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Old 06-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #8101
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Lights and saw carrier worked well. Gave new meaning to "Bike to work day". Rode & cleared trail after my day job. Eventually ran out of daylight (and energy).

We need to see more pics of that chainsaw mounted to your ktm Chuck Norris style
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #8102
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Loaded it up and got it ready for my trip to Inuvik!
I leave AZ at 6am for 16 days!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #8103
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Picked up my 500excSM and headed to the Canyons for a couple of hours

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:45 AM   #8104
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Progress!
OC, that piston skirt looks a bit bright - is it worn? Have you a better photo?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #8105
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SE VRR relocator

I installed the Voltage Regulator relocator kit from Motoventure.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=50

One less thing to worry about.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #8106
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #8107
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Great post Q!

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I installed the Voltage Regulator relocator kit from Motoventure.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=50

One less thing to worry about.
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I'm hoping LAKEMONSTER will do an Adventure kit to prevent my second VRR "summer" burnout.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #8108
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OC, that piston skirt looks a bit bright - is it worn? Have you a better photo?
No, no wear. It was very clean and no sign of problems at 36,000 miles. The nikasil looked great, but the shop owner did give the cylinders one twist of a honing stone. I suggested against it, but he said he has done that to hundreds of KTM engines, and it works as long as you only do it very, very lightly. That's probably what you are seeing. Beyond that, it's just the lighting (and my poor photo editing).
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #8109
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made it a twin.


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Old 06-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #8110
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Replaced the stock handlebar:



With a ProTaper KX High Bend from HDB:



The ProTaper came with the w/Threaded Inserts already installed . The HDB Handguards fit better on the new bars than on the stock.

The new bars do not come pre-drilled with the holes for the right starter and left controls assemblies.

The differences between the bars are very subtle. The tips of the new bar are a little higher and it has less pullback. As a result, the new bar is a little wider and taller than stock. This means the grips are slightly more horizontal so the outside of my palms are not pointing down towards the ground as much as on stock.

Didn't get a chance to take it out for a long ride yet, but initial impressions is positive.

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Old 06-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #8111
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Sans crash bars... and rode it hard. Blew a fork seal, probably dented my front rim, had a blast!!!

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #8112
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Actually moved the bike from storage (950A S), registered it, spooned off a front tire and mounted a newer and enjoyed my handy new tire mounting tool (http://kauritmoto.com), pulled the wheel a second time to replace front wheel bearings and seals and clean and grease the rest.

Tonight - possibly a waterpump rebuild, coolant flush, oil change and filters, handgrips, kickstand relocate, crash bars and stud upgrade, dual fans, spark plugs, fuel line refresh and quick disconnect fittings added to the lines. oh and scotcbrite pad the headers to remove fossilized mud and dirt, contemplate checking the valves and swingarm bearings and rear wheel bearings.

ok so maybe that will be over the next few nights. (weeks)
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:04 PM   #8113
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Replaced the stock handlebar:

http://bykboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycle..._145047-XL.jpg

With a ProTaper "http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=display&ref=handlebars&sid=6r506320616ox7cpre50s772msk1e807"]KX High Bend from HDB:

http://bykboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycle..._162702-XL.jpg

The ProTaper came with the w/Threaded Inserts already installed . The HDB Handguards fit better on the new bars than on the stock.

The new bars do not come pre-drilled with the holes for the right starter and left controls assemblies.

The differences between the bars are very subtle. The tips of the new bar are a little higher and it has less pullback. As a result, the new bar is a little wider and taller than stock. This means the grips are slightly more horizontal so the outside of my palms are not pointing down towards the ground as much as on stock.

Didn't get a chance to take it out for a long ride yet, but initial impressions is positive.

The stock bars are horrible (for me atleast) I got the Renthal fatbar with the TP199 bend. It's money well spend for me. I always bend my palms outwards when i put my elbows up so since the stockers are bend inwards to mutch igot a really uncomfortable feeling, especially standing up while putting my weight on the front.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #8114
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Replaced the balancer shaft seal:



From the short ride home it looks good no visible oil in the catch bottle I have right now on the crank case ventilation.

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #8115
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I did this:


Because of this:


... Particularly, this hot mess:


On the way home from NC, the bike started bogging at around 4,500rpm with low fuel in hot conditions or under heavy load. On top of the obvious fuel starvation issue - thanks to the Wisdom Of The Forum - this was also accurately diagnosed as the tanks sucking up too much heat and consequently fuel boiling up.

Hopefully, I wont have to concern myself with that particular little orange foible any more.

Thanks to CJRacer for his filter and O-ring kit, which made this process a fair bit less expensive than it could have been.


Cheers,



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