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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Droptarotter
Get the JD jet kit for the FCR! That's my...

Get the JD jet kit for the FCR!

That's my vote!
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Droptarotter
Sounds more like a battery issue to me. Some...

Sounds more like a battery issue to me. Some battery chargers do not have enough power to crank the engine.
Any way you can try jump starting the bike with another battery and jumper cables?
Will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
Sent you a pm. Cheers

Sent you a pm.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 282,221
Posted By Droptarotter
Put that in the flea market under "Other"! ...

Put that in the flea market under "Other"!

Still waiting on dimensions of the 80!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
o-rings are easy to get to and replace......might...

o-rings are easy to get to and replace......might as well do all 3 of them while you are in there. 2 at the thermostat and one to the head.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
Could be a leaky thermostat o-ring?? Cheers

Could be a leaky thermostat o-ring??

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Droptarotter
What kind of oil are you running? If you are...

What kind of oil are you running? If you are running automotive oil, it just might have too much slippum ( that's a technical term) that lets the clutch slip under power.

With a wet clutch, you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 224,486
Posted By Droptarotter
Yes they do! HDB also sells some inserts to...

Yes they do!

HDB also sells some inserts to help vibration, but why would you need it, the 640 does not vibrate!:D

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 224,486
Posted By Droptarotter
Hey TaxMan; How well does that trials tire work...

Hey TaxMan;
How well does that trials tire work on the 640??

Cheers
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 514,115
Posted By Droptarotter
That's some nice work Zen!!:clap Cheers

That's some nice work Zen!!:clap

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 67,659
Posted By Droptarotter
I'm not sure what effect the different slide...

I'm not sure what effect the different slide might have, but what about just playing with your fuel screw to see if that brings the idle down??
On my BMW, this adjustment definitely has an effect on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
Just like any fastener, you can get away without...

Just like any fastener, you can get away without torquing it, but the filter housing is just aluminum and very thin, be careful with it.

I can't remember the torque spec off hand....will post once...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
No bleeding necessary here. Bleeding is done at...

No bleeding necessary here. Bleeding is done at the frame fill when the frame is drained of oil.

Banjo bolts can not be installed incorrectly ( just don't cross thread them) and no holes will be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,400
Views: 2,118,622
Posted By Droptarotter
Sent you a pm. Cheers

Sent you a pm.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,008
Posted By Droptarotter
And put a grease nipple in the frame for those...

And put a grease nipple in the frame for those needle bearings!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
Rubber stays on the old sprocket. New sprocket...

Rubber stays on the old sprocket. New sprocket does not need the rubber.

The screen on the drain plug should be attached to the plug by the circlip that is in the photo.

Hopefully it was just...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 282,221
Posted By Droptarotter
This helps a lot, but I could use the dimensions...

This helps a lot, but I could use the dimensions of the bags.
I'm wondering if the 80 will fit on my 640 without the side stand hitting the bag.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
I'm glad you found the problem and it was...

I'm glad you found the problem and it was something simple.(fuel filter).

Your statement about your battery being new and how could it be the battery............well..........just because a part...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
No pump on your bike due to smaller tank. ...

No pump on your bike due to smaller tank.

Battery is another good place to start.
Do the easy stuff first.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,076
Posted By Droptarotter
It's not so much that the sprague replacement...

It's not so much that the sprague replacement makes this appear.....the lack of an automatic decompressor usually contributes to buggering up the sprague.

I just use the manual decompressor all...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
A couple of things..... Spark plug/ignition...

A couple of things.....

Spark plug/ignition could be cutting out at high rpm.

Starving for fuel.

Check you spark plug, if not that, check carb float level or crap blocking the main jet.
...
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 282,221
Posted By Droptarotter
Glad to see you guys will also be selling MSR...

Glad to see you guys will also be selling MSR gear!
I'm really happy with all the stoves and tents I purchased from them, and the MSR warranty service is the best!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Droptarotter
That's one of the carb boots..........replace...

That's one of the carb boots..........replace both while you are doing the one as they are not a real fun job.

Maybe go through your carb as you will pretty much have it removed anyhow.

And...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
Gerst; I'm not 100% sure I have one, so...

Gerst;

I'm not 100% sure I have one, so better try fixing it.

If I have one, I would also let it go for a lot cheaper than $1 off the retail price!:evil

Cheers:
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
I could sell you one of my spares for $69?? ...

I could sell you one of my spares for $69??

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
F1paul; Any way your timing is too far...

F1paul;

Any way your timing is too far advanced? Does the bike fire at all???

My buddies Yamaha WR450 would sometimes backfire....ended up shearing the rotor key and then damaged the sprague...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
If the bike spins fine with the decomp lever...

If the bike spins fine with the decomp lever pulled, installing the auto decomp spring is not going to help.
Yes, you have to pull the cam to install the auto decomp parts.
I think I would figure...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
MSH: I would get the correct length cable as...

MSH:
I would get the correct length cable as the new one is not going to stretch 3mm.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,400
Views: 2,118,622
Posted By Droptarotter
27 & 32mm are the correct sizes for the axle nuts...

27 & 32mm are the correct sizes for the axle nuts on a 2005 640.

Here's what I did when the left centre stand stud stripped;


I cut off and drilled out what was left of the left stud, then...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9,400
Views: 2,118,622
Posted By Droptarotter
TaxMan........I just might be interested in those...

TaxMan........I just might be interested in those racks!

cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9,400
Views: 2,118,622
Posted By Droptarotter
A couple of notes about this stand from one who...

A couple of notes about this stand from one who uses it;

That small nut for the left centre stand bolt will strip easily. Mine was stripped when I got my bike and had to weld a bolt onto the...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Droptarotter
Thank you!:clap

Thank you!:clap
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Droptarotter
Hi BD; I have upgraded the lights on my KTM...

Hi BD;

I have upgraded the lights on my KTM 640 Adventure.
I installed a 60mm Hella HID projector for the low beam and a Squadron Pro for the high beam.
Both lights remain on when high beam is...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 17,004
Posted By Droptarotter
Steve; Lots of good points in your post! ...

Steve;

Lots of good points in your post!
Maybe we also need to start a best country to retire to that will provide medical/motorcycling/cycling for us old farts.
I need to get my act together...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 282,221
Posted By Droptarotter
FTB; That's not selfish, those are the...

FTB;
That's not selfish, those are the questions that lots of us need answers to before making an order.
I'm still leaning toward the 80's though.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 114,143
Posted By Droptarotter
Tony; Is that California route all plotted out...

Tony;
Is that California route all plotted out with lots of dirt??

Maybe I can convince my riding companions to do this route??

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,400
Views: 2,118,622
Posted By Droptarotter
I think I still have a cover somewhere in the...

I think I still have a cover somewhere in the shop.
Send me a pm with your email and I will send a photo.
Not sure what year the cover came off of though.

Cheers
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,002
Views: 1,633,053
Posted By Droptarotter
I think I would reconsider how that was...

I think I would reconsider how that was worded!:rofl

Where in BC are you?

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 246,803
Posted By Droptarotter
Check page 29 for some shots of one of my bikes....

Check page 29 for some shots of one of my bikes. It shows some examples of how the rear straps are installed.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 1,284,580
Posted By Droptarotter
My memory kicked back in................the...

My memory kicked back in................the cruise controller I use is an Omni Cruise;

http://www.omni-cruise.com/omni-cruise-1/


Cheers
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