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Old 07-31-2006, 09:32 AM   #31
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Argh! I just KNEW there would be a reply like this! I'm soooo confused!
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:40 AM   #32
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All valves were adjusted at my 600.............at least, that what I was charged for.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:46 AM   #33
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Mine didn't do them at 600, citing the same reason. Many bikes seen, none needed adjustment.

They said they recommend doing them at around 2-3000 miles.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:53 AM   #34
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Seems to be some wide difference of opinion intermixed with some facts. Could wind up to be as boring as most oil threads

As always, you get to choose what you want to do with your bike.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:43 AM   #35
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WP, Only 1 pic from yesterday ? Your slipping old man
Great ride btw
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:48 AM   #36
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WP, Only 1 pic from yesterday ? Your slipping old man
Great ride btw

Hey- I took 4 pictures- but only this one was somewhat pertinent to this thread.

The others are in the ride report thread in the East Forum. The other guys took an awful lot of pictures yesterday, so I didn't feel the need to do any. You know how expensive that digital film is
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:52 AM   #37
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I cant find it, no not that, the thread !
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Hey- I took 4 pictures- but only this one was somewhat pertinent to this thread.

The others are in the ride report thread in the East Forum. The other guys took an awful lot of pictures yesterday, so I didn't feel the need to do any. You know how expensive that digital film is
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:06 AM   #38
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I cant find it, no not that, the thread !

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155251
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:17 AM   #39
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Thumb KTM SUper Moto tales...

Way to go!

Was wondering where all these bikes were going.


PS KTM WP suspension is incredibly supple when they are new. Don't neglect fluid changes/fork & shock maintenance though...it can go South in a hurry.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:31 AM   #40
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600m valve clearance checking

FTIW my SM valves were checked at first service 700 miles and needed no adjustment. Mechanic reckons that the later (06) bikes had clearances set slightly wider from the factory meaning no adjustment needed until 4000 miles. Ask your dealer what their actual experiences have been. (If I was doing my own maintenance from new I would change oil and leave the valve checking unil 3-4000 mile range, until the engine is better bed-in)
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:37 PM   #41
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600 Mile Service, some changes...

Picked up the bike today from the 600 mile service. 3 valves needed shimming. Cost was $273, plus $19 for the shims, $39 for oil, and $17.4 ( ) for the filter. ~$350 total, which makes sense given that it's a bit less labor intensive than the A. I also had the cannister removed.



Like many bikes, the plate holder setup isn't exactly elegent looking,




So I removed the bracketry and it looks much cleaner



Naturally, the plate holes didn't line up, so I had to drill additional holes.


Tomorrow, I hope to start installing some Hard Parts



Ummm, hard parts
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:56 PM   #42
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plate holder - I'm amazed KTM doesn't have a decent plate holder! This is just dumb. I was sold a stamped steel Ducati item, but it didn't fit either. Redrilling the reflector bracket was an option; I just wanted something more elegant.

I just took a piece of aluminum stock from ACE hardware (1/8" x 1" x width of plate) and drilled four holes in it. After rounding the edges, I countersunk the center holes for flat head CS machine screws and spray painted it flat black. Its very solid and stealthy, looking just like its a factory part. I inserted rubber electronic cabinet feet/bumpers into the lower holes. Total cost about a buck.
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:15 PM   #43
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1st thing I did after parking the bike in the garage once I got it home from the dealer was to remove that fugly reflector bracket! Yack! The next morning, I had to lose the orange reflectors from the front fender piece. Not sure why, but those reflectors bug me a lot.

Just did the oil last night with a friend. Not too bad, but certainly more effort than my CBR!

wpbarlow: What good things resulted from the cannister removal?
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:48 AM   #44
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...wpbarlow: What good things resulted from the cannister removal?
Mostly potential problem avoidance- first that a fill up or tipover wouldn't result in difficult starting and second that I wouldn't burn my hand or set the bike on fire if I screwed up draining it . Also, as a general rule, imo the less stuff/hoses the better.

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Old 08-11-2006, 10:00 AM   #45
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From what I've read around here about fuel spraying from tanks, drain lines that hang right over hot headers, the potential for a KTM fireball seems altogther too real! Has there been a documented occurrence?
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