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Old 07-08-2010, 01:39 PM   #5416
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Hey guys. i am getting curious. I have been reading through these threads & maybe i am just blind, but all these engine, clutch, bearing etc. problems on the old goats....

Just wondered you know. Can i relax or should i be preparing my year end bonus to upgrade my orange steed?
She's just getting run in mate

The reason you don't hear of many problems with 07's is there probably aren't that many around with big kms on them yet. I gave my 03 a birthday at 50k km - new timing chain, rebuild water pump & all head bearings. The only part that looked worn was the inlet cam follower roller bearing which was definitely on the way out. The clutch was still at new spec despite a fair bit of abuse. Bore, piston, valves all looked good.

You should plan to do the same at 50k, it's only a couple o hundy worth of bits & a day in the shed if you are mechanically inclined.

Bike has 90k km on it now, only major job since then was a carb rebuild. I'm planning to give it another seeing to at 100k, may also do piston, bottom end etc.

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:34 PM   #5417
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This is why i am glad i got my dream bike. They really are good bikes! Thanks for the info. Will start saving up slowly until Adamska has reached 50 000 & i will book him in for the repair. i read up about the water pump & feel i want to do it myself. I can perform all these tasks without to much hassle, i just don't have the best set up for mechanical jobs, so i will have the bearing done by a dealer & so if any crap happens shortly after, i am not gonna want to kick myself in the head!!! hahaha!

Thanks guys, much appreciated! Now another anoying Q. Very curious about this one. It is absolutely not practical & unnecessary, but what is the farthest jump achieved on a 640 Adventure among the Adv members?
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:20 AM   #5418
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19-17 set-up on 640 ADV

Hi guys,


Is there a post on 19-17 wheels on the 640 ADV?
I have been looking across advrider.com but I keep finding post on 950/990 ADV.

Is that a good idea? I am flirting with it. Some opinions?
There are many advantages but I'm wondering about the bike's behaviour.

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:47 PM   #5419
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Help please

I will have my engine together in the next few days and If there is someone who has a standard fcr 41 carb??? If so do you know what the float level should be??? I was told 12mm but in the old lc4 manual it says fcr 41 float level to be 9mm?? Also would anyone happen to know how many turns they have there fuel mixture adjusted out?

Any help will be great thanks
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:14 AM   #5420
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Send Derek @ Moto Lab an email. I think he gets back into town tomorrow. He's good about communication and stocks parts and has vast knowledge on carbs! His BST parts thread is here and at the bottom of the 1st entry you will find his contact info.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:31 AM   #5421
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Send Derek @ Moto Lab an email. His BST parts thread.
Thanks! I'll send him a message..

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Old 07-13-2010, 05:38 AM   #5422
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19/17 set-up on ADV 640

No one, no ideas, no suggestions or directions?
I don't know from where to start.


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Is there a post on 19-17 wheels on the 640 ADV?
I have been looking across advrider.com but I keep finding post on 950/990 ADV.

Is that a good idea? I am flirting with it. Some opinions?
There are many advantages but I'm wondering about the bike's behaviour.

Cheers
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:49 AM   #5423
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Might be a good idea! I've been thinking about 17/17 combo for mine, never thought of the 19/17 setup! Whats the tire selection like? The 19 has got to be better than a 21 at least for a pure road tire.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:09 AM   #5424
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Might be a good idea! I've been thinking about 17/17 combo for mine, never thought of the 19/17 setup! Whats the tire selection like? The 19 has got to be better than a 21 at least for a pure road tire.
Like u 17/17 was my first choice but after some test drives with some 19" front motorcycles, I defentely whant one for my self.
Regarding the tyres choices, look at the BMW options.
Personaly I'm eager tot try Conti TrailAttack or even RoadAttack
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:12 AM   #5425
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I need some help. I've read the threads and maybe I'm on info overload. I need the bars higher. I've got 30mm risers that came with the bike. It's an '02. I still could use every bit I can. What's the highest rise I can get keeping the stock bars? I'd ideally like to keep the stock cables. thx, Jon
I managed to get 2 inches and still keep the stock cabling....
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:37 AM   #5426
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I will have my engine together in the next few days and If there is someone who has a standard fcr 41 carb??? If so do you know what the float level should be??? I was told 12mm but in the old lc4 manual it says fcr 41 float level to be 9mm?? Also would anyone happen to know how many turns they have there fuel mixture adjusted out?

Any help will be great thanks
I think I set my mx to 8mm. If you have the right pilot jet then should be 1-2 turns. Do a google search there are good how too's at thumpertalk, merge racing and one of US mags online site.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #5427
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Like u 17/17 was my first choice but after some test drives with some 19" front motorcycles, I defentely whant one for my self.
Regarding the tyres choices, look at the BMW options.
Personaly I'm eager tot try Conti TrailAttack or even RoadAttack

I find that the 21/18 combo handles the local roads and such nicely, but small wheels will lower the bike, which I need! I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam. I think 17/17 would make it hard for me to resist riding like the houligan I am know as. So an alternate wheel size would be good. I'm thinking a 19/17 set would be a good all around. My bike will be mostly mountain paved roads and some freeway, just because of where I live. Not as much dirt as i would like, except the 1/4 mile driveway where I will be moving in 6 months.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:20 AM   #5428
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No one, no ideas, no suggestions or directions?
I don't know from where to start.
I'd be using google to search these two threads as a starting point. There must be others who've fitted 19/17s to a 640?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ody%27s+wheels

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439443
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:31 AM   #5429
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I'd be using google to search these two threads as a starting point. There must be others who've fitted 19/17s to a 640?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ody%27s+wheels

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439443
cheers that entertained me for a few hours Would be great having a set of 19-17 wheels set up with pure on road wheels, slap them on for fun once in a while.. Still haven't got that lucky lotto ticket yet tho wonder if there are any people that do a good wheel service like woody here in Perth? My front has a beauty of a ding in it.. Then again I've ridden with it like that for 15k.. Would be nice if it wasn't like riding a tractor when on the bitumen though.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:15 AM   #5430
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Still haven't got that lucky lotto ticket yet tho wonder if there are any people that do a good wheel service like woody here in Perth? My front has a beauty of a ding in it...
One sofar.
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