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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,893
Posted By ktmmitch
Safari Troy in ParisGate ???

It has come to my attention that the sage of ADV Racing thread, and commentator of all things Dakar, Troy Safari Carpenter, has been in Paris recently......

Is he looking for an inside track with...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 648,061
Posted By ktmmitch
Spoke to Nasser at the UK WRC round at the...

Spoke to Nasser at the UK WRC round at the weekend and he will be running in a Mini at Dakar under his own signage,
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
5/16" or 8mm

5/16" or 8mm
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
It is possible with the older 690's to profile...

It is possible with the older 690's to profile the throttle grip vs throttle body ratio within the ECU, we use a soft delivery for rocky trails and a quick one for fast tracks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
Dakar-bound on an LC4

Quick video of our LC4-50 bike with new short-stroke crank to comply with 450cc limit getting ready for Dakar 2015.
The ADV Inmates Team will be there to show that the LC4 is not dead!!!!
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
Looks like I'll be redesigning the EVO2 kit to...

Looks like I'll be redesigning the EVO2 kit to fit, hope its not too different
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,847
Posted By ktmmitch
LC450 in Swedish Mag

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_2372.jpg



Swedish Dirt Bike Magazine of our rider, Carl Hagenblad, testing the LC450 in Sweden recently. We need Troy...
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,847
Posted By ktmmitch
Full Steam Ahead !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the definitive reply from ASO Technical re our LC4-50 Dakar bike:


<tt>I would like to confirm that the documents you sent us follow our recommendations. Our technical delegates would...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
2016 changes

I have heard that 2015 will be the last production year for the KTM 690 Enduro before it goes over to Husqvarna range.
Better get some white and yellow riding gear ordered!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,859
Posted By ktmmitch
2015 update

I have heard that 2015 will be the last year for the KTM 690 Enduro, as it will be going over to Husqvarna colours.
Lets hope they use the opportunity to enhance it more
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
A couple have fractured, but those are the only...

A couple have fractured, but those are the only ones I have heard of, and there have been several thousand 690's made, so it's no big deal.
But as we have invested a lot of cash developing our LC450...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
headstock mod

Due to our forthcoming Dakar entry on the LC4-50 bike, I thought that while the motor was out being prepped, it would be a good time to fit a laser-cut plate to strengthen the underside of the...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
There is no bushing to limit the stroke,it is...

There is no bushing to limit the stroke,it is done by the damper rod, which we have had made longer, to increase the stroke.This does reduce the overlap, by the same amount, but we are happy that the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
Might be, but we are working on the idea that...

Might be, but we are working on the idea that cooler(and more) oil has to be better on Dakar, the cooler will increase capacity, and if we have leaks on either of the lines, we can double the good...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
Oil Cooler

As part of our prep for Dakar, we are also fitting an oil cooler to the LC4-50

LINK (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25380037&postcount=132)
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
Not yet, we will weigh them when finished.

Not yet, we will weigh them when finished.
Forum: Racing 10-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,847
Posted By ktmmitch
LC450 Dakar Prep Update

To help maintenance on our LC450 Dakar bike, and any KTM 690 Enduro or SMC, we have designed a lightweight stand that uses pegs which screw into the frame, so the engine or swinging arm can be...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
Spoked Wheel update

The 2 first pre-production billet rear hubs to suit our Motoden Honda CB500X are just being finished on the CNC mill, and will then be black anodised before being laced to a 17" and 18" rear rim...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
Yes, it will work well with Giant Loop or...

Yes, it will work well with Giant Loop or Wolfman, they seem the most popular.
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
Hub Update

Work started today on machining the first 2 production rear billet hubs for our CB500X in order to offer a spoked wheel conversion for this popular bike.
One hub will be laced to an 18" rim, the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
When you added the pipes for the oil cooler onto...

When you added the pipes for the oil cooler onto the 690 Enduro motor, did you remove the large threaded aluminium plug behind the oil pipe on the right crankcase and fit the parts from the 690 RR...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
There will be Billet Levers available for 13...

There will be Billet Levers available for 13 clutch and 14 brake in either std length or shorty from end of next week on our webshop, just finishing them off on the CNC now
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
Yes, it is not possible to keep the cast grab...

Yes, it is not possible to keep the cast grab rails and have a decent thickness of steel plate to mount the racks, and still clear the underside of the seat.
However, we may be able to add some...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
Noah works on a "need to know" basis, and he...

Noah works on a "need to know" basis, and he needed to know whats in there !!

:rofl
Forum: Racing 10-01-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 648,061
Posted By ktmmitch
dont touch the salad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dont touch the salad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
690 Enduro & 690 SMC have same levers

690 Enduro & 690 SMC have same levers
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
None

None
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
yes

yes
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
spoked wheels

i would expect finished billet wheel sets to be ready by end of the year, along with a range of other adventure parts, aluminium bash plate, front fender adaptor to raise it up, improved rear shock...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,033
Posted By ktmmitch
Rally-Raid Products Honda CB500X

The prototype wheels for our Motoden Honda CB500X arrived today from Talon Engineering, and it took just a couple of hours to fit them in, using new machined spacers to suit the billet hubs.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
They are the front brake hoses on the 14 bike...

They are the front brake hoses on the 14 bike with ABS
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
2008 models hve a 56mm thread, all others are 54mm

2008 models hve a 56mm thread, all others are 54mm
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 924,222
Posted By ktmmitch
Spoked Wheel update

Just got a laser-cut adaptor made so that the OEM front disc & ABS ring can fit to a Talon KTM front hub, which will be laced to a 19" rim.
This keeps the diameter of the front hub down, and also...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 223,724
Posted By ktmmitch
We just pit Duct Tape on the frame, never had a...

We just pit Duct Tape on the frame, never had a tank wear through yet
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
Sounds like air in the system Nick, can you bleed...

Sounds like air in the system Nick, can you bleed it through?
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 924,222
Posted By ktmmitch
The reason we are building the prototype rear hub...

The reason we are building the prototype rear hub with an 18" rim is that gives us the "worst case scenario" as far as the included angle of the spokes, which will be the main stumbling block of the...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 924,222
Posted By ktmmitch
Spoked Wheel update

Been busy spending Sunday finishing the prototype fabricated billet rear hub for our CB500X test bike.
We will lace this hub to an 18" 36 hole rim and then try it in the bike to check the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
Never get used again on our bikes, so we cut the...

Never get used again on our bikes, so we cut the wire back to the side stand, one less thing to worry about
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,215,424
Posted By ktmmitch
you dont even need to take the side stand or the...

you dont even need to take the side stand or the switch off.Just follow the wiring up from the switch to the left side of the bike, near the throttle body, then unplug the connector, connect in the...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 924,222
Posted By ktmmitch
CB500X Rally-Raid Project

We have taken on a Honda CB500X as long-term test bike, from Motoden Honda in London, with a view to producing some parts to turn this affordable all-rounder into a Dual Sport bike, capable of...
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