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Old 03-02-2013, 12:54 PM   #121
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Have you had a chance to try tha taller gearing? I am thinking of up/gearing but not quite that high. (maybe a 14/49or48).
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Ran 15/48 in Baja recently. This is perfect for down there. On the beach in 5th, 1/2 throttle, I would roll it on and it PULLED!. Did it again in 6th and just awesome. Great on the road too.... but I want to try maybe a tooth taller on the rear next time. I am not looking to do 110.. I just wan a bit less RPM at 65-75mph.

edit, oh at sea level, ~60mph all day I was getting ~35mpg.
with 14/50 gearing on single track, at a high elevation, I get 48-50mpg
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #122
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Thank you C. The bike is just awesome. I'm doing a dual sport rally early next month and will try the 14t front. The side note for elevation helps
as I will be in Silverton during the week of July fourth. I don't want to
get too tall as we have some tight local single track.

on a side note-I wasn't sure a 15t would fit on the front but you have verified for me.....Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #123
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Thank you C. The bike is just awesome. I'm doing a dual sport rally early next month and will try the 14t front. The side note for elevation helps
as I will be in Silverton during the week of July fourth. I don't want to
get too tall as we have some tight local single track.

on a side note-I wasn't sure a 15t would fit on the front but you have verified for me.....Thanks.
a little note on the 15t. your shifter will buzz the chain on a downshift. Nothing big, just took me a sec. to figure out what it was.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:59 PM   #124
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Countershaft bolt removal

OK-I picked up a 14T c'shaft sprocket yesterday. Before I screw something up (like twist off the bolt head) whats the best way to remove the bolt without damaging anything? Heat or rattlegun? This is the factory loctited bolt.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #125
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OK-I picked up a 14T c'shaft sprocket yesterday. Before I screw something up (like twist off the bolt head) whats the best way to remove the bolt without damaging anything? Heat or rattlegun? This is the factory loctited bolt.
Should be blue loctite. Use a hand held wrench if you are concerned so that you can feel if there is going to be a problem. If it won't budge, use heat. That should melt the loctite.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #126
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Should be blue loctite. Use a hand held wrench if you are concerned so that you can feel if there is going to be a problem. If it won't budge, use heat. That should melt the loctite.
Thanks for the info!

I still have not removed any countershaft bolt in any bike, and I do not know if to remove it I have to do it clockwise or counterclockwise? Can someone please let me know? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #127
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Thanks for the info!

I still have not removed any countershaft bolt in any bike, and I do not know if to remove it I have to do it clockwise or counterclockwise? Can someone please let me know? Thanks in advance!
ThumperTalk says standard threads and recommends some heat, too.

So, counterclockwise to loosen.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:45 AM   #128
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ThumperTalk says standard threads and recommends some heat, too.

So, counterclockwise to loosen.
Thank you so much! I take note so that when I have to change it I don't screw it up
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:24 AM   #129
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ThumperTalk says standard threads and recommends some heat, too.

So, counterclockwise to loosen.
So heat it is!
Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:32 PM   #130
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So heat it is!
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It's only on with blue loctite and 45 foot pounds. Heat seems excessive. Just stomp on the rear brake pedal with the bike in gear, and should loosen off without too much force.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:15 AM   #131
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It's only on with blue loctite and 45 foot pounds. Heat seems excessive. Just stomp on the rear brake pedal with the bike in gear, and should loosen off without too much force.
Probably worried over nothin' but bolt came off without too much difficulty! But, had to get S/O to hold rear brake. so basically a 2 person job for 1 lil'ol bolt!!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #132
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Probably worried over nothin' but bolt came off without too much difficulty! But, had to get S/O to hold rear brake. so basically a 2 person job for 1 lil'ol bolt!!!!!!
I stick a piece of wood, the handle of a long hammer, a breaker bar, a piece of pipe, or anything that will work, through the spokes and let the swingarm stop the wheel from turning. I put the bike in gear, too.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:50 PM   #133
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Thanks to all the posters for the great advices!

Then, I understand that after having removed the sprocket, to install the new one I simply place it into position without any adhesive, and only apply blue loctive to the "famous" nut? I ask just in case...

BTW: Some days ago I found right here in ADVrider a great post with lots of information about threadlockers, really useful to us thumpers:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265016
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:37 PM   #134
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Has fmf slip on desmog kit and gearing..it is brand new and I'm not sure if it is the rev limiter or not..it is down one tooth in front and up I think the 3 in back..didn't drive stock so not sure whsts up..seems to be first 3 gears at wot but really doesn't seem to be over-reving..I'm new to the ktm world so any help would be great thanx
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #135
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Thanks to all the posters for the great advices!

Then, I understand that after having removed the sprocket, to install the new one I simply place it into position without any adhesive, and only apply blue loctive to the "famous" nut? I ask just in case...

BTW: Some days ago I found right here in ADVrider a great post with lots of information about threadlockers, really useful to us thumpers:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265016
That is what I would do. And torque it to spec.
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