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Old 12-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #1396
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Awesome but............

Ktms dont like the ice tires, since they have no cush in the rear sprocket it tends to rip the main drive shaft in half....
I replaced about 3 in the last 2 years for buddys.... FYI
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #1397
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Tweaked the front fender....

It got hung up on the header under full compression of the forks and did not work so good. I just put some foam between the fender and mounting screws on the front. This angled the fender closer to the tire in back and now it does not hang up anymore. Looks a bit......off but it works.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #1398
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I'm glad that I don't live anywhere that I have to stud the tires on my KTM, but that is bad-ass!
I bet you don't own snowshoes or roller skiis either.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #1399
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Ktms dont like the ice tires, since they have no cush in the rear sprocket it tends to rip the main drive shaft in half....
I replaced about 3 in the last 2 years for buddys.... FYI
I don't do ice, just normal off road trail riding stuff. Tire still spins easily, if you want it too.



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Old 12-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #1400
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Dats Coo

Just wanted to give you a heds Up !!
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #1401
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I don't do ice, just normal off road trail riding stuff. Tire still spins easily, if you want it too.



That looks soooo easy sitting here at my warm kitchen table! I took my street bike around the block this week and lost my breath by the end of our driveway
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #1402
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I bet you don't own snowshoes or roller skiis either.

Nope, and I barely have a use for a snow shovel. Just the way I like it. But, if I want to go skiing, there are some great places only 2-3 hours away.


Going riding on "dry dirt and rocks" tomorrow!! Oh yeah, got some backyard trials in today too!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #1403
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I like the change of seasons and ability to change up sports. Helps to keep things fresh and exciting. Although the older I get, the less I like dealing with the cold. Love the snow, but you can have the below zero stuff. Today was 20F and sunshine. Very pleasant for XC skiing today. I'll take the KTM out tomorrow again.

I probably won't ride my trials bike again until March, with the exception of some balance practice. I try to get on it at least once a week through the winter, for a few minutes of balance practice.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #1404
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Wife, the Kid and I went riding. Still have to get the kid a trials bike but we are working on it.

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Old 12-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #1405
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I'm NOT a capable static balancer. I haven't worked on it in several weeks b/c I was SOOO frustrated at last effort.

today must've been "the magic day"....

CHECK IT OUT! kick starting my little GG80 from a static, shift adn GOOOOOO!!!

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #1406
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Head angle mods on Fantic twinshock

I love my 240 fantic but to make it turn well the rear shocks had to be at max preload and the forks sagged as much as tolerable plus slid through the crowns a bit,so since I wanted to clean it up and repaint I decided now was the time to pull that head angle in a couple of degrees. Never having done this before I was very careful and thought through every step before attempting.
First secure the frame to a reliable stand,needed to be on wheels since snow is in the forecast and I don't want the cars outside if I don't complete the job in time.

Next cut away all the gusseting to allow for the bending.

Slid a thrashed set of forks through a equally thrashed set of clamps upside down,used the bottle jack from my engine hoist,axle slid right through the hole in the end of the jack,small tubes over the axle to keep the jack centered.padded the rear frame loop.

Cut out a 5mm thick "biscuit"-scientifically determined by finding it under my workbench,whatever the headangle ended up would be better than stock

Mounted angle gauge so results could at least be monitored.

Then just as I needed a extra hand a buddy showed up(Bill Super)
So I forgot to take pics of the cut and sliding the biscuit in place,but here's the post welded toptube.

A total of two degrees change,should allow me to run the suspension for best hookup while still turning well.
Will be adding in some reinforcements and fabricating new gusset plates.
Then on to lower footpeg brackets and stripping and repainting(I paint everything with Appliance Epoxy so it's either black or white)
My engine hoist jack plus forks for a lever made this a non-event,no heating of the downtubes not necessary,VERY little force on the jack opened the gap right up,had Bill open the release valve while I held the biscuit in place and the top tube aligned--easypeasy!
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #1407
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Finally picked up another trials bike after a 2.5 year hiatus. Less than 24 hours I managed to explode the rear fender after looping out in the snow.

Its a 1999 gasgas 270. Much improvement over my old 1994 250.

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:33 AM   #1408
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Finally picked up another trials bike after a 2.5 year hiatus. Less than 24 hours I managed to explode the rear fender after looping out in the snow.

Its a 1999 gasgas 270. Much improvement over my old 1994 250.

Andrew

Welcome back, Andrew! Hope you love your GasGas as much as I'm loving mine!! (2001 GG 80)
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #1409
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A total of two degrees change,should allow me to run the suspension for best hookup while still turning well.
Will be adding in some reinforcements and fabricating new gusset plates.
Then on to lower footpeg brackets and stripping and repainting(I paint everything with Appliance Epoxy so it's either black or white)
My engine hoist jack plus forks for a lever made this a non-event,no heating of the downtubes not necessary,VERY little force on the jack opened the gap right up,had Bill open the release valve while I held the biscuit in place and the top tube aligned--easypeasy!
Very nice idea,hope it works out as planned!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:27 AM   #1410
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Doug, Tell SUPER Bill Hi! for me.
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