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Old 08-28-2010, 05:46 AM   #571
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Headed for KM today @ 6:00 AM from Visalia, I'm so ready to ride! see you FF's there.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:52 PM   #572
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Circumstances conspired against me. Late out.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:55 PM   #573
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Circumstances conspired against me. Late out.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:26 PM   #574
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It was on the Husky "Trip to the Tip" ride. At about 8500 miles, just outside Ciudad Constitución, BCS I noticed a knocking sound. It got worse heading toward La Paz so I decided to stop riding. The knocking sounded like it was coming from low in the engine. The filter and screens appeared to have a bit of metal, nothing big but enough to cause concern.

We assumed con-rod bearing failure, guessed it to be a result of bad gas. We'd gotten much of our fuel on the way down from remote villages, buckets, drums, etc.

Back in the states, I dropped the engine off at Uptite. Engine apart, there is no smoking gun, no scoring in the cylinder, no obvious failures. Engine appears to be in pretty good shape.

Some items were a bit worn, clearances loose, nothing terribly significant so it's a bit of a mystery. They are being replaced, new bearings, bushings, rings, etc.

Sooo, the source of the knock... frankly, dunno exactly. I seem to be the anomaly, I haven't really heard of anyone with a similar story so I would worry about it. On a side note: a couple of the washers/cups, what ever they are called, for the springs on the on the clutch were cracked, most were worn. The metal bits fell harmlessly to the bottom, and the absence of a couple of the washers didn't appear to do any harm, but that might be something to keep an eye on.
Clayton,

My bike makes a loud knocking sometimes when it's cold and I first start it. Sounds like real loose valves. It goes away after revving the engine. Did your bike ever do that? If so, did it sound like that? I think it comes from an automatic decompressor or something.

What was the final verdict? Did you end up buying a new engine or did you have the old one rebuilt? What did it end up costing in addition to the 8 months of riding you missed?
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:24 PM   #575
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Clayton,

My bike makes a loud knocking sometimes when it's cold and I first start it. Sounds like real loose valves. It goes away after revving the engine. Did your bike ever do that? If so, did it sound like that? I think it comes from an automatic decompressor or something.

What was the final verdict? Did you end up buying a new engine or did you have the old one rebuilt? What did it end up costing in addition to the 8 months of riding you missed?
Mine makes no noise at cold start, that's why I was wondering type & viscosity oil he was using.

The valves need to adjusted every 3K miles, I do my own and keep track of elongation of the valves. The spec is .002" intake and exhaust.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:40 AM   #576
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Home Safe!

Just checking in, made it home safe last night.

Had a great ride yesterday and a great dinner at Grumpy's. Big thank you to all the peeps that put this together.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:01 AM   #577
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Just checking in, made it home safe last night.

Had a great ride yesterday and a great dinner at Grumpy's. Big thank you to all the peeps that put this together.
I bailed as soon as I got back from my ride, I wanted to get down 9 Mile before it got dark!

Had a great ride, likewise, thanks to those who organized this event!

KM is always a treat!
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:12 AM   #578
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:39 PM   #579
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Riddler and Vermon are back, Rincon conquered.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #580
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Home safe. Great time, thanks to everyone this was a good gathering of the troops. lots of rideing. next time noobs will be ready for some single track. see you then.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:57 PM   #581
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Riddler and Vermon are back, Rincon conquered.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #582
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You swallow!
Tom......where are you?
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:54 PM   #583
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Is Rincon doable on a 690?
I can now answer my own question now: Yes you can do Rincon on a 690 ! You may want to have a few good riding buddys alone with you!
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:58 PM   #584
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Made it home.... cleaned up & heading out to a family dinner

Thanks to everyone, we had a great time
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:09 PM   #585
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KM Ride report

Made it home safe @ 3:00 PM today, it was a great ride. I logged 442 miles on the KTM 640 in two days, 10mi. on the single track jackass trail, somewhere around 80-90 on misc. FS roads and the rest on mostly twistie mountain slab. Grumpy's was awesome! I left Grumpy's @ 7:45 and headed down 9 mile caynon into some nasty gusty winds and blowing dust-sand. When I got to 395 it only got worse because now it was a direct crosswind, I had to lean into wind to keep the bike tracking down the road. I made it to 178 west and fought a 50 mph head wind up to the summit and got a room in Isabella for the night at around 11;00 PM. Today I had breakfast in Kernville then headed north via FS roads along the Kern caynon's western ridge all the way to Johnsondale, saw some great country up there. Thanks to all who helped put this one together, the LA ADV weekend riders know how it's done. Thanks Dale for the gas, I might not have made it to Isabella without it. It was fun, See ya next time, Perry
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