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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by kiwipeet, Mar 8, 2011.
Well done that man!!
I hear you buddy... my bike has refused to start a couple of times recently. No power to the dash... I suspect the wiring into my ignition barrel has a few breaks in it.. next weekend I'll b carrying a multimeter and a soldering iron... you know... just in case
It seems the leccy gremlins took my warning as a challenge...
Whatever you do, DON'T LET THE SMOKE OUT.
It's been a while since I did anything but finally pulled finger the other day. I have a new ignition on its way from Austria.
Ummm, sorry I didn't pick this up earlier. You did check the wiring of the switch, right? The wires break off and just need resoldering. Thread: 03 KTM 640 Adv -- Electrical Problem
I've just done mine. The switch unscrews from the ignition key barrel in situ with a stubby philips head so it's a relatively easy fix.
Erm nope. A nasty combination of being fed up with it and lazy lead me to just ordered a new one... I'll have a look at if it can be fixed i'll keep it as a spare.
I could remember seeing a thread ages ago about wires breaking off ignitions. But sadly I was just too lazy to go looking for it.
The parts arrived on Friday. Over the weekend I managed to drag my butt into the shed and start working on the bike. (I'm getting really reeeeally good at taking the fairing off.. )
Got the beasty back on the road. and took her for a test ride last night with Dave, a mate from work.
Felt good man.
No missing or cutting out, so presumably I have banished that particular gremlin . (fingies x'd).
Although I may have to eat those words at a later date. I opened on the back of the old ignition expecting to find a broken wire... but no... there wasn't anything obviously broken. So I don't know exactly were the break is/was...
I'm kicking myself for not spending more time pinpointing the fault before swapping the parts.
I've had wires break off inside the insulation before on bike looms, can be a bugger to find. Hopefully you've fixed it but i'd be inclined to take off the fairing etc & give every connector & bit of wiring a good wiggle with the bike running & see if you get any hiccups.
You still on for Whirinaki?
Yep. Done that. More wriggling and twisting than a Chubby Checker revival.
I just had a great weekend helping the NGARNZ ride over Labour weekend.
The ran perfectly and didn't miss a beat. No missing or shorts, (admittedly it wasn't wet and I didn't do any nasty river crossings.)
I had great fun blasting along the gravel along Tauwharepare Rd. And I got a see a few roads and some farm access I haven't been through before.
Here's a snap of M1K3Y on the Motu road.
Cross country from Otoko to Ngatapa.
Day 2: Regroup on Hokoroa Road
Hopefully your issues are behind you, & you get a clean run now.
I have been through all this thread and is really interesting. I had a crash on my adv about a month ago and I am waiting to get the money to buy the damaged parts (specially that gas tank... ) . Once I get the bike back I'd like to improve some stuff. I saw that some of the mods you made where to disconnect the EPC and some other controls, Hoe did things went with this changes? do you recommend them?
Thanks in advance !
Sorry I haven't been on Advrider for ages. Hope the repairs are going well. I can't really comment too much about the EPC changes as I hadn't really ridden the bike much before the changes and there where plenty of other things going wrong at the time. I can say the bike runs really well now. Getting the carb problems sorted out (caused by blocked intake) made the biggest single change to the bike.
Perosonally I'd replace the EPC gear anyway, just because it's a bunch of un-necessary crap. It adds weight and complexity. In my opinion the best place for it, is in a rubbish bin.
Well it's that time of year again.. actually it was that time of year... some time ago. (I've just been avoiding it). I know I won't pass a WOF inspection with a broken indicator.
The cheapies I bought when repairing the bike have broken again, and after burning myself with a soldering iron trying to fix them again decided I might as well buy a shiny new pair of ktm OEM blinkicators.
Part numbers: 5841402500030 & 5841402600030. $18 USD each.. We'll see what they're worth to buy in $NZ.
Won't help you now, but keep an eye on Trademe. I got 4 for $50. There is a lot of people who get them with a new KTM dirt bike & then ditch the road gear. I'm impressed at how crash proof they have been on Gus.
Had a great time and M1K3Y ran really well. Only mishap for me was stepping off M1K3Y on the Motu road. Oops.
My first fill at Murapara has had me confused all weekend and concerend abotu my fuel range. I filled the bike before putting in on the trailer to Rotorua. Gary and I rode into town and back to Clints before heading off.
At Murapara trip meter showed 157k's and I added 9.5 liters.
Throughout the rest of the trip my gas mileage was way better even though I was riding a lot harder.
Filled up at:
Murapara 157k's @ 9.5l = 16.25 k/l wtf?
Waikaremoana 258k's @ 13.3l = 19.4 k/l
Lake to Opotiki 314k's @ 14.9 =21.07 k/l
Totals at last fill: 729 k's @ 37.7 = 19.33 k/l
I know that I'd lost some fuel while the bike was on the trailer. As I didn't think to turn the fuel tap off. When I stopped a few times I could smell petrol.
Using my later gas figures I've worked out that I'd lost between 1.8-2.0 liters while the bike was on the trailer.
So. why do I care about this? who cares about a few litres right? Well at 20 k/l x 25 litre tank thats a 500 k range. At 16 k/l x 25 litres thats a 400 k range. 100 k's is a long way to walk...
firk thats appalling
time to buy a BMW GS