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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By bmwktmbill
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90...

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

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B87joC5TGMP6djJjSTl2b0NOamM&usp=sharing

bill
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
Spades, Like Moto says squeeze them. Do...

Spades,
Like Moto says squeeze them.

Do the main fuse back by the battery too.

bill
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By bmwktmbill
bump

bump
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,084
Posted By bmwktmbill
Try putting some slack in the steering head...

Try putting some slack in the steering head bearings as a cure for twitchyness.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By bmwktmbill
So when you open the new drain screw does fuel...

So when you open the new drain screw does fuel drain out?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,042
Posted By bmwktmbill
Some guys like me put them on(reuse old bolts)...

Some guys like me put them on(reuse old bolts) with red Loctite so you might need a little heat first to break the bolt.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
Brilliant job gents!!!! bill

Brilliant job gents!!!!

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By bmwktmbill
Check the oil pumps, replace the seal on the end...

Check the oil pumps, replace the seal on the end of the crank.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,477
Posted By bmwktmbill
Ya, I've seen the bars of death several times,...

Ya, I've seen the bars of death several times, you could stick a therometer in the radiator coolant to see what temp you are actually running.

Mine would get hot in the woods if I let the revs...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
Derek, I thought so. I love you brother,...

Derek,
I thought so.

I love you brother, love you.
And it always gets better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77PuXrU6H2Y

Damn man, tube amps.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
I had to go after the frame in the kickstand area...

I had to go after the frame in the kickstand area with a brazing tip and I had a post for a steering stabilizer welded to the top tube. I have stick welded and brazed on the frame, and had a pro do a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
Derek, "In my experience..." is about as...

Derek,
"In my experience..." is about as subjective as you can get.

Let's see some testing and dyno runs to back up your conclusions.

To my knowledge you have never posted any specific...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,477
Posted By bmwktmbill
Is your temp gauge working? How many bars are...

Is your temp gauge working?
How many bars are you getting?

Do you hear the fan kick in when the machine just sits and idles?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
Just a suggestion is to disconnect the low fuel...

Just a suggestion is to disconnect the low fuel sensor for good and use the trip ODO to keep track of the miles you have traveled.

I think that sensor was the first thing I disconnected when I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,042
Posted By bmwktmbill
This is all true in my experience, worn out ...

This is all true in my experience, worn out couple of 17T sprockets. In the woods stay in the power band.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By bmwktmbill
Peace brother. b

Peace brother.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,042
Posted By bmwktmbill
Which rear sprocket? b

Which rear sprocket?

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By bmwktmbill
I'm ready to give up unless: You recently...

I'm ready to give up unless:

You recently divorced your wife.

Have a girlfriend and a wife.

Are in a pissing match with you neighbor who is a navy seal.

Are in the mafia, the CIA or al...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By bmwktmbill
How far did you ride the motorcycle since the air...

How far did you ride the motorcycle since the air filter cleaning?

b
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
I watched the electrical rebuild guy in my town...

I watched the electrical rebuild guy in my town test a rebuilt starter I brought in.
He clamped it in a vice, hooked up 12V and applied a 2x4 to the spinning gear.

Wood splinters flew, he said it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,669
Posted By bmwktmbill
Great, April is a good month to start riding....

Great, April is a good month to start riding. Birthday month for me.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By bmwktmbill
When did you last clean the air filter? ...

When did you last clean the air filter?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
Paul, I've not seen one or understand the...

Paul, I've not seen one or understand the system/process, maybe the information is buried in one of gunners's threads. It would be nice if you took some pictures. If I understand correctly you are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 66,376
Posted By bmwktmbill
Gunner beauty fix my friend. This whole...

Gunner beauty fix my friend.

This whole thread is so special, probably required reading in Mattighofen for guys and gals involved in 640 parts supply for the world.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By bmwktmbill
Who removed the spark plug the most recent time? ...

Who removed the spark plug the most recent time?

Do you have a snorkle on the air box?

Since it didn't jam the valve open I think it came in through the plug hole.

That or a cat or aliens.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,669
Posted By bmwktmbill
It's so nice and clean! Have you greased the...

It's so nice and clean!

Have you greased the steering head bearings?

b
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By bmwktmbill
Pull the carb, clean and rebuild it, then run the...

Pull the carb, clean and rebuild it, then run the bike and adjust the clutch if it needs it after a good run in. It's almost impossible to break the clutch but they do get sticky if they sit.

Yes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By bmwktmbill
Pull the carb, clean and rebuild it, then run the...

Pull the carb, clean and rebuild it, then run the bike and adjust the clutch if it needs it after a good run in. It's almost impossible to break the clutch but they do get sticky if they sit.

Yes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By bmwktmbill
bleed00, The 640 Adventure is special because...

bleed00,
The 640 Adventure is special because it has no tendency to high side a rider making it the safest motorcycle I have ever ridden on fast gravel roads. If you add a steering stabilizer you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hello Thomas, This is the old thread I used to...

Hello Thomas, This is the old thread I used to guide my switch in cdi boxes. I think it confirms what you have found.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1177948

Hope you find a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By bmwktmbill
I had to look at the specs on the Tenere, it...

I had to look at the specs on the Tenere, it looks like a great motorcycle, has good wind protection, 23L gas tank, 202 kg. It is just a little heavier than the KTM.

Looks like it makes good...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
I put an '03 box on my '02 to get the low octane...

I put an '03 box on my '02 to get the low octane option. No problem, it was plug it in and go.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By bmwktmbill
I'd ride a 640 Adventure model and see if you...

I'd ride a 640 Adventure model and see if you like it, then try the Enduro model.

Maybe you will fall in love with one...then we can help you with specific questions.

Are you a mechanic or do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 90,466
Posted By bmwktmbill
MSH, Consider replacing the lip seal on the...

MSH,
Consider replacing the lip seal on the end of the crank nestled in the clutch case. If it fails no oil to the crank(or less anyway). When I read about early crank failure I always wonder about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,669
Posted By bmwktmbill
Yep, the perimeter groove, and I know a guy who...

Yep, the perimeter groove, and I know a guy who didn't peen them at all once upon a time. He is a lucky duck, it only cost him another cam follower.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By bmwktmbill
Bump. b

Bump.

b
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
I was thinking you a jumper in parallel with...

I was thinking you a jumper in parallel with your existing battery ground wire to assur that it is not internally partly fractured. I had that happen to me once.

The machine wouldn't turn the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By bmwktmbill
Man, it just gets weirder. ...

Man, it just gets weirder.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=847293

I'm in the Florida panhandle dodging gators on the local rivers in my kayak.

Headed home in a couple weeks with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,944
Posted By bmwktmbill
They also have some good guys for tech questions....

They also have some good guys for tech questions.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 1,269,850
Posted By bmwktmbill
That's weird, did you check the ground for the...

That's weird, did you check the ground for the battery? Run a jumper wire battery (-) to a frame ground and try it.

bill
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