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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Set that TiVo for the best race of the year!


Here you go guys. Jonah is there and so are the rest of the boys from Team Rally Pan Am. Set up your Tivo for the daily updates on Versus airing daily and root our local boy Jonah.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Good Luck Jonah!

KTMtwins-sponsored American Rider Jonah Street and Team Rally PanAm are in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2010 running of the Dakar Rally.
Follow Jonah in his quest to win the 2019 Dakar here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

KTM 950 and 990 320mm Front Brake Conversion Kit

Santa contacted us this holiday season and informed us that there is a serious lack of performance rotors for the KTM 950 and 990 Supermotos. He thinks the bike would benefit from such a performance package and we do too. KTMTwin's 950/990 Big Brake Conversion Kit is the answer. We worked with the Supermoto here in house and came up with a simple conversion kit allowing you to increase your front brake rotors from the stock 305mm rotors to the 320mm rotors that come on the 990 Super Duke and RC8. This kit comes with all the necessary mounting hardware and a set of 320mm Galfer Wave Rotors. You will feel a big difference in braking force and feel at the lever with this kit. It looks pretty cool too!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Orders Over $75 Get Free Swag

As most businesses do, we've started to accumulate a lot of stuff. So we've decided to start giving some of it to you. Place an order for $75 and get Free Swag.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New KTM 690 Enduro and SMC Radiator Protection

This is the real deal folks. Your radiator is expensive and if your like me you seem to find a way to crush it when when you decide to exit the bike the hard way. KTM has come out with a roll cage for your radiator. This 690 Enduro and SMC Radiator Protection will protect your cooling gem by surrounding the radiator and protecting it from side and lateral impacts. Before contacting us or your local KTM dealer about replacement pricing on a new radiator you should consider picking one up today before they are back ordered by KTM.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's almost Dakar Time!

Team Rally Pan Am and their rider Jonah Street are getting ready for the next Paris to Dakar race. We are all scrambling to get things together including our Top KTM Tech Niles Follin. Here is a pic of Jonah's 2010 bike in the raw. We will be keeping you posted as our team gets things rolling and hopefully Jonah can put the smack down to the top teams. Keep checking back for more information.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

GPR Full Exhaust for the KTM 950/990 Adventure!

Now you can update your Christmas list with a KTM 950/990 Adventure GPR Full Exhaust System. With it's 2 into 1 silencer configuration and included Quiet Core Insert and Spark Arrestor you are ready for anything. While your at it you may want to consider the Auxiliary Fuel Tank to round out the package. Limited quantities available so grab a system before they run out!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Special Edition RC8R on the horizon!

We all want a bike that is unique. KTM has you covered. Coming soon to a theater near you is one of two special edition KTM RC8Rs. The one shown in the picture is the Red Bull RC8R. Little is really known at this time as to availability and price but we will keep you posted.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

KTMTwins.com November 2009 Newsletter


Holiday UPS Ground Cutoff is December 17th



Our play-it safe date for getting in stock items to you by Christmas by UPS Ground is Thursday December 17th. For International orders, Friday the 11th is the last day for USPS EMS for in stock items.

If we don't have it in stock? As always, we'll communicate when you can expect it and what your options are.

Make sure to check out our KTMtwins 2009 Holiday Sale.



Speaking of Communcation, we have new Digits - (415) YO TWINS

We're up on our new Google Voice number (415)YO-TWINS / (415)968-9467, and it is rock solid Click to Call app. If you're on a land line or up on Gizmo, it is free from our site. Click on the Call Me link on our site, enter the number of the phone you wish to talk on, and Google calls you and connect us. Yowza!




KTM 950 / 990 Adventure GPR 2 into 1 Full Exhaust System


Just in time for your Christmas list to Santa. We are proud to announce the addition of the KTM 950 / 990 Adventure GPR 2 into 1 Full Exhaust System. Weight reduction (19 pounds on our scale!) and styling are just the start of what this full exhaust system will do for you. The kit includes a quiet core insert and spark arrestor screen so you don't have to worry about the rangers when riding offroad. El Jefe ran this system hard down in Mexico with great results. We are even throwing in the Carbon Protection that mounts to your stock skid plate, and protects the header pipe from road debris and rock damage. At just over what a slip-on Akrapovic system runs you can't go wrong. Available while supplies last so make sure and tell Santa to kick it in high gear.



KTM 950 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro Keihin Flat Slide Carburetor Kit


Looking to really push the ponies up on your carburated KTM LC8? This is the kit for you. Unleash the beast within by installing the KTM 950 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro Keihin Flat Slide Carburetor Kit . Keihin has been the choice of professionals for years and the FCRs are the most sought after carburetors when building up a race engine. You get all of the necessary hardware and a new set of throttle cables so installation is simple and efficient. Jetted perfectly for anyone at sea level, but don't worry if you aren't, they include a tech sheet letting you know the proper changes to make them run perfectly at any altitude. You get a choice of the 39mm carbs or you can supersize your meal by going with the 41mm big boys - the choice for most LC8 engine builders. Keep Santa busy this season and request the carb kit and a GPR system!

KTM 690 Oil Filter and Seal Kit



This KTM 690 Oil Filter and Seal Kit is essential to all 690 customers when doing your oil change because it gives you all of the necessary filters and screens to get the job done and do it right. Pick one up next time you are ordering oil you won't regret it.






KTMTwins 2009 LC8 Water Pump Upgrade Kit

We have been working on the KTMwins 2009 LC8 Water Pump Upgrade Kit for a little while now and it is finally ready. We bought out all of KTM USA's stock on the individual parts and made them put in another order with Austria. We caught them off guard with the demand of this system.

If you are running the stock Water Pump on your machine you could benefit with the additional flow and redesigned water pump impeller in this kit. The impeller has better flow and the cover(with all of the necessary hardware) gives you additional volume. Next time you are ready to do your water pump pick up the upgrade kit. You only have to do it once!

"After upgrading your water pump kit to the new version don't forget to choose our 2009 version of our water pump rebuild kit".

Look for this kit and probably our picture to show up on the other sites soon. Seems to be a pattern...

KTMTwins Tech Tip of the Month

When doing your coolant on the 950/990 Adventure there is a couple of tips that should make the process go smoother and faster for you:

1. After draining the coolant for maintenance or replacing the water pump kit. Fill the coolant in the radiator as normal.


2. Here is the trick! Get the front wheel in the air approximately 18 inches. At home the trick is to put the bike on the center stand with the stand feet on a curb with the rear wheel in the street. Push down on the rear to get the front wheel up in the air.


3. Run the bike with the radiator cap off. The coolant will "burp" a few times while warming up ( 3 to 4 minutes ). Top off the coolant from there.

4. Install the radiator cap "check the rubber on the cap for damage or dirt and debris".

5. Set the level of coolant in the reservoir and your good to go.

6. Now get out there and live the adventure!

Customer KTM of the Month

Our friend and customer Mark Bothe has decided to sell his beautiful and well-sorted RC8. From Mark: " Mileage is 1,251 miles. First service was completed at 600 miles. All KTM factory recalls have been performed by KTM of Gresham. The SuperCorsa Pros were removed at the 600 mile and Pirelli Corsa IIIs were placed. This bike is very unique. It is one of less than 50 model year 2009 in the US. Also, unique is that this is the only bike in the US with custom GP Suspension 25mm Superbike Cartridge forks. Special fork caps and compression needles. The suspension is set for a 175-185lb rider. The bike comes with the original WP fork guts, original shock spring, levers, exhaust, sprocket and SuperCorsa tires. This bike also comes with the KTM Briefcase, 2 sets of keys and the orange key. This bike has the factory Akrapovic map installed. I have installed a Cox Racing Group radiator guard and axle and case sliders. I did scrape the right foot peg, so there is a scuff on the underside of the peg. Everything is immaculate on this one of a kind machine. I have never been talked to by so many strangers than when I ride this bike. $14,900 USD/obo".

Seems like a steal! If you are interested in talking to Mark, contact us and we'll forward your contact information to him.

If you have a well loved machine that you would like to see in our newsletter to please send those photos to us and maybe your bike will be the next featured ride. Good luck on your next project, Mark.

ADVRider Discount!




Did you know that as a member of ADVRider you get 10% off orders of $999.00 or more? Simply leave your ADVRider username in the comments section when checking out and we will adjust the total for your discount. It's as easy as that.

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That's all for now. Ride Safe. See you on our next Adventure.

KTMTwins.com

Got an idea for a product or Tech Tip? Send it to us here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

KTMTwins LC8 Water Pump Upgrade Kit

Even though some of you are storing your bike away for the winter we are still hard at work here at KTMTwins trying to bring to the table new items and innovative accessories for your motorcycle. We are proud to introduce the first and only 2009 Water Pump Upgrade Kit for all 2003-2008 950/990 Adventures. This kit will work on all of the LC8 engines except for the RC8. This kit includes all of the necessary parts and hardware to do the job right. Keep an eye out for the kit to hit our site very soon!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Keihin Flat Slide Carbs for your KTM 950 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro

Looking to add instant horsepower to your carbureted Adventure or Super Enduro? This KTM 950 Adventure / 950 Super Enduro Keihin Flat Slide Carb Kit should do the trick. Keihin has been making flat slide carburetors for the most discriminating racers both off and on road for a long time and have perfected the recipe. You have a choice between the 39mm for increased bottom end and the bigger 41mm for added power in the top end. The kit comes with Motion Pro Throttle Cables and K&N Pod Filters to round out the performance package. If you want the real deal when it comes to added horsepower then you need to get your hands on this kit.

Friday, October 30, 2009

KTM RC8 Club Race Tuning Kit. Available soon!

Looking for that extra edge over your buddies or going for that once in a lifetime number one plate and need some more fire down there? KTM is bringing their KTM RC8 Club Race Tuning Kit to the states and you should consider it for your orange rocket. KTM has 3 different kits that have been available for sometime over seas but are just now are making them available to all of our US customers. This is the basic kit of the 3 that when installed will bring out a nice performance edge over the stock machine. What you get with this kit is a Akrapovic Supersport EVO4 Full Titanium Exhaust System, BMC High Flow Air Filter, Race Spec Cylinder Head Gaskets and with KTM's RC8 Fuel Injection Map and all of the necessary bits for your KTM Certified Mechanic to install the whole assembly. Who said you had to wait for the RC8R to become available!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

KTM 950/990 Adventure Billet Fuel Cap

KTMTwins is proud to introduce you to some really nice bling for your 950/990 Adventure. These Billet Fuel Caps install in minutes and are sold in a pair. We have them on all of our bikes here at the shop. Available in both Silver and Black.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

KTMTwins.com September 2009 Newsletter

KTM RC8 Kaoko Throttle Cruise ControlThe trouble with installing a cruise control on a sport bike is always the requirement to remove your bar end weight on that side. This increases vibration on that one side and will eventually drive you crazy (in addition to possible ulnar/radial nerve damage). Kaoko has built a Throttle Cruise Control specifically for the KTM RC8 and with a bar weight incorporated in the design you don't have to worry about that problem anymore. Looking to take a trip on your RC8 here soon? You will need one of these. They are worth their weight in gold!

Spiegler Mirrors for your KTM Spiegler billet aluminum mirrors are a new addition to the KTMTwins line up and we are proud to bring form (and function) to your doorstep. All aluminum construction, anodized black and with a style that matches perfectly with the KTM line up. Pick up a pair today!

New Mefo Tires for your KTM 950 Super Enduro and 690 Enduro
Looking for something a little more aggressive for that dirty, muddy and rocky shortcut you've been looking at on the way to work? Mefo has new DOT legal knobbies sized perfectly for your KTM 950 Super Enduro and 690 Enduro that our customers are in love with. Aggressive knobs spaced just far apart to stay clean, but at the same time offer you unsurpassed traction anywhere. Next time you are in the market for some new shoes for your KTM keep the Mefo Stone Master Rear and MX Master Front in mind.

KTM 990 Super Duke DynoJet LCD Display

KTMTwins is proud to bring to you all of the top of the line racing components that are currently available, and the DynoJet KTM 990 Super Duke LCD Display is one of those items. Connect it to your Power Commander and you will have access to real-time data. No more bringing the bike back to the shop and the dyno to get that information, and no more laptop at the track to obtain that information. On top of real-time data acquisition you get the following features with this add-on.

  • Allows storage and switching between multiple maps
  • On screen map adjustments
  • User configurable screen
  • USB programmable and upgradable
  • Active Matrix TFT LCD 240x320 16 bit color screen

KTMTwins Tech Tip of the Month

Leaking fork seals have been a known issue with KTM Suspension for years. What most people don't know is you can reduce the problem by allowing bleeding the built up air that gets trapped in your forks after every ride. All you need is to replace the air bleed screw that is on your forks with either the KTM Stainless Steel Bleed Screw or Motion Pro Aluminum Bleed Screw. This gives you access to bleed that air out of your forks without the need for tools. This should be a religious exercise before (and after) every ride.

Customer KTM of the Month


Paul and his buddies are out of Australia and are by far some of our best customers. We worked with him for months to get all of the custom bits that are featured on his bike. He is proud of it and we are too. If you have a grand plan to convert your motorcycle to something you can be proud of, feel free to email us and let us know what you would like to do. And Paul, keep up the good work mate!

ADVRider Discount!




Did you know that as a member of ADVRider you get 10% off orders of $999.00 or more? Simply leave your ADVRider username in the comments section when checking out and we will adjust the total for your discount. It's as easy as that.

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That's all for now. Ride Safe. See you on our next Adventure.

KTMTwins.com

Got an idea for a product or Tech Tip? Send it to us here.



Thursday, September 10, 2009

KTM 950 Super Enduro Safari Tanks in Stock! Limited Quantities Available


If you are looking to increase your fuel capacity or have been looking for a Super Enduro Safari Tank in stock somewhere then look no further. Limited quantities available so don't waste anytime in order yours! Clear and black available and in stock.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2010 Klim line of riding gear is just around the corner


We are proud to announce that the 2010 line of riding gear from Klim USA is just around the corner. On top of their special anniversary edition F4 Helmet they have redesigned much of their moto gear. Keep an eye out soon for the new gear right here at KTMTwins.com.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rally Fairing for the KTM 690 Enduro!


We are constantly on the look out for the most sought after parts for our customers and when we found out about this Dakar Rally Fairing for the KTM 690 Enduro we just had to let you guys know about it. We are currently trying to get an agreement worked out with the manufacturer so that we can offer up this really cool fairing and to our customers. We don't have too many details as of yet but will hopefully soon. With a version to accommodate the stock fuel tank and a version for the Safari Tanks you get to pick your poison. Keep an eye out for it on KTMTwins.com!

Friday, August 14, 2009

KTM LC8 Slipper Clutch Sale!


We got a smoking deal on a couple STM LC8 Slipper Clutches and wanted to transfer the savings to our customers. We have a couple in stock and ready for shipment. This is a once in a lifetime savings on one of the coolest accessories to hit the shelves for your LC8. Get yours today with a savings of $420.00 off retail. Get yours now before they are out of stock!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mefo Tires for the KTM 950/990 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro are now in stock for shipment!


It's Mefo and not Mofo. Yes the tires that are becoming the talk of the town with all adventure riders are here. They are soft with lots of aggressive knobbies but designed in a way that shows you they will be confident on tarmac. They feel like they would wear out in 2000 miles but reports are coming in that prove they are lasting 7000 to 9000 miles. Not highway miles but miles used to trek through some of the harshest offroads in the county. If you are interested today is the day to order them before they are all gone!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cheer on our friends at Project K Racing this year!


I bet you haven't even thought about turning your 950 Super Enduro into a fire breathing quarter mile killer. Our friends at Project K Racing did and they are racing one in the 2009 AMA Grand National Championship Series. Keep an eye out for them and cheer them on August 29Th at the famous Indianapolis Fair Grounds Dirt Track. We will.

KTM 690 Enduro/SMC Billet Fuel Filler Cap


KTMTwins.com is currently working on fixing the known fuel cap problem that the KTM 690 Enduro and 690 SMC have. This fuel filler cap is machined out of solid aluminum and anodized Black for corrosion resistance. We are working out the details to this item with the manufacture so keep an eye out for it on our site here soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

KTMTwins.com August 2009 Newsletter

KTM 950/990 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro Single Side Exhaust Conversion


If you are looking to add one of the Auxiliary Side Tanks to your 950/990 Adventure or 950 Super Enduro then you have come to the right place. We are happy to introduce you to the components that will make that happen for you. Remus is the first company to step up and offer their outstanding exhaust pipes in a single can format for those of you looking to switch over to this set up. All of the cans are forestry legal and are available in Carbon, Titanium and Aluminum. You will need either the KTM 950/990 Adventure 2 into 1 Pipe or the KTM 950 Super Enduro 2 into 1 Pipe to make this kit happen. Next time you are planning that trip to Alaska or down to the southern tip of Mexico take a little extra fuel with you.

SW Motech's KTM 950/990 Adventure Quick Release Suitcase Carrier System

Want to remove your luggage while in Baja so you can go for a day trip? No use in lugging all of your luggage or even the rack around with the possibility that you will damage the carrier and not be able to get your luggage home from the hotel. The SW Motech Quick Release Suitcase Carrier System is here to resolve that problem. Simply remove the suitcase carrier with the supplied tool and in minutes you have eliminated the weight and concern that you may damage your carrier for the trip home. Currently fits all Givi, Hepco-Becker and Pelican Side Cases with required adapters. Don't leave home without it!

Kaoko KTM 950/990/690 Throttle Lock Cruise Control
We love this new product. It's simplistic design means you don't have to worry about it breaking on you while in Alaska. It fits between the throttle and your hand guards keeping it out of the way and protected in the event of a spill. Small enough to be out of the way when you aren't using it but big on features when you do. Pick one up today before they run out of stock!

CRG Levers for your KTM 990 Super Duke, RC8, 690 Supermoto R and 690 Duke
CRG has been making levers for some time and with their outstanding fit and finish you can see why. They offer their standard Roll A Click levers in 3 different anodized colors, and standard and shorty lengths. The hot set up is their Folding Roll A Click levers. Designed after the levers on million dollar Moto GP bikes they fold up and out of the way in the event of a crash. With all their billet aluminum colors and their 6 position lever adjustment you can't go wrong.

KTM RC8 990 Super Duke MotoGP-inspired Remote Brake Lever Adjuster
This is why KTM is such a great company. What other OEM offers stuff like this?. With the KTM Remote Front Brake Lever Adjuster a simple turn of the dial eliminates nasty lever play when your brakes start to fade. This will guarantee consistent lever feel which will inspire more confidence and control. Pick one up today before your next race or track day.

KTMTwins Tech Tip of the Month

Did you know that when you go up in gearing on your rear sprocket that you may not have enough slack in your chain to make the change? Don't worry, you may not have to buy a new chain to make this change happen. You can simply remove and swap around your rear chain adjuster blocks on your rear axle which will move your axle closer to the front of your swingarm. This change will leave you additional slack in your chain allowing you to install that bigger rear sprocket without having to buy a new chain. This will allow you to go one or maybe two teeth bigger on your rear sprocket, depending on the condition of your chain.


Customer KTM of the Month

Dave Johnson has one of the coolest Super Dukes we've ever seen. Protection, carbon, fit and finish. And that graphics kit! Dave claims to know someone who knows someone. We'd take just knowing one of those someones. Enjoy the slideshow, and thanks to Dave for the pics.

ADVRider Discount!




Did you know that as a member of ADVRider you get 10% off orders of $999.00 or more? Simply leave your ADVRider username in the comments section when checking out and we will adjust the total for your discount. It's as easy as that.

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That's all for now. Ride Safe. See you on our next Adventure.

KTMTwins.com

Got an idea for a product or Tech Tip? Send it to us here.



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

KTM 950/990 Suitcase Carrier Systems now in stock!


They have been on back order for so long we didn't know if they were going to be available ever again. The KTM 950/990 Adventure Suitcase Carrier System is in high demand and KTMTwins.com has them in stock and ready for shipment.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

KTM 950/990 Adventure Hepco-Becker Crash Bars now in stock!


KTMTwins.com is pleased announce that we have finally received our much anticipated order of Hepco-Becker Crash Bars. They have been on back order for months but are finally in stock and ready to ship. Don't hesitate and let them go back on back order. Order yours today!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

KTM 950 Super Enduro Safari Tanks now in stock!


Safari Tanks for the KTM 950 Super Enduro are by far one of the hottest items this year. With increased fuel capacity you won't be looking for a gas station every couple of miles. If you have been looking for a tank and have had a hard time finding one look no further. They are in stock and ready for shipment. They won't last long so order one up today!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CRG Levers are now available for your Super Duke, RC8, 690 Duke and 990 Supermoto!


We are proud to announce the introduction of CRG Levers to our lineup. We have sold numerous sets of their mirrors and love all of their products. With 6 position lever adjustment and your choice of standard or shorty length you have all of the makings for a custom fit. All you have to decide on with their standard lever is which of the three colors you want. If you are looking for the ultimate in CRG's line up choose the MotoGp inspired folding lever. Your choice of two different anodized colors and the security that your lever will be there after a spill is definitely worth the extra cash in our opinion. Keep an eye out for them on our site shortly.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

KTM 950/990 Adventure and 690 Enduro/690 SMC High Performance Filters


These 690 Uni Filters and 950/990 Pre-Filters have to be one of the hardest items to keep in stock here at KTMTwins.com. We are now sitting on a large inventory so for all of you Twin's customers looking to add one to your ride you better get them while their here!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

KTM 950/990 Adventure Black Sidebags in Stock now!


We just received our shipment of the Black Gobi Side Bags. They are now in stock and ready to ship. If you have been waiting for yours but not having much luck with your local shop then click and confirm your order today. Quantity is limited so, pick yours up now!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kaoko Throttle Lock Cruz Control for your KTM Motorcycle


Been looking for a cruise control for your next long adventure? Kaoko has exactly what you are looking for. A simple design that works really well. It mounts up in minutes and works for years and years. It can be fitted with handguards or without so you don't have to worry about fitment issues. Next time you are planning a trip and looking for items to make it a little easier on your mind and body consider Kaoko's Throttle Lock.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

KTM 950/990 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro Single Side Exhaust Conversion


If you are looking to add one of the Auxiliary Side Tank to your 950/990 Adventure or 950 Super Enduro then you have come to the right place. We are happy to introduce you to the components that will make that happen for you. Remus is the first company to step up and offer their outstanding exhaust pipes in a single can format for those of you looking to switch over to this set up. All of the cans are forestry legal and are available in Carbon, Titanium and Aluminum. You will need either the 950/990 Adventure 2 into 1 Pipe or the 950 Super Enduro 2 into 1 Pipe to make this kit happen. Next time you are planning that trip to Alaska or down to the southern tip of Mexico take a little extra fuel with you.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

KTM 950 Adventure, 950 Super Enduro and 950 Supermoto High Flow Airfilter now in stock!


I know everyone has been waiting and so have we. BMC has finally shipped out the anticipated 950 version of their high flow airfilter. We are currently sitting on stock of these popular BMC High Flow Airfilters. If you have a 950 Adventure, 950 Super Enduro or 950 Supermoto do yourself a favor and pick one up today before they get sold out again.