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Old 1 Jun 2010
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Street Tyres

I have the Pirelli Scorpions MT 90 A/T's on and they're a great street tyre. Way better mileage (double?) than the TKC's and better grip on wet tar.

Not as much an off road tyre as the TKC though.

I found the TKC wear very fast on motorways. They last better when the going is slower.
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Peer is more ore less right, only changes to the standard model are a engine crash-bar, panniers, black color AND an additional headlight on top of the front fender!!
This thread definitely needs more photos pleeze!!!
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KTM Military for the UK anyone?

I'm thinking of going to Germany to buy one of these bikes for a trip later this year. Has anyone bought one and brought it back to the UK yet please? I'd like a bit of advice, customs and duty etc.
Also... If I get a van to get one... should I buy 2 or 3 and sell the others here with the number plates & MOT sorted? Is anyone interseted in that idea?

I'm thinking of going at about Easter time. Am going to ask a German friend near Hamburg to go to the shop to check the paperwork and so on...

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I'm thinking of going to Germany to buy one of these bikes for a trip later this year. Has anyone bought one and brought it back to the UK yet please? I'd like a bit of advice, customs and duty etc.
Also... If I get a van to get one... should I buy 2 or 3 and sell the others here with the number plates & MOT sorted? Is anyone interseted in that idea?

I'm thinking of going at about Easter time. Am going to ask a German friend near Hamburg to go to the shop to check the paperwork and so on...

Cheers
Col
There shouldn't be any duty or customs fee, since both Germany and the UK (whether you like it or not) are in the EU. I registered an English bike in Germany a few years ago and it was no problem. Best to ask the DVLA what kind of paperwork you need to register it (probably only the German papers) and a garage doing MOTs whether you have to do any modifications (I needed a new headlight for registering my English bike in Germany because of the beam direction, the speedo was fine because it was in km/h and mph).
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KTM LC 4 400 Mil for sale in Belgium

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-400-mil-56240

KTM LC4 400 MIL - Te koop op 2dehands.be
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just in case anyone is interested, we just completed our trip & I am selling my beloved KTM Mil :-(

It has all the goodies that would be expected with one. Currently under 31,000kms.

I will put a proper add in the TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted threads.
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If you want gauges for the above, and want it OEM, then swap the bike for a GS or a big adventure :P Alternatively, put on a rallye computer with the required sensors, but with the whole shebang we're talking 300-500 EUR. I am just converting my tach to a rallye computer (SIxO Homepage), but not because it's really neccessary, but because I'm back home and fiddling with the bike eases the desire to set off again. (plus the analogue tach cable broke again, and I'm fed up with it ...).

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Headlight: stick in a HID conversion kit. Not road legal in most western european countries (UK is a different story), but who cares once you have departed ... Alternatively, rob a bank and spend 350 EUR on the Touratech one. Don't use higher wattage bulbs - stuff will smolder and melt, and the stator is already weak as it is.
Sirakor ... thanks for your informative posts.

I recently bought a 4th hand LC4 military, and some parts need to be replaced. What civilian models are best for replacement parts?

Specifically, the bracket holding the instrument cluster is cracked and being held on by tie downs and wishful thinking. Also, I want to replace the headlamp ... any advice on how to go about this?

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Hi,

first of all congrats on your new bike. The Military is a fantastic travel bike, and I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it.

Sorry for the delay, I only saw your message just now. Somehow the parts catalogue on KTM World does not have the KTM Mil anymore, but check your private messages on the HUBB, I have some more info for you.

I'd recommend to read the posts on maintenance though before you set off on a large trip - the rocker arm rollers are a definite weak spot that needs to be checked. Also depending on the mileage, I might consider a preventive rebuild of the water pump -> there is a good tutorial on ADV-rider, and the parts needed are something like 20 EUR only.

Also, if you are coming to the Germany HU meeting next week, I will probably be there too, so we can have a chat if you like.

Have fun!


Edit: I just found two new websites that have the Military parts catalogue. Try this: http://www.partspitstop.com/pages/oemparts# or http://www.ktmpartfinder.com/ and select 400cc, year 2004, 400 LS-E/Mil chassis or engine as required.
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