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Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,808
Posted By gladiator
How do KTM get the extra capacity in this motor?...

How do KTM get the extra capacity in this motor? Longer stroke? Bigger bore?
Forum: Racing 08-26-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 91,194
Posted By gladiator
Hi KtmMitch I have an '08 690 and am interested...

Hi KtmMitch
I have an '08 690 and am interested in this hi compression piston of yours. The '08 (654cc)has a 102 mm bore, i'm not sure if the newer 690's(690cc) have the same bore? What size is this...
Forum: Racing 08-12-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 91,194
Posted By gladiator
This really is mouth-watering stuff. Thanks guys...

This really is mouth-watering stuff. Thanks guys :D
Forum: Racing 08-06-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 91,194
Posted By gladiator
This might seem a daft question, but why a high...

This might seem a daft question, but why a high comp. piston for the road and motard guys? What about the rest of us? Would you not recommend a high compression ratio for off-roading? What do you...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 91,194
Posted By gladiator
Why don't we start a 'prediction' pole and state...

Why don't we start a 'prediction' pole and state what we think might be the result of these mods?
I'll start. I think that with a shorter stroke and a relatively large bore, the motor will only...
Forum: Racing 12-01-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,319
Posted By gladiator
Some interesting moves afoot with-regard-to this....

Some interesting moves afoot with-regard-to this. There is a new motorsport affiliation that is challenging MSA's supremacy, called WOMSA. They are promising all sorts of wonderful things that we...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 115,594
Posted By gladiator
I have an '06 525 which i find f....n' brilliant,...

I have an '06 525 which i find f....n' brilliant, but the plastics are absolutely crap. Do the '09 plastics fit straight onto my bike and are they made of sterner stuff?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,125
Posted By gladiator
Right, a question for you 640 guru's. I have...

Right, a question for you 640 guru's. I have recently replaced a cylinder head gasket on my '07 ADV, and before disassembly the coolant temp. bar graph was working perfectly. Now, after assembly, i...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By gladiator
I once did an 800km trip on one day in order to...

I once did an 800km trip on one day in order to do a 1200km ride the next day and then the 800km return trip the following day on my '01 640 Adv. The only precaution that I did take was a sheepskin...
Forum: Racing 06-22-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 148,713
Posted By gladiator
I'd say that you're 100% correct Seth. They've...

I'd say that you're 100% correct Seth. They've used the 690 caseings with a short stroke crank and sleeved down bore, and also gone to 5 gears for strength. After all it is easy to gear the final...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,556
Posted By gladiator
If you're gonna go for the springbok, just be...

If you're gonna go for the springbok, just be careful that it doesn't end up looking as if you're sodomising the springbok when you're on the bike. Just a thought.......... use it, don't use it:D ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 61,508
Posted By gladiator
I've had my 525, albeit a Beta, for 20000 km's. I...

I've had my 525, albeit a Beta, for 20000 km's. I have Dual sported it, raced it and crashed it often and it keeps coming back for more. At the completion of a 7000 km African trip, I pulled the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,585
Posted By gladiator
Regarding the issue of oil flowing back into the...

Regarding the issue of oil flowing back into the crankcase from a tank, I got around that problem on my 525 by designing the tank with inlet and outlet at the top of the tank (outlet via a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By gladiator
It looks like a LEGO bike. My 1983 YZ250 had the...

It looks like a LEGO bike. My 1983 YZ250 had the same front end.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 112,307
Posted By gladiator
Question That looks good. How much?

That looks good. How much?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,535
Posted By gladiator
A 390 makes the most sense but the 570 gives me...

A 390 makes the most sense but the 570 gives me wood.


Wood @ 50???! Cool
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,883
Posted By gladiator
Don't worry it will heal. Run it off!

Don't worry it will heal. Run it off!
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By gladiator
Loaded bikes and messy roads are not what causes...

Loaded bikes and messy roads are not what causes bearing failure. The damage was done awhile ago, probably due to rust, but bearings don't fail while standing in the garage, always on the road. So to...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2009, 04:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By gladiator
Never let common sense cloud your judgement. I...

Never let common sense cloud your judgement. I think you should enter the Dakar '12 on your TW200, help everyone along the way and have a blast. I would imagine the stuff that you're smoking is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,883
Posted By gladiator
What did you do to your motor to get it to 533cc?...

What did you do to your motor to get it to 533cc? Is that a 540 kit i.e bored? What sort of power diferential did you notice?
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,952
Posted By gladiator
A longer stroke with a stock barrel??? Is the...

A longer stroke with a stock barrel??? Is the conecting rod shorter or do you space the barrel up on the base? How much longer is the stroke on the big crank compared to the stock crank.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,952
Posted By gladiator
Yeah, please tell us more about the stroker...

Yeah, please tell us more about the stroker crank. Where from? Is this the same crank they use in the 570 kit? What else is part of the kit? Barrel, valves, cam?
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By gladiator
A very interesting report for me, as I will be...

A very interesting report for me, as I will be passing thru' Ghana Dec' / Jan on a west coast trip to Europe from S.A. Apparently I can only get a visa for Niger in Ghana. Congrats on a good report.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,830
Posted By gladiator
That French crap is actually Spanish.

That French crap is actually Spanish.
Forum: Racing 01-18-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 340,918
Posted By gladiator
A final question from a South African newish n00b...

A final question from a South African newish n00b totally hooked on rallying: Im keen to give it go in 2010, maybe on a factory made 450 or 530. Im in Peru. Im looking for a riding partner(s) so we...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 340,918
Posted By gladiator
Of all the KTM's in this years Dakar, does anyone...

Of all the KTM's in this years Dakar, does anyone have a breakdown of how many 690's as oppossed to 525's are out there, and the rate of survival of each? It seems that the 525/530 is a popular...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 279,556
Posted By gladiator
[the roads through each town. Children waived....

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They could have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,933
Posted By gladiator
What did the 540 kit cost and who supplies it?...

What did the 540 kit cost and who supplies it? KTM?
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,676
Posted By gladiator
Question Where would you plumb the oil cooler in to? Oil...

Where would you plumb the oil cooler in to? Oil filter housing?
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,542
Posted By gladiator
My idea is to build a tank that would be housed...

My idea is to build a tank that would be housed in the same position as the underseat fuel tank as you suggest. The plumbing would have to be carefully thought out as you don't want the oil draining...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,676
Posted By gladiator
I've read about the short valve adjustment...

I've read about the short valve adjustment intervals on both of these machines. Does the 'berg have shims or screw adjusters? If I replace these valves with the famous kibblewhite stainless items can...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,676
Posted By gladiator
husaberg or ktm525 as adventure bike

As an admirer of the unconventional and exotic, I would like to build an adventure bike out of one of the above platforms. I realise the short comings of both (oil capacity, comfort etc), I also know...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By gladiator
I just hope South Africa wip your f,,,'n arses at...

I just hope South Africa wip your f,,,'n arses at cricket.................and then we can have good christmas
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By gladiator
I have set my wheel size at 2000 and it reads...

I have set my wheel size at 2000 and it reads about 1.6km/h slower than GPS speed. When the digital read out (dro) is off, press either button and the wheel size will come up straight away on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 115,594
Posted By gladiator
I will be using the same Acerbis tank as you are...

I will be using the same Acerbis tank as you are thinking of. It is on it's way to me, and only then will I be able to see what I have to do with the heat gun to make it fit. The frame is very...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 115,594
Posted By gladiator
Glad to see the Beta thread still alive. I ride a...

Glad to see the Beta thread still alive. I ride a 525 and am in the process of transforming mine into a dual-sport type thing, with a screen, huge tank, bigger seat, more oil capacity etc, etc. I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,019
Posted By gladiator
In my opinion the 525 has the history, a strong...

In my opinion the 525 has the history, a strong following and more oil capacity. You can also get a huge fuel tank for it (acerbis). I am currently creating a dual-sport from my Beta 525 and the only...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-17-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 64,675
Posted By gladiator
Interesting comments all. One nodule of useful...

Interesting comments all. One nodule of useful info that I have gained after many overland trips, is that you should not take anything with you that you would not be prepared to discard if you find...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By gladiator
Mmm... an interesting one. Altitude problems=...

Mmm... an interesting one.
Altitude problems= fuel injection
Low octan problems= ceramic coating the piston and indexing the ignition.
3000 km's in 8 days= long range and comfort( 6 gears)
Sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,952
Posted By gladiator
An idea that I've been toying with to get around...

An idea that I've been toying with to get around the high compression/low octane problem is ceramic coating the piston crown and combustion chanber. Apparently the ceramic does not allow carbon...
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