Not so new owner

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Not so new owner

Post by GibbonsMonkey » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi all,

Figured I would register and introduce myself!

Picked up an 07 SE last year with a little less than 30k km on the bike. It was clearly ridden hard and put away wet, but completely stock. Previous owner was no mechanic, that's for sure. Grabbing the chain with a full fist wouldn't budge it, stalled with clutch disengaged, was a poor starter, etc. I got it for far less than I consider to be fair-market-value, and I wanted the platform to build from. Had an old 950 Adv and wished that I'd never sold it.

Since then, I have been rebuilding it (and breaking new things as I go)
- General maintenance
- Carb clean
- SAS removal/canisterectomy
- Saddlemen seat
- Wings exhaust
- Some plastics replaced. Rears were completely melted from stock nuclear reactors
- New shoes (MT21)
- Replaced rear rotor, new pads, brake bleed, etc.
- Fuel pump replaced to solve the hard starting and fuel starvation problem experienced once per day. This one baffled myself, KTM NA, and two KTM shops.
- Mosko heat shields for Reckless 80
- Some other minor stuff that took me far too long to do.

Next up
- Replace stock skid with ordered Ricochet. Was cheaper than BDCW
- Diagnose sticky clutch on first ride of the day. Suspect that it's still running original plates
- Side stand re-locator
- Rear brake light switch replace
- Suspension off to Konflict

Really enjoying the bike so far. Of the bikes I have, it's the one that makes me giggle like a 13 year-old schoolgirl when I get on the gas. Can't wait until it's finished!

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Re: Not so new owner

Post by Wilso » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:55 pm

Welcome to the forum, sounds like you have your work cut out on that one.

Still at least you know it will be all sorted rather than the Unknown.

Pictures when you can!

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Re: Not so new owner

Post by TwoSEs » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:28 pm

^^^^* ditto. Before and after pics. Congrats!

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