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About Varget22

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    Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Shooting, and most of all my Dirt Bike

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  1. Varget22

    Is it worth it? 2002 400 EXC

    The fan might be drawing just enough current to keep the battery from recharging while you are ridding. First thing I did to my 06 525exc was modify the stator and convert the whole electrical system to DC. I love everything KTM did on this bike but the electrical system.
  2. Varget22

    Is it worth it? 2002 400 EXC

    I would physically verify the VIN on the pink slip matches the VIN on the bike. Never take anyone's word.
  3. Varget22

    Is it worth it? 2002 400 EXC

    Two years ago I paid $3200 for a 06 525 EXC with about 120 hours. I've ridden Japanese bikes all my life and I like the RFS motor. When I bought mine I knew nothing about KTMs except one thing that always came up when I asked around. Get a RFS motor as new as possible. I got the 06 and its can take way more than I have to offer.
  4. Varget22

    Running rough

    Look up mid body gasket. I have an 06 525 exc and had the same symptoms. Mid body gasket in mine was dried and cracked from age. Runs perfect now.
  5. I'm going with chrisso on this one. If it were my bike I wouldn't turn it over again till I found where those pieces came from.
  6. I took an old filter and cut it to fit the area where the drain is. I just oiled it real well and made sure it packed in tight down there out and of the way. My filter stays way cleaner now.
  7. Varget22

    Accelerator pump torn up??

    I'm curious, what year bike is it?
  8. Varget22

    Sierra Vista AZ

    Tmac, Thanks for the info. TRS sounds good. I will get signed up in a couple weeks when I get back in town. I'm not much into racing but more interested in trail riding and meeting other riders.
  9. Varget22

    Sierra Vista AZ

    Thanks for the tip. I've looked at their site but their process for signing up seemed a little off. It won't state how much the membership is but wants payment info. Probably just me. Anyone know membership amount? Sounds like a good idea.
  10. Varget22

    KTM Erratic Acceleration

    Before replacing the midgasket it would seem to run a little better after I rode it for maybe a half hour and as long as it was hot it wasn't awful but still way off. I cleaned and inspected the carb sooo many times. I'm not saying its for sure your problem but after what mine looked like after cooking in there for 11+ years it was way overdue. It took me more time to clean up the mess in there than to replace the gasket.
  11. Varget22

    KTM Erratic Acceleration

    The symptoms I had were very inconsistent idle and air screw had no effect even with stock jetting. Some times when I twisted the throttle it would hesitate for a moment and hit all at once. Occasionally I would start the bike and it would idle perfect until I touched the gas and it was a coin toss as to if it would fall on its face or try to jump out from under me. I had tried everything and was ready to get rid of the bike. Not sure if this is your problem but it's only about $30 out of pocket.
  12. Varget22

    KTM Erratic Acceleration

    If you take the float bowl off you will see 4 torx screws in there holding the top half and bottom half of carb together. That is where the gasket is. There is a discussion here on TT about it with great pictures. Do a quick search on mid body gasket.
  13. Varget22

    KTM Erratic Acceleration

    I have the same bike as you and had horrible running issues. My problem turned out to be the carb mid-body gasket. I am big on throttle control while riding and I was ready to get rid of the bike till I figured it out. Do a search on mid body gasket. It might answer your problem. Hope this helps.
  14. Varget22

    Sierra Vista AZ

    OK, how about anywhere near Sierra Vista?
  15. Varget22

    Rewind a lighting coil.

    Do you know how many amps you want available for your electrical system? You should try to get a number in mind. You could go down one or two steps in gauge size but I wouldn't suggest any further than that. If you go too small in gauge size the wire will become resistive in the circuit. Figure up your actual current need and multiply by 1.5. Look at the data sheets of what ever wire you like and make sure it is rated for that amount of current. Dishes are done. Amps = watts/volts.
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