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Old 06-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #8116
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Yeah, me too. I got stuck in traffic hell coming down I-70 and my temp light came on a few times. Never for more than a few seconds but still. The bike also spit coolant out if the overflow hose on the expansion tank. FYI, when that happens your boot gets wet and it burns a bit.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #8117
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After putting on a prefilter it was restricting this a bit, wanting to keep the jetting factory for our trip I opened up the side triangles a little bit, use green scrubbies from the kitchen department, they cost 1 Quetzale each so about 12.5 cents each ... big spenda

This is the M1 version retained by mesh, hopefully this will derestrict it enough to hold factory jetting.......let ya know what happens .

Tomorrow we leave Antigua and head for Guatemala city till Monday then off to El Salvador.







Managed to borrow a disc grinder, did the job in our lagguage school foyer .. no one cared and they were all interested in what the whiteyfoo was doing.
Great Idea!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #8118
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Lights and saw carrier worked well. Gave new meaning to "Bike to work day". Rode & cleared trail after my day job. Eventually ran out of daylight (and energy).

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #8119
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Lights and saw carrier worked well. Gave new meaning to "Bike to work day". Rode & cleared trail after my day job. Eventually ran out of daylight (and energy).

We need to see more pics of that chainsaw mounted to your ktm Chuck Norris style
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #8120
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Loaded it up and got it ready for my trip to Inuvik!
I leave AZ at 6am for 16 days!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #8121
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Picked up my 500excSM and headed to the Canyons for a couple of hours

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:45 AM   #8122
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Progress!
OC, that piston skirt looks a bit bright - is it worn? Have you a better photo?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #8123
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SE VRR relocator

I installed the Voltage Regulator relocator kit from Motoventure.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=50

One less thing to worry about.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #8124
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #8125
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Great post Q!

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I installed the Voltage Regulator relocator kit from Motoventure.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=50

One less thing to worry about.
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I'm hoping LAKEMONSTER will do an Adventure kit to prevent my second VRR "summer" burnout.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #8126
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OC, that piston skirt looks a bit bright - is it worn? Have you a better photo?
No, no wear. It was very clean and no sign of problems at 36,000 miles. The nikasil looked great, but the shop owner did give the cylinders one twist of a honing stone. I suggested against it, but he said he has done that to hundreds of KTM engines, and it works as long as you only do it very, very lightly. That's probably what you are seeing. Beyond that, it's just the lighting (and my poor photo editing).
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #8127
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made it a twin.


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Old 06-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #8128
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Replaced the stock handlebar:



With a ProTaper KX High Bend from HDB:



The ProTaper came with the w/Threaded Inserts already installed . The HDB Handguards fit better on the new bars than on the stock.

The new bars do not come pre-drilled with the holes for the right starter and left controls assemblies.

The differences between the bars are very subtle. The tips of the new bar are a little higher and it has less pullback. As a result, the new bar is a little wider and taller than stock. This means the grips are slightly more horizontal so the outside of my palms are not pointing down towards the ground as much as on stock.

Didn't get a chance to take it out for a long ride yet, but initial impressions is positive.

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Old 06-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #8129
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Sans crash bars... and rode it hard. Blew a fork seal, probably dented my front rim, had a blast!!!

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #8130
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Actually moved the bike from storage (950A S), registered it, spooned off a front tire and mounted a newer and enjoyed my handy new tire mounting tool (http://kauritmoto.com), pulled the wheel a second time to replace front wheel bearings and seals and clean and grease the rest.

Tonight - possibly a waterpump rebuild, coolant flush, oil change and filters, handgrips, kickstand relocate, crash bars and stud upgrade, dual fans, spark plugs, fuel line refresh and quick disconnect fittings added to the lines. oh and scotcbrite pad the headers to remove fossilized mud and dirt, contemplate checking the valves and swingarm bearings and rear wheel bearings.

ok so maybe that will be over the next few nights. (weeks)
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