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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By bmwktmbill
If you havent replaced the clutch case please...

If you havent replaced the clutch case please replace the crankshaft seal in the clutch case.

If it fails your lower end/big end is toast.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By bmwktmbill
Degrease the engine with solvent and a hose, then...

Degrease the engine with solvent and a hose, then start it up and let it warm up with the machine on the center stand or proped/leaned upright.

Take a good look, if no oil is present, a series of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 975,379
Posted By bmwktmbill
Doc, Sometimes the tank comes off hard and...

Doc,
Sometimes the tank comes off hard and goes on hard too and the faring as well.

Guess I could do it blindfolded now but it wasn't always that way.

A little silicone grease on the sliding...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 252,757
Posted By bmwktmbill
History 2002 640a. Second owner, mc was...

History
2002 640a.
Second owner, mc was always felt a little sluggish.
First owner was a large man.

Ran hot in Mongolia-20K miles, blew head gasket, fixed gasket, got home, ran hot in Mexico...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 975,379
Posted By bmwktmbill
Yep the GPS store has all the RAM stuff. ...

Yep the GPS store has all the RAM stuff.


http://www.thegpsstore.com/?gclid=CJy097SR2r0CFVFp7Aodfn8AKw
b
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By bmwktmbill
Clintnz, Thanks for the compliment. As for...

Clintnz,
Thanks for the compliment.

As for Paul, no worries about him, without saying too much I have seen the workings of this man's sanctum.

He has enough tools to start a factory.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 975,379
Posted By bmwktmbill
http://www.thegpsstore.com/?gclid=CJPN9pXa170CFTMV...

http://www.thegpsstore.com/?gclid=CJPN9pXa170CFTMV7Aodow0Azw

Doc,
If I understand the problem you need to go from a clamp to a short arm to the an amp ball?

The above guys can help you. Get a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hey Paul, nice score! Hope all's well. ...

Hey Paul, nice score!

Hope all's well.
bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By bmwktmbill
KTM Tech Bulletin 09/01/025/HQ-E /...

KTM Tech Bulletin

09/01/025/HQ-E / Campaigncode
!!! RECALL
Author: BK
07.07.2005
Subject:
FRONT WHEEL
Model:
LC4 640 ADVENTURE MY 01, 02, 03
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8,547
Views: 1,805,587
Posted By bmwktmbill
Grease the pivot completely. all the bearings and...

Grease the pivot completely. all the bearings and bolts.

Grease the swinging arm bolt.
Change the fork oil.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By bmwktmbill
Gas, I'd read the owners manual if I was you,...

Gas,
I'd read the owners manual if I was you, down load the factory repair manual and print it and take the wiring diagram to the copy store and have it enlarged.

Put then under your pillow after...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By bmwktmbill
Scary, Who is gonna do the suspension? I...

Scary,
Who is gonna do the suspension?

I think KTM went to a twin disc set up to equalize stress on the rim, spokes and hub but that's just my idea. The single brake wheel tore itself apart on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 975,379
Posted By bmwktmbill
Bacon, Remove the sparkplug, lay it on the...

Bacon,
Remove the sparkplug, lay it on the engine connected and kick the engine over with the plug out. Do you see spark? No spark?

Start a new thread about your problem, you will receive...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 975,379
Posted By bmwktmbill
Did they change the oil and filters too? ...

Did they change the oil and filters too?

Just a guess?

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,735
Posted By bmwktmbill
Bong, As the world goes slowly insane... ...

Bong,
As the world goes slowly insane...

http://www.cliffdanger.com/lucy/

Somebody put down the pipe....


bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 26,403
Posted By bmwktmbill
That's what I do(screw in or out), not sure about...

That's what I do(screw in or out), not sure about creepers technique?

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,735
Posted By bmwktmbill
The problem will be passing trucks and lights at...

The problem will be passing trucks and lights at night if you get caught out(you'd be safer sleeping in the woods whick isn't safe).

This one would have some lift in the upper revs.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,735
Posted By bmwktmbill
Bongolia, Not sure who Claudio is but when I...

Bongolia,
Not sure who Claudio is but when I was in UB a Dutch couple bought a Ural with a sidecar in the market for a few hundred and rode it across the Gobi into Siberia and then on to Belgium. It...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By bmwktmbill
With the screwdriver in place before turning,...

With the screwdriver in place before turning, wack it gently but firmly a couple of times with a hammer. The impact can do wonders, also sometimes it helps to lock a vice grips on the screwdriver so...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,735
Posted By bmwktmbill
If you had any balls at all you would take the...

If you had any balls at all you would take the train to he border I p/u your new IZH and ride that to Mongolia. I saw plenty of them on the road when I was there. They were for sale in Ulan Bator and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 67,868
Posted By bmwktmbill
One way to ride safely is to look down at your...

One way to ride safely is to look down at your boots every now and then.
It gets to be a habit. Now check the temp gauge and whatever else you have..

No oil. coolant or gas spots on your boots?
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By bmwktmbill
Clintnz, Mister, you are the real deal. ...

Clintnz,
Mister, you are the real deal.

Thanks for posting your war bag.
That's some serious shit.
When I look at those tools I feel the miles and the years.

Very beautiful those are.
Very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 26,403
Posted By bmwktmbill
Paul, To fix the tight subframe give both sides...

Paul,
To fix the tight subframe give both sides a good knock with a 5 pound maul, just a slight bt of bend and it will slide in like butter on hot toast.

For setting the float the blow job...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By bmwktmbill
ofrouder, Do you have the correct spark plug,...

ofrouder,
Do you have the correct spark plug, correct heat range per the owner's manual?
Is the carb connection to the engine tight.
bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By bmwktmbill
Seriously seriously badass. b

Seriously seriously badass.

b
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By bmwktmbill
Read this... ...

Read this...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858970

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By bmwktmbill
I'd try another tank of fuel running at usual...

I'd try another tank of fuel running at usual riding speeds, then pullthe plug and have a look. These days anything could be put in the fuel as an additive.

Your exhaust mods and carb/airbox mods...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By bmwktmbill
Manuf KTM, The carb will leak if the rubber...

Manuf KTM,
The carb will leak if the rubber tipped needle is bad or the o-ring on the seat assembly is broken. An inmate named motolab sells parts for the carb or KTM does.

Are you asking for a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By bmwktmbill
Tile, Who cares if it works, it's about the...

Tile,
Who cares if it works, it's about the sound!!

Anyone who know anything about anything knows you want to string enough pipe to hook these up.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,627
Posted By bmwktmbill
Geez meat darned if I know but it got bent...

Geez meat darned if I know but it got bent either cold or at engine running temp so I imagine it can be unbent the same way it was bent.

Here's more on bending Ti...
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 975,379
Posted By bmwktmbill
You have to attach ropes to the wheels and hang...

You have to attach ropes to the wheels and hang the machine upside down by the wheels with that hose off.




Or.
Kick it over with the plug out.
Water?
Wet plug?
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By bmwktmbill
For the valve question, I'd trust the rebuilder,...

For the valve question, I'd trust the rebuilder, with my rebuild just the guides and seals were done, you need the seals too!!!

The oil sounds good to me and the mainshaft bearing replacement.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,287
Posted By bmwktmbill
Guys, Just a counterpoint to this whole...

Guys, Just a counterpoint to this whole discussion, I will admit these thoughts are not originally mine and are about 25 years old so consider the source.

Back in the day I used to read the cycle...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,627
Posted By bmwktmbill
I'd pull it off and take it around to a couple...

I'd pull it off and take it around to a couple local body shops for ideas, looks like it comes apart.

b
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 975,379
Posted By bmwktmbill
You have some serious problems IMHO. Carb is...

You have some serious problems IMHO.
Carb is either the rubber tipped needle or the o-ring on the seat, that's easy to fix but the bubbles in the radiator and milky oil, that would wake me up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By bmwktmbill
I think you are going at wet rocks all wrong. ...

I think you are going at wet rocks all wrong.
Are you looking for traction or steering?

Either way a Scotts steering stabilizer will help more than tires.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By bmwktmbill
Buy a 640 and run it for a year or so, then take...

Buy a 640 and run it for a year or so, then take the 690 for a ride and decide.

The dealer will help you out if he knows what you are up to, either way he wins and you will be a better and true...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By bmwktmbill
Remove the spark plug, grab a propane torch and...

Remove the spark plug, grab a propane torch and run the flame down the plug hole until the head/piston is good and hot, screw the plug in finger tight and try to start it, if it pops do it again.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8,547
Views: 1,805,587
Posted By bmwktmbill
10 years ago I was sitting on a bench in Uyuni,...

10 years ago I was sitting on a bench in Uyuni, Bolivia on the Alta Plana with a fractured pelvis. My BMW threw me over the high side coming into town.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By bmwktmbill
Wierd! Your buddy stashed herb in the intake or...

Wierd!
Your buddy stashed herb in the intake or exhaust?

Check the ground.


bill
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