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Old 10-14-2011, 09:16 AM   #1921
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What's wrong with this picture?

Picked up a 2002 640 Adventure about a month ago and I'm loving it!

Needs a bit of jetting, but other than that its in great shape! Shouldn't there be a snorkel on top of the airbox? How would this affect the way the bike runs? It idles a bit rough, and I get some surging at low rpms between 0-1/4 throttle.


you definitely wouldn't have wanted to try running that on the water crossing that sank so many on the Roaming Rally
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #1922
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you definitely wouldn't have wanted to try running that on the water crossing that sank so many on the Roaming Rally
You got that right! Guess I'll be looking for a replacement airbox.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:29 AM   #1923
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You got that right! Guess I'll be looking for a replacement airbox.
I like knowing mine is well protected, at least as well as you can protect from my poor decisions and riding ability
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:42 AM   #1924
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I like knowing mine is well protected, at least as well as you can protect from my poor decisions and riding ability
Same here...i drowned a bike once, and once was enough! Any ideas for a replacement source?
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:14 AM   #1925
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Same here...i drowned a bike once, and once was enough! Any ideas for a replacement source?
put up a post here and KTM talk. That reminds me to check on a fender, maybe the same dude has one? I'll ask him
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #1926
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Same here...i drowned a bike once, and once was enough! Any ideas for a replacement source?
I have a spare airbox kicking around if you can't find one elsewhere...
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:38 PM   #1927
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Juames,
Don't panic, just tape the top pf the box half shut or rivit a sheet metal half top on it.

The machine will run fine like that with stock jets but raise the needle a notch.

If the water is that deep I would stay out of it!!!

As for the filter you can go a couple a thousand miles between cleanings if need be, the filter cleans up with gas from the tank, wet it and wring it 3, 4 times. You can re oil with motor oil and carry on if need be.

Anyway buy some premium fuel, try the stock jets, raised needle and ride it before you get radical. You have the 'low flow' head like my machine(2002 640a).

I have a KTM Comp pipe and a half open air box and stock jets.
45mpg, plenty of power.
Good running at any altitude.

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Old 10-15-2011, 05:14 AM   #1928
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Thanks for all the advice guys! I'm going to take the carb apart and clean it one of these days...that way I'll at least know what jets are in there.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:29 AM   #1929
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My 640e is a real swimmer and I don't have much more of airbox than pictured above. +1 on the tape job before you ride in the wet.

If you keep moving and use a little bow wake you can ride in about 3.5 foot - about seat high. If ya keep in the seat and not stand up it will help keep that air box dry as well.

Anything higher and your askin for it.

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:34 AM   #1930
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Lights fuse keeps blowing

All my lights quit working a while back and a highly qualified garage mechanic replaced a fuse, I believe somewhere behind the headlight assembly. I did my first ride over the weekend and the lights blew out again. Is there possibly some other electrical component (that little square box with fins in the airbox) that is causing the problem? Sorry if this post is in the wrong place. I'm not a regular visitor. -Scott
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #1931
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All my lights quit working a while back and a highly qualified garage mechanic replaced a fuse, I believe somewhere behind the headlight assembly. I did my first ride over the weekend and the lights blew out again. Is there possibly some other electrical component (that little square box with fins in the airbox) that is causing the problem? Sorry if this post is in the wrong place. I'm not a regular visitor. -Scott
You could have some wires that are worn out and rub against each other, and thus creating a short circuit in your electrics that blow the lights fuse. You might want to take a look at the wiring under the mask to see if you find any wires that are open.
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:14 PM   #1932
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Just check your fuses under the dash. Leave the fin box (cdi unit) under your seat alone.

Make sure your fuses are sealed properly and use LOTS of dielectric grease on them.

Or this is what will happen!!



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Old 10-17-2011, 05:08 PM   #1933
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All my lights quit working a while back and a highly qualified garage mechanic replaced a fuse, I believe somewhere behind the headlight assembly. I did my first ride over the weekend and the lights blew out again. Is there possibly some other electrical component (that little square box with fins in the airbox) that is causing the problem? Sorry if this post is in the wrong place. I'm not a regular visitor. -Scott

Check out the wires first... then maybe the voltage regulator
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #1934
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Scorpio,
You don't say which machine.
Check your ground for the lights first.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:26 AM   #1935
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TDC sight glass vibrating

The TDC sight glass on the right hand side of the engine has come loose and is vibrating in and out.

Am I suppose to use red rtv silicone? And how long should I let it cure?
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