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Old 06-04-2011, 07:50 PM   #6376
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Thanks for the story mx,
That's a hard lesson to learn but it sounds like you took it in stride, have a practically new engine and taught a stranger on the internet something.
I should buy a service manual! Anyone know where I can get a spiral bound hardcopy?
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http://www.repairmanual.com/category...lc4-adventure/

Is where I am going to buy mine in about 5 minutes.

I just googled and this is what came up. $23.95 isn't a bad price either.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:31 AM   #6377
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How do you do multiple "quotes"???
cut and paste...
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:09 AM   #6378
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I don't have an owner's manual. Never got one with the bike. I saw the BOLD wording at the dealership, after the damage was already done.

The X challenge is the bike that got me to Darby Montana and back last summer. That Rotax engine is bulletproof. Never had a problem with her the entire 16,000 plus miles that I put on the girl.

She is now happy down in Dallas Texas with her new owner.

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Actually, you click the little symbol to the right of the quote button, then you click quote on the last message.

For example, on your message MXchamp, I just hit the small one to the right of the quote button, and a little orange x fills the frame of it, then I made it down to skibum69's post, and hit quote.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:09 PM   #6379
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Actually, you click the little symbol to the right of the quote button, then you click quote on the last message.

For example, on your message MXchamp, I just hit the small one to the right of the quote button, and a little orange x fills the frame of it, then I made it down to skibum69's post, and hit quote.
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Well I'll be.

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:56 AM   #6380
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:53 AM   #6381
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Hello,
attached are a few pictures of the fuel pump replacement.
the new fuel pump has a different set of holes, therefore I had to create a new piece with new set of holes to attach it to the original location.
I also took this opportunity to clean and balance the carb.











see you're using a KTM lift stand
i think I've seen the same on cyclehuts website
how good is it at taking the 640's weight?
on cyclehuts website there are 2 different sizes is yours the 310/400mm one?
need to get a bike lift for a decent price & these look OK but would appreciate your comments
thanks Cookie
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:29 PM   #6382
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Question Front brakes

Has any one got a cure for spongie front brakes .
This is on a 2002 singlr disc wheel.
What i have done is NEW pads .
Adjusted the hand lever fully.
Bleed the front calipper several times .
Checked the master cylinder internals and working .
Checked the calipper internals and cleaned the pistons and workings .

After all of that i still have a bit spongie brake feel but have brakes that stop O.K.
Thay don't feel the same as a 640E that i had , thay where sharp with a positive feel ??????????
Is there anything that i have missed or should be doning to get a sharper feel ??????????
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:24 AM   #6383
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Has any one got a cure for spongie front brakes .
This is on a 2002 singlr disc wheel.
What i have done is NEW pads .
Adjusted the hand lever fully.
Bleed the front calipper several times .
Checked the master cylinder internals and working .
Checked the calipper internals and cleaned the pistons and workings .

After all of that i still have a bit spongie brake feel but have brakes that stop O.K.
Thay don't feel the same as a 640E that i had , thay where sharp with a positive feel ??????????
Is there anything that i have missed or should be doning to get a sharper feel ??????????
Thanks Tezza
Bleed them again!

If the sponginess persists, bleed them holding the caliper above the brake fluid reservoir!

Cheers!

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:53 AM   #6384
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Has any one got a cure for spongie front brakes .
This is on a 2002 singlr disc wheel.
What i have done is NEW pads .
Adjusted the hand lever fully.
Bleed the front calipper several times .
Checked the master cylinder internals and working .
Checked the calipper internals and cleaned the pistons and workings .

After all of that i still have a bit spongie brake feel but have brakes that stop O.K.
Thay don't feel the same as a 640E that i had , thay where sharp with a positive feel ??????????
Is there anything that i have missed or should be doning to get a sharper feel ??????????
Thanks Tezza
This has always worked well for me. Squeeze the lever several times like your pumping it up to bleed it and zip tie or tape the lever to the grip and leave it for several hours, overnight if you can wait. When you release the lever in the morning the brakes should be as good as they ever will be. It works on all brakes, cars too.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:54 AM   #6385
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anyone know if any tank decals are still available anywhere? I have an 01 but 02's would be just fine too
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:37 AM   #6386
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anyone know if any tank decals are still available anywhere? I have an 01 but 02's would be just fine too
race-styles.com is one of the few I could find. Not stock but they have a few different options.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:57 AM   #6387
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cool thanks, Ill check it out. Also any one have a line on just a plain black seatcover for the 640a? i'd prefer a gripper with a pocket but will take just about anything at this point. Seems like the 640a is the black sheep of the ktm aftermarket industry :(
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:12 PM   #6388
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Thought I would pop mine on here, although not an adventure it is an LC4. Fed up of using it on the road and looking to rebuild the wheels with new rims and get the thing off road.



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Old 06-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #6389
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Has any one got a cure for spongie front brakes .
Damn, it's those nefarious air elves again...

Mine get spongy every now & then, bled it & pissed around with it quite often until somebody on this fine forum suggested pushing back the pistons in the caliper with the master at the highest point of the line - bike on sidestand, bars turned left, push on caliper with knee (helps to have knee guards on) then tip the bike over some more to make sure the master is at the highest point, hold the line down if needed, & pump em back up - works every time.

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:26 PM   #6390
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Seems like the 640a is the black sheep of the ktm aftermarket industry :(
Being out of production never helps...
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