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  1. 01 KTM 520 SX to MXC

    You might want to check out the board on www.holeshotforum.com I copied this from there a while ago. I was at Hungry Valley couple weeks ago and one of the guys (travis D37) did it himself in about 4 hours. Said it wasn’t that difficult. I’m thinking pretty hard about it myself. Here you...
  2. KX250 spark plug go splunk.

    Please help my buddy. He has a 1996 KX250 that he recently purchased used a few months back. I know the original owner and complete bike history. Anyone else out their with frequent spark plug filings? I run fresh gas with quality oil at 40:1. The bike runs strong, the only problem is after it...
  3. Leaky pet****

    $17.00! That’s better than I was hoping for. Thanks for the info.
  4. Leaky pet****

    I recently picked up a used gas tank for my KTM and although the tank is in perfect condition the pet**** does leak when in the on/reserve position. I took a friends advice and took it apart for a quick clean. When I got it apart I was amazed at the amount of dirt inside even considering how...
  5. Gas tank swap?

    It does use a differant seat than the SX. (I believe the MXC and EXC seats are the same). I have to get the "Post" that holds the seat to the tank today, but even when I lay the new seat on, it seens as though it will line up perfect. I'm going to ask the dealer about it today when I pick up...
  6. Gas tank swap?

    I recently put a 2001 520MXC tank onto my 2001 520SX. I noticed after the switch that the choke hole is about an inch off. When I turn the choke off I barely catch a corner of it through the hole in the tank. Since I use the choke only once a ride, I’m not really too concerned about it, just a...
  7. XR650, Bold New Graphics?

    Thanks. I think he’ll save about a grand with the ’01.
  8. XR650, Bold New Graphics?

    A friend of mine from work (soon to be DRN member), is considering buying a 2001 xr650 from a local dealer. It appears to be a really good deal but he is wondering if there is any difference between the 01 and 2002? Any help would be appreciated.
  9. KTM Replacement seats

    Trewent you da man! I called Midwest Cycle and they had the EXC tall OEM complete seat in stock [I think it was $85.00 (I left my notes at work)]. I told the woman who took my order that I got the info from this board. When she asked from whom, I gave her your posting name. I believe she knows...
  10. KTM Replacement seats

    I just called a KTM dealer to inquire about the replacement seat (Tall foam) for a 2001 520exc. I was quoted about $160.00. I purchased one for a 520SX model (Tall foam) two months ago, and the cost was $90.00. Has anybody else noticed a price increase? Also, is there any difference between...
  11. Paddle Tires for 426f?

    "My buddy just bought me a ten paddle Dune Hopper. It is by cheng shin. Now I dont know whether to keep it or take it back for the 8 paddle". Take it back and get an 8 paddle. I just got back from Glamis last week on my KTM 520sx and it ran great. I had a yz400 previously and before that a...
  12. Sand riding and setup

    Guess I’m being a little paranoid. After being able to ride on groomed tracks throughout the year, it just seems strange riding in something so abrasive. Last Time I went on a dune ride, my rims lost their shiny finish and the “Excel” stickers in about 20 minutes. Guess I’ll just relax and...
  13. Sand riding and setup

    I’m heading out to Glamis this weekend and am taking some major precautions to keep my bike as sand free as possible. I purchased a “shock wares” shock cover and after installing, I noticed that with the placement of the KTM no link setup, the shock cover material is extremely close to the pipe...
  14. KTM 520EXCessive power 4U

    Well James you didn’t waste my time. I finally got a chance to try the new OCEMN needle and main jet today at the track. I’ve spent a lot of time jetting this carb (never thought I’d be saying that!) and wasn’t looking forward to starting over again after finally getting the early...
  15. 400sx/520sx or CRF 450

    At this point, if I were you I’d hold off for a few more months. As far as weight goes the Honda will probably be about the same weight as the KTM’s. The only place I’ve seen that it will be lighter is on the Honda web page or a few of the magazines that got the spec sheets from the same web...
  16. Help!!!long screen on rfs

    The end with the larger opening goes in first. If you do it the other way you will become part of the "screen smashed accordion style" poster. I use a long thin punch as a guide when replacing the screen and it slides right in place. In other words, I slide the screen over the punch, then...
  17. Auuugh..my air-filter tore!

    Who's all going to Gorman Saturday?
  18. KTM 520EXCessive power 4U

    Looks like I'll have to postpone my ride report. "Sudco" and "Carb parts" are both out of stock on the needles.:(
  19. KTM 520EXCessive power 4U

    Thanks James Dean, Can't wait to give it a try. I neglected to mention I also run a pro circuit silencer. Will this have any effects on your recommendations?
  20. KTM 520EXCessive power 4U

    I'll give it a try in my 520sx this weekend. What clip position should I try as a starting point? I ride at about 3,000 ft.
  21. Clutch fluid?

    Just finished changing the oil in my forks and thought maybe I would do the clutch as well. I used the Honda "5 weight" fork oil. I have some oil left, is this acceptable to use as clutch fluid? This is for a 2001 KTM.
  22. CR450F.......When ??

    Don't know when, but it's gonna have a "auto-decompression device" to aid starting. I read this in a recent "TokyoTiddler" post at a different site. He is usually right on the money. I wonder when Yamaha will offer this?
  23. adding chain length

    Just found the missing chain pieces I was looking for. While at the dealer, I got to check out a leftover 2000 Husaberg and a couple brand new Huskies. I had no idea just how light the bergs were. I have a 520sx which feels 15 to 20 pounds heavier. I never considered this brand before but I...
  24. adding chain length

    Just found the missing chain pieces I was looking for. While at the dealer, I got to check out a leftover 2000 Husaberg and a couple brand new Huskies. I had no idea just how light the bergs were. I have a 520sx which feels 15 to 20 pounds heavier. I never considered this brand before but I...
  25. adding chain length

    I've heard that by adding length to the chain on the newer KTMs (pushing the rear axle back) it enhances the turning. I would like to try this as well. My problem is my 520 VM is no where near replacing and I can't find a local dealer that has any extra length for sale. I would like to at least...