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Old 03-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #7936
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I'll post up some pics tomorrow....

This past weekend I picked up a 2006 640A. Took it for a test ride, liked it. Brought it home and rode around town for a little bit. Love it.

The miles are high, but the price was right and it is unbelievably clean. Never seen a dirtbike so clean in my life.
Congrats. They're great bikes, I've got an older 640 E, love it as an adventure bike, it often gets the nod over my newer faster ktm 950.
And there's a good crowd of people in this thread and the other ktm 640 threads, lots of knowledge around here.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:34 PM   #7937
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #7938
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I make bikes look small.



1st ride around the neighborhood was awesome.



I still cannot believe that there are 50k miles on the odo.



Dude put that many miles on the stock seat.

I am pretty darn excited for the roads to thaw and and all that.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #7939
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with 50K has the cam roller been changed?
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #7940
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with 50K has the cam roller been changed?
Yep.

Going to do them again at the end of the season, probably do piston, rings, new valves and all that.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #7941
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The shop photos are in the PO's shop. He is the original owner, he sold a KLR with 65k miles to buy the 640. He said that he did all the maintenance and we spent quite a bit of time going over the stuff he has done. He was selling to buy a Tiger 800xc, but said that he was happy to keep. Which I believe as he had already paid the license tabs for this year.

I know that there are risks with a 50k mile LC4, but the price I paid, plus what it will cost to freshen, I think make it a pretty good value.

My Uly has 17k miles and the handguards have more scratches than the 640 has on the whole bike. The guy obviously rode it, but it looks like he rode it very, very carefully.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:00 PM   #7942
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Very nice bike Tom, it has obviously been treated with special care to look like that at 50K...

If the engine runs well and has lots of compression I would just ride it for a year or 2 before you think about replacing the piston... One couple that used their 640s for round the world touring ran up over 100 K before they pulled the top end and the only thing they ended up doing was some valve work... Traveling without a time limit means pressure free riding so it is much easier on the bike... Just looking at the state that your bike is in it is likely that the PO was the type of rider that was not always on the throttle unlike so many LC 4 owners {myself included}... A gentle throttle run up rather than the quick snap over the course of 50K adds up to a lot less wear on everything, Valves, piston, gearbox, clutch and chain/sprockets...

Did you get the service history records with the bike as well?
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #7943
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Did you get the service history records with the bike as well?
Yes.

We were going over things and he said, "You will note that I did the linkage bearings and steering head bearings every year. I did that on the KLR and they needed the service. After 2 years, I realized the KTM bearings did not need service every year, so I started doing them every other."

The PO had the correct answer for every question I had.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:20 PM   #7944
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It sounds like the bike has been serviced to the max, so all you have to do is ride...
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:39 PM   #7945
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Nice bike BY,
Lots of life there.

By looking at the wear on the tank maybe the PO ran this tank bag/bag combo?

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...-Adventure-LC4


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Old 03-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #7946
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I think you are seeing reflections. There are not any wear marks on the tank.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:56 PM   #7947
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Nice bike BY,
Lots of life there.

By looking at the wear on the tank maybe the PO ran this tank bag/bag combo?

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...-Adventure-LC4


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Interesting 'elephant ears' on that setup, any idea whether that blocks the holes in the tank enough to affect the cooling? I remember whenever I was stopped at lights on my 640 adv and the fan kicked in I could feel the blast of hot air on my knee...
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:27 AM   #7948
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Need a Measurement

I need to find out the diameter of the header pipe as it enters the muffler connection for a 2003-04 640 Motard/Adventure or 2005 or 2007 625 Adventure. I don't have one in my possession to measure myself. TIA.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:33 AM   #7949
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inside or outside? Are you talking for putting a new pipe on?
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:47 AM   #7950
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Skibum69, I'm looking for the OD of the header. I'm thinking of adapting a Staintune made for the referenced KTMs to a Tenere. I don't have access to the needed info via Staintune. TIA for any help you can give.

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