KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    you are a bastard. i hate you :flip

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  2. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Can you believe it KurtW? Your first post and Loadedagain already hates you!... You're good! :thumb

    I will now pop in a shot of my bike against a lousy stinking white wall instead of deep in the Olympics... screw your Oregon coast pictures... You bastard! :boid

    Christ, I have got to remember to take the camera to someplace that will make Loadedagain hate me more than he does already. :cry

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  3. afgarcia2

    afgarcia2 woofkeeper

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    Many of the modifications listed on previous replies to your request are on my 2002 640 Adevnture. two i did not see are:

    (1) Scotts steering damper. Very expensive ($400.00+), and requires scary welding, but the bike is completely transformed by this modification. I had read about the advantages of steering dampers, but I was still very surprised at the magnitude of improvment. The 640 with the steering damper installed is much easier to keep on course, especially on very rocky and rutted downhills.

    (2) chain guide from some other KTM (see photo). I don't think this chain guide works on 2003 640 Adventures, because the swing arm on the '03 is different. My '02 came with a few brackets with holes near the stock "chain guide", and it turned out the part numbers below fit those holes and brackets perfectly. I don't know about non '02 Adventures, but the set up has worked perfectly on my 2002 for a several thousand miles. Total price for all parts was $44.76. The KTM part numbers are:
    50207070044 retaining plate
    54607066100 chain guide
    0015060553 HH collar screw
    0015060163 HH collar screw

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  4. kurtw

    kurtw Child of the Wind

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    I'm honored to get such a fine Advrider welcome. Thanks Loadedagain! :thumb
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  5. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    velcomenzie. :freaky being an advrider aint all roses, but we'd damn near kill to help each other out. :thumb
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  6. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Here is mine, 99 Adventure, as far as I know it is still pretty stock. I need to change the tires to some knobbies and re-jetting. I like it a lot though!!! :clap

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  7. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    afgarcia, Thanks for the part numbers, I've been wanting to install one for a while, but wasn't sure what parts could be drafted into service.

    When the " Dirt Bike Mag guys" ran the 625SXC at the 24 hours of Glen Helen, this was the one area (AFAIK) that gave them grief, as Scot Harden ended up throwing a chain. They happened to have a "vintage" guide off a KTM 550 they tossed on. :huh
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  8. gybeman

    gybeman Been here awhile

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    I got my 2002 new in the spring of 03. Other than a tank bag and some jetting changes its all stock. Here it is on its lunch break during a break-in dual sport ride. (on the right). I was the only one in the group without knobbies but it made it through even with some pretty sloppy mud sections. (and one slow mud tipover... damn i needed tires, but it only left a tiny scratch on the bottom wing of the fuel tank). New MT21's are going on this spring.
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  9. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    I've thought the same thing - just never had a chance to ride a stock 640. I went straight from a RSX620 to this bike, & the 640 feels very soft by comparison - even with the suspension mods. Not in a bad way though - this bike is designed for a different purpose than the 620 and it does it VERY well.

    These cases were purchased for the article you saw in Dirtbike. I guess the intention was to mount them & get some photos of the whole bike set up with luggage & all, but apparently the mounting racks arrived at the shop incomplete.

    I paid for the whole lot (bike, suspension/exhaust mods, luggage) when I bought the bike a little over three months ago, but have been jumping though hoops for the past few months trying to get the racks - the boxes have just been sitting in my garage.

    Weather permitting, I'll have a SERIOUS ride report on the use of the 640 itself, plus the luggage, etc... stay tuned... :evil
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  10. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    I've always had a soft spot in my head for the blue/orange color combo... in fact, that is the color of the soft spot in my head....

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  11. RallyKay

    RallyKay Adventurer

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    Nice thread. I guess that it wasn´t me that was refered too as the rally 660 guy!?

    My bike is an Adventure -01 with modified body work... No not quite, but a Factory Replica -01. It was driven in the Dakar of 2002 (and finished!).

    The mods so far is:
    *heated grips
    *comfort grips from Sommer
    *IMO 300
    *End of rear frame built in CrMo instead of Alu to take
    *one off rack
    *One off holder and connections for the Garmin V
    *Scott oiler where the emergency beacon used to be
    *Stealht sprocket from KTM

    It was also closely examined and serviced after i bought it an right now it is striped down for a new paint and piston/camchain (service-nothing broken).
    Eventually it vill get a Cam from the Factory Replica supermotard, but i haven´t desided yet.

    If some one can tell me how to insert a picture here i can show it to you all!

    Best too you all!

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  12. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    RallyKay, Very nice, that's has to be a lot of fun. (Big Pics, for a Big Bike. :huh ) We might just have to start a Rallye thread, with your bike and Cat0020's, It would be neat to see some detail pics of the bikes from different angles. I'd sure like to get "under the hood" so to speak, mind if I come over and disassemble yours, just so I can see what makes it tick. :evil

    Have you figured out all the functions of the IMO300R? Those are pretty nice kit. :thumb I thought those 660 Rallye already had a pretty strong camshaft profile in them? Thanks for sharing, and welcome to the ADVrider asylum. Cheers, Mack
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  13. Alchemist

    Alchemist Been here awhile

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    I've just bought an 04 Adventure, all Orange, low guard, twin disks etc. I'll try and post up some pics when I get a chance. Very nice :clap
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  14. Ziegfried

    Ziegfried Been here awhile

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    I`ve got an `03. No mods, I`m still enjoying the suspension compared to the Dakar and the `02 r1150gs that I had. I am planning to put on some big foot pegs, raise the handlebars but not much else. Of course, I expect that attitude to change after a short familiarisation period.
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  15. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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    Blue and orange ARE complementary colors you know. Maybe you are a latent artist :thumb
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  16. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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    Luc, I have a '99 also. I think we have one of the best looking iterations of the Adventure.

    Do you have any type of White Power suspension manual that came with your bike? I am trying to find out as much as I can before replacing fork springs.

    Thanks,

    Paolo
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  17. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    No, not you... but the bike is stunning! Very "factory" looking! Thanks for the image and specs :thumb


    You Aussie bastard you!:flip There are lots of folks in the US that are really pissed at KTM for not bringing in the '04 640 Adventure. We'll have to hear all about it when you have more time on it.
    What carb is installed? Please don't beat me up anymore by telling me it's a FCR :cry Congratulations! :thumb


    Oh yea, you can't leave 'em alone for long. Bet the jump from the BMW was a shocker!:yikes PM me if you need carb jetting & air box info:thumb

    Thanks guys for the posts and picture, especially the blue beauty! :clap

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  18. arunan

    arunan flourescent adventurer

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    my '99 adventure is almost totally stock (and i agree, the orange and blue ones are fun, if not as classy as the silver ones. but then i like bright colors-can ya tell??)

    the only things i've added were the dual star weld-on side stand (highly NOT recommended), and i run IRC gp 110 "trail" tires-cheap and grippy in the dirt. i also got a happy trails rack, which i like a lot, and a set of ortleib waterproof saddlebags from aerostitch-these rock! they're a bit of a pain to open and close compared to zippers, but after one decent rain (or snow, on this last trip) i was really glad to have them. they're also DUST-proof, which is a big plus in our line of riding...

    i tried EBC sintered metal rear pads, and they squaeked like crazy, and then the rear boiled over and blew a seal-any recommendations for rear pads?

    my stock seat is presently disintegrating-i'll need to re-cover it soon (i have a sheepskin pad, which i also love)

    i never wash my bike unless i have to do some maintenance. if i saw an adventure with no scratches and no dirt, i'd think that this is either a badass rider who never goes down and maintains his/her bike religiously, or a total poser...but never know which :evil

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  19. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Yep, I'm a latent somthing or other... My blue/orange combo is having blue grips and orange hand guards.

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  20. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Thats me, a badass anal retentive poser :evil

    You look ready for anything arunan. Have you actually used all that stuff, or did you just rob an REI? :lol3

    Creeper
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