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Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By ciukes
Black Sea - The Adventure in Caucasus

Hi everyone,

Me and my mates will be traveling to Caucasus. The route is planned from Poland through Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine - A loop...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
End of the story... Removing the auto-decomp...

End of the story...

Removing the auto-decomp didn't work for me. The bike wouldn't start no matter what.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKAjv24Rjos

So back to the old setup with auto-decomp...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By ciukes
Thanks a lot guys:clap Now it's all clear to...

Thanks a lot guys:clap
Now it's all clear to me!
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By ciukes
KTM 640 Adv center stand - close-up photos please

Hi guys,

I got 640 Enduro and swapped side stand for center stand. Or so I thought.
Seems I have no idea how the springs are connected to the frame.

The diagram here shows I need two springs...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
The story continues... Crankshaft is out for...

The story continues...

Crankshaft is out for inspection. No alarming signs of wear, no loose bits. Auto decomp pin has proper shape, spring's length is above minimum limit....
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
I did that and nothing wrong discovered. ...

I did that and nothing wrong discovered.

Correct me if I'm wrong but if there's something wrong with bearings/rockers/swivel foot/valves then noise would be permanent. It wouldn't go away as revs...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
It's the first time I play with liquid gasket. As...

It's the first time I play with liquid gasket. As you may guess I tried to do it right and went a bit too far. Now cleaning up the mess and redoing the silicone.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
No worries... I checked all the pipes and tracked...

No worries... I checked all the pipes and tracked down every little bit.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
I don't think any sort of maintenance was done to...

I don't think any sort of maintenance was done to the transmission. The gears change smoothly, I don't feel any problems. It has only 6,700 miles surely the gearbox can last longer than that. Am I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By ciukes
understood. How can I delete this thread?

understood.

How can I delete this thread?
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
While cylinder head top is removed I went for...

While cylinder head top is removed I went for crankshaft inspection. Focused on automatic decompression hoping to find something unusual that causes "The Damn Loud Clicking Noise"(tm) ;)

I know...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
They're tight and roll smooth. Beside, if the...

They're tight and roll smooth. Beside, if the problem were rollers then clicking sound would be permanent regardless the revs, right? In my case clicking goes away as soon as I rev up a bit.


I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By ciukes
KTM 640 LC4 - Automatic decompression too loose?

Hi guys,

I'm in the middle of a drama described here KTM 640 LC4 - Loud clicking noise when idle (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=888110)

While cylinder head top is removed I went...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
The story continues... I removed the...

The story continues...

I removed the cylinder head top. Disassembled the rockers for inspection and found nothing alarming to my eye.
Rollers are tight, surface is even. Visual inspection proves...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
Thanks you all for the advice! Yes, I...

Thanks you all for the advice!


Yes, I found some small bits of metal on the magnet.


I adjusted valves to the expected values.


Damn... looks like this is the case.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By ciukes
KTM 640 LC4 - Loud clicking noise when idle

Hi guys,

Can you help me to identify source of loud clicking noise I can hear when idle?
It goes away if I rev a bit and comes back when engine is back to idle.
It comes from exhaust valves...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By ciukes
I think I've found answer in Mikuni BST40...

I think I've found answer in Mikuni BST40 "Venting" (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114485) post.

Still cannot figure out why somebody would want to blind this pipe. Does that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By ciukes
Mikuni BST-40 - Where this pipe goes?

Hi guys,

The bike I got has some "improvements" from previous owners. From what I can say ECU unit is removed. I also found one of the carb's pipes is blinded. Cannot find an information where...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By ciukes
Very tempting. I may consider keep the exhaust...

Very tempting. I may consider keep the exhaust off to hang out with cool kids:)


Thanks everyone for the answers. It helped me a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By ciukes
Fire from the exhaust

Last few weeks I spent in a shed dismantling engine and rebuilding it for the first time in my life.
Yesterday I fired it up after putting all bits together. I'm happing with the result, engine...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By ciukes
Makes me think somebody replaced it over time. ...

Makes me think somebody replaced it over time.


That's the only explanation I could come up with.

Anyway impeller is replaced now and all the cooling circuit is going through review in search...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By ciukes
Certainly it is a goog idea:) That's what I'm...

Certainly it is a goog idea:) That's what I'm doing right now.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By ciukes
LC4 Water Pump - Plastic impeller shattered

Hi guys,

Reviewing recently purchased 640 '01 I discovered this
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8260/8637724513_3dbaa5310a_z.jpg

The bike has 5000 miles on the counter but lots of owners. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By ciukes
Stop-Motion video "Working on LC4"

Hi Guys,

I though I'll share two videos recorded for fun while testing GoPro's stop-motion recording feature.

This is me preparing 640 '01 for a trip around Black Sea in July'13. I'm going...
Forum: EMEA 07-22-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By ciukes
Mongolia

Hi guys,

I'm planning a trip with friends to mongolia on May'13. We will drive a van to Novosibirsk and ride from there to Baykal lake and down to Mongolia. This is rough plan: http://goo.gl/72RoN...
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