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Old 10-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #271
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Woohoo!!!

I just had a great weekend helping the NGARNZ ride over Labour weekend.

The ran perfectly and didn't miss a beat. No missing or shorts, (admittedly it wasn't wet and I didn't do any nasty river crossings.)

I had great fun blasting along the gravel along Tauwharepare Rd. And I got a see a few roads and some farm access I haven't been through before.

Here's a snap of M1K3Y on the Motu road.



Cross country from Otoko to Ngatapa.



Day 2: Regroup on Hokoroa Road


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Old 10-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #272
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Here's a snap of M1K3Y on the Motu road.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:26 PM   #273
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #274
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I have been through all this thread and is really interesting. I had a crash on my adv about a month ago and I am waiting to get the money to buy the damaged parts (specially that gas tank... ) . Once I get the bike back I'd like to improve some stuff. I saw that some of the mods you made where to disconnect the EPC and some other controls, Hoe did things went with this changes? do you recommend them?
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #275
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I have been through all this thread and is really interesting. I had a crash on my adv about a month ago and I am waiting to get the money to buy the damaged parts (specially that gas tank... ) . Once I get the bike back I'd like to improve some stuff. I saw that some of the mods you made where to disconnect the EPC and some other controls, Hoe did things went with this changes? do you recommend them?
Thanks in advance !
Hi there

Sorry I haven't been on Advrider for ages. Hope the repairs are going well. I can't really comment too much about the EPC changes as I hadn't really ridden the bike much before the changes and there where plenty of other things going wrong at the time. I can say the bike runs really well now. Getting the carb problems sorted out (caused by blocked intake) made the biggest single change to the bike.

Perosonally I'd replace the EPC gear anyway, just because it's a bunch of un-necessary crap. It adds weight and complexity. In my opinion the best place for it, is in a rubbish bin.

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Old 11-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #276
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The dreaded WOF...

Well it's that time of year again.. actually it was that time of year... some time ago. (I've just been avoiding it). I know I won't pass a WOF inspection with a broken indicator.

The cheapies I bought when repairing the bike have broken again, and after burning myself with a soldering iron trying to fix them again decided I might as well buy a shiny new pair of ktm OEM blinkicators.

Part numbers: 5841402500030 & 5841402600030. $18 USD each.. We'll see what they're worth to buy in $NZ.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #277
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The cheapies I bought when repairing the bike have broken again, and after burning myself with a soldering iron trying to fix them again decided I might as well buy a shiny new pair of ktm OEM blinkicators.

Part numbers: 5841402500030 & 5841402600030. $18 USD each.. We'll see what they're worth to buy in $NZ.
Won't help you now, but keep an eye on Trademe. I got 4 for $50. There is a lot of people who get them with a new KTM dirt bike & then ditch the road gear. I'm impressed at how crash proof they have been on Gus.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:26 PM   #278
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:40 AM   #279
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Mmmm 2014

Had a great time and M1K3Y ran really well. Only mishap for me was stepping off M1K3Y on the Motu road. Oops.



My first fill at Murapara has had me confused all weekend and concerend abotu my fuel range. I filled the bike before putting in on the trailer to Rotorua. Gary and I rode into town and back to Clints before heading off.

At Murapara trip meter showed 157k's and I added 9.5 liters.

Throughout the rest of the trip my gas mileage was way better even though I was riding a lot harder.

Filled up at:
Murapara 157k's @ 9.5l = 16.25 k/l wtf?
Waikaremoana 258k's @ 13.3l = 19.4 k/l
Lake to Opotiki 314k's @ 14.9 =21.07 k/l
Totals at last fill: 729 k's @ 37.7 = 19.33 k/l

I know that I'd lost some fuel while the bike was on the trailer. As I didn't think to turn the fuel tap off. When I stopped a few times I could smell petrol.

Using my later gas figures I've worked out that I'd lost between 1.8-2.0 liters while the bike was on the trailer.

So. why do I care about this? who cares about a few litres right? Well at 20 k/l x 25 litre tank thats a 500 k range. At 16 k/l x 25 litres thats a 400 k range. 100 k's is a long way to walk...

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Old 08-17-2014, 01:43 AM   #280
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:53 AM   #281
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Hmm... I was reliably informed by two 'seasoned veterans' on Saturday who had owned LC4 adventures and now owned BMWs... that it's inevitable... A boxer is somewhere in my near future...

I'm not sure I'm happy about that.

I've decided it's something to do with old age and bad hearing. Geriatrics don't mind them because the can't hear how shit they sound.

Sorry. I really want to like them. I can appreciate the engineering. I can see the versatility and practicality. But I just can't help but think they sound like and old people's home after 'baked beans on toast night'.

If they sounded like an LC8. I'd be half way there to buying one.

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:03 PM   #282
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #283
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Hmm... I was reliably informed by two 'seasoned veterans' on Saturday who had owned LC4 adventures and now owned BMWs... that it's inevitable... A boxer is somewhere in my near future...

I'm not sure I'm happy about that.

I've decided it's something to do with old age and bad hearing. Geriatrics don't mind them because the can't hear how shit they sound
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:35 AM   #284
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:48 PM   #285
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Hmm... I was reliably informed by two 'seasoned veterans' on Saturday who had owned LC4 adventures and now owned BMWs... that it's inevitable... A boxer is somewhere in my near future...
Fucker.....

Sorry, didn't know you was you (if you follow my meaning) or I would have introduced myself (now I've confused myself, I must be getting old).

640 mileage: I got around 500kms to a tank readily, I tried 98 octane once and got a marked improvement of around 5% I think. Mine was geared down one tooth in the front, exc muffler, no smog stuff and re-jetted to suit which was a marked improvement on running and power output, well worth doing as it costs sod all ($300 for muffler and a couple of dollars for jets). Reduces vibrations, makes for wheelies and improves fuel consumption!
Leaky carbs, I think this is a KTM speciality, they are very sensitive to float height and will overflow if you are even a couple of mm's out, check and reset yearly.

Best mod I did was to remove one disk & caliper from the front which made off road / slippery conditions braking more manageable, I found the two disks too powerful for "delicate" situations.
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