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Old 10-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #7561
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me and collieman somewhere in utah or nevada i think on our trusty steads, 'bulletproof'(07) and 'warpony'(03)
Nice, my '03 640A is my battle-ax and the 950A is the battle wagon
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:52 AM   #7562
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dirty_sanchez?

Dirt_sanchez has his 640 up for sale! What is happening!?!
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #7563
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Dirt_sanchez has his 640 up for sale! What is happening!?!
Juames- Dude! They have new fangled fuel injected bikes out now-a-days!

Yes, it's true, not enough room in the shop for a real live 690cc bike and a 625cc bike along with the other dirt bikes, bicycles, tools, loading press, lathe, etc., etc. and have enough room to even walk in there.

I'll still come to visit though...I promise.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #7564
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Hi there, just got my 640 last week with 5500 miles on her. PO put on Akrapovic pipe and a rear Touratech rack. I have added the compulsory headlight guards and the Nuvi Touratech GPS mount. Other than that seems stock. Couple of questions....

The vibration ..... I came "up" from an 08 KLR 650 and am amazed at how buzzy this thing is. I think my hands will give up far before I run out of gas. Any advice on reducing any of this?

Been researching skid/bash plates with the intention of buying one with tool carrying capabilities, only to find the aftermarket segment for this bike seems to have shifted to the 690 Enduro. In searching here, is seems that KTMatt out of Aus makes them and I have sent him an email (without reply yet, but its only been a few days). Any other options?

Any advice appreciated

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i filled mine with lead shot and added some bar end weights (fabed by my pops). both changes made noticeable improvements to the handling. also, check and make sure your wheels are balanced. turned out my front wheel was way outta whack when I got her. once i sorted that out, the stability over 70mph and the vibrations in the bars got noticeably better. also, i think it is worth taking the bars apart and making sure everything is snug and loctight-ed. i've found some loose bolts which could be due to the vibes or to lack of attention by the PO.

+1 on the nervous energy!
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #7565
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I know this is a "check in" thread but I'm "checking out", last week I parted with my trusty 2001 LC4 Adv....

Got around 2800€, 40 000km, I did 31 000 on it.

What can I say...now I'm looking for a exc 450...luckily I have two or three friends that will sell my a 2006 or 2007 Adv in a couple of years so I'll be "checking back in".

Top bike!

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:59 PM   #7566
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Juames- Dude! They have new fangled fuel injected bikes out now-a-days!

Yes, it's true, not enough room in the shop for a real live 690cc bike and a 625cc bike along with the other dirt bikes, bicycles, tools, loading press, lathe, etc., etc. and have enough room to even walk in there.

I'll still come to visit though...I promise.

Dirty
that is soooo sad, you need another shed obviously
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:25 PM   #7567
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I know this is a "check in" thread but I'm "checking out", last week I parted with my trusty 2001 LC4 Adv....

Got around 2800€, 40 000km, I did 31 000 on it.

What can I say...now I'm looking for a exc 450...luckily I have two or three friends that will sell my a 2006 or 2007 Adv in a couple of years so I'll be "checking back in".

Top bike!

Cheers!

M.
Hey Mak,

Sad to see you leaving the 640 Flock... I'm sure there will be times when you miss the ride...

One thing that seems to be happening is that we have a whole new bunch of 640 owners jumping on board, probably some with the bikes that you guys are selling...

I plan to hang onto mine until a better Adventure bike comes along because for the type of riding I do in the country I live nothing comes close to the 640A...
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #7568
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Juames- Dude! They have new fangled fuel injected bikes out now-a-days!

Yes, it's true, not enough room in the shop for a real live 690cc bike and a 625cc bike along with the other dirt bikes, bicycles, tools, loading press, lathe, etc., etc. and have enough room to even walk in there.

I'll still come to visit though...I promise.

Dirty

You too are leaving? Seduced by the 690... You guys will be missed on here...
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #7569
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that is soooo sad, you need another shed obviously
Then he'll be called Dirty "Two Sheds" Sanchez.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #7570
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You too are leaving? Seduced by the 690... You guys will be missed on here...
I just caught up on Fishfund's 08 690 FI problems in Africa. Apparently, the charging circuit voltage regulator was causing voltage spikes that were creating consistent error codes in the ECU and thus "get you home type" (abysmal) performance. Note to selves, a small multimeter in tool box is handy!
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #7571
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Bye bye.
And be well, ride safe.
Don't forget!!

It's a cult bike.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:35 PM   #7572
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Well, no need to say "goodbye's" I'll be around and checking on what you do. It was a pleasure to hang with you guys and thanks for all the help with the wrenching, learned a lot from you all.

A 640 WILL be back in my garage, hopefully the one with twin exhausts, fancy nav tower and all the factory bling....

Oh, I still have a Renazco seat, mint condition, giving it away cheeply, but as I'm across the world the postage could be a problem for you American guys. Just an info.

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:37 AM   #7573
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flexible levers



hi guys i am looking to change my brake and clutch levers to flexible ones
but i cant find any that will fit my 2001 640 adv i have looked at asv and fro levers but they dont do any to fit my bike

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Old 10-23-2012, 02:26 AM   #7574
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Mac, sorry to see You go :/
Good news is it will be just temporary absence ;)

Cheers!

PS. What will be the price for the renazco seat? Give me a PM. ;)
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #7575
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First, I don't mean to hijack the thread but as so many of you are interested in the seat I'll post info here, please don't continue to discuss the seat here, from here on all communication about the seat goes via PM's. Thanks and sorry to all the others.

Pics:















At the time the pics were taken the seat was not cleaned, except for dust (in the pics) seat is in excellent condition.
It is a little lower than stock and may be specially interesting to shorter riders, I'm 191 cm and it suites me fine. It is a bit wider in the riders position as well as in the pillion's position. It is harder than stock what I, personally, like, specially for longer trips. My wife was delighted because of the wider pillion spot. Suede means the pillion is not sliding onto riders back what makes life easier. Suede is comfortable, and the shape of the seat allows the rider to grip it with his knees better than stock when riding in stand up position. Looks bling....

The postage - values are cca, as per Croatian Postal Service website (informative only):

To USA, economy (means slow) = cca 80$
To AUS, economy (also means slow ) = cca 100$ (US dollars!!)

For ex.; To Romania = 52$

1 US $ = 5,77 Kuna (Croatian money) as per exchange rates of the bank I'm a customer of (see left side column):

http://www.pbz.hr/eng

The price for the seat would be 200$ (US $), no matter AUS, USA or Europe.
Payment via Western Union money transfer or similar service (Croatia is non EU so PayPal doesn't work, sorry...)

Cheers and sorry again to all the others! I'll nuke the post in a few days!

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