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Offline Mello

Re: Onnie's KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2020, 09:37:13 pm »



Put everything back together except the decompression cable which has been taken in for repairs. I really could not kickstart it without a decompression cable, I managed to get it once, but only once, LC4 Experts please advise I take it the decompression cable is crucial to get the engine at the right place for kickstarting?


There is a technique to this and it seems to differ from bike to bike.  I've found my 640 very easy to kick over compared to some other thumpers so when I do kick her I don't use the de-comp lever.

From cold, cycle her once, half choke, push the kick start slowly and feel compression build then just past tdc, release and then give her a good boot.  No throttle and she should start.  From warm, slight throttle open and kick.

A little awkward with the kick on the left and quite a stretch if the bike is on the centre stand.

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Re: Onnie's KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2020, 09:00:32 am »

I Have a customer in Krugersdorp called The Cableman - they will take your cable and make you a new one using your parts and replacing the damaged bits only - 011-953-4626/7 - thecableman.co.za

I took it to a local Sasoburg Tannie who does the same, she will have it ready a bit later today.

Die tannie het my kabel weggegooi, nou moet ek my bike invat laat hulle nuwe kabel opmaak . . . .  >:(
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Re: Onnie's KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #62 on: November 19, 2020, 04:21:01 pm »
Die tannie het my kabel weggegooi, nou moet ek my bike invat laat hulle nuwe kabel opmaak

Gaan jy ook gelyk n kabel laat maak vir daai tannie?
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Re: Onnie's KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2021, 07:16:48 am »
Trailered the bike down to the Transkei this December as it would have been a sin to leave it at home.

Did not do as much riding as I wanted to, life sure is different with a 2 year old.

Slept over in Lady Grey - did the Jouberts pass


Plenty of fun Dirt roads in the Transkei - Just watch out for the EC Big Five - Pigs, Goats, Cattle, Chickens and donkeys (and small children)

Fietsie Ry

The one day I managed to slip away for about 4 hours ended up at this washed out bridge and with all the rain I opted to not attempt the river crossing

Some local fauna and flora

The Views in the area are amazing

The roads are in a very bad state, the place we stayed is accessible by 2 x 4 on a good day but when it rains you need 4x4 with Low range, the night before we left it rained the whole night, and about 500m from our accommodation the rear axle broke off, we made a plan with a ratchet strap and limped to the nearest town, where everything was still closed - we eventually found a roadside welder - he fixed then trailer for R240 bucks and we were off again.




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