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Old 12-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #11
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Traveler
Oddometer: 5,218
You don't say what year your machine is?
I would drop the piston and inspect the bore for vertical scratches, if you see any the rings will need to be examined.

Me, I don't like that carbon and think it's heavy but I usually never overjet my engines(a raised needle is enough for me).

I bet your carb is over jetted or there is NO play in the choke actuation/cable. Just IMHO.
Clint and Gunner's opinions I respect on the carbon issue.
I swear I can feel an engine that is running 'fat'.

Do you have the two setting ignition for low octane fuel?

On a 40k trip you will need spares and tools and fresh suspension.

Like Gunner and Clint say, do the valve seals,cam followers and water pump.

I hope you figure out a way to turn the pin in the decomp.
We all need that.

I get excited just thinking about a 40k trip.
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing

The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
Bill Shockley
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