs on it were low on the tanks - probably from loading.
Originally, I was just going to get a bit of touch-up paint but after seeing some of the 950s and 990s on the ADV forums, I decided that the CF tank protectors would look better.
I also decided to add on the clutch and ignition cover protectors:
Surprisingly enough, they are simply glued on with RTV:
So, that's it for today while the silicone cures:
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2009 18:18:21 GMT -5 by PS-RagE
I had akropovic duals but switched to a single and sold the other can. They don't have Spark arrestors though. I'm not sure about the remus cans. but I would look for Spark arrestor and acceptable decible level as some ride events sound test. www.blackdogcw.com/2into1_exhaust.html
04 ktm 950 adventure GO!!! (blacked out) 1990 Suzuki DrBIG 800 2003 Beta Rev 3 1999 Suzuki intruder 1500 1979 Suzuki GS850G the original adventure bike. 1973 Rokon mark 3 trailbreaker auto 2x2 1980? dt175 2008 Aprilia RXV 450
Luckily, KTM has a high fender kit available. However, there is one small problem. The dual disc brakes are tied common at the left side caliper. You can see in this image how the brake line runs up over the fender and down to the caliper on the other side:
That means this brake line will have to be rerouted when the fender is removed.
I am an electronics technician and installer and this, frankly, is outside of my confidence zone. Luckily for me, I know someone who is not intimidated by this sort of thing!
So, off with the fender and old brake line:
New fork guards are installed and the new line is run from the master cylinder down the right hand fork:
The bike is re-assembled and the new high fender is installed! I must say, I really like this look. Makes the bike look taller:
One final modification required for this part of the project: