KTM 620 Adventure E/GS Adventure History

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Donkey Hotey, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. peasandcorn

    peasandcorn hardcharger

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    number 8949 ... here in baja az...
  2. rmaxm

    rmaxm n00b

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    7864 lives in St. Louis, MO.

    It's a '97 that I got new from a dealer in Idaho and had shipped here in '98.
  3. Pokey66C23

    Pokey66C23 Been here awhile

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    Paint codes, anyone have the paint codes for the 97, 98 orange paint. I stripped my tank and fairing and am ready to to back to the original orange color. If you have the numbers please pm me, thanks.
  4. Mike In Spokane

    Mike In Spokane Adventurer

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  5. DaddyBigDaddy

    DaddyBigDaddy AKA -Evel Kneilson

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    Just bagged a SUPER clean stock 1998 620 Rally Adventure / or EG/S - not sure what its called as the info I find seems vague

    Vin 8953

    It is Euro import (I think) with lo pipes and the KTM factory made stainless mufflers.

    If anyone can give any info on this bike would be awesome!
  6. DaddyBigDaddy

    DaddyBigDaddy AKA -Evel Kneilson

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    My vin is listed incorrectly

    It is # 8953


    Thanks!


    Can you help on motor ID # 7-584 * 04832
  7. DaddyBigDaddy

    DaddyBigDaddy AKA -Evel Kneilson

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    Looking for 2 into one 640 high pipes....will the 640 pipe fit the 620 with new flanges?

    Also need crash bars and muffler side (left) side cover in orange

    Will an earlier tall centerstand fit this 1998 620

    Do I need to change out sub frame?

    Want to remove the secondary air system....any tips?

    Thanks!
  8. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    To change the exhaust, you'll need a new subframe, new plastics, new headpipe and new muffler. At that point, it won't be original anymore and you'll have destroyed another one.

    I believe the centerstand will fit because it uses the same mounts that the stock exhaust uses right now.

    I don't know of any secondary air system. Has your engine been swapped? Post some pictures of the bike.
  9. DaddyBigDaddy

    DaddyBigDaddy AKA -Evel Kneilson

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    The low pipes won't make it for my riding. 1. Bashing 2. Power...they are perfect if anyone wants to buy them.

    Only need a 2000 640 left side panel and an SX sub frame, 2000 640 header and rear fender

    Found crash bars at advmotorad.com

    I suck at adding pix! Got a link?
  10. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    So you're going to take off everything that makes it unique, turn it into a bastard, beat the shit out of it, THEN discover that it's still 380 pounds and not really a dirtbike. When you bash the tank or mask you'll discover that a minor crash could cost more than you paid for the bike. In frustration, youll list it in the flea market for $4000 because you want all your money back. When that fails, you'll part it out on eBay. Have I missed anything?

    Leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is or sell it.
  11. DaddyBigDaddy

    DaddyBigDaddy AKA -Evel Kneilson

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    Somebody is sure making a lot of assumptions. Don't want to get into pissing match with some one so negatively optionated. You don't know Jack about me or my bikes. Merry F'ing Christmas, Grinch. :flip:
  12. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    I know that the list on the first page of this thread represents just about every one of them in the country. The low-pipe model is the closest thing you'll ever see to a genuine Dakar replica. Your profile says you already have a KTM 625 so you don't need another LC4 to beat on. Your bike is original once. When you start taking off parts and casting them to the wind, the history of that one is done. Do what you want. It's your bike to destroy.
  13. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I'm with the Donkey on this one; it would be sad to see another one lost. :(
  14. biensur22

    biensur22 litigious poster

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    Just picked up a 1998 620 with original low pipes and under 1000 miles on it. I'M STOKED!

    VIN is 8851

    I'm planning on riding the Mexican 1000 on it come April so there is much to do to get this bike prepped. The plan is to ride it, not race it. While it will be subject to some abuse I hope for this bike to serve its intended purpose - to be ridden. I have no intention of putting high pipes on it (although i've got a full set laying around), although the previous owner strapped on a two-brother's muffler with a higher angle out the back. I'll probably leave this for the weight reduction, and that it a bit more out of the way on the rear. Need to find a way to make it quieter though, the decibel level sets off car alarms when idling.

    Just loaded it up. Look how clean she is! Even has the original metzler treads.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    At home in the stable with my '94 LC4:
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  15. Strega

    Strega Black is a color

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    Nice!!
  16. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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    YES!! very nice!! I have one just like it. In fact, I would be interested in "riding" the Mexican 1000 too. I really know nothing about it, but sounds like fun!! Gear wise, I'm all set up, but I do have a few things to do on the bike before such an adventure....
  17. biensur22

    biensur22 litigious poster

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    There are a few 640s already doing it! Here's some info for you if you want to join in on the fun.

    640 adventure M1K build thread:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824377

    NORRA's M1K official site:
    http://www.norra.com/mexican1000.php
  18. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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    Very cool! I would be interested in seeing your current pipe set up. I'm going to take my stock pipes off so to keep them nice and go with a single pipe to save weight.
  19. biensur22

    biensur22 litigious poster

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    Here's my exhaust now:
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    sorry for the low-light, poor fixtures in the garage:
    [​IMG]


    I'd like to get it further up out ofthe way, maybe another 5* angle or so. One problem I have with it that's more pressing is that it's too close to the footpeg, so my heal ends up resting on the muffler when the ball of my foot is on the peg. I'll ride for a while before i notice my foot feels like it's on fire!


    Also, STREGA. I saw your post a while ago about the footpegs you got from ZipTy racing. Did you come up with a solution to the width issue? I measured my pegs and noticed they're 1.5" as well and I need something bigger. Those zip ty extensions for $85 are awesome, but only if they fit!

    To anyone familiar with these bikes, aside from changing all the fluids are there problem areas that need to be addressed before riding too extensively? Obviously, it's an awesome bike so I couldn't help myself:
    [​IMG]

    It's really pretty until you realize most of that haze is smog. But hey, at least it's sunny!
  20. DaddyBigDaddy

    DaddyBigDaddy AKA -Evel Kneilson

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    Looks like i will have some 1998 620 Rally Adventure parts coming up for sale soon. Wanted to give the 620-aholics first heads up. If no action I'll post them in Flea Market in a couple of weeks


    -SAS/KAT? System
    -Rear taillight / fender extender, plate mount section
    -Original KTM factory panniers and hanger mounts
    -Chain and fork guards
    -Passenger pegs and mounts
    -Stock foot pegs w rubber inserts
    -Front Blinkers
    -Counter shaft cover
    -rear mud guard
    -Original Front fender *has been modified....ask me
    -Original reflectors (4)

    All parts are as new

    Any questions, photo requests, contact me at 620@AspenRacing.com