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Old 07-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #4231
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Is the carbon skid plate quick release for oil changes? I like that feature on the factory plastic skid.

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Old 07-07-2013, 05:21 PM   #4232
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Suzuki TPS Tool Question

Hope this isn't a stupid question but will it work on the XC-W's ?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #4233
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Hope this isn't a stupid question but will it work on the XC-W's ?
I would sure think KTM would use the same connectors on the TPS for both models. I guess you could look at both parts fiches. Probably even the wiring harness is the same, with some unused connections on the XC-W.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #4234
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Is the carbon skid plate quick release for oil changes? I like that feature on the factory plastic skid.

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Not sure if you are referring to our skid plate or not but...

We use (2) M6 fasteners for retaining the plate. We found that a good impact could knock loose one fastener & two provides redundancy (like on aircraft). This means that it will take you 2 minutes vs 1 to remove it for the oil change. But also there will be oil in there to change.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:01 PM   #4235
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We use (2) M6 fasteners for retaining the plate. We found that a good impact could knock loose one fastener & two provides redundancy (like on aircraft). This means that it will take you 2 minutes vs 1 to remove it for the oil change.
Everyone I ride with that uses the factory KTM skid plate with the Dzus fasteners also uses a thick zip-tie to keep them in place.

I have seen more than one of those skid plates go flying when they take a hard hit.

I use a Hyde Racing skid plate that's held in by bolts and a backing plate.

It takes me a couple more minutes to do an oil change, since I am not racing the 6 days international race a few more minutes in the garage is not going to kill me.

What I find is that I don't get the engine noise coming back up at me with an aluminum skidplate.

I also find that the plastic / CF skidplates slide over rocks and logs a lot easier than the aluminum ones do.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #4236
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Thank You, yes I was referring to your carbon skidplate. I guess that does make a lot of sense. Any of you guys prefer the aluminum plates like the acerbis? If so why? I want to buy one and done.

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:47 AM   #4237
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Valve Adjustment

Hey guys, just wanted to throw out some information I acquired over the last couple days.

I noticed that my motor, specifically the valve train was being a little more noisy than usual. So i decided to do a valve check as i just hit the 15 hour mark.

I cant speak for all the exc's, but i will say that these bikes seem to be very particular when it comes to valve clearance and a noisy engine.

My 2 intake valves were dead at .100... the clearance is .100 to .150mm

One exhaust valve was at .115 and the other at .127, range is .120 to .170mm

I purchased the hotcams valve shim set from cyclebuy.

The main thing i came accross is that you should check with a caliper before you put them in. The hotcam shims are all a little bit smaller than the KTM shims that were in the bike. So when i first did the change over i went down a shim on all the cylinders. This ended up being too much and the motor sounded like my cummins... lol

Ended up going back to 2.80 shims, just like the KTM ones that came out. I must say that there is a definite difference as i was able to get the bike perfectly in the middle of spec with those sizes. She runs sooo quiet now and seems to have a bit more torque.

This is my first thumper coming off riding sportbikes my whole life, so there is definetly a bit of difference when it comes to doing the valves.

Anyway, ill leave you with a pic of my mostly stock bike... Just has the supermoto wheels, a custom tune, and vanished emmissions.

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #4238
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+1 for the Supermoto pic..Offroad
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:47 PM   #4239
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I just got a box of sexy goodness from Highway Dirtbiker

I was hoping to avoid a search back through the thread; how do the little indicator lights come out of the existing instrument cluster?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #4240
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I just got a box of sexy goodness from Highway Dirtbiker

I was hoping to avoid a search back through the thread; how do the little indicator lights come out of the existing instrument cluster?
TIA
I used a deep socket of the appropriate diameter to support the cluster and then pushed them out. It seems like some of them required a little persuasion with the rubber mallet. They fit right into the holes in the HDB stuff.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #4241
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #4242
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #4243
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #4244
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Just removed the CS sprocket to grease the splines with Moly Pro 60. Can someone confirm that the torque value for the CS bolt is (73.8 lb ft)? Owners manual states (Nut, Primary gear, M20LHx1.5, 100Nm 73.8 lb ft).

Just want to make sure I'm reading this right. Primary gear = countershaft sprocket?
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:15 AM   #4245
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At last

Well time had been progressing much too slowly for me, had a 500 and bones not knitting together meant no riding for the longest time.

Finally got on the bike for a 3 day ride to test some gear out. Sadly dirt is something I should still be staying away from for a bit, but at least the ride got me out and about testing some gear.



Only thing is after two days of nothing but pavement I was bored shitless. The motor is nice and smooth, even smoother with the vibes dampened with the Faast Flex bars.

However the lure of dirt made me throw caution to the wind and into the dirt I ducked for a quick spin. Had the tires pumped to 32 PSI for the pavement and once on the wet clay of northern Thailand proceeded to slip and slide everywhere. The bars would be turned for a corner and the bike would plow straight on into the bush. Welcome back to offroading I thought as I the bike careened off the track yet again. Bloody scary.

Found a place on the singletrack to call it a day and tuck in for the night. Had the forest floor looking like a frat house within 10 minutes of killing the motor.



The offroad was waaay too short as I need to get the bones properly healed before having too much fun but it sure was nice after an eight month layoff due to injuries to be on a dirt bike again.
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