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Old 09-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #7396
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hey guys.. I have a 2005 640 Adventure. I was wondering, anyone else find the stock seat uncomfortable in a way that would make longer rides unreasonable? I mean I can ride a Sport bike 11 hours stoppingonly for fuel, but this seat feels like it pushes the fat on your but up near the tail bone. ( fyi Im not overweight, im average for an athlete ) not sure if its common, or what... Anyone else have experiences with this? Was thinking redoing the seat, or aftermarket might be better.
Advice?
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #7397
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hey guys.. I have a 2005 640 Adventure. I was wondering, anyone else find the stock seat uncomfortable in a way that would make longer rides unreasonable? I mean I can ride a Sport bike 11 hours stoppingonly for fuel, but this seat feels like it pushes the fat on your but up near the tail bone. ( fyi Im not overweight, im average for an athlete ) not sure if its common, or what... Anyone else have experiences with this? Was thinking redoing the seat, or aftermarket might be better.
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Join the line at renazco.com.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:28 AM   #7398
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seat concepts seat on mine just did not have the cash for renzco
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:56 AM   #7399
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hey guys.. I have a 2005 640 Adventure. I was wondering, anyone else find the stock seat uncomfortable in a way that would make longer rides unreasonable? I mean I can ride a Sport bike 11 hours stoppingonly for fuel, but this seat feels like it pushes the fat on your but up near the tail bone. ( fyi Im not overweight, im average for an athlete ) not sure if its common, or what... Anyone else have experiences with this? Was thinking redoing the seat, or aftermarket might be better.
Advice?
I can ride 11 hrs per day with this seat, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be a lot better to have a more comfortable one, even more if it's saddly tarmac . I have to ride stoodup to wake my but up during long tarmac rides

But what can I do... that's another reason to keep myself offroad!

I know many inmates have upgraded to Renazco and other's products successfully.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:15 AM   #7400
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hey guys.. I have a 2005 640 Adventure. I was wondering, anyone else find the stock seat uncomfortable in a way that would make longer rides unreasonable? I mean I can ride a Sport bike 11 hours stoppingonly for fuel, but this seat feels like it pushes the fat on your but up near the tail bone. ( fyi Im not overweight, im average for an athlete ) not sure if its common, or what... Anyone else have experiences with this? Was thinking redoing the seat, or aftermarket might be better.
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I'm with liferider on this one, the 640 seat works just fine for me and I do a lot of long days... Of coarse anything can be improved on...
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:30 AM   #7401
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I have the GUTS racing comfort seat. Works for me and cheap.

http://www.gutsracing.com/pages/ktmmain.html
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #7402
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Hey Nokmuay, KTM's are notorious for having seats that feel like a pine 2x6. You are not alone in your discomfort. The collective is correct in suggesting to"Join the line at renazco.com." he makes awesome, comfortable seats.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #7403
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I am looking for two pair of the carbon fiber tank gaurds.
ANYONE ??????????????????

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #7404
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"Seat Concepts" is another good option.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #7405
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That's last winter 18 February 2012 visting Arctic Circle during the Arctic Butt SS 1000 over 1000 mile less than 24 hours north of Arctic Circle.


Arctic Circle

Same bike during the Dusty Butt SS 1000 over 1000 mile less than 24 hours on gravel.



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Old 09-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #7406
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Hey all,
So i'm the proud owner of a (relatively) new 640 adv. I say relatively because while it's a 2002 it only has 23000km on it, 6000 which i've put on myself in the last 5 weeks. First bike, instantly fell in love with it when I went to take a look at it.

Now the only thing is that the muffler (silencer?) is rattling something fierce. Not sure where it is but inside the plate that the supertrapp discs bolt in to is welded in 3 spots to the outer shell. So i'm kind of getting frustrated because the rattling sounds like there's a marble down my exhaust pipe and drowns out that sweet "hey mate it sounds like your engine is about to grenade" sound. Is the only way to open it up to repack it or investigate the sound to grind off those tabs and re weld it afterwards?

So I was wondering if there were any opinions on whether or not this is a common thing for the supertrapps that's easily fixable or if it's a dump-it-and-move-on black and white decision.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:36 AM   #7407
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hey guys.. I have a 2005 640 Adventure. I was wondering, anyone else find the stock seat uncomfortable in a way that would make longer rides unreasonable?
Hey, I've got one, too!

I do plenty of long days and have done a few SS1000s, all on the OEM seat. The trick I've found on long road rides is to move your butt on the seat every 10 minutes, and don't wait until you get sore to start this. Just a few millimetres changes the load points on your butt, and has the bonus of moving the angles of your limb joints, too, so they don't get stiff & sore. The last SS1000 had an extra 900 km warm-up ride the day before, so I ended up doing 3400 km in 4 days... due to my lack of seat time recently, that was about 100 km too far for my butt, the last hour was not very pleasant!! Next time I do that I will add some closed-cell foam on top of the seat, temporarily.

You can also roll the handlebars fore/aft in their clamps, which will change where & how you sit on the seat. For me, the standard or zero position pushed me too far back and made the bike feel like a chopper. I usually run them at position 1 forward, which pulls me closer to the front wheel. But then, I've got a good ape factor, YMMV.

The 'comfort' seat on the Adventure is actually very good compared to the standard LC4 Enduro seat, or the vinyl-covered plank on any of the proper dirt bikes. It's no Lead Wing, but it's all relative.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:24 PM   #7408
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Hello Adventure Riders

Hello all, New guy here. Looking to get the 411 on a 1999 KTM LC4 625?or 640?
What i do know is it has 17" bear supermoto wheels with cush drive hub in the rear, led blinkes n tail, some kind of aftermarket exhaust. Looking to know of worth while power adders, And things to look out for to keep it up n running. Thanks ADVr





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Old 09-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #7409
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That's last winter 18 February 2012 visting Arctic Circle during the Arctic Butt SS 1000 over 1000 mile less than 24 hours north of Arctic Circle.


Arctic Circle

Same bike during the Dusty Butt SS 1000 over 1000 mile less than 24 hours on gravel.



FIN2PAMIR Tour 2010 Ak-Baital Pass Pamir Highway

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #7410
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