640a + 625smc = !!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by B.Ross, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. B.Ross

    B.Ross Been here awhile

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    Don't quite know how I got to this place. It's a story too sorted to tell. A quick bio: 625SMC from the carb back.:jose All done in the living room, by a noob. Thanx for this site and the almighty LC$ thread index! The bike hammers! We'll see for how long..........-B

    The meat...
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  2. B.Ross

    B.Ross Been here awhile

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    and a potato....
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  3. Brent4ADV

    Brent4ADV Enjoying empty roads...

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    Very sweet looking ride there. My 640E is jealous. :bow
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  4. B.Ross

    B.Ross Been here awhile

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    a little tail...
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  5. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Nice tail/exhaust. Tell us more about it. It's not super loud, is it?
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  6. B.Ross

    B.Ross Been here awhile

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    It's a wee bit loud. Not too bad with the quite inserts, though. The conversion was done with 98% OEM/hardparts. I had to modify 2 seat pans to make it work( tank back SMC/ front ADV). Otherwise it was a waiting game for all parts to show up, about 8mo total. Thanx to the guys @ktmhutt for helping me with this project. It's a different beast now. I'm glad to have it done.:1drink
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  7. borsiin

    borsiin Been here awhile

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    How much $$$$$$$ is it?

    So you bought:
    Subframe
    Airbox
    Plastics
    Exhuast
    Taillight
    ?

    Will all wiring and battery etc fit bolt on?
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  8. herobikes

    herobikes HE AINT HEAVY HES MY LC4

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    :rofl
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  9. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    So what is the benefit of doing this? Simply to get a large, free breathing airbox?

    BTW, it looks great and you did a great job! :thumb
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  10. JSL

    JSL Adventurer

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    Hey! That's something I've been thinking of doing to my bike! Looks great! Do you think the SMC rear would fit single silencer?

    I like the licence plate :wink:
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  11. Redline

    Redline Been here awhile

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    That looks great. Makes the bike look much more aggressive. Nice job. :clap
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  12. B.Ross

    B.Ross Been here awhile

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    I stopped looking at receipts months ago. I had to relocate the starter soleniod, rectifier and fuse block. All lengthened conections were sodered and shrink tubed( marine grade). It has a fcr41 carb. Spent lotz of time scrolling through microfische. Alot of little pieces parts.
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  13. B.Ross

    B.Ross Been here awhile

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  14. Zerodog

    Zerodog Long timer

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    Awesome. I love the whole thing. I don't know why they come set up the way they are from the factory. They should be like that! Instead of being sort of doggy a 600cc+ bike should have some grunt. I bet that one grunts.

    I notice your exhaust has 2 mounts per silencer. My system only came with 1 carbon mount. WTF? I had to cough up another $45 for another mount and it still isn't here. It looks and sounds sweet though. I bet 2 are better than 1.
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  15. roc104

    roc104 Been here awhile

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    That is very, very nice looking. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Aesthetically, it seems like it needs a rear rack due to the thick seatÂ… And do just have a plastic skid plate on it? <o:p></o:p>
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  16. Primo

    Primo Lonely Rider

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    This has to be the most beatiful 640 Adv i've ever seen.Great job, B.Ross:bow:thumb
    Hot stuff:D
    I will soon begin with modifying my Adventure R to Mega-Adventure R:evil
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  17. muddog

    muddog n00b

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    great looking bike !close to what the new 690 adv should look .do you still use the supermoto wheels ?
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  18. B.Ross

    B.Ross Been here awhile

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    A metal working friend is helping me fab up a proper skid plate and small rear rack with grab handles. Glad you all like it. Still go'n through the first tank of gas. I'm curious what kinda range I'll get.
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  19. nfranco

    nfranco over macho grande?

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    Wow. Simply fantastic. Thanks for taking the 640 to another level.:clap
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  20. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Very nice paint/graphics job and SMC-ADV conversion. :beer
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