KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. mpgmr

    mpgmr Utard

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    Greetings!
    Just purchased a 2002 KTM 640 Adv in what seems to be stock trim. Has about 6,800 miles. Appears to be in very good shape. I also have a DRZ400S with nearly all the mods, including a 440 kit, carb, slip-on, etc. etc. Rode the DRZ in the Mex2Can ride last year. Bought the 640 for Alaska in 2010, Eastern TAT (2009), and maybe CDT. The 640 needs more zip so I'm reading AdvRider for advice. Thank you all for posting same!
  2. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    I'm seriously thinking about to trade my 640Adv for a Goldwing ... anyone interested? :wink:
    Ok, here goes my own serious note, B-Rod: I would never think about mounting a tall windshield on my XR400R enduro bike, but ... the 640Adv is my dualsporter ... and this is like every issue related to the on-road/off-road dilema ... My real scenario has an unavoidable on-road component, and hundreds of kms at high speed, many times with windy weather ... Yes, I declined I bit of my off-road spirit for a little comfort sake !!! :lol3

    I understand your feeling, I really do. But in a few months I will be riding a 10.000kms round to Machu Pichu, and that's a lot of kms per day. Please forgive my windshield sin, please! :D
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  3. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    pics, pics, pics :clap
  4. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    G-Funk,
    No, I don't have the necessary time and tools. I was wandering around for a while, looking other bikes windshields in order to find one it goes with my bike line, and I think this one made it.
    I imagined it must be not too wide and tall, so the stock windshield's orange can be still slightly visible, in order to maintain the bike's high front aspect.
    It's a GS650 aftermarket one.
    Glad you like it :wink:
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  5. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Machu Pichu. . . boring. I'll stick to the bald-ass prairies. We have houses around here that are 100 years old!

























    . . . . . . take me with you. I'm just giving you guff. Don't take anything I say personally. The shield is nice. It actually looks like it was made for it.
  6. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Now it looks like this. I like it more in black.

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    Later I will post mounting points pics and the road test results ...
    It's very sleepy down here right now :D
    C u mates.
  7. riverside

    riverside Been here awhile

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    Glad to see the bike is done wrk2surf. Congrats!!!


    Michael
  8. riverside

    riverside Been here awhile

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    I ended up with the original tall fairing Faroli had for sale. It is OK but is what I'd call racer quality. A bit rough on molding and wont' accept the stock dash. If anyone is looking for one PM me. I'll be posting in the for sale forum soon. i wished I had asked more questions about it before I bought as I expected it to hold stock instruments and signals. I didn't look at the pics close enough obviously. I need the street version the past posts have described. I may be molding my own.


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  9. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    I would agree that it is, as you say, racer quality, but I fit it up, and it fits my dash nicely. I don't have it on now, but I'm going to install it at some point and give it a proper chance before put any work into it. You got the one I was hoping to get, so I bought the well used one.

    I only have it held on loosely for the pictures, but mine actually fits the dash better than I initially thought.

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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    no, no, no! The black just won't work, it will have to go. It interrupts the lines of the bike. The clear was much better.:razor

    Seriously, I did like the clear better. :D
  11. G-Funk

    G-Funk That ... Umm ..... "Dude"

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    You know what's funny ???? When I was looking at the shield on your bike, at home, over a cold one - the thought hit me .....

    Wow that shield looks an awful lot like the shield I had on my 2000 F650. :lol3

    As for the lines, and how you mounted it, etc ..... I think it looks great! My 620 that I'm picking up this weekend though has the bolt on upper shield.

    I will be searching to see if there's a taller "bolt on" aftermarket shield if for some reason I get buffeted on the bike.

    I didn't have to change out or mod the stock shield on my 990adv - and I think it's due to me only being 5'10

    Anyhow - again, it looks great. :beer

    G.
  12. everiman

    everiman everiman

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    Only mods are motech quick racks and motech sidestand

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  13. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl you are sooo funny. I never thought anything but taking it as a joke (what are jokes for, other than for telling trues in a smooth way ... :D ).

    Machu Pichu: EASY -> take a flight to Santiago de Chile, rent a KTM 990 or 640Adv at South Pacific Cross (same people from KTM Chile), cross Los Andes to my neighbourhood, and let's go!!! (Ruta 40 -Arg-, Bolivia, PerĂº, and back to the south along Chile -Atacama Desert, etc-). You leave at Santiago whatever will be of your bike (:D) and I can help you with your lugagge at the airport !!!
    You can not say nobody told you .... :evil

    For the moment, is a solo ride :1drink.
  14. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    You should told me this before ... you are just like an old girlfriend i had :lol3
  15. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    You asked the windshield "do we know each other???"

    I'm 6'1, that's why I looked for some shelter. Anyway, I rode a few times a 990, a 990s and a 950, and I felt more sheltered than in my 640Adv (stock wshield).
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    probably better looking though:razor
  17. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    then you can also come to Machu Pichu ... :evil
  18. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I hear it's a beautiful place? How far is that from Patagonia?:ricky
  19. G-Funk

    G-Funk That ... Umm ..... "Dude"

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    2 days and counting ........ :evil :beer

    Hey! Anyone know what the total length of a 640 is. Wheelbase stated is 59.2 inches - which basically is 6ft.

    Reason I ask - is because I'm thinking of just loading the bike up in my pickup - which is a quad cab dodge datoka - and my bed length with the tailgate down is 7ft 6 inches .....

    I guess I could just go out and measure my 990 .......

    Anyhow if anyone knows off the top of their head and wants to chime in, sweet ...... :D

    G.
  20. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    G,
    Mine is 2.14 mts (7.02 feet) straight, and 2.08 mts (6.82 feet) with the handle-bar full turned. It seems like you won't need to change your Dakota ... :lol3

    What I don't know is if Austrians had changed the lenght through the years (I don't think so).

    I hope this helps.