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Old 11-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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son broke my bike, need help

So today I decided to ride my 640 adventure to the store. Haven't ridden it in a while. A few miles down the road my left foot feels wet. I stop and find the oil window cracked and oil squirting out.

On the way home I convince myself this happened in the garage since the last time I rode it.

I get my 4 year old out, take him in the garage and he fesses up to it. He said he put a scratch awl to the glass and hit the back of it with a wrench.

I believe the case cover can come straight off with no problems? And a new glass should be fairly straight forward to install right? I'll have to change the oil also I suppose, it was do any how.

My manual for the bike is a cd and I do not have a means to consult it. Anybody familiar with taking that cover off who can tell me anything other than the obvious to look out for I would appreciate it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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Kids. Aren't they wonderful.

Good luck with the repair.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Shouldn't he be busy breaking his PW50 at that age???
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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He probably saw you workin on it and immitated you. Are you sure it wasn't your wife?
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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So today I decided to ride my 640 adventure to the store. Haven't ridden it in a while. A few miles down the road my left foot feels wet. I stop and find the oil window cracked and oil squirting out.

On the way home I convince myself this happened in the garage since the last time I rode it.

I get my 4 year old out, take him in the garage and he fesses up to it. He said he put a scratch awl to the glass and hit the back of it with a wrench.

I believe the case cover can come straight off with no problems? And a new glass should be fairly straight forward to install right? I'll have to change the oil also I suppose, it was do any how.

My manual for the bike is a cd and I do not have a means to consult it. Anybody familiar with taking that cover off who can tell me anything other than the obvious to look out for I would appreciate it.
Yep, it is pretty straight forward to taking the cover off, keep track of the where the different length cover bolts go and the 2 with copper washers... Remove the foot peg along with the shifter/kicker/skidplate and carefully work the cover loose to try preserve the gasket... Don't over torque the cover bolts upon reassembly, I believe they only require 6-7 ft/lbs...

Put the glass in the freezer and warm the case area around the sight glass receptacle to make fitting it easier... Use 648 to bond it in...
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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Just goes to show you, there is always something broken on them there Kaytums!
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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jeeze... at least he admitted it though. kids.....
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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There's a country song somewhere in this
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #9
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There's a country song somewhere in this
Not until the kid grows up and sings about his daddy beating the tar out of him when he was 4.

The kid admitted it though. There's a bigger, more important lesson there. Kudos to myerss for raising an honest boy.
He's due for a PW50!

I had one unbond itself without the help of a 4 YO. Easy fix.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #10
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Yep, it is pretty straight forward to taking the cover off, keep track of the where the different length cover bolts go and the 2 with copper washers... Remove the foot peg along with the shifter/kicker/skidplate and carefully work the cover loose to try preserve the gasket... Don't over torque the cover bolts upon reassembly, I believe they only require 6-7 ft/lbs...

Put the glass in the freezer and warm the case area around the sight glass receptacle to make fitting it easier... Use 648 to bond it in...
When removing engine covers I find the most straight forward way of keeping the bolts in their correct order is to use a piece of old cardboard box and copy the bolt pattern onto it, then with a pen or pencil push a hole through where each bolt would go.
Then when removing the bolts I push the removed bolt through the appropriate hole, along with any special washers or hangers etc.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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Shouldn't he be busy breaking his PW50 at that age???

For the record, he has a KTM mini adventure.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #12
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Thanks for the tips. Going to the KTM shop to get parts, and I'm gonna get a lock for the tool box while I am out.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #13
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For the record, he has a KTM mini adventure.

Well you still can't blame him! I remember throwin things at my kids KTM 50s all the time as they were always in need of attention, usually as the gate dropped for their moto! He probably just saw you do something similar to his bike.

Dad, "Johnny, where did you learn to break my motorcycles???"

Johnny, "I learned it from you Dad. I learned it from you."

Dad, .

Now at least you have something to hold over his head forever, like we motorcycle dads don't have enough of that anyway!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #14
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It was only the glass, wait till he learns to ride it!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #15
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