lc4 odometer. who has the most miles?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Loadedagain, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Surly

    Surly surly adventurer

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    Location:
    Salem, OR
    you guys are kickin my ass
    I got 5k on my 05 which was bought in May. I guess thats not bad for 8 months.

    Repairs?
    Broken valve cover
    Stripped carb screws
    Broken subframe bolt
    KTM racing airbox cover (piece of shit) sucked the screen clean off :huh
    I think something fell off once

    Thats all I can remember
    #41
  2. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    614
    Location:
    Central NM
    Love the bikes - 03 ADV model with 13,500 miles, of which I logged all but about 2K. These miles were all logged last year. Only problem was an electrical short that I was able to diagnose (loose wire)

    01 LC4E - model, total 8,000 miles of which my brother and I logged 3,000 miles without any troubles at all.

    A couple of SXC models - 4,000 miles were logged last summer. Sold these bikes as I prefer the E model with it's longer maintenace schedule.

    So a total of approximately 18,500 miles logged last year on the LC4's with no problems to speak of.
    #42
  3. advtrider

    advtrider Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21
    Location:
    Prince George, BC
    02 adventure 38,000 kms
    mainshaft bearing replaced as a precaution
    #43
  4. GT-STMC

    GT-STMC Been here awhile

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    108
    Location:
    Weslaco, TX
    19,000 miles on my '01 Adventure. All done by me since I bought it new 19 months ago. No repairs, other than normal maintenance and clutch cables.
    #44
  5. fire_strom

    fire_strom Long timer

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    1,271
    Location:
    Durango, CO
    99 LC4 e 17700 miles no repair required. starting to fret the bearing, i should just change it.
    scott
    #45
  6. canpile

    canpile Trail User

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    Oddometer:
    639
    Location:
    High Desert, So. Cal
    My 02 lc4 has almost 11,000 miles now. No problems, just a couple oily spots around oil lines . :nod
    #46
  7. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    3,092
    Location:
    Somewhere
    over 25,000 miles (40,000k) on the '02 640 Adventure since new with only a head gasket. That number should be around 27,000 miles by the end of February after the Baja trip


    10,500 miles (16,800k) on the '97 620 and most of them by the previous owner. New head, pulsar generator, starter free hub, stator... There was some other minor stuff that I forgot. The previous owner thrashed the nuts off it.


    Nate
    #47
  8. soupbone138

    soupbone138 BC n' Ya

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    northvancouver
    I have 33,000 kms on my 2002 LC4 E.

    Replaced main shaft bearing before it gave me any grief.

    excellent bike.
    #48
  9. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    So far up to 18000 km on my 03 Adventure, only a weeping valve cover to report, warranty fix it didn't work so its up to me. Looks like you [Loaded] put on a few kliks since you were up this way. Cheers.
    #49
  10. shift

    shift Not Dead Yet

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    70
    Location:
    Asheboro, NC
    i've got 23,000 miles on my '99 640.

    things gone bad:
    water pump bearings
    ignition shorted
    minor oil leak around rocker arm box (fixed 3x, still leaks)
    centerstand mounting bolts wore through frame mount from vibration
    doing some "open heart" surgery this weekend, found the slide needle worn 2/3 through near the neck.

    so nothing too major. lots of little things along the way. hoping to see 50k miles within 2 years.
    #50
  11. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    just under 26k now and I think my carb needs some attention.


    Nate
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  12. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    Location:
    Payson AZ
    '03 with 1087 miles. no problems, front rim replaced:wink:
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  13. freekb

    freekb n00b

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    Oddometer:
    1
    '99 LC4 in supermoto trim. Ran for 23300 miles (37500km) then self-destructed.
    Still figuring out what went wrong, but consensus is crank pin failure.
    Work done: fork seal + pitted stanchion replaced, snapped chain and replaced the 'bearing of doom' preventatively (even though it's not an 02 model). Starter motor on the way out (worn brushes). And replaced sidestand spring after I trashed it by kickstarting with the stand down.
    #53
  14. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Oddometer:
    50,772
    Location:
    Gates of Moscow
    02 Adv, 32k kms.

    Water pump
    Base gasket
    main bearing
    couple of oil leaks
    Keeping the fastener shop in bidness replacing bolts it loses.

    New ugly sound in motor, suspect big end conrod bearing. Gotta tear it apart.

    Issues. Always issues. Can't ride it more than a thousand k without having to fix it. Fun to ride when it's running.

    If I had the money, it'd be gone. Very disappointed in the cost of ownership with this thing.
    #54
  15. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    Location:
    Fernvale QLD not close enough to the desert
    Is the stator Clutch a problem with the 640 LC4 engine? I have an 03 and my mate has an O3, on the weekend we pulled up for a chat and went to ride off again, when the mates bike wouldn't start, the starter would just make a wizzing sound. he then kick started the bike, which fired just fine. Then a crack appeared in the stator cover and oil came rushing out. We pulled this cover off and there were five hex head bolts which were sheared off. Can any one shed some light on what happened and why?????


    Regards,

    JM
    #55
  16. Surly

    Surly surly adventurer

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    Yeah. It broke
    Why? Dunno but I bet any KTM dealer I know will say its not a warranty fix
    #56
  17. Roarin

    Roarin Adventurer

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    Melbourne Australia
    Just looked at the engine parts manual & it looks like the bolts that hold the one way starter clutch to the flywheel have broken/sheared. Best guess would be that they have somehow come loose allowing freeplay betwen starter clutch hub & flywheel. Eventually the bolts have sheared off & caused the damaged you described. In hindsight if you had not kickstarted the bike but pulled the cover off you could have removed the broken bolts before they wedged & broke the casing. Who would have guessed huh?
    #57
  18. BonneRocker

    BonneRocker Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    second owner
    17000 miles
    stronger than ever

    still for sale...
    #58
  19. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Did you check the (bleep)ing index thread? :D

    LC4 clutch noise
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118095

    Check post #9 from dirtrider... :evil
    #59
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    2000 640 ADV 9226 miles

    Fork seal and choke cable. Runs like a top:D
    #60