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Old 10-14-2004, 04:59 AM   #766
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Happe has the WP 50mm USU forks. I believe Seb416 has a 2004 Adv with 48mm USD forks. Still, the advice against cutting is good, whether an apple or an orange Who knows a good source for .46 or .48 springs for the 50mm forks?
Uuups,

I was misguided by the avatar.
To get the springs ask your local WP Dealer, should be your local KTM dealer.
I wouldn't go for third party springs. The WP's are the best IMHO.

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Old 10-15-2004, 12:01 PM   #767
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Thanks Steffan mine is a rally modified 2004 adventure, the problem is that the local pirate..oops ktm dealer charges $ 100 for each spring..unafordable since I bougth the FRP engine protection rally replica and a higher FRP fairing..both tested last Sunday at the last stage of our national rally champ. I crashed at 90 mph got thre ribs plus right knee serously damaged...but SHE was undamaged!!!! six weeks out
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:58 PM   #768
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You know, when I started this thread I had no idea where it would go.
To date...766 posts, 43,690 views and good people from all over the planet with all kinds of LC4s.

Thanks ADVrider staff... and thanks everyone that has participated. It's been entertaining, educational and motivating.

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Old 10-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #769
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You know, when I started this thread I had no idea where it would go.
To date...766 posts, 43,690 views and good people from all over the planet with all kinds of LC4s.

Thanks ADVrider staff... and thanks everyone that has participated. It's been entertaining, educational and motivating.

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Now your getting all mushy and $hit...
HEY..Where are you hiding Creeper. I hope you know about the cat... We aint paying no ransom so stop using his account and let him go. or we sick snipercat on ya
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Old 10-15-2004, 06:38 PM   #770
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Now your getting all mushy and $hit...
HEY..Where are you hiding Creeper. I hope you know about the cat... We aint paying no ransom so stop using his account and let him go. or we sick snipercat on ya
Kitten of Death has "disapeared" the imposter and released me from the small metal box.
Which means... ... There, that feels better.
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Old 10-16-2004, 08:36 AM   #771
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Fred is a 2003. ('He' was blessed by a priest in Bolivia).




I have made quite a few changes, er, over 50. There are more details, photos etc on my web site.

Cockpit

Cockpit
Rallye cockpit frame

Electrical

IMO 300
IMO remote
Touratech HID lights
Second Cooling Fan
Manual Fan switch
Oil and water temp gauge
IMO Warning lamps
Heated grips
Poor fuel ICU switch
Touratech GPS mount
Two Air horns
LED Brake Light
Touratech Rear LED brake lights

Engine

Engine Balanced
Oil pumps upgraded
Akrapovic Exhaust system
Dynojetting
Heavier Clutch Springs
Sand air filter
Reusable stainless oil filters

Chain

Scottoiler with big reservoir
17 tooth front
42 tooth rear Stealth sprocket
Hole in front sprocket cover to detect oil orange seal going

Frame

Front mudguard changed to 950 low one
Added Side stand
Plate welded on the bottom of the side stand
Plastic headlight guard
Frame Guards
Tool box under seat removed
Fitted helmet lock
Touratech frame top bolts changed from 5mm to 6mm
Sheepskin seat cover
Bracket for 1L engine and air filter oil
Locktite + paint all bolts
Paint all bright work matt black
Spare tyre rack bolted to rear of the bike
Small flexible number plate

Fuel

31L rallye tank
Replaced original fuel hoses
Transparent in line fuel filter
Magnet around fuel pipe

Steering

Scotts steering damper
Fill bars with lead shot
Folding mirrors
Neoprene fork gaiters
Rally pro (metal) hand guards
Wind deflectors on hand guards

Storage

Touratech Pannier Frames
Touratech panniers
Touratech top box
Touratech Enduro Tank bag
Bash plate with two tool boxes
Tyre lever tube mounted onto bash plate

Tyres

Bridgestone Ultra h/d tubes
Slime in Inner tubes
Traffic light Valve caps
Balanced wheels

- do i win a prize if i have the most mods?
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Old 10-16-2004, 10:08 AM   #772
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What does one say about "Flat Black Fred" other than....
Christ! Got enough stuff on that bike Jerome?
Here is a curious question for you... did anyone figure out why you smoked a rocker arm? You would think that with the modified oil pumps, it would not be from lack of oil... so why?
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Old 10-16-2004, 10:22 AM   #773
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What's missing....

Yea....but he ain't got no Pimp Seat....
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Old 10-16-2004, 10:27 AM   #774
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Fred is a 2003. ('He' was blessed by a priest in Bolivia).
The photos on your website are amazing!! Said blessing:


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Old 10-16-2004, 10:36 AM   #775
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Yea....but he ain't got no Pimp Seat....
And if he's lucky, he doesn 't have my non-existant blood circulation ass either.
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Old 10-16-2004, 11:38 AM   #776
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No - i dont know why the bearing seized. It wasnt lack of oil.

The uk 640 guy who did the mods (and who prepares the ktm uk race bikes) said it can happen if the inlet gaps get too small.

I don´t think this happened to me as i check them every time i change the oil.

Normally the valves dont move at all unless I do sustained high speeds - I now think this equates to >= 6,000 rpm for 4 or 5 hours at a time (which I do if the conditions are good).

It could have been a shitty bearing. I am replacing both cam followers and the camshaft, piston rings and a few other bits too. I want it to last a while longer yet.
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Old 10-16-2004, 11:47 AM   #777
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I suppose, if you had zero lash... there would always be a load applied... small, but steady.
I'm having a bit of a hard time with that, but then again I've seen lots of things fail without any logical explaination at all... so I guess a semi-logical explaination is better than none.

I would love to physically inspect the parts
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Old 10-16-2004, 12:35 PM   #778
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And if he's lucky, he doesn 't have my non-existant blood circulation ass either.
I thought the James seat (w/gel et al) was a good thing, circulation wise.

Or is your ass just defective???

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Old 10-16-2004, 01:08 PM   #779
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I thought the James seat (w/gel et al) was a good thing, circulation wise.

Or is your ass just defective???

CC

How would Jesus achieve stoichiometry?
The RDSS makes the most out of a defective ass.

A DietyJet dyno with optional Holy Ghost sensor?
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:11 PM   #780
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