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Old 07-14-2010, 09:59 AM   #5431
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here's the deal about going 19/17

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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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overlander gave me a heads up that you all may need some info,,,

FYI,,,the virtues of the 19/17 set-up apply to most all the bikes set up with the more dirt oriented 21/18
here's a link about the pros/cons and a bunch of commentary from people who've been there and done that.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=439443&page=5

please do your question asking in either the above thread or in the more generic ''ask woody about your wheels'',,i'm here to help solve the ''wheel''problems in your life

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Old 07-14-2010, 10:07 AM   #5432
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Things are not good in LC4 land here.
I just picked up the lc4 after turning it into a U-Boat and its running great, except the clutch is slipping.
Does anyone have a source on inexpensive fiber plates for an LC4?
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:21 PM   #5433
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http://www.perfectbrakes.com/products.asp?cat=5527
EBC...
I've had good luck with EBC brakes in the past.
I found they make friction plates for the LC4 too. The price sure looks good compared to KTM prices.
Anyone have experience with EBC clutch discs?
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:00 PM   #5434
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Enduro Color Changes....

I've only had my bike around 6 months. I was never crazy about the silver.

Here's a picture soon after getting it. In it's natural environment, somewhere in south Florida.



I don't know why they chose to make the rear silver on an orange and black bike

I recently got some black plastics from an ADV inmate (where else?)

I got them on last night.
Here's the bike now with the black.


Now I'm thinking about losing the tank graphics. The pic doesn't show it but there are some bubbles and scratches and chips, and I think it's a little too "busy" I guess you could say.

Here's a photoshop of what I'm thinking about doing.

Any opinions?



By the way.... 640 LC4 is an awesome bike!! This thing is so fun to ride.



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Old 07-16-2010, 03:15 PM   #5435
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Now I'm thinking about losing the tank graphics. The pic doesn't show it but there are some bubbles and scratches and chips, and I think it's a little too "busy" I guess you could say.

Here's a photoshop of what I'm thinking about doing.

Any opinions?



By the way.... 640 LC4 is an awesome bike!! This thing is so fun to ride.



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I completely agree with you. I think this looks much better. I say go for it!!
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:43 PM   #5436
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I like the stealth look
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:53 AM   #5437
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:19 AM   #5438
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Sad day....



As of today, it's for sale......









The bike is in Zagreb, Croatia. It goes for 4500€!
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:59 PM   #5439
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LC4 graphics

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Now I'm thinking about losing the tank graphics. The pic doesn't show it but there are some bubbles and scratches and chips, and I think it's a little too "busy" I guess you could say.

Here's a photoshop of what I'm thinking about do.

I like what you are thinking. The graphics on my bike are showing signs of lots of single track stuff. I was also thinking of removing them. After seeing how it might look.... I like it!



By the way.... 640 LC4 is an awesome bike!! This thing is so fun to ride.



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I completely agree with you. I think this looks much better. I say go for it!!
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:05 PM   #5440
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agreed

DolphinJohn

One more "go for it" vote, she looks good in black!
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #5441
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Makazica, are you leaving the pack? Are you upgrading or looking for anything else? Hope you get the amount you want for it! Good luck
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:17 AM   #5442
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Makazica, are you leaving the pack? Are you upgrading or looking for anything else? Hope you get the amount you want for it! Good luck
If I leave the pack I'll report, but I doubt I'll leave Thumpers.....I'm hooked for life on Austrian singles...

I don't have a buyer yet, nothing is selling due to the economic BS over here, so we'll see....

BTW What do you all think of the price? It's an 2001 with cca 35000km, shit load of aftermarket stuff and mods.....

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Old 07-18-2010, 07:48 AM   #5443
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soon to be a 02 640ADV owner bike is from a fellow inmate on the forum.

i rode my second cousins 620 & 640's in the past & always wanted one.


it'll keep my 07 950SE company at night




any helpful links on tips / how to's / do's & don'ts etc be appreciated.


last thumper i had was a 92 XR630RN ran up 372,000klm's when it was sold - pic is the day it sold.











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Old 07-18-2010, 09:16 AM   #5444
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Hi veetwo. I just re-registered my own XR600 last week, best thing I've done this year I reckon.
With the KTM single, if you're going to run the service intervals from the manual, use a full-ester synthetic, otherwise you'll need to change the oil at half-intervals at a minimum, which costs just the same in the long run anyway. Locally in Canberra I use Motorex, not much else available here. The yanks use diesel oils, but I think their blend is different than what we get. Don't bother with Mobil1 or any fake synthetics. Some folks soak the filter in oil overnight too before installing (I don't). Make sure to burp the frame if yours holds oil in there too..
Use loctite for almost everything. Check engine mounts and frame bolts are torqued up correctly, reduces vibes.
Actually, use a torque wrench for most everything. KTM fasteners are soft. A lot of owners replace them with stronger bolts, but this is actually a mistake. They are soft for a reason, in a crash the bolts will stretch and then need replacing, which is why folks replace them with stronger ones. but they are missing the point. The bolts/fasteners are sacrificial, they are designed to have some give under duress. It's cheaper top replace a couple of bolts than a sub-assembly. The bolts will give rather than a component getting bent/fractured/destroyed.
Check wheel bearings, they can go when you least need them to. Also check the cush-hub one, it often gets overlooked.
Std gearing is fine for all round, drop a tooth off the front for lots of dirt work.
A steering damper is a good investment.
If the lights are dim (most are) run wires direct from the battery and use the stock wires to trigger relays to power them. The difference is night and day (sorry, pun intended).
A neat thing is the chain adjuster blocks, they are exactly 1 chain link different if you rotate them 180 degrees, so you could run 17 tooth front for highway and 15 tooth for dirt, and you just swap the blocks round when you swap the sprockets.
The chain-adjuster bolts in the swingarm have a habit of seizing badly, if you can get them out use a zinc-based anti-seize (not copper) when replacing them, this is a chronic problem.
Geez, reading that back to myself it sounds like a nightmare, but truly it isn't. These things are great. Did you buy yours off coolbananas?
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:12 AM   #5445
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. Don't bother with Mobil1 or any fake synthetics.
Eh?

I'm not qualified to argue and I wont, like may on the net, pretend that I know what I'm talking about, but this guy is.

http://www.ducatimonster.org/forums/...or-oil-12.html

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