Prepping a 640 adventure for a bit of travelling

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Umarth, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    If you do not have another person to apply the rear brake pedal to remove/install the flywheel nut..............apply the rear brake and insert a flat blade screwdriver between the rear brake pedal and the pedal adjuster cam.

    Cheers
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  2. Umarth

    Umarth Been here awhile

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    Good tip! thanks
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  3. Umarth

    Umarth Been here awhile

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    Ooohh! It's reversed threaded??? Thanks god you mentioned it, otherwise something tells me that I would have been cursing substantialy this comming weekend!

    I ordered the flyweel extractor at the same time as the starter clutch. I also went ahead and got the clutch basket tool cause I think I'm gonna have a look at the oil pumps and the retaining clip/bar of the bearing that hides behing the clutch, that seems to sometimes wearout due to the bearing chattering or some such...
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  4. Umarth

    Umarth Been here awhile

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    Turns out Tseta that you where on the money. Replaced the starter clutch today and hot-starting issue is gone. :)

    And I tested the kick start before changing it and it started the bike no problem! Had I know I would have been a lot more relax last weekend on the trails... well, live and learn.

    Again, thank you all for the help!
    -J
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  5. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I'd chalk up all these little puzzles you've had to solve as a good learning experience... It's a bonus to the traveler to be familiar with the inner workings of the engine and be able to maintain and repair things without looking for a dealership every time.... I read many ride reports where a such a simple thing as a flat tire can be a show stopper due to lack of basic knowledge...

    We'll see you when you get out to the coast...
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  6. Umarth

    Umarth Been here awhile

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  7. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    you already drowned it ?
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  8. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    What a list of things prepped on the link.
    Very nice.

    bill
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