KTM LC4 (640) Thread Index

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by meat popsicle, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Bill;

    That's hilarious.............why didn't you just start with a Smart car and build it up??:lol3

    I can't believe that is on such a short wheelbase with a 1ton rear axle???
    My old race van was a Dodge B350 Maxi Van 15 passenger bus that was gutted to haul 2 bikes/tools in the back........this one makes me laugh.........but..........good for you!!
    We even had a funnel jammed into a hole in the floor that was in the middle area of the van..............that way........at least the passenger could take a leak when we were still moving!!

    Cheers
  2. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Mandatory bottle opener install............

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    Show us yours!!!

    Cheers
  3. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Now you just have to park your bike in the bar! :freaky
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Sure, between FYYFF and the Canadian flag
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  5. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    This is very curious... I am aware that the conventional seal has a metal shell under the rubber coating, whether it is the same thickness as the steel shelled units I never measured... I do have a good selection of the conventional seals in my inventory so going by the info you provided, I will not pause to make use of them when the time comes...
  6. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Somebody will need a new plate... if he doesn't already... :lol3
    Cheers SkiBum!
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  7. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    That's a great looking bike. What saddlebags are you running?
  8. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Bags look like Ortlieb's...?

    Mount the license plate vertically.

    bill
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Thanks, my bike has been good to me, yup, Ortliebs, great bags, they're 100% waterproof with 5 year warranty. The plate needs to be replaced, I just lined up existing holes on my new to me fender. Quick & dirty:lol3
  10. hillbilly enduro

    hillbilly enduro Adventurer

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    Hi Droptarotter, Gunner, bmwktmbill and Tseta.

    Thanks for your answers. I was already pretty sure, that the seal would cause no problems. Just wondered if there was a specific reason, they put that kind there... Ill try to keep my questions in the related threads.

    Thanks for the info on the seals. It makes good sense to use the rubber covered model then. They're also easier to get hands on with short notice.

    Yep I did the O-ring also. It was pretty f...ed, so was the spacer/bushing, so that was also renewed... I just used a standard O-ring though, as i've never had any trouble with them. And It's very easy accessible if it should fail...

    These kind of forums are just awesome. So many people with so much useable information :clap
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    That got me pulled over here in WV. Cop said it was not placed properly and he couldn't read it.
    Me turning my head to the side and telling him to try that did not help. :lol3

    The state, in it's infinite wisdom has decided that is impossible to read a license plate like that.
    Even tho I see Harleys run them like that a lot :huh
  12. hillbilly enduro

    hillbilly enduro Adventurer

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    Is there a Thread on the FCR carb in the index? I cant find any, google didn't hep either...
    I've got a couple of questions for that one...
  13. Lortdadu

    Lortdadu Joe Cool

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  14. rz35027

    rz35027 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know of a means to secure the centrestand on these bikes once they get moving? (LC4)

    I'm finding it bounces around, to the ground, on G-outs and over rough terrain and is getting beat up. I'm on my second one ...

    A simple setup that can be reached from the saddle (?) and not have a leash or something that might get into the rear wheel.

    Any ideas?
  15. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    The EXC's used to have a rubber band that held up the kickstand.in the early 00's.
    Not sure if you can still get them?

    Here's a part number you can try.
    503.03.018.000
  16. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    When I know there is a remote chance of me leaving the ground, I take a bungee cord with me and tie it up. When I landed from a jump once, I found out it had swung down on take off, the landing was center stand down, the result was my ass up in the air. Bent the crap out of it.
  17. hillbilly enduro

    hillbilly enduro Adventurer

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  18. stumpy-ktm

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    ok , so the hole below the spark plug in the head ... is it just to let water out off the plug area .or is it like a warning to show the therostat has shat itself ? ( like a water pump does when its faulty) or is it just a hole .... im asking because im getting coolant at the hole , i took the thermostat off and the oring looks flat as , so im going to get a new one .... doesnt seem to be much on thermostats ( i did use the search function) so im guessing they are quite robust , everything i order for ktm .... 80% of all parts are coming from ktm austria , so i always have a 4-5 week turn around ....i can get stuff from the states in 2 weeks so wtf? .....
    any way
    cheers blair
    bike is a 04 ktm 640
  19. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    That hole below the plug is just a drain for the spark plug well... To have coolant coming out of this hole shows a cooling system leak of some sort and it is running into the spark plug well... Either you have a hose leak or the little purge bolt on top of the head is weeping into the spark plug area... Worst case would be a cracked head...
  20. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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