Ultra gravel-traveller. RC8´ed Adv-S...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by LocuL, May 29, 2010.

  1. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    For the project i need some pictures. Just to estimate the widenes of the bike.
    The need is: Front view with 45l tanks fittet VS a front view with the standard tanks. Well just put up a picture with the 45l if you find any.

    Regards
    Mikael

    Ps: I should have a RC8R engine in the end of Sep(only2-3000km). Maybe start sep if lucky.

    Progress is slow but steady.
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  2. roookie1

    roookie1 Been here awhile

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    Damn it Mikael, I´ll come visit you when you get that engine :evil ..

    Maybe i´ll bring the "little one" and we can go for a ride..

    /Paw
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  3. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    You are always welcome.

    Actually think the lc8 should be great in the lc4. :D

    Regards
    Mikael
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  4. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Well i need some knowledge(again, again and again).

    I´ve got some thoughts about the higher gearing on the RC8R vs the old LC8. I have a scale were i can calculate external gearing(front and rear).
    I know that the secondary gearing on RC8 is 17:37 and the LC8 is 17:42.
    If i´m right I can´t just compare those...ehh? I guess i have to know the primary gearing as well to make any reasoneble comparing?

    RC8R: Primary - 40:76 Secondary - 17:37
    LC8 : Primary - 67:35 Secondary - 17:42
    (text is copypasted from KTMs manuals as written)

    Could/would anyone help me in this?

    Sry for shitty english(29yo and still learning)

    Regards
    Mikael
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  5. Rabbitson

    Rabbitson Been here awhile

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    Mikael,

    Sounds like a pretty cool project, serious work involved but great to have something that you created yourself at the end of it.

    Good Luck

    David
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  6. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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  7. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Well I came upon a new question in this labyrinth. When i get the engine would there be any problems pairing it with another ECU unit? I´m thinking it would be locked or anything?

    regards
    Mikael
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  8. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    You will need an RC8 ECU I would think. (Dont know for sure )
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  9. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Don't let the naysayers get you down,,,If you have the will and the way,,,,,go for it.

    When I started my project in shiny things people were saying you should do this and you should do that and It's a shame your cutting this thing up,,,,,,now that it's going back together it a different tune.


    This project sounds awesome I'm in.:thumb :dg :lurk
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  10. MrSandman818

    MrSandman818 INaVANdownBYtheRIVER

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    F*** the bullshit. Just turbo or twin turbo your existing austrian vibrator and you'll get more explosive power than you'll know what do with. It's cheap when compaired to your build plans and if you keep the boost pressures low then your motor will last a bit longer.

    Or if ur mr. Moneybags then import a Eva track 8 from the Netherlands and have a turbo diesel 3 cyl that gets insane has milage. Just be willing to shell out like 26k plus import tax etc.
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  11. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Hi again

    Sorting the brakes and would like to upgrade.

    Would the 950 adv 04 legs WP USD 4860 MXMA accept the "feets" from the superduke. I plan on mounting the radial brakes for more power for the added weight and specialness....

    Regards
    Mikael

    ps: The SD legs are WP USD 4860 ROMA
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  12. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Dunno if the SD or Adv lower lug is removable(edit: doesn't show seperate part number in parts fiche). They are on the KTM450sm and xc suspension, which I have swapped before.

    I am running the 950SM. It is modified: the radial 4piston caliper on one side with the extended mounting bolts and bushings for the SD, and a single 320mm rotor from the KTM450 SM(same size as SD) on an Adv hub and 19" rim. Still one finger stopping with the remote resevoir Mastercyl and lever I matched up, but easier to modulate than with the factory mastercyl pushing both big calipers and 310 rotors.

    Caution:
    I don't think you will be able to fit the radial mount calipers with 21" wheels. They are large and wide.
    I had to grind the casting seam on the back of the caliper to clear the stainless Buchanan spokes with my 19" wheel.

    You are talking about building a stable gravel blaster, however, and should consider the 19" front, like a flat tracker, an option for your design. The added road handling would be priceless with the right suspension.:clap
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  13. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    I will wake this one up. It will sadly not be the RC8 engine.

















    But an RC8R :clap
    Closed a deal the other day on this 09 RC8R 2300km engine. Crated and on my way. Pictures will follow.
    Finally things are happening.


    Mikael
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    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    :lol3 :thumb
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    tuned in :clap
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    Balsta Been here awhile

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    Did you buy it on ebay germany? I saw the ad for the RC8 motor was gone. I also just bought a new engine there, 2009 SD 990-R though so I can't keep up with your acceleration.
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  17. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Pictures before shipping to my door.

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    This was the easy part. Now the real deal starts, though it should be a good learning curve. Timings are max 6 months from now. Plan is a virgin adventure to Northcape before i return to Afghanistan.
    I hope you all will be helpfull through this process(as you always have been). I hope i can stay in this forum or the moderator should throw the thread elsewhere. I just thought this is closest to the 950´s.

    :norton

    Mikael
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  18. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Njaa...both jay and nay.

    I discovered the add per ebay.de, but it didn´t sell. I contacted him on a english ktm forum(www.ktmforum.co.uk) and got it there. Its actually a long story ´cause we have been hagling with the price for almost 4months. Funny to look through the mailstory. I think some of the RC8R engines on ebay are pretty pricy. 5200euro is alot of money(half a bike).

    oh...its not a RC8, but a RC8R.
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    :lurk:*sip*:dg I'm really looking forward to this,,,good luck man!
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    am in just for kicks :clap :lol3
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