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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,761
Posted By creeper
On a bone dry, new engine rebuild... yes, the...

On a bone dry, new engine rebuild... yes, the existing coolant level should drop as the engine cavities "fill" with coolant.

Did you check the thermostat for function? If not, then it's possible...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By creeper
Hey NICO... what's shakin'? :wave I got...

Hey NICO... what's shakin'? :wave

I got some free time, so I'm trying to use it to best effect. Gotta' keep the ol' brain lubed... by thinkin' about stuff. :tb

Cheers,
C
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By creeper
Diagnosing sounds on the interweb is at best,...

Diagnosing sounds on the interweb is at best, difficult. :huh

The most "common" failure (based on the number of reports of a "knocking" noise and the final determined culprit) on an LC4 engine...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,065
Posted By creeper
It's a good list of basic checks Tseta. Not so...

It's a good list of basic checks Tseta. Not so much vague as a list of the stuff you know... which is more than most. :thumb
There are very few than can say they know it all... at least not without...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,065
Posted By creeper
It's been a while since I researched that, but...

It's been a while since I researched that, but the basic answer is yes. There are differences in the intake flange, so that would have to be updated as well, along with a possible change in exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,065
Posted By creeper
Seats are typically "cut" these days, either with...

Seats are typically "cut" these days, either with a dedicated semi or full CNC machine, or by hand using guide piloted, adjustable carbide cutters... which is what I own and use.
Some valves can be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,065
Posted By creeper
Hey Bill, Is there anything specific you...

Hey Bill,

Is there anything specific you need to know about the process?

Cheers,
C
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By creeper
1. Your intake valves have receded into their...

1. Your intake valves have receded into their seats to the point where you no longer have available adjustment... the exhaust valves are not as bad, but not great.
A proper valve job with new...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,480
Posted By creeper
:smooch

:smooch
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,480
Posted By creeper
That sounds about right. I used some fairly firm...

That sounds about right. I used some fairly firm sheet rubber... 3/16" - 1/4" thick (as I recall) and glued it to the skid plate with hot melt. Killed most of the noise.
Some have used that really...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,480
Posted By creeper
Loosen your valve lash to about .030" - .040"......

Loosen your valve lash to about .030" - .040"... the other noise will (seem to) disappear. :brow
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,480
Posted By creeper
"PM sent" Funny! Thanks guys... :wave The...

"PM sent" Funny! Thanks guys... :wave

The problem is that I don't remember many specific values... numbers for this, that or the other thing. Frequently, when I get a question that I know I've...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,480
Posted By creeper
LC4 questions... Creeper's memory

Hello boys and girls... :wave

Lately, I've been hit with 2-3 PMs a day from members asking tech questions about the (previous model) KTM LC4. Up quite a bit from the usual 2-4 a week that I've...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By creeper
Hi Bill, No thanks brudder... the Sherco...

Hi Bill,

No thanks brudder... the Sherco covers all the bases for my needs. :smooch

:wave
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By creeper
Bearing in mind that I have not owned a 640A in...

Bearing in mind that I have not owned a 640A in about 3 years and I'm going from a very hazy memory here...

The '03 LC4 has two breather hoses... one on the front rocker inspection cover, the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,415
Posted By creeper
These are the things that come to mind... bearing...

These are the things that come to mind... bearing in mind that I've not had a LC4 in a few years now.

The sprocket spacer will develop a second set (if it's a double lip seal) of wear patterns....
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By creeper
Good on ya' EasyBake... enjoy it, I did. :wave ...

Good on ya' EasyBake... enjoy it, I did. :wave

Cheers,
C

ps... I'm in Ravensdale, not Bonney Lake anymore. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,578
Posted By creeper
Howdy Meat... :wave You and I and several...

Howdy Meat... :wave

You and I and several others have more than done out part for the LC4 Mafia... let others with fresh enthusiasm take the reigns.

Cheers,
C
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By creeper
Hello ladies... :wave Our website is down...

Hello ladies... :wave

Our website is down (off and on) for upgrades. Should be back up and running full time Monday morning latest.
If you need to get hold of James or myself, you can try...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,578
Posted By creeper
Not that I don't love you Dag... it's just that...

Not that I don't love you Dag... it's just that my common denominator isn't all that common. Wanna' talk Shercos? Na'... didn't think so. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,578
Posted By creeper
Nice... do you kiss your mother with that dirty...

Nice... do you kiss your mother with that dirty mouth, Dag-e-poop?





:smooch
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,578
Posted By creeper
:lol3 Cheers NICO... C

:lol3

Cheers NICO...
C
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,578
Posted By creeper
Hey... what you lookin' at? I'm trying to have a...

Hey... what you lookin' at? I'm trying to have a pee here. :wave

C
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 35,991
Posted By creeper
That's OK Dan... the last time I posted was...

That's OK Dan... the last time I posted was 12-16, and that was to sell a glassbead cabinet. :lol3

Cheers,
C
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By creeper
A front wheel rim lock weighs approximately 2.5...

A front wheel rim lock weighs approximately 2.5 oz... so you have to expect near that amount of weight to offset it. (Rears are 4.5 to 5 oz.)
Unless you run air pressures below 16lbs, there's really...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 153,148
Posted By creeper
I would be one of those "Flexx bar fanatics"....

I would be one of those "Flexx bar fanatics". Review here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494358).

Ciao,
C
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 153,148
Posted By creeper
Hi Nicole, Fantastic ride... and ride...

Hi Nicole,

Fantastic ride... and ride report!!! :clap

The time, effort, great detail and artistic eye that you put into the report and photos was greatly appreciated by me, and I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By creeper
No worries Rob... what is ADV if not a resource. ...

No worries Rob... what is ADV if not a resource.

Yep... that is exactly the case.
In fact, some bikes share some of the same mounting and post mount components. The Scott's damper system on my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By creeper
When I first read your post, I thought you said...

When I first read your post, I thought you said "Great for sandwiches". :lol3

Mmmmmm, "MotoPorno"... that's the best kind. :tb

Cheers,
C
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By creeper
Why run a steering damper?

There are a few things a off-road motorcycle does that a damper is especially effective in... damping. :lol3

Do you Need one... read on.

1. Headshake. This occurs at speed, due primarily to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By creeper
Your welcome. Enjoy the 'A'. C

Your welcome. Enjoy the 'A'.

C
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By creeper
There are no quoted values because of the...

There are no quoted values because of the automatic decompressor. It will always read much lower than what you would anticipate it to be and there is very little consistency from one bike to the...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,143
Posted By creeper
Yes they do... because you (tend to) ride more...

Yes they do... because you (tend to) ride more relaxed, the muscles in your arms enlarge less, reducing pressure on the facia surrounding them.

Here are some non-operative methods of reducing arm...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,143
Posted By creeper
The trick is to go directly over the bars when...

The trick is to go directly over the bars when you wipe out... not into them. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By creeper
Welcome to Wooooooshington. Now we have to ship...

Welcome to Wooooooshington. Now we have to ship someone to Cali to keep things even. :brow
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By creeper
http://creeper.smugmug.com/photos/347228263_ry93p-...

http://creeper.smugmug.com/photos/347228263_ry93p-M.jpg


:poser
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,143
Posted By creeper
Seems like everyone that has ever run Flexx bars...

Seems like everyone that has ever run Flexx bars says the same thing. Maybe we should start a club.

The $50 per year manditory "charitable contribution" can be sent to:

WOoF (World...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,143
Posted By creeper
Awww... you don't want a Sherco. You spend all...

Awww... you don't want a Sherco. You spend all your time fielding questions from people that have never heard of a Sherco trials bike... let alone an enduro.

"S-h-e-r-c-o? Whatinahell is a...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,143
Posted By creeper
The only thing that keeps my arms from falling...

The only thing that keeps my arms from falling off is tight sleeves on my shirt... so I'll give the yellows another try, but those cushy blue elastomers are calling my name. :wink:
Maybe the blues...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,143
Posted By creeper
Thanks H123 :wave It's tough to "try...

Thanks H123 :wave

It's tough to "try something out" when it costs over $300 to take the plunge. I just wanted riders to know that Flexx bars are a real, live money-well-spent benefit for just...
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