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Old 09-28-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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Looking on info about LC4 Adventure year to year changes

Basically I'd like to know what the "best year" would be..

I read somewhere that it's the '03 model. I have no idea if it's true or if the year makes a difference. I'm looking at an '02 right now and would like to know if I can find any more info on the updates made from year to year on the model..
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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The '03 has the following "improvements"... which is debatable, as I wouldn't really complain too much if I was "forced" to ride a '02 and earlier.

High flow head. (About 5-6 more HP/TQ... depending on what you read)
Cam to accommodate the head.
Second counter-balancer on camshaft.
Larger diameter collector.
Elimination of the separate cross-over pipe.
Higher flow oil pumps.
Oil level sight glass.
Change in swingarm "beams".
Easier to service second filter. (This change occurred in mid '01)
Larger diameter frame filler bolt. (A wonderful thing... really)
10A un-switched powerlet plug in dash.
"Comfort" seat.
Fuse block relocated to battery area from fairing area... along with changes in wiring loom to accommodate this.
Tank decals beneath the clear coat... bastards.

'04 Adventure: (Not available in the US, unless you "grey'd" one in)
950 Adventure front fork, low fender, brakes... and kinda "soft" wheel rims.
Very snazzy orange paint.

'05 Adventure: (Approximately 200 imported into the US)
Brake pedal changed to a folding type.
Reduced fuel capacity. (About a gallon?)
Second oil jet to cool underside of piston.
Some kind of big honkin' air system that I haven't seen in person yet but I hear it's not too hard to remove.
Even snazzier orange paint.


That's all I got off the top of my head... and I could be wrong.
Anyone else got anything?

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Old 09-28-2005, 08:57 PM   #3
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Anyone else got anything?

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Yup, you forgot that the '03 model was only sold to the most discerning riders, those thought by the manufacturer to be worthy of the "best of the breed"
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yup, you forgot that the '03 model was only sold to the most discerning riders, those thought by the manufacturer to be worthy of the "best of the breed"
Don't break yer' wrist pattin' yer'self on the back Chrissy boy.
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:02 PM   #5
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Don't break yer' wrist pattin' yer'self on the back Chrissy boy.
In my case it was simply dumb luck.....
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:04 PM   #6
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In my case it was simply dumb luck.....
I had a choice... A $500 difference. A little research later, and you know the rest.
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:44 PM   #7
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Shit... would you believe I forgot two of the most useful and nifty things?

'03 and later:

Hydraulically actuated clutch (Magura)
An "easy-up" foot pad on the centerstand. (so fabulous that Meat made a bunch of DIY weld-ons that sold like hotcakes. )

OK... I think that's it this time.

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Old 09-28-2005, 10:54 PM   #8
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Shit... would you believe I forgot two of the most useful and nifty things?

'03 and later:

Hydraulically actuated clutch (Magura)
An "easy-up" foot pad on the centerstand. (so fabulous that Meat made a bunch of DIY weld-ons that sold like hotcakes. )

OK... I think that's it this time.

C
Hey there stranger, I thought it was KTMNate that did the weld-ons?
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:13 PM   #9
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Great info Gents! This would be great info for a FAQ or something on the LC4 Adventure...
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:29 PM   #10
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Hey there stranger, I thought it was KTMNate that did the weld-ons?

Come to think of it... it was Passmore. Sorry Passmore for not giving credit where due.

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Old 09-28-2005, 11:29 PM   #11
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Great info Gents! This would be great info for a FAQ or something on the LC4 Adventure...
Don't worry... Meat will find it soon enough.
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:34 PM   #12
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Come to think of it... it was Passmore. Sorry Passmore for not giving credit where due.

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Yeah, that's the ticket. Thanks Passy.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:46 AM   #13
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Shit... would you believe I forgot two of the most useful and nifty things?

'03 and later:

Hydraulically actuated clutch (Magura)
An "easy-up" foot pad on the centerstand. (so fabulous that Meat made a bunch of DIY weld-ons that sold like hotcakes. )

OK... I think that's it this time.

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Well, almost Creep.

'03 and later
High/Low octane ignition system and a very non-KTM/orange colour scheme; sort of glacier blue.

And when did the TPS throttle sensor thing start?

Are we getting close?

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Old 09-29-2005, 06:03 AM   #14
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Well, almost Creep.

'03 and later
High/Low octane ignition system and a very non-KTM/orange colour scheme; sort of glacier blue.
I thought the "brown wire" ignition retard system was an earlier thang....

And I figured the '03 colour was silver. Maybe the light in the southern hemisphere tints it blue (via the inverted coriolis effect).....
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:34 AM   #15
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Higher flow oil pumps.


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Hi Onkel Creepy,

the oil pumps are the same as the ones in the modells from '98-2002


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