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Old 03-07-2007, 12:54 PM   #46
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mine had the threaded hole in the brake caliper, but no hole in the rotor. Actually, it would be just about imposible to drill a hole in the rotor for the magnet clip thingy your talking about (my vapor kit came with one) because a) theres no metal to drill (look at the pic of the speedo wire in the brake caliper) and b) if you were to drill a hole it would interfere with the front hub. at least, if you are planning on using the existing threaded hole for the cable.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:05 AM   #47
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Well I figure I should update this thread with the things Kate the KTM and I (and my wife) have been doing this last year. We managed to put about 3900 miles on over the summer- some commuting, lots of fire roads, a couple of nice trips, lots of screwing around, and one dead dear (ouch). Heres the links to our summer:

2up summer trip to Waterton: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243700



The LC4 is a deadly weapon when it tangles with forest rats:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280540



Snow riding and a cheap Ski conversion:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293758
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293600



So thats what we've been up too. So far I *LOVE* this bike. Goes anywhere, fits nicely on the bike rack on the back of a car, and I havent had any major problems with it. So- on to the '08 bike prep!
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:35 PM   #48
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The bike really doesn't need much. Just a couple of basic items from my run in with the deer fixed, a new rear tire, some seals, and it should be ready to go for another year. Next year (or over the course of this year as riding/time permit) I plan on doing more intensive maintenance items like fork seals and rear linkage greasing.

Gotta have some new bling:

Axle nut to replace the thrashed one from sliding down the pavement:


fwiw- the rear sprocket got replaced last summer, and is off of a 990, so apparently their the same. I'm still kinda upset at Bills Cycle in Idaho Falls... they musta known i'd be all over the new ktms and they sold me a (slightly) used sprocket, but they sure as heck didnt charge used prices!

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An some shinny blue valve stem caps left over from another project bike...

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Old 02-28-2008, 08:41 PM   #49
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One of the most important things I needed to do was replace the tire. I bought the bike with a banana peel terra-flex on it that did pretty good even worn out, but the bike also came with a half worn Pirelli MT21, so I threw that on at the begging of last year. I ended up putting an ADDITIONAL 3,000 miles on that tire!! It lasted so long and suits my riding so well I figure I'm going to stick with it a while longer!

See more pics and info on the 6,000 mile Pirelli here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312958



The front is also a Pirelli MT21 I put on in June. It has about 1,700 miles on it and is showing the typicall uneven wear:



Not going to worry about it now though. I figure its got another 1,500 miles in it, but we'll see.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:41 AM   #50
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fwiw- the rear sprocket got replaced last summer, and is off of a 990, so apparently their the same. I'm still kinda upset at Bills Cycle in Idaho Falls... they musta known i'd be all over the new ktms and they sold me a (slightly) used sprocket, but they sure as heck didnt charge used prices!

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fwiw - when I replaced the stock aluminum rear sprocket with a KTM steel rear sprocket I was almost sold the 950's steel rear sprocket but balked at the $60 price tag! The LC4's steel rear sprocket was $25.
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