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by Herb
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Gunk in the clutch master cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Gunk in the clutch master cylinder

Hi Joe,

Sounds like old fluid and air still in system?

Reverse bleed by forcing clean fluid up from slave, using a syringe. This bleeding method works really well with the SMT.
by Herb
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Clutch jet being a bugger.
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Clutch jet being a bugger.

I used a flat bit for a drill driver with a small ring spanner to get mine out. Mine came out easily, using the bit allows you to get the right angle and purchase on the jet that you won't get with a conventional screwdriver. I have read that you can also clean in-situ, which might be a better alter...
by Herb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Independent Mechanic Midlands
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Independent Mechanic Midlands

Does anyone have any recommendations for an independent KTM mechanic? Preferably based in the midlands, but will travel along the M1 corridor.
by Herb
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Ignition wire problem
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Ignition wire problem

Sorted. I understand problems with the wiring in this area are common, certainly on the adventures at least, mostly due to poor cable routing. So I thought I'd share my solution in case it helps anyone in the future. After stripping out the ignition wiring, it seems my problem was a dodgy connection...
by Herb
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Ignition wire problem
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Ignition wire problem

After my clutch slave failed last week, I have another, seemingly unrelated issue with the wiring to the ignition switch now. I could scream with frustration right now. The bike was dead when I move it from the garage. A bit of investigation and it seems that the wire to the side of the ignition bar...
by Herb
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Clutch problem

I have another, seemingly unrelated issue with the wiring to the ignition switch now. I could scream with frustration right now. I'll start another thread, but basically the bike was dead when I move it from the garage. A bit of investigation and it seems that the wire to the side of the ignition ba...
by Herb
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Clutch problem

its because almost every part on a modern vehicle is built to 'just' do the job at the lowest price. The Oberon is a quality part, that probably costs Oberon 20 times as much to procure as the part KTM fit as standard. Reminds me of the John Glenn quote: ‘I felt exactly how you would feel if you wer...
by Herb
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Clutch problem

Back on the road, Oberon fitted.

Satisfying job. Reverse bled with a syringe, nice and easy. Even got the syringe free from my vet, which was nice.

After much research, I used LHM+ mineral oil which cost me £6 for 500ml. That's a lot of fluid changes.
by Herb
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Clutch problem

Oil jet was clean. (0.3) but thanks for pointing me in the direction of this. Something to make sure I keep an eye on.

Once apart the problem was pretty obvious, lot of oil leaking from the slave. Oberon part on order, so hopefully I should be back on the road in a few days.
by Herb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Clutch problem

Thanks. I’ll check it out on Wednesday and report back.
by Herb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Clutch problem

Hi Limeyduffa, I was thinking along the same lines as you, air in the system, which I guess could be indicative of a leak? There is no oil leak visible that I can see, either from the master cylinder or the slave, I will inspect properly tomorrow morning. The bike is dealer services, so will have wh...
by Herb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Clutch problem

Hi. My clutch has recently started playing up. Seems fine when you first start the bike, but after a few miles the clutch starts coming further and further back to the bar before it will disengage, eventually not disengaging at all, resulting in drag and difficultly changing gear. There is no slip I...
by Herb
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Advice needed - Re-setting to Standard Trim
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: Advice needed - Re-setting to Standard Trim

I've bought your old bike! Well done on looking after it so well for me, it's in very good condition! I'd be interested in a chat if you don't mind. I would like to find out more about the bikes history. Have sent you PM.