640e kickstand bracket....

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  1. jimbote'

    jimbote' Adventurer

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    just recently got ahold of my first ktm 640e y2k model... I like the bike aside from one feature ... the absence of a side stand ... just a few days ago I bought a ton of parts from a guy who parted out his 2002 640e ... in the boxes of stuff was a factory side stand but no bracket to attach to my frame .... can someone point me in the direction of where to get said bracket? welding is ok but I would prefer a bolt in solution.... thanks in advance
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  2. Grreatdog

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    I am the opposite. I took the side stand off and put the center stand on. The stock side stand bolts on in place of the centerstand. You can't use them together. So remove the center stand and you can install it. There are also some threads on modifying the stock side stand to work with the centerstand. SWMotech makes a side stand that allows you to keep the center stand but it ain't cheap.

    The high buck option to run both a center and side stand is here:

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...terstand-ktm-lc4-lc4-adventure-640-all-models

    Pretty much everything you might want to know about a 640 is here:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958

    And welcome aboard.
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  3. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    For Adventure travel, the center stand comes in real handy... Like the G-dog I have had only a centerstand from day 1:

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pKAzGBxJmuc?list=UU0HlG051eC844LgNI2kfzag" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="853"></iframe>
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  4. jimbote'

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    thanks for the welcome and reply....I just finished my order @ ktmworld for all the bits to fit the stock sidestand ..... I understand the centerstand can be very convenient for trail repairs while being inconvenient the rest of the time....I prefer sidestands ....prefer is the key word, as it's a matter of preference ;)

    great video :) .....the centerstand shows it's usefulness .... but I'll let you have a spare one cheap !:D
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  5. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I have a brand new sidestand I am not using, does your center stand have a foot tab on it?
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  6. jimbote'

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    it does not gunner .... it's the basic low class plant your foot und pull ... have any pics of your side swiper?
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  7. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    My 2000 640 Adv has the factory side stand on it. For some reason mine is useless. Seems to be about 3" too short or the angle on it is wrong. The bike will not stand on it at all. Haven't really tried to figure it out though as the center stand works well.
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  8. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    Stock side stand for 2000 model is 407mm long.
    Maybe you have shorter stand from other model, or really worn bushing/bolt on side stand?
    And 2000 was last year adventure came with both, side and center stand.
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  9. wvrocks

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    Thanks, I'll have to measure it. I know for sure there is some slop in the pivot, just haven't taken it apart yet to see exactly why. It would be nice to have the side stand functional if I'm going to carry the weight around.
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  10. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Is the mount loose, I had to weld mine to the frame and reman the bolt for it and for the center stand, it had snapped off.

    The side stand can be customized easily with the heat wrench, must be chrome moly, I'd cool it slowly after you custom bend it.

    No problems stick welding on the frame...dc the battery leads.
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  11. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    On 2000 model adventure r side stand bracket is weldet to frame, not a bolt on part...
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  12. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    Nope, its welded to the frame. There's all kinds of slop in the pivot though. I'm going to tear it apart tonight and see if I can tighten things up with a bushing or something.
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  13. Dolly Sod

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    A little cutting, grinding and welding on the KTM bolt on sidestand bracket can get you this..


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    ...cost me a case of beer.

    YMMV
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  14. jimbote'

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    that lookin' sweet man!.... did you just grind off the mounting tabs that bolted it to the frame and move it out slightly? .... are you using the stock side stand ?.... any pics of that beast in the upright position?
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  15. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Yes, I just cut off the mounting tabs, and ground the plate to fit the contour of the frame. My friend welded a little bit back on to the plate at the bottom where I cut the tab off at a bad angle.

    I don't think it's a stock side stand. It's something that was on there when I got the bike. It's got a foot that's larger than normal, and slightly adjustable (not length just rotation)

    I don't have any pics of it up, I'll take some when I get home..
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    Could probably clearance the top stop a little to have it fold in tighter.
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  17. jimbote'

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    I like that....i've got the factory side stand bracket on order now ....my factory side stand is straight like yours so it may indeed work with the center stand if I weld it out like yours....thanks for posting
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  18. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    I think I determined my problem, lots of slop in the pivot will need to be taken up with a bushing and more importantly, I'm pretty sure I have a side stand off a Duke II. It only measures about 350 mm from pivot to center of the foot. The 2000 640 A stand also uses a different spring set up according to the parts fiche. Guess I'm going to have a buddy weld up an extension or something as the parts aren't available any more.
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  19. bmwktmbill

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    What a pain, stay with it.

    Well worth the effort.
    Makes everything so easy.
    IMHO.
    bill
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