James’s KTM 950 Super Moto
James’s idea was a stripped-down, lightweight, 950 using the bare minimum of electricals. He didn’t even want a neutral light!
Even so, for a carb bike the KTM is quite advanced, with a few sensors and a relay or four to manage the fuel pump, main switch, headlight cutout on cranking, and indicators.
We also needed a fair bit of prep to mount a new fuse box and the 50mm Daytona speedo. There’s also plenty of head scratching to work out what the ignition system needs to run, and what can be safely ditched. And to chase down special plugs for the fan and ignition box. (For anything unusual the best two places are Kojaycat and Automotive Connectors).
With such an open bike you need to plan ahead to hide the loom as much as possible. Fortunately there’s room under the seat for the relays and fuses, so the rest is largely wires and plugs.
James is building a custom fuel tank from glass fibre. The finished bike promises to be a very light, agile tool with great suspension and brakes.