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Old 09-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #7441
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:16 PM   #7442
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Emmbeedee is right, not that I have any idea what he's up to on the 640A thread
What, is there a law against reading up about bikes one doesn't own? I wouldn't mind a 640 someday, if the right one crossed my path.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:17 AM   #7443
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What, is there a law against reading up about bikes one doesn't own? I wouldn't mind a 640 someday, if the right one crossed my path.
just teasing you, it was surprising to me to see you pop up in here is all. You should have bought Mike's from 2touringtheworld when he sold it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:57 PM   #7444
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Hi Guys. I'm mounting a 640 low rally front fender on a set of 2004 KYB yz forks. Who makes the kit to raise it up a little bit? I want to make my brackets to mount it out of the lift kit. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #7445
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What's the easiest way to correct an over full crankcase? The previous owner put in too much and it's coming out in the airbox. It's about 1/8" past the top line. That's checking by placing the dipstick in the hole and NOT screwing it in.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #7446
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Hi Guys. I'm mounting a 640 low rally front fender on a set of 2004 KYB yz forks. Who makes the kit to raise it up a little bit? I want to make my brackets to mount it out of the lift kit. Thanks.
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I think you may have to build your own. ( it is easy !!! )
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #7447
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What's the easiest way to correct an over full crankcase? The previous owner put in too much and it's coming out in the airbox. It's about 1/8" past the top line. That's checking by placing the dipstick in the hole and NOT screwing it in.
With the filler plug out, tip the bike over and let her drain a bit onto some rags.

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #7448
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With the filler plug out, tip the bike over and let her drain a bit onto some rags.

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Wow. Way easier than I thought. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #7449
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New to me 2000 640A with 3500 miles on it. I hated the range of my TE449 and decided it wasn't what I needed in a dual sport. The 640 is exactly what I wanted.

Where in the hell do you find a 99 with 3500 miles on it? In a couple of years when you want to try something new keep me in mind. I wouldn't mind being a owner of a 99. I have always like the front shields of the early years.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #7450
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What's the easiest way to correct an over full crankcase? The previous owner put in too much and it's coming out in the airbox. It's about 1/8" past the top line. That's checking by placing the dipstick in the hole and NOT screwing it in.
vacuum pump/brake bleeder is nice if you have one, but if you had one, you probably would have already thought of that.

BTW, you probably know this, but the oil level is read off of the dipstick after it's been screwed all the way in- so your oil probably about 5/8" or 3/4" too full.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #7451
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Wow. Way easier than I thought. Thanks.
Get somebody to lend a hand to spot you so the meter reader doesn't find a dried up dead body next month with a KTM laying on top of him.

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #7452
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Contact Dave at RM

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I think you may have to build your own. ( it is easy !!! )
I had their setup on my 525 when it was a Dakar build, good guys
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #7453
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Where in the hell do you find a 99 with 3500 miles on it? In a couple of years when you want to try something new keep me in mind. I wouldn't mind being a owner of a 99. I have always like the front shields of the early years.
I called the dealer I bought my TE 449 from asking about 990 Adventures. The sales manager wanted to know why I wanted that. I told him about the range annoying me. He then told me he might entertain selling his personal 640A. It was owned by two people before me. Both were employed at dealers and the bike just had stuff bolted onto it and ridden rarely. The engine hasn't been messed with at all. The airbox is still stock.

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vacuum pump/brake bleeder is nice if you have one, but if you had one, you probably would have already thought of that.

BTW, you probably know this, but the oil level is read off of the dipstick after it's been screwed all the way in- so your oil probably about 5/8" or 3/4" too full.
I finally got around to reading the manual and figured that out. Thanks though.

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Get somebody to lend a hand to spot you so the meter reader doesn't find a dried up dead body next month with a KTM laying on top of him.

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I damn near had the bike leaning on the gas tank to get the oil to come out. As mentioned above it was over 1/2" too high. Reading the oil change procedure I can understand why. I'm surprised I don't have to spin around four times and clap my hands twice with all the shit that goes into an oil change.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:47 AM   #7454
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Why not just pull the sump drain and catch a litre of oil and replace bung. Yes, you may get your hands dirty! Then just refill to the correct amount?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:44 AM   #7455
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Where in the hell do you find a 99 with 3500 miles on it? In a couple of years when you want to try something new keep me in mind. I wouldn't mind being a owner of a 99. I have always like the front shields of the early years.
There are two on eBay right now for sale.




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