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

  1. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    The old LC4 singles seem happy to just plonk along in that sort of shitty greasy mess, finding grip when there's really none to be had. Bonk, Bonk, Bonk....
    @Bluetonguejak ... What size tyre is that on yer front? Looks beefier than a regular 90/90...
  2. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    What's this "sell" nonsense? :dirtdog

    I just put a Kenda big block on the rear of mine on a 17" rim but I haven't had an opportunity to test its muddy dirt-worthiness (or worthlessness, as the case may be) yet. I need to replace the smooth track-day tyre on the front before I go getting silly.
  3. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    90/100 Fatty 216AA Golden tyre.
    Absolutely love it in all conditions and on the road, wet or dry.

    The GT 723 on rear is a good thing too - whether they are worth the high cost or not is debatable.
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  4. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    I would love to keep it God, but gotta thin the herd a bit now the 790 is in the shed.
    Was asking myself yesterday whilst riding it, why do I need to upgrade coz it is so well sorted and capable, but a time comes when ya just gotta move-in.

    17s on the dirt are fun.
    The Distanzas on Jards 701 are awesome, pity they are no longer available.
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  5. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Haven't sold it yet Unc.:hmmmmm
    Might hide it in a mates shed and tell Jards I've sold it.:evil

    Don't say nuffin will ya:deal
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  6. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    I got 2 grandsons that are waiting in the wings for mine..
  7. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    :thumb I know I can rely on you Unc:D
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  8. rowie

    rowie Been here awhile

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  9. ADStryker

    ADStryker Adventurer

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    I am not a real hose expert, nor do I play one on TV, but I recently snagged a SAMCO 640 hose kit (KTM-5) off ebay for about half price and I also saw some comments about needing the right "kind" of hose clamp. Here's what I found …

    Global Hose says "Silicone hose clamps are ... lined to prevent extruding or shearing into the hose" through the slots that are cut into the band for the worm gear.

    I saw the claim, somewhere along the line, that the German style hose clamp would work fine, because instead of slots for the worm gear it has raised ridges. And, interestingly enough, the OEM 640 hose clamps are of the German persuasion (coincidence? I think not). However, they seem to have sharp ridges on the inside, as well as the outside, so I think they might still cut into the silicone hose.

    Looks like the SAMCO hose clamps are lined, so lined hose clamps seem to be the ticket.

    There are 8 hoses in the SAMCO kit ($62 USD list for the clamps, $262 USD list for the hoses), requiring 15 clamps (or 17, if you count the smallest one). Hose outer diameters are (roughly):

    7/16"
    5/8" (4 clamps)
    13/16" (2 clamps)
    1" (3 clamps)
    1-1/16" (4 clamps)
    1-3/16" (2 clamps)

    Looks like this 10-pack (range 13/16" - 1-3/8") and this 10-pack (range 5/8" - 13/16") will cover all the hose sizes (except for the 7/16") for about one-third the cost of the SAMCO hose clamp kit. The 7/16" hose is (I think) the overflow hose that goes from the right-side radiator (under the radiator cap) to the frame, and on my bike there are no clamps on that hose.
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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Good info there, thanks.:thumb
  11. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    I used Breeze hose clamps. They are the same as you have linked to. Mine were stainless steel.

    My hoses are still good after 4.5 years and 25,000 kms.

    That SAMCO kit on Ebay you linked to is 261 USD. So if you can get it for 62 USD it's a bloody good deal.
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  12. ADStryker

    ADStryker Adventurer

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    Sorry, editing error (I fixed the post). I meant to say that the 62 USD is SAMCO's list price for the clamp kit -- list for the hose kit is more like 260 USD. I've seen at least a couple of ebay listings for the hose kit of around 160 USD or less (I assume those are vendors getting rid of old stock), and it looks like one can source the clamps for 1/2 to 1/3 the SAMCO price.
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  13. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    I got S/S clamps for silicone hoses thru Foaley Performance in SA... They've lost / quit their online shop and now are only to be found on BookFace... Their clamp prices where not bad.
  14. rowie

    rowie Been here awhile

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    How do the Ebay hoses compare to Samco? Get what you pay for? :hmmmmm
  15. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    My hoses (refered to in post #6091) were Ebay specials not SAMCO (but they are silicon, thats why I replied to ADStryker.)

    So:

    My hoses are still good after 4.5 years and 25,000 kms

    Although the kit did not include the radiator link hose.
  16. ADStryker

    ADStryker Adventurer

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    I was referring specifically to SAMCO kits for sale on ebay. This was one of those rare occasions in which I actually had good luck -- I snagged a SAMCO kit for about 107 USD.
  17. rowie

    rowie Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate, I'll get a set.
  18. rowie

    rowie Been here awhile

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    I've Cleaned and lubed the linkage and noticed this gap on the shaft where the links attach to the frame.

    IMG_20190706_232556831.jpg
    There is about 3mm side movement. I'm guessing this is normal and it will centre itself when the swingarm is in place? I'm not missing any parts (according to the parts list) and it has been apart for so long I can't remember how it looked :D
  19. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Yep, normal.

    Have you fitted a grease nipple for this linkage?
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  20. rowie

    rowie Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate. No I didn't. I read about that after I put the new bearings in :doh
    I'll do that the next time I clean and re-lube them.
    I also didn't know the swingarm pivot bearings were un-caged. Sprayed cleaner on them and the needles went everywhere.:bluduh. But now I know :D
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