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Old 01-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #3466
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I've been reading LC4 exhaust page looking for other answers but for yours the consenses is save your money.

Or...think it through for yourself.




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Old 01-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #3467
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Now that you mention the no-riding season (hockey ), I have to say that I used the bike every month during those 5 years, North Patagonia has that important advantage for batteries' lifecycle.

When I ride light, may be the weight of the stock batt is relevant, but once I put on the full loaded Gobi sidecases... nobody remembers that little tiny piece of battery

Enjoy your hockey season, man!
(I love snowtime... but here is too short)
Cheers!

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Yeah, rub it in! Actually I took my kids to an outdoor rink tonight and they had a blast! I typically wish I lived in a climate with a longer riding season, but things like this right now mean more to me.

I guess if I was a weight weenie, I would quit drinking Crown Royal and beers and join Jenny Craig! WTF was I thinking? (Give my head a shake!).

But if I had a smaller battery, maybe I could fit my 'emergency flask' in there...?!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #3468
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anyone planning a long trip, invest in a good battery, you'll thank yourself for doing so.
Thanks NSFW!

I am hoping to do a couple of long-weekend rides this year. My original intent in buying my 640 was to do parts of the Continental Divide and TAT; but with two young kids now, this might become a distant dream! But I want to minimize potential issues in advance, so your advice is appreciated!

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:52 AM   #3469
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Hockeygod, welcome back.
My experience is my stock Yuasa YTZ10F gave life to the mighty 640 as long as 5 years... that's pretty enough for me.
I have just changed the batt of the 990, and I bought also the specified Yuasa, quite costly but high percentage of no-trouble in that department...

Any specific reason for a change?

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I was due for a new battery for my 06 625 (converted into a full adventure bike) and wanted something light, powerful and robust for a across Australia trip, all unsupported and remote of course. I ended up getting a Earth X ETX18C (http://earthxmotorsports.com/) which is a very light Lithium battery. It survived the heavily congregated roads, hot desert days and freezing nights, electronic add ons and the bike being dropped every now and again for the 7500 km trip so I can highly recommended it. They do operate differently though so very important to understand this.for example, if the battery voltage drops, the battery will turn itself off via it's internal circuitry and not discharge any further. To protect against this happening, I will install a voltmeter on the dash which I will monitor. The other important thing is to make sure you load test the battery before a trip, regardless of the battery type - a volt reading is only half the story......
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:45 AM   #3470
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Yeah, rub it in! Actually I took my kids to an outdoor rink tonight and they had a blast! I typically wish I lived in a climate with a longer riding season, but things like this right now mean more to me.

I guess if I was a weight weenie, I would quit drinking Crown Royal and beers and join Jenny Craig! WTF was I thinking? (Give my head a shake!).

But if I had a smaller battery, maybe I could fit my 'emergency flask' in there...?!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:49 AM   #3471
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i am very satisfied with my 5 year old odyssey pc310 until last weekend. looks like it's on its last leg. the cold weather is not helping either. i would buy another one but i got a great deal on a shorai lfx18a1-bs12 from a fellow inmate and neighbor.,
I have read very good comments about Shorai batts (and lower prices than Yuasa )


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anyone planning a long trip, invest in a good battery, you'll thank yourself for doing so.
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Priceless!

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:11 AM   #3472
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... but with two young kids now, this might become a distant dream!

Dean
I'm there, mate, and (in my case) I can say that there is no better invested time...
And be sure it will pay back for a life time

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #3473
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #3474
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Like I said in the post title above, thanks for the help
No wonder this thread is so dead......nothing worth coming here for, except for some rude pricks that don't even have the common courtesy to acknowledge a question

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:33 PM   #3475
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Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
I'm new to KTM's, don't know anything about the dual sport models they've made, how reliable they were, how light, how dirt oriented etc. I'm looking for a used, older KTM that is dirt focused, lighter, dependable, and preferrably e-start. Any and all info about a KTM that will fit my bill from you KTM specialists is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me



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Like I said in the post title above, thanks for the help
No wonder this thread is so dead......nothing worth coming here for, except for some rude pricks that don't even have the common courtesy to acknowledge a question
Do I sense some hostility here?

Your looking in the LC 4 thread which mostly covers the 640s... These are the heaviest of the KTM thumpers and probably not what your looking for...
The RFS models are probably more to your liking and they came out with some street legal versions around 07...
If you read through this thread you should be able to find some info to help you in your quest...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373580
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #3476
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Like I said in the post title above, thanks for the help
No wonder this thread is so dead......nothing worth coming here for, except for some rude pricks that don't even have the common courtesy to acknowledge a question
Well thank you very much as I answered your post in the thread you started about the same topic.

Have a nice day!
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #3477
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this thread needs a fresh pic


over 700 miles, my trusty 640 didn't fail me....can't wish for another bike
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:02 AM   #3478
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Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
I'm new to KTM's, don't know anything about the dual sport models they've made, how reliable they were, how light, how dirt oriented etc. I'm looking for a used, older KTM that is dirt focused, lighter, dependable, and preferrably e-start. Any and all info about a KTM that will fit my bill from you KTM specialists is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me





Do I sense some hostility here?

Your looking in the LC 4 thread which mostly covers the 640s... These are the heaviest of the KTM thumpers and probably not what your looking for...
The RFS models are probably more to your liking and they came out with some street legal versions around 07...
If you read through this thread you should be able to find some info to help you in your quest...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373580
Gunner thanks tremendously for actually responding to my post.....much appreciated. And thanks for the link, I subscribed to it. Thats the kind of info I was looking for...not sure why everybody else felt the need to ignore my question, first time I've ever been to a site where folks didn't want to talk about their bikes, or bikes in general

Oh well, maybe not everybody here is the "friendly" type.....

Anyway I had no clue where the 640 fit into the line-up...hence the questions. I have no real idea what KTM offers dual sport wise, and was hoping you guys could help me out a bit.........and YOU did Thanks again
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:13 AM   #3479
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Like I said in the post title above, thanks for the help
No wonder this thread is so dead......nothing worth coming here for, except for some rude pricks that don't even have the common courtesy to acknowledge a question
sorry you felt ignored.

you're too impatient and demand quick response!

lc4 is not the bike for you, get a 525 exc.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:25 AM   #3480
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Well thank you very much as I answered your post in the thread you started about the same topic.

Have a nice day!
You know I wasn't referring to you, you were VERY helpful as well .....it was the 2 pages of guys that ignored my question completely that I was referring to.....that was just plain rude.
Hey it is what is tho right?
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