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Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Silverbird
I talked to a guy that said he had the...

I talked to a guy that said he had the telescoping needle (?) installed and it made a big difference. I've seen one on some site but not sure how or if it actually works.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Silverbird
I have an 05 400 EXC and was wondering the same...

I have an 05 400 EXC and was wondering the same thing.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Silverbird
Thumb I went the Heli Coil route and it worked...

I went the Heli Coil route and it worked perfectly! Thanks for all the advise and help everyone.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Update: I have the CRT installed, the water pump...

Update: I have the CRT installed, the water pump seal replaced, JD Jet Kit installed (complete with new float bowl with leak jet and O-ring mod) and Evans Coolant installed. Went for a ride...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Silverbird
Thanks all for the help! Great suggestions. ...

Thanks all for the help! Great suggestions. Many I have talked to recommended Heli-Coil as well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Silverbird
Stripped thread in carb body for float bowl

I finished my rejet and replaced the float bowl with one that has a leak jet installed. The last bolt that holds on the float bowl stripped the threads. I'm thinking tap and install a larger bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By Silverbird
I've heard the same thing about the compression...

I've heard the same thing about the compression release. First time hearing about the throttle having to be open. Makes sense. I was told the leak down is the best way to test for leaks but I dont...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Great, I ride a girls bike (j/k). Great looking...

Great, I ride a girls bike (j/k). Great looking bike Janet. I bet that thing moves with such a light rider!
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Ok, RLR coolant recovery tank installed (pics to...

Ok, RLR coolant recovery tank installed (pics to follow), water pump seal replaced, and JD jet kit should arrive any day. Hoping to have it ready to ride this weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Well, I got the old carrier out and the O-ring...

Well, I got the old carrier out and the O-ring was in the right place. I just got the replacement kit and 1/2 gallon of Evans coolant and prep fluid today. Waiting on the coolant recovery tank to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Yeah that was my troubleshooting plan. I was...

Yeah that was my troubleshooting plan. I was hoping it was a common problem with a common fix shortcut. Oh well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Update: I spoke with a guy at Thumper...

Update:

I spoke with a guy at Thumper Racing and he had an interesting suggestion that I hadnt thought of. He said that instead of putting the inner O-ring inside the opening for the carrier and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
So far I've only found one fuse at the starter...

So far I've only found one fuse at the starter relay (I think it is the starter relay, by the battery) and it is still good. Yes the bike has to be running for the light to work, and it does not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
I'm not sure where that weephole is but if it is...

I'm not sure where that weephole is but if it is just under and slightly to the right of the pump (looks like a drilled hole in the head) then it looks like i am getting a little out of there (little...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
I really want to thank everyone for wading in on...

I really want to thank everyone for wading in on this. The TT stator sounds like the ticket. The install looks pretty straight forward. Looks like I'm on the way to getting the cooling thing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Thanks guys for the input. From your...

Thanks guys for the input. From your recommendations I think I will hold off on the hose kit. Fan and jets seem to be a must. Where I ride it's mostly slow slick woods riding where there is little...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By Silverbird
Good KTM mechanic in Houston TX?

Does anyone know a good KTM mechanic in Houston TX? I have a 2005 EXC 400 I just bought and I need some workd done on it. I usually do most of the work on my own bikes but I'm not familiar with this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Yeah that's the direction I'm headed. I live in...

Yeah that's the direction I'm headed. I live in a pretty warm climate so I may delete the T-stat and put on some silicone hoses as well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Well you were right. I boiled her over 4 time...

Well you were right. I boiled her over 4 time first time out. I am starting to do a few mods to help this problem. Any advise on how to drain the coolant? After years of working on Jap bikes it's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Thanks everyone. Let me know if there is...

Thanks everyone. Let me know if there is something I just cant live without doing to her (tips/tricks/mods).
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
Thanks for your input, I brought her home...

Thanks for your input, I brought her home yesterday.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,275
Posted By Silverbird
2005 ktm 400 exc

I am looking at an 05 400 EXC. I've read good things about this bike. Anyone have any wisdom to share?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 25,034
Posted By Silverbird
That was golden...

That was golden...
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