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Old 02-26-2018, 06:22 PM   #2566
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...Does anyone lubricate their cables? Iíve bought every gadget and nothing seems to work. I doubt it matters but I try anyways.
for sure I lube my cables. I haven't found one of those auto-lube clamp things that work, so I spray my cable lube into a small tub, then pour it into the (detached) cable end a few drops every few minutes while I do other maintenance. That's what works for me
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:32 AM   #2567
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I always had pretty good luck with those little clamp on cable lubers... spray in the end at the bars until it comes out the other end then wipe away all the extra. Of course I haven't had a bike with cables (other than throttle) for a while now.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:51 AM   #2568
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Every time I try to use a clamp-on cable lubers, all it does is shoot lube every where but inside the cable.

Motion Pro has a new version with a totally new design, that looks like it seals better, but I haven't tried it yet. https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0609
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:50 PM   #2569
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Every time I try to use a clamp-on cable lubers, all it does is shoot lube every where but inside the cable.

Motion Pro has a new version with a totally new design, that looks like it seals better, but I haven't tried it yet. https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0609
I have used mine for years, can't remember who makes it, but it works great.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:00 PM   #2570
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I've had good luck with a small dropper and thin oil. I actually use Lucas Oil's gun lube.

--ontopic: yanked the front end off getting ready for this weekend at Hollister.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:12 PM   #2571
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Installed some of these. Way cheaper than Honda OEM.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...e-Support-Seal



And I re-glued a grip with a special Yamabond (7?) that seems suspiciously like Renthal grip glue.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:15 PM   #2572
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Started installing my rally guards. Ran into an issue with one bracket. Back to Cycle Gear tomorrow to see if they can solve the issue.

My kid installed new bars on his bike. Old bars were bent. Another issue with rally guards, so need to look for some parts for his bike tomorrow as well.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:30 AM   #2573
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Old 03-09-2018, 10:13 PM   #2574
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Completed the install of rally guards on both bikes. Time to do some riding. Then work on an e-start issue on my 450X
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:34 PM   #2575
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Found my shifter that snapped off the retaining bolt. Shift splines are not salvageable and the bolt that snapped inside the mechanism is not extractable. Ordering new parts today.

Reapplied stain to trailer so the wood would last another season. Moved the wheel chock over so I can fit another bike or gear next to mine. Need to modify some extra anchors but will await for trailer to dry.

Loving the dirty world. It has been time and time again better than street riding. Safer (usually), more exciting, less legal worries, and a solid group of good people who regularly go riding.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:35 PM   #2576
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:11 PM   #2577
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Rode it. Yay!!!!...First time out since buying it President's day weekend back in Feb.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:32 PM   #2578
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Found my shifter that snapped off the retaining bolt. Shift splines are not salvageable and the bolt that snapped inside the mechanism is not extractable. Ordering new parts today.
The bolt that holds the shift lever on KTMs is notorious for giving owners trouble. I have also had my shift lever fall off on the trail. Although mine didn't break, just rattled loose. I check mine often now; like, put a wrench on it every time I wash the bike.

Replace everything that rides on the shaft while you are in there; seal, bearing, return spring, etc.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:21 PM   #2579
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The bolt that holds the shift lever on KTMs is notorious for giving owners trouble. I have also had my shift lever fall off on the trail. Although mine didn't break, just rattled loose. I check mine often now; like, put a wrench on it every time I wash the bike.

Replace everything that rides on the shaft while you are in there; seal, bearing, return spring, etc.
I wonít have access to that as Iím not splitting the case. I can replace the shaft by removing clutch cover and clutch basket. Then it pops out real easy. I will be replacing the seal as I damaged it when messing around with a drill/tap trying to get the bolt out.

Mine came loose prior. Need to use red lock tite it seems for best results. I check it often too. It scratched my stator case when it came loose on the trail without me realizing.

Parts will be here Wednesday. Getting ready for ride next weekend.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:27 PM   #2580
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Can someone 'splain KTM's reasons for the shifter connection? It seems a complicated spline to make.
Is it a "can't do it like the Japanese" thing?
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