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Old 10-21-2011, 06:39 AM   #1936
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The TDC sight glass on the right hand side of the engine has come loose and is vibrating in and out.

Am I suppose to use red rtv silicone? And how long should I let it cure?
yes you can. just clean it really well before hand. apply the silicone, put in the glass, let sit for 24hrs.

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:53 AM   #1937
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yes you can. just clean it really well before hand. apply the silicone, put in the glass, let sit for 24hrs.

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:41 AM   #1938
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The TDC sight glass on the right hand side of the engine has come loose and is vibrating in and out.

Am I suppose to use red rtv silicone? And how long should I let it cure?
this could be the cause of my wee oil leak, need to do a change and clean it up to see what gives. What does RTV stand for?

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:45 AM   #1939
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #1940
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Room temperature vulcanization
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:25 AM   #1941
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Anther option is to replace the fogy glass with an aluminium insert and a screw from Honda Transalp.

Here a link to the description in German bu it is almost self explanatory http://www.adventure-enduro.de/motor...tor/schauglas/

Some pictures (more on the linked page):





I used it and it doesn’t leak anymore ;)

PS. It leaks through the impulsator cables now! :)
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #1942
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This sight glass has been my biggest concern so far. We (punkinhead and me) fell over on a muddy hill and I didn't notice any problem. 10 minutes later I stopped to catch my breath and wondered what the puff puff puff sound was. I looked down at my right boot and pants and wondered why they were so oily. My plug had been pushed into this side cover just enough to have a little blow-by. It was a nice little cloud of oil mist once per revolution. I used the best tool kit I have ever gotten with a bike (factory KTM!) pushed one side in and used the flatblade screw driver to finish turning the plug in the bore until I could get the pliers on it. I pulled it out, wiped it and the bore on the cover clean, re-inserted it and Ta-Daaaa. No more leak. The oil level was still in range on the stick so I kept riding.

When I got home i was curious as to how easy this thing moved in the bore and very gently pushed on it. It moved down the bore some more but still no leak. I like the recommendation of RTV. I'm fixing that tonight for peace of mind.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:19 PM   #1943
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After 6 years & a lot of miles my TDC sight glass got loose the other day. I just prodded it in a little, cleaned up the hole, smeared in some epoxy glue then pulled it back into place with a scriber point. That has held for 1000 miles so far, if it moves again I'll pull the cover & do it properly.

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Old 10-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #1944
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Thumb lc4's not dead !

I wanted to thank you guys for this excellent thread about LC4
it's because of you that I came back to my first love
an LC4 powered bike
with confidence to be able to find the info needed to carry on with self maintenance
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:29 AM   #1945
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The last 400cc LC4 was sold around 2001.

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Not counting those KTM 400 Military edition units, which were made from 2003 up to now.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:29 AM   #1946
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Not counting those KTM 400 Military edition units, which were made from 2003 up to now.
Tell me about it! I've got a 2002 Military Edition, bought from an auction, would like to see if there are actually any improvements or differences to the newer Military Edition bikes.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:59 AM   #1947
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The bike is not mine but a friend of mine bought it. It is from German Bundeswehr (army), ca. 15 kkm on the clock.
Updates, you say… I think just the clutch - it is hydraulic like in all 2003 and above.
Of rest I don’t know. I don’t think there are many. The bike is slightly different from my 2003 Adventure (almost everything is made in black or deeper shades of grey than the stock version, even the forks are deep grey.).

I do have all official manuals in PDF from my dealer if You want to check page by page ;) (but it is for MY 2004). incl. Repair Manual for the engine and how to service the suspension.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:07 AM   #1948
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Alright, thanks for the info. Is there some details from where I can see that which forks I have? One of my fork legs got bent today, so I guess I'm going to have to shell out a few stacks of $$$...

Oh, and I forgot to ask, which one of the forks has better qualities and in what ways if any? Would greatly appreciate this.
I am sure You have already sorted it out but maybe someone other will ned it… KTM 400 LS-E/Mil (KTM LC4 Enduro military edition) has WP USD 43 forks. Exact model no 0518Y739 (KTM part # 0518Y739LS or 0518Y739RS = LS for left side, RS for right side).
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #1949
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Thank, Alik, but I got my issue already worked out. :)

Btw, I think I might just have a new record for clutch friction plate wear in terms of mileage! 9200km driven, and the friction plates measured between 2.36-2.61mm. No wonder I felt slipping, dragging and bad control from the clutch... Damn those army guys must have used the bike as if it would take any kind of usage!

Has anyone used those EBC Clutch kits before? They claim to give better performance from the clutch and that they would last longer? It also apparently comes with Rallye springs...

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:15 AM   #1950
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Thank, Alik, but I got my issue already worked out. :)

Btw, I think I might just have a new record for clutch friction plate wear in terms of mileage! 9200km driven, and the friction plates measured between 2.36-2.61mm. No wonder I felt slipping, dragging and bad control from the clutch... Damn those army guys must have used the bike as if it would take any kind of usage!

Has anyone used those EBC Clutch kits before? They claim to give better performance from the clutch and that they would last longer? It also apparently comes with Rallye springs...
Good to know about the friction plates - the clutch on the 400 my friend bought is a little bit harsh. I hope it is only the clutch slave issue (I found that the piston was swapped against something either home made or from another bike, it lacks the ball and the spring is completely different size) and after rebuild the bike will run as new ;) Odometer ca. 14 000 km so the plates could be even worse than yours ;)
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