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Old 03-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #7051
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The 640 is a great bike.. Probably a better bike than the 950 in my opinion. But the 950 is my true love, and the two bikes are so similar.. It's like having two of the same bikes.. So one of them have to go/change. So either I'm trading the 640 for a Duke, or an SM, or an EXC, or if nobody buys it, I'll just keep it. As there is no way I'm ever going to sell the 950.. I know.. first world problems, but I'm still sad about the 640, as it gave me very nice memories, and interestingly it had lot less trouble than the 950 had ($$ fixing, that is)
Another option - keep it and put 17" wheels on it, maybe change the tank and headlight/insturments out for the LC4 version, and then you pretty much have a Duke, but can go back to the 640 Adventure if you ever want to.
Incidentally, I also have a 640 and 950 Adventure - I find them different enough to keep both (for example, a passenger for a long ride on the 640 is not so good, but on the 950 it's quite comfortable), and the 640 has 150+ mile more range on a tank of gas than the 950.
Long ago I learned that I would sooner or later regret selling any bike that I really liked, so I just started keeping them. It's much easier to find storage space than to find a good condition used bike that you used to own and want again. But of course, everyone is different.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #7052
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Another option - keep it and put 17" wheels on it, maybe change the tank and headlight/insturments out for the LC4 version, and then you pretty much have a Duke, but can go back to the 640 Adventure if you ever want to.
Incidentally, I also have a 640 and 950 Adventure - I find them different enough to keep both (for example, a passenger for a long ride on the 640 is not so good, but on the 950 it's quite comfortable), and the 640 has 150+ mile more range on a tank of gas than the 950.
Long ago I learned that I would sooner or later regret selling any bike that I really liked, so I just started keeping them. It's much easier to find storage space than to find a good condition used bike that you used to own and want again. But of course, everyone is different.
Earthscape... +1 for the Duke reversible conversion! that's a good idea for Sumi...
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #7053
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for those of you that have changed to a different front brake master did you retain the brake switch?? and how ??
i did search no mention.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #7054
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for those of you that have changed to a different front brake master did you retain the brake switch?? and how ??
i did search no mention.


Hi there i would also like to know what master cylinder other guys are using when going from 2 disc to single disc, as i have priced new ones but can't bring myself to spending that much, any one have one for sale .

Cheers Phil
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:19 AM   #7055
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Hi there i would also like to know what master cylinder other guys are using when going from 2 disc to single disc, as i have priced new ones but can't bring myself to spending that much, any one have one for sale .

Cheers Phil
I seem to recall someone mentioning the master from a 950SE.

While we are on the topic of brakes...holy crap the pads are expensive! Dealer want $45 for front and $45 for rear! Any suggestions on a more reasonable option?
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:00 AM   #7056
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pads

EBC, either at your dealer or online
just make sure you pick the compound that suits your riding, street/dirt ?

the EBC are not that much less but off road the hard ones last way longer, ive used up a set rear in just 1 muddy enduro before
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #7057
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #7058
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Hi all, I already did present my adv, but now she is in her stage2

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Old 03-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #7059
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Another option - keep it and put 17" wheels on it, maybe change the tank and headlight/insturments out for the LC4 version, and then you pretty much have a Duke, but can go back to the 640 Adventure if you ever want to.
Incidentally, I also have a 640 and 950 Adventure - I find them different enough to keep both (for example, a passenger for a long ride on the 640 is not so good, but on the 950 it's quite comfortable), and the 640 has 150+ mile more range on a tank of gas than the 950.
Long ago I learned that I would sooner or later regret selling any bike that I really liked, so I just started keeping them. It's much easier to find storage space than to find a good condition used bike that you used to own and want again. But of course, everyone is different.
If you look around i'm sure you will find a standard tank and seat for a 625sxc as they gat swapped a lot for the larger ones. With the 9 litre tank and slim seat and a supermoto guard (trailtech instruments if you remove the originals) and 17" wheels it becomes a hooligan bike. I was lucky my mate did the work then I bought it.



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Old 03-25-2012, 01:36 AM   #7060
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is there any extended throttle cables out there on the market?
after getting the handlebars higher I'm having some issues with throttle
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:15 AM   #7061
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Got mine from motion pro don't know if they ship international or not, about $35usd each www.motionpro.com
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:13 AM   #7062
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did you spin the cables to the bottom of the bar ??
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #7063
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My 640 will NOT start :-(

I have a starting problem. My 2005 640 Adventure will NOT fire at all.

Story is as follows: Ignition fuse blew on the highway and engine died.
Trailered the bike home after blowing 4 more 10Amp ignition fuses at the side of the highway. Engine would fire and the fuse would blow so i suspected an electrical short.

I parked the bike for 8 months and never touched it until now. I found two worn through wires under the dash that I repaired. Starter turns engine over but it will not start. (So that fuse is not blowing now)
Opened carb and cleaned it, set valves, drained fuel, installed new spark plug (yes there is a spark). I even used an easy engine start Ether spray in the airbox and got a few loud bang backfires.
Battery is new. Just will not start?

Could the spark not be strong enough? Maybe the timing is way out? Bike was running very well until that day it died on the highway. Has 50 000km on it.
Any advice is appreciated :-)

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #7064
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #7065
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just started to get back to mine since it's been sitting neglected from having the subframe welded last October, poor little thing, got the first coat of paint on
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