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Old 11-11-2004, 04:17 PM   #31
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Evans NPG+ coolant

http://www.evanscooling.com/

Lifetime coolant eh? Well 500K is lifetime for most things. no water - no pressure needed. freezing point below -100 and boils above 350...

Sounds like a miracle!

Anyone interested? Some fellas around here have trouble with cooling in the hot areas (Florida)

Here is the only thread I found on site:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=evans+coolant
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Old 11-11-2004, 04:42 PM   #32
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Good replies all, keep it up. Is there anyone out there that looked at the same parameters and came to a different solution-KLR,DR,Dakar, Honda? What made you go that way? Thanks.

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I think the bikes which have a very similar focus to the 640 (Enduro anyway) are the DR650 & the Husky TE610. My mechanic & riding buddy basically said I was dead to him if I bought a Husky - I totally respect his opinion so that ruled out the TE610. If the budget had been a bit lower I might have got a DR, but the out of-the-box dirt ability of the KTM seemed well worth the extra coin.

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Old 11-11-2004, 05:44 PM   #33
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As a so-called re-entry rider, I wanted a dirt bike that I could ride on the street, and carry enough gear to travel in Mexico. I almost bought a neighbors XR650L, but someting just wasn't right about it. Not comfortable enough for how poor the suspension was, maybe? The DR 650 got a look, but the suspension needed upgrading, as well as the tank, and handlebars, and...

I ended up buying a KTM Adventure sight unseen, but I had read a fair bit on the beast. I wanted something that could go fast offroad, big enough for the highway, strong enough to carry touring payloads, and not require much additional spending, as my wife would be pissed. I have bought different sized countershaft sprockets, a new chain, new rear sprocket, tankbag, oil & filters. Thats about it. I just got Pastrana FMX bars that I haven't put on yet. My buddy bought a brand new DR 650, and he dropped far more coin on his big tank & skidplate in his first week of ownership. The bike still needs help (not bashing!) compared to mine, but it suits him well.

A lot of bike for the money .

So AussieRob, ever find paint for your luscious blue beast? I want to repaint my tank & mask someday, so I hit up everyone with a "good looking" Adventure.

Dunno if you remember Australia II winning the America's Cup, but I just saw my old mate Grant Simmer this evening here in Houston. He was the navigator in 1983.

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Old 11-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #34
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As I've mentioned many times in this site, I love my LC4. I have yet to find a bike that is a better overall package. With that said, I can't wait to see what KTM is going to bring us with the new LC4 package. Hopefully less weight, a 6-speed, and less vibration. Then, and only then, would I consider selling my bike and upgrading.

KTM if you are listening, bring out a new and improved LC4 enduro and Adventure. You have a lot of loyal customers that would buy!!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:19 PM   #35
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As I've mentioned many times in this site, I love my LC4. I have yet to find a bike that is a better overall package.............

KTM if you are listening, bring out a new and improved LC4 enduro and Adventure. You have a lot of loyal customers that would buy!!!!!!
I hate my ADV and my Duke sucks, I think it's time to get a KLR............
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:10 PM   #36
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As I've mentioned many times in this site, I love my LC4. I have yet to find a bike that is a better overall package. With that said, I can't wait to see what KTM is going to bring us with the new LC4 package. Hopefully less weight, a 6-speed, and less vibration. Then, and only then, would I consider selling my bike and upgrading.

KTM if you are listening, bring out a new and improved LC4 enduro and Adventure. You have a lot of loyal customers that would buy!!!!!!
When will the new LC4 package appear? mid 2005?

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Old 11-11-2004, 09:16 PM   #37
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When will the new LC4 package appear? mid 2005?

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Old 11-11-2004, 09:52 PM   #38
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Very interesting and useful information. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:59 PM   #39
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Seeing that the Duke 990's US release has been pushed back to 2006! I doubt a new and improved D/S is much of priority, and even if it is, IMHO, KTM is unlikely to dedicate their seemingly limited/overtaxed production capacity to this bike. (At least here in the USofA the dealers I have talked to, are frustrated with their inability to get ahold of current models.)
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:36 AM   #40
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http://www.evanscooling.com/

Lifetime coolant eh? Well 500K is lifetime for most things. no water - no pressure needed. freezing point below -100 and boils above 350...

Sounds like a miracle!

Anyone interested? Some fellas around here have trouble with cooling in the hot areas (Florida)

Here is the only thread I found on site:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=evans+coolant
I'm interested. I am going to try and sort through my cooling problem this weekend (when its cool!) and once I get that sorted, will likely go with the stuff. Similar stuff is in both cars (OEM.) They sell another product to prep your cooling system if you are switching over for the first time.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:59 AM   #41
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I'm interested. I am going to try and sort through my cooling problem this weekend (when its cool!) and once I get that sorted, will likely go with the stuff. Similar stuff is in both cars (OEM.) They sell another product to prep your cooling system if you are switching over for the first time.
I was diggin on the net and came across some Ford Truck forum where they were talkin about it. Mostly believers, some for years, a few naysayers. But there was talk that old engines might need a "cleaning" to remove "SCA" buildup from the engine. One fella said something called RMI-25 was recommended to him. Evans has a "coolant flush" they sell there - probably a safe bet.
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:45 AM   #42
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When will the new LC4 package appear? mid 2005?

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It's doubtful we'll see it that soon, but KTM IS working on a new LC4 replacement. That came from the top. As others have already said, the 950/990 projects as well as the RFS250 SX probably have priority. As much as we all love our beloved LC4's, it still comes down to business and I'm sure EXC's were outselling LC4's at about 100 to 1 in the states. But I do believe, as Suzuki has proven with the DRZ400, that if KTM were to come out with a lightweight, powerful, and smooth replacement, that sales would increase in that segment.
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:08 AM   #43
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Creep - you've been awfully quite the last couple of days. You started this great thread, now lets get some input.
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:06 AM   #44
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I'm interested. I am going to try and sort through my cooling problem this weekend (when its cool!) and once I get that sorted, will likely go with the stuff. Similar stuff is in both cars (OEM.) They sell another product to prep your cooling system if you are switching over for the first time.
My cooling system's working just fine, but I've seen this Evans stuff mentioned enough to wanna try it anyway. Improved cooling and reliability out in the desert mountains sounds like a nice prospect. Hell, I might even try it my truck. It doesn't overheat, but I tossed a blower onto it and localized hot spots cause occasional preignition when they're set up this way.

Rapiti, if you decide to go this route, please keep us posted with a new thread specific to Evans (for easy searching).
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:50 AM   #45
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A lot of bike for the money .
Hmmm... A lota of money for a lota bike

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Dunno if you remember Australia II winning the America's Cup, but I just saw my old mate Grant Simmer this evening here in Houston. He was the navigator in 1983.
Do I Remember!! S**T, I'm still recovering from the hangover... Man, that was a party plus in Oz that day. The day we gave it big time to those cheatin' yanks. Oops... I live here now

Don't know anything about the paint other than its the best paint scheme that has ever been or ever will be on a Adv... Hey Paolo
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