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Old 11-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #7636
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The onboard choke switch I dont know if the rider has enough room to pull it with the tank onboard.... It would be wierd to remove the tank every time you need to pull the choke
I installed a FCR41MX on my 640ADV and left the manual choke switch...pretty easy access in the morning.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #7637
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Cheers for the reply,

The decompressor cable is now out of the game. The choke is still there and I have to manually pull the cable ...

The onboard choke switch I dont know if the rider has enough room to pull it with the tank onboard.... It would be wierd to remove the tank every time you need to pull the choke
Would this remote choke kit, or something like it work on your carb?




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Old 11-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #7638
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I am a new owner of a 1998 Adventure. I have been a lurker for a while and came across this bike with less than 2000 miles. I have read through a lot of the threads on the Lc4 but alot of it is old. Before I get it on the road I need to go through the bike and am in the process of getting a list together. I have a few questions and hope that you guys can help out.

I want to change out the low twin exhaust to a single exhaust system. What is a current manufacture that offers a full exhaust system and are all of the years and models interchangeable?

Are task guards recommended?

What companies in the US offer a full line of parts and accessories for the adventure.

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Parts here.

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I would skip the tank guards for now.

I always liked the low pipe idea for traveling...what kind of riding are you planning to do?

I would put a couple of thousand miles on the bike to see if you like it?

Then if so change the transmission bearing(known to fail).

Post some pictures please.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:11 AM   #7639
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Would this remote choke kit, or something like it work on your carb?

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I think that is good enough. Provided is stays hidden somewhere to avoid accidental damage from falls (it rare happens ) ...
The routing sucks as well... Right full lock causes the bike to cough because of the choke cable being pulled. In some occasions it stalls ... Have no time to fix that, but that's a part of this game

Here is the completed cockpit ...

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #7640
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Warning: Off Topic

Off Topic? certainly yes...
Almost everyone will enjoy it? definitely yes
(come on... we are riders, it's a bike and it's a KTM )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3IDyNesztHQ

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:06 AM   #7641
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That was pretty cool... My 12 year old daughter has been getting into making stop motion videos, so I shared this with her...
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:30 AM   #7642
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That was pretty cool... My 12 year old daughter has been getting into making stop motion videos, so I shared this with her...
Well... shared with your daughter... that made my day! I watched it with my 6 and 5 years old kids, and they said "awesome!".
Stop motion videos: that's a lot of patient and ingenious work, interesting hobby though, good for her.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #7643
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #7644
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That is fantastic I loved it! Should be in the Thread of Awesome!

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Off Topic? certainly yes...
Almost everyone will enjoy it? definitely yes
(come on... we are riders, it's a bike and it's a KTM )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3IDyNesztHQ

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:11 PM   #7645
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Good morning, my name is Juan Enrique and i´m spanish and the proud owner of a KTM 640 Adv. the end of 99, and so far I have not had any problems with it after 45,000 km, but now that I spent a bit of oil, so i´m going to look the segments. But I have a friend with a 640 Adv 2005 that has the following problem:

One of the most common problems on this bike is the carburetor. I'm thinking of changing it. I read somewhere that if Dellorto, if kehin ... I do not know. The truth is I'm tired of having to clean and adjust carburetor because it is expensive and must be done in 4000 or 5000 kms.
Anyway, can anyone guide me on this?

Thanks a lot, and sorry for my poor english...
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:04 AM   #7646
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Good morning, my name is Juan Enrique and i´m spanish and the proud owner of a KTM 640 Adv. the end of 99, and so far I have not had any problems with it after 45,000 km, but now that I spent a bit of oil, so i´m going to look the segments. But I have a friend with a 640 Adv 2005 that has the following problem:

One of the most common problems on this bike is the carburetor. I'm thinking of changing it. I read somewhere that if Dellorto, if kehin ... I do not know. The truth is I'm tired of having to clean and adjust carburetor because it is expensive and must be done in 4000 or 5000 kms.
Anyway, can anyone guide me on this?

Thanks a lot, and sorry for my poor english...
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Hola Juan, if you are working on your bike, no matter what else you do, at 45K km,change the cam follower roller bearings.

On your friends bike, the most popular carburetor upgrade is to a Keihin FCR39 or FCR41. Do some research, it is not a direct swap, but if you get the right version of FCR it is not too difficult.

The stock Mikuni BST carb should not need adjusting that frequently if it is in good condition though. They do wear out & need servicing, especially the slide & guide & the needle & it's seat, but that is more like every 20 000 to 50 000 km.

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:36 AM   #7647
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Might be a good idea to unhook the choke cable for the race so that it doesn't stall out on you while riding. With the FCR you are able to start without choke. Just need to keep revs high enough not till engine warms a bit.


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I think that is good enough. Provided is stays hidden somewhere to avoid accidental damage from falls (it rare happens ) ...
The routing sucks as well... Right full lock causes the bike to cough because of the choke cable being pulled. In some occasions it stalls ... Have no time to fix that, but that's a part of this game

Here is the completed cockpit ...

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #7648
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The onboard choke switch I dont know if the rider has enough room to pull it with the tank onboard.... It would be wierd to remove the tank every time you need to pull the choke
Mine came with a fcr and the clown who installed it never tried to retrofit the cable. It can be used but you can't be on the bike to reach it. I made the cable work
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:48 AM   #7649
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I re-route the cable and it is now on the right side of the bike, does not interfere with anything. It is manually triggered by pulling the cable ... I will see after the race that I replace everything with something like the DRZ one, it looks nice and clean.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:42 AM   #7650
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Hi!

I need some help from you. I now own a KLE500 and we all know that KLE's suspension is not as good as it could be, and that is why I am looking in swaping the front end. I spotted a nice 2002 Adv forks on ebay for £100 and need the info on how long these forks are from the top to axle center.

Thanks for your help!
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