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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22,072
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Posted By Umarth
double take mirrors...

Looking to install a set of double take mirrors on the 690.

Question is, was sized is the threaded bolt for the RAM mount ball?

- M8-1.25 X 8mm?
- M12x1.75 x 12mm?
- something else...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22,072
Views: 2,690,592
Posted By Umarth
Figured I'd just use good old dyno oil for the...

Figured I'd just use good old dyno oil for the first couple thousand kms.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22,072
Views: 2,690,592
Posted By Umarth
Question: who is responsible for connecting the...

Question: who is responsible for connecting the fan on a brand new bike? Is it the factory or the dealer when the uncrate the bike?

I'm thinking factory but would like to know if not.

Reason...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22,072
Views: 2,690,592
Posted By Umarth
At the moment I am not planning on going that...

At the moment I am not planning on going that route. Unlike some, I don't like throwing money at my bikes when I spend it gas instead. :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22,072
Views: 2,690,592
Posted By Umarth
All 12 lit up, started flashing and the idiot...

All 12 lit up, started flashing and the idiot light for temp lite up also.

How do you go about having an air bubble in the system? From what I'm seeing in the diagram, the antifreeze should find...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22,072
Views: 2,690,592
Posted By Umarth
Thanks! Just info I needed. Just to narrow...

Thanks! Just info I needed.

Just to narrow it down to bad fan or bad temp switch, before I bring it to the dealer. That way he can get the part and I don't have to leave the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22,072
Views: 2,690,592
Posted By Umarth
Just took possession of my new '15 690 E-R. ...

Just took possession of my new '15 690 E-R.

Runs great but unfortunately, fan does not kick in and have had it overheat twice now in less than 300km.

The question: if I unplug the connector to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Umarth
That's a very relevant fact! lol

That's a very relevant fact! lol
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Umarth
thanks for the link! Having read it: It...

thanks for the link!

Having read it:

It does explain why a little bit of oil ends up in the air box, and why the upper oil tank's level would be low after sitting for a long time, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Umarth
might also need to change the o-ring of the...

might also need to change the o-ring of the clutch master cylinder. Could be the reason the clutch is not disengaging fully.
You can use the same o-ring as the one behind the counter sprocket....
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Umarth
Question F650GS oil system question.

I purchased a F640GS circa 2000 about two years back and never really got around to using it: last time I started it was last spring!

So this week end I decided to prep it for the coming season so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 66,343
Posted By Umarth
Had I read further, in the manual, I would have...

Had I read further, in the manual, I would have gotten the answer: axial play from 0.03-0.15mm!

Unfortunately I can't read and even if I spent over an hour making REALLY SURE that I'd gotten all...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 66,343
Posted By Umarth
hey gunner! I'm about to button up my engine...

hey gunner!
I'm about to button up my engine and i was wondering about the cranks shimming.
1. Once mounted, what is the tolerated axial play? Obviously, if there is to much shiming, the crank...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
The oven is closer that you might think: it's...

The oven is closer that you might think: it's -20c around here these days but I have an awesome girlfriend! Who suggested that I setup shop directly in the kitchen!
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
In doubt, I'll use loctite... ;)

In doubt, I'll use loctite... ;)
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
Things are moving along, if slowly as I rather...

Things are moving along, if slowly as I rather make sure I'm doing everything properly.

I can't seem to locate/identify the part number the case bearing just behind the shifter/kickstart. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
some more questions

The main shaft bearing that you would add retaining compound to, is this one? And what type should I use? Blue? Red? Oil-resistant?
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
Brought the top end to my local KTM mechanic. ...

Brought the top end to my local KTM mechanic.
The cylinder is fine: all he did was do a light honing and called it a day.

The piston was still good but did not have an other 40k km in it so...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
Hey Gunner! How's the riding been this year?...

Hey Gunner!

How's the riding been this year? Been exploring new trails?

I was touching up my pictures of our weekend the other day. Remember these?
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
Back at it!

Seems like I'd had my fill of taking care of bikes!
After tearing the 640 apart and then fixing my girl friends bike I just said bugger it and left Big O all dismembered while I practiced being a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,090
Posted By Umarth
The first time I did it, I asked the very same...

The first time I did it, I asked the very same question: I couldn't Even turn my by hand.

The only part that can go wrong in this operation is flipping the lip of the seal when inserting the shaft...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,090
Posted By Umarth
Its quite normal for the shaft to be hard to turn...

Its quite normal for the shaft to be hard to turn with your fingers only: the seal puts enought pressure to make so.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By Umarth
For the peaning, i dont use a punch but a 4mm...

For the peaning, i dont use a punch but a 4mm socket and the vice. The dowel are relatively soft anf you can cruch an 'o' into them just like they do at the factory. No need for a hydrolic press...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By Umarth
LC4 100,000 preventive rebuild

Hi all!

Back from my trip from Canada to Ushuaia and then Brazil. Trip got cut short due to injuries but will resume at the end of next summer!

My 2006 KTM 640 Adv, aka 'Big O', is now at the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Umarth
Wow! The responses are overwhelming! lol ...

Wow! The responses are overwhelming! lol

Thank I didn't take one on my last trip! hahahaha
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Umarth
So then, I replaced the spark plug, fuel...

So then,

I replaced the spark plug, fuel filter and injector.

Result: bike started up on second turn of the engine! Houra I thought!


Well not quite, as soon as it warms up a bit it can't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Umarth
45??? You got a link???

45??? You got a link???
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Umarth
Question F650GS (single) not starting...

Hullo all,

I know just about nothing about this bike (not mine) but looks like I'm stuck with fixing it (keeps the girl friend happy).

the bike is a BMW F650GS circa 2000 with FI. Bike...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
No need to be concerned, thank fully. My shoulder...

No need to be concerned, thank fully. My shoulder is still f@ but the rest is good now. And the trip, it's only postponed not ended. You can count on that!

Will probably be hitting Brazil next...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
big o is now in little pieces in my 'workshop'....

big o is now in little pieces in my 'workshop'. The must obvious culprit, cracked rings and/or piston, has been dismissed as they are in excellent shape. Because of that, i've decided to tear the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
Your gonna Love S.A.! One tip: if your...

Your gonna Love S.A.!
One tip: if your Spanish not up to par, get to it BEFORE you leave! Will the whole exp. That much better!

Best of luck!
-J
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
Dirt Hurts!!!

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<img src="http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/Maps/i-tnjP4gG/0/L/route%20-%20the%20end-L.png" /></div>
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
What? A non-orange blooded person is reading my...

What? A non-orange blooded person is reading my RR!!!! Heresy!!!

Glad you enjoy.

Cheers
-J
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,112
Posted By Umarth
laptop in tablet disguise

Microsoft Surface pro.

Just got back from 10 months on the road to ushuaia.
Had soft luggage as i go off road (not gravel, off road) when ever i can. The tablet was in the side bags And the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 66,343
Posted By Umarth
Hey Gunner, I'll be doing this very same...

Hey Gunner,

I'll be doing this very same rebuild shortly so muchas gracias for this thread!

Question: on the pic, the bittom cylinder head gasket looks liquid. Whats up with that?

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
i admit that taking pics of the bike kind of got...

i admit that taking pics of the bike kind of got boring after a while. But every once in a while, a good shot come in...

Whats next? I'm thinking home for a year. Then Africa. But the next leg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
how do you get pics to get on the front page...

how do you get pics to get on the front page anyway?
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
pretty much all of latin america has some amazing...

pretty much all of latin america has some amazing riding. With Peru being at the top for me.

Patagonia now, temperatures vary greatly. At the moment, from 15ish to 5ish celcius with dips here...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
i know, i'm much less assiduous in posting...

i know, i'm much less assiduous in posting updates as i was at the start. Lazy bastard that I am! :)

as for the fender, just wait till the next update...

Ps: you inly have one front...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,084
Posted By Umarth
if you want the pics in slightly larger size, you...

if you want the pics in slightly larger size, you can go to this address:
http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/BigOTripping/

The pics are only 1600px wide though. If you see some that you...
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