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Discussion in 'Australia' started by overlandr, May 10, 2006.

  1. tracka

    tracka Adventurer

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    Are they still in business.
  2. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

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    Has anyone found a copper washer assortment kit in KTM sizes?
    I'm after most of the rocker cover washers:
    7X12X2
    6X10X2
    6X10X1
  3. asti

    asti Adventurer

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    I bought a Dominator slip on from Poland off fleabay for my 03 motard.
    Cant fault it, especially for the price.
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  4. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    You could try ringing them in business hours.
  5. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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    I recently replaced mine with a Barret.

    Good price and well made.
  6. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    6x10x1 was the only size that I could find at engineering supplies places. Almost everything else must be a non-standard size.

    It's strange how nearly all possible varieties of bearings are available, but much simpler screws and washers are only available in a fairly limited array. And almost all the stuff used on motorcycles (and cars) is non-standard in terms of general engineering supplies. :-(
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  7. tracka

    tracka Adventurer

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    Thats the way I'm going to go talked to him today nice bloke.
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  8. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

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    Afternoon brains trust.

    Autodecomp. Got a bit of a click at idle. Not life threatening but annoying. Not consistent either, just a couple of clicks then quiet for 10 or so seconds then another couple, so its only just engaging every now and then. Raising idle does improve it a bit but not completely.

    Suspected the spring was shagged after my overheating episode and it is right on the limit, so I'll order one of them.
    While I'm in here, is that divot in the bottom of the decompression cam face supposed to be there?
    Or, to ask another way, does my decomp cam look normal?

    Autodecomp1.JPG Autodecomp2.JPG

    Q2: The left hand cam bearing (roller not needle), is it better to run it without seals? Microfische shows a bearing without seals but this is a genuine bearing and came with seals.
    I would have thought running in fresh oil all the time would be better than deteriorating grease over 30,000km.
  9. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    To answer about the cam bearing.

    I did a little experiment a few years back when this same question came up regarding shielded bearings for my 520 cam. I put the shielded bearing in a tub of oil, and watched little bubbles come out as the oil found its way past the shield. So you will get oil into the bearing.
    Remember, these bearings are not sealed, they just have a shield, and the reason for the shield, I guess in theory, is to keep any debris/large contaminants out of the bearing.

    Bottom line..... you can install the bearing with or without the shield.....and a shielded bearing WILL get oil.

    Hope that helps.
    Cheers
  10. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

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    Thanks @Droptarotter , I thought that may be the case as the bearing did appear to have oil in it.
    I know the RFS motors have a shielded bearing at both ends of the cam.

    I think I also stumbled across the answer to my autodecomp cam question, the divot is supposed to be there:
    Autdecomp3.JPG
    In any case you cant buy the autodecomp cam seperately, you have to buy the whole camshaft.
  11. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    Edit: All sorted, sourced locally, thanks.

    Does anyone near perth have a stock muffler laying about, that they would part with?
    The staintune plus XD4 windnoise is starting to grate on me during long rides, even with noise insert inserted and earplugs in.
    Or plan B...anyone modified a staintune successfully to make it quieter?
  12. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    What year is the motorcycle? Is the airbox modified? Are the snorkel and stock airbox lid still in place?

    Regards,

    Derek
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  13. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    Its a 2007 Derek. All has been returned to stock, apart from the silencer.
    Oh yeah, previous owner removed some superflous bits....like the secondary air system.
  14. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    I've always replaced both the cam bearings when doing the followers & water pump service every 40-50K km as it's cheap & easy. Unlike the inlet follower & water pump which have needed attention some of the time, the cam bearings have always been ok - however, as I'm an engineer, this is no reason not to screw around with something :D So the original one did 50K km, with seals, no problem. Next 2 did 45K & 40K, no seals, no problem. Current one has done 20K km so far - no seal on the inside, but a seal on the outside to possibly keep the oil level in the cavity under the cam a little higher.

    I got one here in NZ if you can't find one in Oz. She's not a light object though so shipping could be a killer.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I've got an XD1 and an XD3, and a Staintune on both 640's, and with earplugs in I hear bugger-all. Maybe you need better earplugs? :dunno
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  16. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    That means you can safely reinstall a stock muffler or install one that is restricted to stock flow levels. The only penalty will be a loss in HP.

    I've not heard a Staintune on a 640, but FWIW my experience with them on other motorcycles coupled with my experience with Akrapovič and Leo Vince on a 640 lead me to believe that they may be quieter than Staintune.

    Regards,

    Derek
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  17. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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    Pretty sure I have a stock muffler. Make me an offer
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  18. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve Long timer

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    Another stock muffler on the other side of the country here.
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  19. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    Thanks Clintnz, Mcguyver and Aussie Steve.
    I'm holding out for something near Perth, because postage may be high due to the weight. If nothing shows up, I will be in touch
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  20. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

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    While on the subject of stock bits. Does anyone have a set of pillion pegs they don't want?
    Our local toy run might be a novelty with a kid on the back.

    Happy to cover postage.