KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. EdGear

    EdGear Edventurer

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    I didn't ride a couple months because of foot surgery but have ridden a couple times about a week or two apart. No sense of loss of clutch those times or I did not notice.

    The slave cylinder looked ok except for some discolorations, freckles. Look like metal coating imperfections not wear or o-ring material. O-ring looked fine through a magnifying glass. Probably the o-ring dried up too much while idle and fluid leaked into engine case then first use could have pinched or twisted the o-ring losing the rest of the fluid.

    Ordered the Slave cylinder kit already, will get a countershaft o-ring or two for spares.

    Thanks,
    Ed
  2. Alik

    Alik viertaKTMotor *****

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    A propos slave cylinder…

    Here is a official mounting procedure described by Tseta in this post.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12623376&postcount=31

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    1. Mount the slave cylinder with the new clutch release gasket
    (KTM part no 586.32.065.000).
    2. We recommend to moisten the slave cylinder fixing screws with medium liquid screw lock compound (Loctite 243), during all kinds of service on LC 4 engines.
    Important is to tighten the cylinder screws in the order – centre-bottom-top – with 8 Nm
    torque. After one minute tighten the screws in this order again.
    Finally, please bleed the clutch system very precise !
  3. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    ... and haven't had any of the problems ............. yet! Also, I've been tied up with other bikes recently - buying, repo'ing, fixing, selling, etc. Been taking mental notes and y'all are posting some really good dope. Thanks!
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Hey garfey, taking a little time off from Jenny's thread?:lol3
  5. sjeproductions

    sjeproductions Been here awhile

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    So far the hyde screen is doing well. It certainly helps with air flow, taking a lot of stress off the arms and chest at highway speeds and doesn't seem to cause too much deflection to the OEM fairing on or off-road. I've also found the backside of the screen is a handy place to write notes with a dry-erase marker, when it's late in the day and your brain isn't firing on all cylinders or even one. :rofl

    Daryl, thanks for the 411 on the mounting points, I'll keep an eye on them.
  6. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    Can you post any pics and were did you get the screen from.
    Tezza:D

  7. sjeproductions

    sjeproductions Been here awhile

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    This is available from Hyde Racing and comes as a clear shield. I had it covered in vinyl to make it blend better. Not a perfect match, but pretty close..

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  8. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    I've been running a Hyde Racing screen on my '07 for a couple of years now, and no issues.

    Works WAYYYYYY better than the laminar lip that was on the bike previously.
  9. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Yoop- You have any pics you could share with us?

    I've got a laminar lip and have tried mounted it high, mounted it low, changed the angle up high, changed the angle down low, tweaked with the amount of spacing off of the mask and after all of the fiddling with the damed thing, I'd still give it a bout a 6 outta 10 in terms of effectiveness.

    The Hyde looks good but it looks pretty tall to be mounted on the mask without a considerable amount of deflection and flopping hither and yon at speed. Did you do any sort of bracing on the backside of the mask to stiffen it up once you mounted the Hyde on the bike?

    On a previous 640A I mounted a 3 hole Ztechnik windscreen meant for the 650 Dakar bikes. The screen was tall, but it was quiet and calm behind it at speed-but man, did that thing flop around and deflect at speed!

    To stop the flop/deflection I did weld up a mask brace when I had the Ztechnik screen and attached it using the same mounts used by the roadbook holder. The brace completely stopped the flop.

    Dirty
  10. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    I have never noticed any deflection of the wind shield or the cowling its mounted to. I don't ride super fast, but have had the bike up to around 75 with no issues.

    It has now survived two years of abuse in the woods without any issues.

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  11. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Thanks for sharing the pic.

    Looks good.

    Dirty
  12. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Damn........you make that bike look tiny!!

    Cheers
  13. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    Ya' should have seen me on my DRZ I had before.....

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  14. G-Funk

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

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    Looks great ..... It's a shame they don't make them for earlier 640s. I've got a 2000, and I just can't see how this would work. I think I have to go with the one the guy in Germany makes .....

    G.
  15. erdsh

    erdsh KTM 640 Adventure

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  16. erdsh

    erdsh KTM 640 Adventure

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    I had the chance of riding the new Husaberg 300TE. I'm in love. It is so powerfull and so light. you can jump from every stone you find.

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  17. jonny cash

    jonny cash LEGEND

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    hello all, i just picked up an 07 640 adv, i have a lot of reading to do here. i just serviced it up and did a valve adjust. i have put 500 miles on so far and i am liking it. i posted an ad in the flea market, but the bike came witha low renazco, and would like to trade for the tall renazco. if anyone here is interested in some swapping let me know.
  18. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Jonny......If you just want to sell the low seat, I would be interested.

    Cheers
  19. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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    Had a chance to try it also....wonderfull bike!

    M.
  20. jonny cash

    jonny cash LEGEND

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    if i can't make a swap, will do.