What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by fortech, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Now that the oil leak is gone I put the skid plate/rally boxes back on the 640. Now I feel it's almost back to normal.
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  2. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    New front pads and rotors. Luckily warranty!

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  3. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    What happened?
     
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    After the initial 3000klms, they developed a grabby issue. I don’t think they were warped because I only really noticed it at slow speeds, ie just before a full stop. Dealer said 100% not warranty. So I contacted KTM customer service, and they were so helpful....covered 100% parts and labor.
     
  5. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Great! "Wear items" like brake pads, rotors and even clutch disks are not usually covered unless there is an obvious defect. I hope that this isn't a chronic issue - could get expensive unless they continue to cover it. I wonder if the OEM pads are too aggressive? Any obvious gouging or wear on the rotors?
     
  6. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Wow, $400 for pads?
     
  7. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    And people say BMW's are spendy!!!!!
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    So what does KTM really stand for?
     
  9. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Yes one rotor did have gouging.
     
  10. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    KTM stands for "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen" "Kraftfahrzeuge" is the german translation for all kind of engine powered vehicles "Trunkenpolz" is the name of the founder of KTM "Mattighofen" is the town in Austria where the bikes are build. KTM stands for "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen"

    What it doesn’t stand for apparently, is “Keep The Money”
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Priceless:cool:
     
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  12. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Cleaned the rims..man I sorta envy you riders with cast wheels.... Spokes are a PITA plus my rims have a rough matte finish which of course makes it harder to clean.

    Found a great little scrub brush at Dollarama.

    Installing older tires for my south coast trip next week as new rear won't arrive in time.. don't want get caught riding balogna skins
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  13. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    What tires are those? Seems to be an awful pile of balance weights needed for both the front and rear tires!
     
  14. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Anakee III
    Bitch to balance
     
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    When I picked up my 525 motor from Keith he said there was an extra clutch steel. I’m thinking to myself no way that’s true. So the other day I opened it up to check. He’d missed the final outside steel. There are little tubes that line up around the Center part and hold the steels in place. These little tubes like to fall out just when you don’t want them to and they have a habit of falling inside the motor. I didn’t check them when I took it apart but putting it back together one was missing. I spent a long time fishing in the motor with a magnet to no avail. Either it’s in the motor or it got away at the shop. I sent an email to Keith, we’ll see what he comes back with. Damn!
     
  16. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Yikes!
     
  17. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Not a big deal, it would have been obvious the first time I tried using it. But I’m stuck until I find that part, I really don’t want to take off that whole sidecover.
     
  18. townieglenn

    townieglenn Active Member

    CounerAct beads really work well- I'm considering using it in the car tires
     
  19. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    You would need an awful pile of beads to compensate for that amount of imbalance!
    I counted at least 10 quarter ounce weights (2.5 oz.) on the front and at least 12 + 4 on the rear (4 oz.!).
    Don't think I have ever had a MC tire that took more than 1.5 oz. but sometimes had to break the bead and rotate the tire on the rim if the heavy side wasn't marked.
     
  20. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    Trick is to balance throughout the tire installation. With my tube type tires, I mount the tube onto the rim so I can first mark the heavy spot of the rim/tube combo before mounting the tire (its not always where the valve is). Then after you get the tire half on (i.e. one bead on) put it on the balancer again and then you can easily rotate the tire around to get it as close as you can and mark everything so you can line it up for when you put the last bead on. This should get you as close as you can and minimize the weights needed.
     

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