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Old 02-24-2014, 05:16 PM   #21001
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What, no pics of the exorcism? The really amazing thing was removing the water & how quickly it went. 30 min max! I pulled the air filter n plug, the guys tipped the bike up, we ran the bike round n round for a few minutes to empty it out, reassembled & she-bang, it was running! The biggest issue was getting all the water out of the oily filter. Even after multiple wring outs it was later to haunt us with a few persistent drops. Fano got the last ones out about 10 miles down river. Quite a production!

Adventure !
Wow that looks exciting. Hopefully ambient air temp allowed for comfortable dry-off.

Glad you could ride away.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #21002
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Death Valley

While you boys were busy dunkin your bikes in icewater, I enjoyed a ride on the BADB around Death Valley.

High temp was I dunno, 82F; Low was about 55F in a mountain pass. Hats off to Countdown for organizing the ride, and thanks to fellow BADBers Chris and Brian from Reno!

The closest thing I could find to a KTM bathtub was a 105-110F natural hotspring in Tecopa. Naturally, it was occupied (sorry no photos).
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:32 PM   #21003
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How much water got in the bottom end?
Very little so it appears. On the river we could see a bit of white in the glass but the next day I drained n flushed it & could find hardly any giving me the impression it must have evaporated on the way out. As I said before, the big issue was water on the filter. Even after multiple wring outs n shake outs there were still some drops. PITA!
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #21004
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Wow that looks exciting. Hopefully ambient air temp allowed for comfortable dry-off.

Glad you could ride away.
We were too. I was damn glad to have my wind breaker with me. Oddly, in the mini dry bag it did NOT get wet. The additional challenge we had was minimal lighting. I had the big LEDs, Fano the small Cyclops, Jason n Steve with head band lites. And we really had no clue how to get out, particularly in the dark. All travel was by dead reckoning but we drove straight to the truck. Amazing. But that was by a little after 800 PM.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:53 PM   #21005
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slip on?

Great adventures everyone!

anyone got an old slip on exhaust for cheap? The girl next door bought a 93 klx 250 and the PO put the stock pipe back on.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:41 PM   #21006
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Jim - Wow - crazy! Where were you guys? I recognize Steve's mug there too..

Glad to hear you got it out quickly and easily. Similar to when my 520 when in the drink. Totally salvageable and came back together easily with a little draining... Glad to hear you got it running and quickly.

Somehow mine was completely flooded with water - both oil and transmission, in the gas, air filter of course, in the exhaust header, muffler packing, was hydrolocked, and also took out my ring seal possibly from trying to use the starter to get water out after the fact. Best way is to put upside down as you guys did...

Did the whole top end yesterday. Didn't hone but it only had maybe 20 hours on it since the previous time. Maybe should have honed, or will next time. These 08 and later bikes are pretty amazing for pretty major work - designed for easy top end servicing - don't even have to break the cam chain, it slips right off.. Did the rings in maybe 4 hours total. So far seems to be running great and doesn't appear to be burning any oil as far as I can tell and similar power to before. So lucked out..

Also huge thanks to Ryman - sent me an extra set of genuine KTM head gaskets for free.. Owe you some beer or a breakfast or two so something...

On the 08-11s with the crappy piston ring design. Also turns out the Vertex rings fit the stock piston or their vertex piston so you don't even have to replace the stock piston. You can do a top end on these pretty cheaply. I'd say less than $100 assuming no major machine work (hone only)...
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:16 AM   #21007
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Great you caught that on video.
I know right were you were, In fact, I know that very hole that swallowed you up. I wonder how many victims that thing has claimed?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:26 AM   #21008
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Off topic,,but do any of you guys know where I can get one of these locally? I want to go from a battery tender lead to a male cigarette lighter adapter.... I've got a hot all the time port on my dash and this will make it a snap to put the tender on it. Would like to buy local and pick up today if possible.

Battery Tender to a cigarette lighter port adapter

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:45 AM   #21009
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Off topic,,but do any of you guys know where I can get one of these locally? I want to go from a battery tender lead to a male cigarette lighter adapter.... I've got a hot all the time port on my dash and this will make it a snap to put the tender on it. Would like to buy local and pick up today if possible.

I've seen them at the BMW dealer on 90th - but it was over a year ago.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:21 AM   #21010
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I've seen them at the BMW dealer on 90th - but it was over a year ago.
Thanks for the suggestion - I never would have thought of them. Unfortunately no stock.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:37 AM   #21011
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Off topic,,but do any of you guys know where I can get one of these locally? I want to go from a battery tender lead to a male cigarette lighter adapter.... I've got a hot all the time port on my dash and this will make it a snap to put the tender on it. Would like to buy local and pick up today if possible.

Battery Tender to a cigarette lighter port adapter

Got one today in the mail from amazon.



I am sure it's a heck of a lot cheaper than the dealer.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:09 PM   #21012
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Thanks man. I'm probably going to end up going the amazon route. I was hoping to source it locally and have it today, but I'm striking out. It really disappoints on the instant gratification...
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:13 PM   #21013
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Thanks man. I'm probably going to end up going the amazon route. I was hoping to source it locally and have it today, but I'm striking out. It really disappoints on the instant gratification...
Have you called Wright's? They carry a fair amount of Battery Tender stuff. 801-266-2050.

Also the Slime inflators at Walmart have a plug like that to run off of.


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Old 02-25-2014, 03:37 PM   #21014
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Thanks guys!
I finally fingered it out... Lol...Life's complex questions and all that.... The good 'ol Shack had a selection of Enercell adapters... Took all of five minutes to snip off the alligator clips from the Battery Tender stuff, and pop it together. It even keeps the inline fuse and makes it so you can't mess up the polarity... plus I went to the one over in a Valley Fair mall to make it "exotic"...

The Shack saves the day

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:43 PM   #21015
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Gerbil wasn't enough? Electric butt plugs??? Let us know how the birthday gift was received.
I mean how she took it. No, did she like it? You can be such a pain in the ass sometimes.

If you need a beta tester I believe Walrus would pay you to try it.

On second thought he would probably need the 110 volt model when it comes out.
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