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Old 09-12-2011, 12:00 AM   #6691
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Tadjikistan (sp?)
Cheers all.
Yep I'm in scenic Tajikistan at the moment. Getting over some of the passes (up to 4665m) with the intake valves not opening fully due to the collapsed bearing was a bit tricky, but the country is great. The motorcycle mechanic I found here took me out hiking to make the most of the down-bike-time, top guy.

I'm lucky enough to have a friend in the UK DHL the bearing to me, it's in Moscow at the moment so hopefully will be here this week. Thanks for the support.

I'll take this opportunity to pimp my mate's ride report (he's on a 950), hopefully I haven't spoiled the ending too much.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722433

And to keep on topic for this thread, attached is a photo with her loaded up with 45.5l of fuel. 25.5l in the main tank, and 10l in each of the two orange Liquid Containment fuel bladders. Very handy those. (it does ride badly with all that weight up high, but it's only temporary)

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Old 09-12-2011, 12:11 AM   #6692
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I agree with you wholeheartedly Bill, technical questions should be posted in a new thread.
This thread is more of a meet and greet, or "check out my bitchin new bling" type of thing

I rarely use the built in search window here, Google is our friend, if you type in "site:advrider.com silicone hoses" you get relevant hits.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:18 AM   #6693
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The other advantage of starting a new thread is that you are more likely to draw upon the wisdom of all thumper owners, not just the 640 crowd.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:05 PM   #6694
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Peace brothers, thanks!, and what a nice picture of the Adventure KTM with an Orange fuel bladder.

Talk about having balls.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:15 AM   #6695
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The other advantage of starting a new thread is that you are more likely to draw upon the wisdom of all thumper owners, not just the 640 crowd.
Yeah, one weird thing about all the technical questions that get asked here- almost all of them apply to other LC4 bikes. Not just adventures. Oh well, it works well enough.

So it goes.

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:20 AM   #6696
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #6697
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heres mine--second time ive owned it

Heres mine,2002 640 adventure R - just had full engine rebuild after going bang on previous owner - finally finished and MOTed today (same bike as shown by Tim many years ago on this thread it is now living happily in the north of England )
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #6698
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Heres mine,2002 640 adventure R - just had full engine rebuild after going bang on previous owner - finally finished and MOTed today (same bike as shown by Tim many years ago on this thread it is now living happily in the north of England )
alright Mancunian

you say you & your bike are now living happily in the north of England

I'm in Manchester, post code M24 & ride a 640 Adv perhaps we could get out for a ride sometime

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:41 PM   #6699
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hello lee that sounds good to me give me a call or text 07809647293 cheers mancunian aka phil manchester trf, (i live near guide bridge station)
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:39 AM   #6700
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Hey guys,

yesterday i went on a testride with my LC4 adventure.

I made a video of this trip on tarmac cause i installed a new carb.
The original BST40 had to go and is replaced by a Keihin FCR41

Its a big improvement on the bike! Better idle, calmer Vibrations and an ecellent power management. The engine reacts even quicker and runs fantastically.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nJfj8ouQEQ

greetings from germany
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:44 AM   #6701
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If you want more fun,, JD jet kit and the adjustable leak jet kit helps these carbs "wake up" as if they needed it.. also makes them get better fuel milage as you can adjust the squirt of the accelerator pump with a screwdriver while the bike is still running.. I did that to my sxc and was a wheelie monster after that,,, should have never sold her...
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:59 AM   #6702
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I'm the proud new owner of this 2005 640 Adventure. Picked it up with about 10K miles on it from a guy who seems to have gone overbaord on the hard luggage -- I may be selling the Overland panniers and mounting brackets, if anyone's interested.



This is my first dual sport bike and I'm hoping to take it on some longer trips to remote corners of Europe, though probably not beyond. I'd thought seriously about a 690 Enduro instead, but realized I wouldn't be able to resist all the adventure mods and would probably then have to sell the Ducati to justify the expense. Just not quite ready to have a D/S as my only bike. This one makes a nice companion to the road bike.

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Old 09-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #6703
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I'm the proud new owner of this 2005 640 Adventure. Picked it up with about 10K miles on it from a guy who seems to have gone overbaord on the hard luggage -- I may be selling the Overland panniers and mounting brackets, if anyone's interested.



This is my first dual sport bike and I'm hoping to take it on some longer trips to remote corners of Europe, though probably not beyond. I'd thought seriously about a 690 Enduro instead, but realized I wouldn't be able to resist all the adventure mods and would probably then have to sell the Ducati to justify the expense. Just not quite ready to have a D/S as my only bike. This one makes a nice companion to the road bike.

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Better try the hard luggage before you sell it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:58 AM   #6704
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Better try the hard luggage before you sell it.
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The hard luggage system is definitely an impressive piece of engineering. But the mounting brackets look like they were designed to cut your legs off.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:02 AM   #6705
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The hard luggage system is definitely an impressive piece of engineering. But the mounting brackets look like they were designed to cut your legs off.
Probably just a broken ankle if you wear mc boots.
All the hard luggage is a risk that way.
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