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Goeie don...dor, kan die mense nie ordentlik tik of spel nie? Dit grief my tot in my verlore siel.


KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: Fixing the 690 dog whistle hooter
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:43:46 am »
I went to visit my local friendly scrap yard owner and liberated from him a Gholf (VW) hooter and replaced the crappy one on the PitBike with it. Believe me, it work.

Just make sure upon installation that the cone face down so that it can not be filled with water during water crossings, rain storms or the occasional washing spree. It sound rather bubbly when you operated it under these conditions


Planning a Ride / Re: NW Sheep Spring Thumper Bash 1 Sept 2018
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:52:54 pm »
Hmmn Maybe maybe miskien moontlik? Belowe ek sal probeer skoene dra......................
As die PitBike mobiel is met die, so nie trek ek die vonkprop draad van Tsar' Nikholay se een silinder en kom met die, dan is dit mos ook 'n Thumper.


Military Board / Re: A blot on Berede unit's name
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:04:37 am »
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated
Mahatma Gandhi

I wanted to say some more of my own comments but do not like to be watched.


Please, Please, Please do not buy your child one of those things. It teach them bad habits.
I have this theory regarding bike riding. Have a look at your fellow motorcycle riders next time when you are commuting. There are two type of riders.

1 Those that upon pull away immediately place their feet on the foot rest, and on the tar (ground) only when they stop.
2 AND then there are those that drag their feet (pedalling) until they up to speed and long before they stop, the feet are on the ground again, scraping the tar.

IMHO, those that fall in category two had one of those plastic jobbies as a kid.


Done that route from Mafekeng to Ashkam then up to Noeniput during December 2016. Following the Molopo river as close as possible. You gonna hit sand, sand and more sand and, depending on the time of year very high ambient temperatures.
Take with a lot of water or beer.



General Technical / Re: Power bank jump starter in place of battery
« on: April 05, 2018, 03:15:10 pm »
They are not batteries but rather super capacitors.


Just had to smile ;D
How many times I was asked in the past "Do you go off road with your bike?" and my reply is No. The look I got, 'Bbbut youu have the bike for it, and you do not go off road?'
Sheet man Off road riding is dangarooos, there are snakes, stones, rocks, spiders, ants, thorns, lions, aardvark holes that you can disappear into  :biggrin:


General Technical / Re: KTM 690R not charging battery
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:52:37 pm »
As I said, I also thought it was the charging system, in the end it was the relay base. When the wiring were checked, did they have a look there? The wires intermittend short out at the base and run the battery flat.
But then in your case if it is fine there, it could be the charging system. Another problem I had with mine was the regulator, the output was to high (20V instead of 14V) but that cause other problems.


General Technical / Re: KTM 690R not charging battery
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:35:18 pm »
I had the same problem with mine (690R 2010 model) Also bought a new battery and the problem persist. In the end it was the fuel pump relay base. The base wiring got a bit farked (over heated) due to the vibration, result in that the fuel pump get destroyed.
Check your bike's error codes. This may help.


Ride Reports / Re: Limpopo makes me moist.
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:00:50 am »
Aish, bring back memories. Het daardie Mohalipitsi rivier trip many many moons gelede gedoen.


Hoe is daardie roete deesdae? Wil dit weer doen voor die Son sak (vir my).


Planning a Ride / Re: Marico - Get together aka Bash
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:40:46 pm »
AhSheet the 24th March is out for me. Scratch my name of the list

Planning a Ride / Re: Marico - Get together aka Bash
« on: March 12, 2018, 02:08:37 pm »


General Bike Related Banter / Re: HARD VS SOFT PANNIERS- Honest Review
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:17:55 am »
Schalk, ek het altyd met 'hard panniers' getoer (Zega Boxe) tot ek eendag een keer te veel hard neergeslet het en daai twatwaffle my voet haak. Van toe af net sagte panniers. Top Box is fine.
Glo vir 2SD hy praat nie k@k in sy post nie


Ek reken hul is van die honde besnuffel, 2500 to 5000 Britse pond? Faarkin Hel.

(another planned trip cancelled)


KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: 690R Irregular Electrical Problem
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:22:13 am »
Hmmn worse than I thought.
Got the bike back and it was fine for about 30km of riding, then other shite started. Receiving this letter 9 morse code (- - - - .) message from the FI lamp code.
End result, the base of the fuel pump relay were melted (could be the result of the voltage regulator over voltage ? maybe ?) and the fuel pump decided that is it, i am going on slow strike.

Damn there goes my holiday moola


KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: 690R Irregular Electrical Problem
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:53:00 am »
OK, as suggested by Bill the Bong, I start to strip the wiring and check all the earthing points. All was fine. Next step, get hold of a can or two of contact cleaner. Proceed to try to undo all electrical connections and plugs, what a mission (I have drowned the bike a couple of years ago) and spray it with the cleaner.

No change, nada, nothing. Still the same.

As last resort, took the bike to Trax KTM. Result - it is the faarkin voltage regulator. While the bike is idling, the charging voltage is 13,5 - 14Volt. As soon as you touch the throttle the voltage jump up to 18 - 20 Volt. Then everything went apeshit. The bike's blikbrain's tor bliksemed of the cork.

Bloody modern computorised control systems and fuel injected................. oh where is the days of carburetor, points & plugs


KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / 690R Irregular Electrical Problem
« on: August 03, 2017, 07:54:29 am »
I have a 2010 model 680R Enduro, also known as the PitBike. 77500km on the clock.

Lately this machine is developing a rather strange habit. At very irregular intervals the whole dash display will started to flash like the disco lights in the old Jacqualenes. The exhaust note sound very different, misfires, backfires etc. Open the throttle and the engine just cut out and die. Then it refuse to start. Sometimes all the lights go dim or dead. Switch the ignition of, wait a minute or two, try again and it starts, all is fine. Maybe a week or two later the same again.

This habit of it caused for some fun and games in the traffic.

New battery was installed about two months ago. I commute with the bike to work and back all 8km of it every day, plus fooling around over weekends.

Any one out there experience something simmilar and what could be the prognoses?


KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: Stainless Mesh Oil Filters
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:34:06 am »
Used it on the PitBike (aka 690R) for the last 60 000km+ problem free. It even removed that fine metal powder when I tried to operate the machine without oil. :biggrin:
Only reason why I use it is that I got it for free.


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