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Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Hodaka does a good job covering the items. ...

Hodaka does a good job covering the items. Confirm the correct cam is installed, change oil jet size, change oil pump gears to newer years.
I would not say its likely going to have an oil migration...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
I use Rotella T 15W40. I change the engine every...

I use Rotella T 15W40. I change the engine every 300 street miles or 10 hours. Oil filter every other. Transmission side every other. Comes in a gallon jug which is good for 4 changes -- $13 or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6,971
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Posted By mbrick
EZ300, I finally decided to stop sliding all...

EZ300,
I finally decided to stop sliding all over on a bike in the snow, and opted for a snow machine instead :lol3

http://i.imgur.com/RKQmv3Zl.jpg

http://imgur.com/RKQmv3Z
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
I ended up buying a new one for $160 or so. KTM...

I ended up buying a new one for $160 or so. KTM would not warranty the obvious defect because it was too many years later... It made it easier to kick over in general, not particular to cold or hot...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Do you mean use 2 of the 3 vertex rings on the...

Do you mean use 2 of the 3 vertex rings on the OEM piston? Are they 'better' ?
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,964
Posted By mbrick
Can't reuse the head gasket, sorry to break it to...

Can't reuse the head gasket, sorry to break it to you.

I agree with comments from others about new rings. Also, compare the "springiness" of the new rings with the old ones. I've found that even...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
I believe only the 2008 was called a EXC-R, 2009+...

I believe only the 2008 was called a EXC-R, 2009+ are EXC. The -R does not mean there are any differences.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Yes, a frozen tundra doesn't sound fun so it...

Yes, a frozen tundra doesn't sound fun so it sounds like Jim is onto it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,971
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Posted By mbrick
Wow, I knew I wanted to move to Montana/Idaho......

Wow, I knew I wanted to move to Montana/Idaho... but that settles it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,417
Posted By mbrick
Hit it on the head. Either that or someone at...

Hit it on the head. Either that or someone at the NPS doesn't ride, and doesn't think others should either.
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,517
Posted By mbrick
I'm also looking for some waterproof gear. The...

I'm also looking for some waterproof gear. The A* drystar gloves I have are wet through and through after about 5 minutes of riding. Very surprising based on the name.
Standard hiking rain jackets...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By mbrick
This is nice to see eBay covering it. How...

This is nice to see eBay covering it.

How did the original oil pump fail? The plastic drive gear stripped? If so, yes, as that link points out there are superseded parts. The dealer will be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
You could start with switching the bike over to...

You could start with switching the bike over to near XC-W settings.
-Attached EXC / XC-W spec for reference
-I dropped the pilot down to 42
-Change the needle. I have heard the Blais uses a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 02:46 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I finally learned the trick to annealing old...

I finally learned the trick to annealing old washers. Heat until they are nearly cherry, and quench into water. Works like a charm, no leaks after reinstall.

Even for drain plugs on the car I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
Nice photos. Good tip opening it up to check how...

Nice photos. Good tip opening it up to check how much grease is inside.

The o-ring on the spacer seems like a slick idea. I like to grease the whole axle to keep it from getting stuck, and i...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By mbrick
I was not caught all the way up, and did see...

I was not caught all the way up, and did see after posting that you got it going :D

Great, post some pics of the new fender process. I'm interested to hear your experience getting the new fender...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By mbrick
That one won't bolt up directly as far as I...

That one won't bolt up directly as far as I understand... I posted the part number to order for the Euro 2008-2012 light if you are interested in a bolt up solution.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 01:48 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I think Honkey Cat is referring to the stock Euro...

I think Honkey Cat is referring to the stock Euro KTM led taillight? I have one on my 450. It's perfect, bolts up and plugs in as stock, and fits under the fender better and doesn't bounce around. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By mbrick
I think this is correct... the locking bolt is...

I think this is correct... the locking bolt is always going to place it at TDC. The cam however can be in two positions at TDC, for example when checking valves you may have to turn another 360 on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Can you explain the problem here? :D

Can you explain the problem here? :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Thanks for the rundown. I thought the...

Thanks for the rundown.

I thought the cylinder on the XC4 is Nikasil plated? Which is harder than any non-diamond hone. And thin, I wouldn't want to chance removing any from the already thin PVD...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20,674
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Posted By mbrick
He means try hooking it up, and when it doesn't...

He means try hooking it up, and when it doesn't work, switch the polarity and try again.

LED's require proper polarity unlike a filament bulb.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
:eek1 right after a top end rebuild too?? Ouch. ...

:eek1 right after a top end rebuild too?? Ouch.

That motor must be a spare parts paperweight now (with new rings).
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 01:50 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Oh wow, great catch. I can just imagine striking...

Oh wow, great catch. I can just imagine striking an arc and the ground causing a little tack in the bearing races across a ball. The bearing would be done shortly after starting to roll...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
Saw, this thanks. I am wondering if there is an...

Saw, this thanks. I am wondering if there is an update to the map or programming for the bike that is worthwhile to upgrade to, or if KTM just made some small change on the housing, or supplier...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
What's the difference between the 08 450EXCR CDI...

What's the difference between the 08 450EXCR CDI and the 09+ 450EXC CDI? I see the part numbers are different.

78039031000 vs 78039031100.

Wondering if I should pick up a newer one...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 35,403
Posted By mbrick
Nice to see you post photos of new products in...

Nice to see you post photos of new products in development!

I installed a one of your manual cam chain tensioners on a 690. I am having trouble adjusting it, I do not know how tight it should be....
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
I think you jumped on the right deal, great price.

I think you jumped on the right deal, great price.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
Standing by!

Standing by!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2013, 09:11 PM
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Views: 1,728
Posted By mbrick
Wow. Dig those engine CAD models too.

Wow. Dig those engine CAD models too.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 163,398
Posted By mbrick
Wow I made it to page 18 before a pic of Arnold! ...

Wow I made it to page 18 before a pic of Arnold!

At least 1 pic of Pastrana, but not enough: check
Dumb and dumber: check
Kenny Roberts: check
Tron Legacy: check

Pastrana, an idol to many. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By mbrick
FYI after you put in a new graphite ring, it may...

FYI after you put in a new graphite ring, it may take a few rides to fully seal and stop leaking.

I replaced the GR at the rear cylinder joint on a 990SD, and it still leaked a tiny bit. After a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 1,137,781
Posted By mbrick
If I were to do it again, I would get SM wheels...

If I were to do it again, I would get SM wheels without a cush hub. I think it makes it harder to wheelie :D


If you like the PP's, you should try a set of Continental SM tires. They are more...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,843
Posted By mbrick
I finished rebuilding it and have been meaning to...

I finished rebuilding it and have been meaning to add more pics and an update for the reassembly. All is good, have ridden about 600mi so far without issue. Well, the running light on my taillight...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,146
Posted By mbrick
I agree, the TDC lock bolt is probably not a...

I agree, the TDC lock bolt is probably not a great idea to hold it while loosening that nut.

I would suggest putting the bike in gear and using the rear brake to hold it. Then use an impact...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,711
Posted By mbrick
I went through all pages hoping there would...

I went through all pages hoping there would finally be some sort of photo. Should have came in with lower hopes. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,386
Posted By mbrick
Great pics Austinjake! What's the 2nd rod...

Great pics Austinjake!

What's the 2nd rod you are using for a makeshift center stand?

Was wondering how people do it on bikes without a center stand.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,628
Posted By mbrick
An expensive lesson, but yes... never use the...

An expensive lesson, but yes... never use the soap brush or any contact drying equipment at the coin washes!
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,217
Posted By mbrick
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,389
Posted By mbrick
Do you have a photo of the broken chain? In the...

Do you have a photo of the broken chain? In the break area.



You should take a look at the DID chain chart, and look at the tensile strength of many sizes before starting the replies with a...
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