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Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By el capitan
Iīm riding a DR 650 FE (WP 48 fork off a...

Iīm riding a DR 650 FE (WP 48 fork off a Husaberg) and know exactly what you feel like ... :wings
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,659
Posted By el capitan
I went with adapter-plates first, but was annoyed...

I went with adapter-plates first, but was annoyed by the fact that you canīt use the bike-lift anymore to raise the rear wheel. I had a second set of stock peg-mounts cut and rewelded to reach the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By el capitan
I once had a 525 MXC in your situation. Great...

I once had a 525 MXC in your situation. Great bike, but only with a trailer or bus. 15 hours between oil- and filterchanges sum up quickly on the road and 30 hours for checking the valves also pass...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,485
Posted By el capitan
May I ask what you paid for the entire lot? My...

May I ask what you paid for the entire lot? My pride about my DR-rebuild (with Husaberg front-end and other stuff) just vanished into nothing when watching your bike ...:cry
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 244,642
Posted By el capitan
@ccaarmerciill...

@ccaarmerciill (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=292288): Really nice bike you got there! Be cautious about turning all settings into the hard direction though: When I ride with the boys (SMC,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 209,153
Posted By el capitan
So the engine protection pays for itself? :evil I...

So the engine protection pays for itself? :evil I got "long-leg-syndrome" - exactly half of my 184 cm is legs, so I raised the rear by 30 mm, upholstered and widened my seat, dropped the peg-mounts....
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 209,153
Posted By el capitan
PeteNZ - have you ridden the bike with the...

PeteNZ - have you ridden the bike with the USD-fork yet? I installed a shortened WP48 in my 96er-DR. Wow. Stiffness, compliance, the ability to tune the damping either way - I wonder why only so few...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By el capitan
If you want to stay cheap nothing beats the...

If you want to stay cheap nothing beats the proper spring and a refill with 5w or 7,5w fork oil. Immediately improves the shock: Sufficient rebound and still adjustable compression. If you ride 10w...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By el capitan
Congrats to your new bike! I bought such a 96er...

Congrats to your new bike! I bought such a 96er in 2010 with 7.891 kms on the speedo. Still bone dry with the paper gasket. And equipped with the dampened starter gears, so it saves you the hassle of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,204
Posted By el capitan
Hi David, funny nobody mentioned the DR 650....

Hi David,

funny nobody mentioned the DR 650. Iīm 6ī1, but with 36" inseam and originally felt quite cramped on the stocker. A DIY seat, shortened pegmounts, oversize bar with rizers and a 1,2"...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By el capitan
Youīre asking the same question in two forums,...

Youīre asking the same question in two forums, right? I also thought of your solution, but ended up with an IMS-tank.
In fact you could simply use threaded pipe clamps to screw an alloy plate to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By el capitan
Wicked Welcome to the club! And you donīt know yet how...

Welcome to the club! And you donīt know yet how crazy YOU will get once the virus of farkelling infected YOU! Believe me, I know what Iīm talking about (FCR-MX, 040, WP front, IMS, ...) Better hand...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By el capitan
The Duke 390 is approx. 6.800 $ in Austria - but...

The Duke 390 is approx. 6.800 $ in Austria - but we got emission-taxes and much higher VAT, so a price below 7.000 $ should be very likely for the Adventure 390.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By el capitan
Laugh For the rear shock I went the cheap way: 7,5 kg...

For the rear shock I went the cheap way: 7,5 kg rear spring and 5w fork oil - works for my 200 lbs ready to ride. And as my original Acerbis handguards were scratched I just used the fat bar mount...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By el capitan
Getting the ergos right is no.2 for me after...

Getting the ergos right is no.2 for me after suspension/brakes. It makes such a difference and turns a nice average bike into YOUR bike. I feature comparable measurements and chopped the peg-mounts,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By el capitan
I had talked to my powdercoater about plugging...

I had talked to my powdercoater about plugging the threads. He said "sure" and when I got the bike back EVERYTHING was coated. We spent 30 min. with the tap and die. When reassembliing the bike I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By el capitan
When still on the stock fork I installed Zeta...

When still on the stock fork I installed Zeta risers/adaptors to 1 1/8" and used a Renthal handlebar right from my brotherīs SMC. Now I use the same handlebar on a WP 48 mm fork, where oversize...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,093
Posted By el capitan
Youīre generally right with the engine-probs...

Youīre generally right with the engine-probs older KTMs may have. This drove me towards the DR. On the other hand, mileages around 15-20tmls were considered "safe" for the older LC4-blocks. Obviously...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By el capitan
A screwdriver does not work. I bent a simple...

A screwdriver does not work. I bent a simple paperclip, straigtened it, bent the tip and clipped most of the bend off. Itīs easy to get the o-ring out then.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,397
Posted By el capitan
And thatīs exactly where the problem starts - our...

And thatīs exactly where the problem starts - our old singer wouldnīt like being forced to stitch through 1 layer of artificial leather, leave alone 2 ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By el capitan
Graphite powder is #1 for sticking locks, but a...

Graphite powder is #1 for sticking locks, but a spray of good gun-oil helped mine.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,397
Posted By el capitan
Your seat turned out to be a piece of art! I...

Your seat turned out to be a piece of art! I quickly redid my DR 650 seat two years ago right from the bare seatpan, so I approx. know what youīre through. I never thought about a custommade...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By el capitan
I installed an FCR 39 MX to a DR 650, that also...

I installed an FCR 39 MX to a DR 650, that also has the Mikuni BST40 stock. The pumper really woke the bike up and improved throttle response and low-revving manners. No disadvantage, if jetted...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By el capitan
edsau, there are a few factors that can...

edsau, there are a few factors that can contribute to such an outrageous consumption:

* sticking choke
* oversize main jet
* wrong needle position
* worn out needle
* worn out needle jet
*...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By el capitan
My little brotherīs 690 SMC from 2010 just...

My little brotherīs 690 SMC from 2010 just crossed the 33.000 km mark. He had her finetuned FI-wise and runs a pod-filter. Never an issue. Oh wait, he once had a backfire that blew the throttle-body...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By el capitan
My DR transforms between 5 and 6,5 litres/100 kms...

My DR transforms between 5 and 6,5 litres/100 kms into fun - most likely the way the bike is ridden has more influence on consumption than the choice of bike itself.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,753
Posted By el capitan
There is a simple solution to your registration...

There is a simple solution to your registration problem: Take off the plate from your old frame and just rivet it to the new one. I had a similar case this summer - a young fellow crashed his bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By el capitan
eakins, I also donīt have large feet. I started...

eakins, I also donīt have large feet. I started with adapter brackets and now ride shortened and rewelded stockers (giving them also as much setback as possible) - much better. Never had a problem...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,436
Posted By el capitan
Do you know what KTM stated when they closed...

Do you know what KTM stated when they closed production of the 380? "All the World champions own one and the rest canīt ride it anyway."

As an infrequent and never too well-trained offroad rider...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By el capitan
I started my bike career with a thumper (83 KTM...

I started my bike career with a thumper (83 KTM 500 GS) and after lots of roadbikes am back to a highly farkled DR 650, which is my only bike. I donīt see the need for another bike (though being rich...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By el capitan
Depends on your long-term intentions: If you want...

Depends on your long-term intentions: If you want to keep the bike take the 96er - I did so myself. If you want to be able to sell it later, the 2002 is now 11 years old while the 96 is 17. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,221
Posted By el capitan
@DisTech: How do you get along with that tiny...

@DisTech: How do you get along with that tiny front rotor? I installed a Husaberg-front (WP 4860 and all) while rebuilding my 96 last winter and had to upgrade the stock 260 mm disc asap. Now Iīm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,768
Posted By el capitan
Do you remember what KTMs looked like before...

Do you remember what KTMs looked like before 1998? White plastics, purple decals, green seats and stuff like this. Pierer entered the stage together with industrial designer Kiska, who really gave...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,524
Posted By el capitan
Hi dopra, youīve done a nice job! This winter I...

Hi dopra,
youīve done a nice job! This winter I rebuilt my 96 and also installed a KTM-front end. In fact, itīs a Husaberg front end featuring a 48 mm WP fork. I only made one shortcut by leaving...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By el capitan
spare key

I need to get a spare key for my DR650

The small shop in my neighborhood even had the blanks on stock. Ask before you order one online.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,356
Posted By el capitan
Back in ī87 I installed a...

Back in ī87 I installed a straight-through-muffler meant for a XT 500 (silver tank) to my ī83 KTM 500 GS Rotax. It was loud as hell, not even bearable back then. I solved the issue with a cone made...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By el capitan
Generally itīs the same bike: Same suspension,...

Generally itīs the same bike: Same suspension, same engine, same frame. The differences are in the detail - the SX features a 4-speed-gearbox (EXC: 6), it is 8 kg lighter than the roadworthy sister...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,023
Posted By el capitan
In Europe there are two sources to cure the...

In Europe there are two sources to cure the hickup and flat spots below 4500 rpm: One from the German company ABP Racing (http://www.abp-racing.de/ktm-690-kits/) for about 400 $, but you have to send...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 143,228
Posted By el capitan
Ungeheuer, I also got quite a bit of information...

Ungeheuer, I also got quite a bit of information from forums like this one that helped me understand various topics and to improve my bike. At least itīs no expensive tryout - let me know your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 143,228
Posted By el capitan
@ ungeheuer & TinMan: As stated by TinMan, most...

@ ungeheuer & TinMan: As stated by TinMan, most riders want to LOWER their bikes, not make them even higher. With an inseam of 36+ inches this is no motivation for me. One probable reason for this...
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