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Old 07-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #9796
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I'm picking up a new to me 2011 tonight- stoked beyond words, been missing a bigger DS ever since I sold my 640. question for y'all. What do you recommend for a 80/20% knobby tire setup. Doesn't have to be DOT as they don't check out here, pretty much dry and rocky and I would like decent mileage out of them. Will be used for FS Roads and moderate trail usage
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80 road..20 dirt?

I like the Pirelli Scorpions. They work great on the pavement and surprisingly well offroad and last quite a while too.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:54 AM   #9797
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Nope looking to go the other way - 80/20 Dirt vs rd. Bike currently has a 20/80 dirt rd setup installed
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #9798
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Nope looking to go the other way - 80/20 Dirt vs rd. Bike currently has a 20/80 dirt rd setup installed
Since the rear's go quickly on most knobby tires I like the Michelin T63 for their low price. The front's last well and don't cup and handle most surfaces well. Last time I bought, they were $130 front+back including shipping.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:13 AM   #9799
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Nope looking to go the other way - 80/20 Dirt vs rd. Bike currently has a 20/80 dirt rd setup installed

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #9800
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forest road riding

feel a need to change the gearing for playing in the forest. Am I better off with a 14-45 or going with something like 15-48?

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #9801
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feel a need to change the gearing for playing in the forest. Am i better off with a 14-45 or going with something like 15-48?

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15-48 !!!!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #9802
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:13 PM   #9803
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my bike ran out of battery the other day 12v only and falling while its running..

the manual I have doesn't mention testing the regulator, only the stator. from other experience of testing regulators, ohm test the diodes being one direction through the regulator.....

the stator of course has continuity through the three yellows and no ground.

which I have that.. testing... is it still the regulator the problem? or can there be a mystery and an experiment in spending cash ?
When I was having my issues with the R/R I found test procedures from another source. Not in the KTM Manual. What I found though was that mine didn't test bad and worked ok until too hot. Then it would cause problems. But, mine was overcharging and not under so I would think if the failure is in your R/R it failed in a different way than mine did.

If it were me, I would upgrade my charging system with the Mosfet R/R with a cost of around $150 depending on which way you want to go with the wiring. Then see where you are at. If it isn't the R/R, and your stator tests out fine, I don't know what else it could be, other than, possibly the battery.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #9804
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15-48 !!!!!
Thank you sir!

Any sprockets I should aim to buy, or stay away from?
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #9805
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Any sprockets I should aim to buy, or stay away from?
Lots of people recommend the OEM/KTM front sprockets because of how the teeth are cut.

For the rear sprockets, it's more about whether you'll be on dirt mostly (where you should be thinking about steel sprockets) or if you'll be mostly on the street (where steel is less of an issue.)
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #9806
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Thank you sir!

Any sprockets I should aim to buy, or stay away from?
Like gen said, KTM/OEM front sprockets and many recommend to use DirtTricks rear steel sprockets. They are light and last a long time.

http://dirttricks.com/product-catego...rear-sprockets
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #9807
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Lots of people recommend the OEM/KTM front sprockets because of how the teeth are cut.

For the rear sprockets, it's more about whether you'll be on dirt mostly (where you should be thinking about steel sprockets) or if you'll be mostly on the street (where steel is less of an issue.)
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Like gen said, KTM/OEM front sprockets and many recommend to use DirtTricks rear steel sprockets. They are light and last a long time.

http://dirttricks.com/product-catego...rear-sprockets
Thanks everyone for the responses. Another question, will the stock chain work with the 48 tooth sprocket?

Thanks again!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #9808
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15-48 !!!!!


Why change the rear? I can change the front in about 15 minutes. Without removing the rear tire. I carry a 16 and a 15 for travel. When its getting technical for a while I switch it over to stock. I haven't needed 14 up front yet, but I'm not really riding trees.

Front sprockets are cheap. Rear sprockets like dirt tricks are expensive and last for ever. Why spend a couple hundred dollars to change you rations when you can spend about $75 on 3 different fronts?
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #9809
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When I was having my issues with the R/R I found test procedures from another source. Not in the KTM Manual. What I found though was that mine didn't test bad and worked ok until too hot. Then it would cause problems. But, mine was overcharging and not under so I would think if the failure is in your R/R it failed in a different way than mine did.

If it were me, I would upgrade my charging system with the Mosfet R/R with a cost of around $150 depending on which way you want to go with the wiring. Then see where you are at. If it isn't the R/R, and your stator tests out fine, I don't know what else it could be, other than, possibly the battery.

the battery charged through the AC charger, enough to start the bike.. (do these bikes ever act funny with a semi dead battery)

I'll have to order the v-reg. how is the fit on the Mosfet?
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #9810
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That's a good question. And, any MacGyver tricks for starting the bike when your in the middle of Bum Fuck, Egypt with a dead battery?
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