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Old 05-05-2010, 10:14 PM   #61
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Man you need to replace those rear signals for some flush-mounted ones. I'm surprised they are still intact.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:18 PM   #62
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Man you need to replace those rear signals for some flush-mounted ones. I'm surprised they are still intact.
Nice bike!

I've only been out on it twice so there's still time to break them . The P.O. broke one right away so he bought a replacement and two spares! On the future list is the Sicass signals in the back and the Highway Dirtbike handguard LED signals up front. I'll also do the euro LED taillight/plate conversion to tidy that up some more. But for now I don't mind them.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:05 PM   #63
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How many miles do you guys get with the stock 2.5 gallon gas tank?

edit: Looks like Nevada's bike has the bigger Clarke tank. Sorry for the minor hijack.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:09 PM   #64
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Another quick tip for you:

If you ride a lot of hard off road especially in rocks. Remove the alum "cage" on the chain guide and just bolt the plastic center piece back in place. The Alum one can bend when smacked against rocks. The plastic piece will bend and snap back into place instead of staying bent and rubbing on your sprocket or worse derailing your chain.

Also a freebee vs the high $ TM Designs or similar chain guides.


Oh and on KTMtalks site, click the shop online button at the top of the page and that takes you to Munn Racing's website based in Waco, TX and you get 15% off from them for being a KTMtalk member.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #65
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Oh and another BIG for DJH his work is top notch and a great guy to deal with. He did the 570 build with EXC trans and 43mm carb on my 450 MXC and it is absolutely AWESOME. His head work is widely regarded as the best in the business bar none.

One other mod to consider is the bearing upgrade for the rear wheel bearings. Made by All Balls and a couple others (the AB ones are sold branded by Moose and MSR as well). They outlast the stockers by a long margin and the spacers have a steel ring pressed on so the seal doesn't wear into it allowing dirt and water to trash the bearings.

If you find yourself needing more electrical output either go with a Trail Tech stator and regulator, or just buy the regulator and float the ground on your stock stater (converts it to a full DC electrical system) and puts a lot more usable juice on tap.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:40 AM   #66
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Just an FYI note for those of us who are using Clarke 3.x gallon tanks...

I was working on the bike this morning and noticed a springy feeling in my left and right, full lock, steering stops. The upper triple clamp bolt is contacting the top of the tank, so I adjusted the left and right steering stop bolts out about 2-3mm. I want to make sure I don't wear a hole in the tank or create a weak spot that will crack or rupture. I hope you can see the ding center frame:

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Old 05-10-2010, 01:11 AM   #67
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How many miles do you guys get with the stock 2.5 gallon gas tank?

edit: Looks like Nevada's bike has the bigger Clarke tank. Sorry for the minor hijack.
I get 18-19 km/l with 15/45 gearing. I have the 13 litre ktm tank.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:38 AM   #68
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I get 18-19 km/l with 15/45 gearing. I have the 13 litre ktm tank.
I just got 105 miles out of my Clarke before having to hit reserve and had another 1/2 gal left easy when I filled up.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #69
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I just got 105 miles out of my Clarke before having to hit reserve and had another 1/2 gal left easy when I filled up.
Is that the stock 2.5 gallon tank or an orange Clarke tank in the picture at the top of this page (post 61)?
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:52 AM   #70
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:28 PM   #71
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Rather than just adding bar risers, consider a Scott's damper with submount. Taller bars, and a sweet damper lol.

Looks like you've got it pretty much cased other than that...

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Old 05-11-2010, 07:20 PM   #72
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Another quick tip for you:

If you ride a lot of hard off road especially in rocks. Remove the alum "cage" on the chain guide and just bolt the plastic center piece back in place. The Alum one can bend when smacked against rocks.
Thanks for the tips!
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:35 PM   #73
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Rather than just adding bar risers, consider a Scott's damper with submount. Taller bars, and a sweet damper lol.

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If you liked my "stage 1" risers, you're gonna love this.........





It doesn't look as bad in person as it does filling the frame on a pic. I went this configuration instead of stacking 2 of the same type because I figure the hardware is the weakest link in this chain. If I stacked two of a kind it would require very long fasteners. This way it uses the supplied aftermarket fasteners and will be stronger. It should be plenty strong with the weakest point at the drawn in yellow arrow. As far as the ergonomics - we're finally getting somewhere. It's at the low end of acceptable comfort standing on the pegs. But it is acceptable. Before, not so much. I may have some 4 inchers machined up.

The Scotts damper is on the list, but at $400 + it's a tough pill to swallow. I'm sure I'll do it eventually. The risers I have on now add up to about $45.


I also got my Highway Dirt Bikes mirror installed. It really cleans up the appearance and will be great for tight trails.

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I love the hand guards and the cool little mirror is the cherry on top of the cake of awesomeness. The customer service at HDB is equally awesome. I e-mailed asking if I could get the mirror and the next thing you know I get a shipping notice. It's on it's way and I haven't even paid them! AND they didn't even charge me for shipping when I did pay. Two thumbs up to HDB

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Old 05-11-2010, 07:42 PM   #74
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Those look slick! Hows the hand clearance? I have monster paws and am overly aware of being "hand cramped".
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:47 PM   #75
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Those look slick! Hows the hand clearance? I have monster paws and am overly aware of being "hand cramped".
They have giant amounts of room - more than any handguard I have used. I have big hands also. No problemo.
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