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Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kveldulv
sadoldb - PM sent!

sadoldb - PM sent!
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kveldulv
Turns out its in between johnno and sadoldb...

Turns out its in between johnno and sadoldb (Medowie). But, I've decided not to go ahead as it's just becoming too expensive with the costs involved in getting it to Melbourne...

Part of me is...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kveldulv
Not sure the exact area (seller is away), but...

Not sure the exact area (seller is away), but after spending the day making transport enquiries, seeing some new photos, and also coming across some other bikes, I'm cooling on the idea. It's gonna...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kveldulv
Never noticed that thread! Doesn't look like...

Never noticed that thread! Doesn't look like anyone in the area though...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kveldulv
Appreciate the offer. I'll send a PM if there's...

Appreciate the offer. I'll send a PM if there's no one closer. (I don't yet know how flexible the seller is. Just thinking it might be easier for someone who is a bit closer). Thanks!
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kveldulv
An older road/trail bike that sounds like it is...

An older road/trail bike that sounds like it is in mint condition.
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kveldulv
Anyone in Port Stephens, NSW?

I'm looking at buying a bike, and am wondering if anyone would be willing to check it out for me? (Since I'm in Melb.)

Of course, I would be more than happy to pay for your time. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By kveldulv
Yeah, because it is used for a wide range of...

Yeah, because it is used for a wide range of model years, the kit has all the bits needed to cover all the years. So, there will be some bits that won't be used.

As mentioned, the large o-ring is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By kveldulv
Older models used a large o-ring for the filter...

Older models used a large o-ring for the filter cover gasket (behind the brake pedal). You're not confusing it with this, are you? From memory it'd be a similar diameter to the twist-on filter...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 1,074,024
Posted By kveldulv
Thanks, I'll pass that along. I'm not sure a...

Thanks, I'll pass that along. I'm not sure a single reply is gonna convince him though!

Anyone else [with clean bikes!] wish to say whether their headers glow red within a minute of idling from a...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 1,074,024
Posted By kveldulv
I recently helped a friend do the 20,000km...

I recently helped a friend do the 20,000km service on his 2011 660 Tenere. The bike is in mint condition, and has had no problems at all. Engine-wise it is stock apart from Leo Vince exhausts (which...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Moment of truth...

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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Thanks for the encouragement guys!

Thanks for the encouragement guys!
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Yeah, I've sought a few opinions, and they all...

Yeah, I've sought a few opinions, and they all agreed that it's fine. The surface is very smooth, and is better in real life than the pic suggests (which does look a bit scary on the edge of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,659
Posted By kveldulv
Yes, it can. I had no problems. You'll probably...

Yes, it can. I had no problems. You'll probably want a good collection of tools (esp. a torque wrench). I use a TA013M...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
An update...

Well, I was getting impatient and got sick of waiting for back-ordered parts to arrive, so I went and had my old head repaired. Here's the result:
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Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By kveldulv
For the record, I took another look, and it's not...

For the record, I took another look, and it's not quite what i thought. It seems as though a large(r) amount of sealant was used near the rear stud which squished out along the inner ("yellow") part.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By kveldulv
Makes sense, though I always thought (read?) that...

Makes sense, though I always thought (read?) that the sealant was as much about helping the gasket stay put (prevent slip/blow out - which also seems like a throw-back to the paper gasket days to me)...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By kveldulv
That's interesting. You're saying just in the...

That's interesting. You're saying just in the area I've shaded green?
http://outbacktrip.info/misc/640/20140331/basegasket.jpg
I had interpreted the service manual instructions ("apply sealant to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
It's an interesting perspective. Unfortunately,...

It's an interesting perspective. Unfortunately, it's in my nature to strive for perfection... so I'm definitely guilty of overdoing it!

The 640A is the closest thing to the perfect bike for me. It...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
I thought it a bit strange as well, but the...

I thought it a bit strange as well, but the service manual calls for it. I thought it must've been outdated text for the models that use the paper gasket, but the manual also mentions both types of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Good to know. As per my reply above, I'll most...

Good to know. As per my reply above, I'll most likely be doing the same.


You mean ThreeBond 1211 right? BTW, one thing that's not real clear - sealant on both sides of the gasket, or just on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Thanks very much for the suggestions. I have to...

Thanks very much for the suggestions. I have to admit that it's getting beyond my means - financially, but also not knowing anyone I could trust to do the work. I started doing all the servicing on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Don't want another disaster... so the rings will...

Don't want another disaster... so the rings will be filed!


Reducing detonation is clearly appealing to me, but you've got my head spinning from the possibilities!

Hmm, the cylinder mating...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
BTW, was reading the service manual on installing...

BTW, was reading the service manual on installing the cylinder. Anyone able to decipher what "Cut off the section of the housing gasket protruding around the cylinder flange" means?
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Ring end gap?

Wanted to install the cylinder today. Checked the ring gaps - top ring gap was about 0.33mm, but the 2nd ring only had a gap of about 0.2mm.

The service manual only specifies an upper limit (of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get a...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get a satisfactory repair on it one day. It's actually is a bit worse in real life than it comes across in the photos I posted, but it's still not that bad. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Thanks Derek. That sounds like a good suggestion,...

Thanks Derek. That sounds like a good suggestion, and I could use the practice too. I guess that would mean I'd potentially need another head gasket, and copper washer's though?

That's exactly...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
So, some parts have arrived: Gasket kit: ...

So, some parts have arrived:

Gasket kit:
http://outbacktrip.info/misc/640/20140311/IMG_1286_small.jpg
Would anyone like to know exactly what's in it? I certainly couldn't find out beforehand!
...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By kveldulv
Thanks for the suggestions. Some are close by -...

Thanks for the suggestions. Some are close by - so I'll start making enquiries.
Forum: Australia 02-25-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By kveldulv
Cylinder head repairer? [Melb ideally]

My KTM 640 adventure has made a mess of its top-end. The combustion chamber is badly damaged by the piston mashing bit of metal into it!

Does anyone have any recommendations for someone who does...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
gunnerbuck: Thanks. All makes sense now :)...

gunnerbuck: Thanks. All makes sense now :) Couldn't get my head around it the other night, but it's kind of obvious now.

I pulled my water pump apart. Everything was in surprisingly good...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Thanks to everyone for their...

Thanks to everyone for their comments/suggestions. (And I really would love to thank all the writers/contributors of the amazing collection of LC4 "howto" threads. Such a valuable resource!)

Spent...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Just thought I'd add some notes: <ul><li>This...

Just thought I'd add some notes:
<ul><li>This bike has always run hot. Even around town on a 20&deg; day it'll be hitting six bars. My 990 is much the same, and a mate also had a 2003 640 that was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Problem found...

So, I took off the head, and this is what I found (click on photos to enlarge):
<a href="http://outbacktrip.info/misc/640_piston3.jpg"><img width="512"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Thanks mudafuda. So much of what you have said is...

Thanks mudafuda. So much of what you have said is identical to what I have experienced - the loss of power, the surging, the "grey paste". Oh dear...

I'm not sure where the noise is coming from -...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By kveldulv
Just noticed your thread. I think I'm in a...

Just noticed your thread. I think I'm in a similar situation (see my thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955453)). I plan to remove my cylinder tomorrow, but I'm wondering if you get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Couldn't work on it today, but tomorrow I plan to...

Couldn't work on it today, but tomorrow I plan to take the cylinder off.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
Today's progress

Drained the oil - no metal on the drain plugs (good), except both seemed to be covered in a black/grey sludge which I'd never seen before. Almost as if something has been pulverised in there!...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,419
Posted By kveldulv
KTM 640 Adventure Engine Noise - Suggestions?

Was a few hours in to what was supposed to be a two week trip through the Aussie Outback. We were still on the "black-top", cruising at 110km/h. It was a stupidly hot day, and I thought my engine was...
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