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Old 06-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #796
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I hope I didn't come off like a dick, but most folks don't look into this thread but for the links. Hopefully, someone will be able to hook you up with a jet.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #797
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I hope I didn't come off like a dick, but most folks don't look into this thread but for the links. Hopefully, someone will be able to hook you up with a jet.
Not at all, I've just had a truckload of obstacles in getting parts for my 640 and wanted to reach out to the LC4-specific crowd. Sudco's shipping out some new jets and, pending any other delays, I'll have KTM Adventure Tours 'RALLY 10' buttoned back up in time for the weekend.

And not to get all sentimental and shit, but HUGE thanks to all who contribute to the LC4 (640) thread index. All the write-ups, how-to's and friendly/fatherly advice are definitely appreciated.

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Old 06-08-2009, 10:42 PM   #798
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g'day

loads of good info here

anyone know if there has been a thread on my current problem

ive a 2004/5 lc4 640 enduro

it has been in the shed for the last 5 months or so
so i pulled it out and charged the battery as it went dull pretty quick when i checked if it would turn over

it wont start

this has been a problem before after a couple of months in the shed
but on previous occasions a jump start off the car or kicking has eventually got it going not too long after ive flattened the battery

i have tried it for a lengthy couple of times jumping it off the car battery

have cleaned the air filter
have checked the spark
its getting fuel as the plug is wet if i pull it
have drained the carb and although there may have been a little silt in the fuel there was plenty in there

any ideas on the most likely cause(s) would be greatly appreciated

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Old 06-08-2009, 11:07 PM   #799
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oi browny,

I don't recall that specific suite of issues, and that type of troubleshooting bit is best put in its own thread. Well, maybe there could be a "trouble starting my LC4 thread" but nobody's started it yet... of course now one would have to find all the other similar threads/posts and link them in
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:12 PM   #800
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thanks mp
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:53 AM   #801
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625 sxc - spring wrenching - do i need to burp this big boy?

thanks to all for all the help on the maintenance, and the repairs needed on my 03 625 sxc.

The forks were leaking a bit, so off they came, and when its down, i just tend to take it apart and fix much of the other broken, repaired, and snotty areas.

oil leaking in the top front of the engine - removed the rocker cover, and applied new sealer. also sealed the upper exhaust bolt.

ducttape and allen wrench on front brake line - the stiffener had cracked bent blew to bits. i had repaired in the field with ductape and a 6mm allen wrench. now i had to buy and replace the whole line.

rebuilt waterpump

adjusted valves

replaced turn signal module that was smashed

put it all back together, and it runs great! only question i had, do i need to somehow burp this big boy? is there a process to make sure there isnt a bubble in the engine block?

thanks again for a great resource!
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:57 AM   #802
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bleed the frame fill up hole like a brake line

snug it down by hand
put 8mm wrench on it
start engine
when oil weeps out, tighten it up


Problem solved



P.S. might have to loosen it up until it leaks oil
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #803
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ktm 625 sxc - coolant burping

thanks for the reply.... my 625 does not have a frame reservoir, but i do bleed the oil from one of the banjos....

but my concern was on the coolant (sorry for not explaining WHICH liquid i needed burping out of the boy).

i have had a friend fry a 300 2 stroke for not burping it, so HE is most concerned... i would have just ridden off into the sunset...
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:07 PM   #804
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The coolant burp plug is in the head



Loosen the bolt a couple of turns, fill rads untill you see coolant seep past the bolt, snug it down.

Fill rads completely , massage the hoses and tilt the bike to both sides to let trapped bubbles escape.

Start the bike and let it idle with the cap off for a minute or so

Done
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:42 PM   #805
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The coolant burp plug is in the head


Ah, no... that's the sparking plug
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:51 PM   #806
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Ah, no... that's the sparking plug
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #807
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I still thought he needed to burp the oil... so ChrisC is going to be busy until we get off our butts.

Burping the coolant in the engine? I never heard of this; the only thing I knew was to run the newly filled radiators with the cap off to let them bubble away. Then once the bubbling was done, top off to level, and closer 'em up.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #808
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625 sxc - spring wrenching - do i need to burp this big boy?

thanks again for the help and for all antics! yes that looks like the spark plug to me....

i will look around in this vicinity for a head bolt for burping. the rads are already full, so i will just let the air escape, and then top off.

Thanks also for all the helpful tips on the other 625 improvements, and maintenance, doing all this without a manual, so some good instruction, and a couple photos goes a long way!....
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:54 PM   #809
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Ah, no... that's the sparking plug
Chris, that was a direct translation of the Norwegian...
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:30 AM   #810
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625 sxc burp bolt

glad to report that i found the head burp bolt.... it was a little harder to get to with tank on and everything assembled. but was a satisfying little burp it made, with some air, then a little blip of coolant.

i tightened it down, and it seems to run great and holding fluid level.

thanks again for all the how tos - rocker cover sealant (used hondabond ht and it worked great), valve adjustment, waterpump overhaul, radiator fan wiring, and brake line replacement.

I ran it around last night, the mandatory ride, and found that it runs great, ready for a summer of adventures!
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