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Old 08-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #8281
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Just signing in for a little FYI...

Well, I'm a sad former owner of a 2007 KTM 640 Adventure. My son and I "shared" two bikes (an '03 Aprilia Caponord and the 640 Adv.) and we had to sell both to get him through school. As big, powerful and gnarly as the Capo was, we both agree that the 640 was one of the most versatile and well-designed/well-built machines that we may ever come across. Nothing could stop it, except high university tuition fees

Anyway, the good news for one of you happy owners of a beat-up 640 Adv is this:

2007 KTM 640 ADVENTURE PARTS: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=adventure

My misfortune could very well be your lucky day!


To everyone else.....see you on the backroads when KTM smartens up and releases their next generation LC4 Adventure

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Old 08-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #8282
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just posted loads of parts for sale in the flea market

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #8283
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My Hi Beam headlight does not work even after replacing the bulb. The Low Beam works, the running light works .. but the Hi beam does not work. I suppose I could have gotten a bad bulb? Anything else I may be missing?


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My low beam wasn't working when I got the bike. Turned out to be a broken wire inside the sheath going to the blub. It had been stretched and broken at some point.

I fixed it by replacing all the wiring to the bulb and wiring them both directly to the battery with fuses and relays. Relays were fired off the old wiring. The lights are brighter now and I don't have to worry too much about the old wiring.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:54 PM   #8284
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Trying again for some pointers

*** Issue was solved and bike is roaring again... ***

Got some questions about issues I'm having with my manual and auto decomp,,, which don't seem to be working. I've spent many nights reading lots of threads on here, but none specifically answer my problem. I started a thread on here, which has pics and a lame vid,,, so if you've got any thoughts, please let me know. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1#post22084621

I took the day off work to try and get this fixed today,,, since I'm tired of having a new ride that isn't running,,, it's dragging on my mind all the time!

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #8285
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Follower bearings

hey guys... My bikes in the shop, for valve adjustment, leak down , cam chain and rollers. I asked him to do the follower bearings and he said its the same thing as rollers. I read that the follower bearing are something to do around my mileage (36K kms) and wanna make sure they are getting done. Can anyone confirm or deny if the rollers are in fact the same thing as the follower bearings? Thanks
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #8286
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hey guys... My bikes in the shop, for valve adjustment, leak down , cam chain and rollers. I asked him to do the follower bearings and he said its the same thing as rollers. I read that the follower bearing are something to do around my mileage (36K kms) and wanna make sure they are getting done. Can anyone confirm or deny if the rollers are in fact the same thing as the follower bearings? Thanks
The cam follower roller bearings on the rockers are indeed the ones you need to do.

Why the camchain? I got one to go in at 50K km when doing my follower bearings, as some bikes do wear them out, but it seems the LC4 one is a pretty durable part as the old one had no discernable wear, that replacement one had no wear 45K km later either.

I would put in new cam bearings too as they are common sizes & quite cheap, also rebuild the water pump. Then you should be set for another 40K km of fun at least.

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Old 08-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #8287
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The cam follower roller bearings on the rockers are indeed the ones you need to do.

Why the camchain? I got one to go in at 50K km when doing my follower bearings, as some bikes do wear them out, but it seems the LC4 one is a pretty durable part as the old one had no discernable wear, that replacement one had no wear 45K km later either.

I would put in new cam bearings too as they are common sizes & quite cheap, also rebuild the water pump. Then you should be set for another 40K km of fun at least.

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Im not sure why but he ordered the chain and believe he said it was needing it due to wear. Unsure though, as it was supposed to be ready last monday and when I called today he said he hadnt touched it yet, but ordered the parts Hope he wont change if its not needed. Didnt think about the water pump. thats a good idea, thanks, Ill gert that done if he can as well. Ordering parts seems to be the PITA part. I shoulda probably found a KTM dealership, so parts were there.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #8288
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Didnt think about the water pump. thats a good idea, thanks, Ill gert that done if he can as well. Ordering parts seems to be the PITA part. I shoulda probably found a KTM dealership, so parts were there.
The water pump shaft & seal* you need to get from KTM, but the 2 bearings are a common size, get them from the local bearing shop along with the main cam bearings.

Dunno about where you are but KTM shops here don't stock bugger all for the LC4, so it's probably not making much difference.

*some have sourced the seal elsewhere but my local engineering supplies/bearing shop couldn't do them & they are usually fairly good at finding stuff like that.

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Old 08-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #8289
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The water pump shaft & seal* you need to get from KTM, but the 2 bearings are a common size, get them from the local bearing shop along with the main cam bearings.

Dunno about where you are but KTM shops here don't stock bugger all for the LC4, so it's probably not making much difference.

*some have sourced the seal elsewhere but my local engineering supplies/bearing shop couldn't do them & they are usually fairly good at finding stuff like that.

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good stuff, thansk Clint...
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #8290
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hey guys... My bikes in the shop, for valve adjustment, leak down , cam chain and rollers. I asked him to do the follower bearings and he said its the same thing as rollers. I read that the follower bearing are something to do around my mileage (36K kms) and wanna make sure they are getting done. Can anyone confirm or deny if the rollers are in fact the same thing as the follower bearings? Thanks
you definitely want to do them, the parts list was a grand when mine blew up last year
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #8291
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Just dropping in to say hello to the asylum.....

Haven't gone far, still thumpers, still "Austrian", still wrenchin'....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...0#post22116880

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Old 09-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #8292
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So was riding this for 3 years while in NZ....




Now I have come back to the UK to tour around Europe and just purchased this... Orange crush set in and first KTM..



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Old 09-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #8293
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Jrozar in vegas signing in ...this is my 640 Adventure project, just getting ready to finish it up.......

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:56 PM   #8294
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Jrozar,
What lights are you using?
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #8295
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We fabricated a custom bracket and mounted two Vision X Optimus primes, the low beam is a 60 degree and the high a 10 degree, then tied the the low in to come on with the high. If you need some let me know...


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