KTM - LC4 Round the World ADVenturization

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rtwpaul, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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  2. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Hi Paul,

    17/ 42 would be a good comb for mostly high speed gravel and hwy stuff... 16/ 42 represents the best compromise for the 640 as with that you can carry a 16 + 17 tooth and change to either without modifying the chain...

    Personally I never change the gearing on my 640 and on one bike I run 16/42 and on the other 17/45... Both of these ratios are almost equivalent, the reason for 17/45 is longer chain life and longer chain rub block life... 17/45 puts less bight on the chain so it will run a little smoother while at the same time not rubbing against the slider block as much... In very tight trail riding situations slipping the clutch is my low gear... The clutches on these bike are very strong with my original unit still measuring well within spec after 127K KM of casual use +abuse...

    That is another thing I would recommend you carry is a spare chain slider rub block as the original usually lasts about the life of 1 chain... I purchased about three and now I just glue in a new nylon rub strip to each of those blocks as they wear out...
  3. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    16-42, but grind out the chainguard (or buy the duke version) so the 17t fits before you set out riding.
  4. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    now the front...

    the old rim weighing in at 9lb 5 oz

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    new rim weighs in at 8 lb 7 oz...saving 14 oz

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    ...and again blue loctite on rotor bolts going into aluminum

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    fork clamp bolts were finger tight, so again some blue loctite

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    so here it is mounted

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    and the full shot

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  5. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Those wheels are awesome man! Can't wait to see how the rest of the bike turns out!
  6. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    'yer really gonna like that cush hub!...
  7. Dracula

    Dracula Deus ex machina

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    Enjoy, looking forward to following your next adventures.
    :thumb

    I have yet to use mine, but they do look capable of doing the job. If only there was a tool to set the beads on tubeless tire I would be all set for road side tire changes.

    Best,
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  8. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    :nod:nod
  9. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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  10. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Looking good Paul, nice attention to detail.


    Check out the Ironman sprockets from Dirt Tricks, they are more durable than normal steel ones yet almost as light as the aluminum ones. Best of both worlds!
  11. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    +1 to the Ironman sprockets.
  12. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    yes they do ... I have one on my bike.. perhaps they dont make a black version .. the sxc that I started with had the 2.15 but I prefer the wider rim for sandy tracks
  13. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    what i should have said is they don't make the STX or LTX in an 18 x 2.50 which was the first choice, so i went with the dirt star...but well spotted - can't get anything by the ADV guys :wink:
  14. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    My stock cush OEM lc4 wheel came with a DID DIRTSTAR 18x2.50 in silver

    <table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="300"><tbody><tr><td align="left" bgcolor="white" width="80">58410001244 </td> <td align="left" bgcolor="white" width="150"> REAR WHEEL CPL. DAMPED 2,5X18"
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    </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="white" width="50"> $584.09 </td></tr></tbody></table>

    <table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="300"><tbody><tr><td align="center" bgcolor="white" width="20">10 </td> <td align="left" bgcolor="white" width="80"> 58010470100 </td> <td align="left" bgcolor="white" width="150"> REAR RIM 2,50X18" DID </td> <td align="right" bgcolor="white" width="50"> $219.29 </td></tr></tbody></table>

    so as I say maybe they discotinued or simply dont make it in black
  15. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    like i said i wanted the stx or ltx and its doesn't come in the 18x2.50 so i went with the dirt start 18x2.15...we're talking about different rims
  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    all I said was that YES THEY DO MAKE AN 18 in 2.50 wheel..

    I actually made a rtw/rally racer out of my sxc

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  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    now thats cool, did you add additional oil capacity somewhere?
  18. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Wow! That is in the running for BEST EVER SXC. Beautiful Bike!
  19. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    i was going with a oil cooler behind the radiators but ended up just buying a used adventure frame. I will be taking all the extra parts I have gotten together and a motor and build the sxc frame back up and will probably go with this brand.. http://www.jagg.com/offroad.html [​IMG]

    tapping into the rear remote filter..


    but if you decide to not get one I belive with a fresh con rod kit and oil changes every 1200-1500 miles or each week you could go at least 30,000 miles... thats how long mine lasted before it went
  20. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    has you or anyone else seen this brand HT racing they make coolers for 400/450/525 and 530models...just wondering if they are still in business and has anyone converted one to fit the LC4

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