son broke my bike, need help

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by myerss, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. myerss

    myerss Adventurer

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    So today I decided to ride my 640 adventure to the store. Haven't ridden it in a while. A few miles down the road my left foot feels wet. I stop and find the oil window cracked and oil squirting out.

    On the way home I convince myself this happened in the garage since the last time I rode it.

    I get my 4 year old out, take him in the garage and he fesses up to it. He said he put a scratch awl to the glass and hit the back of it with a wrench.

    I believe the case cover can come straight off with no problems? And a new glass should be fairly straight forward to install right? I'll have to change the oil also I suppose, it was do any how.

    My manual for the bike is a cd and I do not have a means to consult it. Anybody familiar with taking that cover off who can tell me anything other than the obvious to look out for I would appreciate it.
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  2. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Kids. Aren't they wonderful.

    Good luck with the repair.
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  3. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Shouldn't he be busy breaking his PW50 at that age??? :1drink
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  4. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    He probably saw you workin on it and immitated you.:D Are you sure it wasn't your wife?
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  5. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Yep, it is pretty straight forward to taking the cover off, keep track of the where the different length cover bolts go and the 2 with copper washers... Remove the foot peg along with the shifter/kicker/skidplate and carefully work the cover loose to try preserve the gasket... Don't over torque the cover bolts upon reassembly, I believe they only require 6-7 ft/lbs...

    Put the glass in the freezer and warm the case area around the sight glass receptacle to make fitting it easier... Use 648 to bond it in...
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  6. Desert Scoundrel

    Desert Scoundrel Banned

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    Just goes to show you, there is always something broken on them there Kaytums!:lol3
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  7. micah360

    micah360 Been here awhile

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    jeeze... at least he admitted it though. kids.....
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  8. 8gv

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    There's a country song somewhere in this:freaky
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  9. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Not until the kid grows up and sings about his daddy beating the tar out of him when he was 4.

    The kid admitted it though. There's a bigger, more important lesson there. Kudos to myerss for raising an honest boy.
    He's due for a PW50! :clap

    I had one unbond itself without the help of a 4 YO. Easy fix.
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  10. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    When removing engine covers I find the most straight forward way of keeping the bolts in their correct order is to use a piece of old cardboard box and copy the bolt pattern onto it, then with a pen or pencil push a hole through where each bolt would go.
    Then when removing the bolts I push the removed bolt through the appropriate hole, along with any special washers or hangers etc.
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  11. myerss

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    For the record, he has a KTM mini adventure.
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  12. myerss

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    Thanks for the tips. Going to the KTM shop to get parts, and I'm gonna get a lock for the tool box while I am out.
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  13. Navin

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    :cry

    Well you still can't blame him! I remember throwin things at my kids KTM 50s all the time as they were always in need of attention, usually as the gate dropped for their moto! He probably just saw you do something similar to his bike. :1drink

    Dad, "Johnny, where did you learn to break my motorcycles???" :ddog

    Johnny, "I learned it from you Dad. :huh I learned it from you." :cry

    Dad, :cry.

    :freakyNow at least you have something to hold over his head forever, like we motorcycle dads don't have enough of that anyway! :lol3
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  14. JED

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    It was only the glass, wait till he learns to ride it! :rofl
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  15. Handy

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    Fuck his mom:evil
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    :clap
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  17. SCsurfer

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    +1 this is how I do it. I would also replace the shaft seal #0760122270 while you have the cover off. Its right next to the sight glass.
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  18. Claytonroy

    Claytonroy Been here awhile

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    :rofl Phucking Hilarious!

    This PSA brought to you by ADV user 'Navin' and KTM North America

    :lol3
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