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Old 10-20-2011, 03:23 AM   #6781
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Not sure how I feel about the re-spray from orange, but its held up well for a lot of outback kms, so maybe I'll leave it as is...

Cheers

If it makes you feel any better about it, I have a picture of your bike saved on my computer as I think it's the best looking non-standard paint scheme. I love it!

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:40 AM   #6782
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hey b-rod, now Im curious...??

you get that pic off this site somewhere?

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:37 AM   #6783
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hey b-rod, now Im curious...??

you get that pic off this site somewhere?

Yup. Don't ask me to find it, but it's in the this thread somewhere.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:54 PM   #6784
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Yup. Don't ask me to find it, but it's in the this thread somewhere.
Found it...

Small world, four years later it turns up 1100km away fromthe bloke who did the sticker kit (wayne640).

Anyway, cheers, Im off to work.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:34 PM   #6785
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If it makes you feel any better about it, I have a picture of your bike saved on my computer as I think it's the best looking non-standard paint scheme. I love it!

What kind of bash plate is that black looking one in the pic with the little girl?
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:14 PM   #6786
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Im assuming its just a KTM issue one - its a black plasticky one, with five bolts holding it on. Would only protect from rocks and stones, not from a frame crushing event. The one in BRods photo looks more substantial.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:19 PM   #6787
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Im assuming its just a KTM issue one - its a black plasticky one, with five bolts holding it on. Would only protect from rocks and stones, not from a frame crushing event. The one in BRods photo looks more substantial.
It looks like it goes behind the frame (up front)...and even through the frame (on the sides)? Is this an '07 thing?
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #6788
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It looks like it goes behind the frame (up front)...and even through the frame (on the sides)? Is this an '07 thing?
No it doesnt go behind the frame at all but it is molded so it hugs the frame closely, but only covers the outside of the frame and up the front as far as just past the top of the spin on filter.

I'll see if I can get a part number of it somewhere (but cant let you know till day after tommorrow - im off camping in half an hour... gonna get wet!)

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #6789
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I like wearing my MX boots if I'm going to be offroad at all, but I wore my Aerostitch Combat boots on my last 7500 km ride, mostly for rain protection. Pants I'm wearing Klim Dakar but I'm working on getting the Klim Adventure suit. Looks to be everything I'm looking for but crazy spendy.

Yeah the black and white looks great!
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:53 PM   #6790
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I did a valve clearance check on wednesday, and I'm not sure I did it correctly..

I didn't have a soda straw, so this is what I did:

Removed the rocker covers, put the bike in 5th gear, and started to rotate the rear wheel.. When the intake valves opened, I started to back off the rotations speed, then they (the intake valves) kind of slamed to the closed position within 1mm of rear wheel movement.. After this I've turned the rear wheel slowly to get the timing mark in the center of the sight glass, then screwed in the locking bolt to the front of the engine.. a little movement on the rear wheel (+-1mm), and the bolt went in place..

Then I've checked the clearences.. If I grabbed the rockers and tried to move them up and down, I could feel and hear some "ticking". It was really difficult to get the feeler gauge in there, and IMO it was a quite tight feel.. Anyways, I didn't adjust the valves, because the guy, who I was doing this procedure with said it was okay. (the guy is a KTM dealer).

My only problem with the whole thing, and my doubt is, that it (still) has quite an audible valve ticking noise when the engine is runing. Gets even worse when the engine gets warmed up..

I'm confused because I think that if I were checking the valves at the correct timing position + it felt tight - then why is the ticking noise? Plus why does it get louder if it's warmed up? I'd expect the oposite behaviour..

So:

1, Do you think I was at TDC?
2, What could cause the ticking (valve?) noise, if the clearances felt tight?

Thank you!
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #6791
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Well it's a 640 but not an Adventure, the light weight (relatively speaking) E model A good day to ride today!

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:13 PM   #6792
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What a nice Sunday Ride!

Went out for a quick ride yesterday..... put in over 100 miles!!!!!
love IT!!


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Old 10-30-2011, 04:10 PM   #6793
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Hi!

Will a 120/80-18 tire fit the stock (2.50) rim?

Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #6794
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Hi!

Will a 120/80-18 tire fit the stock (2.50) rim?

Thanks!
Yes, I have run 3 or 4 in that size without a problem... That skinny tire makes the back wheel look like a pizza cutter....
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #6795
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Will a 120/80-18 tire fit the stock (2.50) rim?

Thanks!
Works just fine, I think that's what the shinko that I just used up was. And I know I had a avon roadrider on in that size for 1,000 miles after that. Now I've got a 140/80-18 TKC on there, looks much different.
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