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400 exc dealer prep

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Picking up my new 400 exc later this week...anything special I should look for or request from dealer on prepping this bike?

Thanks
 
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Originally posted by mikie:
Picking up my new 400 exc later this week...anything special I should look for or request from dealer on prepping this bike?

Thanks
YES,ASK THEM IF THAY WOULD INSTALL A GASGAS ENGINE IN IT FOR YOU.
JUST JOKING HOLMES! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW BIKE.



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Strick

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"YES,ASK THEM IF THAY WOULD INSTALL A GASGAS ENGINE IN IT FOR YOU.
JUST JOKING HOLMES! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW BIKE."

I'll bet the KTM at least has a master link, gasgasbill!

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Mine was really well prepped by my dealer.
All crucial bolt were loctited,some important fasteners safety wired,etc etc ...Here's their must do list : http://www.cycleimprovements.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/cycle/switchboard.cgi?ktmmustdo
Lots of good info on their site too...

It's a shame that a lot of dealer don't do good PDI like that...they will sell me my next bike for sure !! Hopes it help !!
ROOST ON !!!



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Mikie,
I have heard and seen new bikes fall apart, like the rear axle nut being loose and let the sprocket chew on the swing arm of a crisp new bike. Or Sprocket bolts work loose and pull out of a new hub. Shifter and kick starter fall off.

Before you call all you riding buddies to come check it out, you need to go over the bike with a fine tooth comb. On you way back from the dealer stop and get both red and blue lock tite and spend 2 to 3 hours checking everything yourself. Put the blue on all the small bolts 8 & 10 mm and the red on 13mm and larger. Check and make sure you air filter has not dried out and that it is seated correctly. Check your motor oil level motor mounts ect....

Sure you might find all the sprocket bolts were already tight or that the air filter was fine, and everything checked out Ok. But aleast you know first hand.

Good Luck,
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Originally posted by Strick:
I'll bet the KTM at least has a master link, gasgasbill!
Booyah !!!!



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My upper oil screen (the one by the shifter) was not installed right from the factory. It was all twisted up. I heard another guy complain of the same thing.
 
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Double check the fork pinch bolts for correct torque. The top bolts should be 15ft.lbs and the bottom should be 11ft.lbs. If these are to tight it will cause problems.
Also check the shock mounts and the front axle nut as these are all installed by your dealer. You will feel better if you know for sure that they are correct.
 
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Ditto on the long oil screen-- mine was a pretzel from the factory (I think it was installed with the small opening at the wrong end, since I have had no problems since). Maybe it was installed by the same gorilla that torqued the small oil screen bolt to 300ft-lbs.

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Mechantloup, Thats a good sight, the thing about the front forks on early EXC models, what are your experiences with that? Its got me thinking I need disassemble my forks and replace the bottoming stopper? And loctite the tubes to the axle mount. The oil was low in my forks as well. But, all in all, the dealer that set up my 520 did a very good job. Thanks for the cool site!
 
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Originally posted by katoomster:
I think it was installed with the small opening at the wrong end

Small end? I have a 2001 400MXC. Both ends on mine seem to be the same. Are other years different?
 
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Mikie, I had my bike shipped to me from the midwest. Uncrating and prepping a brand new bike was a lot of fun and I was able to complete the assembly without a "middleman". If your dealer will let you and you know what to do, I would recommend it. Happy trails.

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Shaw520, everything was perfect....the fork problem you refer to was on mini EXC,not RFS...no fork work to do for you !!!




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Regarding "small end" on the long oil screen, it is the internal diameter that is different on each end. At least that is true on my 2000 and on its replacement filter. If you put the end with the smaller opening in first, it will not seat correctly against the far wall and will get crunched when you torque it down. But it can be tough to tell. The filter sort of "pops" into place on the wall of the sump when it is in correctly.

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