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  1. octavio3311

    Aprilia Dorsoduro 750!!

    The old lady just gave me the green light to get this bike. Only stipulation is I have to get rid of my 06' Husky SMR450. I'm dieing to get some info but my Aprilia dealer has nothing.
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    Marcus Dairy Conversation

    Every Sunday morning is for bikes. Every nice Saturday night is for hot-rods. Rumor has it that the place will be ripped down and replaced with yet another strip mall this June. Which really sucks cause I've been going there religiously since 86'.
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    Marcus Dairy Conversation

    lextech, What gives?? I met you at the Dairy on Sunday and we started shooting the shit - Dude - you were freakin' PISSED as hell at ECW. You were getting angrier and angrier as you told your story. What's with the change of heart a couple fo hours after flaming them.
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    left side passenger peg bracket needed

    I have both passenger pegs off a 2002 LC4SM for sale. $75 shipped. If interested.
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    2000 KTM 640 lc4/e supermotard

    ubergeek, The stock rotor size for a 2000 LC4e is 310mm. Absolutely no need to buy the 320mm kit. You'll be fine.
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    SM Tires

    I'd have to agree with Tony - get the Avon's - that'll be my next set. I'm currently running the Continental ContiForce's on my 02' LC4. Great street tire - super sticky. They suck in dirt and gravel.
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    2002 640 LC4 jetting question!

    lvdukerider's jetting specs is pretty damn close to what I'm running. I also did the slide mod and snipped 2 coils off the spring. Hey lvduke - I'm looking into doing the FCR swap as well. I take it you're pretty happy with the swap? Does it really make that much of a difference. My LC4 runs pretty good - it's nowhere the BEAST that my YZ426 is - but I didn't expect it to be. I haven't decided yet if I'm going for the FCR41 or the FCR39. Were you able to use your stock cables? Probably not!
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    5" rear rim on LC4

    I converted and 02" LC4 this past June. I used a 4.25" rear rim - the 5" wouldn't fit on my year bike. I mounted a 160/60/17 Continental ContiForce SM - it looks awesome. I'll have to post a picture.
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    640 Adventure Owners - Got a "Q"

    I have an 02' LC4 that I changed over to supermoto this past June. Black 17" Excel rims front and back, Continental ContiForce tires - 120/70 in front and 160/60 in rear. Replaced pre-silencer with straight thru pipe - replaced huge SuperCrapp muffler with KTM SuperMoto pipe. Opened up airbox and of course re-jetted. Re-gearing is essential - your bike probably has a 16t counter shaft sprocket with a 42t in the rear. Way too low - even if you don't plan on using this bike on the highways, it's still too low. Stock 02" Supermotos were geared at 17/42 - stock 02' Dukes had a 17/38 combo - I settled on a 17/40 set-up. Perfect!!!!! I can now cruise comfortably with out worrying about blowin' it up and it's still got PLENTY of get up and go. If you choose to run this set-up, keep in mind that in order to fit the 17t sprocket, you'll need to either grind down the case guard a little or simply order the case guard for an 02' DukeII. If you were to simply keep your stock 16t and change your rear to a 38t - you'd virtually gain the same ratio - that would work to - but you'd now have to get a shorter chain. Licence plate is easy. Bike is awesome on the street - I also have 2 bad ass sport bikes and the KTM proves to be a lot more fun. Pictures - as soon as I can find my wifes brand new digital camera - I'll post them.
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    Any thoughts on a 2002 LC4???

    I picked up a very clean 02' LC4E last winter for $3500 - It had 4500 miles on it. I picked it up with the intentions of turning it into a Supermoto - transformation was completed this past June. It's an absolute blast to ride. I get compliments everywhere I go simply because of the red/black color scheme - everyone is so use to seeing orange/black. I can't really comment on it's offroad capabilities though - I have a YZ426 for that. It's obviously much heavier than my YZ - probably 45-50lbs. if I were to guess. However, in an offroad situation, the power output would prove to be much friendlier and forgiving. I wouldn't hesitate riding it through some wide trails, fireroads or desert stuff. I would avoid tight billy goat mountain climbing trails though.
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    best tyres for a street-tard?

    150/60 will fit just fine..
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    best tyres for a street-tard?

    Dude - that is one nice ride. I have an 00' YZ426 that I was considering converting - but I took the easy way out - I converted an 02' LC4 640. Anyway - I'm currently using Continental ContiForce SMs. Lot's of grip - but I don't see them lasting very long at all. I've got 600 miles on them and they look like shit. I've got 2 other sport bikes with Pirelli Dragons on both - I've ridden them hard and they're holding up fine - I'll probably try them on the KTM next.
  13. Don't hesitate any longer - just buy it. I converted an "E" model this past spring - it's proving to be the most fun I've had on 2 wheels in the last 20 years - honestly. I also have 2 other bikes - a Yamaha YZF and a 2004 Triumph Daytona - both aren't being ridden because I can't keep off the KTM. I rode the Triumph last Sunday simply cause the wife was nagging something about "If you don't ride it, why do you need it." - something to that effect. Women?? Pro's - awesome bike (once converted right) reliable incredible cornering capabilities - it'll smoke unsuspecting racer boys in the corners all day with this suspension - you'll look for rough stuff or things to jump Con's - it vibrates - but you'll get used to it not a bike you'd want to take on a long highway cruise Loctite every bolt - you'll loose a few.
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    my first ktm. need help

    I ended up finding an immaculate mint 2002 LC4E (enduro) with 3K for $3,400. Wheels, tires and tubes were another $1,000 - exhaust $500. Awesome bike for a total of $5G. I've ridden sport bikes for the last 20 years - this thing is the most fun I've had on 2 wheels in a long time. Matter of fact - I still have 2 sport bikes in my garage - a Yamaha and a Triumph Daytona - I haven't rode them much this summer cause I can't keep off the KTM. Anyway - new is great - but if you look around, you can find a mint barely used one. A LC4 SM will be tougher to find but a standard LC4 would be easy. Tires and wheels are obviously the most expensive part, then re-gearing and re-jet should be next - exhaust can wait. Brakes weren't an issue for me - my E model came standard with a 310mm front rotor which proves to be more than enough for an occasional stoppie or two. Good Luck
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