KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. Kieth

    Kieth Been here awhile

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  2. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    You could have found this easily in the LC4 Index thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156231
  3. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Ive been making Bash plates for the 640 Adv for about 4 1/2 years now and also made my self a 10L RHS tank, just got to get the last six bash plates out of the way and Im starting on the rear tanks Ive got 3 sets to make and then Ive got to do some for the DR 650.
    The RHS tank will end up about 13-14L and the LHS about 9-10L and all plumbed in to the main fuel line.

    The prototype 10L tank just about ready for a test run

    [​IMG]

    The tanks will as double as the pannier frames for the soft panniers.

    Out at CC on a two day 3000km test run and it works a treat :D

    [​IMG]

    Cheers Matt
  4. mxchamp

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  5. Nike68

    Nike68 Happyrider

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    3000km testrun on 2 days. wow You rock...:clap :clap :clap

    The tank and bashplate looks great by the way. The bashplate looks like it is The way the bike was made to look. DAKAR!!!
  6. G I Mavro

    G I Mavro Orange monster

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    Hey KT, you've made me think now. On a previous post i was talking about fuel cells that fit with the panniers fitted on the old goat. i looked @ Adamska & saw that there isn't exactly much space for mucking around between the existing mudguards/ subframe & the pannier carry racks, so i tought of what i was saying to Crow, that having that travelling distance potencial with that amount of gas onboard, you would naturally take your pans along with you and a top box, as just a top box won't be enough packing space, as you will need a couple of pirate masks to throw over old mr. Wolly, after a month or 2, among other things like some Johnny & a G-string & the like.

    So how difficult do you think would it be to manufactrure & mount something with the same volume of let's say a 10l jerry can to fit squarish over & onto the front, outside & bottom of the pan & have it fit with a bolt on system to mount & remove it in the same convinient fashion as the pan itself, with a simple plumbing system with valves to go to the tank. How did u connect the plumbing buy the way?

    Now looking @ your handy work on the pics supplied which is buy the way very nice, looks good plus the bash plate, i would think that you would be able to come up with something quite neet. i am myself trying to look for a couple of good quality plastic pannels & a plastic welder to try & put together some sort of a tank to fit onto my pan...

    I'll c what i can get done, but keep us posted on your projects, very nice!
  7. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Hey Matt interesting tank. Whats the weight of the RHS one and an idea on $$$? Cheers
  8. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    I dont know yet but once Ive made the finished product Ill let you know.

    Cheers Matt
  9. Mister KTM

    Mister KTM n00b

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    Hi everyone, please cna someone can help with pictures and info how to take of big vibration from my KTM LC4-97' Adventure, its very hard for hands and my :D
  10. Pitron

    Pitron n00b

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    What seat are you using? I think there are plenty of solutions for your behind, but i doubt that one will be found for your hands.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Renazco is on the top of my list for seat work, I hear filling your bar with lead shot or expanding foam can reduce hand vibes. I don't really notice it much myself.
    [​IMG]
  12. NitroAcres

    NitroAcres MotoBiggots Suck

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  13. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Although I haven't used these ones, I have had some success with bolting bar end weights onto my 640A.

    http://stenhouseracing.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_4&products_id=2

    Or there is a guy in Vendors, making big claims for his anti vibration solution.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447393

    A more expensive option may be to replace the piston with a Wossner, that also worked for me.

    David.
  14. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    I can tell you my 00 LC4E shook like an out of balance washing machine. :lol3
    Getting the jetting right really calmed it down. Still shakes just off idle and wants to walk across the shop floor sitting on the main stand. But I can live with that.

    Don't have what jets are in it. I took to my local guru with a spare BST40 if he needed it and he drilled the jets instead of buying new ones. :dunno
    Sure starts better and runs really well now.
  15. GreyDawggg

    GreyDawggg Adventure seeker

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    Hey David!

    How did your bike work out? Did they manage to save the cylinder head? Is it running again? I'll have my bike back together by next weekend, will be exciting to push the start button and see how things go.. Also keen to see how the wossner goes!

    Cheers

    Graeme
  16. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Hi GD,

    I've been told they managed to save the head (haven't got the bill yet :huh). Still waiting for the bits to get here from #$%#@#$% (cannot mention dealer due to KTM AUS :fyyff) from outside Australia (cannot mention due to KTM AUS :fyyff).


    Aus Post are doing their best to slow things down, but I should get the bits tomorrow. Then give them to the mechanic and wait a week.

    Hope everything goes great for you. I know from experience you will have a grin from ear to ear once your bike is back together.

    David.
  17. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    I love tales like these of corporations trying to stifle free flow of information for their own short term profit motives. The internet just blows it wide a apart.:evil
  18. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    At the KTM dealer right now and he thinks my LC4 is about to grenade.

    Somewhere long ago somebody mentioned a website that had LC4 engines for sale. Whole units no BS. Where would that website be?

    Looks like I won't be going to the MT 1000 after all.

    TIA

    Will also just put this on thumpers.
  19. motorjon68

    motorjon68 Been here awhile

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    I need some help. I've read the threads and maybe I'm on info overload. I need the bars higher. I've got 30mm risers that came with the bike. It's an '02. I still could use every bit I can. What's the highest rise I can get keeping the stock bars? I'd ideally like to keep the stock cables. thx, Jon
  20. Carl_Mega

    Carl_Mega Been here awhile

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    Why does he think that? Last time you wrote that were going to get the kick-start/shifter leak looked at... Whaddddhappened?

    Sorry my reply doesn't answer your question...