Propably my last offroad ride with Arion before we leave for our journey around the world. Let's hit the throttle one last time :D ;-).
In february 2019 I'm undergoing an eye laser procedure in preparation of our world trip. To be honest I'm scared as hell, lol. I'm doing this because I hate wearing glasses and it is a burden to take lenses with you.
Small update: We're still waiting for the front fuel pump and windshield. Meanwhile we can finish some other pieces that have to be done. I replaced the OEM KTM footpegs with the rally ones. They are a little bit longer and wider. I installed the mounts on the bashplate, so it's [...]
Today I've fixed a power supply on the navigation tower for the GPS and for future accesories. I've used a small fusebox on the right side, clean and easy. Above the fusebox I've also put a mass ground that goes directly to the chassis of the bike. I've also relocated the voltage regulator to [...]
I still had to mount the lower radiator mounts. I was waiting on the M8 taps I ordered, the normal hole is an M6. Sooo, I have to drill it out with a 6,8mm drill. Then I use the taps in 3 stages. Tip: Use some oil while tapping the new thread [...]
Today we are going to focus on the rear tank transplant. First we remove the battery and disconnect the 2 big connectors going to the computer. Now remove the bracket with the computer. Loosen up the rear relais bracket and pull all the wires forward. Disconnect the fuel line going from the tank to [...]
Hey guys, today we replaced the OEM radiator hoses with aftermarket ones from SAMCO. First I drained the radiator fluid out of the radiator the best I could. Then I removed the lower radiator mounts to get better acces. After that I disconnected the hoses first on the radiator side and placed a bucket [...]
The Secondary Air System (SAS) can be removed by simply removing it and putting heat resistant plugs into the holes. The computer can be fooled by putting a resistor of 22000 Ohm and 0,25W into the connector.
Today I painted the frame where I cut off the seat supports. I used some sandpaper to clean it up and prepare it for some paint. The color I used is RAL 2009 and comes very close to the KTM orange. I sprayed 6 or 7 thin layers of paint. I waited 20 - [...]
Since the rear tank didn't arrive today we can start concentrating on the front, mainly on the navigation tower and all of the wiring. First we still need to remove the left and right frame cover plastics. The seat support are going to be removed with a dremel tool. I cut off [...]