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Old 02-09-2011, 06:58 PM   #1351
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Cool! Interesting.... anyone have a quick explanation of what it does? Or just store energy for the spark plug? Cant think of other bikes that Ive had that have one (at least so plainly exposed, etc)
I'm not totally sure what it does, could be for the ignition. On the old school choppers (not the hack jobs on TV!, but real ones, built in your own garage!) I've built we throw those on the elec system when you remove the battery so that the headlight and taillight keep lit longer. I was under the assumption that with these bikes running a modified dirtbike elec sys, it was there to give the system more stability.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:39 PM   #1352
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PM me your PP addy and I will refund your money from my screwup. You can send the wrong bearing when you send back my puller when you need it.

I could use another paperweight.
Hey mxchamp, I just want to give you for your offer. There are not many people left out there that would do that.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:46 AM   #1353
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Hey mxchamp, I just want to give you for your offer. There are not many people left out there that would do that.
This is why I like this forum! Lots of stand up people around here!
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:45 AM   #1354
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Thumb Help Please! 640 LC4 front spindle fitting question..?!

Hi, complete Noob, please bear with.

Own a '99 640 LC4 - 3rd owner, took it on in perfect nick with 22.5 k kms on the clock.

Ride mainly a 300km commute once a month, and rest of the time play on dirt trails, maybe 40-50km once a week.

Recently had a front flat, and took off wheel to fix. Replacing wheel seemed a bit strange, as spindle didn't want to go in all the way. Non screw end sticking out about 3mm and wouldn't budge.

Took some time and figured out the spindle had an edge that contacted with speedo housing, but it leaves a 3 mm gap between the right fork inner edge and the speedo cable. So pulled the right fork outwards (away from speedo) and tightened collar nuts after ensuring forks were aligned, and this means the spindle doesn't stick out anymore...

Problem is it then leaves this 3mm gap between fork and speedo, and i can't remember if the gap was there before?!

It feels like the speedo needs to 'click' into the hub a little more.. but that isn't happening.

Anyone a) understand what the heck i'm talking about, and
b) have a clue on whether i'm doing something wrong?

Any assistance/advice/ribbing/straight up abuse highly appreciated!
Cheers!
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #1355
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A: i know what you talking about.
B: cant be much help sorry & i just done a front flat myself. but dont think i had the gap there ? i'll have a look in the morning.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #1356
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Hey mxchamp, I just want to give you for your offer. There are not many people left out there that would do that.
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This is why I like this forum! Lots of stand up people around here!

+1 on that!

And...now I'm subscribed
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #1357
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+1 on that!

And...now I'm subscribed

subscribed i been looking for near 12 mths now
all i found is donations
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #1358
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I have a genuine KTM ring compressor (for 640) that anybody in Aus can borrow.

I'm in SE Melbourne so you can pick up. Don't know what the postage would be to anywhere in Aus, but it's got to be cheaper than buying the part from KTM (why don't we have a arse-reamer smilie??).

It even allowed me to put the cylinder back on with out breaking a ring!
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #1359
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Talking Gentlemen!

Thanks for the kind words!

Any and everybody is welcome to crash at my place here in boring Iowa when you are on your way through to the better riding places in the good ole USA!

Cold beer, hot shower, and excellent take out food because my wife can't cook!

Available at your own risk!

I sure am glad she isn't on this forum!
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #1360
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Thanks for the kind words!

Any and everybody is welcome to crash at my place here in boring Iowa when you are on your way through to the better riding places in the good ole USA!

Cold beer, hot shower, and excellent take out food because my wife can't cook!

Available at your own risk!

I sure am glad she isn't on this forum!
See, I never doubted you. I knew you were a good guy. I send you a well used pressure plate in exchange for a brand new one
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #1361
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Hi, complete Noob, please bear with.


Took some time and figured out the spindle had an edge that contacted with speedo housing, but it leaves a 3 mm gap between the right fork inner edge and the speedo cable. So pulled the right fork outwards (away from speedo) and tightened collar nuts after ensuring forks were aligned, and this means the spindle doesn't stick out anymore...

Problem is it then leaves this 3mm gap between fork and speedo, and i can't remember if the gap was there before?!

Cheers!
Here's what my 99 640E looks like. There is a gap between the speedo drive and the fork and the axle sticks out past the fork when aligned. Be sure the drive tabs go into the slots on the hub.

I always tighten the axle into the left fork, then with the pinch bolts still loose on the bottom of the right fork bounce the suspension up and down several times to let the forks center on the axle. Tighten the pinch bolts and you're good.

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Old 02-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #1362
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See, I never doubted you. I knew you were a good guy. I send you a well used pressure plate in exchange for a brand new one
I forgot about that! What an awesome deal!

After seeing your picture on your 525, makes me want to get studded tires on my 520. And a white helmet!

This is the best I can do for right now:



My cylinder is back from being replated after my piston and connecting rod took it out on the 640.

Soon I will be riding her again!
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #1363
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Here's what my 99 640E looks like. There is a gap between the speedo drive and the fork and the axle sticks out past the fork when aligned. Be sure the drive tabs go into the slots on the hub.

I always tighten the axle into the left fork, then with the pinch bolts still loose on the bottom of the right fork bounce the suspension up and down several times to let the forks center on the axle. Tighten the pinch bolts and you're good.

I might be wrong here Tallbob, but keep both sides of pinch bolts loose, then torque the axle to the proper torque settings, then torque the pinch bolts.

Torquing the axle will align things up correctly, I can't remember on my old girl if there was a spacer or not on the opposite side of the speedo. It's been too long!

Try that, if that doesn't work, get a manual?!?
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:44 PM   #1364
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Manual, we don't need no stinking manual.

Guess I left out a step. Tighten the axle nut to locate the axle to the left fork then tighten the left pinch bolts, bounce the suspension and tighten the right side. The nut locates the axle in the left side so you can the left pinch bolts any time after the nut. If I remember right!
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:45 PM   #1365
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I might be wrong here Tallbob, but keep both sides of pinch bolts loose, then torque the axle to the proper torque settings, then torque the pinch bolts.

Torquing the axle will align things up correctly, I can't remember on my old girl if there was a spacer or not on the opposite side of the speedo. It's been too long!

Try that, if that doesn't work, get a manual?!?
Zerodog (our local suspension expert) corrected me awhile back on this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...76&postcount=6
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