Dale-ization, part 2

I now went to work on the accessory wiring.  There were more circuits on the battery than I like so I reduced it to a single ring terminal on each battery post for all of the accessory wiring.  I then tapped off the positive lead prior to the relay for the switched power and ran that back to the powerlet connector on the left-side rear panel.  This will be used for connecting a battery tender while it’s in the garage, and to connect an air compressor while on the road.

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KTM 950 – the Dale-ization begins

It didn’t take long, and the Dale-ization has begun.   I believed the bike to be in good shape mechanically, and after spending some serious wrench time with it I can say with certainty that it has been well maintained.

In its stock configuration, the “S” model is waaay too tall for me, so correcting that was a top priority.   I removed the front and rear wheels, and then the forks and rear shock.   Off they went to Javier at Trailtricks for a rebuild, revalve, respring, and shorten back to the standard spec height.   The suspension changes will net me a 2 inch reduction in seat height.   I added a KTM low gel seat, which gains another inch for a total of three.   This is enough to make the bike fit me much better.

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