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Old 01-05-2013, 12:33 AM   #3481
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sorry you felt ignored.

you're too impatient and demand quick response!

lc4 is not the bike for you, get a 525 exc.
Maybe I was a little impatient.....but after 2 pages or so if nobody responds, usually it seems the post ends up just fading away. I'll try and be more patient

Are pre-07 525's/520's/450's pretty easy to convert to street...in other words do they come with an electrical sytem that can easily run all the street legal equipment?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:17 AM   #3482
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it was the 2 pages of guys that ignored my question completely that I was referring to.....that was just plain rude.
Or, they didn't have an answer for you, so said nothing. In contrast, being hostile because you didn't get the answer you wanted in the time frame you wanted is rather rude. Hey, it's xmas/new year, lotsa people are on holidays and maybe aren't online like they are normally.

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No wonder this thread is so dead
This thread *should* be largely dead. It's the index thread. It's only supposed to have posts relating to the index. If you question is about the bike rather than the index, then really your question should be asked elsewhere.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:18 AM   #3483
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Sierra Thumper,
Not only all these guys at this thread have a lot of knowledge to share, yet a bigger will to do it, years of proven track record of goodwill and help, also they have given you a lesson of humbleness, patience with the nescient and friendship, in exchange for your rudeness, belligerence and egocentrism. That's ART!
Me... I would asked you to leave the building in no time... but I'm not them, I have to learn still a lot.

Please be kind enough to learn the lesson and take advantage of it, all the reasons these guys gave to you for a response which was not as quick as you expected are just as things are. You can't enter our pub and expect to have a "hi!" from the inmates who are not present.

Thank you and good luck with your quest.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:28 AM   #3484
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Like I said in the post title above, thanks for the help
No wonder this thread is so dead......nothing worth coming here for, except for some rude pricks that don't even have the common courtesy to acknowledge a question
Take the question to the nearest dealership then and don't forget to get out your wallet. This ain't Domino's with the 30 minute guarantee, and the advice is worth exactly what you pay for it.

Remember, it's always easier to get flys with honey than with vinegar.

Welcome to the site, take a deep breath, remember, your name is Sierra Thumper.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:52 AM   #3485
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Or, they didn't have an answer for you, so said nothing. In contrast, being hostile because you didn't get the answer you wanted in the time frame you wanted is rather rude. Hey, it's xmas/new year, lotsa people are on holidays and maybe aren't online like they are normally.

This thread *should* be largely dead. It's the index thread. It's only supposed to have posts relating to the index. If you question is about the bike rather than the index, then really your question should be asked elsewhere.
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Sierra Thumper,
Not only all these guys at this thread have a lot of knowledge to share, yet a bigger will to do it, years of proven track record of goodwill and help, also they have given you a lesson of humbleness, patience with the nescient and friendship, in exchange for your rudeness, belligerence and egocentrism. That's ART!
Me... I would asked you to leave the building in no time... but I'm not them, I have to learn still a lot.

Please be kind enough to learn the lesson and take advantage of it, all the reasons these guys gave to you for a response which was not as quick as you expected are just as things are. You can't enter our pub and expect to have a "hi!" from the inmates who are not present.

Thank you and good luck with your quest.

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Take the question to the nearest dealership then and don't forget to get out your wallet. This ain't Domino's with the 30 minute guarantee, and the advice is worth exactly what you pay for it.

Remember, it's always easier to get flys with honey than with vinegar.

Welcome to the site, take a deep breath, remember, your name is Sierra Thumper.

Team-I'm not calling each of you a fly. I promise.

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Good points all
I didn't realize I was in an index thread for one (my fault), and 2 I'm used to the other much busier threads I visit on here, where folks (including me) are very willing to step up and try and help a fellow inmate out fairly quickly. But you guys have still been very helpful, regardless of my slightly "hostile" post Class acts...thanks

I'll nuke my slightly hostile post to keep the thread "hostility" free from my end
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:58 AM   #3486
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this thread needs a fresh pic


over 700 miles, my trusty 640 didn't fail me....can't wish for another bike
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:06 AM   #3487
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Good points all
I didn't realize I was in an index thread for one (my fault), and 2 I'm used to the other much busier threads I visit on here, where folks (including me) are very willing to step up and try and help a fellow inmate out fairly quickly. But you guys have still been very helpful, regardless of my slightly "hostile" post Class acts...thanks

I'll nuke my slightly hostile post to keep the thread "hostility" free from my end
No, thank YOU. Human History says is more difficult say "sorry" than to make a mistake, you have now showed as you are a valuable inmate.

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #3488
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I'm new to KTM's, don't know anything about the dual sport models they've made, how reliable they were, how light, how dirt oriented etc. I'm looking for a used, older KTM that is dirt focused, lighter, dependable, and preferrably e-start. Any and all info about a KTM that will fit my bill from you KTM specialists is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me
From Creeper and from Mack .

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #3489
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Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
I'm new to KTM's, don't know anything about the dual sport models they've made, how reliable they were, how light, how dirt oriented etc. I'm looking for a used, older KTM that is dirt focused, lighter, dependable, and preferrably e-start. Any and all info about a KTM that will fit my bill from you KTM specialists is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me

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From Creeper and from Mack .

The information you seek is g'teed to be on ADV you just need to (a) google this site or, failing that, (b) know what question to ask and where to ask it
I never answed because there is no KTM that does what the OP asks for AFAIK.

I am not a KTM specialist, I am a KTM 640a specialist. A one trick pony.

Questions like this are too broad and either get no answer or a poor answer.
Sorry OP, I was too polite to tell you your question sucked.

I must be getting old and jaded.

Gunner is the most patient of us all, he's Canadian.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #3490
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Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
I'm new to KTM's, don't know anything about the dual sport models they've made, how reliable they were, how light, how dirt oriented etc. I'm looking for a used, older KTM that is dirt focused, lighter, dependable, and preferrably e-start. Any and all info about a KTM that will fit my bill from you KTM specialists is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me



I never answed because there is no KTM that does what the OP asks for AFAIK.

I am not a KTM specialist, I am a KTM 640a specialist. A one trick pony.

Questions like this are too broad and either get no answer or a poor answer.
Sorry OP, I was too polite to tell you your question sucked.

I must be getting old and jaded.

Gunner is the most patient of us all, he's Canadian.
bill
And that is why I take yours and Gunner's sage advice to heart. Thanks, I've learned a lot from you guys as well as others to numerous to mention.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #3491
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Take the question to the nearest dealership then and don't forget to get out your wallet. This ain't Domino's with the 30 minute guarantee, and the advice is worth exactly what you pay for it.

Remember, it's always easier to get flys with honey than with vinegar.

Welcome to the site, take a deep breath, remember, your name is Sierra Thumper.

Team-I'm not calling each of you a fly. I promise.

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What? really? I'm kinda like a fly on.......at least some days
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #3492
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Top End

Just pulled the motor.

The rollers look fine. She is a 1998 engined LC4 400. 15000 miles.
Ktm top end

I think I will leave well alone.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #3493
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Just pulled the motor.

The rollers look fine. She is a 1998 engined LC4 400. 15000 miles.

I think I will leave well alone.
It's not the rollers that wear, but the bearing pins in the roller (that you cannot see).

Don't know myself if the 400 engine has the same wear properties as the 640's (that have had the problem).

But knowing what I know now, the money for a new bearing (or a whole new follower) is a lot less than the cost of the damage that can be caused.

And the bearing can go very quickly (mine went in less than 600 KMS).

In my case, I will be replacing the bearing every 20,000 KMS as preventative maintenenace.

YMMV. My $0.02 worth etc etc...
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:13 PM   #3494
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[QUOTEI think I will leave well alone.[/QUOTE]

Bad idea.
Also rebuild the water pump.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:08 AM   #3495
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No, thank YOU. Human History says is more difficult say "sorry" than to make a mistake, you have now showed as you are a valuable inmate.

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Thanks I really enjoy ADV.....and all the folks I've had the pleasure of interacting with here, including you guys, have been class acts
I just need to work abit on my patience, and realize that the guys here aren't like alot of forums, you guys are actually mature, reasonable folks

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From Creeper and from Mack .

The information you seek is g'teed to be on ADV you just need to (a) google this site or, failing that, (b) know what question to ask and where to ask it
Valid points...thanks for the links, I've saved them and will be reading them over

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Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
I'm new to KTM's, don't know anything about the dual sport models they've made, how reliable they were, how light, how dirt oriented etc. I'm looking for a used, older KTM that is dirt focused, lighter, dependable, and preferrably e-start. Any and all info about a KTM that will fit my bill from you KTM specialists is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me



I never answed because there is no KTM that does what the OP asks for AFAIK.

I am not a KTM specialist, I am a KTM 640a specialist. A one trick pony.

Questions like this are too broad and either get no answer or a poor answer.
Sorry OP, I was too polite to tell you your question sucked.

I must be getting old and jaded.

Gunner is the most patient of us all, he's Canadian.
bill
I definately could have worded my question better no doubt, but I've been out of dirt bikes entirely since the mid 90's, so I really had no clue about KTM's and what they had to offer now. I was hoping you guys could save me alot of valuable time, but I agree my question and approach sucked.......and for that I'm sorry guys
...thanks again for being classy and understanding
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