KTM 640 Adv - Tool box options

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  1. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

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    I am thinking of purchasing either the KTM or Dual Star toolbox for under the right side panel of my 03 adventure where the charcoal canister once resided. Has anyone else performed this modification? Are these boxes sturdy and waterproof?
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  2. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    I think they are the same box. I got mine through Dual Star. It works well and holds the KTM tool bag with a few extras. I'm look'n to add a much larger "home made" one in place of it. :nod
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  3. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    If you save the brackets from your charcoal canister you might be able to find some PVC pipe that fits it, put on some end caps (the kind that open :D) and cut it to a length of choice. Probably around 10 bucks.
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  4. matey peeps

    matey peeps Bead Buddy

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    I found the stock toolbox to be a tight fit for all the tools I got with my adv that I expect are the stockers...I had to grind down one side of the T-handle wrench to get it and everything else jammed in there.

    What all tools did y'alls come with?
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  5. DevDel

    DevDel Been here awhile

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    They are not totally waterproof, But it has enough of a seal to keep the grunge out.

    Dev
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  6. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I also think the KTM and Dual-Star ones are the same part.

    It's a handy spot, but too small for any decent set of tools, and it is annoying that the standard KTM toolkit doesn't quite fit. I may try and grinding trick that someone mentioned.

    - Mark
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  7. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    I ground down both ends of my axle nut wrench to make it shorter, kept the spark plug socket, dumped the T-wrench, plyers and most of the other KTM stuff and replaced it with the Moton Pro Metric tool set. Do'n this lets me also carry a spare spark plug, tape, small zip ties and the Motion Pro Jet tool and two jets in the tool box. I carry a Leatherman up in my map case:thumb
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  8. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

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    Well it seems pretty clear the box is a good idea as long as you get your tool selection "whittled" down appropriately.
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  9. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    :nod :D
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  10. Jerome

    Jerome Been here awhile

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    There is another option. It just depends how many tools/spares etc you wish to take.

    I use the Sommer's bashplate/toolbox with two tool boxes and another tube across the front for spokes and tyre levers.
    http://www.ktm-sommer.de/Seiten_04/F_zub_adv640_04.html

    The weight is as low as possible and the boxes protect the brake and gear levers which are otherwise vulnerable.

    <a href="http://www.fowb.co.uk/indexBike.htm">
    <img src="http://www.fowb.co.uk/images/americas03/aBikeModsStorageBashplate.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0"></a>
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  11. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Rad, thanks for the tool-whittling directions. Sounds like a good plan. I'm sticking my registration in a ziplock bag in there now which seems like it is underutilizing the space a tad.

    - Mark
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  12. GT-STMC

    GT-STMC Been here awhile

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    OK...., what about the charcoal canister ??

    Isn't it needed ?
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  13. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Nope. Remove it, plug the airbox fitting and reroute the fuel tank vent hose down the hole in the steering neck cap nut, or get one of the tricky 1-way valve kits.

    [​IMG]
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  14. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Well, in the bigger scheme of things yes, controlling all emissions are important. But in comparisons of vehicle to vehicle, just what are the evaporative emissions of my KTM LC4 Adv? :dunno

    At least that's the way I rationalize removing the under-engineered liability. :D
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  15. GT-STMC

    GT-STMC Been here awhile

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    OK, thanks again. You guys help a lot.

    I agree, what emissions could the LC4 put out compaired to the 351 Cleveland in my '70 Mach? It gets 7mpg (Hi-way) and has no polution control "gadgets".
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  16. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    I bought a couple three of these:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351936

    1 for my 640adventure, one for my girlfriends Kawi Tengai, and one for a spare.

    I temp mounted mine in the stock charcoal canister spot.

    It didn't work so hot.

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    Well, now I don't have a spare. I want to mount it in front of my bash plate, as I think there is less chance of it ending up grinding between my rear tire and swing arm there.

    I see one photo above of such a mount. Anyone else do it and have some insight to add? Will my front wheel end up contacting it?
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  17. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    I said f-it and did it without the insights of others to guide me. I drilled two holes in the tube and in my bash plate and bolted it on with two 6mm bolts and a bunch of loctite.

    I did some decently hard braking this morning and no contact.

    Pictures to follow if anyone is interested.
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  18. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    Sure. I keep my tools in my dirt bags so far. I purchased same thingy, but couldn't figure out how to mount it yet.
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  19. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    Here's some photos...

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    I used button head bolts, 6mm x 15mm long, I believe. The button head is in the tube and the nut is kinda buried in the sound deadening mat on the inside of my bash plate.
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  20. dhally

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    I tried the KTM tool box and it seemed really small for the small amount of tools I want to carry. Plus my knobbie is already rubbing the muffler on the left side and it looked like it would rub the tool box on the right side. So the tools go in a tail bag.
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