Engine 640 lc4 rebuild .

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by stickit, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. stickit

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    You are spot on !!! He says it is not worth the risk as he has found out from the past with non genuine it can come back to bite you in the ass .( leaking gaskets etc ). I may ride like a greenie wanting to save the earths fuel supply compared to him . But at least I will start the ride and end it ! He really does seem a nice bloke . If you go to the shop he has one of the dakar bikes on display which is pretty cool . In the end result I got screwed buying the bike but at least end with new engine .. I'm just going to stop thinking about the money and looking forward to trouble free adventures . Anyone one interested when up and running ??
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  2. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    Yeh I'm interested. I've been told by the guy I bought the 660 from that he had one of the factory bikes as well as some very interesting details about the 692 and 710 engines... If my memory is correct 6spd gearboxes and Ti conrods :evil What colour scheme is the bike he has.. Repsol, Gauloises, Red Bull???? Bit of an unsung aussie right there!!!
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  3. stickit

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    The bike is blue ish in color just has number 44 on it with no sponsors .. I think he said it was a 6 , 690 maybe ! A little over well meld driving and dropping the bike off and the drive . I guess I'm lucky to have found him .. He is going to add bar weights to the handle bars to stop vib's as well . We also have to fig out prob's with speedo . Obviously I could keep in touch and post some pic's ( maybe ) .
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  4. stickit

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    Just up dating bike is nearly ready if anyone still interested . Will give details as well as photo's . Been a long time between rides !
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  5. bmwktmbill

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    Stick,
    I'd sure like to see what you come up with.
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  6. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    yep +1. Sneek a shot of the Rally too :wink:
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  7. stickit

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    Well the time is at hand and the bill is in .. $ 6044.43 . This includes engine rebuild , new carb , handle bar weights to take the vib out , new speedo , the old one was giving the wrong readings , bar raisers , remove and clean fuel tanks . I will take pic's of my bikes and post if wife can do ! ( not my expertise ) i take a pic of his dakar , same applies . Everyone can say you got riped off ! I'm no bike mechanic , so forget about telling me , my other half has already told me enough from when I bought the bike . I hope the barsted that lied to me gets his just desserts .
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  8. stickit

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    Right ! I have pic's and info . Can't down load pic's from phone . The bill was 6k .
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  9. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    Email them to a friendly inmate and itll be uploaded.
    So seeing as weve all seen an LC4 motor how does it go (obviously there will be a run in time)? With that amount of work on the motor are you running a less restrictive exh system to complement it, FCR?
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  10. stickit

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    I 'll ask and hopefully all good . Rode it home , 300ks south with a few rest stops to let the motor cool down and only ran it at 80- 90 kmh . Have given it 2 short trips to town and believe she should be good to go from now on . It starts and runs really smooth , much better than before which is to be expected . It already came with a stainintune muffler so she sings a loud note ( so cool ) . Big diff when changing down gears no ruff surg smooth reduction . With the bar weights and new rubbers in the steering donk vib's from the handle bars have been reduced by 80% .The vib was so bad you couldn't even see out of the review mirrors . . I did hear if you put handle bar grips that have high dimples on them it will reduce it even more . In the pic's you will see the new breather canister they fitted to replace the one that gave all the trouble . The original one has a small round filter with a sponge gauze over it so they said and the gauze had fallen out , ( suck my dust ) , you would have already now they owning one If you add up what she cost me ; I'll never sell it ! I really do love riding her ! Hopefully pic's to come ! Down the line will be looking for panniers , any ideas boys ?
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  11. bmwktmbill

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    Hard panniers or soft bags?
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  12. stickit

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    Was thinking hard , as I wont to use one side for carrying a surfboard and the other for gear . So need a frame , does the soft have one ?
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  13. stickit

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    Give me wife some time to get time to try and down load pic's , there coming !
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  14. bmwktmbill

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    That's funny, a surfboard!!
    Maybe put the Pacific Ocean in the other bag.
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  15. stickit

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    No need to be smart ! It's water !! It'll leak out !!!!!!!! Were I surf is an adventure riding dirt roads looking for waves . Just got to see if it works or not ..
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  16. bmwktmbill

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    I wouldn't get the Touratech's if you are hauling ocean...saltwater ocean sometimes not so good with aluminum.

    I have always traveled with hard panniers...Jesse's or Touratech Zegas with a back rack for a soft bag.

    And a tank bag.

    I get the back country surfing but alwas imagied a split window VW van.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/181410691212588010/

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  17. stickit

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    My trips are day ones , V Dub's are for weekends . Thought hard as need a frame . Who has the good price ? I do have to say even with new motor the vib's through your feet are pretty bad when your foot can vib of the pegs . Yes was told rubber inserts on the pegs for road . Pussy idea I think . See the block at the top of the page ADR ( pic ) imagine it with a surf board . COOL AAA ! Up date on pic's wife still in in progress , and not being a ass wipe .
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  18. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    How much does the surf board weigh, and how long is it?
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  19. bmwktmbill

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    Stick,
    You said the P word....

    As for the rubber inserts, real men use them.

    For surfboards...custom racks??

    Or just tow the VW behind.

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  20. stickit

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    Board would'nt weigh any more than 10kg . But is fairly wide and 6'5 '' long . Did see three blokes riding three separate bikes ( just to be clear ) all together obviously doing a trip with boards on . ( not the only idiot on the planet ! ) There boards were like housed like a side car with no wheels . Just way to big and wide I thought , mine idear was to stay close to the bike less wind push and drag .
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