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Old 02-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #6766
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That chain looks bad ass natty.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #6767
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Running the 16/41 combo. Very happy with the performance, 6th is usable at near legal highway speeds. Went a touch showy on the chain 525 DID.

Like the sprocket and black swing arm, still thinking about the chain, cleanest 950 I've ever seen
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #6768
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I got me an EK orange chain...gonna paint sprocket black.
Made the switch to 16T front sprocket, and was more pleased with gearing. I wonder if a 15 up front would be even better? Or a 44 out back instead.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #6769
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... cleanest 950 I've ever seen
Yeah, disgusting, ain't it
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #6770
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I got me an EK orange chain...gonna paint sprocket black.
Made the switch to 16T front sprocket, and was more pleased with gearing. I wonder if a 15 up front would be even better? Or a 44 out back instead.

It is.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #6771
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That old pic was taken back during the dark days of my recovery. Had a too much time for bike cleaning and I wasn't ridding. Admittedly it's still pretty darn clean, just not totally disgusting any more.

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #6772
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I got me an EK orange chain...gonna paint sprocket black.
Made the switch to 16T front sprocket, and was more pleased with gearing. I wonder if a 15 up front would be even better? Or a 44 out back instead.
I would recommend the 15 tooth front. That would allow you to switch between the 16 and 15 with only a chain adjustment. You would probably need more links if you went with the 44 rear. The 15 is a hoot and the bike feels 20lbs lighter with it. I've never been to Deals Gap like you you have been doing, but from watching videos, you would probably feel less beat up at the end of the day with a 15! I don't know if you ever get to use much of 6th gear on those days, so you probably wouldn't miss the bigger front sprocket.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #6773
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I almost never break 90 mph on the KTM...feels like I am gonna blow off anyways at that speed,LOL. Much different than the litrebikes I was riding before that aren't even breathing hard at 150!

Maybe I will order up a 15 as well. I have heard that the smaller the front sprocket you use, the more strain on output shaft bearings, but my bike tech assures me that on any bike, as long as I stay 15T or bigger, it should be a non issue.


And I am dying to orderup a set of TKC's now....so a 15T would be a good gear to use on trails/fire roads etc too
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #6774
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It runs like a bull to 100 MPH with 15/41 or 16/44. Great gear combo.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #6775
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It runs like a bull to 100 MPH with 15/41 or 16/44. Great gear combo.
Hi Navin

Thanks for turning me on to the 15 tooth countershaft a while back. I can't think of any other $29 purchase that has had as dramatic an effect or been so much fun!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #6776
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That chain looks too tight to me. Might want to check for proper adjustment/slack.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #6777
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Hi Navin

Thanks for turning me on to the 15 tooth countershaft a while back. I can't think of any other $29 purchase that has had as dramatic an effect or been so much fun!

The gearing is as hard a sell as the 9.0 clutch master. Both are awesome, almost nobody will try them. I'm glad you like it, mine will never see taller cogs again. The bike is a riot with the right gears.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #6778
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SPS Suspension

Well guys after a year plus of wanting to get my forks and shock tuned for my sportriding nature and weight i pulled the trigger and sent it all to SPS in California.

My requests were valving more geared toward sport asphalt riding than the soft ADV/SE valving that's in there from KTM and re-spring as needed. i also asked for them to drop the length 20mm on both ends.

Well got the good news today, my suspension is on its way back with the requested setup and new custom cut fork springs to fit the shorted length and .74kg/mm. They also fixed the shock rebound adjustment that was corroded internally and would not turn at all. As well they replaced the other normal wear seals and bushings and the rebound needles on the forks as they to had corroded due to moisture and lack of lubrication from KTM.

I will report on the feel and ride once i get them back and installed in a week or so.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #6779
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Keep us posted....Also really interested in the length shortening. DId you ask for shock to be shortened 20mm or seat height to be 20mm lower?
Most bikes have shock angles and or linkages nearing 3:1 ratio...so a 20mm shorter shock would lower seat height about 60mm ish.
Being 5'4" with a 29" inseam, I may need to go Corbin seat and shortened shock, and then figure a way to raise footpegs and try to adjust foot controls accordingly...already dragging pegs on sport touring rubber at stock ride height....lowered will become worse.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #6780
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Keep us posted....Also really interested in the length shortening. DId you ask for shock to be shortened 20mm or seat height to be 20mm lower?
Most bikes have shock angles and or linkages nearing 3:1 ratio...so a 20mm shorter shock would lower seat height about 60mm ish.
Being 5'4" with a 29" inseam, I may need to go Corbin seat and shortened shock, and then figure a way to raise footpegs and try to adjust foot controls accordingly...already dragging pegs on sport touring rubber at stock ride height....lowered will become worse.

Yep both ends, i have a 30" in seam myself and i got tired of the seat height and peg dragging a year ago. Searched and searched on mods and finally made my own mods with some hardware for other bikes. I also dumped the Renazco seat that came with my bike (too damn tall) and had a stock seat reworked and lowered by Sargent. All being considered the stock suspension is way to soft for sport riding and by stiffing it up with springs and valving the peg dragging will be limited even more as the bike will not compress as much in the turns.

here are some old pics of the seat and peg mods.



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