REVISION DATE: January 20, 2014
This is a thread index for many of those great posts by La Familia, with some crap thrown in for balance. This is by no means definitive, so PLEASE reply to this thread with your favorites threads, or suggestions on removing threads, etc
, and we may append, edit, delete, and so forth. I thought this would give those who redundantly point to this thread or that one an easier route. Please note that all External Links are marked with the following red note. External Links!
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So here is Part Juan of the index:
Links Useful to Everyone
Meat's old Yahoo Briefcase file share now on Google Drive
Crazybrit's Installing a fan on the 625 SXC
Laramie’s BST-40 Bible
Meat Popsicle’s How to service (some) LC4 forks
Creeper's Looking at a used LC4?
Neduro's Spring Bike Maintenance and Setup Guide
Luke's Stators Demystified
LaramieLC4 Engine Removel/Replacement
loisu’s LC4 640 starter clutch fix
Dirty Sanchez’s KTM 640 Adventure HID Upgrade w Centech
Laramie LC4('s) Steering head bearing, a how-to-guide...
Creeper's DIY Brake Service Guide
LC4 Pilot’s Rebuilding the LC4 Mechanical Water Pump - a Guide
Meat Popsicle’s Guide to changing your chain and sprockets on the LC4
Creeper’s Servicing the LC4 Chassis Swingarm Thread
Creeper's LC4 Sprocket Seal Replacement
Creeper’s Re-sealing the KTM LC4 Rocker Cover
and his note: when is a rocker cover leak not a rocker cover leak?
Meat Popsicle’s Kick Starting the Beast
Creeper’s Valve Inspection
Creeper's Finding TDC-C
Neduro's Tire Changing Class
CountPacMan's (hopefully) Definitive CDI Guide
Creeper’s Oil Change
markjenn’s LC4 Bearing Upgrade
Tseta's Three times the fun! (LC4 HOWDID)
Tseta's Routine maintenance (LC4 HOWDID)
1. Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain
LOOK HERE FIRST YFF!
Creeper's LC4 Setup Thread
Creeper's old post on setup
And some other threads on setup
Gaspipe’s Setup (and mod discussions!)
Neduro's KTM Setup Thread
Accessing the Holy BST
What to get (and do) first for my new LC4 - a discussion
Including side airbox mod pics!
desmonc's 05 LC4a thread
tons of setup and mod pics (and discussion)
Another mods discussion thread
How do I properly Break-in the LC4?
– think some loudmouth on the internet know better than your bike’s manufacturer?
Emissions controls the world over...
and threads that offer "deactivation" assistance.
SAS removal outside the USofA
Derestricting a 2006 SMC
Links to Dealing with the Evaporative Emissions "afterthoughts", and SAS
EPC (Electronic Power Control) design and deactivation.
An Oil Thread…
640 Adv / CS Sprocket / Loctite ? (CS sprocket discussion)
Good CS Sprocket maintenance discussion
Why my bike don't go over 85mph anymore - a discussion
cool is a state of mind, not fashion
Clintnz's 95,000 service
Gunnerbuck's 640s 127,000 service
640 LC4 Adventure 'bleeding' oil on head gasket?
– with repair ideas from Creeper
Creeper's Chain Alignment Tool
Creeper's Radiator Removal Tips (yep, he was bored again)
With link to the KTM Tech Bulletin on:
Tightening Procedure For Balancer Shaft Assembly Bolts On 2003 LC4 Engines
A little birdy’s chain adjustment thread
1.c Mods and Upgrades
LC4 Owners Poll: Premium coolant hoses
Loaded’s Gearing Thread
2. Carburetion, Exhaust and Other Highly Contested Subjects
External Link! General Carbureator Theory
Which carb is best on LC4 640 – with a discussion of BST maintenance
To Clip, or Not To Clip… That is the question
BST Needle Help
Creeper’s LC4 Exhaust Thread
LC4 Exhaust Sound Testing Thread
2.b Service and Repairs
640 LC4 Sprocket Seal Question?
Setting the BST's Carb Float Height
KTM 640 Float Spring Replacement?
Tool: Float Height Cage Holder
MaxAir's guide to setting float height (w/tool)
Float Height Importance in Carb Tuning
Factory Pro's guide CV Carb Tuning
And of course Mikuni’s Tuning Guide
2.c Mods and Upgrades
BST Mix Screw Threads
BST 40 Idle Screw
creeper got bored again... KTM LC4 Mikuni BST40 Venting
Bernoulli's Law of Carb Venting
– curiosity killed the cat
and one more on carb venting
3. Chassis (Bodywork) and Controls (Cockpit)
Converting a pre-03 Clutch to Hydraulic
with a link to and the Secrets of Magura
Handlebar Controls and Cable Routing
Adjusting your throttle cable
Ergonomics or Bar Height, Seat Height, and Peg Height?
Stock 2003 LC4 ADV handlebar Bar name/rise?
Aftermarket bars on 640A
the solution to an overheading 640 adventure...
KTM 640 adventure Tripmaster LCD (broken)
Neutral Light Always on. '06 640 Adv
3.b Service and Repairs
KTM Adventure-Steering head bearing adjustment
KTM 2003 LC4 clutch lock-out switch
Broken centerstand blues…
Hydro clutch issues
3.c Mods and Upgrades
Reviews of Renazco Racing Seats
A Rad Review of Guts Racing Seats
Review of Bill Mayer Saddles
Review of Russell Seat
A Discussion on Grips
04 and later High Fender Conversion Thread (links therein)
KTM 640 Adv '05 - High Front Fender !!!
Low Guard/Brake-line Recall 04-05Adventures?
640 High Guard Mod-04,05,06 they'll change it in 07!
640 High Fender
640 High Fender Mod (fork guard fix!)
Trying to keep the 640 low fender...
PASSMORE's pre-2003 Centerstand Upgrade Thread
Risers... Pennytech, Touratech, Sommer, etc?
"Quickie" KTM bar riser extensions
Mirror mirror on the wall...
Installing Dual Star Mirrors on a 640
Thread index, No Bark Busters?
Scott Harden School & Lower LC4 E Pegs
KTM Rally Peg dimensions???
Kick-starting LC4 with dead battery?
– disconnect headlights!
Repost of Flanny’s LC4 electrical output post
How to wire into '03 LC4 640 accessory outlets?
– and discussion of stock wiring issues
: Stock Wiring Upgrade?
I need more power Mr. Scott!!!
I need more lighting Mr. Scott!!!
KTM 640 Adv illumination
How to wire both headlights on together (thanks warewolf!)
4.b Service and Repairs
LC4 Starter help?
- with JayBo1’s rewiring out the safety interlocks
03 KTM 640 Adv -- Electrical Problem (check your ignition switch)
Creeper’s LC4 electrical diagram breakouts
Troubleshooting the Charging System (faultchecking)
LC4 Starter - Repair or Replace?
4.c Mods and Upgrades
Loaded Wiring Handwarmers
Long term opinion of Trail Tech, and electrical troubleshooting of them
5. Suspension and Wheels and Brakes
Ever wonder about fork oil?
Zerodog’s Ever wonder what is inside your 640 shock?
Stock Behr rims (2004 - LC4s)
A Tire Thread
(more in Post #2)
Rear tire for my 640?
Creeper’s Inner Tube Thread
Forks and Shock
Fork Oil and Suspension Questions
Heavier spring for 640 adventure?
Stobie’s spring recommendations
640 Suspension question (SAG)
Sag numbers for 02 adventure
What are stock spring rates in 01 ADV?
640 Adv stiffer rear spring/forks
640 Adv suspension settings
640 Adv suspension settings; buckster double shot!
Don’t be distracted by the float questions, they are talkin’ springs too
LC4 Suspension: To revalve, or not to revalve?
Sommer KTM’s recommendations
spring diameter issue
The Spring Quest
Fork Maintainence, complete or routine?
Front End Wag Question
5.b Service and Repairs
boyscout’s LC4 steering head and fork service notes
– new class of thread: summaries?
Servicing the Forks
LC4 fork oil level?
KTM LC4 Fork Oil Change
Servicing the Fork Seals (thanks Surly! )
cleaning fork seals
Air in Front Brakes?
Spokes – Love‘em or Hate’em; its up to you
(more in Post #2 on spokes and brake squeal)
Spoked Wheel Maintenance
KTM 2002 Tech Bulletin on Spokes
KTM recall on front wheels
LC4 Enduro/SXC spoke recall
5.c Mods and Upgrades
Infinity Subtanks on a 640
Fork subtanks... are they for you?
6.a General Discussions
Why Clean Your Bike
The LC4 Skidplate Thread (and skidplates in general)
KTM Adventure Threads
KTM 640 Adventure (and LC4) owners, sign in please...
Extinct KTM Shoot the Shite Threads
I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours
New "General Purpose KTM'ers thread"...
General purpose KTM'ers "shoot the shit" thread
TONS OF INFO LOST IN THESE THREADS – THEY NEED TO BE INDIVIDUALLY INDEXED.
(simply review the threads and add a post to them with a Table of Contents, linking to stuff in the threads, and I will link to your TOC)
LC4 Enduro Threads
clintnz's upgrade threads added
KTM LC4 Enduro Model History
640 Enduro Windscreen
640 Enduro Radiator Guards
KTM 640 Enduro
(It’s a beginning…)
Got a new Duke, Pictures and Questions within.
(Again, it’s a beginning…)
KTM 625 sxc (general)
KTM 625 SXC -- Anyone installed an extra oil cooler or reservoir ?
DIY Add a Bleed Screw to your Banjo Bolt (for SXCs and other LC4s w/out oil in the frame)
Question about KTM 640 ADV tank/fairing (on a SXC).
Alternatively: Smaller gas tank for a 640 Adventure
KTM 625 sxc 4 me?
Bigger tank help needed KTM 625 SXC
Milky coolant everywhere!!!
Antifreeze in '01 Adv.
SXC/LC4 BMW windscreen
Anyone own a KTM 625 SMC?
LC4 Owner's Manual and Engine Service Manual Links
LC4 manual on CD - FREE
Other external links to stuff
LOOKING FOR AN ONLINE HOST FOR LC4 FILES
6.b Services and Repairs
Tools, Toolkits, and Related Widgets
The Toolkit Thread
What is in your KTM 640 tool kit?
KTM 640 Adv - Tool box options
KTM 640 Adventure, what spares to carry?
'05 640 Adventure Tools Question
spark plug socket
Torque Wrench Thread
Tool Box Idea for the KTM LC4
KTM LC4 Toolbox Tabs FIX?
KTM 640 Adventure luggage options explained
mounting pelican cases
mounting larger pelican cases
clintnz's custom soft pannier braces
another post on pelican cases
Ricardo's thread on attaching pelican cases
general 640 Adventure Luggage thread
LC4 Pilot's Searches
Zega Vs. Moto-Sport Aluminum cases
Pelican setup for 99 640 Adv R
general KTM Adventure Hard Luggage thread
640 Adventure luggage?
640 Adv and Happy Trails bags
Andy Strapz Bags - Quick Review
soft panniers for KTM640 adventure
general Soft Luggage thread
KTM 640 factory racks (maybe not a soft bagz thread...)
– thanks ChrisC and Velocibiker and sherpa!
general Tank bags thread
The quest for the (cheaper alternative) KTM Adventure tank bag
Wolfman Explorer Lite/Enduro Tankbags fitted on KTM 640 Adventure
(sherpa showing how a review is DONE.
AdventurePipe’s Pelican Case Customized Luggage and Racks
New Pelican-based Luggage System
Velocibiker's Pennytech Light Guards
Composite Materials Tankguards
Ok - Adv. Skid Plates $300 Usd - Flanny Manufacturing (NOTE: OLD THREAD!)
140 $ Carbon Kevlar 640 Adventure TankGuards (NOTE: PLAN NEVER COMPLETED)
ISO a CF/Kevlar artist
Tank Guards - CURRENTLY ENTERTAINING ORDERS!
Adventure 640 tank guards/trip pics (Hepco Beckers – questionable kit…
More Tank Protection
How to protect KTM LC4 Adv without tank bars?
KTM Adventure crash protection
640 Adventure tank bars
LC4 Cock Protection
Rallye Skidplate Boxes
KTM 640 Rallye skid plate (Group effort) – died off; my fault
Adventure R rally skid/storage plate
Review: KTM LC4adv CF skidplate