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Old 12-02-2012, 09:07 AM   #2311
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Cheyenne and I are registered...

BreeAnna is stuck in the middle to young to ride her bike and too big to ride Cheyenne's.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #2312
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Got started on some overdue maintenance on the KTM today.
First part was the transformation from fully assembled


To stripped down...


First thing to do was swap out the headlight bulbs...with the commutes to work being pretty much in the dark for the next couple months, I was hoping to get a bit more light so I'm upgrading them to PIAA Super Plasmas. We'll see how well these work.

Then on to the oil change. This time i'm installing an oil tank drain hose so future oil changes won't require pulling the fuel tanks and associated hardware.

Before


After


(The extra wrap of tape is a little protection for where the hose bends near the bash plate)

The Magnetic drain plug for the tank had me had me a bit concerned...but the filters and other drain plug were clean...


I'd post the picture of everything reassembled...but it's not...figured I'd finish tomorrow...Still plan to re-connect the O-2 sensors and complete a couple other tweaks I've been meaning to do...

Overall...nice day
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #2313
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Damn nice setup for the drain hose, I'll have to remember that one. If I had known you were wrenching today I would have come lend a hand.

Nice seeing everyone last night at the RTE!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #2314
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Matt...if you plan to go with the drain hose, you will only need the fittings. I have enough hose left over for another one and your welcome to it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:14 PM   #2315
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Matt...if you plan to go with the drain hose, you will only need the fittings. I have enough hose left over for another one and your welcome to it.
Awesome!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #2316
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Hey Dave-O...the boot is on top of the trash can, feel free to stop by and pick it up anytime. Also when I get the DRZ back together I need you to take it for a ride so we can trouble shoot that noise...I think its one of the speedometer related parts. No more wheelies though! I need to finish that thing up...I am getting tired of taking it a part. I still need to do the rear wheel bearings, lube the rear suspension linkage, rebuild the shock, change the oil, and flush/ bleed the brakes. It won't be long until I am able to ride again and I still have a lot of shit to do!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #2317
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Eagle Bay Update

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Don cut the logs blocking the new trail and mileaged it at 1/2 mile. He ran it 3 times and only crashed once. It needs a little more trimming here and there but is all rideable albeit a bit tight. With the additional mileage, the long loop with all options is 12 miles. Run it in less than an hour and your doing good.
I am guessing no one will oogle my personal best of 2:45..
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #2318
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It ain't the bike, it's the rider: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=18935

Just so you know, dude is on a Ninja 250... with clip ons. Mad fucking props.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #2319
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Got the KTM back together today...accomplished a good bit of maintenance done.

Upgraded the headlight bulbs
Changed the oil and filters
Cleaned the air filters
Cleaned and oiled the chain
Checked chain tension
Installed an oil tank drain hose (no more pulling the tank to change the oil)
checked the wiring for wear spots and found a good one on the main power lead where it had been rubbing on the bash plate
(repaired, armored and tightened up so it's no longer rubbing the bash plate)


Also reconnected the O2 sensors...let's see if that helps the gas mileage...
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:24 AM   #2320
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I mailed the check today for the xchallenge. Hopefully it will clear, he can send me the title, and then I can get the bike shipped. I'm shooting for a mid-december delivery, but could be the 3rd week. I've done a little research and in the future I'll probably use escrow.com to handle these transactions.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:34 AM   #2321
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:01 AM   #2322
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I mailed the check today for the xchallenge. Hopefully it will clear, he can send me the title, and then I can get the bike shipped. I'm shooting for a mid-december delivery, but could be the 3rd week. I've done a little research and in the future I'll probably use escrow.com to handle these transactions.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #2323
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I mailed the check today for the xchallenge. Hopefully it will clear, he can send me the title, and then I can get the bike shipped. I'm shooting for a mid-december delivery, but could be the 3rd week. I've done a little research and in the future I'll probably use escrow.com to handle these transactions.
By the 16th would be great...you can come out at play at Eagle Bay...should be a whole new off-road experiance
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #2324
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By the 16th would be great...you can come out at play at Eagle Bay...should be a whole new off-road experiance
I was thinking Hare Scramble....
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:29 AM   #2325
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I was thinking Hare Scramble....
That would be great ...He's young enough to not be in my class so I'm good...otherwise he would whoop my ass...
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