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Old 02-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #7876
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Anyone have a pair o' those folding mirrors that they'd like to part with?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #7877
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Hi that is my mates bike,he bought it new in 2000 and still has it today
it was the first 640 adv in scotland ,it has been changed quite alot, that is a ktm 950 adv front end

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Interesting. I always felt the 50mm WP Extreme forks that are original on early models were fantastic, second to none. I thought perhaps KTM switched for economic and not performance reasons, being able to use the same basic forks across their range instead of having a different fork just for the 640.
Anyway, the bike looks great, and has the extremely rare "wild frame kickstand tab".
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #7878
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The thread started back in August 2012. He had 18 carbs approximately. So From August.... ehm.... 6 months. 3 carbs per month
And one of the first responders said he wanted all the carbs.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #7879
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Anyone have a pair o' those folding mirrors that they'd like to part with?
go order yourself a pair of Doubletakes, mine work better than stock. http://www.doubletakemirror.com
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #7880
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Panniers

Hi All,
I've been looking at getting at set of panniers for my '05 640A, but can't decide between Pak-Meister aluminum 36L, Pelican cases or Wolfman Expedition Dry bags. I've read a ton of threads, but I'm still having a hard time deciding. Does anyone have a picture of their 640 with it all set up or any additional info that can help me. Also does anyone run TT 35L on both sides? How does it look? Thanks for any info you have.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #7881
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Hi All,
I've been looking at getting at set of panniers for my '05 640A, but can't decide between Pak-Meister aluminum 36L, Pelican cases or Wolfman Expedition Dry bags. I've read a ton of threads, but I'm still having a hard time deciding. Does anyone have a picture of their 640 with it all set up or any additional info that can help me. Also does anyone run TT 35L on both sides? How does it look? Thanks for any info you have.
Jen
Jen, if you're going to be riding off-road with your bike loaded up, I'd recommend using soft luggage. I use aluminum bags (Happy Trails) on my GS but that's because I use it for work and need to be able to lock the bags.

For my 625 "Adventure", I'll be using soft bags. Trying to decide between Giant Loop and Wolfman and ?? at this point.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #7882
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Hi Jen, here's my setup using Ortlieb bags-100% waterproof and tested by yours truly for proof. I don't tend to do more than dirt roads loaded up and this has worked well for me for almost 20K of touring one and 2up.

I wouldn't go Pelican for panniers due to weight but I like the lockable one for a top box. Usually it has my cooking stuff but I've travelled with my computer in there with good success-multiple drops, no breakage.

The duffel holds tent and sleeping stuff, running 2up it rides on the top box.

cozy but it works, helps if you like your passenger
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:24 PM   #7883
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I've got the opportunity to purchase an 07 640 ADV that seems to be in great shape, but I havent seen it in person yet. Mileage unknown at this point but seems to be low. I have scoured this forum for all the info I can get but was wondering what kind of riding experience it will be. I have had a few dual sports over the years and one was a KLR. I found it to be a very crude and cobbled together imitation of a bike with an engine better suited for tilling the garden. The DT 200 I had before that was a cracker of a bike though. How is the 640 for vibes, basic maintanence and overall reliability? Almost all of my many bikes have spoiled me with turn-key japanese reliability. What about touring range and fuel consumption while we're at it? Thanks guys.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:28 PM   #7884
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Jen, if you're going to be riding off-road with your bike loaded up, I'd recommend using soft luggage. I use aluminum bags (Happy Trails) on my GS but that's because I use it for work and need to be able to lock the bags.

For my 625 "Adventure", I'll be using soft bags. Trying to decide between Giant Loop and Wolfman and ?? at this point.
Maybe Kriega's?
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:29 PM   #7885
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I've got the opportunity to purchase an 07 640 ADV that seems to be in great shape, but I havent seen it in person yet. Mileage unknown at this point but seems to be low. I have scoured this forum for all the info I can get but was wondering what kind of riding experience it will be. I have had a few dual sports over the years and one was a KLR. I found it to be a very crude and cobbled together imitation of a bike with an engine better suited for tilling the garden. The DT 200 I had before that was a cracker of a bike though. How is the 640 for vibes, basic maintanence and overall reliability? Almost all of my many bikes have spoiled me with turn-key japanese reliability. What about touring range and fuel consumption while we're at it? Thanks guys.
The bike will vibrate a lot. You will know quickly if you have any loose fillings.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:30 PM   #7886
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Hi All,
I've been looking at getting at set of panniers for my '05 640A, but can't decide between Pak-Meister aluminum 36L, Pelican cases or Wolfman Expedition Dry bags. I've read a ton of threads, but I'm still having a hard time deciding. Does anyone have a picture of their 640 with it all set up or any additional info that can help me. Also does anyone run TT 35L on both sides? How does it look? Thanks for any info you have.
Jen
Would you mod a rack to work with the wolfman dry bags?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #7887
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Would you mod a rack to work with the wolfman dry bags?
Wolfman sell a kit (4 D-rings with velcro) which allows you to mount the bags securely. It works well on my racks.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #7888
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I've got the opportunity to purchase an 07 640 ADV that seems to be in great shape, but I havent seen it in person yet. Mileage unknown at this point but seems to be low. I have scoured this forum for all the info I can get but was wondering what kind of riding experience it will be. I have had a few dual sports over the years and one was a KLR. I found it to be a very crude and cobbled together imitation of a bike with an engine better suited for tilling the garden. The DT 200 I had before that was a cracker of a bike though. How is the 640 for vibes, basic maintanence and overall reliability? Almost all of my many bikes have spoiled me with turn-key japanese reliability. What about touring range and fuel consumption while we're at it? Thanks guys.
The KTM 640a is the Superbowl of dualsports.

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There will be blood.
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Nothing else quite like it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #7889
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Hi All,
I've been looking at getting at set of panniers for my '05 640A, but can't decide between Pak-Meister aluminum 36L, Pelican cases or Wolfman Expedition Dry bags. I've read a ton of threads, but I'm still having a hard time deciding. Does anyone have a picture of their 640 with it all set up or any additional info that can help me. Also does anyone run TT 35L on both sides? How does it look? Thanks for any info you have.
Jen
The reason the hard bags are sized differently is to equalize the drag side to side. Are you running the stock muffler?
That matters because the various comp mufflers create an ugly space. They are smaller.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #7890
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Hi All,
I've been looking at getting at set of panniers for my '05 640A, but can't decide between Pak-Meister aluminum 36L, Pelican cases or Wolfman Expedition Dry bags. I've read a ton of threads, but I'm still having a hard time deciding. Does anyone have a picture of their 640 with it all set up or any additional info that can help me. Also does anyone run TT 35L on both sides? How does it look? Thanks for any info you have.
Jen
This thread has some good info:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286747
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