LC4 radiator removal... for no apparent reason.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Decided to pull the tank and check the condition of the vacuum piston and diaphram. Did that... all is well. :D

    So, while I was there, I thought I'd check the left oil line to see if it had chewed thru the radiator or frame or... itself. Did that... all is well. :D

    So, while I was there, I checked the antifreeze level... a bit low. It is the original stuff, with 6K miles... so I drained it. :eek1

    Then... for no apparent reason, I removed the radiators. Don't ask why... I don't know why. :dunno


    So here are the pics...

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    That braded SS hose is the one many people were concerned about rubbing against the back of the rad.

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    The plastic radiator deflectors sure are a pain in the ass to remove, and the tank support was a little on the "sprung" side at the upper left mount.

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    While I have them off, I think I'll flush the rads and motor out, do a valve adjust, take a few pics for the valve adjust guide, stare at shit until I can find 5 other things to screw around with... then put it back together. :D

    Anyone have any questions or would like photos of something previously not easily seen, give me a shout, it'll be like this for a week or so. :rolleyes

    More to come... eventually.
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  2. Jeff620RXC

    Jeff620RXC Been here awhile

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    What is that brown stuff on your engine?
    Oops, my bad...I didn't ever remember seeing any dirt on your ride b4!
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  3. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Creep,


    You sir are a disturbed person... :nod I am consulting the pysch books now so we can diagnose your "disorder"...

    I am leaning to "rode the other day, bike is sullied, must clean disorder" with a touch of "WTF, while I am detailing my bike I may well completely diassemble and rebuild my bike disorder" - hard to nail down exactly at this point :dunno


    Fellow members of the the ADVrider community, thumpers in specific - no matter your affiliation (BST or FCR) - we ALL must come together in helping to diagnose the Creep.

    In true hijack fashion, I urge you all to offer your suggestions of diagnosis :deal for this sick, sick man...


    Signed,

    A concerned ADVrider... :lol3
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  4. Jeff620RXC

    Jeff620RXC Been here awhile

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    It is the cult of the BST that brainwashed him!
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  5. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    That is from Fridays ride to the "deep dark woods". I washed the bike yesterday to get the big chunks of muck off, but didn't pull the tank. Had I known I would get a tank pulling Jones today, I would have pulled it yesterday.

    Christ... I'm not sure even I understood that. :huh
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  6. GoGriz

    GoGriz Gelandestrasse

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    No doubt about it, the Creepster suffers from Austrian Compulsive Disorder. Been known to suffer a touch of that meself. Not entirely a bad thing, but there is no known cure. Well, maybe a high dose of Mattighofen with a little GelandeStrasse kicker might just do the trick!
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  7. creeper

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    You can all bite me... thankyouverymuch. :nod
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  8. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    No doubt about it Griz, we may all have to convene upon WA to do an intervention - or at least to all partake in the the "cure" you suggested!

    :lol3

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  9. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Did I mention, bite me? Yes... yes I did. Thankyouverymuch. :fitz
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  10. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    bite creeper. he tastes like candy.
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  11. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Bite Loaded... he tastes like Bombay Sapphire. :nod
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  12. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Let it known that the Cult of the BST takes no responsibility for Mr. Creeper's OCD-like actions. His needs are a result of his upbringing (by wolves), and are not caused by any contact with the Almighty Diaphragm.

    So it is written, so let it be done.... :freaky

    CC

    BST!
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  13. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    I touched the "almighty diaphram" but a few hours ago. Disassembly is required to do this. :eek1 It's just that I do it for fun rather than out of need.
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  14. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    We in the FCR Cult are an open and excepting cult Creep... Come now son, come into the accepting fold of the FCR :nod You too can be saved from the treachery and dismal future that comes from following the god of BST.

    Besides, ya got it all ripped apart, no better time to get an acceptable carb in there!

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  15. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    heya creeper, i don't see why obsessive-compusive bike dismantling is disorderly conduct, but i am a motochondriac so i wouldn't put too much weight on my opinion. :D

    anyways, just wondering if your vavle adjustment guide has pics - I thought it didn't and this would be the opportunity to add them in if you are doing it. (I can't find my PDF copy of your guide; might be at work - hey MODS can we get that stuff in the Hall of Wisdom - PLEASE?!? :cry)
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  16. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Riddles in the dark, rumors of a shadow growing in the east...

    heya passy, good news, I got Scuderia West to take me in and do my warranty work! :freaky I will be up in SF this saturday so they can put the right battery in, a new neg grounding strap, troubleshoot the electrics (just in case the intermittent ground screwed anything up), replace the rubber seal around the sight glass on the timing side (weeping oil), and uh, that might do it! :D

    he did say, unfortunately, that he doubts he can get me my mofo stickers... :lol3 the ones that have the model info, tuning specs, etc.

    (now that was a proper hijack :nod)
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  17. creeper

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    That was the El Plan-o :D

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  18. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    So I take it you are willing to donate your FCR to me? Am I missing something here? *No tengo ningún dinero para tales frivolidades.














    *I have no money for such frivolities. :evil
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  19. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Just don't give him any Kool-Aid or he might be "Jones" for something else. That's why he drained his rad. He said something about sending some kool-aid to FCR cult as new years "present" :nod :lol3
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  20. Gary

    Gary Another Adventure Rider

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    Creeper,

    What is that bracket that looks like a radiator protection bar in your pic, with the radiator cap in the middle of it.

    I've got an LC4E w/18 & 11L tank, and I don't have anything like that.

    Is it a KTM rad protection bar, if so do you know if it will fit my '01 LC4E? Am

    I missing something that I need?

    Nice pics.

    Thanks.

    Gary
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