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Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By AndyBee
Hi Chaps, Yes - I know that the valves are...

Hi Chaps,

Yes - I know that the valves are opened by the cam lobes acting on the rocker arms!! :D

When I refitted the rocker cover with the engine at TDC there was some resistance as it was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By AndyBee
Update

Yo folks - have updated original post with baffling new findings!! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By AndyBee
Gentlemen, Thanks very much for the help! ...

Gentlemen,

Thanks very much for the help! I didn't know about 'wasted spark' ignition - so I'm now far calmer and a little more optimistic about the bike actually starting when I get it all back...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By AndyBee
Hi - thanks for the reply. That's my exact...

Hi - thanks for the reply.

That's my exact problem though - I've taken the cam out, so I'm not sure which TDC should be the compression stroke!

cheers,

Andy
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By AndyBee
KTM 640 Adv timing mystery - UPDATED!!!

ORGINAL POST:

Hey all,

After a camshaft rebuild my 640 Adventure wouldn't start (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618919).

The consensus was that I'd messed up the cam timing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By AndyBee
thanks :-)

Hey guys, I'll go back to the timing and valve clearances (I've been concentrating on the carb which, looking back, was maybe just me being in denial!)

Will post again once I've checked.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By AndyBee
Laugh KTM Adv 640 just won't *(&&^&%@$ start!

Hey folks,

My 2004 640 Adventure was running a little hot and the auto decompressor was clacking a bit too readily on tickover, so I thought I'd reject it and, while it was stripped down, change...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By AndyBee
Hey guys - thanks for the tip re the...

Hey guys - thanks for the tip re the decompression lobe on the cam. I'll check it out tomorrow and let you know! Cheers, Andy
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,402
Posted By AndyBee
Wink Border of England/Scotland to Namibia in...

Border of England/Scotland to Namibia in March-Jun 2007 by KTM 640 Adventure. 18000-ish KM. Gel 'comfort' seat! I think not :-)

see intothevalley2007.blogspot.com
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By AndyBee
KTM engine woe (auto decompressor) ???

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Internet,

Please help! I've just finished a long a very drawn out rebuild of my KTM 640 Adventure. I got the engine rebuilt (after cam-damaged due to poor fuel in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By AndyBee
wheel rim

While I'd agree that you'd be best to get it sorted in the long run, I got a very similar ding on my front wheel in Mauritania last year and continued (as I had no other option) all the way to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By AndyBee
thanks

Hi Guys - thanks for the tips.

I'll make sure that the frame downtube is clean before I fill it will oil.

I'm baffled about your manual quoting the coolant capacity! Mine (page 49!) says what...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By AndyBee
Thumb Rebuild almost over - a few questions - 640 Adv

Hey groovers,

Firstly - YES, I've checked the Index thread and done a search :-) Honest guv' :1drink

Anyway, my long-drawn-out KTM 640 Adventure rebuild is nearly over and I've got a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By AndyBee
Thanks very much, Mr Popsicle :D Those...

Thanks very much, Mr Popsicle :D Those under-dash pics have given me enough of a clue to be getting on with.

Time to get those zip ties out.

Cheers for now,

Andy
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By AndyBee
KTM 640 Adventure - wiring pic needed -doh!!

Hey guys,

This is one of those posts where you are going to want to reply 'You should have....'. So let's get it over and done with - I know I should have and I'm sorry - alright!!! :ear
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By AndyBee
Cheers!

Hey chaps,

Thanks for the replies. As it was, we (by we, I mean a backstreet mechanic) cut out the rivets and welded some nuts on the inside of the end cap - so we could use bolts to hold it on....
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By AndyBee
Ouagadougou Calling! [with SXC can question]

Hey groovers,

Currently riding through Africa on my KTM640 Adventure. Btw, here is my blog in case you are interested: http://intothevalley2007.blogspot.com/

Im currently in Ouagadougou, the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By AndyBee
thanks!

Marvellous chaps - between the above and Creeper's thread (which, is in the index, so I aplogise profusely), we're all sorted.

Thanks again, Andy
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2006, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By AndyBee
Don't you want to find an excuse to buy the new...

Don't you want to find an excuse to buy the new KTM 690 supermoto? I don't even really like supermotos and I still want one. It's too lovely to be real.

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By AndyBee
Eek vent hoses and filters on Mik BST40 (on KTM 640 Adv)

Hey chaps,

While rejetting the Mikuni BST40 on my '04 KTM Adventure last night, I was overwelmed by the number of things other than the fuel pipe that connect to the carb. Anyway, I remember...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 27,856
Posted By AndyBee
Laugh oh yes

Crikey, I'm excited! Once it's finished, I'm going to emigrate to Australia in case you ever sell it.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By AndyBee
Mmmm - no, I wasn't - can you tell? :lol3 If I'd...

Mmmm - no, I wasn't - can you tell? :lol3 If I'd been given the job of working out fuel, our skeletons would still be lying at the Arbre Perdu in Niger! :eek1 Anyway, the moral of the story (other...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By AndyBee
Wink Hi - it's 42 as standard. 16 on the front. ...

Hi - it's 42 as standard. 16 on the front.

cheers - Andy
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By AndyBee
Hi - I had a 2003 XRL and was once daft enough to...

Hi - I had a 2003 XRL and was once daft enough to try and ride it on the road with Michelin Deserts on. The front has a pretty similar tread pattern to the D606 and using it caused the bike to wobble...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By AndyBee
Eek Gosh, I never knew that humble chain lubes...

Gosh, I never knew that humble chain lubes inspired so much passion in people!

Anyway, I'd never even heard of non-sticky chain lube (but I'm a bit stone age - the KTM being my first water-cooled...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By AndyBee
Hi Hellcat, I can't answer directly, but I...

Hi Hellcat,

I can't answer directly, but I did once fit a 40 litre (which must be about 6 US gallons) Acerbis tank to an XR650L. The tank was a special one made by them for some XR600 rally bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By AndyBee
Wink chain care

Hi BikePilot and Creeper - thanks for the steer. I'll stick with DID X ring and go with the 'ZVM' version (even the non-ZVM ones have lasted me well in the past, so hoefully it will last forever!) -...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By AndyBee
Wink Chain and sprockets that will REALLY last (Adv 640)

Yo dudes, chickens and others.

I'm currently getting my KTM Adv 640 ready for an overland trip from the UK to South Africa (via the West Coast route, with some diversions). Obviously, I'm going...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By AndyBee
Hi - thanks for the tip. That looks like a US...

Hi - thanks for the tip. That looks like a US number and I forgot to put on my post that I'm in the UK. Hopefully, I'll be able to dig up something more local - but failing that, I'll call long...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By AndyBee
Eh? KTM 640 Adventure springs - where to get 80s and .50s?

Hi Chaps,

After getting busy with the measuring tape and checking the sag on my almost-Trans-Africa ready 04 Adventure 640, it's time for some new springs for it. Based on my figures and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,806
Posted By AndyBee
Wink 640 Adv comfort

Hi - I bought an '04 Adventure recently and had a similar problem with comfort. My first reaction was to go off and try to buy the fable KTM 'comfort' seat, until I was politely informed that the...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By AndyBee
Damn! I know it seemed too good to be true...

Damn! I know it seemed too good to be true :1drink

Still, I guess the spray can makes it easier to get even coverage.

Thanks for the info..

All the best - Andy
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By AndyBee
oi mister - your are SOO busted

Hey Steve - this is your UK-based brother in law here. You are busted mate - I was wondering what the tantalising emails from Dave were all about!

Nice bike, btw - I'd be jealous if I didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By AndyBee
Hey GodSpeed - thanks for the suggestion. I'm...

Hey GodSpeed - thanks for the suggestion. I'm just back from my garage, having whipped off the bash plate as I felt sure you must be right. Guess what though? Nope - the drain plugs have ordinary...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By AndyBee
Spray on (aerosol) foam filter oil

Hey all - So, I've just joined the 21st century and bought some spray-on filter oil for the foam filter on my ktm (I used to use the stuff in tins that you rub/squeeze in with gloved hands - very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2006, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By AndyBee
12mm allen key in KTM Toolkit

Hi all - can anyone tell me what the 12mm allen (hex) ket in the standard toolkit of my newly-acquired KTM 640 Adventure is for. I've had a look over the bike (albeit without dismantling anthing)...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By AndyBee
Eh? Ogio bum bags/fanny packs - any good?

Hey dudes,

My trusty Scott 6 days bum bag has finally died (I don't think it ever really recovered from being run over by a unimog) and it's time for a new receptacle for those minor tool/travel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By AndyBee
Talking trip details

Hi - I'm going down the West Coast - I think it's the best bet at the moment. UK-France-Spain-Maroc-Mauri-Mali-Burkina-Niger-Nigeria-Cameroon-Gabon-Congo-DRC-Angola-Namibia-SA - well that's the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By AndyBee
thanks

That's marvellous chaps - one cleanable filter coming up... :-)
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By AndyBee
Talking KTM LC4 (640 Adv) fuel filter options

Hi all,

I'm currently prepping my 2004 KTM 640 Adventure for a trans-Africa trip starting Feb 2007 (nothing like planning ahead :-)). One thing I want to do is to fit some decent fuel filtration...
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