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Forum: Europe 03-25-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Oldbear
Well, they are on the maps since they are roads...

Well, they are on the maps since they are roads but you can’t really tell until you get there :D

But that’s the fun part of it: study the topographic map, create a route and go exploring.

They...
Forum: Europe 03-22-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Oldbear
Welcome to the board :thumb As for Finland:...

Welcome to the board :thumb

As for Finland: it really depends what you're after. If you're a skilled rider and want to get most out of your trip with your 450 your best bet is to ride the numerous...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Oldbear
Yes, the seatpan in the Powerparts seat is the...

Yes, the seatpan in the Powerparts seat is the same as in the original seat. I've been through two original seats and one PP seat in a couple of years. The main problem are the rubber supports.

As...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
If you can't feel the marks with your finger they...

If you can't feel the marks with your finger they shouldn't make any difference.

Just check for any radial play on the bearings.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,034
Posted By Oldbear
If you remove a couple of screws from the chain...

If you remove a couple of screws from the chain guard and lift it you should be able to fit the wheel without removing the caliper.

When the chain guard is lifted you can tilt the wheel to clear...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
That's right, FH008EE/EC/AB/XX are all the same...

That's right, FH008EE/EC/AB/XX are all the same component. The last letters just specify the OEM application.

Connectors and wire length varies but it makes no difference since you'll be cutting...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
That's a bug in KTM's parts fiche and it's been...

That's a bug in KTM's parts fiche and it's been there for years.

P/N 7650302300033 is actually 275 mm long SMC side stand, the description is just wrong.

306 mm side stand is for the original...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Lucky bastards, this is the most we've had around...

Lucky bastards, this is the most we've had around here for the whole winter :bluduh

http://i.imgur.com/viNOTzZ.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
I'm not familiar with the charcoal canister stuff...

I'm not familiar with the charcoal canister stuff since we don't have them over here but the symptoms sound like your tank is not venting properly. Are you sure the valve you put on the vent line is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
I weigh about 95 kg with gear and 90 N/mm spring...

I weigh about 95 kg with gear and 90 N/mm spring is good for me on a 2012.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Well that clutch has certainly been well used :D ...

Well that clutch has certainly been well used :D

The pretension ring seems to be there in your picture together with the support ring on the hub.

Just realized I was talking about pressure...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
15 minutes isn't much. Put the bike on...

15 minutes isn't much.

Put the bike on second or third gear when it's not running. Then pull the clutch and push the bike. Can you separate the clutch discs that way? If so, it might be just dry...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Get a syringe and bleed the clutch by pushing...

Get a syringe and bleed the clutch by pushing fluid from the slave. That way you’ll make sure there’s no air in the system.

Does it only happen when the bike has been sitting overnight or also...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Rear axle is 25 mm, front 26 mm.

Rear axle is 25 mm, front 26 mm.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
It's only a few bolts: lift the bike up, remove...

It's only a few bolts: lift the bike up, remove the rear wheel and both foot peg carriers (three bolts on each side), disconnect the linkage from the shock and the swingarm and remove the swingarm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Uni Filter makes that dual pod foam air filter...

Uni Filter makes that dual pod foam air filter for the stock air box.

Uni part # is NU-1417ST. If you want it in KTM branded plastic bag the part number is 76506115000.

Another option is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
This. Get an EXC lever for a few euros and...

This.

Get an EXC lever for a few euros and drill & tap a hole for a set screw (and finish with epoxy putty if you feel like it).

Works perfectly.

http://i.imgur.com/WPPAYs3.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
I've cracked two seats so far, both the original...

I've cracked two seats so far, both the original and the Powerparts seat failed after a while at the same spot.

The reason seems to be that the middle rubber thingies that support the seat aren't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,568
Posted By Oldbear
Well you got me doubting so I had to go and...

Well you got me doubting so I had to go and check. Top shock bolt is definitely T50 on my '12.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,568
Posted By Oldbear
IIRC the shock bolts are T50.

IIRC the shock bolts are T50.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
The stock chain on mine was only 114 links....

The stock chain on mine was only 114 links. That's only good for the stock gearing, 116 or 118 gives more options..
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Just remembered as I was writing my previous...

Just remembered as I was writing my previous reply that I had one of those nitrided plates (number 32 in the diagram) in the garage so here's a picture. It looks just like the other steel plates. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Number 30 is basically two thin steel rings, the...

Number 30 is basically two thin steel rings, the pretension ring and the support ring. The support ring fits inside the trimmed fibre plate. From what I understand number 32 is just a normal clutch...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By Oldbear
It's most likely the clutch slave cylinder. ...

It's most likely the clutch slave cylinder.

BMW had some quality problems with 2009 models, there are several threads about the issue here, e.g.:...
Forum: EMEA 07-30-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,149
Posted By Oldbear
They're handlebar mittens, really useful in...

They're handlebar mittens, really useful in colder weather since you can wear normal gloves and maintain better feel for the controls.
Forum: EMEA 07-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,149
Posted By Oldbear
Yes, it's best to cover parts of the 690's...

Yes, it's best to cover parts of the 690's radiator when riding in colder than –10 Celcius or so, otherwise the engine never reaches proper operating temperature and you have the risk of cold seize....
Forum: EMEA 07-28-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,149
Posted By Oldbear
Haven’t got a clue how snow chains work with...

Haven’t got a clue how snow chains work with motorcycles but why not. But a pair of proper studded tires should last for your trip through Scandinavia and be a lot more hassle-free.

On the other...
Forum: EMEA 07-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,149
Posted By Oldbear
That's a nice plan you got there :thumb ...

That's a nice plan you got there :thumb

Studded tires are banned in Germany and Denmark but if you stay on the main roads you should be fine with knobbies anyway. Just drop down the pressure. Any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
If you mean the flashing FI light codes you can...

If you mean the flashing FI light codes you can find them all in the owner's manual under "Blink codes".

And if you haven't got a manual you can download it from KTM's website:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By Oldbear
Since you've been tinkering with the tank it...

Since you've been tinkering with the tank it would be good to check that the cables are properly seated in the bowden box and that you haven't accidentally disconnected the idle actuator connectors....
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,751
Posted By Oldbear
Poseidon GTX is made in Vietnam.

Poseidon GTX is made in Vietnam.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
If the injector is clean you might also want to...

If the injector is clean you might also want to check the throttle body sensor values (APAD/THAD). If they are off the bike won't idle properly and you'll also have problems with starting when the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
1.20 liters (1.27 qt.)

1.20 liters (1.27 qt.)
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
Unfortunately you can't tell anything from the...

Unfortunately you can't tell anything from the colors since there's no standard, the manufacturers can use any color that sells best. And they keep changing the colors.

You can mix ethylene glycol...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
If it was Elf 10W-60 moto oil it should be just...

If it was Elf 10W-60 moto oil it should be just fine for the clutch since it’s rated JASO-MA2.

But if you’re still on the original clutch it might be worth popping the clutch cover open anyhow and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21,812
Views: 2,629,223
Posted By Oldbear
I swapped a Shindengen FH008EE to my 690 a few...

I swapped a Shindengen FH008EE to my 690 a few weeks ago and IIRC the wires from the r/r towards the stator were 2.5 mm2. That's something like 16 AWG in dollars, I guess?

I think the original...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,620
Posted By Oldbear
I did use the straps that came with the bags and...

I did use the straps that came with the bags and just cut them to length. Sorry, no pics since I haven't used the bag for a while on the KTM.

Have a nice trip :thumb
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Oldbear
+10 000 miles is no problem with the K60 front....

+10 000 miles is no problem with the K60 front. You could probably get something between 15–20k out of it if you're touring long distance.
Forum: Europe 05-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,463
Posted By Oldbear
Dress warm, it can get surprisingly chilly up...

Dress warm, it can get surprisingly chilly up north even in July. The only other thing that might come as a surprise are the mosquitoes: they can be a huge annoyance in July, especially up north.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-05-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 152,758
Posted By Oldbear
The "Applications" in iPhone settings only shows...

The "Applications" in iPhone settings only shows "Smartphone Link", there's nothing more available there (for now, at least). So it's just for the weather and traffic data etc.
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