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Old 06-14-2009, 10:37 PM   #826
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My 1995 KTM 400

Bought this new. Replaced plastic with some interesting Carbon Fiber looking stuff that came to the dealer without being ordered. Stickers said 6 days winner on fender. I replaced front fender with a newer model to save the original. But shrouds and etc are still on bike. Anybody seen this stuff before??
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:56 AM   #827
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Counter Balancer on 625sxc 03

I love my 625sxc! But the vibrations hurt my hands! (I AM NOT WINING!)
In searching the info on ADV, there seems to be conflicting info on counter balancers.
Anybody know - for sure- does the 625sxc have a counter balancer?

If not, is it feasible to add one? If yes, can anything be done to increase its effect?

(I've done the jetting, bar foam, etc. It helped, but for longer rides, the vibes make my hands numb.) THis doesn't happen on the klr650, 690, beemer, etc. (My other ride is a 950Adv.)

I'd appreciate any thoughts. Unless i want to spend $10K for a 690 (and get a small tank) I don't see a better bike out there for what i want to do.

Thanks... and... be gentle.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:25 AM   #828
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hardhat, I think the # of counterbalancers varies by year - and that info may be in the model year differences thread. All the more recent LC4s have at least one, past 2000, and I thought the high-flow version (2003-) have two, but rest assured they have at least one. You should find some smoothing by getting the engine setup/tuned properly - did you go through creeper's setup instructions?

Mike in spokane, I've never seen a CF tank on an LC4; not even the Rallye, Factory Supermoto, or Baja racing versions. That is truly unique.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:52 AM   #829
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Mike in spokane, I've never seen a CF tank on an LC4; not even the Rallye, Factory Supermoto, or Baja racing versions. That is truly unique.
Mmmm, carbon bodywork

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:41 PM   #830
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I love my 625sxc! But the vibrations hurt my hands! (I AM NOT WINING!)
In searching the info on ADV, there seems to be conflicting info on counter balancers.
Anybody know - for sure- does the 625sxc have a counter balancer?

If not, is it feasible to add one? If yes, can anything be done to increase its effect?

(I've done the jetting, bar foam, etc. It helped, but for longer rides, the vibes make my hands numb.) THis doesn't happen on the klr650, 690, beemer, etc. (My other ride is a 950Adv.)

I'd appreciate any thoughts. Unless i want to spend $10K for a 690 (and get a small tank) I don't see a better bike out there for what i want to do.

Thanks... and... be gentle.
Yes the 03-04 sxc has a counterballancer and they have a bearing on each side that should be replaced every 10k miles or so(what I've been told by my dealer) to keep them from failing and doing damage. If you have not had this since new get these done and verify that the CB is "lined up" so to speak,, timed right.. as I've been on several 640's which vibrate and 2 03 sxc 625's that have very little vibs.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:25 PM   #831
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Yes the 03-04 sxc has a counterballancer and they have a bearing on each side that should be replaced every 10k miles or so(what I've been told by my dealer) to keep them from failing and doing damage. If you have not had this since new get these done and verify that the CB is "lined up" so to speak,, timed right.. as I've been on several 640's which vibrate and 2 03 sxc 625's that have very little vibs.
Replacing these bearings every 10k seems a bit much. I've never heard anyone mention this as a maintenance item at all. I can see doing a normal interval inspection and swapping when needed. There have been a few noted here that have failed.

As to getting the CB "lined up right", well that's all about making sure the two little dots are next to each other when all assembled back up. Once they are in place, they are not going to become mis-timed.

The amount of vibes between bikes had been bandied about quite a bit and I truly believe most of the differences have to do with state of tune rather than any mechanical issues in the build of the bike.

Some theories abound claiming that KTM might be asleep at the switch with some of the bikes during the assembly of the crank or that there are variations in the weight of the pistons and cranks from bike to bike and this causes the noticeable difference in vibes. I don't buy it, personally.

Regardless, make sure it is set up properly and maintain it well including getting the valves set to the proper clearance, then ride the crap out of the bike. That's what their meant for, to be beaten like a rented mule.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:56 PM   #832
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I thought 10K sounded like low miles,, but if you ride hard off-road 10K is a lot.. street not so much.. but if it hasnt been done it should be done by 10k,, seams these are easy to do and relatively inexpensive.. and yes,, two dots,, but they are easy for a novice to get wrong if he isnt paying attention.. and slightly off could cause a nice vibe.. worth a look see.. and the outcome if the case side bearing does go bad is a case half.. a bearing is cheap considering.. I change my oil much earlier than the intervals in the manual too when I'm off-road a lot.. if I'm on road,, you can stretch it out,, or should I say I would.. even when strung out on road it isnt as bad as reving it trying to get over large trees/rocks and thru mud holes smoking the clutch plates..
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:11 PM   #833
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Also posted as a new thread in thumpers..but
Rear chain guide of the early model LC4 640..2000 OK..I read the thread index and honestly it's a bit confusing about this part..does anyone have a simple explanation on how to upgrade this unit. I looked under part number 54607066100 and that's fine..There is also a unit by TM Designworks on KTM parts.com as seen HERE Will this unit fit as it replaces the above part number and do I also need the following??

retaining plate chain guide '94 50207070000superceeded by
50207070044

HH collar screw M6 *55 ws=8 0015060553

HH collar screw M6*50 ws=8 0015060503

HH collar screw M6*16 ws=8 0015060163




I guess there should be a link to the chain guide without the bazillion pages of other stuff??
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:21 PM   #834
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Found and replied in your new thread.

Yes, should be indexed.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:35 PM   #835
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Found and replied in your new thread.

Yes, should be indexed.
hey wolfie,

are these not enough?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203978
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:35 AM   #836
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Yes, should be indexed.
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are these not enough?
Slap me, please.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #837
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Slap me, please.
I'm feeling a bit daft, but after reading your latest in the chain guide discussion maybe there is room for another thread on this subject.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:36 PM   #838
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Uh, no, I think two dedicated threads is enough.

Found the indexed one in nothing flat. Hit Ctrl-F in the index, searched for "chain" and it was only a few clicks of "next" to find it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:46 PM   #839
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Uh, no, I think two dedicated threads is enough.

Found the indexed one in nothing flat. Hit Ctrl-F in the index, searched for "chain" and it was only a few clicks of "next" to find it.
Oh good, I am not completely daft. Just overworked, which ain't a bad thing...
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:53 AM   #840
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If anybody is keepin track you can add 1 more to the cracked rear hub issue for the non-cush drive sxc..
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