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Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 261,664
Posted By woodsrider
Same here and no issues. As long as it's running...

Same here and no issues. As long as it's running fine, I have no interest in the remap...it just increases the odds that something else will go awry, especially if your dealer is not up to speed on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,445
Posted By woodsrider
Rick: Here are Slavens' prices for the 690E...

Rick:

Here are Slavens' prices for the 690E revalve:
Fork revalve $315 (parts & labor)
Shock revalve $225 (parts & labor)

The stock 690E springs are for a 165 - 190 pound rider. In the event...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,445
Posted By woodsrider
Hair, yes, I do like Slavens' work -- not only on...

Hair, yes, I do like Slavens' work -- not only on my 690E, but on two other bikes that are currently in my garage. I have never experienced the behavior that you refer to; my interactions with Jeff...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,445
Posted By woodsrider
Ricky, Slavens reworked the internal valving of...

Ricky, Slavens reworked the internal valving of the fork and shock so I don't think telling you the external settings would be that helpful. I don't know how much fork oil he put back in the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,445
Posted By woodsrider
KTM 690 Enduro Suspension Woes -- Now Cured!

Well, like many 690E owners, I fiddled with my stock suspension settings quite a bit in an attempt to obtain a plush ride over rough fire roads and two-track. I ended up with mine set on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 261,664
Posted By woodsrider
Loren, I would do as boejangles recommends and...

Loren, I would do as boejangles recommends and put your name in the hat at Scuderia. The Akras will undoubtedly sell out fast, even at their lofty price point. Here's a close-up of the Akra...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,396
Posted By woodsrider
Javier: Can you be more descriptive about...

Javier:

Can you be more descriptive about the potential problem and the location? Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 261,664
Posted By woodsrider
Hmmm..... More sound = less ground. ...

Hmmm.....

More sound = less ground.

Let's all leave those baffles in, please. Loud bikes are one of offroading's biggest enemies and one of the quickest ways to get our favorite trails closed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 261,664
Posted By woodsrider
Same experience here, Johnnie -- the sound is...

Same experience here, Johnnie -- the sound is similar to the 950 with Akras. Definitely louder than stock but, as you point out, the stock muffler is EXTREMELY quiet. The sound is not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 261,664
Posted By woodsrider
Dennis: Relative to EFI remapping, I posed...

Dennis:

Relative to EFI remapping, I posed this question to the service head of a major European KTM dealership when I ordered the Akrapovic silencer. I would suspect that this advice would apply...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,180
Posted By woodsrider
Mine took a little trip up one of the local fire...

Mine took a little trip up one of the local fire roads. It was happy to get out after the long trip from Austria...

http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/313075098_VTge6-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 992,394
Posted By woodsrider
Yeah, I wasn't too wild with the EE plate either,...

Yeah, I wasn't too wild with the EE plate either, Ned. It was the first plate available for the 2008s, so I bought one (actually a Flatland) right after I got my 450 last August. Very agricultural...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 992,394
Posted By woodsrider
Nice work there, Ned....enjoy that new scooter!

Nice work there, Ned....enjoy that new scooter!
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 53,587
Posted By woodsrider
Good one!

Good one!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,705
Posted By woodsrider
Many thanks, brutha! It's been quite a project! ...

Many thanks, brutha! It's been quite a project!

woodsy
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,705
Posted By woodsrider
The new lightweight dual sports (ala Husky and...

The new lightweight dual sports (ala Husky and KTM) are pretty cool.

http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/170417965-M.jpg

Lurking in the CO woods......
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
Too bad none of the USA bikes will come with this...

Too bad none of the USA bikes will come with this setup. We'll have to get the OEM parts in the aftermarket. The 08 450/530 EXC R sold in the US market will have a shortened version of the 07 rear...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
Good commentary above by Stu. I agree with his...

Good commentary above by Stu. I agree with his remarks. There are always going to be fluke issues and occurrences but, by and large, the KTM RFS motor platform has proven itself to be very reliable.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
Here's the deal....the 450/530 EXC R both run a...

Here's the deal....the 450/530 EXC R both run a new SOHC motor that replaces the old RFS motor platform.

The 690 SM and 690 Baja run a completely different motor that is the kinda-sorta...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
It will be interesting to see the oil service...

It will be interesting to see the oil service life in the motor with the .7 liter capacity. Hopefully, it will be greater than the current RFS motor platform...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
Negative...no cush hubs on the 450/530 EXC-R.

Negative...no cush hubs on the 450/530 EXC-R.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/169471923-M.j...

http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/169471923-M.jpg
Looks like it will unbolt in a jiffy. Unfortunately, the 2008 EXC-R USA parts manual shows the same type of rear fender drop-down that came on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
Zen: Thanks for the pics! I wonder what the...

Zen:

Thanks for the pics! I wonder what the odds are that the US bikes will have that neat, quick release rear fender drop-down that holds the turn signals and license plate?? I wonder if that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,072
Posted By woodsrider
The new EXCs have separate motor oil and gear box...

The new EXCs have separate motor oil and gear box oil circuits. See capacities posted below...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 76,880
Posted By woodsrider
Congratulations on the wretched excess, Ned. I...

Congratulations on the wretched excess, Ned. I was wondering if that was yours when I saw the pic you posted of the bike outside of Rotelli's here in town. Enjoy -- go fast; take chances...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2007, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,999
Posted By woodsrider
A nice spring day on the 625 SXC: ...

A nice spring day on the 625 SXC:

http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/137424711-M.jpg

The smaller thumpers on Pearl Pass road in Taylor Park, Colorado:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,302
Posted By woodsrider
Very nice scooter, Creeper! Keep us posted on...

Very nice scooter, Creeper! Keep us posted on how she rides and your ongoing farklements.

Congrats,
woodsy
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By woodsrider
Wow....what an experience that ride must have...

Wow....what an experience that ride must have been. Thanks for posting this, Wes!
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,901
Posted By woodsrider
Nice work, James!

Nice work, James!
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 1,204,749
Posted By woodsrider
Do you oil your air filter heavily? I have seen...

Do you oil your air filter heavily? I have seen excess air filter oil drain from the air box and find its way onto the swingarm.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 1,204,749
Posted By woodsrider
Nice bagz and setup, Stu! I also like the way...

Nice bagz and setup, Stu! I also like the way you mounted the Sicass LEDs -- I'll have to get mine on soon. Dig that Akra silencer; no louder than the de-restricted stock unit, but a much nicer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,980
Posted By woodsrider
Possu: Careful there....the correct torque...

Possu:

Careful there....the correct torque for that nut is 60Nm using Loctite 243. Owner's manuals, which include torque settings, can be downloaded in PDF form on the KTM NA web site. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,980
Posted By woodsrider
Bearcat speaks the truth. I created a PDF...

Bearcat speaks the truth.

I created a PDF file with KTM RFS torque specs (chassis and engine) along with foot/pound conversions. PM me with your email address if you would like it. A woodsrider...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 97,464
Posted By woodsrider
Thanks, Brian! Good eye on the rear wheel. Yes,...

Thanks, Brian! Good eye on the rear wheel. Yes, Woody's laced up an Excel rim with a RAD Manufacturing damped rear hub (http://www.radmfg.com/eqhubs.htm). As usual, they did a nice job, and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 97,464
Posted By woodsrider
The latest rendition of the 525 project....fresh...

The latest rendition of the 525 project....fresh after setup.

I know what's coming: "it's too clean -- take that bike out and RIDE it!"

http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/153675787-M.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 43,808
Posted By woodsrider
It is my understanding that KTM is undergoing a...

It is my understanding that KTM is undergoing a major parts warehouse relocation in Austria and that this has (hopefully temporarily) disrupted parts availability.

I have ridden Katoom since the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By woodsrider
I didn't want a taller bike for woods work, so I...

I didn't want a taller bike for woods work, so I opted for the standard soft seat. I like it on my 450 and 525.

From EE web site:
Item #: 75-100
Complete Std Soft Seat For All 04-07 KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 43,808
Posted By woodsrider
When I first got wind of the "new LC4" motor, I...

When I first got wind of the "new LC4" motor, I called my dealer and got on the top of his list. I'm glad I did -- if the production dual sport bikes are anything like this bike, I don't think KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,308
Posted By woodsrider
Interesting...I pulled my carbs apart today and...

Interesting...I pulled my carbs apart today and found the exact same dried film. It looked whitish-tan -- almost like dried up lithium grease. I hosed the carb down with carb/choke cleaner and it...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-02-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,308
Posted By woodsrider
Thanks for the response, Katoomich. I bet that's...

Thanks for the response, Katoomich. I bet that's my issue as well. I ran some fuel additive through the bike and that seems to have helped, but the bike is still cutting out a bit and loading up.
...
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