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Forum: Racing 12-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,350
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Posted By michael1968
I did read that the 2016 WR450 will have the...

I did read that the 2016 WR450 will have the reverse engine. I guess there's only so much in the Yamaha development budget.

Merry Christmas all!
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,738
Posted By michael1968
It looks the same as mine did, can't be sure from...

It looks the same as mine did, can't be sure from the pic though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,738
Posted By michael1968
Yep that's the stock titanium valve. Those...

Yep that's the stock titanium valve.

Those valve seats don't look to bad.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,738
Posted By michael1968
They must be aftermarket valves, OEM is titanium...

They must be aftermarket valves, OEM is titanium intakeintake, stainless exhaust.

When I rebuilt my 530 engine my valve seats were also undersized, I had them brought back to spec by a local...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
Yep it's a little harder on the 530 as there are...

Yep it's a little harder on the 530 as there are no external oil lines.

The engine oil is stored in the lower and left part of the engine (this is the oil level you see in the sight glass), it's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,738
Posted By michael1968
Pop the piston without the rings back in the...

Pop the piston without the rings back in the cylinder and measure it with a feeler gauge, not the most accurate but will give you a good indication.

Post a pic of the valve seat of the one you've ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By michael1968
I believe the general rule is to set the sag at...

I believe the general rule is to set the sag at around 1/3 of suspension travel, a non-lowered dirt bike will usually have 300mm travel and ~100mm sag (plus minus a bit depending on a number of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,738
Posted By michael1968
You need new rings, don't even think about...

You need new rings, don't even think about re-using them.

Modern engines don't really get glazed and with the cylinder coating it's debatable weither they can be re-honed without re-coating first....
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
Stock is also forged. You can tell by looking...

Stock is also forged. You can tell by looking underneath.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,943,573
Posted By michael1968
You'll definitely want to run rim locks if you're...

You'll definitely want to run rim locks if you're doing rallies, I ran 1 front and two reat and around 18 PSI front and rear when I rallied my F650. I think that pressure is a good compromise between...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,121
Views: 431,267
Posted By michael1968
Thanks guys! Yes, I'll be doing a version...

Thanks guys!

Yes, I'll be doing a version for the F2R next and then hopefully one for the Aurora...:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
There are suggested spring rates for different...

There are suggested spring rates for different rider weights in the back of factory service manual, it only goes to 209 pounds though.... apparently KTM didn't have 'healthy weighted' gentlemen in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
Could be a few things, you should be thinking...

Could be a few things, you should be thinking about new rings at around those hours anyway. Using oil can be another indication that the rings are on their way out.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,943,573
Posted By michael1968
Will do thanks Wayne!

Will do thanks Wayne!
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 07:17 PM
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Views: 431,267
Posted By michael1968
Some pics of a carbon/Kevlar Roadbook backing...

Some pics of a carbon/Kevlar Roadbook backing plate I made for advrider member nry/Neil for this years Australasian Safari. Nry ran it on a tower but the design also suits a rally light setup.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,943,573
Posted By michael1968
Thanks for the ideas guys, I'll try to take them...

Thanks for the ideas guys, I'll try to take them into account when designing it.

Some thoughts;

-Attaching to the sub-frame vs replacing it - looks like this might be 2 different versions but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16,160
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Posted By michael1968
On that... if anyone is around the Newcastle NSW...

On that... if anyone is around the Newcastle NSW area and wants to work with me on developing a prototype send me a PM.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
Nah my 2011 is an EXC not EXC-R. They dropped the...

Nah my 2011 is an EXC not EXC-R. They dropped the R in 2009.
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,084
Posted By michael1968
Looking good buddy!

Looking good buddy!
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,310,134
Posted By michael1968
It's a 450 not a 690. It's Simon Pavey's bike.

It's a 450 not a 690. It's Simon Pavey's bike.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,505
Posted By michael1968
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,823
Posted By michael1968
Hey trev, You mean like the fairing on this...

Hey trev,

You mean like the fairing on this one?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/KTM%20640%20LC4%20Adventure%2099%20%202.jpg

I have a mould of the tinted screen on top...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
Looks like they are from Highway Dirtbikes; ...

Looks like they are from Highway Dirtbikes;

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=switch_mounts

Paul, the owner, is member here.
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 150,302
Posted By michael1968
99% sure I missed that same turn through the gate...

99% sure I missed that same turn through the gate on the right.
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 669,573
Posted By michael1968
From their website; So yes it looks...

From their website;



So yes it looks like they will be charging the battery packs from the grid.

The batteries should be easy enough to change, there are 4 so you'd think they'd be light...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 60,896
Posted By michael1968
You can try here; ...

You can try here;

http://www.ktm.com/au/dealer-service/service/service-safety-check.html

But you need the delivery cert number.
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 451,395
Posted By michael1968
Sounds like a countershaft seal, should be an...

Sounds like a countershaft seal, should be an easy-ish fix if it is;

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102920
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By michael1968
I would send that one with the parts of threads...

I would send that one with the parts of threads missing back. I've seen a few sets of these tanks, that does not look normal.

It might be ok now but it would be possible to cross thread down the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 726,631
Posted By michael1968
Yeah, any good suspension shop will be able to do...

Yeah, any good suspension shop will be able to do it, these are pretty common forks.
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,215
Posted By michael1968
Legend, I'll try to turn them around quickly for...

Legend, I'll try to turn them around quickly for you.
Forum: Racing 11-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 669,573
Posted By michael1968
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,310,134
Posted By michael1968
Hey Lukas, With only one coil the duke could...

Hey Lukas,

With only one coil the duke could only fire both plugs at once, there's not enough time for the coil to recharge for two sparks in that amount of time.

Cheers
Michael
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,943,573
Posted By michael1968
Agree with the above but I'd also add that if you...

Agree with the above but I'd also add that if you are cooking your rear brake only then you probably aren't using your front brake enough.

They put a bigger disk and caliper up front for a reason....
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,531
Posted By michael1968
Beautiful! One of those pics that makes you want...

Beautiful! One of those pics that makes you want to drop everything and go ride...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
I'm not sure on the new rod, I assume it is a...

I'm not sure on the new rod, I assume it is a different lenght but I'm just guessing. I do know the cdi they include knocks a few hundred rpm off the limit but the power and torque increase more than...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,111,247
Posted By michael1968
The KTM kit doesn't add stroke but yes you do...

The KTM kit doesn't add stroke but yes you do need to split the cases to fit a different con rod.
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 726,631
Posted By michael1968
Not much, that's the nice thing about my new bike...

Not much, that's the nice thing about my new bike (530 EXC) it's insanely good out of the box so I don't need to modify it with parts from other bikes :D
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,215
Posted By michael1968
You have a PM

You have a PM
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 726,631
Posted By michael1968
Yes, 100% correct.

Yes, 100% correct.
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,215
Posted By michael1968
Hi Terry, No, no luck yet, I haven't found...

Hi Terry,

No, no luck yet, I haven't found anyone locally who has a spare set of DR650 cases.

I haven't forgotten though!

Cheers
Michael
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