KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. DJMARLEY

    DJMARLEY Let's Ride

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    I'm a new 640Adventure R owner. Picked it up this past March and just in the process of getting it all sorted out. Touratech mount for my Garmin GPS176c using the factory KTM roadbook holder, dual-star heated grips w/heattroller, Hepco-Becker factory KTM Gobi (the grey plastic from the 950) luggage and that's about it.

    Trying to sort out a pipe/carb/airbox modifications and steering dampener too
    at some point.

    No picture needed as it looks just like everyone else's.
  2. arunan

    arunan flourescent adventurer

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    dude, that looks hot!!! :thumb who else but KTM would put out a silver and orange bike-and make it look that good!

    BTW, check out the "beauties and beasts" threads, on the forums somewhere...
  3. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    No kidding!! that bike looks the business. Don't be surprised if you see a pix of my bike looking like that.
  4. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Thanks guys :thumb Here's another shot.
  5. LC4CARL

    LC4CARL Been here awhile

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    Modern Baja service station:

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    Mods:

    Cut the muffler open and removed the baffles, added diffusers.
    Removed the top of the air box.

    The air box modification results in the filter getting dirty very quickly. What is an "air box door"? Who makes them? Do they work?
  6. LC4CARL

    LC4CARL Been here awhile

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    Check my fancy photo.
  7. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    Hey LC4Carl, Looks like you found a full service station.
  8. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    KTM make the airbox door. It's a replacement for the airbox access door that's under the left side panel of the bike. The door has a hole cut in it with a fine mesh across it. It's for better airflow rate. KTM-SOMMER recommend keeping the top of the airbox on and just using the door as this gives enough flow, unless you have the '03 onwards "high flow" head.

    The door is in the KTM HardParts catalogue, part number 584.06.003.200
  9. LC4CARL

    LC4CARL Been here awhile

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  10. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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  11. LC4CARL

    LC4CARL Been here awhile

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    Anything worth doing, is worth doing right; eh Rapiti? It was the first owner that took to the knife. Either way, it did reveal that wonderful intake sound (noise?). But it's a full time job keeping the air filter clean with this mod. Maybe I could scare up a used box somewhere.

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  12. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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    There are occasionally some bikes being parted out on ebay. You could always fab something up and 5200 it in place. (3M urethane marine adhesive)
  13. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    To fix the LC4 airbox, replace it with a Duke II airbox. You'll have to relocate the battery. I put a 5 amp one on the right side of the engine, but BajaDesigns is coming out with a very small powerful battery soon. The stock air filter is too small for any dusty condiditons. (same part number as the one from the 65SX) You can cut holes in the top of the new airbox, but cover them with silkscreen material (do not oil it) if you want to ride in dust much.

    fun fun
    Charlie
    www.USADakar2005.com
  14. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    you could also just get a sheet of Polystyrene and epoxy/rivet it in place then cut a hole with a dremel to fit a new snorkel in. Polystyrene can be had at any hobbie shop for cheap, like $2.00 or less
    Might be cheeper than replacing the whole unit.
    The DukeII airbox sounds good but pricy considering getting a new battery, box and filter.
    Anyone got pictures of the battery relocation?
  15. seb416

    seb416 Adventurer

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    Hi guys: still mod my new 04 Adventure. It needs a new pipe due to tha catalizer that cuts down the power. Anyone have cahnge the carburetor set: main, jet, and needle? My city lays about 2k feet above sea level and most of the regular riding is mountain.
    I'm gonna use this bike for desert rally as well as fou touring and as it has a low frot fender it has to be rise 1.5 inches to fit enduro tires.
    I'm also mod the front body to fit roadbook, Ico, GPS and other electrical connections.
    Thanks
  16. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    See http://www.ktm-sommer.de/Seiten_04/F_sommer_04.html
    AFAIK they are the largest KTM dealer in Europe.

    Re Duke II airbox - where is the battery on a stock Duke II if it's not in the airbox?
  17. seb416

    seb416 Adventurer

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    Thanks KTiM i'll try to find out what I need
  18. lost1

    lost1 Adventurer

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    She was my workhorse as I overlanded her from Australia to Thailand. She has done the Fink Rally (australia) as well. Crossed Canada last summer via the far North. It has taken its fair share of abuse. 2nd set of rims, numerous broken spokes, new top end, leaking oil from breast tube (possible cracked frame?). Dead starter clutch, and a bunch of niggling oil leaks (forks include). I have done all the usual mods, airbox carb etc, new muffler coming in the mail. Bar risers. Also there is a fair bit of homemade Carbon Fibre: Sidepanels, fork protectors, frt fender, folding mirror, tank protectors (with built in petcock guard). Homemade lexan lenses for the headlights.

    I know I am going to catch shit for having it all shiney, but I will send some pics of how I like to sling mud.

    :thumb

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  19. lost1

    lost1 Adventurer

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  20. Linzi

    Linzi Crazy Plott Lady

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    I got a 640!! :D

    (That's a helmet, people...and yes, I need to eat a sammitch.)

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