Got it! KTM 660 Rallye

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by oossie, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. oossie

    oossie Been here awhile

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    ok, another step forward.

    Frame is ok, at first sight i thought ok repaint the frame but it's in good shape and has the orginal color :)
    So is the engine, a good shape, all the oil filters gonna be replaced, better save then sorry.


    Just ordered a new battery, the on it was complete dead.
    Next thing is to replace all the fuel and vent lines. And maybe also all the quickreleases of the fueltanks. Anyone a glue where to find the transparant yellow ventlines?

    The turnlights i hate them and make the bike looking stupid imo. There is enough choice among led turnsignals that are just small enough to bee legal.


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  2. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Way way different than the 640....

    How does it pump water?
    bill
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  3. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Water pump is in front of the clutch on the balencer shaft.
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  4. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    Weak points.. take headache tablets with you, you will need them by the end of the day. Aluminium sidestand is prone to breakage near the top. Be carefull when putting the airbox back onto the carb boot as its really easy to overtighten the large hoseclamp and kink the airbox and get an airleak on the wrong side of the airfilter. They vibe as much as a 640, just to dispell that myth but the wide ratio box is much better. Check and replace the dry breaks as a faulty one will dump fuel onto the exhaust. Not good at all. I have found some plated brass ones from a GS parts online shop I'll buy one day. Bill look at the parts lists between an 03Adv and 03Rally (ktmpartfinder) the hi-flow head is the same except for the cam. I have a 22mm offset tripleclamp which is brilliant. The swingarm is 2" longer than a 640 so they feel a lot different. Ride and handling is superb. Depending on throttle use 700km range is easy.
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  5. bmwktmbill

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    =Lc8grrr;20045395]Weak points.. take headache tablets with you, you will need them by the end of the day. Aluminium sidestand is prone to breakage near the top. Be carefull when putting the airbox back onto the carb boot as its really easy to overtighten the large hoseclamp and kink the airbox and get an airleak on the wrong side of the airfilter. They vibe as much as a 640, just to dispell that myth but the wide ratio box is much better. Check and replace the dry breaks as a faulty one will dump fuel onto the exhaust. Not good at all. I have found some plated brass ones from a GS parts online shop I'll buy one day. Bill look at the parts lists between an 03Adv and 03Rally (ktmpartfinder) the hi-flow head is the same except for the cam. I have a 22mm offset tripleclamp which is brilliant. The swingarm is 2" longer than a 640 so they feel a lot different. Ride and handling is superb. Depending on throttle use 700km range is easy


    Lc8,
    Thanks for the C head info.
    Is the water pump on the balancer shaft because it would it turn slower?

    The wheelbase increase is very interesting.
    It won't turn as quickly, that's for sure.

    How did they get the extra length?
    Swing arm, steering head?

    bill
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  6. oossie

    oossie Been here awhile

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    The sidestand is already a steel one! Replaced at Caldecott during the trip Meindert made in AU.

    The other point, THX!

    Hmm the millage you can get very nice!!!:freaky
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  7. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    I think the waterpump is primarily packaging, it does take up some room on the side of the head. They just have a large alu bung in the head. The swingarm measures 2" longer. It feels longer and doesn't turn as well as a 640 but is much more stable feeling at any speed. The 640 has a big trailbike feel whereas the Rally is more like a 950 but dramaticaly lighter, even full of fuel. This is odd considering the 660 is almost 200kg when full.
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  8. oossie

    oossie Been here awhile

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    first testrun of the engine :)

    very happy that it runs very smooth, my dad also brings it a little twinkle in his eyes:rofl

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  9. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Great sound!!
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  10. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    your garage barely shook:lol3 Sounds GREAT!
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  11. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Your dad is cool, gotta be a biker.
    He has the 'hand' on the throttle.

    And yes it runs great.
    bill
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  12. MrPDiddy

    MrPDiddy Adventurer

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    Love the 660RR, i've just finished a nut and bolt refresh of a 2007 660RR - :clap
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  13. NovaMoto

    NovaMoto Been here awhile

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    Lovely machine!
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  14. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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    Here. Hopefully this is better.

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  15. MORT666

    MORT666 Been here awhile

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    That a sure sweet bike:D.BUT no kick start? special built motor, the 660 motor only had kick start.:norton
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  16. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Uhm, no. It only had e-start, no kick start.

    The 660 SMC has kick start only, which you won't be able to fit with the tanks on.
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  17. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    DYNO DYNO DYNO.
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  18. MORT666

    MORT666 Been here awhile

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    KTM 660 comp kick start only:norton
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  19. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    My wife felt they acted like critter attractors, as the problem got worse while she had them on, and then reduced again when she took them off. :huh
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  20. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    THAT right there explains why they always look like the rear wheel was sticking out the back unusually far. I'd put it down to a bit of an optical illusion due to the rear tanks and low-then-upswept twin exhausts.

    I've always lusted after a Rallye or better yet a real factory racer. Not because I'd ever ride one to its limits, but because they are essentially the pinnacle of development for the LC4. More motor, more fuel, more stability at speed - what's not to like for distance adventuring? :clap

    You lucky bastard! :lol3
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