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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By bmwktmbill
Check the valve clearances, if it's excessive...

Check the valve clearances, if it's excessive remove the engine top cover to check the cam followers out.

If that doesn't show anything drop the oil and check the oil plug magnet for debris.

If...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By bmwktmbill
OW, That TDC window is prone to leakage. Mines...

OW,
That TDC window is prone to leakage. Mines smeares over with silicone seal.

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 57,744
Posted By bmwktmbill
Noseason, Gunner has a good thread on how to...

Noseason,
Gunner has a good thread on how to replace the roller and it contains some great tips to avoid costly mistakes.

Did you rebuild your water pump? It is known to fail about the same time...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,935
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hi Derek, When I got the '02 adventure it did...

Hi Derek,
When I got the '02 adventure it did not run well off idle, I was the second owner, the original owner was a very large man who may have been brutal with it.

It was easy to raise the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,935
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hi Derek, This part of your analysis is...

Hi Derek,
This part of your analysis is interesting to me because I am running an '02 Low Flow engine with an '03 High Flow ignition. My carb is the BST40 with stock jets, needle raised a notch, the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8,735
Views: 1,886,273
Posted By bmwktmbill
Man, you guys are 'new' school. I'd just...

Man, you guys are 'new' school.

I'd just tighten them up in several rounds of snugging(3-4) to snug it down.
Little bit harder, little bit.
Never used a torque wrench on a case bolt.

However,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,052,146
Posted By bmwktmbill
Me too sort of. The aftermarket kickstand pivot...

Me too sort of.
The aftermarket kickstand pivot kept coming loose so I had my buddy weld it in place plus we through bolted the center stand on that side if I remember right. I all worked out and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By bmwktmbill
Just loosening the bowel screws can be a bitch. ...

Just loosening the bowel screws can be a bitch.
They are Phillips and I replaced mine with allen heads from Ace Hardware.

To get them loose if they are over tight or you wreck the Phillips head...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,052,146
Posted By bmwktmbill
Kevsta, You might check with your KTM dealer...

Kevsta,
You might check with your KTM dealer for a best price, they lace their own wheels at the factory.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 71,962
Posted By bmwktmbill
I always jam mine up to unhook the cable when...

I always jam mine up to unhook the cable when setting the valves by prying it up with a screw driver.

When I'm done, reattach the cable and snap it back into place. I have had the darn thing leak...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By bmwktmbill
Just one troll in on this one Mister G. All the...

Just one troll in on this one Mister G.
All the rest of us want the machine to find a worthy owner.
Thanks for your help.

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,472
Posted By bmwktmbill
That hasn't been my experience. It's hard enough...

That hasn't been my experience. It's hard enough to remove the cam with the tension off.

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,472
Posted By bmwktmbill
Why would you need to remove the tension on the...

Why would you need to remove the tension on the cam chain to remove the cam cover or the water pump?

It's only necessary if you plan to remove the cam.

Put the piston at TDC and take the cover...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By bmwktmbill
Quickit, check this out... ...

Quickit,

check this out...


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983255

And welcome.

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By bmwktmbill
No need to drain the oil, lay it on it's side to...

No need to drain the oil, lay it on it's side to remove the case, find a good welder.


Replace the lip seal in the case as well as the case seal.

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By bmwktmbill
If it got Touratech panniers I'd say it's worth...

If it got Touratech panniers I'd say it's worth $7K.
No panniers?, $6K.

It's a new motorcycle and a very unique one.
It will vibrate and the vibs aren't for everyone.

Inexperienced riders...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 52,392
Posted By bmwktmbill
Shop manual link: ...

Shop manual link:

http://motodataproject.com/verify_download.php?products_id=179

bill
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,052,146
Posted By bmwktmbill
Been there, done that except I forgot to tighten...

Been there, done that except I forgot to tighten the darn hose, what a mess.

What a relief to find it.


b
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hey Gunner, I see a centerstand on this build. ...

Hey Gunner, I see a centerstand on this build.
Are you gonna do a kickstand too?

BTW impressive work.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By bmwktmbill
I'm thinking the Hip is saying they are wound...

I'm thinking the Hip is saying they are wound like a clock spring by rotation of the cap?

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 52,392
Posted By bmwktmbill
Nevblu, there is a seal on the end of the crank...

Nevblu,
there is a seal on the end of the crank in the clutch case that can fail and stave the lower end, also the relief valve can stick.
How do the oil pumps look?

BTW I had a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8,735
Views: 1,886,273
Posted By bmwktmbill
Skip the fork change and have a 21" wheel laced...

Skip the fork change and have a 21" wheel laced up to the hub you have.

Add a steering stabilizer.

What's the seat height now?

Why not?

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8,735
Views: 1,886,273
Posted By bmwktmbill
Visual, There is a small screen in the metal...

Visual,
There is a small screen in the metal inlet pipe on the carb, pull it out and check it for cleanliness.

With the carb disassembled check the float setting and the pilot jet for plugging....
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By bmwktmbill
Aren't there nylon spacers or something under the...

Aren't there nylon spacers or something under the caps?

Can't remember, been a while, maybe one died.


b
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By bmwktmbill
http://motorbikes.forumsee.com/a/m/s/p12-33338-012...

http://motorbikes.forumsee.com/a/m/s/p12-33338-0128784--source-for-service-manual-for-lc4-non-usd-fork.html

5th manual down.

Should have wiring diagrams.

b
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,052,146
Posted By bmwktmbill
Guys, You gotta love an engine with...

Guys,
You gotta love an engine with personality.
The sound of my blown out SXC style Competition muffler plus no pre-muff completely over rides the engine noise even at idle, sure it's a little...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By bmwktmbill
Doc, Nice grips here for vib control. ...

Doc,

Nice grips here for vib control.

http://www.happy-trail.com/ProGrip-Dual-Sport-Gel-Grips.aspx


b
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By bmwktmbill
If you are concerned, loosen the valve lash and...

If you are concerned, loosen the valve lash and actuate the rocker arm with your fingers.

Does it feel 'too' tight or does it move freely?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By bmwktmbill
The Man

Hey everyone,

ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR GUNNER!!

bill
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,935
Posted By bmwktmbill
Bump

Bump
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By bmwktmbill
KTM LC4 engine detonation or ping ping.

This subject has a history in KTM LC4 lore.

Anyone care for a good read?

As bait let me opine that lean running is not mentioned as a cause because more gas doesn't burn faster or cooler
A...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By bmwktmbill
Doc, are you positive the jet needle on the slide...

Doc, are you positive the jet needle on the slide is assembled correctly?

If you flip the tank around setting it on the frame backwards and to the rear on the frame with the seat off and connect a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,052,146
Posted By bmwktmbill
Doc, are you positive the jet needle on the slide...

Doc, are you positive the jet needle on the slide is assembled correctly?

If you flip the tank around setting it on the frame backwards and to the rear on the frame with the seat off and connect a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By bmwktmbill
Me too. I experienced a broken a...

Me too.
I experienced a broken a (Top)compression ring along with a partial piston seizure and a blown head gasket. The bore survived and a new piston/rings cured the problem.

I never knew if the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By bmwktmbill
Intake, compression, power and exhaust brother. ...

Intake, compression, power and exhaust brother.
Put your thumb over the plug hole and after you see the intake valve move and feel for air pushing out. that's the compression stroke starting.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By bmwktmbill
Doc, Replied aon the other thread, the key is...

Doc,
Replied aon the other thread, the key is slack at al the cables and careful tank replacement, especially slack on that choke cable.

There are inner cable threaded adjustments if needed.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,052,146
Posted By bmwktmbill
Doc, Like Slackmeyer says. Also with the carb...

Doc,
Like Slackmeyer says.
Also with the carb on the engine you need to feel play(slack)(1/4") at the carb for the choke cable and a small amount at the twist grip as well(1/16"), check the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,135
Posted By bmwktmbill
Right on Geof, hard to work on a mc that isn't...

Right on Geof, hard to work on a mc that isn't solid.

Not to mention flat tires.

IMHO.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,135
Posted By bmwktmbill
Sprocket, Where's the centerstand? b

Sprocket,
Where's the centerstand?
b
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By bmwktmbill
Is the cam chain tensioner working correctly? ...

Is the cam chain tensioner working correctly?

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