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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,518
Posted By clintnz
My old Coleman 442 was definitely much dirtier...

My old Coleman 442 was definitely much dirtier running on gasoline, didn't have it clog up too much but I'd tend to use white gas where I could. The 442 had some serious heat output but was a pain to...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,917
Posted By clintnz
Hey, don't forget my one: :evil ...

Hey, don't forget my one:



:evil

YMMV with a 690 o'course
Clint
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,951
Views: 1,076,193
Posted By clintnz
The 'topic' of this thread got expanded to take...

The 'topic' of this thread got expanded to take in pretty much anything 640 related years ago :lol3 Same seat fits 18 & 12L 640E tanks. SXC 9L & Adv 25/28L both need different seats.



From...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,951
Views: 1,076,193
Posted By clintnz
Just get a longer piece of fuel line & run it in...

Just get a longer piece of fuel line & run it in a loop. Mines been like that for years, originally did it that way so I could swap between 12 & 18L tanks easily. I think my 03 came with a shaped...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 435,711
Posted By clintnz
Seems relatively low kms to be wearing out a...

Seems relatively low kms to be wearing out a starter or decomp, I'd pull the starter & check it before ordering any parts. Like the guys say, it's super simple to remove & dismantle. Have a good...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 58,825
Posted By clintnz
x2 I've often seen snot like that in the breather...

x2 I've often seen snot like that in the breather hoses. I wouldn't panic unless the engine oil showed signs of water too.

Of course if you're getting into the cam area at anything over 30K km a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By clintnz
I'd 2nd ZXrider's comments, add a better seat &...

I'd 2nd ZXrider's comments, add a better seat & the lil' windscreen & the 690 is a nice little tourer. Very nimble in traffic. Engine is quite smooth for a big single.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,068
Posted By clintnz
Looking good mate! I now have a serious...

Looking good mate!

I now have a serious case of parts stash envy :eek1

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,560
Posted By clintnz
Thanks Andreas, I bet a lot of visitors to the...

Thanks Andreas, I bet a lot of visitors to the Clarence pass right by the side track to Black Spur without realising it's there. Keep an eye out for the big black rock outcrop & the little sign on...
Forum: New Zealand 08-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By clintnz
Mark had a TE630 I think - totally different...

Mark had a TE630 I think - totally different machine. Swapped for a 690 after not too many k's IIRC.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By clintnz
You can buy the full on 8" rally light units from...

You can buy the full on 8" rally light units from a few places, but they're pretty huge, $$$, & to be road legal I'd have to put in a adapter & 7" H4 anyway... There is some nice compact dirtbike...
Forum: New Zealand 08-21-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By clintnz
Posted up a few pics of my light/dash/screen...

Posted up a few pics of my light/dash/screen build over in the garage section: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24896223#post24896223

Cheers
Clint
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By clintnz
Homebuilt 7" Headlight etc - KTM 640 Enduro

Made this last year but as I've had a few questions about it I thought I'd better put up some more pics & details.

Like many dirtbike derived adv machines the stock light on the 640 was a bit...
Forum: New Zealand 08-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By clintnz
Go on, tell the truth, it's a TT2000 weapon for...

Go on, tell the truth, it's a TT2000 weapon for yourself isn't it? :evil I know you have been secretly lusting after the long distance mile eating performance of the mighty Super Sherpa ever since...
Forum: New Zealand 08-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 142,689
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff Steve, great to have you along. I...

Good stuff Steve, great to have you along. I think you had the winteryest ride out of all the starters! Good to see Gus getting dialled in & doing the business.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,518
Posted By clintnz
It's kerosene you need a different jet for. ...

It's kerosene you need a different jet for.

I have an MSR Dragonfly which I really like, only downside is it's noisy. It does burn a little cleaner on white spirits but runs well on straight...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8,806
Views: 1,909,939
Posted By clintnz
Nice turnout of 640's for the midwinter ride last...

Nice turnout of 640's for the midwinter ride last weekend:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/MatawaiMotutrip013_zps40a53e3c.jpg

Kiwipeet's Adv, my E & Jim's SM.

That 800...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 548,712
Posted By clintnz
Good to see you bums are still having fun! Some...

Good to see you bums are still having fun! Some neat looking spots along that Brazilian coast, the different varieties of sand are indeed very interesting :wink: keep up the good work.

Just had...
Forum: New Zealand 08-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,421
Posted By clintnz
Harden up, nice & sunny here, already on route,...

Harden up, nice & sunny here, already on route, forecast for weekend looks good too

fumblethumbed off a tiny screen
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5,951
Views: 1,076,193
Posted By clintnz
I used sealant as per the manual, just a wee...

I used sealant as per the manual, just a wee smear, figured it couldn't hurt.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 08-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,421
Posted By clintnz
Sounds like you'll be taking the long way up -...

Sounds like you'll be taking the long way up - Desert Rd & Waiouru-Ohakune closed at present.

Ride safe everybody!
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By clintnz
Interesting stuff, at 95K my gearbox was fine but...

Interesting stuff, at 95K my gearbox was fine but the piston was well worn & the big end was on the way out.

Some great advice from Gunner above, I'd measure up & inspect the piston very...
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By clintnz
The light is a Narva polycarbonate semi sealed 7"...

The light is a Narva polycarbonate semi sealed 7" - about $90 IIRC, will dig up the part # for you. It's the same fitment as quite a few 4x4's, cheap glass/tin versions are available off the shelf at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,951
Views: 1,076,193
Posted By clintnz
Before deploying the tools on that thing set it...

Before deploying the tools on that thing set it on a lean to the left, with the bars turned to the left so the brake master cyl is at the highest point of the line. Grab the wheel & push the caliper...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 435,711
Posted By clintnz
If it's mainly better wear you're after try a...

If it's mainly better wear you're after try a Motoz Tractionator desert HT on the back - similar to an MT 21 but lasts longer. I pair one with an MT21 front as my dirtier set.

The 'touring' set...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By clintnz
I made my own light screen setup to mount the std...

I made my own light screen setup to mount the std 7" H4 size round light:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rDSC_00221_zpsa3f52b35.jpg

A bit of work to make it light, strong &...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By clintnz
Looks like a good buy! Will be a bit of a weapon...

Looks like a good buy! Will be a bit of a weapon compared to the XT.

Your rear tyre budget might have to be expanded a bit with more hp on tap :wink:... I like MT21 fronts for a lot of riding...
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By clintnz
Yeah, if you get people asking you about the...

Yeah, if you get people asking you about the MMMMM ride or how to rebuild a KTM 640 motor direct them my way :lol3

The Weestrom would be well suited to the Cape-Cape ride if you're at a loose end...
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,421
Posted By clintnz
Jeez, you flash harry Aucklanders & your fancy...

Jeez, you flash harry Aucklanders & your fancy bling... I prefer the old school way... with a couple of ewe bolts :poser

In other news, the long range weather forecast looks terrible...
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 08-10-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By clintnz
Routesheets can be found over on KB: ...

Routesheets can be found over on KB:

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/168019-Mmmmm-2014?p=1130758263#post1130758263

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,421
Posted By clintnz
Routesheets now up on KB for those without a...

Routesheets now up on KB for those without a sheep: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/168019-Mmmmm-2014?p=1130758263#post1130758263

If you keep an eye out along the way you'll...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,701
Posted By clintnz
The difference with the Japanese is a lot of...

The difference with the Japanese is a lot of people have had really good experiences with their dual sport bikes over past years & they could capitalise on that... but 10 years ago the japs just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,882
Posted By clintnz
Love your work on the fuel tank / toolbox /...

Love your work on the fuel tank / toolbox / pannier rack! I've been thinking about making a bigger toolbox for the 640 along similar lines. It would be nice to get the heavy tools out of the panniers...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By clintnz
Check out the index thread...

Check out the index thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958) mate, there's a link to a guide to rebuilding the pump in there.

It does have a nikasil bore. Worry about the...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,294
Posted By clintnz
That's a combo I really like. Getting slightly...

That's a combo I really like. Getting slightly off topic as the 21" fronts are different to the op's 19, but I have also found the Dunlop D605 to go well paired with the E0-7 rear, much cheaper than...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 60,528
Posted By clintnz
Have a good trip home mate! Top work on keeping...

Have a good trip home mate! Top work on keeping the ride report updated, it has been great to be able to follow your travels :clap

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,951
Views: 1,076,193
Posted By clintnz
I've tried several wrong methods :lol3 First time...

I've tried several wrong methods :lol3 First time I used a 3/4 air impact, started with it turned down & wound the pressure up until the nut came loose so as not to use more force than needed, maybe...
Forum: New Zealand 08-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By clintnz
Yep, Gisborne Point on Hwy 30, about 13km east of...

Yep, Gisborne Point on Hwy 30, about 13km east of the Hwy 30/33 intersection.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 08-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,966
Posted By clintnz
With only 2 weeks I'd just hit the South Is. Have...

With only 2 weeks I'd just hit the South Is. Have fun.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 08-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 22,630
Posted By clintnz
There are also a couple of spare bunks at my...

There are also a couple of spare bunks at my place 30 min down hwy 30 from Kawerau. We will most likely go home to scrub up then take the car into the cossie club to meet the crew for dinner.
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