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Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,535
Posted By clintnz
Have done a few miles on WRR & 640E but haven't...

Have done a few miles on WRR & 640E but haven't tried a KLX250/351

Some good comments above, especially re the maintenance on the 640 not really being that bad, oil change intervals are similar...
Forum: New Zealand 08-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,849
Posted By clintnz
Nup. There's lots of places. More than once I've...

Nup. There's lots of places. More than once I've seen someone on a big adv bike turn back while those of us on single cyl machines carry on. Some of those guys were better riders than me too. The dry...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By clintnz
If you think you're reaching the limits of a...

If you think you're reaching the limits of a CRF230 & want to keep it light for gnarly trails a 200EXC would be a great choice. Longer travel better quality suspension really does make a difference! ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,913,738
Posted By clintnz
Always nice to have regular checks & maintenance...

Always nice to have regular checks & maintenance rewarded by catching something like that while it's a $30 problem rather than a $200 one!



Austrian Voodoo. Sacrifice a KLR & sprinkle the oil...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By clintnz
When I rebuilt my 640 with a new piston (plated...

When I rebuilt my 640 with a new piston (plated bore) I sent the cylinder to the re-plating/ moto machinists - they checked it over, called it good & gave it a very light precision diamond hone....
Forum: New Zealand 08-27-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 56,637
Posted By clintnz
Another good spot around Rotorua is the Okere...

Another good spot around Rotorua is the Okere Falls Store on SH33 - they have a nice beer garden out the back, import German beer, have Crouchers on tap & a good selection of other interesting brews...
Forum: New Zealand 08-27-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 56,637
Posted By clintnz
Hell yeah! :1drink Best one in Rotorua is...

Hell yeah! :1drink

Best one in Rotorua is the Brew Bar - lake end Tutanekai St. Run by the Croucher Brewery guys - all the goods from them plus a really good selection of other cool stuff on tap...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,542
Posted By clintnz
My old Coleman 442 was definitely much dirtier...

My old Coleman 442 was definitely much dirtier running on gasoline, didn't have it clog up too much but I'd tend to use white gas where I could. The 442 had some serious heat output but was a pain to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10,011
Views: 438,014
Posted By clintnz
Hey, don't forget my one: :evil ...

Hey, don't forget my one:



:evil

YMMV with a 690 o'course
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,079,722
Posted By clintnz
The 'topic' of this thread got expanded to take...

The 'topic' of this thread got expanded to take in pretty much anything 640 related years ago :lol3 Same seat fits 18 & 12L 640E tanks. SXC 9L & Adv 25/28L both need different seats.



From...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,079,722
Posted By clintnz
Just get a longer piece of fuel line & run it in...

Just get a longer piece of fuel line & run it in a loop. Mines been like that for years, originally did it that way so I could swap between 12 & 18L tanks easily. I think my 03 came with a shaped...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,624
Views: 436,248
Posted By clintnz
Seems relatively low kms to be wearing out a...

Seems relatively low kms to be wearing out a starter or decomp, I'd pull the starter & check it before ordering any parts. Like the guys say, it's super simple to remove & dismantle. Have a good...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 59,187
Posted By clintnz
x2 I've often seen snot like that in the breather...

x2 I've often seen snot like that in the breather hoses. I wouldn't panic unless the engine oil showed signs of water too.

Of course if you're getting into the cam area at anything over 30K km a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,644
Posted By clintnz
I'd 2nd ZXrider's comments, add a better seat &...

I'd 2nd ZXrider's comments, add a better seat & the lil' windscreen & the 690 is a nice little tourer. Very nimble in traffic. Engine is quite smooth for a big single.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,036
Posted By clintnz
Looking good mate! I now have a serious...

Looking good mate!

I now have a serious case of parts stash envy :eek1

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,645
Posted By clintnz
Thanks Andreas, I bet a lot of visitors to the...

Thanks Andreas, I bet a lot of visitors to the Clarence pass right by the side track to Black Spur without realising it's there. Keep an eye out for the big black rock outcrop & the little sign on...
Forum: New Zealand 08-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,849
Posted By clintnz
Mark had a TE630 I think - totally different...

Mark had a TE630 I think - totally different machine. Swapped for a 690 after not too many k's IIRC.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By clintnz
You can buy the full on 8" rally light units from...

You can buy the full on 8" rally light units from a few places, but they're pretty huge, $$$, & to be road legal I'd have to put in a adapter & 7" H4 anyway... There is some nice compact dirtbike...
Forum: New Zealand 08-21-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By clintnz
Posted up a few pics of my light/dash/screen...

Posted up a few pics of my light/dash/screen build over in the garage section: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24896223#post24896223

Cheers
Clint
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By clintnz
Homebuilt 7" Headlight etc - KTM 640 Enduro

Made this last year but as I've had a few questions about it I thought I'd better put up some more pics & details.

Like many dirtbike derived adv machines the stock light on the 640 was a bit...
Forum: New Zealand 08-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By clintnz
Go on, tell the truth, it's a TT2000 weapon for...

Go on, tell the truth, it's a TT2000 weapon for yourself isn't it? :evil I know you have been secretly lusting after the long distance mile eating performance of the mighty Super Sherpa ever since...
Forum: New Zealand 08-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 143,185
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff Steve, great to have you along. I...

Good stuff Steve, great to have you along. I think you had the winteryest ride out of all the starters! Good to see Gus getting dialled in & doing the business.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,542
Posted By clintnz
It's kerosene you need a different jet for. ...

It's kerosene you need a different jet for.

I have an MSR Dragonfly which I really like, only downside is it's noisy. It does burn a little cleaner on white spirits but runs well on straight...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,913,738
Posted By clintnz
Nice turnout of 640's for the midwinter ride last...

Nice turnout of 640's for the midwinter ride last weekend:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/MatawaiMotutrip013_zps40a53e3c.jpg

Kiwipeet's Adv, my E & Jim's SM.

That 800...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 551,684
Posted By clintnz
Good to see you bums are still having fun! Some...

Good to see you bums are still having fun! Some neat looking spots along that Brazilian coast, the different varieties of sand are indeed very interesting :wink: keep up the good work.

Just had...
Forum: New Zealand 08-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,517
Posted By clintnz
Harden up, nice & sunny here, already on route,...

Harden up, nice & sunny here, already on route, forecast for weekend looks good too

fumblethumbed off a tiny screen
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,079,722
Posted By clintnz
I used sealant as per the manual, just a wee...

I used sealant as per the manual, just a wee smear, figured it couldn't hurt.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 08-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,517
Posted By clintnz
Sounds like you'll be taking the long way up -...

Sounds like you'll be taking the long way up - Desert Rd & Waiouru-Ohakune closed at present.

Ride safe everybody!
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By clintnz
Interesting stuff, at 95K my gearbox was fine but...

Interesting stuff, at 95K my gearbox was fine but the piston was well worn & the big end was on the way out.

Some great advice from Gunner above, I'd measure up & inspect the piston very...
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By clintnz
The light is a Narva polycarbonate semi sealed 7"...

The light is a Narva polycarbonate semi sealed 7" - about $90 IIRC, will dig up the part # for you. It's the same fitment as quite a few 4x4's, cheap glass/tin versions are available off the shelf at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,079,722
Posted By clintnz
Before deploying the tools on that thing set it...

Before deploying the tools on that thing set it on a lean to the left, with the bars turned to the left so the brake master cyl is at the highest point of the line. Grab the wheel & push the caliper...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,624
Views: 436,248
Posted By clintnz
If it's mainly better wear you're after try a...

If it's mainly better wear you're after try a Motoz Tractionator desert HT on the back - similar to an MT 21 but lasts longer. I pair one with an MT21 front as my dirtier set.

The 'touring' set...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By clintnz
I made my own light screen setup to mount the std...

I made my own light screen setup to mount the std 7" H4 size round light:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rDSC_00221_zpsa3f52b35.jpg

A bit of work to make it light, strong &...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By clintnz
Looks like a good buy! Will be a bit of a weapon...

Looks like a good buy! Will be a bit of a weapon compared to the XT.

Your rear tyre budget might have to be expanded a bit with more hp on tap :wink:... I like MT21 fronts for a lot of riding...
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By clintnz
Yeah, if you get people asking you about the...

Yeah, if you get people asking you about the MMMMM ride or how to rebuild a KTM 640 motor direct them my way :lol3

The Weestrom would be well suited to the Cape-Cape ride if you're at a loose end...
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,517
Posted By clintnz
Jeez, you flash harry Aucklanders & your fancy...

Jeez, you flash harry Aucklanders & your fancy bling... I prefer the old school way... with a couple of ewe bolts :poser

In other news, the long range weather forecast looks terrible...
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 08-10-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By clintnz
Routesheets can be found over on KB: ...

Routesheets can be found over on KB:

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/168019-Mmmmm-2014?p=1130758263#post1130758263

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,517
Posted By clintnz
Routesheets now up on KB for those without a...

Routesheets now up on KB for those without a sheep: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/168019-Mmmmm-2014?p=1130758263#post1130758263

If you keep an eye out along the way you'll...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,874
Posted By clintnz
The difference with the Japanese is a lot of...

The difference with the Japanese is a lot of people have had really good experiences with their dual sport bikes over past years & they could capitalise on that... but 10 years ago the japs just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,198
Posted By clintnz
Love your work on the fuel tank / toolbox /...

Love your work on the fuel tank / toolbox / pannier rack! I've been thinking about making a bigger toolbox for the 640 along similar lines. It would be nice to get the heavy tools out of the panniers...
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