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Old 03-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #31
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thanks. Do you know what is the torque on the countershaft nut?
Loctite 243 and 60 Nm, if i remember correct...
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #32
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^^ Si, correcto.

And bend the washer over onto the face of the nut to effectively lock the nut in place...hence keeping a spare or two around if you are swapping sprockets.

Is the front left side of the rocker cover leaking oil yet? That'll be the next lesson for LC4 quirks.

And as far as riding it around at high RPM's goes... yes, the bike is a blast to wring out, especially with the sumo hoops. But, keep in mind it likes to be short-shifted and the more you wring it out, the more wear will happen on the cam follower bearings which is yet another lesson many of us went through.

Awesome looking bike you have- makes me miss mine!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #33
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no... it's not leaking yet.

So do you think I'd be better off with a 15 or 16 on the front with the 45 rear? I don't want to buy a rear sprocket right now as the 45 is in perfect condition.

16 fit in there ok? (I will be doing mainly city driving with speeds not usually over 65ish with the occasional off-road bit.)

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^^ Si, correcto.

And bend the washer over onto the face of the nut to effectively lock the nut in place...hence keeping a spare or two around if you are swapping sprockets.

Is the front left side of the rocker cover leaking oil yet? That'll be the next lesson for LC4 quirks.

And as far as riding it around at high RPM's goes... yes, the bike is a blast to wring out, especially with the sumo hoops. But, keep in mind it likes to be short-shifted and the more you wring it out, the more wear will happen on the cam follower bearings which is yet another lesson many of us went through.

Awesome looking bike you have- makes me miss mine!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #34
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Man that 625 is goegeous! Which fuel tank is that?
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:28 PM   #35
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thanks. It's the KTM 18 liter tank.

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Man that 625 is goegeous! Which fuel tank is that?
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:41 PM   #36
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no... it's not leaking yet.

So do you think I'd be better off with a 15 or 16 on the front with the 45 rear? I don't want to buy a rear sprocket right now as the 45 is in perfect condition.

16 fit in there ok? (I will be doing mainly city driving with speeds not usually over 65ish with the occasional off-road bit.)
Yes, fits. 17 will require grinding the case guard or replacing with one meant for a Duke.

Hard to say what's right for you given people's differing ride style, differing desire to have to row through the gears and how disparate the terrain is on any given ride day.

16 will be smoothest feeling on pavement and that may be a consideration if you have a solid rear hub.

I'd imagine your current 14 feels kind of abrupt on pavement and you're comfortably starting out in 2nd gear from a dead stop.

15/44 was my primary setup if I recall. But you have the extra tooth in the back with a 45 so keep that in mind.

Given the OEM front sprocket isn't big $$ I'd buy both and try. I had all three (14, 15, 16) on the go when I was jumping around between dirt, dual sport, sumo mode.

Try 'em all and let us know!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:37 AM   #37
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I installed the 15t and took it for a spin today and it's way better (less revs and I can actually use first gear more than 1 second now).

...also installed new TKC80s, changed the spark plug, gave her a quick wash, cleaned the chain and slapped a sticker on the gas tank.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #38
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chain is a tad too tight and always always double check your sprocket bolts
nice bike! I love mine but have moved up from the LC4 18 tank to an adventure set up for LONG distances.. I have been toying with going back to this one...
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #39
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chain is a tad too tight...
The chain is supposed to touch the swingarm in this spot right (when jacked up with the rear tire off the ground)?

Maybe I do need to loosen it a bit because it just barley touches in this spot.

Also... does anyone know the torque on the sprocket bolts?


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Old 03-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #40
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Manual claims that correct torque is 35Nm + Loctite 243, for cush hub bike...

And chain should barely touch swingarm at spot 30mm away from chain sliders end.
Rear suspension fully extendet, wheel off the ground.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #41
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Manual claims that correct torque is 35Nm + Loctite 243, for cush hub bike...

And chain should barely touch swingarm at spot 30mm away from chain sliders end.
Rear suspension fully extendet, wheel off the ground.
thanks. I have an owners manual... but I guess I just need to look closer for all the torque values.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:33 AM   #42
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chain is a tad too tight and always always double check your sprocket bolts
nice bike! I love mine but have moved up from the LC4 18 tank to an adventure set up for LONG distances.. I have been toying with going back to this one...
thanks... they were a little loose. I'm glad I checked them. Adjusted the chain just a tad looser too.

It's supposed to be 60 degrees here tomorrow, so I think another ride will be in order during lunch break
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #43
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A fine looking bike indeed. I'm just getting acquainted with my 04 SXC.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #44
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does anybody happen to know if these wheels will fit my bike?

description from owner...

Morad rims with Talon hubs for a KTM LC4 right sprocket bike. Tires aren't good for anything but a rolling chassis. Rims have a few scratches but over all good shape.





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Old 04-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #45
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Check the front axle diameter............you might need different spacers for the axle.

Rear wheel should bolt on, but check to see if it is a cush hub. You might want that.

The wheel with the BFGoodrich tire mounted will not fit!
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