Any KTM RC8R owners here?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by alongat, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. The Wolf

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    I lost a mirror once, too. the motor vibes a lot so it kind of mandatory to check your bolts every few hundred miles. my clutch cover bolts keep loosening up causing oil seepage. i was told that ktmna is now telling their techs to use 5nm more torque than what is listed in the service manual.

    also don forget to keep an eye on the rad cap. when summer comes and your bike gets hot, it can loosen up.

    My rc is in the shop right now for the ignition interlock system locking up the bike. i feel like ive had every single problem that i could have happen to my 2012. im dissapointed honestly, but i love the bike so much i keep looking past that.
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  2. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    Checked my clutch cover bolts and sure enough they were not snug, no oil seepage yet, but it probably would not have been long.

    Instead of buying a new CRG mirror I filed and sanded the road rash and repainted it and put in a new piece of glass. $15 instead of $90 or so.
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  3. The Wolf

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    i use a spot of blue loctite on just about everything that isnt on the motor. has worked out well so far. another few bolts to look at are the three bolts that mount the stock muffler. ive lost all three in two years, and im currently running some grade8 fasteners with lock washers. theyve stayed in place since the switch.
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  4. fast4d

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    I use locite on everything. even fairing/body screws. I lost 3 - 4 before I loctite them.
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  5. tallrider

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    I use the CRG's also. Mounted them to the original bar end weights by necking a section where the mirror clamps. The weight is held in place by wedging due to the slope on the bar weights and the end plug. I used a delrin washer here to lubricate the wedge. Grease would also work as long as you keep it off the part that clamps against the inside of the bar. Several thousand miles with no issues.

    [​IMG]
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  6. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile

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    I have a 2010 RC8 but Im too stupid to add pics so you will just have to believe me
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  7. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    I've got the bug for some light wheels; the Marchesini forged are great looking light wheels, but typically quite expensive if you can't find a used set, which has me thinking about a set of those gorgeous BST carbon...... :evil
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  8. The Wolf

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    bst's for the street? probably not the best idea
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  9. apessino

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    Yeah, I must agree... CF wheels are crazy light and stiff, but also brittle. A friend of mine had them on his 1098, went over a wood plank on the road and the front wheel split. :eek1
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  10. NuckaMan

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    Once you study and understand carbon fiber technology, you will not want to use it on as a rim.

    Body panels, fairings, support structures...sure, but not as a wheel, especially for street use. If you must have the most exotic but don't have military clearance...hold on for a few more years. Wait until nanometal coating technology matures and becomes more commercially available. Than we will see some crazy light wheels that will be safe to everyday use.
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  11. The Wolf

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    if you want light and dont wanna pay for marchies, look into OZ or carrozeria.
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  12. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    It seems to me that the bike wants to stand up when hitting bumps while leaned over in a curve, and there is also some headshake. Between the headshake and the standing up it feels pretty akward at times (street riding). My suspension is stock and is set up a tad toward the soft side as far as compression and rebound clickers go (maybe a click or two on the soft side of the "standard" settings front and rear). I intentionally went a bit soft just to see what the ride characteristics were.

    It feels like some additional rebound damping might help with the standing up thing - what do you guys think?
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  13. The Wolf

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    I wish i could help. my bike feels planted regardless of how i have my suspension set. hows your front wheel alignment and chain tension? What tire pressure are you runningf/r?
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  14. MarkNivkor

    MarkNivkor n00b

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    Hello all, new to this forum... Where did you get this bag?

    Thanks!
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  15. Florida Lime

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