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Old 01-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #7051
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What did I do with the KTM today? Agreed on a price with the current owner that's what.

I take ownership of it early next week.


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Old 01-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #7052
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Congrats.

BTW, that bike either had dual front rotors at one point, or it now has two left fork bottoms.


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What did I do with the KTM today? Agreed on a price with the current owner that's what.

I take ownership of it early next week.


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Old 01-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #7053
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It used to have two alright. I got all parts that where removed in a box in the deal and the other caliber and original dics are in it incase I ever want to return it to original condition. Also got a road book and a few other peaces to fix back on to it so I can get a few rallys in this year hopefully.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #7054
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Sort of a noob question ...from a KTM noob...my water pump decided to let go and now I have the awesome yellow colored oil behind the clutch cover. I suspect this is from my oil and water mixing.

Of course I am doing a full fluid change when I do my pump but should I do a small flush first? Maybe run oil through for only a few hundred miles to get that crap out of the system? The oil in the tank actually looks perfectly fine.
Yes, you should drain out what is in there and replace it at least twice with cheap oil before filling it for good. You can just remove the filter during the flushing process. Some guys will flush with kerosene, but as long as you get it hot a couple of times and drain it while still hot, you are going to get the majority of the coolant out of there.

You guys are making me want to just tear mine apart and fix it before it happens...
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:27 PM   #7055
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You guys are making me want to just tear mine apart and fix it before it happens...
Do it when you get around 15K miles on the bike. And do it while your at home. I didn't and ended up doing mine on a trip through Colorado. I was lucky that KTM of Breckinridge (Motobrek) had all the parts and gaskets I needed in stock. They even let me wrench on it myself. Major stress though!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #7056
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Yes, you should drain out what is in there and replace it at least twice with cheap oil before filling it for good. You can just remove the filter during the flushing process. Some guys will flush with kerosene, but as long as you get it hot a couple of times and drain it while still hot, you are going to get the majority of the coolant out of there.

You guys are making me want to just tear mine apart and fix it before it happens...

Thats what I figured/planned to do but wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong. Cheap synthetic oil or the cheapest thing I can find, Rotella? Doesn't matter? Im not wanting to start a pissing match about oil...just wondering.

I would call CJ and order the hardened kit. Get it done!
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #7057
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Today I installed the KTM Aux. Lights kit and a Pelican 1450 top case.

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #7058
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....oops.. wrong ktm

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #7059
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Today I installed the KTM Aux. Lights kit and a Pelican 1450 top case.

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Seeing that snow (and knowing how cold it is to have those finely packed little flakes) makes me not miss living in Montreal one iota.

The blue with the orange sure is pretty. Stay warm!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:14 PM   #7060
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Ordered up a wheelset from Woody; can't wait for the ice to melt. Snow is one thing, ice is entirely another...

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #7061
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Rode 865 miles home with this new fun toy.



Loaded up with extra parts, spare seat and lots of take off in the luggage
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #7062
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:18 PM   #7063
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New helmets for Christmas showed up! AGV AX-8 and an Icon Variant to enjoy on the big Katoom!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:40 PM   #7064
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today,
I change the oil for the big 421 mile first oil change cleaned the screens. added the drain line from CJ, Crash bars and some very nice used gobi bags (from Katoom119 thank you). Next add the Scott's top triple clamp and damper sitting on my work bench. Now I just want to ride.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:45 PM   #7065
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Pics You Wanker. Dont make me come over there.
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