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Old 02-11-2010, 08:39 PM   #4726
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mxchamp,
I'm curious, if you are heading for some rough single track, would you take the LC4 or the X Challenge?

If you had to pick one for the TAT, which one?

Not trying to stir the pot or anything..
No problem wildwood!

The X for single track no question about that! The single track at west fest last year was great! I love the EFI no jetting problems here. Gas capacity was the biggest reason why I bought the 640. Sure I could have bought the TT exxon valdez but I feel that would have just ruined the bike.

The 640A for the TAT. That's pretty much why I bought it. Also will need the extra gas capacity for that trip. Now if I can talk another inmate to ride along with me from July 12th thru the 23rd I might be able to swing it. No west fest this year. Was thinking about the BMW rally in redmond Oregon, but I can do the National when it's closer to my state.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:01 AM   #4727
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No problem wildwood!

The X for single track no question about that! The single track at west fest last year was great! I love the EFI no jetting problems here. Gas capacity was the biggest reason why I bought the 640. Sure I could have bought the TT exxon valdez but I feel that would have just ruined the bike.

The 640A for the TAT. That's pretty much why I bought it. Also will need the extra gas capacity for that trip. Now if I can talk another inmate to ride along with me from July 12th thru the 23rd I might be able to swing it. No west fest this year. Was thinking about the BMW rally in redmond Oregon, but I can do the National when it's closer to my state.
I test road a X-Challenge yesterday. (34 degrees in wool slacks, not too long of a test drive.) Found one I can get for $5700 w 3k miles on it.
The 120 mile range has me concerned, and adding baggage $$.. I'm thinking I'll stay w my LC4 400E.. Can't do both.. (not giving up 33 yr marriage.)
I'd love to get fuel injection..
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:37 PM   #4728
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fuel injection is overrated i looooooovvvvveeee my carbs and i can actually figure them out!
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #4729
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990 black fender fitted with hoops spooned on ready for Ice Dakaro on the biggest inland fresh water lake in the US.


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Old 02-12-2010, 11:31 PM   #4730
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Advice please

I've taken the top end off and replaced my inlet and exhaust follower bearings aswell as the neccesary bearings on the camshaft.. I replaced seals in the water pump while I have it off.. Nothing seemed to be worn at all and I was hoping that it was something in there that had caused all my metal on the sump plugs and oil.. A friend said that it is probably the clutch plates or gears and that I shouldn't worry too much. I am paranoid because Id like to no what the metal came from (I will try post a pic).. It's very fine silver metal (not brassy) which would mean it's not the big ends right? There were a few needle like metal fragments on the plugs too? Do you think I would get away with flushing the engine a few times and then see how it goes? Atleast the bike has got a good service while its in pieces. Surely I would have felt or heard if the engine is screwed? It has 28 000 on the clock. I'll appreciate any advice or suggestions.

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Old 02-12-2010, 11:37 PM   #4731
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Did you check the starter clutch?
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:41 PM   #4732
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GreyDawggg... You should start a thread on your issue rather than post it in this sign in thread.... I find it confusing to try to go back through all the posts in this thread to piece together your stuff.... Include pictures of your drain plug debris in the thread as well.... If your finding needle fragments on the magnets that is not good...
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:19 AM   #4733
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Looks good! I like the tires! Do you have to set's of wheels? I'm thinking about it as well. Just missing the road tires on everyday riding!


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990 black fender fitted with hoops spooned on ready for
Ice Dakaro on the biggest inland fresh water lake in the US.


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Old 02-14-2010, 07:25 AM   #4734
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fitted with hoops spooned on ready for Ice Dakaro on...
Can I get a translation on this? It sounds exciting.

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Old 02-14-2010, 08:58 AM   #4735
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Can I get a translation on this? It sounds exciting.

Tires underneath the wraps are studded knobbies for ice. Pics to follow.

Ice Dakar-o is just something I've been thinking about for a freindly race on my local large body of water/playground vs the multitude of ovals and road courses. Put some checkpoints out there and make the riders hit each one. Depending on the weather and difficulty GPS might be a must.


scroll down for some aerial pics.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=549375&page=2
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:49 PM   #4736
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Rode for 4 hours in everything from plowing through the snow in 1st and 2nd gear to tucked in at 85 on the "highway".


It takes a while for ones brain to adjust.

Ice ****s with your mind.






A lake rallye is definately doable. Esp if there is snow cuz one will need to plan and navigate the multitude of roads and trails to get to a specific area. I almost got lost and I know the lake.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:43 PM   #4737
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We need a closeup of those tires-por favor.

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:05 AM   #4738
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Here's some pics of my 1994 (I think) KTM (definatly) LC4 (that's what it says on the engine) 400 (that's what it says on the fairing) e (maybe).





If anyone has any info on these, please let me know!
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:11 PM   #4739
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Question LC4 Average Oil Temperature...?

Hey all...

What is the average temperature that the oil should be @ in the 640 LC4 motor?

Buddies got a new thermostat toy and he doesn't know what temp to set the "WARNING TEMP!" at so it can warn him of overheating...

Thanks for your time,
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:55 PM   #4740
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man i wish that ktm 640 adv parts were more available in south africa!!!
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