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Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
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: 360
Views: 66,237
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: 24,473
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: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
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: 2,915
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: 6,518
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: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
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: 8,729
Views: 1,884,545
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: 24,473
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: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
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: 19,476
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: 8,729
Views: 1,884,545
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: 19,476
Posted By TaxMan
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,476
Posted By TaxMan
thread from the dead.. Can anyone comment on...

thread from the dead..

Can anyone comment on this? It looks like 58403038000 was superseded by 58403038100. 666 said he had trouble with this interfering with the kickstart. anyone else have this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,664
Posted By TaxMan
2002 vs. 2003 seals?

i'm doing some winter maintenance, checking and greasing my steering head bearings and re-springing my 2003 640 Adv. I was hoping to avoid replacing my fork seals, but i noticed that one fork had a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
Thanks for this - I'll need to do this and my...

Thanks for this - I'll need to do this and my water pump in the next couple of years. I've read through the replacement thread and i don't think i really understood what to look for in terms of wear...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
Big thanks for all this info. I've been shopping...

Big thanks for all this info. I've been shopping for a second front wheel on my 03 (to run street tires) for a couple of months. I knew I had the smaller axle but wasn't sure exactly how the setup...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8,729
Views: 1,884,545
Posted By TaxMan
i filled mine with lead shot and added some bar...

i filled mine with lead shot and added some bar end weights (fabed by my pops). both changes made noticeable improvements to the handling. also, check and make sure your wheels are balanced. turned...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,729
Views: 1,884,545
Posted By TaxMan
wow, that's some project, i'm impressed. are...

wow, that's some project, i'm impressed. are those the Chris Barnes (sp?) kevlar covers or did you get them someplace else?
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 66,237
Posted By TaxMan
+1, I picked up a cheepo hand pump at the auto...

+1, I picked up a cheepo hand pump at the auto parts store that screws into the top of a quart of oil. allows for pretty close measurement and is much faster than waiting for nature to take her...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
Am I misunderstanding something? I don't see how...

Am I misunderstanding something? I don't see how using a different oil in a hydraulic clutch system will change the pull? my understanding is that the idea behind hydraulics is that the oil doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
+ 1. I use the touratech alu tail rack with a...

+ 1. I use the touratech alu tail rack with a large wolfman rollie bag and it has been perfect for tools, pump and room for a warm layer/gloves. the TT rack is also perfect for mounting a bigger roll...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,729
Views: 1,884,545
Posted By TaxMan
Mine is a 5/16" fuel line and my guess is that is...

Mine is a 5/16" fuel line and my guess is that is universal across years, but lord knows I could be wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
FWIW, it looks like you picked up some stainless...

FWIW, it looks like you picked up some stainless steel pop rivets. I had very bad luck with these keyholing the aluminum can. The steel vs. aluminum + vibration ruined the stock holes on both the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,488
Posted By TaxMan
Bump - I'm considering these as well if someone...

Bump - I'm considering these as well if someone has feedback. Not finding much in my site:advrider.com searches.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,422
Posted By TaxMan
I'd say it depends on whether or not you'll be...

I'd say it depends on whether or not you'll be staying in the valleys or going up and down the hills. I think the valleys are big bike friendly, even in the washouts, and you'd have a good time on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
good to know it wasn't just me. I didn't mention...

good to know it wasn't just me. I didn't mention it in my first post, but I actually tried steel rivets on my second attempt to fix the problem. however, at that point, the existing holes had already...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
+1 From what I can see in this pic, this is...

+1

From what I can see in this pic, this is how mine mounts as well.

FWIW, I've been having ongoing issues with this can trying to vibrate both end caps off, causing the rivets to break and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,763
Views: 1,050,028
Posted By TaxMan
apart from fuel supply issues/carb clean, perhaps...

apart from fuel supply issues/carb clean, perhaps a coil going bad? i'm sure there's a thread somewhere here for testing procedures (prob by Luke!).
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,323
Posted By TaxMan
:thumb for the win. my desert upbringing reveals...

:thumb for the win. my desert upbringing reveals my maritime ignorance, or perhaps just my ignorance in general.. though, i think an answer involving carbon-fiber, a second fan, different tires or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,323
Posted By TaxMan
So you'll carry all of the tools, an extra 20lbs...

So you'll carry all of the tools, an extra 20lbs of fuel and all I have to do is buy you beer?! Sold! :clap (wait, how much beer do you drink?...:lol3)
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,323
Posted By TaxMan
hey meat! not sure if this is in response to my...

hey meat! not sure if this is in response to my post, but i'll chime in anyway to clarify where i'm coming from. :D

my concern isn't running out of gas, especially for highway miles. my issue is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,323
Posted By TaxMan
this is true, but i can't see anything through...

this is true, but i can't see anything through the tank on my 03. the paint/decal schemes are very different between the two. i'd much prefer just looking through the tank and am jealous of my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,994
Posted By TaxMan
i added a relay switched distribution block under...

i added a relay switched distribution block under my dash and am running a new loud horn on the left side of the bike (same install position as the stock horn, just on the other side) and the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,032
Posted By TaxMan
I can confirm that Guts does sell foam for our...

I can confirm that Guts does sell foam for our seats, at least 03 on for sure:
http://www.gutsracing.com/pages/ktm732.html

First, I really like the replacement cover I got. I don't think it is at...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,187
Posted By TaxMan
I put this in several months ago after vibrations...

I put this in several months ago after vibrations quickly killed my second light replacement:
1 | 1157-x45-T: 45HP-LED BAY15D Tower Bulb |
1157-R45-T: 1157 Red
from here:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,323
Posted By TaxMan
bumping a thread back from the dead with my 2...

bumping a thread back from the dead with my 2 cents..

I've been trying to work out this issue for a little bit. after highway riding from SF to NV, i'm usually riding with guys on 400s with 3-4...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,729
Views: 1,884,545
Posted By TaxMan
by the looks of that pic (all packed up!) i doubt...

by the looks of that pic (all packed up!) i doubt you're worried about it, but fyi, i've got the same can on mine and was able to get a replacement endcap w/ a spark arrestor from promoto billet and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,597
Posted By TaxMan
temp fix?

Hope someone is still following this thread.

Checking my air filter before a ride this weekend and what do I see? yep, my hollow bolt is MIA (just like everyone else).

BillyD's fix looks good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8,729
Views: 1,884,545
Posted By TaxMan
+1 on the car oil adding to the clutch slipping....

+1 on the car oil adding to the clutch slipping. a buddy of mine recently made this mistake with his first bike. he did it with 100% car oil, so the problem was pretty dramatic in the before/after...
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