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Old 27 Oct 2008
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plastic panniers

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These loko super super value. Shame about the plastic panniers...bound to get trashed. Eveyrthing else looks spot on.
I have crashed a couple of times now and those Hepco&Becker plastic panniers have been really (unexpectedly) good. Only scratches, structurally there is no damage.
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how i could get full power out of it? I thought it uses smaller jets etc , but repair manual says that carburetor settings are just the same....42hp would be great... Keihin fcr 39mm + akropovic + new air intake could do the job?
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how i could get full power out of it? I thought it uses smaller jets etc , but repair manual says that carburetor settings are just the same....42hp would be great... Keihin fcr 39mm + akropovic + new air intake could do the job?
I don't think it is limited by the 34 hp, the bike stops accelerating at 130 km/h no matter whether you go uphill or downhill. You could write to KTM Sommer in Germany and asl them, they sell the bike and they are very competent and helpful.
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answer from sommer:

the LC4 Military is build especially for the military use, so the performance was not so important as the durability. For sure is, that you will never reach 40 HP! There are so many items different and special than a regular LC4. Even the 400cc was sold 1998 the last time! The bike is not limited in the performance, that all it have.

You can use a different jetting to get maybe +2/3 HP, but that's it. OR you need to change the ignition, camshaft, Zylinder... It's may not what you wanted, but that's what the army's wanted and so KTM build it like that.
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So do you want pics of me? or the KTM? or me on the KTM?

I was traveling alone, so too many pics of mysels.

Pics of the trip are here:
2008.08 Iceland - a set on Flickr

I haven't added any text yet
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how i could get full power out of it? I thought it uses smaller jets etc , but repair manual says that carburetor settings are just the same....42hp would be great... Keihin fcr 39mm + akropovic + new air intake could do the job?
Maybe you can replace the engine with the 640 LC4? They planned a 640 Military and it looked the same, but in the end they didn't produce it. I guess the engine would fit, but I am not sure how compatible it is with the rest of the bike.
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maybe a little bit off the topic, but be wear when buying these bikes from german dealers, there are all kinds of haslers around there...
Check, i mean double check papers + frame numbers before money transfer!
Law suit going on, so i cant say more...
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maybe a little bit off the topic, but be wear when buying these bikes from german dealers, there are all kinds of haslers around there...
Check, i mean double check papers + frame numbers before money transfer!
Law suit going on, so i cant say more...


I suppose there are good and bad dealers in every country, it has not much to do with this bike or German dealers in general. Checking papers and frame numbers is always a good idea, wherever you buy.
Maybe you could be a little more specific about the dealer you had problems with, that would be a lot more helpful...
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answer from sommer:

the LC4 Military is build especially for the military use, so the performance was not so important as the durability.

It's may not what you wanted, but that's what the army's wanted and so KTM build it like that.
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Exactly. They are built to be thrown out of helicopters or off the back of a truck, roll down an embankment and land in a ditch full of water and still run OK with a frame that is only slightly bent. Who really cares about 2-3 HP with a bike of that nature?
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i have now keihin FCR 40mm and racing exhaust installed.Accelerator pump makes guite BIG difference compared original parts...Revs instantly and there is now LOT of low/middle range power what i was looking for.
Keihin is from 2002 ktm 400 , and it work well with 175 main jet when rubber snorkel removed from air intake.
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Any idea where to find green color code?
Plastic parts are guite cheap, but tank need some painting...
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Paint Code - they probley

dont list a paint colour , as the colour is impregnated into the plastic during molding I am in need of some paint for my KTM 350 Enduro Ex sas bike from 1990 see pics here

Picasa Web Albums - Gunner - KTM 350 Endur...

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Hey, I think the bike is a pretty dam good deal and I'm seriously thinking of getting a couple for me and my friend for our RTW trip. Could you send me some more pics to tamlanecobbett@yahoo.co.uk
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Here is my ktm with civilian plastics and smaller 13 tank.
Racing exhaust / keihin fcr 39 installed, and "Fun meter"
is 10+, expecially now in winter.
...and yes,it is dam good deal!
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I like it. Wouldn't have got a smaller tank though...
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