KTM LC8 Air Filter Kits by SW7

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Sporting Wood, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Sporting Wood

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    Stock footpegs? If you can't weld it back, I might have a spare in the shop.

    42 pilots work way better at altitude! CVR's will give you more altitude flexibility than an FCR but still, they're limited.

    Sounds like a great trip :freaky
  2. vwboomer

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    I had the CJ extensions on which probably gave the added leverage to snap the stock portion in half. A fella along on the ride has some 450 pegs which I think are the same so I should have the replacement this weekend. The 1500 miles left of trail and ride home kind of sucked with half a peg :deal
  3. Sporting Wood

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    Couple announcements and changes to the lineup here.

    First, PRICE INCREASE :lol3 Have to do it. Price of the filters and everything else is going up. Still a whole lot cheaper than the competition and if I say so myself, these are better.:D

    I have installed a new shopping cart and now add state taxes for NC residents, actual shipping charges rather than my previous flat rate of $20, and charge only a $5 handling charge to cover expenses. This will result in lower shipping charges on average.

    For a limited time I am going to offer a flat 20% discount to any ADV inmates. Use the discount code in the checkout, "ADVRider", and update cart prior to pressing the pay button. This will get the prices within a couple dollars of their low, low introductory rate.

    Also, I have added the kit and adapter plate for the 990! R&D stage is almost done and they're going into production in a week. Order up a Pre-order, get the 20% discount.:deal

    Everything else is in stock except for more Factory Pro kits which are on their way.

    New website is coming and I hope to be developing and adding new products soon.

    BTW, Whats the best color to anodize the next batch of plates? Clear, Black, Orange?
  4. speedmonkey7

    speedmonkey7 Been here awhile

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    Lmao, sorry guys. My karma messed it up for everyone. I was holding out to make sure there were no issues with these and look at what happened!
    @wood: I wondered how you could possibly be building these for that price! Sounds like things are moving to the next level for you, congrats! Very generous of you to offer the discount to us here, I'll be buying one of these the second I get the money. I'd have it now, but my mistress needed yet another rear tire! :beer:

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  5. Sporting Wood

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    The mistress always needs a new tire!

    :lol3
  6. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    I flipped the filter and made sure there is no air leak. The idle problem seems to be better but still there. Idle is not steady as it was before with stock air box, prefilter and 42 jets.

    I am on the road to Newfoundland from Ontario, loaded ,two up. Bike has lots of power every where. However idle is not OK. I have flexjets on the carbs. Turning them in or out doesn't fix the the idle but helps.

    I set the idle to 1400 and ride for a bit. When I stop I see idle hovers around 2200 if I fix it then next time I stop it comes its down to 1000. Its frustrating. I also noticed the idle adjustment screw is not as sensitive as it used to be. It takes a good half a turn for the the bike to respond. Most of the time at idle ,RPM comes down to 2200 and hangs there for 10 second and it msy come down to 1400 or lower.

    The other thing I noticed is more vibration at high speed. I hope its not knocking! I read somewhere before knocking I'd not noticable much at high speed. I see the front header is turned blue. Should I be worried about knocking?

    We rode up mount Washington today. At 6000 feet bike was running a bit better. I turned the idle fuel screws in half a turn and adjusted the idle and noticed it was more stable.
    Here is my setup again:
    170/172 mains
    45
    Factory pto Ti needles on 3rd clip
    Floats at 4mm
    FMF pipes.

    I have lots of jets with me. I'm more worried about possible knocking than the idle issue. Any thoughts?
  7. Sporting Wood

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    A couple things come to mind. First, regarding the idle adjustment. Did you place the spring back on it when you reattached it? I have seen several that have let it fall in the motor or worse, inside the intake! If its hard to adjust this may be a contributing factor. Second, it sounds to me that you are clearly idling rich. This is very common. Are you certain you got the floats accurately adjusted to 4mm? What you describe is exactly what happens when the FP kit is installed by the directions and float is kept at the standard 3mm height. They can be extraordinarily fiddly to get adjusted spot on.

    Good luck with it. Sounds like you're on a great trip. Hope you can get it sorted so it isn't such a bother. Cheers
  8. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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    May have missed in earlier post by you, but did you sync carbs after all the changes
  9. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    I didn't sync the carbs. I had synced them just before the changes.

    Re floats...I layed the carbs on their side and adjusted the floats so that the floats shut the fuel valve but not lowered on their own weight. It took me at least 20min on each carb to get it to 4mm.

    If you are talking about the spring under the idle adjustment scew, I never took the scew off so it is as it was before.
  10. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    So with my setup, Im getting a little surging just when I cruise on the highway, I dont notice anything when i accelerate, or I dont notice it when Im driving in town at in town speeds. Anyone have any advice?
  11. Sporting Wood

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    Whats your setup?

    Probably need to go up a clip...
  12. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    I think the way you're describing it sounds backwards
    You lay the carbs on the side so the float just touches the valve, the accurate measurement would be with the valve shut (up) and the float tang just resting on the valve without moving it down (open).

    valve down=open
    valve up=closed

    did I get it right? :wink:
  13. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    My bike is a 2006 950SM, has fmf cans on it, sas delete, canisterctomy, and of course this intake. My elevation is about 1500 feet.

    45 pilot, 65 IAJ, #3 needle clip, 3.5mm floats, 180 and 185 mains.
    This was H2W's reccomendation for me. I threw him an email almost a month ago asking for advice about the surging but havent heard back from him yet, so thought id ask her as well.
  14. speedmonkey7

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    Hey wood, what's the best decently priced tool to set float heights? I have the KTM one for 3mm but that is going to be pointless after I finally suck it up and get your intake.

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  15. preppypyro

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    I dont know how others are adjusting their's, but I used a set of calipers, and took my time and I think it worked pretty well.
  16. keener

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    Thx man, I think I will live with it until I'm back in Toronto. Just got to Nova Scotia and its just too nice out there to mess with the bike. Overal I am happy with the setup and getting around 37mpg if I don't ride too fast.
  17. Sporting Wood

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    I drilled the KTM tool and added some slotted pieces of steel under where it rides on the filter flange...but usually I just grab a set of calipers like preppypyro says and lock them to the desired height. Use the end of the handle, not the caliper end, to set the height. Works fine.

    Fwiw, it sounds to me like you adjusted them the right way. Down = closed. I do it the same way on their side. They can be a major pia to get right though. Might want to double check when you get back.
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    I don't support swapping idle air jets. I've done very extensive r&d in this years ago with an onboard wideband o2 and lots of dyno time... literally a hundred different jetting combinations taught me that increasing idle air is the absolute wrong thing to do with the free flowing filters.
  19. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    Ok, so in your opinion, do you think I should swap the IAJ back, leave everything else set the same, or...?

    What does it do that its the worst thing a person can do as well? I know very little about this stuff, just trying to educate myself!
  20. Thumper996

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    I am interested in this as well, I went with 70's based on H2Wind recommendation and have everything running sweet now albeit the FP needles are on slot 5. I had to go to 5 to get rid of a 1/4 throttle surge when on slot 4

    No surge anymore, no idle problems, no wide open throttle problems.

    Appreciate your expertise and responses on IAJ topic.

    2006 950 SM - FMF cans, de-smogged, 186F / 170R Pilot Jet #45 FP TI Needles 5th position IMS 2.5 turns IAJ 70 Float Height 3.5MM