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    ..KP, AP, LP, fish-sticks, two-wheel things...

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  1. th1npower

    2017 150 XC-W Review

    ..I wired in a high pitch horn from an auto store to my 200 XCW when I plated it.. it came with various brackets which made install easy. Then I bought another kill switch to run it.. wired so the button completes the circuit.. and put that on the right side...
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    The KTM 200 Club

    ..appreciate it Mike, and exactly what I was hoping for w/ a little lower PV setting to pop over the some the downed trees.. I still have some fudge room to play w/ the G2 throttle tamer.. using 200x now and can go either way yet. Trying to get a ride or two in w/ only one change at a time.. Also, I bought Poldies4 old Lectron carb (phenomenal guy and transaction!) and it has been awesome! I had the jetting pretty good, but since I live near 3k and often ride up to 8-9k+ I just got tired of playing w/ the jetting and went w/ the Lectron - incredibly happy! and feel bad for other that didn't have such a good response, experience...
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    The KTM 200 Club

    ..after lots of TLC with brake cleaner, simple green, dental pick, and a tap and die set everything was buttoned up with a thin honey drizzle of Rotella.. she held all her liquids after a warm up cycle. ..step-by-step.. I'm amazed at how adjustable the power valve is with changing out the control lever!! Very small turns in the knob now make noticeable changes in PV location. I set it at 2 mm below the top marking after trying out several gradual turns.. I may go a touch lower yet. Incredibly worthy of the time and nominal expense! this was the brake pedal bolt after cleaning.. definitely takes time to clean bolts and chase threads, but will save heartache and time down the road...
  4. th1npower

    The KTM 200 Club

    ..the new parts arrived.. New control lever is about 0.16-0.17 mm larger than my old worn lever.. fits quite snug in the governor! Can see the wear comparing old to new.. along with poor fit of old lever and why the adjuster made little to no change. #57 of exhaust control KTM part 50337057000 Hope this helps... edit: I was looking at the PV governor more and figuring out how it works w/ the steel balls. At higher RPMs the centrifugal force moves the ball outward pushing into the cup portion causing it slide down the central shaft toward the springs thus moving the PV control lever and eventually the PV. I cannot help to think that either the cup, star portion holding the steel balls, or the balls don't wear out at some time. Thoughts?
  5. th1npower

    The KTM 200 Club

    ..some parts were delayed a couple days so should have the new control lever on Monday or Tuesday. I did some measurements and fit of the old control lever, along with measuring and weighing the steel balls. Control lever looks about 0.15+ mm shaved down. Note small gap with PV governor that goes away when rotating lever 90 deg. Ball bearings look to be 8mm, 5/16", and 2 gm - edit, I put in a wrong pic w/ decimal inches, but above measurements are correct. I'll get some measurements on the new control lever soon. Happy weekend...
  6. th1npower

    The KTM 200 Club

    ..emptied the coolant, oil, and pulled the Right clutch cover in prep for my new control lever, which should be arriving in the next day or so.. and I'll be a monkey's uncle.. the PV system was not put together properly, probably from the original owner. the spacer w/ the small lip to it that is suppose to sit next to the large spring, w/ the lip facing the spring side, was placed up front near where the control lever inserts and turned around so there was an added 0.5-1 mm of slop/room where it wouldn't engage properly and thus my PV wouldn't adjust and the scoot seemed flat. I'll update w/ pics when the new parts arrive and I get the governor system back together properly.. also some metrics on the old and new control lever. Be careful w/ 2nd hand scoots... if something isn't working delve into it w/ the repair manual and parts fiche.. never know what you'll find...
  7. th1npower

    The KTM 200 Club

    ..i'm going to put in an order for a new one, along w/ some other small parts so i'll get some pics posted comparing the old & new dogleg #57...
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    The KTM 200 Club

    ..the control lever is the PV part that wears out. Control lever part #503.37.057.000 reference: https://motocross.transworld.net/photos/hidden-power-andrew-langston-shares-some-speed-secrets-for-the-ktm-125sx/ Hope this helps any else with PV issues...
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    The KTM 200 Club

    .. Noblade, thanks! So is it the "control lever", #57 part from exhaust control?...
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    The KTM 200 Club

    ..a PV question.. I pulled the exhaust cover and it's timed right, linked up, and moves.. also adjusted the gap as it was tight on the left side. Pulled to clutch cover side and everything looked ok; except, I didn't pull the PV gear part with the balls. The PV moves passively and with throttle bursts.. but it's sluggish. Also when I turn the adjuster it takes 3-4 turns out to make any adjustment.. by then the adjustor is so far out there is several mm gap with the case and threaded cap. Bike runs really good, 165 psi when I checked while looking at all the PV stuff.. will do a new top end this winter. What's up w/ the PV? Should I tear into the spinner with ball bearings?? Appreciate the help!...
  11. th1npower

    02 KTM 200EXC newbie for the newbies

    ..2008 200 xcw, gnarly pipe, PV just slightly below top mark (may adjust lower in the future). Lectron 36.. 3-2xl metering rod at 2.010.. a touch rich. Power jet at 3/4 and need to go 1/8-1/4 open more as pipe is a little "pingy". I also picked up some knurled screws to make trail side adjustment easier and quicker. Good luck...
  12. th1npower

    02 KTM 200EXC newbie for the newbies

    ..I am "that guy" that bought the carb and Poldies4 is correct.. I couldn't believe Lectron wanted me to drop $180 for clean / tune-up and HV mod w/o me even trying the carb 1st. Albeit, Kevin did take about 5 min to look up basic settings for the bike, carb, and metering rods I have, which I've been pretty happy w/ based on 2 small local trail rides. I'm headed to the mtns this weekend so will have further info / feeback soon. I have read LOTS of Lectron reviews here and on KTMTalk and it appears that something isn't right w/ either the newer KTMs or the HV carbs - lots of issues and people are tending toward going back to their Mikuni carbs or selling both (Mikuni & Lectron) and picking up a Keihin. I don't know anything about fluid dynamics, but the HV mod doesn't make sense to me.. throating the carb then widening it again - wouldn't that speed up then slow down the air flow? Why not just get a smaller carb, which will maintain faster air speed throughout? Perhaps someone more educated in this realm could chime in on the standard vs HV carb mod. If I had to do it again and didn't get a sweet deal on the used Lectron (thanks Poldies4!) I would have purchased a Lectron 36... otherwise, wait a few years to see if they can get the HV mod sorted. I never really want to be an early adopter (guinea pig). Good luck, whatever you choose... edit: if I didn't have the sizable elevation changes from 3k to 9k+ riding home to mtns I would have stayed w/ the JD jetting kit I have in my Keihin. I'm hoping the Lectron makes the altitude rides better, but if not... I'll sell it and make small changes w/ the Keihin.
  13. th1npower

    The KTM 200 Club

    ..thanks Bron! it fit a lot better w/o the rad valve spacer. appreciate the tip.. and know you've had a heckuva time w/ the Lectron from reading your prior posts. ...
  14. th1npower

    The KTM 200 Club

    .. I'm trying to swap out to a Lectron carb and it's a pretty tight fit. I thought about taking out the Boyesen rad valve spacer to give myself a little extra room.. Has anyone removed the rad valve spacer? Will the Reeds have enough space with the piston? Anyone else with a Lectron find a way to fit without squishing the air box boot? Thanks!...
  15. th1npower

    Rekluse ktm 200

    ..my 2008 200 came with the Z Start Pro.. For rocky super technical riding it works wonderfully since the scoot is kicker only and I don't end up stalling out if I get hung up in a precarious spot. For a flat open and big hill climbing it's less than desirable as you don't have the ability to bump start if you don't make a climb or don't have any engine braking to bull-dog when trying to get the bike turned around and down a steep hill. My bike came with a kit to run the left hand brake, which I put on, and then ordered the little rear brake master cylinder adapter from Clake Australia for about 50 to $60 and it arrived in a week.. that way I have both left hand brake and pedal brake for the rear (Rekluse makes a similar part but wanted $150 or $300 for complete LHRB kit). Otherwise, you can drop the clutch and just run a piece of hose with some mineral oil or ATF for the clutch fluid and then use your old clutch lever with a new line to run that back to your rear brake. My preference was to keep the clutch lever and run the LHRB too. ...I really think the LHRB is a must to complete the package! Since the bike was new to me and I was uncertain about the clutch pack I did call Rekluse and talked to them some about clutch setup preferences... also the clutch plates were a little bit blued but not warped. I ended up spending less than $200 for a brand new set of plates (you have to use their plates for the clutch hub) and fibers, just to be safe, and cannot be happier! I tried several setups with low vs. medium RPM engagement and also soft versus hard engagement.. currently set at medium RPM and hard engagement. I turned up the idle speed a little and then it allows some 4-stroke-like engine braking.. very cool. Let me know if you have any questions.. be happy to visit with you about it. Happy riding! Micah
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