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Old 04-13-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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Kartman´s ´98 LC4 Adventure & ´99 660 Rallye Diary Thread

I´d like to start this thread in order to documentate some of my trips, changes and repairs of the bike and so on ;)

So let´s start with a few pics I took on saturday, while riding to baja saxonia, which is a rally through an open pit near Leipzig, Germany...










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Old 04-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Beautiful...









Did the aliens abduct everyone in Lepzig?????
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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Did the aliens abduct everyone in Lepzig?????
If you mean the last one... this was back in good old Cottbus, my hometown
Saturday evening, about 8 p.m. .... and the town center really was almost completely empty
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:01 PM   #4
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You travel and travel ... and your bike is always clean!

You are in the no-dirt-land!
I like my bike when it's dirty, but here it's covered with dust even when she stays in town.
Some times It would be great to be able to keep she like yours just for a change.
Nice pics, Kartman!
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #5
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Ive been thinking about a thread like this one for myself, I think they would be great fun.

I really like your pictures and your bike.

This should be a good thread with time.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #6
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Those are nice pics, great start!
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:01 AM   #7
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I´d like to start this thread in order to documentate some of my trips, changes and repairs of the bike and so on ;)

So let´s start with a few pics I took on saturday, while riding to baja saxonia, which is a rally through an open pit near Leipzig, Germany...










Hi!

Nice bike and nice pictures!
Do You like this exaust? Is this something special or OEM for this year?
I have the same bike and the same exaust and can not to decide change it for SXC exaust or not :)
http://www.getaway.lv/gallery/image/22235

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Old 04-17-2009, 04:15 AM   #8
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I think the HXC exhaust is pretty okay....but mine still has the sieve in the end cap and so it´s very quiet....
For rally / racing purpose I´m thinking about to buy a SXC....
Akrapovic and co are too expensive....

By the way, I´m actually planning to get a bit of rally-flair for the bike ;)
I want to add a rally skid plate, keihin fcr 39, foam grips, roadbook and some other changes Any other ideas I could add ?
If you want to, I could document the work and post some photos here :)
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:52 AM   #9
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You did the Baja Saxiona on those tires?

R-E-P-S-C-E-T!
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:14 AM   #10
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You did the Baja Saxiona on those tires?

R-E-P-S-C-E-T!
lol no, of course not.... I watched the Baja Saxonia ;)
I wanted to see if I would like it... and I´m thinking about to take part next year
The Metzeler Enduro 3 tyres really are mostly for street use... but I used them in deep mud once.... without falling down
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So you want to use your bike for amateuer rally use? (no typo)

If so, take one other good look at that shiny bike because you are going to ruin it! Scratches, dents, bent subframes, dirt everywhere, and you are going to love it at the same time! Hahaha.

What kind of offroad riding do you already do (on another bike probably)?

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:54 AM   #12
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I saw a few pages back you found a remote cold start (I'm assuming this I'd a choke) cable for your fcr. What's the part number on that and how much was it? I've been tweaking my hands trying to pull the stock one on my 620adv.
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My adventure also had the dellorto carb stock. What did you do to the throttle housing to make the cables from you fcr work?

Originally I just mounted some screw on fittings, but I'm not happy with how that's working out. Did you drill out the threads and grind off the stop-tab in tube slot? I know you eventually replaced the throttle housing with a domino, what did you do with the starter/kill switches?
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:40 AM   #14
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My adventure also had the dellorto carb stock. What did you do to the throttle housing to make the cables from you fcr work?

Originally I just mounted some screw on fittings, but I'm not happy with how that's working out. Did you drill out the threads and grind off the stop-tab in tube slot? I know you eventually replaced the throttle housing with a domino, what did you do with the starter/kill switches?
I used the original housing for the switches by sawing off the part for the throttle cables, here´s a picture:



Then I used Domino throttle housing for the fcr cables.

Actually I´m mounting a Scotts steering damper on my 660. I bought it in the US, but it had the wrong link arm, so I´m now waiting for a stepped one from Scotts-Performance



In 2 weeks we want to make a 200km roadbook tour in the netherlands, it sure will be fun and the first real test of my 660
Time for preparation is running away anyway, the baja 300 is in 8 weeks and I´ve done ...like .... 2 km on the bike
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:19 PM   #15
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After waiting more than a month, my stepped steering damper link arm came yesterday
So now I got the cockpit complete, there is just the small issue that the steering damper is jolting the tank cap.

I did my first real ride with the bike today and it was quite fun
There were some problems with a carb and the engine just died while driving through a forest....
it took me countless kicks to get it running again, maybe there was a bit of water in it or something...

I just wonder how much power the db killer costs, because the bike behaves almost like my 640 Adventure.

Whatever ... I will use the next weekends for riding, riding and riding to get familiar with the bike and prepare for the baja 300 in early may.





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