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Old 11-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #54466
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Hey Luke, I know why my gopro filled up the SD. When I got the camera back from gopro they updated the firmware and enabled a feature called protune. Well I didn't know what it was so I left it turned on and that caused the camera to shoot with less compression but with more detail. So the 2 hours of video I shot today at Hidden Springs filled up a 32 GB SD card.

I guess I won't be doing that again. A two minute youtube video will be something like a 256MB upload...
Dam, I shoot at 780DPI and todays ride about 9 GB. Stopped at the car wash and got the bike "clean". Made it home to start laundry and make dinner. Maybe get the video up tonight.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #54467
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Ok, I'm back to hating KTM 4-strokes.



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Old 11-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #54468
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Dam, I shoot at 780DPI and todays ride about 9 GB. Stopped at the car wash and got the bike "clean". Made it home to start laundry and make dinner. Maybe get the video up tonight.
Can't wait, been awhile since I saw the great pumpkin in action!
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #54469
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Can't wait, been awhile since I saw the great pumpkin in action!
I don't know if you'll call my riding today "action". It was very slick round the bottom area and the big bike was fishtailing as much as it was going forward. I got some good stuff of Mike and Roger fighting an up hill or two.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:04 PM   #54470
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Can't wait, been awhile since I saw the great pumpkin in action!
Here's the great pumpkin playing in the mud.



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Old 11-18-2012, 03:06 PM   #54471
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I don't know if you'll call my riding today "action". It was very slick round the bottom area and the big bike was fishtailing as much as it was going forward. I got some good stuff of Mike and Roger fighting an up hill or two.
Yup, VERY slick early. Still a good time.



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Old 11-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #54472
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Uh-Oh, what happened?
Every time I look at this Austrian whore funny, she dons a strap-on and gives it to me.

While in the garage, noticed that the CS sprocket is leaking. Cha ching. So, let's get to that leaking water pump seal I just replaced. Oh, lookee there, didn't notice how bad the shaft is grooved so no way to fix that unless I replace the entire cam. Cha ching. Let's see about the decompression lever that felt spongy down at Wayne. Oh, the cable's separating. Cha ching. Well hell, let's just clean the chain. Hmmm....one of the chain rollers is gone, exposing a sprocket-eating pin. Cha ching.

BTW, terrible design on the EXC water pump seals, and the water pump placement in general...no wonder the thread about them is 20 pages long on KTMtalk.

So, yeah you WRR owners you got me today. The pumpkin is lighter, faster, suspended better and will not be running for a while.

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #54473
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Every time I look at this Austrian whore funny, she dons a strap-on and gives it to me.

While in the garage, noticed that the CS sprocket is leaking. Cha ching. So, let's get to that leaking water pump seal I just replaced. Oh, lookee there, didn't notice how bad the shaft is grooved so no way to fix that unless I replace the entire cam. Cha ching. Let's see about the decompression lever that felt spongy down at Wayne. Oh, the cable's separating. Cha ching. Well hell, let's just clean the chain. Hmmm....one of the chain rollers is gone, exposing a sprocket-eating pin. Cha ching.

BTW, terrible design on the EXC water pump seals, and the water pump placement in general...no wonder the thread about them is 20 pages long on KTMtalk.

So, yeah you WRR owners you got me today. The pumpkin is lighter, faster, suspended better and will not be running for a while.

What's that old saying, ' Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?'
That old TTR ran pretty cheap, didn't it?
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:07 PM   #54474
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So, yeah you WRR owners you got me today. The pumpkin is lighter, faster, suspended better and will not be running for a while.
Funny, the only reason I'm here is because you suggested I get a WRR over on arfcom.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #54475
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That old TTR ran pretty cheap, didn't it?
Why yes, yes it did. If they'd have put a 400cc jug into an aluminum frame, and left all else as is, it would be an incredible do-all bike. Light enough, still ultra reliable, but enough top end and torque to do it all....without a radiator and water pump to take a dump on ya.

This 520 is an absolute grin-machine when it's running...but I knew full well for its age and the type of bike I'd be nickle-diming it, so I'm not really mad. It's a KTM, and they are demanding machines....don't care what anyone else's experience says, I know what my experience is and it's that they're demanding machines.

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #54476
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Why yes, yes it did. If they'd have put a 400cc jug into an aluminum frame, and left all else as is, it would be an incredible do-all bike. Light enough, still ultra reliable, but enough top end and torque to do it all....without a radiator and water pump to take a dump on ya.

This 520 is an absolute grin-machine when it's running...but I knew full well for its age and the type of bike I'd be nickle-diming it, so I'm not really mad. It's a KTM, and they are demanding machines....don't care what anyone else's experience says, I know what my experience is and it's that they're demanding machines.



Do as I say, not as I do.

Now come on, countershaft seal is cheap and look into the Synergy Seals version. Chain is a normal wear item and as far as the cam and cable, how many hard miles is on that old girl.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #54477
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Thanks for coming out for the Stand for Jon event. I know there might have been others I didn't have a chance to talk to I saw Carl & Flagger.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:03 PM   #54478
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Now come on, countershaft seal is cheap and look into the Synergy Seals version. Chain is a normal wear item and as far as the cam and cable, how many hard miles is on that old girl.
The seal is relatively cheap, but it's a crap design and the 20 page thread on KTMtalk with hundreds of people having the same issue details why...the seals wear too quickly into the cam shaft and from that point on you're applying a band aid that doesn't last. Some guys get very little miles before the cam shaft is worn. The cam is going to have to come out, which is a $170 part + the seal kit.

A better coating might have prevented this from being a recurring issue, or a sleeved design that could be re-fit without removing the cam. I don't know how many miles are on the bike, so that's a legitimate point it might be long past due on the cam, but from what I've read they can wear the groove prematurely.

There are bikes whose WP design is such that shaft replacement is almost unheard of, with the EXC's it's a problem. It's not an indictment of anyone's bike, but it's a weakness and I'm experiencing it.

As for the chain, rollers falling off isn't normal wear IMHO, unless the chain is old and this one appears to be fairly new.

I'm not cheesed that stuff goes wrong, I knew it would and like I said for its age that's fine...stuff happens, it just happens more often on KTM's. If there are statistical outliers that ride 25,000 miles without problems, that's great but they're not the norm...KTM's are fussier than Yamahas. I'm fine knowing that.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #54479
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So who's bought Black Ops 2? I'm thinking about blowing the dust off my xbox360 and buying it..
I have it. It's pretty cool.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:19 AM   #54480
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Yup, VERY slick early. Still a good time.
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