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Old 06-01-2013, 06:48 AM   #3946
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whats the secret to removing the 640 ADV rear indicators? Am trying to replace mine as their stuffed, undo nut and then what? it seems the stem is either press fit or moulded into the tail piece and doesn't want to budge on either side, I know it will be simple, but it has me stuffed at present, thanks for your help!

I've never had mine off... anyone?

sometimes the parts diagrams can help.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #3947
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whats the secret to removing the 640 ADV rear indicators? Am trying to replace mine as their stuffed, undo nut and then what? it seems the stem is either press fit or moulded into the tail piece and doesn't want to budge on either side, I know it will be simple, but it has me stuffed at present, thanks for your help!

Undoing the nut and removing any washers should free the indicators... The difficult removal your experiencing may be due to them being crusted in place..
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:20 AM   #3948
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gear box issues...

have a KTM640 enduro, it feels great to ride, pretty smooth for a paint shaker, one small problem.. there is no 4th gear.

if you shift from third, you get a netural, shift up again and you get 5th..

not crunch, no grind, just a netural..

any idea's??????
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:43 AM   #3949
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Undoing the nut and removing any washers should free the indicators... The difficult removal your experiencing may be due to them being crusted in place..
No, you have to turn them anticlockwise as well, to release the stems.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #3950
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No, you have to turn them anticlockwise as well, to release the stems.
That's a new one, I never had to do that added measure on my 03...
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:08 AM   #3951
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Hate to do this, but I have a simple question that always brings on a muti page answer.

I used to run Amsoil in my LC4, can't get it locally now.
I can get about anything else locally tho, except Motorex.

Anyone have any recommendations?







Also, my last valve adjustment was about 2K ago. Should it be checked again now?

Has needed no adjustments the last few times clearance was checked, and only needed adjustment once since break in.
Wondering what the real world interval on this should be.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #3952
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There is one good oil thread in the index, near the top of Post #1. Good place for such discussions.

The valve lash inspection interval is every 5000k right? That's every 3100mi.
If you are comfortable with your understanding of your bike's valve lash trends and rate of drift or stability then you should be able to push it further, but why do that when you are near home and inspections are fairly easy eh?


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Hate to do this, but I have a simple question that always brings on a muti page answer.

I used to run Amsoil in my LC4, can't get it locally now.
I can get about anything else locally tho, except Motorex.

Anyone have any recommendations?







Also, my last valve adjustment was about 2K ago. Should it be checked again now?

Has needed no adjustments the last few times clearance was checked, and only needed adjustment once since break in.
Wondering what the real world interval on this should be.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #3953
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Thanks

I do know that with some things factory recommended and actually needed is normally far from the same thing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:26 AM   #3954
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Okay, so I take the 640E out for a ride yesterday. Forestry road, but rough as all get-out, more like a wide single track with LOTS of rocks. I stop to take a breather and look over the bike and I see the capacitor is just hanging. I look closer and see the mounting bracket is still attached, but the metal base plate has broken off at the weld points.

Is this common?

Second question:

I have an oil leak on the starter gear housing. I tried a work around, but it didn't. I tried to gently pry it off, but it wouldn't budge.

So is there any trick to pulling the cover off?

Thanks
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:01 AM   #3955
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Is it possible to mount a Scotts damper under the bar? without gnarly modification...
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #3956
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Is it possible to mount a Scotts damper under the bar? without gnarly modification...
Yes........what I used..........

Stenhouse under bar mount and risers.
Scotts damper, clamp on post, post extension, thin handlebar lower mount nuts.

Talk with Steve at Scotts......he still might have all the info on the parts I ended up with........these guys are really good to deal with.......I ordered lots of extra stuff just to get the job done and sent back what I did not use. They refunded my credit card!

PM me if you need more specific info.......or if needed I will try and find my receipt.

Stenhouse will also help you..........I was lucky that he was local, so he just stopped by with the needed parts and helped consume some of my beer!

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Old 06-02-2013, 04:46 PM   #3957
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Is it possible to mount a Scotts damper under the bar? without gnarly modification...

Mine is mounted under the bar also, downside, the tank is a pain in the butt to get off. When you try to tip up the rear to get it over the post to slide back, the tank hits the dampener
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:49 PM   #3958
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You can fit the older cooler operating thermofan switch to the newer Bikes. You just need to find the right kind of plumbing fitting to make the smaller diameter early model switch fit into the larger hole on the later models radiator.
Unfortunately, mine was the other way around, the hole in the radiator I bought was smaller so I made an in-line wiring adapter
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:59 PM   #3959
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Second question:

I have an oil leak on the starter gear housing. I tried a work around, but it didn't. I tried to gently pry it off, but it wouldn't budge.

So is there any trick to pulling the cover off?

Thanks
Mine came off easy after the bolts were removed. I also had a leak there, and the o-ring that seals the cover was just totally shot. New o-ring fixed it easy.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #3960
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[QUOTE=Kawidad;21547979]Okay, so I take the 640E out for a ride yesterday. Forestry road, but rough as all get-out, more like a wide single track with LOTS of rocks. I stop to take a breather and look over the bike and I see the capacitor is just hanging. I look closer and see the mounting bracket is still attached, but the metal base plate has broken off at the weld points.

Is this common?

Second question:

I have an oil leak on the starter gear housing. I tried a work around, but it didn't. I tried to gently pry it off, but it wouldn't budge.

So is there any trick to pulling the cover off?
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Kawidad,
I mounted my capacitor to the main frame, and... maybe your SG cover is mounted with some strong gasket sealer cause the o-ring failed.

Gentle heat(heat gun?) and a pry might help.

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