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Old 09-28-2006, 05:37 AM   #31
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Interesting to say the least.


I thought they outlawed three-wheelers.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:23 PM   #32
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I've just bought a 2007 625 SXC sounds like they will be bringing out a 690 later in the year.
This bike rips.I love it,am planning to add a 27 litre tank and some panniers,then do Karatha to Darwin via the Gibb River Rd and a few other tracks in between.
Just one question can you get like a haynes or clymer manual for this bike?
Have owned a xr 650 and a dr 650 this bike sits head and shoulders above them.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:47 PM   #33
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MP, thanks for lots of great info. I just got my greedy little fingers on a '04 625sxc that Scott Harden reworked for some TV show back in 2005 (Dakar Rally Team USA Rider Search). I'm trying to figure out as much as possible about it 'cause I plan on doing all the maintenance myself.

So, it's wearing the front off an adventure bike (dual headlight and fairing to match) and a huge, what looks to be, seven gallon tank. The manual that I got with it says that it's got the oil-in-frame, but it does not. The cockpit stuff is all gone and it has a Vapor trip computer taped on instead.

Should be lots of fun! This thing ROCKS!


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Since it sounds like the oil capacity might be similar now, the only real difference I see between the two is the SXC is tuned higher than the Enduro, particularly with the FCR carb and SXC exhaust (not sure which can the Enduro gets over there).

If that is the case then the only suggestion I can offer is based upon a difference between those two carbs that a fella who probably has more experience than the rest of us with carbs and bikes (I let him introduce himself, if'n I don't misquote him I guess ) told me once.

He said in regards to the FCR (SXC) vs. the BST (Enduro) that the FCR is indeed the higher performance carb in terms of throttle response. If it's the FCR39 then the rest of the performance should be similar to the BST40; if it's the FCR41 than the performance curve will bias towards the top end (sacrificing the low and midrange). Some of that is gleaned from other discussions...

You will read many who say the FCR is necessary; well perhaps it is for some riding styles, but many find the BST's performance quite acceptable. In fact a well setup BST is purported to allow second gear wheelies. I wonder if the folks who couldn't accomplish these did not properly setup their bikes, including (perhaps) a rear suspension that was too soft and absorbed too much of the power during attempted liftoff (via compression). Some of these are my own thoughts, so reader beware.

But the meat () of his comments to me was this: if you are a newer off-road rider (beginner for sure, novice probably, perhaps even intermediate? ), the gentler power characteristics of the BST will compensate for the rider's lack of throttle control and actually help mitigate their lack of skill. The more abrupt FCR throttle response can actually be a liability for a nOOb trying to keep traction or even control variable loss of traction (power turns?).

Not only that but a properly tuned BST will always be more efficient than a properly tuned FCR, so your tank range will be longer. And the BST is less sensitive to altitude changes so should find more flexibility in a given setup when climbing the Alps

Plus chicks dig a fella who do has enough self esteem to pass on unnecessary bling bling...

Now that I have taken what were probably some carefully worded comments and thoroughly run amok with them he will probably show up and slap me about!

PS - regarding the LC4's 'rumored' end of days. I doubt it. KTM has not suffered from it's dogged reliance upon the 'ole LC4 - still winning plenty! I would guess that there will be tweaks, but probably nothing significant enough to cause your bike to become obsolete enough for the parts chain to shut down. Just guessing on my part.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:54 PM   #34
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MP, thanks for lots of great info. I just got my greedy little fingers on a '04 625sxc that Scott Harden reworked for some TV show back in 2005 (Dakar Rally Team USA Rider Search). I'm trying to figure out as much as possible about it 'cause I plan on doing all the maintenance myself.

So, it's wearing the front off an adventure bike (dual headlight and fairing to match) and a huge, what looks to be, seven gallon tank. The manual that I got with it says that it's got the oil-in-frame, but it does not. The cockpit stuff is all gone and it has a Vapor trip computer taped on instead.

Should be lots of fun! This thing ROCKS!

That shit is cool!!!
Does it look like this?









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Old 04-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #35
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#28 or 14

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MP, thanks for lots of great info. I just got my greedy little fingers on a '04 625sxc that Scott Harden reworked for some TV show back in 2005 (Dakar Rally Team USA Rider Search). I'm trying to figure out as much as possible about it 'cause I plan on doing all the maintenance myself.

So, it's wearing the front off an adventure bike (dual headlight and fairing to match) and a huge, what looks to be, seven gallon tank. The manual that I got with it says that it's got the oil-in-frame, but it does not. The cockpit stuff is all gone and it has a Vapor trip computer taped on instead.

Should be lots of fun! This thing ROCKS!


did you get #27 or 14?





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Old 04-24-2008, 09:06 PM   #36
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Nice little collection

Firstworks,

Actually, I got number 10 (and yes, it looks exactly like that). Friend of mine bought it off Scott directly after Scott advertised it right here.

Nice Pics bro! I recognise that last one as taken from the porch of that restaurant in Lake City that serves some of the best fried catfish this side of the Mississippi.

Now, I wouldn't mind a stab at that #21 bike.

You boys had a fun that day, me thinks.

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Old 04-25-2008, 04:50 AM   #37
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I've just bought a 2007 625 SXC sounds like they will be bringing out a 690 later in the year.
Just one question can you get like a haynes or clymer manual for this bike?
right-click and choose save-as
http://www.blackbears.ru/manual/files/KTM_400-660_LC4_'98-03_Repair_Manual.zip
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:51 PM   #38
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cant wait for your pics

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Firstworks,

Actually, I got number 10 (and yes, it looks exactly like that). Friend of mine bought it off Scott directly after Scott advertised it right here.

Nice Pics bro! I recognise that last one as taken from the porch of that restaurant in Lake City that serves some of the best fried catfish this side of the Mississippi.

Now, I wouldn't mind a stab at that #21 bike.

You boys had a fun that day, me thinks.

Uli

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All pics can be seen here. KTM Raid 2005
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Do you know any of those guys in the pic?

One of them is a big time racer.


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Old 04-28-2008, 08:55 AM   #39
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The new toy pics

Ok, finally got pics taken.

Here is the number 10 bike -


And one more, 'cause I can -


And lastly, one of the cockpit plate I made for it this weekend. It's large enough to have room for a GPS and beer holder (it's double rubber isolated to keep the beer steady) and anything else I might need -

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Old 04-28-2008, 11:22 AM   #40
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looks GREAT.



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Old 05-02-2008, 07:38 AM   #41
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I dont know about you guys but my 03 KTM 625 SXC came with the Mikini 38 CV carb. And I may be wrong but i think all the dirt oriented SXC's that came to the USA also came with the Mikini 38 not the Kiehin FCR. Now if you are looking at the 625 Supermoto then thats a diffrent story, that one does have the FCR carb.

i recently purchased a 2001 ktm 625 sxc. it has a fcr 41 keihin carb on it, previous owner claims it was not a stock carb. anyone set one of these up on a ktm 625? I want to go through it and rejet it for high altitude (i live in park city ut, and ride a lot around 10,000 ft), and want to tear it down and make sure everything is hunky dory.

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Old 05-02-2008, 08:17 AM   #42
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OK, this tiny oil capacity thing is bugging me.

Has anyone heard of someone adding an aditional oil reservoir/cooler to a LC4 based frame?
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:39 AM   #43
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OK, this tiny oil capacity thing is bugging me.

Has anyone heard of someone adding an aditional oil reservoir/cooler to a LC4 based frame?

Use good oil and change evey 1500 miles and you will be fine.
There is a thread w/ oil cooler but its mounted in bad spot.


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Old 05-02-2008, 08:45 AM   #44
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Use good oil and change evey 1500 miles and you will be fine.
There is a thread w/ oil cooler but its mounted in bad spot.


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Thanks! I just found that thread.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:47 PM   #45
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Adding another pic

Thought I would throw my SXC recent pic into this thread.
Mods:
- Street legal
- bar risers
- headlight relay kit (EasterBeaver)
- tail tool roll
- KTM skid plate
- higher rate spings front and back

Next mods:
  • 18L tank
  • cush hub
  • real bark busters (not these plastic things)
  • rear rack
  • ...?
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