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Old 12-07-2011, 08:10 AM   #2416
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Thanks Michhub, good to hear!
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #2417
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I broke the shroud mount tab on my right radiatior! I run the Clockwork tank with the stock shrouds.

Rather than buying a new rad or getting a weld job done, I am contemplating EE Rad Braces that have a new tab built in.

Except, I am also thinking about a 6 gal Acerbis or Hard Parts tank.

Will these work together?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:29 PM   #2418
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Oil Burner

I'm at 180hrs. My bike burns oil.

So, I ordered new rings, Cylinder Base & Head gaskets, and valve seals to attempt to stop the oil burning problem on my bike.

Anybody done a ring job on theirs? Any tips before I dive in?

Stock piston should be good for another 200 hrs, eh?
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:40 PM   #2419
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I'm at 180hrs. My bike burns oil.

So, I ordered new rings, Cylinder Base & Head gaskets, and valve seals to attempt to stop the oil burning problem on my bike.

Anybody done a ring job on theirs? Any tips before I dive in?

Stock piston should be good for another 200 hrs, eh?

Start with posts 637, 662 and 663. Good pics and description.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #2420
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Start with posts 637, 662 and 663. Good pics and description.
Excellent work B-Rod.

One more question: Would the piston benefit from removing and cleaning?
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #2421
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Excellent work B-Rod.

One more question: Would the piston benefit from removing and cleaning?
I would (make sure you order piston pin cir clips). Clean up the piston, once you get in there and see how gross it is, you will want to. You will also be installing new rings, and there is no way you are going to get rings over the crown of a carboned up installed piston without getting crap in the grooves or the case, and even if cleanliness wasn't a factor, you will find it much easier to install and less likely to break rings with the piston in your hands.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:52 PM   #2422
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KTM High Seat, Model # 773 07 040 100.

anyone have any comments on this seat - the ktm stuff just says it's 20 mm taller or 3/4"
no mention on hardness - same as stock ?
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:25 PM   #2423
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:40 PM   #2424
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KTM High Seat, Model # 773 07 040 100.

anyone have any comments on this seat - the ktm stuff just says it's 20 mm taller or 3/4"
no mention on hardness - same as stock ?
I have one kicking around. I found a KTM low seat for a friend to replace the tall seat. He never once complained about it, so I guess it was fine. Oddly enough, he likes the low seat, which is brutally hard to compensate for the 1/2" of foam ( not sure you could even call it foam) between the cover and the pan. No standard seat to compare it to other than my '07 and the low one, and it is waaaaaayyyy softer than the low seat, but probably about the same as my stock '07 EXC seat.

Soft is necessarily the answer anyhow, since my old 640 had a very soft seat, and it was a torturous thing. I bought a Renazco, and while very firm, was very comfortable due to its shape. Again, the low seat, while extra hard, is much wider and flatter than the high seat.

I'll leave the sales pitch out, and let others comment, but should you be interested in working something out, drop me a PM.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:42 PM   #2425
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I'm at 180hrs. My bike burns oil.

So, I ordered new rings, Cylinder Base & Head gaskets, and valve seals to attempt to stop the oil burning problem on my bike.

Anybody done a ring job on theirs? Any tips before I dive in?

Stock piston should be good for another 200 hrs, eh?
My brother put a Wossner high-compression piston in my 450 for me and it rips! Still runs great on pump gas too. Just something to consider if you're doing a top-end anyway...
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #2426
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I broke the shroud mount tab on my right radiatior! I run the Clockwork tank with the stock shrouds.

Rather than buying a new rad or getting a weld job done, I am contemplating EE Rad Braces that have a new tab built in.

Except, I am also thinking about a 6 gal Acerbis or Hard Parts tank.

Will these work together?
Yes. They will work with the Aerbis 6 gal. I have one in Natural that I'm selling. pm me if you want it.


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Old 12-07-2011, 09:16 PM   #2427
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Which pipe guard is that? the P3? Just curious, I've been looking for one but can't decide which one I want.
It's the KTM Power Parts guard, the one that's shown on the web site is the Eline, mine didn't have a manufacturers name on it.

Probably the same part.

http://www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktm-part...t=bigbikes-all
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #2428
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Whats the trick to unscrewing the front right valve cover bolt. The tank tab gets in the way of a socket and the recess in the cover makes it hard to use a box end wrench?
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:12 AM   #2429
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Replace the valve guide seals.

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Anybody done a ring job on theirs? Any tips before I dive in?

Stock piston should be good for another 200 hrs, eh?
I have over 400 hours on my stock piston. (Will replace with Wossner as recommended from DJH next top end rebuild.) I also change my valve guide seals for good measure.
Pay close attention to the cam chain adjuster.
The bike is easy to service and straight forward.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:14 AM   #2430
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Whats the trick to unscrewing the front right valve cover bolt. The tank tab gets in the way of a socket and the recess in the cover makes it hard to use a box end wrench?
So what are you trying to say here Dan, it was just delivered and you're already pulling it apart?
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