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Old 05-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #8086
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my 05 with 15mm that it came with then 2 inch rox

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...9.jpg~original




I ended up getting the decomp cable at a bike shop by a genaric cable and then a screw on end it was about 1.5 inches too short
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #8087
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Thanks for the info! I am thinking of going with just the ROX 2 inch, so hopefully won't need a new decomp cable. If so though, it sounds like the earlier model cables are longer? Again, thanks for the help. I have 2 months to fully set this bike up for me for the RMAR rides in CO.
If you need a longer decomp cable call motion pro, just tell them how much longer you want it and they'll make one to your spec, for a reasonable price.

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #8088
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Rekluse?

I hope I'm not re-posting but Rekluse just made a bunch of old stuff which included LC4/640 clutches. I got one to put in my '02 Adv. Call them if you're interested or pm me if u want to save some $...
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:20 AM   #8089
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Thanks! Sounds like ROX are the way to go. Also sounds like you didn't need a new decomp just a re-route which would be nice. Would you mind telling me more about the Protaper lower pegs and where I can get them? I have not come across these. Thank You!
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Footpegs.aspx

I'm not sure where the previous owner got the pegs. They are Protaper 2.3's. They have replaceble cleats that come in 3 different heights. Mine have the -5mm cleats I believe. I have no idea how that compares to the stock peg height though. They have a bit of an arched shape that is supposed make it easier to rock your foot when using the controls. Nice wide and deep platform that is very supportive. If I understand correctly, you have to get one of the mounting brackets and a 2nd long pin from a KTM 625 SXC to mount them or other aftermarket pegs.

Here's a post from Creeper about mounting Fastway's on 2003 and earlier 640A. Includes part numbers.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...67&postcount=7
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #8090
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Controversial Topic, I Know...

Looking for some tire advice...

Heading out to ride the UTBDR in June on my 2003 KTM 640 Adventure. I'll be riding for 9 days with a buddy and camping most nights. The bike will be loaded. It will be equipped with a Rekluse clutch by the time I leave on the trip.

I currently have a set of Pirelli MT 90 Scorpions on the bike that replaced a set of Mefo Super Explorers.

The Mefos wore like iron on the bike, but when I went to replace them I had purchased a Husqvarna TE 310, which I now use off road, so I decided a bit more tame of a tire would be the better option for the 640.

However, now that I have this trip planned to Utah, I am wondering if I should opt for a more knobby-based tire for the trip...

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Any experience with the MT 90's in sandy terrain?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #8091
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Throw a Heidi K60 on the rear and a Kenda 270 on the front and call it good....I have a set for $200 plus shipping you can have that have less than 20 miles on them. Pulled them off my Rally Bike build or ride the tire you are familiar and comfortable on....why change.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #8092
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My favorite combo is either:

Heidi K60 rear & Pirelli MT21 front for long trips (> 3000 kms)
Dunlop D606 rear & Pirelli MT21 front for shorter (< 3000 kms).

Most of my trips are 90% dirt / 10% made road.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #8093
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:10 AM   #8094
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Hi guys! I hope I'm not bringing up a topic that has already been addressed but here's my question:

I am soon to replace my ignition cover sight glass for the 3rd time. I would just leave it with a little crack if I never had to take it to get licensed. Previously I bought 648 loctite which ktm recommends but this time I went to a local bearing shop and bought loctite 609. Loctite has stopped making 648 although they did have a giant big bottle of it for a pretty penny. I didn't feel like buying more than I need and letting it go off again so I went with the small bottle of 609 option.

609 data suggests that it will tick all the boxes and will be suitable for this application but can't find any info on special purposes. I would be more pedantic if I was using it to fit main bearing in the engine casing.




I just wanted to know if there are any gurus out there that can back me up or correct me if I've missed something?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-29-2013, 04:43 AM   #8095
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Found a link that answer my question well enough:-)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506817
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:44 AM   #8096
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Hello everyone

I just bought a 2006 640 Adventure with 3,800 miles. HAving it shipped across the country, so i dont technically have it yet.

Ive taken a look at the 640 thread index but im having a hard time wrapping my head around all the info.

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:12 PM   #8097
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From an '03 R6 to an '07 640 Adventure. I like this orange koolaid.

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #8098
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Hello everyone

I just bought a 2006 640 Adventure with 3,800 miles. HAving it shipped across the country, so i dont technically have it yet.

Ive taken a look at the 640 thread index but im having a hard time wrapping my head around all the info.

Case
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From an '03 R6 to an '07 640 Adventure. I like this orange koolaid.

Cheers!
Welcome to the aslyum.

You don't have to absorb all the knowledge here all at once.

Start with the thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958

Then these two threads to give your new bike the once over before riding:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181591

and

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323136

These bikes are well proven now, but have a few known issues (intake valve roller bearing) that a bit of money spent now will save you a lot of (expensive) grief later.

And I think that nearly any problem you guys encounter has been encountered and solved by one of the experts on here.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #8099
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Hello everyone

I just bought a 2006 640 Adventure with 3,800 miles. HAving it shipped across the country, so i dont technically have it yet.

Ive taken a look at the 640 thread index but im having a hard time wrapping my head around all the info.

Case
Case,
Just to get you started out right, be sure to ask the PO to include all the manuals and the tools.

If he doesn't include all the externals I'd ask for an immediate price reduction.
The tools are excellent quality....

The manuals should include the Owner's Manual,
2 parts books(chassis and engine)
2 suspension manuals for fork and rear shock.

All the manuals are extremely handy and the tools have some special applications.

Here's a link to the factory workshop manual

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ual-98-a-35025


Now you have the bible.
Just buy some blue loctite and get your teeth fixed to prepare.

Your fun factor is about to increase exponentially and we are all here to (try)to help.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #8100
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Hello everyone

I just bought a 2006 640 Adventure with 3,800 miles. HAving it shipped across the country, so i dont technically have it yet.

Ive taken a look at the 640 thread index but im having a hard time wrapping my head around all the info.

Case


You may as well set up your dentists appointment now. If you don't have any loose fillings, you will soon.
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