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Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 110,174
Posted By TaxMan
:thumb ah, gotcha. that's too bad, they seem to...

:thumb ah, gotcha. that's too bad, they seem to have such a good reputation for quality.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 110,174
Posted By TaxMan
Their website doesn't make it look like they went...

Their website doesn't make it look like they went bankrupt (http://www.leovince.com/en). The stores I spoke with just said that they're not distributing in the US anymore, or at least not for our...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 110,174
Posted By TaxMan
4T04625 is just the slip on. Put it on tonight...

4T04625 is just the slip on. Put it on tonight and it was plug-n-play on the stock header using the same hardware from the sxc to hang it. So far so good and it seems solid. If you want to get the PC...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 110,174
Posted By TaxMan
Update

It looks like Pro Circuit recently completed a run of mufflers for our motos: Pro Circuit T-4 Slip-On Muffler KTM 625SXC 640 LC4 4T04625

I've had one on order for a month or so at $300 that should...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 320,436
Posted By TaxMan
Nope, it wasn't easier. The o-ring at the base of...

Nope, it wasn't easier. The o-ring at the base of the slide guide would not stay seated when trying to assemble the needle jet and the guide simultaneously. Doing it step by step in the manner i...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 320,436
Posted By TaxMan
Yes, I put a new guide in a week or so ago and it...

Yes, I put a new guide in a week or so ago and it was very tight, but only at the very last few mm going in. I had to forcibly spread the top just a little to get it to seat the rest of the way. Once...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 320,436
Posted By TaxMan
i'd say starter fluid. I recently checked and I...

i'd say starter fluid. I recently checked and I didn't realize that the carb cleaner i use isn't flammable (at least not with a lighter). I haven't tried brake cleaner as I decided to just use...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 35,537
Posted By TaxMan
Just replaced some carb parts including the slide...

Just replaced some carb parts including the slide guide. Figure I should take a little better care of it. I've got a UP-123 on the way.

Wasn't sure, should this filter be oiled, or is is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 320,436
Posted By TaxMan
Hey kids - looking for a little guidance. ...

Hey kids - looking for a little guidance.

The bike - 03 640 Adv, snorkel removed, stock airbox cover, KTM competition exhaust with a pro-moto billet sparkey cap, i'm generally at sea level.

My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 110,174
Posted By TaxMan
^Same. Here's the reply I received this morning...

^Same. Here's the reply I received this morning from Wings:
Hello Alec,
thank you for your interest in our products.
Unfortunately I must inform you that we don't produce the mufflers for your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 110,174
Posted By TaxMan
Sounds like me and Adventuredave are on the hunt!...

Sounds like me and Adventuredave are on the hunt! :D

I'd be curious to hear feedback regarding durability of brands. I spoke with Renazco yesterday and the gentleman i spoke with was not keen on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 110,174
Posted By TaxMan
cross reference

My sxc can is slowly vibrating itself to death and I'm trying to figure out what replacement alternatives are out there. As you probably know, it is getting very tough to find cans specifically...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
I did the intake and exhaust bearings a couple of...

I did the intake and exhaust bearings a couple of months ago and it wasn't too bad of a project. I did have to purchase a vice to use as a press, a three lb sledge, and a center punch for peening....
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By TaxMan
42 to 47 - same chain?

i picked up a second set of cush wheels and now have a second rear sprocket carrier. i'd like to bring it along to be able to easily switch to lower gearing once i have the slab miles out of the way....
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,440
Posted By TaxMan
I've always left the plug screwed most of the way...

I've always left the plug screwed most of the way in. Start the engine with the wrench on. Once oil starts coming out tighten, kill the engine, torque to correct.

Actually, to be honest, the way...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,482
Posted By TaxMan
as an update - so far so good here. I did end up...

as an update - so far so good here. I did end up cutting some plastic out of my seat pan to make a little extra space for the RR fins. Didn't want my big ass crushing it any more than necessary.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
i'm not going to be much help here, but figured...

i'm not going to be much help here, but figured i'd share my experience. I installed the electrosport stator in May and haven't had any issues once i got it in. I did have an install issue on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,197
Posted By TaxMan
Thinking about trying to do this route this...

Thinking about trying to do this route this weekend and wanted to see if anyone might have a GPS track handy that they could send me?

Thanks
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,051
Posted By TaxMan
nice, this looks like a good mellow fall trip to...

nice, this looks like a good mellow fall trip to try, when the heat's backed off a little. sorry not to see the pics from the last couple of days, but so it goes!
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
When I first picked up my bike, I think it never...

When I first picked up my bike, I think it never had any coolant maintenance. I'm also assuming that it hadn't been run very often for some spell of time because I found, when I had my rocker cover...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 1,986,627
Posted By TaxMan
I haven't tried the whole system, but I do have...

I haven't tried the whole system, but I do have one of the large rollie bags that I use for a tail bag. it is big enough for my tools and tire repair kit with enough space to stuff an extra layer in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,482
Posted By TaxMan
completed the install of the new-ish electrosport...

completed the install of the new-ish electrosport LC4 specific stator this weekend. the item i received came with a wire guide bracket that wouldn't allow the stator to seat correctly on the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
I believe the sole purpose of the right side...

I believe the sole purpose of the right side glass is to keep the oil companies in business. :lol3

1. i've never been able to see a damn thing through mine; and
2. it seems impervious to sealing....
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,423
Posted By TaxMan
realized i never followed up to report back on my...

realized i never followed up to report back on my new pegs. first, i can reconfirm that 58403038100 is the correct bracket number. also buy the longer pin that holds the peg in.

58403038100 - KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 1,986,627
Posted By TaxMan
Interesting. They look like maybe a little bit of...

Interesting. They look like maybe a little bit of overkill coverage wise, but that being said, i'm pretty sure i scraped up the back part of my tank with my boots the last time i went over the bars....
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,423
Posted By TaxMan
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,423
Posted By TaxMan
thread from the dead.. Can anyone comment on...

thread from the dead..

Can anyone comment on this? It looks like 58403038000 was superseded by 58403038100. 666 said he had trouble with this interfering with the kickstart. anyone else have this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,006
Posted By TaxMan
2002 vs. 2003 seals?

i'm doing some winter maintenance, checking and greasing my steering head bearings and re-springing my 2003 640 Adv. I was hoping to avoid replacing my fork seals, but i noticed that one fork had a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
Thanks for this - I'll need to do this and my...

Thanks for this - I'll need to do this and my water pump in the next couple of years. I've read through the replacement thread and i don't think i really understood what to look for in terms of wear...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
Big thanks for all this info. I've been shopping...

Big thanks for all this info. I've been shopping for a second front wheel on my 03 (to run street tires) for a couple of months. I knew I had the smaller axle but wasn't sure exactly how the setup...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 1,986,627
Posted By TaxMan
i filled mine with lead shot and added some bar...

i filled mine with lead shot and added some bar end weights (fabed by my pops). both changes made noticeable improvements to the handling. also, check and make sure your wheels are balanced. turned...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 1,986,627
Posted By TaxMan
wow, that's some project, i'm impressed. are...

wow, that's some project, i'm impressed. are those the Chris Barnes (sp?) kevlar covers or did you get them someplace else?
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,440
Posted By TaxMan
+1, I picked up a cheepo hand pump at the auto...

+1, I picked up a cheepo hand pump at the auto parts store that screws into the top of a quart of oil. allows for pretty close measurement and is much faster than waiting for nature to take her...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
Am I misunderstanding something? I don't see how...

Am I misunderstanding something? I don't see how using a different oil in a hydraulic clutch system will change the pull? my understanding is that the idea behind hydraulics is that the oil doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
+ 1. I use the touratech alu tail rack with a...

+ 1. I use the touratech alu tail rack with a large wolfman rollie bag and it has been perfect for tools, pump and room for a warm layer/gloves. the TT rack is also perfect for mounting a bigger roll...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 1,986,627
Posted By TaxMan
Mine is a 5/16" fuel line and my guess is that is...

Mine is a 5/16" fuel line and my guess is that is universal across years, but lord knows I could be wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
FWIW, it looks like you picked up some stainless...

FWIW, it looks like you picked up some stainless steel pop rivets. I had very bad luck with these keyholing the aluminum can. The steel vs. aluminum + vibration ruined the stock holes on both the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By TaxMan
Bump - I'm considering these as well if someone...

Bump - I'm considering these as well if someone has feedback. Not finding much in my site:advrider.com searches.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,951
Views: 465,538
Posted By TaxMan
I'd say it depends on whether or not you'll be...

I'd say it depends on whether or not you'll be staying in the valleys or going up and down the hills. I think the valleys are big bike friendly, even in the washouts, and you'd have a good time on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,142,737
Posted By TaxMan
good to know it wasn't just me. I didn't mention...

good to know it wasn't just me. I didn't mention it in my first post, but I actually tried steel rivets on my second attempt to fix the problem. however, at that point, the existing holes had already...
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