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Old 08-23-2011, 10:24 PM   #196
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Tomorrow Yudi my assistant will be giving me the course.You,ll like Yudi! We,ll post one of her on the bike too!
Al
Al, OK wheres Yudi? Still no pics. Don't make me ride down there!

Met up with Karna and his buddy last week, shot some video of us on one of the best roads (of many) here in L.A.

If you have a newer computer and a good internet connection try this large vid:
large video

If you dont have the latest and greatest, try this small vid:
small video

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:53 AM   #197
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Al, OK wheres Yudi? Still no pics. Don't make me ride down there!

Met up with Karna and his buddy last week, shot some video of us on one of the best roads (of many) here in L.A.

If you have a newer computer and a good internet connection try this large vid:
large video

If you dont have the latest and greatest, try this small vid:
small video

cheers


Wow awesome video! I am jealous of the great roads you guys get to ride on on a regular basis, I need to travel to get to the good stuff. Next time I travel down south to ride with KTM MIKE I will get some video and we will have some east coast and west coast video. It would be cool if we all met in say... Colorado and we would have all 5 or 6 of the US bikes that we know of riding together.

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Old 08-24-2011, 04:34 AM   #198
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Wow awesome video! I am jealous of the great roads you guys get to ride on on a regular basis, I need to travel to get to the good stuff. Next time I travel down south to ride with KTM MIKE I will get some video and we will have some east coast and west coast video. It would be cool if we all met in say... Colorado and we would have all "5" of the US bikes that we know of riding together.
Colorado would be schaweeet
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:05 PM   #199
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George,
Yes it matters.
Be careful installing front wheel on this bike!

UPDATED:

There are 3 things that you can misalign while mounting the front wheel on this bike if you are not careful,
and the bike's handling will suffer greatly if you get these wrong.
The KTM OWNER'S MANUAL leaves out some steps which are often necessary.
Also, KTM's method of aligning the fork tubes by pumping them up and down, does not always work well
(as confirmed some time ago by Cycle World Magazine).
The Motion Pro Fork Alignment Tool offers a better way to ACTUALLY MEASURE IT!


INSTALLING FRONT WHEEL:
Before I begin, I set my large metrictorquewrench to 45NM, & my small metrictorquewrench to 15 NM.
Also, remove the little spoiler fender for better fork alignment access.
(Left and right always refers to your left and right as you sit on the bike).

1. Hold wheel with one hand, slide axle thru fork and wheel with other hand.
2. Screw the big fat screw into the end of the axle.
3. Snap your 12mm allensocket onto your large metrictorquewrench and try to tighten to 45Newtonmeters.
4. If axle tries to slip inside the fork as it often does before you can reach 45NM, then tighten one pinchbolt on the RIGHT fork to hold it stationary for a moment.
5. Torque fat bolt to 45NM.
6. Loosen pinchbolt on RIGHT fork before you forget.
7. Torque both pinchbolts on the LEFT fork to 15NM and get that out of the way.
8. NOW
set Motionpro forkalignment tool to the measurement at the top of the forks as per instructions that come with that tool, and adjust the lower fork legs to match.
9. With small metrictorquewrench torque both pinchbolts on RIGHT fork to 15NM. Now double check the alignment measurement of the fork tops with the fork bottoms.
10. Mount both calipers, but do not tighten yet.
11. Pump up the front brake lever.
12. Spin front wheel hard and SLAM on front brake while it spins. Repeat this several times. After the last spin & slam, don't let go.
13. Use your other hand to bind the brake lever shut with strap or zip tie or duct tape or something.
14. Snap your #45 Torxit socket onto your metrictorquewrench, and torque all 4 brake caliper bolts to 45NM.
15. Unbind lever.
16. IMPORTANT! : Spin wheel hard. If it doesn't spin easily, loosen caliper bolts and repeat steps 10 - 14 until it does spin easily.


General rule of thumb: (never contained in manuals) After remounting ANY motorcycle wheel, spin the wheel hard and hit the brakes.
If it doesn't feel right, take it apart and start again.









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Old 08-24-2011, 03:16 PM   #200
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Tomorrow Yudi my assistant will be giving me the course.You,ll like Yudi! We,ll post one of her on the bike too!
Al
All right, all right, post the pictures already.





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Old 08-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #201
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Finally news from Colombia!!!

Last week I went to Rio Claro and Pablo Escobar's ranch. Here's some pics:
















No pics of Yudi this time but of a friend: Alejandra





I'll take one of Yudi next week!

Cheers!

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:54 PM   #202
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Very nice ;)
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:51 PM   #203
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Now I know where my next vacation will be. How long to ride from California to Columbia?
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #204
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Alright Al,

I will doubt no more... Alejandra and the bike, very nice.

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:18 AM   #205
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Hey Turtle,
Great pictures!
Escobar was considered quite a villain here in the states, but he is somewhat of a hero there in Colombia isn't he.
When was he shot? About 1993? 1994?
Is that you with those soldiers, or are they F.A.R.C.?
That scenery looks wild! We don't have tropical jungle and mountains TOGETHER like that in our country except Hawaii.
I've only been to the other 49.
Say hi to Alejandra for us.


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Last week I went to Rio Claro and Pablo Escobar's ranch. Here's some pics:
















No pics of Yudi this time but of a friend: Alejandra





I'll take one of Yudi next week!

Cheers!

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Old 09-03-2011, 06:23 PM   #206
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First off great thread, I got mine last week with 0 miles and have put 300 on it thus far. Its not hard to see why you all love this bike so much its a blast to ride.

One question I have though I noticed a fuel leak on right side shut off valve anyone else have this problem? If so what was the fix?
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #207
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First off great thread, I got mine last week with 0 miles and have put 300 on it thus far. Its not hard to see why you all love this bike so much its a blast to ride.

One question I have though I noticed a fuel leak on right side shut off valve anyone else have this problem? If so what was the fix?
I've done about 3K on mine so far. I've had a problem with the fuel cap swelling but no leaks on the shut off valves.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:15 PM   #208
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First off great thread, I got mine last week with 0 miles and have put 300 on it thus far. Its not hard to see why you all love this bike so much its a blast to ride.

One question I have though I noticed a fuel leak on right side shut off valve anyone else have this problem? If so what was the fix?
KTM uses the wire pinch clamps on those lines... make sure the hose is all the way on the stem, then make sure the clamp is past/over the stem end. Pinch it open a few times and make sure it seats tight on the hose. If it still leaks just get a better clamp. The stock should work, I've had no issues and have had mine on and off several times.

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Old 09-04-2011, 04:30 AM   #209
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First off great thread, I got mine last week with 0 miles and have put 300 on it thus far. Its not hard to see why you all love this bike so much its a blast to ride.

One question I have though I noticed a fuel leak on right side shut off valve anyone else have this problem? If so what was the fix?

Hi Blank,
I think there are 3 possibilities.
Turn both valves OFF.
Remove the hose from the right side.
See if the valve itself is leaking with no hose connected.
If valve leaks with no hose connected, take it back to dealer on warranty to replace valve.
If valve itself does NOT leak, there are only 2 possibilities left:
1. a hole or crack in the hose.
2. more probably a leak at the hose connection, in which case you should follow Tomoto's advice above.


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Old 09-04-2011, 06:18 AM   #210
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Thanks for the info. I looked at it again took your advise and seems to be the valve leaks only then the plunger is pulled or when the valve is open. Ill have to wait till Tuesday dealership is closed. bike seems to run with only one feed line so ill just go with that till I get the fix.

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