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Old 07-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #6061
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I said I wouldn't...

I said I wouldn't... but I did anyway.

Got some new sneakers for my scoot. I opted to go with the Heidenau K60 (non Scout) front and the K 60 Scout on the rear. I had good luck with my past two Mefo Super Explorers on the rear, so I thought I'd try the Heidenau. However, I didn't have much luck with the Mefo Explorer front tire I tried last year. Instead I've been running with the Dunlop 606 in the front and I really like its performance off road, but the wear funny and rather quickly on the road.

I have a big trip coming up later this month, which may have a lot of road miles, so I thought I'd skip putting the knobby on it and go for a road tire. I found the (old?) K60 (non scouts) at CJ's site so I thought I'd try that for a change. Presumably it wouldn't be any worse than the Mefo front, but the tread is (supposedly a little deeper/more aggressive) than the K60 Scout front - not sure my but what the heck.

* insert picture of a new set of tires here *

The tires came today and I'll wait putting them on for another week or so (before my departure). Now to finish planning my trip......
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:52 AM   #6062
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Just did mine. Pop the screen off and you'll see adjusting bolts with hex heads, one at the top and two at the bottom of each. I put mine in the garage and shut the door and adjusted that way to get a sense of aim. Depending on your weight, how heavily loaded you are and what you've done with front suspenders, you'll have to play around with it a bit.

First time I rode mine after the install I had the same deal. There's lots of adjustability so you should be fine. Happy trails.
Yeah, I gotta adjust mine one of these days as well. The days are so long right now that by the time it gets dark it is time to hit the sack and not be out playing around with headlight alignment.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:15 AM   #6063
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I said I wouldn't... but I did anyway.

Got some new sneakers for my scoot. I opted to go with the Heidenau K60 (non Scout) front and the K 60 Scout on the rear. I had good luck with my past two Mefo Super Explorers on the rear, so I thought I'd try the Heidenau. However, I didn't have much luck with the Mefo Explorer front tire I tried last year. Instead I've been running with the Dunlop 606 in the front and I really like its performance off road, but the wear funny and rather quickly on the road.

I have a big trip coming up later this month, which may have a lot of road miles, so I thought I'd skip putting the knobby on it and go for a road tire. I found the (old?) K60 (non scouts) at CJ's site so I thought I'd try that for a change. Presumably it wouldn't be any worse than the Mefo front, but the tread is (supposedly a little deeper/more aggressive) than the K60 Scout front - not sure my but what the heck.

* insert picture of a new set of tires here *

The tires came today and I'll wait putting them on for another week or so (before my departure). Now to finish planning my trip......
What didn't you like about the Mefo front?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #6064
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At last!

Bought mine. Get to pick this beauty up in a week and a half. Can't hardly sit still.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #6065
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I sprayed contact cleaner on the windshield to help clean off some decal residue.

Never owned a bike with a windshield before ... but that was still a pretty bone head move.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #6066
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I sprayed contact cleaner on the windshield to help clean off some decal residue.

Never owned a bike with a windshield before ... but that was still a pretty bone head move.

Just spray it with black spray paint next and problem solved
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #6067
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http://www.harborfreight.com/12-minu...kit-65938.html

Maybe?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #6068
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I first thought about spray painting it black ... and this is also a good idea ... but I think I will use this as an excuse to buy one of those snazy carbon fibre replacements
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #6069
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I first thought about spray painting it black ... and this is also a good idea ... but I think I will use this as an excuse to buy one of those snazy carbon fibre replacements
This wasn't really an accident, was it?
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #6070
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I have done this.
...So should I confess to opening the right petcock to solve the problem and forgetting to check the left one?

Dumbassitis seems to be the rule of the day here...

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So, for the first valve check under warranty, and because I am under a time crunch for an upcoming trip, I hauled the bike an hour to "my" KTM dealer today....dropped it off and headed home.

Halfway home, I hang up the phone and look at my 8-year old daughter, who says:

"What kind of a KTM dealer doesn't have sparkplugs?!? Didn't you make this appointment two weeks ago?
I thought they were supposed to be the KTM shop!"

...thus proving herself smarter than the KTM shop...

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:30 PM   #6071
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Bought mine. Get to pick this beauty up in a week and a half. Can't hardly sit still.
Nice!!! Some very nice mods too. I just put a 1000 miles on mine over the weekend with a big chunk of dirt and love it more all the time.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #6072
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Sorry for the camera phone shot. if it weren't raining here I'd whip out a real camera and go take some real photos.

Fixing up the KTM and got the new graphics from Crispy Design on tonight.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #6073
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...So should I confess to opening the right petcock to solve the problem and forgetting to check the left one?

Dumbassitis seems to be the rule of the day here...

===

So, for the first valve check under warranty, and because I am under a time crunch for an upcoming trip, I hauled the bike an hour to "my" KTM dealer today....dropped it off and headed home.

Halfway home, I hang up the phone and look at my 8-year old daughter, who says:

"What kind of a KTM dealer doesn't have sparkplugs?!? Didn't you make this appointment two weeks ago?
I thought they were supposed to be the KTM shop!"

...thus proving herself smarter than the KTM shop...

S

...no air filter either....

Remind me again why I'm not doing this myself?

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #6074
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Sorry for the camera phone shot. if it weren't raining here I'd whip out a real camera and go take some real photos.

Fixing up the KTM and got the new graphics from Crispy Design on tonight.

WOW, NICE sticks... VERY nice, lets see them with better lighting and a real camera SOON.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:42 AM   #6075
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Used the ktm to deliver beer in trade for some parts last night.....in the rain

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