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Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By shift
it may very well be your ignition switch. i had...

it may very well be your ignition switch. i had my ignition switch go bad and had no idea what it was. i believe it went bad somewhere around the 20k mile mark.
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
continuing on.... so i get my ktm started...

continuing on....


so i get my ktm started but it will only idle. any gas and it stalls out. so i let it idle to burn off any moisture while we work on leon's bike. within moments, i realize...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 40,648
Posted By shift
stellar read -- thanks for sharing! :thumb

stellar read -- thanks for sharing! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
going back down the valley i spy a less traveled...

going back down the valley i spy a less traveled road crossing 2 creeks and going toward the opposing mountain range. so why not, lets hit it! even though we are not able to do the planned ride,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
since we couldn't go any further on the planned...

since we couldn't go any further on the planned route, i figured we may as well just explore as much of the valley as we could get to today. back down on the main fire road going up the valley, we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
ok, sorry aboot the delay, eh. onward we...

ok, sorry aboot the delay, eh. onward we plow.... :ride:

a little video leon shot with his phone on top of mount evans. leon has ear plugs in and can't hear very well, so he's yelling at...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
that's a cool tour you have indeed! what a great...

that's a cool tour you have indeed! what a great idea...

i'd like to see people skiing and snowboarding down that! looks really gnarly in sections :huh
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/video/...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/video/video.php?v=1433893402155 (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#%21/video/video.php?v=1433893402155)


i took this picture with my cell...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
being above the tree line is a favorite...

being above the tree line is a favorite destination for me. and sheer drop offs only make it that much better!.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l144/shift957/2010%20ds%20xc/DSCN2282.jpg

we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
"construction on the road up mount evans started...

"construction on the road up mount evans started in 1924 and was completed in 1930. provisions for the workers included 2 months supply of bacon and beans." now i can be pretty damn frugal at...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
now i'm not really scared of heights, but just...

now i'm not really scared of heights, but just the thought of going a little wide on these corners creeped me out. whoever plows this road better be getting paid the big bucks! ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
so next morning we head up to denver and west to...

so next morning we head up to denver and west to mount evans, aka, the highest paved road in north america. this is heading west on 70 past denver.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
plenty of little flowers make for nice pictures...

plenty of little flowers make for nice pictures amongst the rocky landscapes.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l144/shift957/2010%20ds%20xc/DSCN2203.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
headed back down, this looked like a nice place...

headed back down, this looked like a nice place to take some photos.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l144/shift957/2010%20ds%20xc/DSCN2152.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
we finally got to colorado springs. with the...

we finally got to colorado springs. with the exception of leon driving for 2 hours, i had driven from wheeling west virginia all the way with just one hour of sleep. red bulls and adrenaline make...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By shift
road trip: ktm 640 and drz400, va to tahoe seeking adventure!

ok, got some pics uploaded, but i still have yet to get leon's pics. he took lots of pictures at times i didn't --- ie: underneath my car in the advance auto parking lots changing out fuel...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By shift
<TABLE cellSpacing=5...

<TABLE cellSpacing=5 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD>well, i ended up meeting a cool mfr at advance auto who hooked me up with a nice discount on plugs, plug wires and a fuel filter. dood even...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By shift
well, after staying up all night and heading out...

well, after staying up all night and heading out at 7 am, i finally got about an hour of sleep. ha... HOWEVER, we have come across an issue: when we go up hills, sometimes we are forced to go to 3rd...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By shift
kingofgix, thanks! we'll try to post pics while...

kingofgix, thanks! we'll try to post pics while there, but not sure about my compadre's computer. i may have to wait until we get back.

cheers!
Forum: Americas 05-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By shift
kingofgix, muchas gracias amigo! that's exactly...

kingofgix, muchas gracias amigo! that's exactly what i like to see! i've seen that mill at crystal in pictures before but i never knew where it was. very cool!

shoxroxice, i have been told...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By shift
thank you DesertRatliff. any and all info is...

thank you DesertRatliff. any and all info is greatly appreciated. even if it's "hey get this map, or that book". :lol3
Forum: Americas 05-28-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By shift
thank you. we'll be sure to check them out.

thank you. we'll be sure to check them out.
Forum: Americas 05-27-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By shift
ADV'ing colorado, moab, and whatever else sounds fun

monday morning at work, myself and 3 others were informed we were being layed off. within 4 hours, i talked to a friend and had a cross country trip scheduled, leaving on sunday (if both our bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By shift
ktm-parts.com seems to have it in stock, so i'm...

ktm-parts.com seems to have it in stock, so i'm going to order through them and overnight it to me. :thumb

i've got dunlop 606's on bad betty (my 640), so there's no way i'm riding that much...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By shift
Thanks, I'll Give That A Go!

Thanks, I'll Give That A Go!
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By shift
absolute fastest way to get a KTM part to me???

i'm supposed to be leaving on a cross country trip on sunday, taking my ktm 640e for riding in colorado, utah, nevada, etc. but i have a problem as of last night:

while changing the oil, ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By shift
valve adjust/check every 3k?!? ah damn, that's...

valve adjust/check every 3k?!? ah damn, that's a good month of riding!

i believe the slide is moving. wouldn't it bog even in neutral if the slide wasn't moving? it will scream all the way...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By shift
i checked the vent hose, and have good airflow. ...

i checked the vent hose, and have good airflow. i did take the tank off, removed the petcock from the tank to make sure it wasn't clogged or malfunctioning. no crashing either.

:loaded
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By shift
air filter is clean, spark plug and wire are...

air filter is clean, spark plug and wire are less than 100 miles old. i had removed the spark arrester plate about 10 k miles ago, but recently put it back to stock condition to see if that would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By shift
99 640 lc4e stalling help

i think my problem is the valves needing adjustment, but not 100%. it's been about 14k miles since the last valve check/adjustment. i have 23.3k miles on it.

the problem: bike starts and warms...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By shift
ok, what i'm finding is that at idle, she hits...

ok, what i'm finding is that at idle, she hits 12.7 volts. when revved up slowly, she maxxes out at 13.3-13.5 volts. about 1 volt shy of what is supposed to be, right?

according to the info...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By shift
thank you! hopefully, it won't be too late of a...

thank you! hopefully, it won't be too late of a night!
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By shift
99 640 charging system help

ok, i have been looking under the lc4 charging problems thread. i have found that the rectifier seems to be working correctly. (gets readings from all 3 yellow wires to red, and no readings when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By shift
hmmm. some good points made above. i would like...

hmmm. some good points made above. i would like to keep things as lightweight as possible. however, durability is higher on my priority list. would the mermite cans crush very easily if dropped...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,031
Posted By shift
i've got 23,000 miles on my '99 640. things...

i've got 23,000 miles on my '99 640.

things gone bad:
water pump bearings
ignition shorted
minor oil leak around rocker arm box (fixed 3x, still leaks)
centerstand mounting bolts wore through...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By shift
Panniers: Anyone fabricate their own?

ok, so i really want some panniers on my 640 lc4. looking at the prices of these systems is insane ---> around a thousand bucks for what i want! granted, they are really nice, but still...

i...
Forum: Face plant 02-16-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,331
Posted By shift
i was 2 up with my g/f on my 640 lc4. we were...

i was 2 up with my g/f on my 640 lc4. we were going 75ish and slowing as i came up to a corner. right at the beginning of the left sweeper, a deer ran across the road.

3 seconds later as i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,956
Posted By shift
Last year, I rode my ktm 640 from Toronto to...

Last year, I rode my ktm 640 from Toronto to Virginia in mid February. I wore 5 or 6 layers, and had no electrics and no fairing protection. High temp of the day was 25 degrees farenheit. I...
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