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Old 04-14-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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LC4 questions... Creeper's memory

Hello boys and girls...

Lately, I've been hit with 2-3 PMs a day from members asking tech questions about the (previous model) KTM LC4. Up quite a bit from the usual 2-4 a week that I've been getting for the past year or two.

Yes, I've written several DIY threads on the LC4 and those are still readily available in the LC4 Index... but, I've not owned an LC4 in nearly 3 years now and have had no hands on contact with them since then.
I currently ride a Sherco 510, and as there are only a handful in the US, no one is knocking down my door with an interest in DIY information.

I don't mind answering LC4 questions, but please remember that, again, I do not currently own, and have not owned an LC4 in 3 years. When you ask me a question, I'm going completely from memory.

Thanks for reading...
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Dontcha have any choice words for Loaded or ChrisC? C'mon buddy, deliver!
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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Thank you for all the information you left. It has been invaluable many times over.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:57 PM   #4
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Thank you for all the information you left. It has been invaluable many times over.
Ditto!
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:36 PM   #5
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Still doing cylinder heads?

Should be a slug pretty soon.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:00 AM   #6
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Well I just want to say a big "thank you" to Creeper. I am a relatively new owner of a '99 640 Adv that I am overhauling. Your old posts have been indispensable to me in that process.
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:14 AM   #7
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:09 AM   #8
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Ditto.

#2 for the morning.

ChrisC will be along shortly to bust balls.

Have a good day there, Sherco boy.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:44 AM   #9
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are you saying i shouldnt send all of the questions i get to you?

just kiddin, good to see you still alive though......

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Old 04-15-2010, 10:03 AM   #10
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"PM sent" Funny! Thanks guys...

The problem is that I don't remember many specific values... numbers for this, that or the other thing. Frequently, when I get a question that I know I've encountered, I find myself referring to my own threads and posts.

Bill... I still have the cylinder head tools and equipment, but I've not done any heads in quite a while. I've been building RR seats for... going on 5 years now, I think, and that's been a full time gig.

As long as the manufacturers keep thinking that seats are design exercises, or "upholstered covers" for electrics and air boxes... instead of a place where someone might actually want to sit for a while, I'll have a job.

There's plenty of sharp LC4 guys on these and other forums... hell, several right here... but I know that as long as I've got threads in the "Index", I'll be getting questions. No biggie... but I just wanted the relatively new guys to know that I'm not Mr. LC4 anymore.

Maybe Laramie, NICO, Bill or Ned would like that position?

Cheers gents,
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:41 PM   #11
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Maybe Laramie, NICO, Bill or Ned would like that position?

Cheers gents,
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I nominate Laramie. The only how-to I could hope to get posted in the Index would be "a guide to pissin' and moaning and busting one's knuckles."

Ya know, you could always just turn off your PM preference. I know that you still keep an eye out for the "Bat Light" on cloudy nights, just in case.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:24 PM   #12
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I nominate Laramie.
hell no! i used to think i wanted groupies like creeper. that was until i started getting them. amazing how rude some people can be. they expect you to solve all their problems for them without any effort on their own behalf. im all for sharing the knowledge but at some point you have to step up to the plate and take a swing for yourself.

these maintenance posts that creeper, myself, and others have done are a double edged sword. we do it in hopes that others will read and be able to follow the instructions on their own. there by reducing the amount of stuff we have to reply to. but in return, all it really does is make it so more people think they can just send a PM and their problems will magically be solved.

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Old 04-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #13
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Hey Laramie, I'm having a bit of a concern that my farming combine (aka, my 620) might be making a new, unusual noise. Can you tell me what it is?

It's coming from the motor, somewhere between the top of it and the bottom of it, between the very front and the far back end.

Snap to it, homes. I need answers.











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Old 04-15-2010, 04:24 PM   #14
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Hey Laramie, I'm having a bit of a concern that my farming combine (aka, my 620) might be making a new, unusual noise. Can you tell me what it is?

It's coming from the motor, somewhere between the top of it and the bottom of it, between the very front and the far back end.

Snap to it, homes. I need answers.


i would check the loose nut behind the controls to begin with. if that doesn't work, try putting in ear plugs and see if the noise goes away.

often the easiest fixes are the best!


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Old 04-15-2010, 04:41 PM   #15
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i would check the loose nut behind the controls to begin with. if that doesn't work, try putting in ear plugs and see if the noise goes away.

often the easiest fixes are the best!


laramie


Seriously, though. I think my rod bearing is on the way out.

I gotta go through and torque everything down. */fingers crossed I find an under-torqued motor mount/*
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