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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 77,263
Posted By bmwktmbill
Dog, that might be two leaks. Before I...

Dog,
that might be two leaks.

Before I fixed it I'd want to clean it up with degreaser and then run it to fnd out where the fluid is coming from.

I had one like that and it came from a loose...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By bmwktmbill
You're Welcome, glad it worked. Probably...

You're Welcome, glad it worked.

Probably there are some indents from wear on the basket arms. Next time you have the clutch apart check that and run a dremel tool along them to smooth the surface....
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By bmwktmbill
A couple more pics. ...

A couple more pics.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l146/bmwstbill/KTM%20suspension/Motorcyclepics001_zpsf4330470.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By bmwktmbill
Can you start it in neutral and warm it up, then...

Can you start it in neutral and warm it up, then with/get a push and while moving shift it into second gear and ride it around for a bit in gear.

Probably the plates will loosen up on their own.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 77,263
Posted By bmwktmbill
Mine never seem to wear, just put them back the...

Mine never seem to wear, just put them back the way they came off.

b
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
I'd take it back to the shop and do some impolite...

I'd take it back to the shop and do some impolite asking especially about part numbers, etc. If you can get a little propane heat on things the aluminum will expand and the bearings will move a whole...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 77,263
Posted By bmwktmbill
Right on Clint. The point of putting your thumb...

Right on Clint.
The point of putting your thumb over the spark plug hole is to find the compression stroke on your 4 stroke engine.

I learned in high school intake compression power and exhaust....
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By bmwktmbill
Yooper, I snapped the whole kickstand mount...

Yooper,
I snapped the whole kickstand mount off, the machine fell on my tent.

I only got a little angry.

Now it's welded and bolted in place. the centerstand is through bolted and the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
Troy, I run the rpm's up to try to stay at a...

Troy,
I run the rpm's up to try to stay at a fuller ignition advance, that will help with vibes, to me the engine sounds better and the pull feels better.
You will feel the same thing I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
Nice machine. Been running an '02 low flow...

Nice machine.
Been running an '02 low flow engine in my Adventure model for many years.

For jetting try 145 or 147. I wouldn't go bigger, stock pilot jet, raise the needle one notch over stock,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 77,263
Posted By bmwktmbill
Mine leaked so bad I smeared it shut with goo. ...

Mine leaked so bad I smeared it shut with goo.

Using a metal rod one time I jammed it tight and the piston just would not move at all so I had to take off the clutch case and turn directly on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By bmwktmbill
Guys, Wouldn't hurt to loosen the axle pinch...

Guys,
Wouldn't hurt to loosen the axle pinch bolt and front axle nut too, guess I'd re-tighten the axle after I loosened the fork tube and work from the bottom up, after the tubes are tight I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 77,263
Posted By bmwktmbill
Dirty, Nothing against the straw idea but I...

Dirty,
Nothing against the straw idea but I chopped a couple in half somehow as the piston loops quick.

I use a steel rod now, put the machine on the centerstand in 5th gear and turn it over...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By bmwktmbill
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=905652

Repair manuals.

b
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
You have the high flow head model(2003 and...

You have the high flow head model(2003 and later).
Makes more HP.
Clean the carb.
Clean the air filter.
Clean the muffler discs.
Clean the plug and tighten the cap.

Get Gunner's secret carb...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By bmwktmbill
Wth

Bill,
I'll bite.
Cancel the order for the wiring harness and buy a multimeter.


bill
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By bmwktmbill
Sometimes Bill is lazy.... He sticks a clean...

Sometimes Bill is lazy....
He sticks a clean paper towel on the master cylinder to absorb almost all the fluid, refills and pumps it low, refills and call it done.

Only Dot 4!!!!!!!!!!

In case...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By bmwktmbill
Step#3-Read the owners manual for recommended...

Step#3-Read the owners manual for recommended service and add steering head bearing grease and swinging arm bolt grease to both areas, consider fork oil change.

Bleed both brake cylinders.

b
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,867
Posted By bmwktmbill
Yep, is the coolant level low? b

Yep, is the coolant level low?

b
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,867
Posted By bmwktmbill
Was the oil milky before the wash? bill

Was the oil milky before the wash?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
Additional. Wired them separately, stuck them...

Additional.
Wired them separately, stuck them on the sides of the license plate light.

b
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
Doc, Most RTW riders and off roaders do these. ...

Doc,
Most RTW riders and off roaders do these.

http://www.hyperlites.com/

They aren't cheap but they stand behind them and mine got replaced free after a RTW trip and a few more years when one...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,434
Posted By bmwktmbill
Thanks Reset. Everything helps. bill

Thanks Reset.

Everything helps.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6,176
Views: 1,121,881
Posted By bmwktmbill
I use neo socks(kinda cute) and grease under the...

I use neo socks(kinda cute) and grease under the wipers.

http://supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?13273-Grease-under-fork-dust-seals

Don't make the socks too long or they will bind the tube....
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By bmwktmbill
Main shaft bearing behind the clutch.

Main shaft bearing behind the clutch.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hi Gcelt, Ask the owner when the water pump was...

Hi Gcelt,
Ask the owner when the water pump was rebuilt and when the cam followers were changed out. both should have been done at least once.

Unscrew the dip stick and look at the oil, it should...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By bmwktmbill
Grounds good? b

Grounds good?

b
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
If you heat up the frikkin rear entrance door do...

If you heat up the frikkin rear entrance door do dad with a heat gun it will be putty in your hand for install/removal. I fought like crazy a few times with mine on the '02 Adv.

Get it hot. Get it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By bmwktmbill
Grant, I'd run premium in the machine and raise...

Grant, I'd run premium in the machine and raise the needle a notch if it hasn't been done and the machine doesn't come off idle cleanly.

The low speed fuel screw is difficult to adjust and can be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,176
Views: 1,121,881
Posted By bmwktmbill
This? ...

This?

http://supertrapp.com/product_sections/cat.asp?CatID=33


bill
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By bmwktmbill
I have an '02 Adventure. It's been a great...

I have an '02 Adventure. It's been a great machine but it isn't perfect.

What do you know about it's service history, what farkles?
Any changes?

Ride it to check out the vibes, it should...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
Have you had the bolt out and greased it. The...

Have you had the bolt out and greased it. The factory was lax here and the bolt is chrome plated. You could do that to extend the life of rapidly wearing parts.
there are no bushings brother, there...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By bmwktmbill
Bump. Did you try a different spark plug? ...

Bump.
Did you try a different spark plug?

Which wire feeds the system?
Is there power on both sides of the fuses?


b
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,957,074
Posted By bmwktmbill
Rode a few times in sand with my '02 Adventure...

Rode a few times in sand with my '02 Adventure but it took 10 years off my life and I was looking for the coffin by the end of the day. I have a bum knee that I won't stick out so that doesn't help....
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6,176
Views: 1,121,881
Posted By bmwktmbill
Spades, I saw your post and looked on the...

Spades,
I saw your post and looked on the Staintune site thinking they made one.
Nothing showed up but I didn't contact them directly.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 310,383
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hi Derek, 'Fuel level' it is and thanks for...

Hi Derek,

'Fuel level' it is and thanks for the analysis of engine starting versus running running issues as related to fuel level misadjustment.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,176
Views: 1,121,881
Posted By bmwktmbill
Guys, Wouldn't a little 5 minute epoxy fix the...

Guys,
Wouldn't a little 5 minute epoxy fix the loose screen?

That said I think I'd throw that screen as far as I could, no offense intended but it reminds me of a screen door on a submarine.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 310,383
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hi derek, Thanks. I asked my question in a...

Hi derek,
Thanks.
I asked my question in a misleading way, so I'll try again.

If the fuel height is too high but not overflowing the fuel bowl via the overflow tube, would it become possible to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By bmwktmbill
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958


b
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 310,383
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hi derek, Well this is precious information. I...

Hi derek,
Well this is precious information. I always guessed that it was this way, more or less, but it's nice to get some specifics especially for our diaphragm carbs.

A quick final question....
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