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Old 08-14-2011, 07:44 AM   #1756
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The GS is faster on the pavement, of course it's an 800 compared to my 400. Rough dirt roads, tight paved corners and on trails the KTM rules tho.

As far as it being faster on pavement, if my feelings get hurt too bad I just find an all pavement route and bring the Superduke.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #1757
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The GS is faster on the pavement, of course it's an 800 compared to my 400. Rough dirt roads, tight paved corners and on trails the KTM rules tho.

As far as it being faster on pavement, if my feelings get hurt too bad I just find an all pavement route and bring the Superduke.
Haha got quite a stable going there Eh?
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #1758
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Just a few more KTMs and I'll be set.


Had the LC4 since 02, the most reliable bike I've ever owned. Does everything.
The Superduke is an animal, lots faster than I need but so much fun.

Like to have a small woods bike, the new 250 EXC Six Days is
And a 990 Adventure and probably a couple other bikes. My list changes daily.

Oh, that 125 cc Duke looks like I blast. I bet my wife needs one.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:01 AM   #1759
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Lol you are making us all jealous... Great set up you got there tho.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #1760
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Just a few more KTMs and I'll be set.

Oh, that 125 cc Duke looks like I blast. I bet my wife needs one.
shit, that sounds exactly like what I need to bridge the gap between my Aprillia SR50 and my BMw R65LS
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:08 PM   #1761
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Replacement Lever Set

Does anyone know if the KTM Trail Pack Lever Set will work for a 2006 640 Adv? They advertise it for SX/EXC/XC only but was wondering if any of the inmates could confirm this.

http://www.calmoto.com/SHOP/KTM/50302042200.html

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Old 08-17-2011, 03:21 PM   #1762
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Dunno, looks like it should.

For $25, give it a shot.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #1763
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Does anyone know if the KTM Trail Pack Lever Set will work for a 2006 640 Adv? They advertise it for SX/EXC/XC only but was wondering if any of the inmates could confirm this.

http://www.calmoto.com/SHOP/KTM/50302042200.html

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I have one of those sets for my 520. Haven't had to use it yet.

I did have the same set for my LC4 640 E model. It fit both on my 1999 and my 2001 640 E.

I have never tried that on my 640 adventure.

Might give me something to do this weekend.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:58 PM   #1764
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I've finally got enough things out of the way and ready to tear down the 640.
I'm going to rebuild the top end.
Pro-X forged Piston kit.
Athena Top End Gasket kit, includes valve seals.

So any good, bad, or ugly on opinions out there?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:33 PM   #1765
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Well I bought the 2000 640 Enduro and am loving it so far... I have to make some tweaks to make it my own and I'm redoing a lot of the wiring because it has the Vapor trailtech computer on it, which works much better than I thought it would. The headlight plug is burnt up and held together with tape but I will figure that out as I go (I'll prolly put an HID in it anyway.) I wanted to thank all the inmates who answered my questions so well, you are the ones who made up my mind on buying the bike.

I will post pics when I get it back together
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:22 PM   #1766
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I've finally got enough things out of the way and ready to tear down the 640.
I'm going to rebuild the top end.
Pro-X forged Piston kit.
Athena Top End Gasket kit, includes valve seals.

So any good, bad, or ugly on opinions out there?
Installed a Pro-X piston in a 98 LC4. Has ran well ever since, no problems. Looked to be a high quality kit.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with the Athena gasket kit. KTM's own gasket kit is reasonably priced and includes every gasket, o-ring and copper washer you're going to need in rebuilding your LC4 (including the valve stem seals as well, and for some reason, two head gaskets).

KTM part # 58430099100 (earlier bikes) or 58430099200 (2003 and up).

Cheers,

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:32 AM   #1767
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Pistolera: It may be a false correlation, but it seems that when one or more of the bulbs are blown, that the remaining bulbs are more susceptible to "Blowing".

IOW: It appears that more power (VDC) is somehow displaced over the remaining bulbs.

Which makes sense from a parallel resistance ( power supply) calculation, but the VR/R system seems intolerant (sensitive to) of missing loads which jeopardizes the reliability of the remainder of the bulbs.

When fully loaded (all bulbs installed and working), the entire lighting system seems to work perfectly.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:42 AM   #1768
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Installed a Pro-X piston in a 98 LC4. Has ran well ever since, no problems. Looked to be a high quality kit.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with the Athena gasket kit. KTM's own gasket kit is reasonably priced and includes every gasket, o-ring and copper washer you're going to need in rebuilding your LC4 (including the valve stem seals as well, and for some reason, two head gaskets).

KTM part # 58430099100 (earlier bikes) or 58430099200 (2003 and up).

Cheers,

Tseta
While looking at the parts diagram, I noticed that two cylinder base gaskets are available. both 5mm and 7mm. Is this to alter compression ratios? Not into a project right now, just looking at my options for when that time comes.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:59 AM   #1769
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Installed a Pro-X piston in a 98 LC4. Has ran well ever since, no problems. Looked to be a high quality kit.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with the Athena gasket kit. KTM's own gasket kit is reasonably priced and includes every gasket, o-ring and copper washer you're going to need in rebuilding your LC4 (including the valve stem seals as well, and for some reason, two head gaskets).

KTM part # 58430099100 (earlier bikes) or 58430099200 (2003 and up).

Cheers,

Tseta
Thanks for the part number.
You call $150 reasonably priced.
The Athena top end set is $80.
I wasn't going to pull it down completely
and split the cases right now.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:12 AM   #1770
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Thanks for the part number.
You call $150 reasonably priced.
The Athena top end set is $80.
I wasn't going to pull it down completely
and split the cases right now.
I wouldn't bother with Athena too, if you don't want the whole set just find part # or the gaskets and the stuff you need and order it from your orange dealer.
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