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Forum: Beasts 09-16-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 42,935
Posted By Fantman
Wee Strom, Versys on gravel

Mostly I am talking about fast, smooth gravel, which we have a lot of here in WA state.

Weight isn't an issue in powerslides - I have a fleet of aging Elefants, and they weigh 450 lbs. When...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 42,935
Posted By Fantman
Wee Strom better off-road?

Multiple messages state that the Wee Strom is better off-road than a Versys, or at least in gravel. How is it better? I ask because I am considering buying one or the other, and I really enjoy fast...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By Fantman
Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle offers classes...

Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle offers classes on welding and metal forming that are aimed at the artist. I have taken several of their welding classes and have enjoyed them tremendously. If you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By Fantman
A bead breaker, which is like a large c-clamp. I...

A bead breaker, which is like a large c-clamp. I borrowed mine from a buddy, but they don't cost that much. Just google bead breaker, and you'll also find tips on how to break the bead by other...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-12-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By Fantman
:huh Geez, learn to use tire irons! I finally...

:huh Geez, learn to use tire irons! I finally tried it on my Duke this summer. Bought a set of Motion Pro tire irons. It took less time to change the tire myself than it would have to drive down the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-12-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By Fantman
Just head up into the mountains and start...

Just head up into the mountains and start following logging roads! There are more logging roads in the Cascades than you can ride in lifetime.

For starters, just head up 410 to Greenwater, turn...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Elefant Oil Filter

Hey w1intermute,

The pantah motor was redesigned in in the mid-eighties. The earlier version used a filter that had a different thread than the newer version. I have both an '85 and an '87...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Fantman
GPS Track of route over Stampede Pass south

If you are interested, I have a GPS track in .GDB format of a ride I took in 2003 where I went over Stampede Pass and then down toward Lester, and then south over another pass and eventually to FR70...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Fantman
Thanks for the tips! kjw

Thanks for the tips!

kjw
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Fantman
[quote=Snowlover]Lester is closed!! But, just...

[quote=Snowlover]Lester is closed!! But, just before Lester, there is a road that goes back to the left (FR52?) that you can use to get out on the Greenwater side. I have not done that route,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Fantman
Can the Wheels be aligned on a KTM Duke?

I have a 97 KTM Duke that I purchased last fall. I have been slowly going through it - a previous owner left the bike slightly buggered. I routinely check wheel alignment when adjusting the chain....
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 239,352
Posted By Fantman
First Tire Change in 35 years!

This thread inspired me to put a new set of Pirelli MT60R's on my Duke myself. I bought the tires on line because they were on sale. Couldn't pass up that price! The closest shop won't mount tires...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By Fantman
[quote=Speaker]Due to the popularity of KTM LC4s...

[quote=Speaker]Due to the popularity of KTM LC4s on this forum, there is a thread index "Sticked" at the top of the Thumpers section. Nearly everything you want to know maintenance wise can be found...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By Fantman
Replacing an LC4 Countershaft Seal

Gents and others,

My '97 KTM Duke appears to be spewing some oil out the countershaft seal. I say appears because between dealing with snow, rugrats, the wife, new windows, pouring concrete, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 35,936
Posted By Fantman
I had posted some time ago regarding starting my...

I had posted some time ago regarding starting my '97 KTM Duke. The problem has been solved. It is a one or two kick starter now, hot or cold.

First thing was to replace the aging battery. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 163,950
Posted By Fantman
I particularly like the Weber grill strapped on...

I particularly like the Weber grill strapped on the back! Just the thing for a trailside BBQ!

kjw
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,706
Posted By Fantman
Here's my take. Buy a crashed wee strom. Put on...

Here's my take. Buy a crashed wee strom. Put on DR 650 forks for more travel up front and a longer shock for more travel in the back. Install case guards. Ditch the plastic, fab a custom tank. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-28-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,168
Posted By Fantman
Traffic won't be bad. Park south on 1st avenue,...

Traffic won't be bad. Park south on 1st avenue, it's free and you'll walk mabye ten minutes at most.

kjw
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
I'm pretty sure the offset is different on the...

I'm pretty sure the offset is different on the countershaft sprocket, and they may not even share the same chain size.

I was able to get countershaft sprockets from AFAM. You might also try...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 35,936
Posted By Fantman
Kick starting a Duke

As I thought about it, I began to realize where part of my problem may lay. The battery is on it's last legs. It won't take much of a charge, and it can't generate the voltage necessary for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 35,936
Posted By Fantman
I use the choke when cold, not when warm. ...

I use the choke when cold, not when warm.

kjw
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 35,936
Posted By Fantman
Kick starting a Duke

I recently bought a '97 Duke. The battery's a bit weak, so I have been kick starting it. It's a one-kick starter when cold, but when warm it can be a bear. :cry I reviewed this thread and tried...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,354
Posted By Fantman
Riding a big beast off road

I rode off-road when I was a kid, then didn't do it for 30 years or so. Then I ended up with a couple of Ducati Elefants and started poking around on logging roads in the great Pacific Northwest. ...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Pissed I can't post a picture!

Arrrggghhh! I was going to post a picture of my Fant, but the picture is too big!!! I tried cropping it but no luck. Any suggestions?

kjw
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Yeah, they both weigh in at about 450 lbs. give...

Yeah, they both weigh in at about 450 lbs. give or take. The 650 feels way narrower and more nimble though. Once I get off pavement I am much happier with the 650 - the 900 just makes to much power...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Yeah, I just found this list yesterday! I own the...

Yeah, I just found this list yesterday! I own the small herd of Elefants that Gustavo mentioned in an earlier post. I have a '94, much modified Elefant, an '85 650 Elefant, and an '87 650 with a...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Footpegs

I moved my pegs back about an inch or so. I just fabbed up some plates out of 3/8 aluminum and bolted them on and used aluminum footpegs from Woodcraft.

kjw
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Bag mounts

I have a set of Givi wing racks that I'll sell. Send me some email off-list.

kjw
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Weight of 600

Do you mean a 650 Elefant? They weight the same as a 900, about 450 lbs. They're tall and heavy, definitely an experienced riders' bike.

kjw
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,040
Posted By Fantman
Exhaust on 650 Elefant

That is a Toeff World Exhaust. I have one on my 650 Elefant. Toeff is no longer in business as far as I know.

Ken
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