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Recommend maintenance

Post by nick280 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:57 pm

If I can recommend you do 1 thing to your bike this weekend, that would be check your head stock bearings. I adjusted mine this week because I was getting a click from the head stock under hard braking and what a difference. Silky smooth turn in and the bike feels so much more stable mid corner and in a straight line. Well worth the half hour it took to do.
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Re: Recommend maintenance

Post by JJay51 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:16 am

Any special tools or methods to do it?

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Re: Recommend maintenance

Post by nick280 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:02 am

There is a special tool for torqueing the fancy nut but I just used a torque driver carefully and had an educated guess at how tight that torque setting was. There was no notchy tight feeling with the front wheel off the ground and the bars still moved with gravity so I'm pretty happy with what I've done on that front. Hardest bit is keeping the bars out of the way lol.
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KTM 350 EXC-F - 2015 - Orange/White :twisted:
KTM 1190 Adventure - 2014 - Orange - Sold
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KTM 990 SMT - 2009 - Orange - Sold
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Re: Recommend maintenance

Post by JJay51 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:39 pm

Is that the ring with holes in under the top triple clamp?

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Re: Recommend maintenance

Post by nick280 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:48 pm

Yep :)
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - 2017 - Orange/White :P
KTM 350 EXC-F - 2015 - Orange/White :twisted:
KTM 1190 Adventure - 2014 - Orange - Sold
Honda VFR1200X-C - 2013 - White - Sold
KTM 990 SMT - 2009 - Orange - Sold
KTM 660 SMC - 2003 - Orange - Sold

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