Utards whos riding what

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.

  1. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    There's a guy in American Fork that I used for a KTM and there's a guy in SLC that I spoke with about doing some work. I'd have to look them up if you're not able to find them.
  2. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    I have a room at the Eureka reserved for Friday and Sat night. A couple of guys I work with are racing... I may just pit them and then hang out with my family down there to keep the wife happy.

    Appreciate the offer and would love to go with if you get down there another weekend this winter/spring. Too many other obligations on the 26-27th weekend.:cry
  3. bonekrusher

    bonekrusher big jerk

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    Thanks - I have called around a bit and no one has been able to point me in the right direction.

    Any info (closest to SLC the better) you could get me would be greatly appreciated :bow
  4. fano

    fano here and there

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    I used a guy in Bountiful and he did good job on my KTM. Not sure if he works on Suzuki but probably worth a call.

    Craig Lichtenberg 801 580 3315
  5. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Here are the two I talked with. I used the guy in Lehi (American Fork) for mine and its been good so far.


    UTAH
    Racer's Edge Dirt, Street 402 South 500 East; Lehi, UT 84043 801.864.0663

    Corporate Suspension Road Race, Street, Dirt 867 Apple Park Way; Salt Lake City, UT 84106 CorporateSuspension.com 801.597.2826 jason@corporatesuspension.com


    http://www.racetech.com/page/id/72
  6. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Hey guys,
    I have a 2X Joe Rocket vented jacket and a couple of Olympia liners I don't need. If anyone needs them give a shout.
  7. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Winter bike refurbishment project is coming together nicely...

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  8. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    The orange frame looks fantastic :clap
  9. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Yeah I'm pumped. I had to pull my engine and there were little things on the KTM that I'd never done like rear sing arm bearings etc. Motos are just so simple, it's awesome. So I was psyched to take it completely apart and see how easy it was to put back together (which is super easy). I'm also wiring it up to be street legal finally also, using stuff off ebay this time. My goal was to be less than $100 into wiring it street legal with better components than the RM ATV kit...

    Powder Coater I used was Armor Coating in SLC, which did an awesome job. My new favorite powder coater. Another good one is Utah Powder Coatings down in Utah County too. I used an imitation KTM color from Sherwin Williams that was about $200, or I could have ordered the genuine color for about $250. Discussed in depth here...
    http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=445261&st=0#entry4219697
  10. bonekrusher

    bonekrusher big jerk

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    KMC1/Fano -
    Thank you both for the info! :D
  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I know what you are going through. I just had to rotate the battery tenders. Phewww.:wink::D
  12. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Did you do a full 360 or just 180? I never know what is best...:D
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You know, I was so tired by the end I didn't even pay attention. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance.:knary
  14. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Roger that.........:nod
  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Well that explains the high maintenace.
  16. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Details please..

    I will be adding more horsepower to the 450 also. Probably gear UP slightly (from 14/52 to 14/50) and and a custom 41mm carb from DJH along with some head work and merging of the cases. Or I was thinking of spending money I don't really have and possibly upping to 518cc. Short stroke like a 450 but some of the balls of the 530. But gear up even more (likely to stock) so its still manageable on the technical terrain etc... Really up in the air about the whole thing...

    Also Ry can you shoot me a ring whenever you have a chance? four 3 5 six three 1 zero zero two 1... thx
  17. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    haven't used it, a friend wants to buy them because I never really used them, now I'm regretting it...

    yup, on 'mud but not that often. Used to be, a lot, though!
  18. frog

    frog Long timer

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    One question comes to mind.... why??
  19. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    1) burning oil right now. Like clockwork supposedly on these 08-11 engines, right at 80-90 hours.

    Stock rings are a crappy design. http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=462748&st=0 There are also 3-4 other things. They're pretty well documented on KTM talk. Once they're addressed this engine is as solid as the RFS but better performing in opinion.

    2) goal is a solid bike that last for several years with no issues, that handles awesome/I love it every time I ride it. I can deal with it now or can deal with it later. No reason not to deal with it now.

    3) Its definitely hands down up there with the nicest and best performing bike I've ever ridden. Therefore I'm psyched to keep it.

    I've ridden and ridden with EFI bikes and while its nice, its definitely not a game changer in my opinion so I don't think I'll be tempted to get a new bike. Not a lot I can gain from ditching this bike and getting a 12 & later KTM in the future. Even the RFS bike exceeds my capabilities, but I can definitely a difference in the '08 & later of course. '10 and later (they dropped frame another 10mm from the head tube) are nearly identical to the current 500s and 450s.


    4) Therefore with a goal of a 3 year bike I feel like I picked a good candidate. A lot of this (getting back to basics) is because my goal/interest in adventure riding. This means 2500 miles a year on average, and 90 hours is only 2-3 trips for me.

    I don't want to be dicking around with burning oil or potentially blow up my engine somewhere because all of a sudden it started burning oil again.

    Therefore I'm OK with putting in the money to fix it and do it right because I think its worth it. Particularly if I ride it for a bunch of years. This is also why I'm putting in time to get the rust off frame and powdercoated (bike was stored outside), etc, also get the wiring completely dialed with the street legal conversion. No crappy chinese wiring.

    5) DHJ has a bunch of upgrades and mild mods to the 08-11 that make it completely solid. Some folks call it his 10,000+ mile engine. Fixes the oil pump transfer and leak issues. Merges the chambers. Tensioner. Can also bore the empty 300cc chamber in the middle of the engine for added oil capacity, which is also nice, if I want to do this. Only $100 for him to do this.

    6) Only complaint is a little loss of high end on this bike. Might be rings again but the carb mod adds a little high end, and maybe some head work. Then I feel like I have the perfect engine.

    The ultimate for durability is Thumper Racing sleeves (same as in your 525, I was talking to Doug about it a couple days ago) that are some high nickel aluminum that are even more durable than stock. The 518 would be sleeved, 450 would stay stock.

    518 would be nice for the desert. Only time I would regret it is on some of the technical climbs on Fano's loop a little less power is nice and the 450 feels nicer... Also remember I'm 6'5 240 lbs... That extra power, particularly with another 30 lbs of gear, is nice at times... Folks day the short stroke 518 feels/handles better than the long stroke 510 engine. Sort of like a corvette engine versus a diesel both with the same HP.

    It's all semantics, but just mentioning...
  20. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    NP, thanks. This guy is making regular rounds between Vernal and Heber right now, which is why I mention it, but no hurry at all/it can wait...