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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:41 AM
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Posted By meat popsicle
Thanks for the reminder Colin - I didn't index...

Thanks for the reminder Colin - I didn't index detonation so here's the oldest page of search results from Thumpers:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35673...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
Derek, just a thought on this: some folks...

Derek,

just a thought on this: some folks may not know much about detonation (I probably don't either), the problems it causes (both short and long-term), and the fact that its not always obvious...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 478,157
Posted By meat popsicle
I've got tens of thousands of miles on a 640a -...

I've got tens of thousands of miles on a 640a - when they are out of tune they do indeed vibrate more. Others have hundreds of thousands of miles and no lament to be heard...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By meat popsicle
Although you can use Google to search the site...

Although you can use Google to search the site ok, the lack of a strong local search engine (one that would allow you to search by mfg, model, year, etc.) means that there are many gems lost in those...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9,223
Views: 2,019,108
Posted By meat popsicle
If you really have it sorted then it shouldn't...

If you really have it sorted then it shouldn't run like a F650. But lets say you simply need more snap. Creeper's thread is probably very useful:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 478,157
Posted By meat popsicle
The 640 Adventures are pretty rare in the...

The 640 Adventures are pretty rare in the marketplace, but they were never common in the USA (I'm told only 200 imported to North America each year).

If you want to go to Frank Raines now, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 478,157
Posted By meat popsicle
Only a few roads in CCMA are open - those that...

Only a few roads in CCMA are open - those that San Benito Co. control. You can find the list in the links below.

I also included a thread (or two?) on the other BLM areas down there - Panoche...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9,223
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Posted By meat popsicle
I use my odometers (A/B) to keep track of fuel. ...

I use my odometers (A/B) to keep track of fuel. Its approximate because ADV riding is a mixed bag.

I sometimes use the RS petcock (not the same side as the main petcock) as a secondary reserve...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 478,157
Posted By meat popsicle
Sorry I wasn't clear - yes a plate means you...

Sorry I wasn't clear - yes a plate means you don't have to get an OHV registration and sticker (green/red).

Some folks still do because (I think) the OHV registration fees go directly to OHV...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 478,157
Posted By meat popsicle
If Cali DMV will accept your KY plate, and you...

If Cali DMV will accept your KY plate, and you get a CA plate in trade, then you will be "green sticker" and able to ride year round. If you don't then you might be "red sticker" and not able to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
If he installed a new c/s sprocket but re-used...

If he installed a new c/s sprocket but re-used the nut and spring washer, that could be the problem. KTM considers the c/s nut & spring washer combo to be a consumable - not for re-use on a new...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By meat popsicle
I'm not sure anyone knows circuitry here - not...

I'm not sure anyone knows circuitry here - not really a question that has come up before here.

Might want to ask in a general forum here or in a circuitry forum somewhere else.
Forum: EMEA 11-21-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By meat popsicle
Yes parts of any major city in America could be...

Yes parts of any major city in America could be more dangerous. But there are inherent risks in traveling thru many parts of the world. Don't leap before you look...

Horizons Unlimited has some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 48,982
Posted By meat popsicle
That table looks familiar... ...

That table looks familiar...

http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/?title=Suspension_Fluid
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9,223
Views: 2,019,108
Posted By meat popsicle
Great info on the idea of subtanks as are the...

Great info on the idea of subtanks as are the posts here (that's not a rant, THIS (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79898&page=5)is a rant - scroll down to the discussion of chain...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,326
Posted By meat popsicle
You love the bike - so no ghost rides into the...

You love the bike - so no ghost rides into the nearest river. I think on most ADV models with the large tank you have to remove the tank to pull the plug. Its not too difficult; I was supposed to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
ok but the notes for the graph say the carb...

ok but the notes for the graph say the carb setups were very different:

http://www.moto-lab.com/gallery/view?itemid=380



I won't argue with you about shaping the curves via intake...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
Thanks for the feedback Derek. The two in...

Thanks for the feedback Derek.

The two in the graph you linked that compared snorkel vs no snorkel because the snorkeled bike had a worn carb that was also modified in ways you do not recommend....
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
My personal feel from all the comments on the...

My personal feel from all the comments on the subject, based on my limited understanding of the subject and my feel for the commenters' understandings is that changing the location of the airbox...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
Discussions of Sommer KTM's dyno testing and...

Discussions of Sommer KTM's dyno testing and modifications to LC4s was from quite a few years ago. Time makes many such memories hazy... worth a look:

wrk2surf is a reliable source: ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
As I recall Sommer KTM found it was not only the...

As I recall Sommer KTM found it was not only the size of the opening but the location(s) of openings because the BST wants "tuned" airflow. What they found on their dynos was that the snorkel tuned...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,746
Posted By meat popsicle
There is a thread in the down under forum on this...

There is a thread in the down under forum on this plate - great reputation, but before you get your hopes up its pricey. Probably worth every penny, if you have that many.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9,223
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Posted By meat popsicle
I don't think I have that info in my thread: ...

I don't think I have that info in my thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339544

If you find it please add it to the thread for posterity. :beer

I'd suggest contacting a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 636,765
Posted By meat popsicle
wildlife habitat

Mud$hooter in NZ:

http://www.atlasthrottlelock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DSC_0223.jpg

from:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35110&page=595
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
flashback! :D

flashback!

:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,413
Posted By meat popsicle
The stock KTM 640 Adventure tank was made from...

The stock KTM 640 Adventure tank was made from Polyamide-6 in 2003 (grey paint).
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
:dunno there are a bunch of threads with...

:dunno

there are a bunch of threads with 50mm in the title in Thumpers, most of them are KTM threads:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=350210...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
argh!

argh!
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
I've seen folks talk about replacement bulbs -...

I've seen folks talk about replacement bulbs - higher output, more shock resistant, and such. I don't think there is a specific thread on turn signals or brake lights (maybe LED brake light bulb...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
No, but as another said it will help you decide...

No, but as another said it will help you decide if your springs are the wrong weight.

There is a WP 50mm RSU fork thread - believe its indexed.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,788
Posted By meat popsicle
I know what a pirate's parrot feels like now. ...

I know what a pirate's parrot feels like now. Weird perspective, but handy (or handless) for solo video work like this.

Did it match my guide or do I need to watch it and figure out what needs...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,388
Posted By meat popsicle
While you would not want the decompressor...

While you would not want the decompressor activating all the time, it is designed to used occasionally to help the engine keep running when something pushes the revs too low.

Since you are just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
Oops - my bad: my cover is not the KTM part; the...

Oops - my bad: my cover is not the KTM part; the one pictured in my post.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
Not like the Austrians to omit important...

Not like the Austrians to omit important instructions - thanks for the tip David - I'll have to check mine to see if I popped out the gasket panel (or I've been running a non-opened side airbox for a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
I think that picture shows the side panel below...

I think that picture shows the side panel below the metal "racing" airbox side part. There stock plastic airbox side part is not shown in that picture (at least I don't think so).

I just wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
Yeah, I don't know what those fellas down under...

Yeah, I don't know what those fellas down under were thinking... making a good lookin', light, maintenance-free can. The only trouble was I had to wait 5 years to get one - once the local importer...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
Cheers for the thoughts - but I'm mostly thumbs...

Cheers for the thoughts - but I'm mostly thumbs when it get near Tesla's realm (the dude not the car mfg :)

Battery is good. I'll look into the voltage regulator & stator after tearing down the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,196
Posted By meat popsicle
Derek at Motolab is a great help for carb work...

Derek at Motolab is a great help for carb work advice in the BST threads, and probably the only retail source for all Mikuni BST parts. If you are in his shop's vicinity he also has a dyno, does...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 331,132
Posted By meat popsicle
I'm guessing the "CSE" is the manual valve often...

I'm guessing the "CSE" is the manual valve often called the choke by those that don't know it enriches the pilot circuit rather than chokes airflow. If not, my bad.

My 2003 640a with stock BST...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 48,982
Posted By meat popsicle
I'll second Redline 2.5w fork oil. Great...

I'll second Redline 2.5w fork oil. Great Viscosity Index.
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