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Old 03-31-2009, 10:17 PM   #766
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I have a 2005 640 Adventure and have managed to acquire a plastic 28 litre fuel tank. The mounting looks the same as my standard tank--and I can't see much difference, if any, in the internal cutouts (do I need to remove the SAS?).
The real issue I think I have is mounting the frame for the fairing/front screen to the top of the tank--there are no threaded inserts or tapped holes?. I could use self tappers and gaskets and probably seal it ok as the holes will be in "air" most of the time. However, were the earlier fairings mounted in a different way as there is evidence (rub marks) in the right place?

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I'll take a pic of my set-up and see if it helps, give me a day or two..
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #767
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28 litre Acerbis plastic tank

many thanks for the help--ADV comes up trumps again!

Regards, chris

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Hey Chris,

There has been a thread or two on that issue... LukasM has had info... searching... here's one:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443545
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:40 AM   #768
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28 litre Acerbis plastic tank

look forward to them--I now realise why the fixings are not there--but it looks like it comes from the same mould (my standard tank even has the tap locations for the RHS (rear))--not used on the bike but used on the plastic version (which doesn't use the standard crossover pipe).

My favourite for a "fix" is to use the fairing brackets off my tank but instead of bolting them use an outdoor grade of velcro in a strip which should have enough surface area for a good attachment plus allow a degree of vibration absorption (and no extra holes required in the tank--those that are there are into plastic internal "bubbles" so that the hardware never goes through to the fuel).

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:47 AM   #769
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'01 640 ADV tank leaking

My gas tank leaks where a small access panel resides on the clutch side of the engine above the petcock. I "repaired" this twice already and each lasted for some time.

The first repair was a clean-up of the gasket and refreshing it with a gasket dressing. This lasted for about a month.

For the second repair I removed the rubber gasket and used WaterWeld a JBWeld product. This was a field repair and lasted 3 1/2 months.

Here's a picture of the tank. Sorry it is linked and not imbedded.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1673251487

I've searched the index.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:18 PM   #770
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KTM 660 for Africa??


Hi there
I have a KTM660 and a DR350 and my question is as follow.
Shall I sell the DR350 and spend the money on a tank(28l),sub frame (alu original), 21" front wheel and sump gard conversion on my 660 and will it survive Africa UK to SA
Or keep the KTM for road fun until the trip in 2011 and sell it then and take the DR350.

would be nice with some pro and cons.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:38 AM   #771
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Hi there
I have a KTM660 and a DR350 and my question is as follow.
Shall I sell the DR350 and spend the money on a tank(28l),sub frame (alu original), 21" front wheel and sump gard conversion on my 660 and will it survive Africa UK to SA
Or keep the KTM for road fun until the trip in 2011 and sell it then and take the DR350.

would be nice with some pro and cons.
Probably the best place to ask this question is the LC4 "sign in thread" (in the index), but for long-distance touring the 625 is a better choice than the 350, but not critically-so. I need to find the posts of Carlos in Africa...
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:58 AM   #772
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Probably the best place to ask this question is the LC4 "sign in thread" (in the index), but for long-distance touring the 625 is a better choice than the 350, but not critically-so. I need to find the posts of Carlos in Africa...
sorry could you move it there then mate
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:46 PM   #773
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sorry could you move it there then mate
sorry but I'm not a moderator. You can post it again in there if you like.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:20 PM   #774
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sorry but I'm not a moderator. You can post it again in there if you like.
Ok I thought you where sorry my mis I will do so Thanks
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:25 AM   #775
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sorry but I'm not a moderator. You can post it again in there if you like.

easy to make that mistake
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:31 AM   #776
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what after market clutch perch will work with a stock cable on an LC4e 640?

I was told the cable end (jacket) is proprietary to KTM.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:40 AM   #777
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what after market clutch perch will work with a stock cable on an LC4e 640?

I was told the cable end (jacket) is proprietary to KTM.
This will do in a pinch.



Then you might be stuck shelling out KTM money. I haven't found any aftermarket source, but I haven't looked that hard for them either.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:35 AM   #778
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easy to make that mistake
It looks "bad" here, but that is the point of the Index thread - not to answer questions (NICO ), but to tell people where to go... and no, not to Hades.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #779
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Hi there
I have a KTM660 and a DR350 and my question is as follow.
Shall I sell the DR350 and spend the money on a tank(28l),sub frame (alu original), 21" front wheel and sump gard conversion on my 660 and will it survive Africa UK to SA
Or keep the KTM for road fun until the trip in 2011 and sell it then and take the DR350.

would be nice with some pro and cons.
It depends. 660 as in 660 SMC? Quite a few mods needed as you noted. The KTM will obviously be more fun and also more comfortable as long as you are riding, the DR is a bit easier to pick up in the sand and uses less gas.

What year and mileage? DR is a low powered and pretty much bullet proof bike. The LC4 has a somewhat mixed track record, you might make it - and lots of them do - without a single hiccup, or the engine could blow up on you without warning. Happened to me....
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:44 AM   #780
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It depends. 660 as in 660 SMC? Quite a few mods needed as you noted. The KTM will obviously be more fun and also more comfortable as long as you are riding, the DR is a bit easier to pick up in the sand and uses less gas.

What year and mileage? DR is a low powered and pretty much bullet proof bike. The LC4 has a somewhat mixed track record, you might make it - and lots of them do - without a single hiccup, or the engine could blow up on you without warning. Happened to me....
Thanks mate you are right I think I will stick to the DR350 for a long trip and keep the 660 for playing
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