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Old 03-15-2013, 05:16 PM   #4531
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anti oil thread

No, not another "what oil should I run" post

I thought I'd mention that there is a rebate running right now ($12 off 5 quarts or more) on Mobil 1 15w50 and my bike has been happy with it for the last 200 hours ..... this is the oil that Bill @HT Racing recommends if you run his RFS oil cooler

http://www.amazon.com/Mobil-94002-Sy.../dp/B000COPC9S

Anyways, thought I'd pass it along. YMMV. Coupon details say good for 2 per household, not sure if that's one person or two.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #4532
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I thought I'd throw mine up on here, but it's another not 525 post. I can't remember if I've seen a 400 on here, so here's mine!!

When I got it a couple of years ago with 9 hours and 125 miles on it.
Owner bought it and stashed it the garage for several years riding it only a couple of times. Then he sold it to me. For $3500!! Plus it came with a brand new set of brand new SIDI boots too.
2004 400 exc with EE goodies and Baja Designs kit






Here's what it looks like now. About 80 hours and something like 1800 miles.
First multi day dual sport on / off road ride through the Washington desert.

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #4533
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this past weekend I did the JD jetting adjustable fuel screw to my bike, very easy to work with compared to the stocker. I got sick of playing with ratchet wrenches and screwdriver bits.

during that time I also went and tightened the primary nut as I was uncomfortable not knowing its status. upon removing the cover it was loose by a couple turns!!!! I went the full route removing the clutch and primary gear. Removing the clutch was by far the most difficult part(locking the basket). I ended up putting all the discs back into the basket with no tension plate, and applying pressure with small C clamps. I think a better way to lock would be to build a little tensioner from a scrap of wood or some such, and run some M6 bolts through it into the clutch hub, and the wood would be bearing onto the clutch plates but still allow a 27mm socket past. I wedged the gears with a brass elbow fitting that had a square edge on it, perfect. For my crank snout I was lucky, and there was no visible damage. the woodruff key was lightly indented. I put it back together with green loctite, lots on the woodruff key, red loctite on the crank threads, and tightened with a breaker bar. my torque wrench does not go high enough. I would strongly urge RFS owners to do the job. it is not really that difficult and worth the peace of mind and to see inside that clutch cover.
these links were of great help for this job:
http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/technical-...th-rattle.html
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #4534
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I thought I'd throw mine up on here, but it's another not 525 post. I can't remember if I've seen a 400 on here, so here's mine!!

When I got it a couple of years ago with 9 hours and 125 miles on it.
Owner bought it and stashed it the garage for several years riding it only a couple of times. Then he sold it to me. For $3500!! Plus it came with a brand new set of SIDI boots too.
2004 400 exc with EE goodies and Baja Designs kit


Here's what it looks like now. About 80 hours and something like 1800 miles.
First multi day dual sport on / off road ride through the Washington desert.
Nice looking bike! Do you have any pics of your trip through the desert? I'm over on the wet side, but would sure be interested in some details of your trip, I love riding the east side.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:44 AM   #4535
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Nice looking bike! Do you have any pics of your trip through the desert? I'm over on the wet side, but would sure be interested in some details of your trip, I love riding the east side.
Sure, we've got a thread on it in Day Trippin. My friend posted to the thread on the fly durring the trip, and I'm adding all my pictures now. I'm not quite done. Here it is....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870340
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #4536
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Took the 525 out to Saline Valley in Death Valley National Park a couple weeks ago. Ben put up a Ride Report Here.

Then Drove to Hollister Hills Hare Scramble and took 5th in class. Got to love the versatility of these bikes!!

Cheers,
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #4537
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Took the 525 out to Saline Valley in Death Valley National Park a couple weeks ago. Ben put up a Ride Report Here.

Cheers,
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Will be riding mine in the same are this weekend
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #4538
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Will be riding mine in the same are this weekend
You're Stoked! If you want a challenge, head up that snowflake mine road. If you are at the springs, look across the valley (down Bat Rock road) and a little left and you can see it switchback up the Inyos. We stacked some rocks up for you so you should have a semi clean line.

Enjoy and let us know how it goes!

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Old 03-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #4539
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:29 AM   #4540
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Nice set up.^^^^^^^^^
Looks a lot like mine. I'm heading down on Tuesday. Not for a month though.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:59 AM   #4541
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What spring rates are you guys running? I've been through the ktmt spring rate thread but many of the bikes on there aren't setup as DS bikes.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:03 PM   #4542
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What spring rates are you guys running? I've been through the ktmt spring rate thread but many of the bikes on there aren't setup as DS bikes.
I run 95/260 on my EXC, 95/250 on my MXC. Set preload according to final weight with gear. I weigh 205 lbs.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:31 PM   #4543
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Finally finished building my cush drive wheel. Wheel building is a steep learning incline for me, i spent many hours getting it setup for some reason (inexperience) I need to build another one right away so i don't forget all the things I learned on this one.

I'd never seen a rockhopper rim until I found this one so i'll post a pic. Dunlop 606, Tubliss



The assembly weighs 28 pounds with Tubliss system. I have another one with the oem 2.5 rim, Dunlop trials tire and i think UHD tube that weighs 2 or 3 pounds more. (bathroom scale)
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:25 PM   #4544
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I'd never seen a rockhopper rim until I found this one so i'll post a pic. Dunlop 606, Tubliss



The assembly weighs 28 pounds with Tubliss system. I have another one with the oem 2.5 rim, Dunlop trials tire and i think UHD tube that weighs 2 or 3 pounds more. (bathroom scale)

I'm surprised to see a flanged rim on a dirt bike. Strange.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:11 PM   #4545
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I'm on the fence and wanted to see what y'all thought.

I'm considering selling my 05 450exc (ca plated) for a 2012 500exc.

I have about 160hrs on my RFS and after riding the new KTMs, I've come to appreciate all the advances in the chassis/suspension. Plus I wouldn't mind "going legit" with a legal dual sport.

I really appreciate the reliability of the RFS and my main concern is if the new engine and FI is as reliable as the 'ol truck RFS.

I'm 80% woods and 20% 1-3 day dual sport rides.

Does anyone have a sense for the new motors and their reliability?

Thanks!
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