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Old 04-27-2009, 11:53 AM   #2116
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I have the possibility to purchase a rolling chassis of a KTM lc4.
I also have a dr750 in pieces.
The KTM cannot be used as it has been written off.
I have also been insipred by Lukas project, in fitting an other engine to the LC4 rolling chassis.
Here comes the dodgy question

is it possible to rivet the suzuki frame vin to the KTM frame without it being too obvious?
Yes. :) But you know we going to treat you as defector to evil side?

No, seriously - I think it is supercool idea! I toyed with it too - with all my respect to LC4 640 (great machine) there is no shortage of LC4s with engine in pieces....

Can you imagine riding it into crowd of KTMers?

"what's that?"
"that is new secretely developed LC5 KTM. 750 cc..." oops, no, lets do it KTM style "LC5 740 Adventure guys. Yea, it goes OK...better than LC4 "

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Old 04-27-2009, 12:06 PM   #2117
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Yes. :) But you know we going to treat you as defector to evil side?
I thought the evil side is the drBIG side!
In any case my other ride, the XT-KLX-DR800 bastard bike will always be my ticket to your fine company
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:10 PM   #2118
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I thought the evil side is the drBIG side!
In any case my other ride, the XT-KLX-DR800 bastard bike will always be my ticket to your fine company
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Correction (agree) - defection to orange side

Of course you always will be part of company - there is no turning back anymore, once you been in it
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:15 PM   #2120
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I'm here, trying to make some coffee...
Now that what im talking about, although the wifes would prefer pictures without your shirt
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:17 PM   #2121
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More pics?



Ray hope you taught that ninga a lesson to
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:22 PM   #2122
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Same place different time



These ones go on front page, Im sure if you get time off from modelling you could make money as a photographer, ( how can I ace those ??? )

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Old 04-27-2009, 01:58 PM   #2123
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Welcome Dannydoy, just for our files are you Irish or South African

PS, be careful about talking to Ed hes DR crazy and I bet you, he speaks with a funny accent to
Ah, he's a local here in SA. Same province as me, just 600km east. AND he speaks with the same funny accent Spoke to him on the phone...

Oh, 800, before I forget - you can chalk a 750 next to both our names.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:24 PM   #2124
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just got email from Stefan Hessler - they got my WP Extreme forks delivered and started making bits for it ( I asked for fork travel limitation), but will be a bit of delay finishing work on them. You know why? Because Hessler Rallye Team will be riding Rally Dalmatia till May 10!
How I feel about it? You think I am worried? No. I feel totally priviledged! I totally going to watch whatever I can watch about rally and will hold my fingers crossed for Stefan!
Way to go!
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #2125
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Nave, have you no fear of heights????
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:34 PM   #2126
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Fear of height...I certainly have it unless I am skiing...but my wife...

It is Prekestolen, Norway, rock that has about 600 meters to fjord surface. This crack in rock goes all way down. And this crazy girl is my wife....last summer. Nearly gave heart attack to me and whole lot of tourists
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:41 PM   #2127
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Fear of height...I certainly have it unless I am skiing...but my wife...

It is Prekestolen, Norway, rock that has about 600 meters to fjord surface. This crack in rock goes all way down. And this crazy girl is my wife....last summer. Nearly gave heart attack to me and whole lot of tourists
That's just plain nuts
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:48 PM   #2128
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That's just plain nuts
See - this is what I told her! And she (cheeky!) made that "oh, I am slipping down!" move to finish me off...
I can't bear it that's mother of 3 !

Well, positive is that she is actually sleeping on bike as passenger without loosing her grip and she it really lightweight great passenger
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:02 PM   #2129
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See - this is what I told her! And she (cheeky!) made that "oh, I am slipping down!" move to finish me off...
I can't bear it that's mother of 3 !

Well, positive is that she is actually sleeping on bike as passenger without loosing her grip and she it really lightweight great passenger
Man, yre wife really is a thrillseeker i'm not afraid of heights, but thats something you'll never see me doing ever...

Oh btw, mine slept over 200k of french motorway back in the days i had my kawa ZX6R, she really sleeps everywhere :-)
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:02 PM   #2130
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That's just plain nuts
Actually, that's why it's easier for girls. We call that strange feeling you get way down deep in your gut when you're way up high "sillyballs".

It happens to all the new firemen when on our aerial ladder for the first time, particularly if it's windy.


BALANCER CHAIN CHANGES:
Well, I put oil in the DR and started it up after adjusting the balancer chain and the sound of the engine is very different. There is much less clicking, clacking "loose" sounding noise from the engine.

What there is now is a soft "whine". I'm assuming this is from the newly tensioned chain. It's not loud, it just wasn't present before. It's mixed with the other engine sounds. Do you guys hear that same thing?

Also vibes seem to be damped down just a bit....nice.

ANOTHER VERY STRANGE PROBLEM:
OK....With all the others here having problems starting their bike. Mine has decided to be different.

I CAN'T STOP IT !

Oh, the brakes work fine, I'm talking about the engine.

I shut the engine off with the decompressor (manual on my 750) as recommended. Well today I forgot and turned the ignition key off (like my other bikes) instead.......NOTHING HAPPENED....well, the tach and lights went off but the engine kept running. I quickly turned the key back on since I didn't want to overload an electrical circuit, and tried it again....still no engine stop.

The emergency (kill) switch works and will stop the engine but not the ignition switch.

Any ideas?

I guess I'll have to take the ignition switch apart to see what's not happening inside like it's supposed to.

So, it's electrical problem solving this afternoon, and then the forks.
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