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Old 04-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #8011
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It was sunny today, first bit of good wheather so far so gave my 640 a good clean ready for my trip up to the adventure rider rally weekend after next.





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Old 04-30-2013, 03:55 PM   #8012
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Last fall I bought this 225cca Power Source battery for my 640A http://www.powerstridebattery.com/wp...rcycle-battery

It cranks over better than a stock Yuasa but, it doesn't seem 90cca better.

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I've been wondering the same thing myself.

I noticed that the reccomended YUASA battery for the 640 has 135cca, but the battery for the 950 has 230cca and is only 5mm taller. Seems like things could be tweaked 5mm to accept the larger battery.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #8013
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I've always had good luck with the yuasas that come stock with ktms, but for whatever reason the one that I ordered from amazon a few years back didn't live very long. I filled it when I got it, so it wasn't a sitting-on-a-shelf issue. My current battery is a motobatt, the reviews I read were very good, and it's been a good battery for me at a decent price. I'll probably put one in my 950 if the stock battery ever dies (now 7 years old).
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:32 AM   #8014
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The bike looks very nice with the all black fairing...
Very nice.

I was looking at it thinking firstly, I'll do that when my headlight mask needs a repaint, and secondly, why didn't I think of that?! Then I realised mine is the '05 with the grey/silver frame, so it probably wouldn't look quite so good. Hmmm, will have to try a photoshop preview.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:40 AM   #8015
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Just curious what the conscensus is out there on top batteries for the 640. Seeing as vibes kill some bats. I have a PC310 Oddessy that died on me over winter, so im in the market. What say you?
I've been brave and bought a Shorai (see LC4 Shorai Battery installation) but haven't had it long enough to vouch for it's durability.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:53 PM   #8016
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Good news....Rally Raid Engineering has now completed their tank guards and are taking orders....already paid for my set and they are in the mail.


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KTM 640 Adventure R Carbon Fiber / Kevlar Tank Guards

I have been looking for a set for some time and just found out Rally Raid is in the process of producing some for the market. I have already sent an email and this was their response.

Hi Jason,

We are currently developing the 640 Adventure Tank Guards, we should be finished in around 3 to 4 weeks from now.

I'll send you an email with some pictures and prices when they are ready.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #8017
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whats the price on these
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:27 AM   #8018
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whats the price on these
$150 AUD plus shipping. There is an ad in the vendor forum.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:47 AM   #8019
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It was sunny today, first bit of good wheather so far so gave my 640 a good clean ready for my trip up to the adventure rider rally weekend after next.


Eric, that's a shinny good looking bike... congrats!

I know better loose than too tight, but I think the chain is too loose?
I can see it's also loose in the upside, so if you undertake KTM's chain tension check, it's surely far from the tension it should have... what do you think, guys?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:09 AM   #8020
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Hi liferider, I was out for a spin yesterday and when i got back i gave the chain an adjustment, but thanks for pointing it out. You can never be to careful.

Thanks Eric.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:46 AM   #8021
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I will be going to Portugal-Spain next weekend, initial plan was going there on new 1190A.
But I'm preparing plan B in case I will not get and prepare the v-twin beast in time.
Since I was always using offroad oriented tires on my beloved 640A, I don't know which road oriented tires I should put on the 7-8k km trip 95% of which will be highways and b-roads.
I found that Pirelli MT90 A/T seem to have more or less road oriented thread, any tips about this tires?
Or are there any other tires I should look at?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:55 AM   #8022
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I will be going to Portugal-Spain next weekend, initial plan was going there on new 1190A.
But I'm preparing plan B in case I will not get and prepare the v-twin beast in time.
Since I was always using offroad oriented tires on my beloved 640A, I don't know which road oriented tires I should put on the 7-8k km trip 95% of which will be highways and b-roads.
I found that Pirelli MT90 A/T seem to have more or less road oriented thread, any tips about this tires?
Or are there any other tires I should look at?
Tires... wow, what a topic! Everybody has his own book of taste and culture about it, but here goes my experience: if I understand well, you are talking about DS tires, and not 100% tarmac ones since you are not going to do a size conversion.
In this line, I have used several sets of Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3, and despite the fact it's a DS tire, they have a good grip for tarmac and gave me always about 10K kms of use. I think they will cover your trip very well.

BTW... congrats for the 1190... I just can't imagine how will be to ride offroad with such a beast!

Cheers!
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:34 AM   #8023
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I will be going to Portugal-Spain next weekend, initial plan was going there on new 1190A.
But I'm preparing plan B in case I will not get and prepare the v-twin beast in time.
Since I was always using offroad oriented tires on my beloved 640A, I don't know which road oriented tires I should put on the 7-8k km trip 95% of which will be highways and b-roads.
I found that Pirelli MT90 A/T seem to have more or less road oriented thread, any tips about this tires?
Or are there any other tires I should look at?
The Heidenau K60 comes in the right sizes for the 640A. Lots of people report good mileage out of those. The Mitas E07 might be a good option as well. I've never ridden them though.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:28 AM   #8024
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The Heidenau K60 comes in the right sizes for the 640A. Lots of people report good mileage out of those. The Mitas E07 might be a good option as well. I've never ridden them though.
Mitas E07 are not particullary good at wet surface.

For tarmac get a set of Trail Attack 2, for more DS tire You can get a set of new Metzeler Karoo 3 (a bit pricey compared to TA2).
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:29 AM   #8025
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I will be going to Portugal-Spain next weekend, initial plan was going there on new 1190A.
But I'm preparing plan B in case I will not get and prepare the v-twin beast in time.
Since I was always using offroad oriented tires on my beloved 640A, I don't know which road oriented tires I should put on the 7-8k km trip 95% of which will be highways and b-roads.
I found that Pirelli MT90 A/T seem to have more or less road oriented thread, any tips about this tires?
Or are there any other tires I should look at?
Continental TKC 80's

60% offroad 40% onroad

The only tire I ever used on my 640, BMW 650 and even my 1200.

Right sizes and the right price. Good lasting tire.

Don't be scared in the curves with them either. Good grip!
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