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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 128,432
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: 477
Views: 196,763
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: 477
Views: 196,763
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: 91,589
Views: 17,057,737
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: 901
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: 46
Views: 7,850
Posted By el capitan
Hi David, funny nobody mentioned the DR 650....

Hi David,

funny nobody mentioned the DR 650. I´m 6´1, 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: 289
Posted By el capitan
You´re asking the same question in two forums,...

You´re 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: 626
Posted By el capitan
Wicked Welcome to the club! And you don´t know yet how...

Welcome to the club! And you don´t know yet how crazy YOU will get once the virus of farkelling infected YOU! Believe me, I know what I´m talking about (FCR-MX, 040, WP front, IMS, ...) Better hand...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
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: 965
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: 965
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: 875
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: 965
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 brother´s 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: 1,907
Posted By el capitan
You´re generally right with the engine-probs...

You´re 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: 91,589
Views: 17,057,737
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. It´s easy to get the o-ring out then.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,777
Posted By el capitan
And that´s exactly where the problem starts - our...

And that´s exactly where the problem starts - our old singer wouldn´t like being forced to stitch through 1 layer of artificial leather, leave alone 2 ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 91,589
Views: 17,057,737
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: 2,777
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 you´re through. I never thought about a custommade...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
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: 1,318
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: 1,878
Posted By el capitan
My little brother´s 690 SMC from 2010 just...

My little brother´s 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: 879
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: 3,292
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: 415
Posted By el capitan
eakins, I also don´t have large feet. I started...

eakins, I also don´t 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: 25
Views: 5,039
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 can´t ride it anyway."

As an infrequent and never too well-trained offroad rider...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
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 don´t see the need for another bike (though being rich...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
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: 20,500
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 I´m...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,424
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: 6,842
Posted By el capitan
Hi dopra, you´ve done a nice job! This winter I...

Hi dopra,
you´ve done a nice job! This winter I rebuilt my 96 and also installed a KTM-front end. In fact, it´s 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: 91,589
Views: 17,057,737
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: 3,927
Posted By el capitan
Back in ´87 I installed a...

Back in ´87 I installed a straight-through-muffler meant for a XT 500 (silver tank) to my ´83 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: 491
Posted By el capitan
Generally it´s the same bike: Same suspension,...

Generally it´s 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: 3,403
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: 900
Views: 130,851
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 it´s no expensive tryout - let me know your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 130,851
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...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 130,851
Posted By el capitan
@ ungeheuer: Your shock´s travel x ratio of...

@ ungeheuer: Your shock´s travel x ratio of linkage = rear wheel travel. You alter the linkage-leverage, not the shock´s travel or rear wheel travel.

@ grifter: I raised the bike by purpose: I´ve...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 130,851
Posted By el capitan
ahhh ... NOT.:evil You keep all your suspension...

ahhh ... NOT.:evil You keep all your suspension travel, but the shorter dogbones send your leverage earlier into the progressive range, resulting in a shock that stiffens progressively (and earlier...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 130,851
Posted By el capitan
Hi ungeheuer, those on ebay are exactly what I...

Hi ungeheuer, those on ebay are exactly what I use - 30 mm plus for the rear, improves handling a lot in my view. Whatever other people say, they definitely work.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,213
Posted By el capitan
Drown them in a glass of WD40 and let them sit...

Drown them in a glass of WD40 and let them sit for some days - it is quite likely you will be able to work them loose afterwards. We had a similar problem on a mounted shock of a 91-Ducati 900 SS. It...
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