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Old 11-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #54496
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That's like putting a BMW badge on a KLR, it's just sad.

around here I see a lot of econo-boxes with Harley stickers all over em...equally sad
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #54497
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around here I see a lot of econo-boxes with Harley stickers all over em...equally sad
Not the same. HD on a Ford Fiesta is like a FOX racing sticker on on a chicks car. Has nothing to actually do with riding...... well, different type of riding.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #54498
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That chain was a relatively new "parts unlimited" o-ring off-road chain. It had about 200 miles on it when Swingset procured the machine.I've had hit and miss success with those. For $70, they generally work well, but I do "over-lube" chains after I wash the bike. Some last a lot longer than others. If you want a super long-lasting chain, buy either a Regina (best), RK , or DID.

As far as the cam, when Holycaveman had it apart last year rebuilding it, it looked perfect. No grooves. The engine ice coolant may have contributed to the early wear (due to the silica content), but that is unknown. There haven't been that many miles since the rebuild. (I'd guess 2-3K).

I agree with Swingset though, the KTM RFS cam is a known sore spot for wear. There is an aftermarket cam guy that makes one with an extra-hardened sleeve at the wear point by the seal.

RFS bikes can be a little service-prone when you ride them alot, but they will run a LONG time if you take care of them.
I love those things.
Thanks for the info, I suspected the chain puked too early. I've only put about 200 miles on it, and it's been well lubed the whole time..most of my miles were offroad.

I have looked into sleeving the cam, but it looks like it's a little too skinny for ready-sleeves and someone machining one for me would likely be the same cost as a new cam, so it's a wash....same with a grind and coating, you're talking $150 at least in shop time for that, and hell there's a new cam....tho it may last longer than an OEM. Not sure. I don't know what's involved in replacement, I'm hoping I don't have to break the cam chain and pull the motor, I haven't found a thread detailing its replacement yet but I'm sure someone knows.

I lucked out and found a NOS decompression cable on fleabay for $10 shipped, so I'm gold there and the CS seal kit/washer is en route. I'll probably put a Primary Drive chain kit on, they've been really good on both bikes I tried them on, for the money I think they're the best deal going on chains. I tend to take good care of my chains, and they've lasted a long time. I imagine this one probably was a defect or a case of a pin/roller not getting any lube from the factory and it burned it up and made it brittle.

I'm loving the bike when it's healthy tho, I can't wait to take it out to the desert next year...it's going to be a blast on those fast open single tracks.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #54499
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That's like putting a BMW badge on a KLR, it's just sad.
What? You don't like my stickers?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:20 PM   #54500
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What? You don't like my stickers?
Poser You have to spend big bucks to join the "Late` and crumpet club".
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:12 PM   #54501
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Knowing you,you would have been right there beside me all the way!

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #54502
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Every time I look at this Austrian whore funny, she dons a strap-on and gives it to me....
I wondered why after years of smashing pumpkins on this forum, you'd buy another.

The o-ring, sleeve and seal on the c -shaft probably only need cleaned.

The chain is the same as any other bikes so you can't blame KTM for that.

Your ttr didn't have enough power to pull a sick whore off a piss pot let alone damage a chain.

Have the cam welded and reground. Do your homework, a thin replaceable sleeve can possibly be pressed or loctited on and a different seal used.

My 640 uses a 2 piece shaft.


EDIT: Just saw sleeving posts...
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #54503
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One more invite for anyone who wants to ride on Friday, got a nice little 200 and some change mile loop planned out that starts and ends at my house, goes through Fredericktown and near Danville if anyone wants to meet there.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #54504
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One more invite for anyone who wants to ride on Friday, got a nice little 200 and some change mile loop planned out that starts and ends at my house, goes through Fredericktown and near Danville if anyone wants to meet there.
Put me down for a maybe in Danville.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #54505
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So, speaking of big bore dual sports and Australian ones breaking and jap ones being indestructible... ()

Kawasaki recently saw the advantages of upping their 250cc street bike to 300cc. Anyone care to guess if they'll do the same with the klx? Obviously wouldn't be the same motor as the street bike (twin), but we know that a 300 piston can easily fit in the current setup (aftermarket goes to 351cc!).

I figure a new fuel injected klx300s would be a hell of a competitor with the wrr and new crf!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #54506
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One more invite for anyone who wants to ride on Friday, got a nice little 200 and some change mile loop planned out that starts and ends at my house, goes through Fredericktown and near Danville if anyone wants to meet there.
Thats pretty country to ride thru. Knox County is the "Montana" of Ohio. I would like to join you but due to limits on time, I will have to restrict my riding to doing donuts on the Scioto Country Club Golf Course. Those greens are just beggin for it. I love to hear Yuppies screaming in rage.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #54507
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18th annual Perry turkey run

Thanksgiving Thurs.
Perry state forest parking lot.
9:20 a.m. out on bikes.

Rules:
Have good knobbies, and a good running bike or stay home.
No whiners. It's Ohio in the fall. Expect mud, leaves, roots, and hills.
Make sure the guy behind you makes the turn.
Have fun. Tell lies later about how big the hills were, and how deep the mud was.
We'll ride until 11:30 or 1, or whenever.
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If you show up on a 650, you better be able to ride that mother in the woods, or we're leaving it there when you bury it, and kill the battery.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #54508
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Put me down for a maybe in Danville.
I was planning on hitting the roads on the backside of the state forest, could meet ya in Loudonville?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #54509
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Thanksgiving Thurs.
Perry state forest parking lot.
9:20 a.m. out on bikes.

Rules:
Have good knobbies, and a good running bike or stay home.
No whiners. It's Ohio in the fall. Expect mud, leaves, roots, and hills.
Make sure the guy behind you makes the turn.
Have fun. Tell lies later about how big the hills were, and how deep the mud was.
We'll ride until 11:30 or 1, or whenever.
Oh, and:
If you show up on a 650, you better be able to ride that mother in the woods, or we're leaving it there when you bury it, and kill the battery.
I can't make it, but I like your style!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #54510
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Thanksgiving Thurs.
Perry state forest parking lot.
9:20 a.m. out on bikes.

Rules:
Have good knobbies, and a good running bike or stay home.
No whiners. It's Ohio in the fall. Expect mud, leaves, roots, and hills.
Make sure the guy behind you makes the turn.
Have fun. Tell lies later about how big the hills were, and how deep the mud was.
We'll ride until 11:30 or 1, or whenever.
Oh, and:
If you show up on a 650, you better be able to ride that mother in the woods, or we're leaving it there when you bury it, and kill the battery.
Man, if only I could afford a divorce attorney.....
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