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  1. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    You are a mad scientist!! lol LOVE IT! But please build a yz with it's conventional frame, I HATE the twin spare frames. Big ole frame tubes and they make the gas tank sit too high and it affects handling. My wish list for a TPI or FI would be to keep up the good work on an external fuel pump, and an electrical system that doesnt need a battery even if that means a capacitor work around. That expansion chamber is scary, probably very effective for brake checks. Man I wish yammie would do something with their bikes. They are so close now and it wouldnt take much. Yams fit me like a glove.
  2. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    THat is a very good point about injection, unless of course water gets in the tank. Not sure what happens then? But if one has a smart carb I'm told the dunking fix is much easier affair since there are no overflow hoses. Still water gets in there thru the filter so....not sure how much better. BTW your not saying your carb'd kawi is more reliable then with injection are you?
  3. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    He claimed his was 4 feet of water, I think most dunkings are pretty quick affairs at a lessor depth. Likely he had it in there awhile too since that would be pretty tuff to get out. I've had to pull my buds out at a similar depth ore worse and it was a nightmare. Thinking he would have been better off forgetting where the bike was and call insurance. lol
  4. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    Never EVER heard of a drowned bike brought to a dealer let alone one that had to go to two cause one gave up and the other pretty much replaced everything, at least that's what I recall you saying. I also recall you mentioning the injectors werent working? yes/no?? I get that you like the bike and dont want others to base a decision on what happened you, but the FACT is there are more possible components to go wrong. That doesnt mean the bike or TPI sucks. Just what I have been saying all along. With the good stuff with TPI comes the bad too. The ole "there is no free lunch" comes to mind. The TPI will NEVER be as reliable as a carb. Best we can hope for is the positives of a Injection systems out shine the negatives. For many they do already, for others not so much.
  5. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    Is that propeller size typical? If so the one I found as a kid was bigger.
  6. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    My dad did the same thing to his bud in a car going over a bridge in Philly. They were always pranking each other and he got em good. It was early morning in the 50's , not a soul on the bridge. My dad had his head laying on the steering wheel in such a way that he could see but still looked like he was sleeping. He swerved back in forth from one side of the bridge to the other. His bud was in the back seat sleeping and the swerving woke him up. He yelled and screamed probably like the guy in the video. I need to try this with the wife.
  7. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    This was in the 60's or early 70's. I remember it being wood and red in color, a metal leading edge and cracked in half at the center. I kept if for years and showed my buds.
  8. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    I didnt want to tell your story, since it was yours and the reason I asked. I recall even the second dealer had issues too but did get it eventually. Smart of the dealer/ktm to help you out. BTW I realize you love your TPI but this is a problem with TPI or new tech in general. Dealers arent up to snuff yet on it.
  9. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    So what the TPI needs I think I keep most bikes around 4 years on average and ride about 200 hours a year. I ride solo about half the time, remote, tech-e stuff. TPI needs for ME: Clean inline filter every 30 some hours per the book (there you go oregon lol ). Most prepared guys do this since it's easy if you replace them $6 or a slight PITA if you clean them. Unprepared, ride with boyfriends on bunny hills riders can likely get away for quite awhile not doing this. If I know this about them I try to avoid them. lol So 30 into 200 so 6 times a year. So 36 bucks or a 6 times a slight PITA and some brake fluid or whatever. Intank filter- I dont know what the book says on this (there you go oregon lol )but I poured over the 4s FI forums and a pattern of every 80-100 hours came up. My buds bike had problems and he replaced his at 100 hours and it was fine. So it is sounding like the pattern is correct. Again this is for the well prepared serious dirt biker. Others likely dont do this, and again I try to avoid riding with them. lol So about twice a year, not sure of the expense but this is a pretty big PITA. In tank pump- I am told the book says nothing on this (there you go oregon ) but the pattern for well prepared dirt bikers is between 150-200 but I have seen a fair amount of 120 hours. So figure once a year for a well prepared dirt biker. Another bigger PITA but your in there anyway with the second filter change. The cost is anywhere from 120-325. Depending on how many times I run the tank low or boil gas is what I will factor in, but figure once a year. Again some will never do this and for SURE if I know I will avoid them like the plague. LOL Injectors- I dont know what the books say (there you go oregon lol ) but I know guys are doing it at x amount of time. They either send them somewhere to get cleaned or buy a device from motion pro or somewhere. Either way there is an expense to doing so along with the time involved. Again this is what the well prepared dirt biker does. Some guys will likely do nothing and I again try to avoid them. lol Cost of the device and once a year?? Oil injector- book says 80 hours (there you go oregon lol ) I dont know what i would do here. This is pretty important and I recall it only costing 80 bucks so MAYBE but more then likely once a year. Time and money for the well prepared dirt biker. Many wont touch this either. Same thing STAY AWAY Battery- No book here either (there you go or-e) Bike wont run with a low battery or shorted battery. This is an action item tpi owners will not only replace more often but likely have a micro backup battery. That is for the well prepared dirt biker. Others will do nothing and be a PITA if it chits. I look at these riders as possible PITA's same as kickerless bikes. lol Spare parts- Well prepared dirt bikers keep spare parts of things that could or likely go wrong. Pumps, tip over sensors, other dodads that might go bad and you have them so you can ride. Others wont do a thing Bigger tank- IF you want to go to a bigger tank you either take out the original pump assembly and move the assembly to the new tank or buy a whole new assembly. If you go back and forth on tanks likely you buy a whole new assembly. Tow rope- LOL! Well prepared riders have this but likely wont ever need it. They bring it to tow others who didnt do the above. Carb needs: Jetting I jet 4 times a year, sometimes 5 or 6. Mook-e's sucked for me, others disagree and have them figured. I spent a lot of time dicking with it and gave up and went Keihin for 300 bucks. Jetting has been easy ever since, still for sure I'd rather not do it, who would... until you look at the list above.
  10. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    lol. My neighbor had one of those and lost half of his propeller and he landed safely so apparently they are safer then they look. I found the other half of his propeller behind my house. Still that would have to be pretty scary.
  11. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    Very true, but batteries on occassion short out and your eph'd even with your boyfriends jumper cables. You might be able to borrow one from a carb guy IF he has a kickstarter. lol IF your battery just runs out of juice because of a fan that's always on IF one is on a non-bunny trail your back to jumping it with a boyfriend again. OR you buy a 120 dollar micro battery that you carry with you. BTW carb guys with kickers dont have to do this.
  12. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    Are you the guy that flooded out his TPI and couldnt get it running properly afterwards and had to buy a whole new bike because of it?
  13. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    You would be wrong then. The alledged tpi inventor brings it up all the time. Lots of euronators do to.
  14. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    Missed this post and it is a great one. TPI still pollutes like crazy, not that I care. The pollution emitted by 2s dont make a gnats ass in the grand scheme of things. 3/4 of all the dirt bikes sold likely are sitting in the garage never or rarely being ridden. It is embarrassing to me that so many just bend over and take getting rammed so easily. "If we dont do something 2s will be gone" or some such taking it up the ga-zun-ga statement just strikes me as weak. Give me a bike that works better and spare me the save the planet crap that seems to work on some people.
  15. Sycamore

    Video: KTM'S CARB VS TPI (TRANSFER PORT INJECTION)

    You cant keep up cause you never really meaningfully started. Go back and find where I said this = KTM recommended maintenance. AGAIN I said the inline filter I would probably do and MAYBE the oil pump. The rest was taken from what well prepared guys are doing NOT what KTM said to do. You're continued straw man might just mean you have nothing or your purposefully forgetting??
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