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Old 01-12-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Generator service bulletin

There is a service bulletin out that recommends removing the left side cover and adding Loctite 648 to the threads of the bolts holding the generator rotor in place. I looked for Loctite 648. It is available, but very unusual and hard to come by. Not only that, it is not meant as a thread locker. It is designed for cementing various parts together. Is everyone using this stuff to complete the service bulletin or something else. If so, what?

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Old 01-12-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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There is a service bulletin out that recommends removing the left side cover and adding Loctite 648 to the threads of the bolts holding the generator in place. I looked for Loctite 648. It is available, but very unusual and hard to come by. Not only that, it is not meant as a thread locker. It is designed for cementing various parts together. Is everyone using this stuff to complete the service bulletin or something else. If so, what?

Is it new? Can you attach it here, or better yet, send it via email, please? Thannx...
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:10 PM   #3
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There is a service bulletin out that recommends removing the left side cover and adding Loctite 648 to the threads of the bolts holding the generator in place. I looked for Loctite 648. It is available, but very unusual and hard to come by. Not only that, it is not meant as a thread locker. It is designed for cementing various parts together. Is everyone using this stuff to complete the service bulletin or something else. If so, what?
The update was performed on my bike during its 600 service. My bolts were all tight but there didn't appear to be thread locker on them.
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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I found out the hard way guys a few months ago!

My 950 spat its dummy out 40 kms south of Budapest, and it was the generator that had come loose on the spindle. In retrospect I think there had been more noise/vibration from the bike for a few days leading up to the breakdown, but I was touring and it was gradual. My first indicator of a problem was that the gear lever came loose - so I pulled over thinking that was the problem alone.

Bike then refused to start, did not turn over etc. Could not bump start. Waited 5 hours for recovery truck, which then broke down (I kid you not) and arrived in Budapest at 1am in the morning having broken down around 4pm. So it may actually have been working loose for a few days etc. They got me back on the road the next day.

So get it checked and fixed folks! My bike had done around 10,000 miles if that helps and is a June 2003 model. My dealer said that it was a "known" problem and that was about 4-5 months ago - and yes I did post on this subject around the time :-)



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Old 01-14-2005, 04:01 PM   #5
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Sorry. I have no idea how to go about posting a copy of the Service Bulletin. You should be able to get it from your dealer. It is KTM Technical Bulletin TB 0535 dated October 15, 2004. Has anyone done this using Loctite 648?
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:04 AM   #6
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Hello Drwet,

Can you send me the technical bolletin to claferal@terra.es?

Thanks a lot of
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:39 PM   #7
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Anybody have an electronic copy of this service bulletin?
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:27 PM   #8
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Bump- waiting on my dealer for a copy.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:42 PM   #9
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Yep

Had mine done during the 600 mile service, that was 5 months ago.
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:54 PM   #10
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I do. It's a 6 page PDF issued 10/14/04. This should be carried out by authorised KTM dealers only and done (or has been done) during regular service intervals.

I won't try to do this myself and danger your warranty. Which is 3 years now...
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:36 PM   #11
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KTMax, I understand where your coming from, but here in the USfoA the warranty is one year, and even if my bike wasn't already out of warranty, I'm the second owner and KTM's US warranty is non-transferable. Secondly no one but me so much as touches my bike with a wrench. I almost got killed twenty years ago, when a forgetfull mechanic bodged up repairs on my RZ350, and I swore it would never happen again. I suspect mechanics in your neck of the world might be of a higher caliber then we see on average in the USofA, where being a motorcycle mechanic is not very rewarding in the financial sense. (I figure if the FAA and my employer entrust me to fix jet engines and airframes, I can handle turning wrenches on a KTM.)
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Makes sense Mack. Although I have a terrible fear of flying...

PM me if you want the PDF.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:48 AM   #13
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I do. It's a 6 page PDF issued 10/14/04. This should be carried out by authorised KTM dealers only and done (or has been done) during regular service intervals.

I won't try to do this myself and danger your warranty. Which is 3 years now...
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What if you already had the 600 mi service done and have many miles yet to the next major service? Wait 'til it breaks then curse yourself because it's out of warranty? This notion of only doing bulletin repairs during services doesn't make sense to me. Certainly wouldn't do that with my car.
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:56 AM   #14
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Makes sense Mack. Although I have a terrible fear of flying...

PM me if you want the PDF.
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:17 AM   #15
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Hi KTMax, Any chance I could get a copy of that bulletin as well? Thanks. Rick
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Makes sense Mack. Although I have a terrible fear of flying...

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