|04-24-2012, 06:36 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2012
'06 ktm 450 exc
New to the forum here, I like what ive been reading so i decided to join up.
Ive brought a 2006 KTM 450 EXC of a mates old man, shes got about 9500 km and 225 hours on her ( from memory)
It has an exhaust tip (loud) and a re-jetted carby, also a 15L safari Tank, Came running 13/52 sprockets.
What do you guys recommend for service intervals, I'm doing filters and oil every 10 hours.
Best fun ever, how did i live without a dirt bike for so long!!
As with all second hand bikes Ive inherited a few nagging problems, The seal around the front sprocket has got a bit of a leak going on, I should be able to replace that, hard?. And the head light doesn't work.
Ive narrowed it down to it being the switch (after fixing a few broken wires). Is there anywhere i can get replacements? Ive looked high and low to no success.
At the minute Ive done some 'dodgie' Electrical work, Just bypassed the switch so low beam is always on, Then for a sneaky touch I added a switch so i can add the high beam at the same time as the low beam for some extra light :)
Im assuming it not goign to hurt anything?
Anyway guys Thanks and im sure ill see you around the forum.
P.S - Here a few photos.
shark93 screwed with this post 04-24-2012 at 06:45 PM Reason: pics!!
|04-24-2012, 10:53 PM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: westminster co
Check the valves. The intakes tend to get tight a lot faster then the exhaust. About every 10-15 hours is what they say.
As far as the countershaft sprocket leak. Most of the time it is a non OEM ktm sprocket being used. The aftermarket ones tend to be a tad thinner and cause the leak. The big cupped washer is what keeps tension on that seal. You can recup the washer by banging on it with a hammer and have the washer over a socket. Or buy a new one.
Another reason they leak can be because the chain is too tight and it is causing a lot of pressure on the seal.
There is a ton of info on all of this and more over at ktmtalk.com.
|04-26-2012, 02:39 AM||#3|
Joined: Apr 2012
Hey thanks for that. ill look into that for sure and try keep my chain on the looser side,
Im still after some electrical parts, They are hard to find :(
|04-26-2012, 03:31 AM||#4|
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: That buzzing in your earhole, NorCal.
Great bike. Bulletproof, light, fast. With regular valve checks and oil changes you should get thousands of miles out of her.
As said, check the valves every 500-1k miles, depending on usage. Light trail/road will give you more. I used to check the intakes 2x as often as the exhausts.
Same with the oil. Change the filters every 2 oil changes. Oil alone is 1q. Oil and filters is 1.2q. (pay no attention to the sight glass)
Check the removable filters at the bottom of the engine every 2 changes. replace the washers and get the upgraded center filter bolt. Be careful when re-tightening them, you can strip the aluminum threads if you are not careful.
MOST important is to change the air filter every other or every ride if your area is dusty. Make sure it is mounted correctly and use filter grease around the edges. NoToil makes a good setup.
If you are in NC, it gets hot in summer. Make sure your carb is jetted correctly, fill with engine ice and pick up the KTM hardparts fan kit. (100 bucks)
The countershaft sprocket seal will weep if you run the chain too tight. Rule is that the chain on an RFS bike should be pretty loose. Almost too loose is just right. It's pretty simple to swap in a new seal.
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