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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By bmwktmbill
Thomas, That's impressive, must say you...

Thomas,

That's impressive, must say you don't mess around.

Lots of screwing.
Oops, unscrewing....

Nice job.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 90,000
Posted By bmwktmbill
Jeez guys, I always used my finger to apply a...

Jeez guys,
I always used my finger to apply a heavy smear to the entire sealing surface. Is a finger acceptable?

Probably being me I did both sides.

Leaking hasn't been a problem.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By bmwktmbill
I've had mine apart several times. Cleaned the...

I've had mine apart several times. Cleaned the bore with a Scotch brite pad.

For a new one you might try Sudco, they deal in Mikuni parts.

http://www.sudco.com/

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,021
Posted By bmwktmbill
FWIW Attach a piece of old fuel line to the...

FWIW

Attach a piece of old fuel line to the fuel inlet pipe.

Blow on the fuel line and raise the float.

When your breath will not pass, that is the float level.

Takes about one minute to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By bmwktmbill
Petcock is an incorrect term for the needle and...

Petcock is an incorrect term for the needle and seat in the carb. There is an O-ring above the brass seat sealing it to the carb body, if it leaks fuel will run out the overflow even if the needle...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By bmwktmbill
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1015514

Good luck,

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 90,000
Posted By bmwktmbill
Horse None of this makes any sense. b

Horse
None of this makes any sense.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 74,551
Posted By bmwktmbill
I know a guy that changes oil every 5000 km and...

I know a guy that changes oil every 5000 km and the filters every 10,000 km.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,656
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hey kaptin, cool and good luck this weekend. I'll...

Hey kaptin, cool and good luck this weekend. I'll try tightening, loosening and a big hammer on the Enduro. The Scott's stabilizer on my Adventure saved my life in Mongolia when I screwed up big time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Not continuity, voltage. b

Not continuity, voltage.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,805
Posted By bmwktmbill
FWIW I copied out of the Yahoo briefcase directly...

FWIW I copied out of the Yahoo briefcase directly to my Chromebook.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Loop, Do you have power at the main fuse, test...

Loop,
Do you have power at the main fuse, test for power there.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,656
Posted By bmwktmbill
Kaptin, You are so right, I forgot the KTM...

Kaptin,
You are so right, I forgot the KTM system for setting slack in the bearings is so unusual(to me). We have a '98 640 enduro that also refuses to settle in on pavement(around 45=50 mph), it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,656
Posted By bmwktmbill
OK kaptin, KTM doesn't use a lock nut system,...

OK kaptin,
KTM doesn't use a lock nut system, so reset the torque 10 lbs lower.

If the bearings are too tight the fork will not track correctly IMHO.

You could also try increasing the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,805
Posted By bmwktmbill
Hazza, Did you contact Hijinks and get a...

Hazza,
Did you contact Hijinks and get a reply?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By bmwktmbill
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=905652

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B87joC5TGMP6djJjSTl2b0NOamM&usp=sharing

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Spades, Like Moto says squeeze them. Do...

Spades,
Like Moto says squeeze them.

Do the main fuse back by the battery too.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By bmwktmbill
bump

bump
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,656
Posted By bmwktmbill
Try putting some slack in the steering head...

Try putting some slack in the steering head bearings as a cure for twitchyness.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By bmwktmbill
So when you open the new drain screw does fuel...

So when you open the new drain screw does fuel drain out?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,218
Posted By bmwktmbill
Some guys like me put them on(reuse old bolts)...

Some guys like me put them on(reuse old bolts) with red Loctite so you might need a little heat first to break the bolt.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Brilliant job gents!!!! bill

Brilliant job gents!!!!

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By bmwktmbill
Check the oil pumps, replace the seal on the end...

Check the oil pumps, replace the seal on the end of the crank.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,786
Posted By bmwktmbill
Ya, I've seen the bars of death several times,...

Ya, I've seen the bars of death several times, you could stick a therometer in the radiator coolant to see what temp you are actually running.

Mine would get hot in the woods if I let the revs...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Derek, I thought so. I love you brother,...

Derek,
I thought so.

I love you brother, love you.
And it always gets better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77PuXrU6H2Y

Damn man, tube amps.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
I had to go after the frame in the kickstand area...

I had to go after the frame in the kickstand area with a brazing tip and I had a post for a steering stabilizer welded to the top tube. I have stick welded and brazed on the frame, and had a pro do a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Derek, "In my experience..." is about as...

Derek,
"In my experience..." is about as subjective as you can get.

Let's see some testing and dyno runs to back up your conclusions.

To my knowledge you have never posted any specific...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,786
Posted By bmwktmbill
Is your temp gauge working? How many bars are...

Is your temp gauge working?
How many bars are you getting?

Do you hear the fan kick in when the machine just sits and idles?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Just a suggestion is to disconnect the low fuel...

Just a suggestion is to disconnect the low fuel sensor for good and use the trip ODO to keep track of the miles you have traveled.

I think that sensor was the first thing I disconnected when I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,218
Posted By bmwktmbill
This is all true in my experience, worn out ...

This is all true in my experience, worn out couple of 17T sprockets. In the woods stay in the power band.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By bmwktmbill
Peace brother. b

Peace brother.

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,218
Posted By bmwktmbill
Which rear sprocket? b

Which rear sprocket?

b
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By bmwktmbill
I'm ready to give up unless: You recently...

I'm ready to give up unless:

You recently divorced your wife.

Have a girlfriend and a wife.

Are in a pissing match with you neighbor who is a navy seal.

Are in the mafia, the CIA or al...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By bmwktmbill
How far did you ride the motorcycle since the air...

How far did you ride the motorcycle since the air filter cleaning?

b
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
I watched the electrical rebuild guy in my town...

I watched the electrical rebuild guy in my town test a rebuilt starter I brought in.
He clamped it in a vice, hooked up 12V and applied a 2x4 to the spinning gear.

Wood splinters flew, he said it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,909
Posted By bmwktmbill
Great, April is a good month to start riding....

Great, April is a good month to start riding. Birthday month for me.

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By bmwktmbill
When did you last clean the air filter? ...

When did you last clean the air filter?

bill
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7,079
Views: 1,282,616
Posted By bmwktmbill
Paul, I've not seen one or understand the...

Paul, I've not seen one or understand the system/process, maybe the information is buried in one of gunners's threads. It would be nice if you took some pictures. If I understand correctly you are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 67,509
Posted By bmwktmbill
Gunner beauty fix my friend. This whole...

Gunner beauty fix my friend.

This whole thread is so special, probably required reading in Mattighofen for guys and gals involved in 640 parts supply for the world.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By bmwktmbill
Who removed the spark plug the most recent time? ...

Who removed the spark plug the most recent time?

Do you have a snorkle on the air box?

Since it didn't jam the valve open I think it came in through the plug hole.

That or a cat or aliens.
...
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