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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By Zerodog
Here is my procedure for a drowned 2 stroke. I...

Here is my procedure for a drowned 2 stroke. I have experience.........

Pull the tank, spark plug and air filter. Flip the bike over onto the handlebars and crank the kickstarter. Lots of water...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By Zerodog
Nope, not a real one.

Nope, not a real one.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By Zerodog
You can't really go any less than 18mm because of...

You can't really go any less than 18mm because of the tire to exhaust clearance on the LC4. I tried with my ADV and didn't work. So now I am running 18mm OEM billet clamps from a KTM dirtbike. But...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By Zerodog
Expect to be about $200 poorer. The bladder...

Expect to be about $200 poorer. The bladder doesn't do a ton, if anything at all. If they do some revalving and springs, that is where you will see the difference.

Some guys swear by it, some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,476
Posted By Zerodog
First off, you need to train your wife better,...

First off, you need to train your wife better, motorcycles are really important. You need to spend more $$ and have more of them. She just needs to understand this fact and your life will be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,098
Posted By Zerodog
The smoother side goes out. It is also the one...

The smoother side goes out. It is also the one with the writing on it. Grease the inside and outside of the seal when installing. Also use some plastic wrap from the kitchen or packing tape over...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,476
Posted By Zerodog
This is what I have found as far as seals go. You...

This is what I have found as far as seals go. You can take it or leave it

Synergys can work ok. Some swear by them, some report lots of stiction with them. This in my book is bad. I had them leak...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 110,680
Posted By Zerodog
You could have a balance tube but I see no...

You could have a balance tube but I see no benefit to it. I think the aircells tube is a gimmick. It is just a place to possibly cause problems. My system self drains. If you put a balance tube in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 110,680
Posted By Zerodog
#12 on your diagram looks to be the bleed screw. ...

#12 on your diagram looks to be the bleed screw. This is the place to drill and tap, as long as there is enough room. And most likely there is plenty. Take a photo looking straight down at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 110,680
Posted By Zerodog
You would just drill and tap the center of the...

You would just drill and tap the center of the cap. Even better if it has a screw for an air bleed in it to use as a pilot hole. If you send the caps to me I can do it for a few bucks. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 110,680
Posted By Zerodog
I haven't yet had anyone put these on a BMW. But...

I haven't yet had anyone put these on a BMW. But for the application they would be great. The fork caps would need to be drilled and tapped to put my tanks on. But I am guessing there is room. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,231
Posted By Zerodog
KTMtalk's new classified system blows too. It is...

KTMtalk's new classified system blows too. It is harder to post pics and hard to just browse for things. My sales dropped like a rock from there and...so did my buying. It is just not as good as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Zerodog
The 43mm forks take 38mm ID springs. You need...

The 43mm forks take 38mm ID springs. You need 38x510 springs. The SXC has 43mm forks, at least in America. Your 07?? Not sure. They could be 48s. If so you need 43x510s.

The 48s on a KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By Zerodog
Any way you go you will need some springs for...

Any way you go you will need some springs for your bike. That is the #1 thing. Displacement will not matter unless you are going up huge hills. For trail riding a smaller bike will be easier for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,263
Posted By Zerodog
The main benefit of Nitrogen is that it is more...

The main benefit of Nitrogen is that it is more temperature stable than just plain air. So as your shock heats up, the pressure doesn't ramp up.

Standard pressure is 150-160psi for most moto...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,263
Posted By Zerodog
nope no problems I know of with swingarm and...

nope no problems I know of with swingarm and linkage clearances You are allowing the shock to extend more, not compress more. So no fender problems either. But I don't do this mod for people due...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,263
Posted By Zerodog
You can remove the spacers. They are there to...

You can remove the spacers. They are there to limit the stroke of the shock and lower the ride height. Removing them will make your bike about 1.5" taller, and have a bit more travel. The downside...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,263
Posted By Zerodog
Good question on the gas. Argon might work OK. ...

Good question on the gas. Argon might work OK. Nitrogen is just the standard.

The hard part about the shock rebuild is bleeding the shock correctly to get the air out of the oil. The piston...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,494
Posted By Zerodog
Sorry bro, I have given tons and tons of info...

Sorry bro, I have given tons and tons of info for free on forks and lots of advise on shocks. I just can't give my specs out for another suspension guy to use. Talk about kicking yourself in the...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Zerodog
And there it is!! ...

And there it is!!

http://www.dakar.com/us/DAKAR/2010/teams/starters.html

No badass Gas Gas Desert? WTF? There are more Chinese bikes than GG's. I thought that bike looked promising.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Zerodog
Dakar, Who is riding what?

So who is riding what brands and what displacement"? Again our piss poor coverage is not shedding light on these interesting details.

Is there a list somewhere?
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Zerodog
Valves? When was the last time you adjusted...

Valves? When was the last time you adjusted them? And if it was just before this happened, check em again.

It could also be the carb. Check it out, could be a stuck float or something goofy....
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,283
Posted By Zerodog
Your bike felt awesome when I rode it. I would...

Your bike felt awesome when I rode it. I would guess it is probably fine. My 640 kicks pretty damn easy too. It is the auto decomp. Make sure you are looking at the leak down with the engine in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Zerodog
Even though I have a spring compressor, I have...

Even though I have a spring compressor, I have actually tried the method with the tie down strap. I have tried quite a few methods for seeing what does and doesn't work for customers to get their...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Zerodog
My money is on the ignition switch. How many...

My money is on the ignition switch. How many miles do you have?

All those vibes on little solder joints. Mine crapped out at about 20,000 miles. My buddies did at 22,000. I fixed my old one...
Forum: Trials 12-07-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,887
Posted By Zerodog
I have an 06'. Great bike. I had my share of...

I have an 06'. Great bike. I had my share of starting issues with it. But got past it. Tons of torque off the bottom.

Not sure on the differences between the 05 and newer. 06 was the last...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Zerodog
Sounds like it could be an epic waiting to...

Sounds like it could be an epic waiting to happen. I would get the right parts for your sweet new bike and do it right. You could get it on there and do more damage than good. Then you will be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Zerodog
A .50 fork spring set and a 8.0 shock spring will...

A .50 fork spring set and a 8.0 shock spring will suit you very well if you don't carry a lot of gear all the time. If you do an 8.4 will be better.

I will PM you some pricing for some springs. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Zerodog
Springs will help you a ton. As you have noticed...

Springs will help you a ton. As you have noticed your bike is really under sprung from the factory. They are so under sprung that they don't even work well for someone who is 120lbs. If you want...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Zerodog
I am guessing it is ground related. Check your...

I am guessing it is ground related. Check your wire going from the battery. Another thing that can cause some phantom electrical problems is the ignition switch. So turn it on and off a few times...
Forum: Trials 11-17-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 103,052
Posted By Zerodog
What foot pegs and brackets are those? They look...

What foot pegs and brackets are those? They look WAY better than stock.
Forum: Trials 11-11-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,379
Posted By Zerodog
I think you are right on that. The sherco is...

I think you are right on that. The sherco is zippy on the bottom. But what I am talking about is this. The sherco shuts down easy. It is probably the lighter flywheel. Hop up a wall and it is...
Forum: Trials 11-11-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 103,052
Posted By Zerodog
Montesas in the moonlight

Here is a shot of our 2 babies. The 315 is on the right.

http://zerodog.smugmug.com/Photography/Practice/DSC1375/709924483_Y63NQ-L.jpg
Forum: Trials 11-11-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,379
Posted By Zerodog
I think the 2.9s feel softer than the Montesa in...

I think the 2.9s feel softer than the Montesa in power delivery. They both have a different feel to them while riding. Both are great bikes. On the Sherco look up around the lower head tube on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Zerodog
I run my chain pretty slack. I have about 12,000...

I run my chain pretty slack. I have about 12,000 on a sidewinder sprocket set with little sign of wear. Tight chains usually don't get along with KTMs.

What you have going there is pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By Zerodog
Stock LC4 is 18mm. I am running the OEM...

Stock LC4 is 18mm.

I am running the OEM billet clamps on my 640 in the 20mm offset postion. I like it. Not sure how much effect it has. The idea is to make it a little more turny offroad. No...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By Zerodog
Getting the CC forks for your 640 would be cool,...

Getting the CC forks for your 640 would be cool, but that is all. Cool. You would be starting from ground zero with them. They would be HORRRIBLE on a 640 unless you did a full rework. After a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By Zerodog
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new...

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new bike.

You are right about the front end. The way it is set up from the factory is VERY soft but harsh at the same time. The springs are not enough...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By Zerodog
Running Dual Stars on my 640A. One of my...

Running Dual Stars on my 640A. One of my favorite mods. I use it even in the summer if it cools off and I am cold
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Zerodog
Yep they fit. All the way up to 2010. Most of...

Yep they fit. All the way up to 2010. Most of the parts are interchangible. Depending on the year the lower/ outer bushing could be a different length. Check the Parts phish on KTM talk to be sure....
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