KTM 625sxc

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by manoir, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer Supporter

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    This bike is great. Had a great time riding in NV this weekend.

    For those of you with the FCR and the JD jetting kit, how often do you run the blue needle? I found it to be way rich, even under the 80 degree cut off JD recommends.

    I also think the 45 pilot may be rich at altitude when it’s hot out. It sure starts easy.

    I had these same issues with my 450. Ended up always running the red needle and sticking with a 42 pilot.
  2. NitroAcres

    NitroAcres MotoBiggots Suck Supporter

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    What groove you have the clip in on the Blue needle?
  3. Piedrosa

    Piedrosa Been here awhile

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    Well throw up a pic or two
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  5. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer Supporter

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    Solid machine.
  6. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer Supporter

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    I still need to work out a few things but this bike is amazing. I’m so glad I got the sxc and made it more adventured instead of getting the 640 adventure. It fits me perfect and the luggage does not get in my way like it does on a 450. It’s just small enough that I can take it technical sections but still Cruze on the main roads all day. I need to look into the jetting cause it’s not right still. I also need to replace every coolant line in the bike and clean up the wiring.

    Have any of you ordered an ebc 280mm brake hanger that fits this bike and has the threaded hole for the speedo sender? So far everyone I have ordered does not have the hole. I can’t find a 300mm disk that has a magnet hole. The 300mm brake hanger has the sensor hole. The 280mm disk I have has the magnet hole but none of the hangers have the sensor threaded hole.
  7. Pomp92

    Pomp92 Adventurer

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    With another bike i drilled and threaded the hole for speedo sensor in less than 5 minutes. It's an easy work, just mount everything and mark the correct position on the caliper braket from the disk side.
  8. Funky Bob

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    I switched my 03 to an fcr with the JD jetting kit after 1st ride moved the clip and went back to the 42 pilot. after the 2nd ride went to the red needle. So far (for info only) 08 FCR-41 off of a 08 450sx i'm running 178-85-42-red needle in the 6th groove. 0-almost 5000' Northern Cali and Nev. I'm glad to see you got it all together and made your Nev. trip the tank and seat work great on my bike thanks again.
  9. Parx400

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    178 is pretty big right? I can’t remember what he recommends at 4K feet.
  10. Funky Bob

    Funky Bob n00b

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    I'm sorry the 178 is the stock jet i'm running 173 didn't have my glasses. jd recommends a 168 with the snorkel removed for 3000-6000' but still the blue needle clip 2nd from top, 175 with the whole airbox lid removed. Mine runs better with the snorkel on, that's what mine seams to like.
  11. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer Supporter

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    Finally got this thing washed after my mega crash in Death Valley. Rode it back to back with my 990 ADV that I’m going to sell. Honestly unless you need to ride 100s of miles on the street at 70 I don’t see where the 990 is better than my 625ADV.

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  12. Parx400

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    Also I finally got an over size brake that works with the speedo. For the life of me I could find a 300mm disk that would take a magnet. I had to go to a super motor rotor or a 280Mm oversize braking kit. Went with the 280. 300mm was already over kill in braking.
  13. Parx400

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    Lol look how twisted the front end still is in the picture. That was a nasty crash.
  14. NitroAcres

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    How was the DV ride..photos?

    Meh..front end isnt that bad the handlebars are still straight...put the tire against something solid and tweek it back, or proper loosen the clamp bolts / axle and re set it..

    950/990 is way better two up...and it has it's place...right next to the 640ADV..:)
    Shop parking order in the KTM section is 625/640/950..."where we going and who is going" are the deciding factors.
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  15. chasbo

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    625 ADV. Hell Yeah! Wish I had that tank for my 625. I'm stuck with the puny-ish 18l.
  16. Parx400

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    I love the 990 but little time to ride. Second baby on the way. I’m trying to stay off the pavement. Had 3 close called in the last 6 years, one of them put me on my ass in the car pool lane.
  17. Parx400

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    It’s really nice and when I run 4 gallons the weight is low.
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  18. Parx400

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    My DV ride?

    At first I was like:

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    But then I was like
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    The radiator worked perfect. That was my problem all along. Mine was leaking where the cap is suppose to seal inside. Once I put yours on it started blowing all the hoses apart. Finally had real pressure. They were pretty old so I changed them all out. Cooling system is solid now.
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