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Old 01-06-2006, 08:11 AM   #31
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I thought the Duke/Duke II was rare, but I'd guess there were more than 1000 imported to the US.
It's a bit OT but since you brought it up, the original Dukes were all serialized on the triple clamp. I don't know about the import numbers but these were the WORLDWIDE production numbers on them (from my webpage on the Duke):
  • 1993 100
  • 1994 500
  • 1995 500
  • 1996 500
  • 1997 500
  • 1998 400
Total: 2500 Dukes worldwide

I don't know how many Adventures were made worldwide but the numbers may be similar. Anybody else got access to these kinds of stats?
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:12 AM   #32
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That tire toting side case has merit, but it looks like you'd have to take the tire(s) off to get into it. Not very practical. Very cool and hell of a concept, but that's probably why they never sold them????
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:49 AM   #33
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...from my webpage on the Duke)[/URL]:
Thanks for the link Greg! Nice story.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:50 AM   #34
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I have a 97 640 Rallye.
VIN VBKEXN405VM715511
It was a kick start only which I have converted to Elecric start.
EGS bottom end with an 80mm 660 Rallye crank.
The original top end including the Rallye head which are different to the stock LC4 head.

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I noticed that the bike pictured is for sale. How much are you asking for it?
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Old 01-06-2006, 12:03 PM   #35
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Great write up.. too bad there ain't as much love going around for the more recent 640 Adventures.. but it's still all good. Nice knowing the history of my bike. Got a buddy who said he wants a 640 Adv now.. (talked him out of a Harley--at least for now) I just need to get him off his lazy _ss and break out his checkbook.
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:07 AM   #36
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I noticed that the bike pictured is for sale. How much are you asking for it?
$9000 Australian

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Old 01-07-2006, 03:27 AM   #37
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Ive a 97 with clear on the fork boots ive been restoring.. Today im replacing seals and fuel lines and re jetting...
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:37 AM   #38
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.. too bad there ain't as much love going around for the more recent 640 Adventures..
I don't know if that's true. I would have had no idea of the 620's rarity if I had not attended the Ouray KTM Rally. I just don't think anybody has written up a similar bit about the later models. Most of it is probably in the (bleep)ing index but needs to be collected.

I now know there are details of all the mechanical, engine changes in there. Maybe more on the chassis and plastics? Exhausts? I'm not the guy "in the know" since I have a 97 and 99. Dr. Creeper has been too busy doing his post-graduate work on Zen and the Art of LC4 Maintenance. Anybody want to step up?
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:43 AM   #39
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Ive a 97 with clear on the fork boots ive been restoring.. Today im replacing seals and fuel lines and re jetting...
VERY cool Where did you get the slip-on exhaust? Did you fit the tanks? What mods did you need to make them fit? The subframe looks stock. Last 4 digits from your VIN (so we can add you to the owner's registry)?
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:41 AM   #40
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Ive a 97 with clear on the fork boots ive been restoring.. Today im replacing seals and fuel lines and re jetting...
Hey ScarrJaw, is that a Husky lower chain guide?

And, hope I am not dredging too deeply, but did you buddy every try to make the tank guards?
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:39 PM   #41
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Do you all mean that all this time....

I've been thrashing the he|| out of a rare collector's item? It had 2000 miles on it when I got it, now it's got almost 10,000, and it's scratched all to the devil. I've been all over the West on it, tho, and have plans to ride Baja this summer, and more as time allows.



I'll just use it 'til it's all used up! At the rate it seems able to take abuse, that may be quite a while!
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:24 PM   #42
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620 Rally EGS 1998 in Oregon

I have had mine since new. It has twin low pipes with supertrapp tips. I have change the carb to a Mikuni BST 40, I rewmoved the left pipe and drilled the right to breath better. However, I have added a full supertrapp unit to the right and is upswept like the Rally. She runs really good. 50mpg. I'll try to post some pics when I figure out how.
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:52 AM   #43
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AFAIK the fancy tyre carrier bags were pre-production only and were used on the studio bike in the photo above which has the other changes to the production bike already mentioned. Production costs resulted in the fancy bags being dropped from the production bikes.

This is my MKI Adventure (and a very young looking KTiM), can't remember what year I got it though - 97? - It was one of the first in the UK.



Just so as not to cause more confusion, the screen was clear but was painted to match the fairing and it was a twin low pipe set up but I converted it to a single low pipe.
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:03 PM   #44
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BTW, my 620 has black lowers on the forks, I have changed the carb to a BST 40 Mikuni
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:02 AM   #45
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VERY cool Where did you get the slip-on exhaust? Did you fit the tanks? What mods did you need to make them fit? The subframe looks stock. Last 4 digits from your VIN (so we can add you to the owner's registry)?
I just finshed working on the bike from my buddies shop, it was poorly taken care of, parts were missing from the engine, the coolent was basicaly mud and rock, the rear brake fluid was crystalized (wow) After new pads, hoses, adjusted the valve clearences, re sealed the water pump, tires, re jetted the carb and lots more TLC the bike is running awsome. I wonder tho- it came with a clear windshield that was original ktm, clear fork boots - maybe its a 96? Anyway i can find out what the year was for sure? The slip on exhaust was a custom full system that came with the bike. I personaly fit the tanks, i had to mod the rear frame to make em fit, no more passanger pegs for this ktm :)

The bikes running great here in Santa Cruz california, VM717851

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