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Old 02-17-2010, 06:08 AM   #4741
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Hi all!! If anyone on here could give me any advice please check out my thread on my 640:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=551527

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:10 AM   #4742
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:25 AM   #4743
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:29 PM   #4744
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I paid $150 for this set which are good enough to have some two wheeled fun in the winter. The front is not ideal for the heft of the 640A. The rear is pretty much what everyone still runs.

1.0 inch long screws with another tire inside the main tire to accept the long screws. The tires are heavy.

Dune Loop (dunlop) 752.



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Old 02-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #4745
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Question

Question for the collective.

Background : Rolled up at a mates place yesterday and noticed some brake fluid driping from the front caliper bleed valve. No worries, thought I, borrowed a 10mm spanner, it spun on the nut part, went for an 8mm never going to fit, found a 9mm, wouldn't fit either.

Turns out it is a 10mm thread with a 3/8 nut part. WTF? I thought these bikes were metric? Asked the mechanic at the local dealers, about as much help as a sparkplug in a christmas cake.

So, is this a normal fitting for these bikes? Mine's a 2003 model. And are these 10mm bleed valves commonly available from brake shops? Nervously awaiting replies, as I have a ride planned to the World Superbikes and 2 days to sort it.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:52 AM   #4746
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Question for the collective.

Background : Rolled up at a mates place yesterday and noticed some brake fluid driping from the front caliper bleed valve. No worries, thought I, borrowed a 10mm spanner, it spun on the nut part, went for an 8mm never going to fit, found a 9mm, wouldn't fit either.

Turns out it is a 10mm thread with a 3/8 nut part. WTF? I thought these bikes were metric? Asked the mechanic at the local dealers, about as much help as a sparkplug in a christmas cake.

So, is this a normal fitting for these bikes? Mine's a 2003 model. And are these 10mm bleed valves commonly available from brake shops? Nervously awaiting replies, as I have a ride planned to the World Superbikes and 2 days to sort it.
Not so weird for brake fittings.
My hex size is 11mm spanner, a bit loose though. Front and rear are the same.
Hope that helps
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:23 AM   #4747
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Thanks mate. Got some other responses nearer home that the other guys seem to have brake bleed nipples that an an 11mm hex key, so I guess mine might be bastard children. I'll be on the phone in the morning to try and track a couple of new ones down. Might try the local Husky dealer too.

UPDATE: The 11mm spanner that seems to fit is for an updated bleeder that is in fact 7/16", which is why it takes an odd size 11mm. Mine seems to be an earlier 3/8" fitting. Why have a metric thread and an imperial nut? Go figure.....

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Old 02-18-2010, 08:32 AM   #4748
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Hello Everyone!

Here is my 2001 640e.



Not as clean as some I have seen here, but it sure gets the job done!

Take Care All. Be Blessed, Eric.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:56 AM   #4749
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202049

I believe this is the thread you guys are looking for.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:10 PM   #4750
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Well well...

Look what I found:



What are they, you ask? Well maybe the next picture provides some clue:



No? Well, here's the answer:



The subframe attachment points/threads have sheared off. Sonofa... I guess it's time to fire up the trusty MIG once again.

Watch those subframes, guys, especially if you have hard luggage on your LC4.

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:51 PM   #4751
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Mikä ei tärise rikki varisee irti...

Older frame/subframe models use simple bolt and nut system on these joints.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:36 PM   #4752
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I like my 01 adv frame its easier than the 03 sxc to get it back together... and you dont have to worry about cross threading a nut welded on...
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:23 PM   #4753
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Hi all,
I know this info is out there somewhere but can't seam to locate it now that I need it. I'm looking to add some hard bags to the 640a and I remember a discussion on mounting brackets one to avoid one to look for. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:38 PM   #4754
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Hi all,
I know this info is out there somewhere but can't seam to locate it now that I need it. I'm looking to add some hard bags to the 640a and I remember a discussion on mounting brackets one to avoid one to look for. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thanks,
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Like this here?

http://touratech-usa.com/shop/show.l...4275YTg3FCDF1C
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:08 AM   #4755
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Thanks Jiminy C,
But I was hoping to get a link to the the actual thread here that dicusses the pros and cons of different racks and paniers. I looked in the 640 index with no luck, I think I read about it in this thread.

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