Kartman´s ´98 LC4 Adventure & ´99 660 Rallye Diary Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by *kartman*, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,925
    Location:
    NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
    I had a 2000 KTM Rallye 660, bought it from a dealer that was closing the business back in 2003:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Getting parts for it was too difficult.. I sold it before I messed up something that I couldn't replace... :lol3
  2. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    It´s far more difficult if you own a >2001 Rally Replica.

    For mine I´ve got some spare tanks and holders.
    Ok, if i damage the exhaust system I´ll have a problem...
    But other stuff like the alloy cockpit brackets can easily be made if you know some metal worker.
  3. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    5,925
    Location:
    NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
    Try getting rubber parts like fork seals, bushings, grommets, etc.... ah well, you don't have USD forks..

    BTW, I'd ditch those heavyweight mirrors on the handlebar if you keep riding off-road.
  4. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,298
    Did you end up fitting the 39mm fcr to the 660 or still got the dellorto?
  5. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    I´m still using the Dellorto, I just want to do some riding now and not just staying in the garage all day ;)

    I´ve done a bit of training for the Baja now, next weekend we will drive to the netherlands to do a roadbook tour :clap

    Does somebody of you know the original suspension setup of the 660 Rallye ?
    I want to check if it is ok for my weight and so on ... :ear

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  6. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,929
    Location:
    Sydney
    How did you go with the Koso gadget and getting better air/fuel mixes?
  7. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    It was working good, it showed up the mix all the time and I could do some test rides with it, going 1/4, half, 3/4 and full throttle in 4th or 5th gear on a long straight country road. Afterwars I did some changes to the carb setup and tested again, till it was ok :1drink

    The 660 Rallye carb was adjusted by Frauenschuh Tuning in austria :norton
  8. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    As a preparation for the Baja 300, we did a 200km roadbook tour in the netherlands last weekend :clap
    Here´s a short video and some photos. The bike runs good so far, I´ll do a bit more riding at the next two weekends before the race...
    I think I´ll mount a new rear tyre and test the mousse also ^^

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KKLKWY5v_9A

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  9. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    648
    Location:
    Patagonia
    KartMan, you are having great fun with the setup and training stage, can you imagine how fun it will be during the Baja 300??? :evil

    Video: somebody must tell your 2nd friend he better change to KTM... his white bike (Suzuki?) doesn't look to be a good narrow path crosser :lol3:lol3

    Cheers, mate!
    .
  10. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    Actually it´s a bit frightening to think about the Baja :D
    I couldn´t do much preparation due to the long winter and illness...So I´ll take it easy and try to get to the finish not being last or having big falls ^^
    It´s my first real rally, so there shouldn´t be to much blind ambition... but on the other hand I´m taking part with a 660 rallye and can´t blame the glory of KTM rallye bikes :rofl

    I wanted to order a new/spare rear Pirello Scorpion 140/80-18 yesterday, but they´re sold out :rofl

    The white bike in the video is a KTM 620 LC4, at the next barrage crossing he dared to ride it :D
  11. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    648
    Location:
    Patagonia
    Frightening, of course... I would feel the same way at some point, but don't let that keep you from enjoy that great experience! As you say, nobody will push you to be the winner (even riding a KTM Rallye :evil).
    Being an amateur rider, Rallyies are an inner challenge don't you think?

    Keep pushing your project! :clap
    .
  12. biensur22

    biensur22 litigious poster

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    183
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    For a second I thought you were actually coming down the Baja California, and I was gonna offer my garage for help prepping and recommend some places for tires. Then I realized this is taking place in Europe, so i'll retract my offer. :deal

    Definitely take it easy, you're on a very capable bike but it's no fun if you hurt yourself before the finish. Good luck!
  13. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    Baja 300 - let´s go :clap:clap:clapI´ll hopefully be back on sunday :evil

    [​IMG]
  14. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    648
    Location:
    Patagonia
    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
    Ride safe, Enjoy it!!!!
    (destroy them!!!! :rofl)

    Waiting for your report when you are back.
    Good luck, mate.
    .
  15. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    Hi there, Im back :wink: But I have no good news :cry
    It was raining and raining and raining and we hat lots of mud und deep water up till the seat :eek1
    Due to the heavy bike and the bad conditons I had an accident after just like 26 km in stage 1.
    The rear wheel just completely went sideways while doing about 60-70 km/h on forest track and it ended up in kind of highsider.
    Luckily I didn´t hit any tree or something, but anyway my shoulder was dislocated and the medical team got me out and to the hospital, which was the end of my rally :cry
    There were a lot more technical passages before, but this really easy and straight track was super slippery, there were 2 more (a 660 and a 690 Rally) crashing at almost the same place :eek1
    Guess what - I´m really disappointed now, after doing so much preparation of everything and so on :cry
    Maybe I also need a shoulder operation now...
    Anyway here are some photos I took, watch out for the Speedbrain and De Rooy Team :eek1

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    648
    Location:
    Patagonia
    Hey... I think you missunderstood my "destroy them"... :lol3
    Anyhow, once you was decided to do it, you should have hit somebody in your crash course... :D

    Ok, seriously, most important -> you are not bad injured, there will be other rallyes.
    Think now about your shoulder and a good rehab (SpeedBrain will be waiting for your return :lol3). Hope a surgery will not be necessary.

    I know, you prepared a lot and you were very excited about finishing the race... it's understandable, but you do know since day one a crash is an omni present possibility. Please don't let it take you down... you are walking :1drink
    More races to come! :clap

    Keep us posted about your shoulder's days to come.
    .
  17. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,640
    Location:
    Central Coast, Cal
    Wow. :yikes Good luck on healing and hopefully no surgery. :gdog
  18. Alik

    Alik viertaKTMotor *****

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Oddometer:
    270
    Location:
    Poznan, Poland
    Keep the head up and look to forther races. They will come for sure. Be patient with your health - take your time to good rehab, work hard and you will see results!
  19. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Cottbus, Germany
    As always when I get a new toy, I could not resist to try if the Keihin FCR 41 fits to my bike :evil
    And it doesn´t :cry The carb is much too big and doesn´t clear the battery by ... far more than an inch :puke1
    So I turned my pockets inside out and just ordered a very small but powerfull lifepo battery
    http://shop.strato.de/epages/613330.../Shops/61333079/Products/4s2p_A123_Block_V3-1

    It is stronger and even has a bigger capacity than the old ones, which even didn´t really manage to start the bike with just 4 Ah ...

    Furthermore I´m going to replace the Rally ICO (somebody wants it?) with my Desert Zone Rally Team IMO 100R, which also shows the revs :wink:

    [​IMG]
  20. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    648
    Location:
    Patagonia
    Hey, mate, good to know your spirit is already up&running :D

    How is your post crash health? rehab? no surgery needed? :ear

    Cheers!
    .