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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By clintnz
If they didn't know to fill & bleed the frame oil...

If they didn't know to fill & bleed the frame oil they probably didn't know how to drain it either so you may not need to worry.

The main bearings, well mainly the big end would be the one to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,299,442
Posted By clintnz
Good to hear! How many bucks for that bang? ...

Good to hear! How many bucks for that bang?

My carb is starting to get a bit worn, I've ridden a flat slide equipped LC4 & liked it so replacement with either an FCR41 or TM40 is in the long...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,834
Posted By clintnz
I've used 1211 3 times, has never failed. ...

I've used 1211 3 times, has never failed.

However, in the interests of science, & because I didn't have any 1211 around, I used Loctite 518 last week when I sealed it back up after a water...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 250,330
Posted By clintnz
Ticked off Grossglockner a few years back :D So...

Ticked off Grossglockner a few years back :D So many fantastic roads in that area! One day I'll be back for the others :wink:

Topped it in altitude earlier this year though, Passo Cristo Redentor...
Forum: New Zealand 05-19-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 131,464
Posted By clintnz
Duh.... It's a 'Kraut Part Implosion' :lol3 ...

Duh.... It's a 'Kraut Part Implosion' :lol3

Clint
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,168
Posted By clintnz
Well done mate. The bike looks great. I'm sure...

Well done mate. The bike looks great. I'm sure your meticulous attitude to the rebuild will pay off & you'll get many miles of fun out of that motor. When I rebuilt mine it was my most ambitious...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,299,442
Posted By clintnz
I'm also interested too know about experiences...

I'm also interested too know about experiences with aftermarket hoses, I've seen the orange silicone hose sets around for so cheap, I think I'll grab a set just for spares. If they're any good I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,066
Posted By clintnz
There are 2 types of front sprocket retention on...

There are 2 types of front sprocket retention on the 640 - the small bolt & dome washer, & the large 27mm aluminium nut plus the lock washer that's in your pic.

Assuming you have the 27mm alu...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By clintnz
:lol3 If you're going to be doing some...

:lol3

If you're going to be doing some slower offroading &/or riding in hot conditions an MX style armoured shirt or 'pressure suit' is really good for both comfort & protection. If you already...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By clintnz
KTM list the 690 SMC-R in NZ & Oz. Heaps of...

KTM list the 690 SMC-R in NZ & Oz. Heaps of grunt, nice handling & fairly low maintenance.

As noted, there's the odd 640SM still kicking around & they are a great machine if a bit less hard...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,747
Posted By clintnz
If running on petrol is a requirement then an MSR...

If running on petrol is a requirement then an MSR Dragonfly is a great pick. Had mine about 8 years, must have cooked hundreds of meals now. I gave it a strip & clean once cos I was bored in the shed...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 1,188,916
Posted By clintnz
Hot things usually :D I have a selection of foot...

Hot things usually :D I have a selection of foot long lengths of wires of different gauges zip tied to the underside of my subframe. Should add some Al TIG rods now you mention it - it can be handy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,299,442
Posted By clintnz
Have a look at the part #'s at one of the online...

Have a look at the part #'s at one of the online parts fiches. That hub looks to have a different style of casting than my hub. I also would have thought they would be mostly interchangeable,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,835
Views: 795,246
Posted By clintnz
:rofl:rofl:rofl Must have been an epic...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Must have been an epic cleaning job! BTDT washing adv bikes to get back through NZ biosecurity...

Cheers
Clint
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By clintnz
I tried one of those stupid things a few times &...

I tried one of those stupid things a few times & it was a PITA until it broke. Maybe there are rim/tyre/tube combos where they are good but IMHO you don't need them if you have the right technique. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By clintnz
Top advice if your bike has/had the EPC :thumb I...

Top advice if your bike has/had the EPC :thumb I blocked the holes with some stainless cap screws & removed the wires back into the loom.

The parts are on the 'EPC' page of my engine parts...
Forum: New Zealand 05-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 83,623
Posted By clintnz
Welcome to NZ! If you're solo a 690 is a...

Welcome to NZ!

If you're solo a 690 is a GREAT bike for NZ - but I think there's a reason not many people buy a 690 for 2-up riding :lol3 Mainly the seat I'd guess. I'd look at another XT660,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,524
Posted By clintnz
Honda NZ stopped importing XR650R's in 03 when...

Honda NZ stopped importing XR650R's in 03 when KTM released the last major revision of the 640 LC4. Honda totally gave up making XR650R's when the 690 LC4 came out... coincidence? I think not :lol3
...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By clintnz
Take this with a grain of salt as I've never run...

Take this with a grain of salt as I've never run an E0-7 front & they may even be a different compound, but... TKC80 front & E0-7 rear would be my choice & is a combo I have put many miles on.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By clintnz
Most 'adventure' jackets get their waterproofing...

Most 'adventure' jackets get their waterproofing from a removable liner. So they can vent ok but they are not much good if you actually ever get rained on.

My current combo, which would come...
Forum: New Zealand 05-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By clintnz
Hmmm... going to wuss out on this as it looks...

Hmmm... going to wuss out on this as it looks like the tracks might be a bit wet. Plus my bike is in bits... Forecast for tomorrow looks good though, should be a fun on a light dirtbike.

Cheers...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By clintnz
Yep, as above. Get some grub screws to put in the...

Yep, as above. Get some grub screws to put in the holes when you're not using the tyre machine so they don't fill up with crud.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,064
Posted By clintnz
Cheers! The stand is the premium model in that...

Cheers! The stand is the premium model in that all the bits of dunnage are nailed together :lol3 I actually have a proper lift stand but the slimmer wooden one works better when dropping the oil as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By clintnz
If it is still struggling with the manual decomp...

If it is still struggling with the manual decomp pulled in that means the auto decomp can't be the problem.

Have you checked the voltage drop over the starter relay?

Were the starter...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By clintnz
x10! Also known as a Michelin style tyre iron....

x10! Also known as a Michelin style tyre iron. These are really nice.

I carry the shorter wrench ended ones on the bike, but taking off just one side of a warm tyre to fix a flat is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,064
Posted By clintnz
Water pump now back together - new seal & shaft...

Water pump now back together - new seal & shaft from KTM, 6001 bearings from local bearing shop. Smear of Loctite 518 on outside of seal. Impeller was still fine - these are a fairly beefy unit...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,064
Posted By clintnz
Yep, I wonder if there haven't been some subtle...

Yep, I wonder if there haven't been some subtle improvements to these bearings since the 03-05 vintages that saw quite a few failures. If the new followers & waterpump still look good at 175K I may...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,873
Posted By clintnz
Since you've just done the cam followers &...

Since you've just done the cam followers & inspected the cam, I'd just ride it 500-1000km then drop the oil again to check.

That shifter shaft seal is leaking on mine again too dammit. IIRC...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,873
Posted By clintnz
Don't get too stressed about a little fuzz on the...

Don't get too stressed about a little fuzz on the bungs. Mine always had some, right from new, & it lived a long & happy life before needing a rebuild (lots of fuzz then from a worn out big end)....
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By clintnz
If you like a big, hard grip I've had a good run...

If you like a big, hard grip I've had a good run out of Daytona brand ones.

Much better, IMHO, are the Symtec / Dual-Star elements as above. They have different heat outputs for each side...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,064
Posted By clintnz
Talking + Forty Thousand

No real engine issues since the big rebuild but now it's cam followers & water pump service time! At 50K km I'd done those & the intake cam follower was all but collapsed, the water pump was mint,...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By clintnz
Yep, taking out the spacers is key. Sometimes...

Yep, taking out the spacers is key. Sometimes propping up on the axle is tricky as it's a bit short, I just use a bit of rod. It's pretty easy to tell if it's spinning freely & evenly or not. I got...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By clintnz
Proudly brought to you by Pooratech :lol3 Rings...

Proudly brought to you by Pooratech :lol3 Rings of sliced up inner tube. Take a few different sizes & thicknesses if you want to be fancy. Industrial strength rubber bands :D It was a tip from Peter...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By clintnz
Going from memory here but... The rocker shafts...

Going from memory here but... The rocker shafts can move a little sideways even with the screws in (until they are tightened down), so I held a straight edge against the outside of the shaft holes in...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,401
Posted By clintnz
Or go cheap & just get some steel ones. Our...

Or go cheap & just get some steel ones. Our Macpac Minaret (which is a great 2 person moto/hiking/mountaineering tent) has little light alloy pegs that get swapped out for some bigger steel ones for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By clintnz
Good advice from Gunner above. I would...

Good advice from Gunner above.

I would replace that cam. Sometimes once pitting starts it can quickly get worse. Plus having a fresh auto decompressor is nice - they start to get worn at...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By clintnz
Must depend on the bike a bit. I've done a...

Must depend on the bike a bit. I've done a thousand miles with a std duty 21" front tube in the 18" rear wheel of a 690. Kept the pressure at 30psi+, max speed around 110k probably. Tube looked a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,299,442
Posted By clintnz
OH NO!!!! That indicates a very serious...

OH NO!!!!

That indicates a very serious problem - you have obviously been washing the bike too much & not doing enough riding :D Or maybe you have spilled some coolant? It's just a drain hole for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,873
Posted By clintnz
My pipe came off a 2004 625SXC. Fitted up easily...

My pipe came off a 2004 625SXC. Fitted up easily with some minor re-jigging of mounting brackets. I got lucky as my local shop put me onto a guy who had just bought a new SXC plus a full Akropovic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,873
Posted By clintnz
My SXC can is louder than stock, but quieter than...

My SXC can is louder than stock, but quieter than any aftermarket muffler I've heard on an LC4. A good compromise I think.

Gunner, your theory on exhaust vs valve wear is interesting - I'd...
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