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

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

  1. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    I´ve got a doctors appointment tomorrow to make a ct and see if surgery is needed, we will see :ear
    It´s actually a bit better than last week but of course I can´t (and shouldn´t) stress the shoulder at the moment.
  2. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Yeah... these issues take time, but most important thing is that you should pay attention to a good rehab -> boring!!!! :cry .... I know, but it will pay off, that's for sure.
    Thanks for your feedback.
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  3. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    But I hope so much that I can go to one of our annual ktm forum meetings in the middle of june :cry
  4. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Hiho, I just installed the small lifepo battery and now the setup fits fine.
    At the weekend I will do a test ride with a lambda sensor to find out the best carburetor setup :clap

    Afterwarts I´m going to mount a Garmin GPSmap 278 and my IMO on the handlebar :evil

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  5. MAXiDROME

    MAXiDROME russian

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    Hi!
    Did you sold your ICO? If no, how much you want for it? Can you ship it to Russia?
  6. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Sorry, I already sold it to a guy from austria :cry

    Finding the right setup for the Keihin takes longer as expected, it doesn´t behave as expected also :D I´m already down to a 158 main jet and ordered some bigger idle jets now,
    because its too lean at the bottom end and to rich in the middle (my expectation is that a bigger idle jet and the needle in a lower position will help, right ?)

    I also got a new litte soundcheck video here, you still can´t hear the real bass because the iphone microphone is just overstrained ^^

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPYR9pO30uQ&feature=player_embedded
  7. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Hey guys, the carburetor setup is done so far ! :1drink
    I´m now running a 168 main jet and a OBDTP needle at the 3. clip from the top. Idle jet is a 45 and it´s running pretty good as I think ^^

    Now I have space left on the handlebar again and used it to mount my new Garmin GPSmap 278 and my IMO 100 R, looks pretty cool eh ? :evil

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    At the next weekend I´m going to mount new Michelin T63 for street use and get the exhaust stuffed with fresh silent sport wool.
    In the middle of August me and a friend (on a freshly bought 990 Adventure) are going to make a trip to austria and also visit the KTM Days in Spielberg :deal

    What else ... my shoulder is getting a bit better, but it will take a lot more time for full rehab, it still hurts every day :cry
    I even had a bone broken and nobody from the hospital crew noticed it :eek1
  8. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Hiho :evil Cockpit is done, new (used) Michelin T63 put on, Plasti-dipped the rims, exhaust stuffed, new brake fluid and much more ...

    Filled with 44 litres of fuel, the bike accelerates as fast as a mapped 690 Enduro R :evil:evil:evil
    And it also just takes 5 litres of fuel per 100km as my test ride just showed :1drink


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    After just 150km the rear tyre went flat due to a screw in it :cry:cry:cry
    Ok... anyway... I ordered a new tube and in a month I´ll be riding in austria with the bike :clap

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  9. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Hmhmhmhmmmmmm :hmmmmm:evil:rofl

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/KTM-690-Factory-Dakar-Rally/300949701784


    Well... some more news about my bike... We did a 2100km trip to austria/italy 2 weeks ago (pics will follow in the next weeks) :evil

    The camshaft drive chain has lengthened a lot and started cutting the cylinder case :eek1 I noticed it because there were a lot of non-magnetic particles in the micro filter ...
    I´m now waiting for a new chain + grinders and she will be fine again :1drink
  10. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    If your goal is the best carburetor setup, do not use a lambda sensor.

    Regards,

    Derek
  11. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Why not start another thread on this subject? I'd be interested.
  12. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    On our tour through austria the bike made an average of 58 miles per gallon which is 4 litres /100km, pretty good eh :wink:
    With full tanks this would give me a coverage of over 1000km :D
  13. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Just click on the picture to visit my thread about our austria tour :evil

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  14. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Bought a charger / balancer for my LiFePo battery :eek1:d

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    After our tour through austria the oil filter didn´t look to good, but there were no magnetic parts on the screws.

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    So I had to find out from where the particles came and eventually found the reason.
    The timing chain seemed to be worn out and too long, so it slid on the cylinder head case :eek1

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    At the weekend I´m going to mount a new timing chain and it´ll hopefully be ok again.

    During the winter season I want to powdercoat some parts and do some changes on the electrical system under the front mask.
  15. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    The bike is complete again and runs good, hopefully all problems are gone now [​IMG]
    I just had some issues with a lieaking micro filter cover and had to take it off 3 times :puke1

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    I´m going to give the side stand a fresh paintjob in black next weekend. Maybe it´s a alternative to powdercoating it.
    Aaaannnddd.... I bought a new high Rally seat on eBay today :eek1
  16. tdreyer

    tdreyer KTiM

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    How is the plasti dip holding up on the wheels? Love that stuff. How'd you get around the spoke nipples?
  17. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    If you don´t change your tires, it´s fine :lol3 But after every change it has to be renewed ...
    I taped the tyre and the spoke nipples with normal painter tape und cutted it off afterwards.
    I won´t use PlastiDip again - during the winter I´ll get the rims powdercoated ...
  18. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    My new high seat arrived this week :evil In fact it´s 14 years old now :rofl


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    Now I just have this issue that my tank seems to sit to far back [​IMG]
    I can´t push the seat so far forward to fit the screw ...
    I already tried different positions of the tank holders in the front, but it doesn´t fit :(
    My old seat fits because it´s modified with a quick lock and sits a bit more back ...
    Maybe anyone got an idea here ? It´s an adventure tank,
    but the 2000 rallies got the same setup, so it must fit anyhow :cry
  19. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    New seat fitted + some side tank stickers :evil
    This week I´ll get my side stand back from powder coating and then (if the quality is good) I´ll send them my wheels.

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  20. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    well done, mate :1drink
    How is your shoulder? do you have races coming up?

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