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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By TaxMan
Stator damage assessment?

2003 640 Adv. LC4. Turned out I had a stator retaining bolt back out on a long ride back home a few weeks ago. My battery died unexpectedly, had to get a jump after getting fuel. Fuses were fine,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 224,552
Posted By TaxMan
yep, for sure. they don't eliminate, they just...

yep, for sure. they don't eliminate, they just move the vibes farther out on the bars. but that's enough to make the freeway hours i have to do to get to the sierras plenty bearable. that, and i...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
I decided to start with wiring in a manual...

I decided to start with wiring in a manual override to my existing fan before spending time and money sorting out a second fan. It was very simple to splice in the switch and it seems to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 224,552
Posted By TaxMan
Washington, CA - Bowman Lake April 2015

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116625494540387079623/albums/6142499200890791185/6142499206380329378?pid=6142499206380329378&oid=116625494540387079623Couple of shots from a quick trip the weekend...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9,402
Views: 2,119,213
Posted By TaxMan
I used the Laminar Lip for awhile and eventually...

I used the Laminar Lip for awhile and eventually gave up on it after trying it in several height positions. It gave good protection in the right conditions, but overall, it increased buffeting around...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
I checked and don't have access to any photos...

I checked and don't have access to any photos that show the tank here at work, and I'm not sure I even took any "after" photos. i'll see if i can do so this week. but in general, I cut the hose from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
I use one - had the same issue: ...

I use one - had the same issue:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17709401&postcount=2071

Zip-tied it to the dash-frame right in front of the right rad. Fits perfectly and I can keep...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9,402
Views: 2,119,213
Posted By TaxMan
Can't help with the kickstand and I'm guessing...

Can't help with the kickstand and I'm guessing you didn't mean "sidewalks?"

If you're looking for a simple rack to brace soft saddlebags, i've been happy with the bolt on brackets for the 640 I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
Ditto, I ended up with one of that bottom hole...

Ditto, I ended up with one of that bottom hole stripped and a helicoil was the right fix. i wasn't able to find the right size locally (hardly any small metric sizes here), but I was able to find a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
my experience jives with this. my new PC can...

my experience jives with this. my new PC can mounted perfectly with my oem header. no fiddling, no nothin (how often does that happen?). if the PC can is also designed to fit with the PC header, then...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
I'm really liking the MT-21 front and MT-43 rear...

I'm really liking the MT-21 front and MT-43 rear combo and I don't expect to change it up any time soon. Perfect performance for the conditions I ride, but I don't see much mud and can't speak to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
I have a 2003 and it fit perfectly to the stock...

I have a 2003 and it fit perfectly to the stock header. If by pre-muffler you mean the in-header coffee-can looking thing? I can't say yes for sure because I don't have that piece in my header, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,325
Views: 527,698
Posted By TaxMan
TE 610 for sale

Hey bay area folks,

My riding buddy Chuck is sadly getting out of the game. He's losing his parking spot for his 06 Husky TE 610 in the near future and he can't bring himself to park his bike...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
Wow, that last bunch went quick. They just...

Wow, that last bunch went quick. They just released a batch in October, which was when I got mine after having been on backorder for a month. I'm surprised they sold so quickly, but it is good for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
:thumb ah, gotcha. that's too bad, they seem to...

:thumb ah, gotcha. that's too bad, they seem to have such a good reputation for quality.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
Their website doesn't make it look like they went...

Their website doesn't make it look like they went bankrupt (http://www.leovince.com/en). The stores I spoke with just said that they're not distributing in the US anymore, or at least not for our...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
4T04625 is just the slip on. Put it on tonight...

4T04625 is just the slip on. Put it on tonight and it was plug-n-play on the stock header using the same hardware from the sxc to hang it. So far so good and it seems solid. If you want to get the PC...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
Update

It looks like Pro Circuit recently completed a run of mufflers for our motos: Pro Circuit T-4 Slip-On Muffler KTM 625SXC 640 LC4 4T04625

I've had one on order for a month or so at $300 that should...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 373,101
Posted By TaxMan
Nope, it wasn't easier. The o-ring at the base of...

Nope, it wasn't easier. The o-ring at the base of the slide guide would not stay seated when trying to assemble the needle jet and the guide simultaneously. Doing it step by step in the manner i...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 373,101
Posted By TaxMan
Yes, I put a new guide in a week or so ago and it...

Yes, I put a new guide in a week or so ago and it was very tight, but only at the very last few mm going in. I had to forcibly spread the top just a little to get it to seat the rest of the way. Once...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 373,101
Posted By TaxMan
i'd say starter fluid. I recently checked and I...

i'd say starter fluid. I recently checked and I didn't realize that the carb cleaner i use isn't flammable (at least not with a lighter). I haven't tried brake cleaner as I decided to just use...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,510
Posted By TaxMan
Just replaced some carb parts including the slide...

Just replaced some carb parts including the slide guide. Figure I should take a little better care of it. I've got a UP-123 on the way.

Wasn't sure, should this filter be oiled, or is is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 373,101
Posted By TaxMan
Hey kids - looking for a little guidance. ...

Hey kids - looking for a little guidance.

The bike - 03 640 Adv, snorkel removed, stock airbox cover, KTM competition exhaust with a pro-moto billet sparkey cap, i'm generally at sea level.

My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
^Same. Here's the reply I received this morning...

^Same. Here's the reply I received this morning from Wings:
Hello Alec,
thank you for your interest in our products.
Unfortunately I must inform you that we don't produce the mufflers for your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
Sounds like me and Adventuredave are on the hunt!...

Sounds like me and Adventuredave are on the hunt! :D

I'd be curious to hear feedback regarding durability of brands. I spoke with Renazco yesterday and the gentleman i spoke with was not keen on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 127,506
Posted By TaxMan
cross reference

My sxc can is slowly vibrating itself to death and I'm trying to figure out what replacement alternatives are out there. As you probably know, it is getting very tough to find cans specifically...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
I did the intake and exhaust bearings a couple of...

I did the intake and exhaust bearings a couple of months ago and it wasn't too bad of a project. I did have to purchase a vice to use as a press, a three lb sledge, and a center punch for peening....
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,569
Posted By TaxMan
42 to 47 - same chain?

i picked up a second set of cush wheels and now have a second rear sprocket carrier. i'd like to bring it along to be able to easily switch to lower gearing once i have the slab miles out of the way....
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 74,718
Posted By TaxMan
I've always left the plug screwed most of the way...

I've always left the plug screwed most of the way in. Start the engine with the wrench on. Once oil starts coming out tighten, kill the engine, torque to correct.

Actually, to be honest, the way...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,859
Posted By TaxMan
as an update - so far so good here. I did end up...

as an update - so far so good here. I did end up cutting some plastic out of my seat pan to make a little extra space for the RR fins. Didn't want my big ass crushing it any more than necessary.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
i'm not going to be much help here, but figured...

i'm not going to be much help here, but figured i'd share my experience. I installed the electrosport stator in May and haven't had any issues once i got it in. I did have an install issue on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,808
Posted By TaxMan
Thinking about trying to do this route this...

Thinking about trying to do this route this weekend and wanted to see if anyone might have a GPS track handy that they could send me?

Thanks
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,724
Posted By TaxMan
nice, this looks like a good mellow fall trip to...

nice, this looks like a good mellow fall trip to try, when the heat's backed off a little. sorry not to see the pics from the last couple of days, but so it goes!
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
When I first picked up my bike, I think it never...

When I first picked up my bike, I think it never had any coolant maintenance. I'm also assuming that it hadn't been run very often for some spell of time because I found, when I had my rocker cover...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9,402
Views: 2,119,213
Posted By TaxMan
I haven't tried the whole system, but I do have...

I haven't tried the whole system, but I do have one of the large rollie bags that I use for a tail bag. it is big enough for my tools and tire repair kit with enough space to stuff an extra layer in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,859
Posted By TaxMan
completed the install of the new-ish electrosport...

completed the install of the new-ish electrosport LC4 specific stator this weekend. the item i received came with a wire guide bracket that wouldn't allow the stator to seat correctly on the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,285,091
Posted By TaxMan
I believe the sole purpose of the right side...

I believe the sole purpose of the right side glass is to keep the oil companies in business. :lol3

1. i've never been able to see a damn thing through mine; and
2. it seems impervious to sealing....
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,858
Posted By TaxMan
realized i never followed up to report back on my...

realized i never followed up to report back on my new pegs. first, i can reconfirm that 58403038100 is the correct bracket number. also buy the longer pin that holds the peg in.

58403038100 - KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9,402
Views: 2,119,213
Posted By TaxMan
Interesting. They look like maybe a little bit of...

Interesting. They look like maybe a little bit of overkill coverage wise, but that being said, i'm pretty sure i scraped up the back part of my tank with my boots the last time i went over the bars....
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,858
Posted By TaxMan
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