KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    nothing in my neck of the woods but I got a few to try from my local BMW shop and NAPA to try and all gratis. The first of 2 sizes seems to be holding well so far; I'll check again in the am. Thanks for all the help:D
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    All seems good, a test run to be sure. Thanks everyone who chimed in to give me a hand.:freaky
  3. //Daveo\\

    //Daveo\\ Adventurer

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    I just joined the club, picked up another member's bike who was local to me. 02 640A with a few mods, enough to keep me tided over for the season (with any luck). Changed the oil yesterday, am going to take a look at the valves before a quick trip up north this weekend.
  4. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Meaty.. you big sissy :lol3
  5. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Nice machine and welcome tothe madhouse.

    bill
  6. Dirty3

    Dirty3 Just add sauce

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    Cheers Bill

    Looking forward to it!!
  7. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Ego protecting the Id -standard practice. :jose
  8. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    The zip ties just about got rid of all the squeal when braking. Much nicer. Also found a loose spoke while I was cleaning them so that was good.
  9. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I will be dealing with the rear squeal this weekend.
    I am starting with a new set of pads (my current ones are vintage 2000, as the bike only has 2200 miles on it).
    I plan to use that automotive gook you put on the back of the new pads that acts like an isolator (if there is enough room).
    then we will see if I need zip ties.
  10. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    Mine has newer pads with about 1000 miles on them. Nothing on the back of the pads.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Any thoughts as to why a new countershaft sprocket seal would still want to weep some oil now that my clutch is finally fixed?:rofl
  12. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Did the previous seal wear a groove in the sprocket or shaft?
  13. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    It's a 2 part repair, you have the seal which lasts a long time and the o-ring which should be replaced every time you change the countershaft sprocket...

    If you only replaced the seal and not the o-ring then it is likely that the o-ring is what was leaking...
  14. in-trim

    in-trim Finding my Way

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    Howdy folks,,, About 5 months ago I got a 2003 640A with 24k on it from another inmate. It wasn't the cleanest nor dirtiest bike out there, but it felt like a good runner and had worked on suspension.

    I've got decompression issues described in more length on this thread,
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910080.

    Short questions,,, if the lobe to the manual decompression lever isn't touching rocker arm for exhaust valves and has full/smooth range of motion, so basically isn't working,,, is there a fix besides parts replacement?

    Besides the clack sound or doing a compression check,,, is pulling the head and manually inspecting auto decomp on the cam the only other way to verify its functioning properly?

    Thank you all for the info you've poured into this forum,,, and whatever help you might give me?

    Cheers! :wave
  15. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Don't know if this is a solution, but have you seen this and might it work? Has anyone used it? If so, thoughts? I was thinking about ordering one for $25.

    http://dirttricks.com/shop/dirt-tricks-ktm-dome-washer

    Dean
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Both good pieces of information and I can't remember if I changed that o-ring or not? Now the challenge would be to pull the new seal without destroying it to replace the 0-ring?

    gunner are you familiar with this Dirt Tricks product for the LC4?
  17. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Hi Mike,
    You don't need to pull the seal to replace the o-ring, just slide the metal bushing out and use a pic or make a hook out of a piece of wire to grab the o-ring... Make sure you get all the pieces as sometimes the o-ring breaks up... Make sure you put the cupped side of the bushing inward against the o-ring...

    With the old spring washer should be replaced, but I sometimes reuse them... What I do is set the washer into a large socket {1 1/4"} and then peen it by using a ball peen hammer head for the punch and hitting it with a second hammer... This usually takes only one whack to add the required bit of side tension to the spring washer...

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  18. straight_8

    straight_8 SM rims for KTM wanted

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    My new 07 next to my well used 02. :clap
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  19. singletrak

    singletrak Adventurer

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    My Hi Beam headlight does not work even after replacing the bulb. The Low Beam works, the running light works .. but the Hi beam does not work. I suppose I could have gotten a bad bulb? Anything else I may be missing?


    Singletrak
  20. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Do a continuity test on the bulb and if it's good, use a voltmeter to see if there's power in the connecter to the bulb. Just keep tracing the wiring back from the bulb to the hi/lo switch, then back farther if necessary and you'll eventually find the problem.