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Old 06-08-2004, 10:38 PM   #421
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Nice Bike Mr. Popsicle! I am amazed that you were still able to find a 2003. Sad to see that the 2003's may really be the end in the US. Maybe KTMUSA feels that only a V-twin adventure can propel us overweight Americans down to the local Carls Jr. for a couple of Atkins burgers, but I digress. You will certainly be amazed at what your new ride can do, and probably a bit intimidated, at first, by the sheer size of the beast. One good source of info for your bike, albeit in german, is www.sommer.de . In their Sommer Special catalog, they have the largest selection of aftermarket Adventure parts. Touratech is also a good german company, if you are interested in long trips on your machine.Viel Spass mit dem neuen Rad!
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Old 06-08-2004, 10:43 PM   #422
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Whoops,

That's www.ktm-sommer.de . Good thing that didn't link to the girls of St. Pauli or something!
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Old 06-08-2004, 10:48 PM   #423
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Thanks Herr Jockey!

Tips R good. Your right it is a bit overwhealming, especially with all the good ideas on this site... but the pocketbook says baby-steps to greatness... I will check out the sites - must be where you picked up the crash bars - thanks for your work on that!
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Old 06-09-2004, 07:26 AM   #424
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99 640 Adventure

I picked up a 99' Adventure about 6 weeks ago and am using it for my commute. http://community.webshots.com/album/150982492dUlNbv
Here is a link to some photos I took right after I got it. It now has an old Jenson tool box mounted to the rack that I carry my laptop and rain gear in.



oops lets try this again, the link should work now.

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Old 06-09-2004, 07:32 AM   #425
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Hop,

won't let me view the pics - something about not being the owner...
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:10 AM   #426
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Hop,

won't let me view the pics - something about not being the owner...

The same here!
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Old 06-10-2004, 06:14 AM   #427
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http://community.webshots.com/album/150982492dUlNbv

I fixed the link once I finally figured out that the cap lock was on when I was trying to log back in. there are also pictures of my Bandit and the wifes Magna 750 and you can see her TTR and my DR as well.
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Old 06-10-2004, 07:59 AM   #428
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Nice 99 Hop, it sure is in pretty good shape!!! I am sure that you will love it, they are a bunch of fun.

Mine a couple of weeks ago:
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:05 AM   #429
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Another beautiful Blue/Orange Adventure! Looks like you have the pimpadelic rack option

Is Bonham near Austin College?

I seem to remember Bonham on the way to Texoma race week (sailing.)

Please let me know if you encounter the paint code for the blue/blurple.

Beautiful bike.

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Old 06-10-2004, 08:27 AM   #430
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Another beautiful Blue/Orange Adventure! Looks like you have the pimpadelic rack option

Is Bonham near Austin College?

I seem to remember Bonham on the way to Texoma race week (sailing.)

Please let me know if you encounter the paint code for the blue/blurple.

Beautiful bike.

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Hi Paolo,

Don't know if you can use this but the Blue is RAL5022 and the Orange is RAL2009
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:06 AM   #431
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Hi Paolo,

Don't know if you can use this but the Blue is RAL5022 and the Orange is RAL2009

Big help

Thanks, Stephan!
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:37 AM   #432
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Thanks, I do like that color scheme. It is an aftermarket rack and has side pieces to hold bags away from the bike. I have not installed the side pieces. If I decide to I will have to modify things since they are not designed for the bike with turn signals. The previous owner purchased the rack. I'll take a new photo of the bike with the box mounted to the rack soon. With all the rain I have been riding in the entire bike is covered in grime from the gravel roads so maybe I will take a before and after cleaning shot.

Bonham is about an hour north-east of Dallas close to the Red River and not all that far from Lake Texoma. We just relocated from Houston and picked up 41 wooded acres. I am laying out a property line trail to take the bikes on and some serious tight single track for the bicycles.

Its a 99 but only had 3700 miles on it when I picked it up. I have already put over 3K more on it and a new back tire, 2 oil changes, and a valve check as well as checking every bolt for tightness. I took the canister off last week but have not checked the jetting yet. I did add 4 extra plates to the exhaust. My DR 350 uses the same plates. The previous owner had removed all plates and the back plate so the bike was not running at its best. Considering he rode it less than 700 miles a year while he had it and all of those on the road I am sure the carb needs a good cleaning. If I ever slow down long enough I will clean and rejet it. It does not appear to be running very lean so it may already have a bigger jet than stock.

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Old 06-11-2004, 12:44 AM   #433
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It really is a 98. VIN number VBKGSL401W...The W is a 98 model. If it were a 97 it would have a V in this position.

Again, only a few of these made it into the states...apparently this is the modified version they used for the Dakar rally that year.

I'm curious if the bike Limey has is the same or if it is the 97...
Yep checked and mine is a 98 also its date prefix in the Vin is 98 model year
it is exactly the same as CSmith's 98........... mine has Vin number VBKGSL405W..........has KTM stickers on it saying 98 model year also.
we are just 3 bikes apart..........it does however have the Quicksilver carb with the stars and stripes sticker these may have been Euro 97s imported and given US early 98 model year designation i suppose.


see this:

http://www.motorsports-network.com/ktm/Ktm.htm

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Old 06-11-2004, 02:24 AM   #434
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Yep checked and mine is a 98 also its date prefix in the Vin is 98 model year
it is exactly the same as CSmith's 98........... mine has Vin number VBKGSL405W..........has KTM stickers on it saying 98 model year also.
we are just 3 bikes apart..........it does however have the Quicksilver carb with the stars and stripes sticker these may have been Euro 97s imported and given US early 98 model year designation i suppose.
Hi Limey,

thats interesting, it seems that the '98 Models in the old & the new world were different.
If I would be a bad guy I would say, they send the leftover of the old stuff into the US.
But I am not a bad guy

I have to rework my website Damned.
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Old 06-11-2004, 09:47 AM   #435
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