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Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« on: November 11, 2009, 09:16:26 am »
Whilst putting the bike back together I noticed another small issue which could potentially become a big one

Look at the pics below

This first one is a general view from the rear with the wheel removed




Now look closer. You will notice how the rear mudflap is eating away at the swingarm. This could in the long run be rather disasterous
I happened to discuss this with Funacide earlier and he noted that he had noticed this on his bike as well

The solution would be to grind away a piece of the mudflap to give more clearance





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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 09:21:37 am »
You are such a granny......... :lamer:
 

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 09:21:51 am »
How do I fix the electric problem ol wise one?

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 09:23:14 am »
You are such a granny......... :lamer:

Ja maybe  :deal:

But this granny wanna keep the black side down and the shiney side up

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 09:23:53 am »
How do I fix the electric problem ol wise one?

Bring it to me

I got a hammer, grinder and duct tape
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 09:25:15 am »
Is jy ernstig?  Dude.....seriously!
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 09:26:52 am »
How do I fix the electric problem ol wise one?

Bring it to me

I got a hammer, grinder and duct tape

Nee moer man... wat is die duct tape voor?

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 09:29:55 am »
How do I fix the electric problem ol wise one?

Bring it to me

I got a hammer, grinder and duct tape

Nee moer man... wat is die duct tape voor?

Sommer coz I got it  ;D
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 09:30:21 am »
Is jy ernstig?  Dude.....seriously!

Evidence is there !!
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009, 09:32:40 am »
Mmmm interesting.......

I went out and had a quick look at my bike. No wear at all and the mud flap has quite a bit of clearance from the swing arm.
My bike only has 32k on the clock, so perhaps this is something that comes with kms? Will definitely keep this as a periodic check.
 

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2009, 09:37:02 am »
Mmmm interesting.......

I went out and had a quick look at my bike. No wear at all and the mud flap has quite a bit of clearance from the swing arm.
My bike only has 32k on the clock, so perhaps this is something that comes with kms? Will definitely keep this as a periodic check.

It could be the alignment of the mudflap. Whilst putting it back on I noticed that there could be quite a bit of play whilst tightening it

Further, it is also obvious that this is not a problem caused whilst the bike is lightly loaded.
I suspect the bike will only have this problem whilst panniers are loaded or a pillion is on

If you never pillion or load your bike, it is unlikely IMO to happen
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2009, 09:37:31 am »
Mine is doing the same thing but seems a bit worse than Plothonds... I will be cutting away some of the read mudguard tonight before I leave for the bash...
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009, 09:44:59 am »
Mmmm interesting.......

I went out and had a quick look at my bike. No wear at all and the mud flap has quite a bit of clearance from the swing arm.
My bike only has 32k on the clock, so perhaps this is something that comes with kms? Will definitely keep this as a periodic check.

It could be the alignment of the mudflap. Whilst putting it back on I noticed that there could be quite a bit of play whilst tightening it

Further, it is also obvious that this is not a problem caused whilst the bike is lightly loaded.
I suspect the bike will only have this problem whilst panniers are loaded or a pillion is on

If you never pillion or load your bike, it is unlikely IMO to happen

I do mostly ride solo, so very possibly the reason. Will keep checking it.
Thanks
 

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 10:42:11 am »
Plottie, what is the flap made of? Never knew that plastic can grind away ali...
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2009, 10:56:03 am »
I also mostly ride solo, but that doesn't mean the suspension doesn't sag a lot :-[

Tx Plottie, will check it out tonight.
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2009, 10:59:05 am »
Mmmm interesting.......

I went out and had a quick look at my bike. No wear at all and the mud flap has quite a bit of clearance from the swing arm.
My bike only has 32k on the clock, so perhaps this is something that comes with kms? Will definitely keep this as a periodic check.

It could be the alignment of the mudflap. Whilst putting it back on I noticed that there could be quite a bit of play whilst tightening it

Further, it is also obvious that this is not a problem caused whilst the bike is lightly loaded.
I suspect the bike will only have this problem whilst panniers are loaded or a pillion is on

If you never pillion or load your bike, it is unlikely IMO to happen

I do mostly ride solo, so very possibly the reason. Will keep checking it.
Thanks

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2009, 10:59:24 am »
Plastic will cut that Ali in say about 97 years.
Check with Welsh on that.
 

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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2009, 11:06:25 am »
Plastic will cut that Ali in say about 97 years.
Check with Welsh on that.


Its the grit on the plastic mud flap that does the cutting.
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2009, 11:07:01 am »
Another good reason to wash your bike regularly!!
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Re: Another KTM 950/990 issue : Owners take note
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2009, 11:14:18 am »
Mmmm interesting.......

I went out and had a quick look at my bike. No wear at all and the mud flap has quite a bit of clearance from the swing arm.
My bike only has 32k on the clock, so perhaps this is something that comes with kms? Will definitely keep this as a periodic check.

It could be the alignment of the mudflap. Whilst putting it back on I noticed that there could be quite a bit of play whilst tightening it

Further, it is also obvious that this is not a problem caused whilst the bike is lightly loaded.
I suspect the bike will only have this problem whilst panniers are loaded or a pillion is on

If you never pillion or load your bike, it is unlikely IMO to happen

I do mostly ride solo, so very possibly the reason. Will keep checking it.
Thanks

But that's cause your boyfriend doesn't like riding WITH you.     :peepwall:

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