KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Nice bike indeed!

    That's an Akrapovic titanium header by the way, only works together with the (in Europe non road legal) matching muffler.
  2. erdsh

    erdsh KTM 640 Adventure

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  3. Duke78

    Duke78 Been here awhile

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    Bike looks the Biz' and a pictures:D I just collected my Spanish plate this week, only need to buy insurance:evil Can't wait to start exploring!!! Dirt tracks here i come!
    Class trip laufer:clap



  4. erdsh

    erdsh KTM 640 Adventure

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    I finally got the time to fix my tripmaster.
    I took it appart from the bike
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    Then I took the tripmaster appart
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    Got a new battery
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    and started welding the loos wires and the new battery
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    I used a new wire since I could not connect the battery as the original
    I also put shrink on the battery and wires
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    Put it all together
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    and it is working !!!!!!
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    Finally it is working!!!
  5. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    You have a new bike.

    Absolutely no miles on her!!!

    How much off is your speedometer? I too have a 2001 and it is off by a little over 20 mph. So GPS says 40mph, bike says 64 MPH.

    Any suggestions? My internal battery has just been replaced.

    Would like a vapor system but can't figure out how to mount one in the dash.
  6. G-Funk

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

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    Thanks for the pics and write up ...... I need to do the exact same thing to my IMO ........

    G.
  7. laufer

    laufer Adventurer

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    Hi DUke!!
    When you ready, send me a PM and i show you lots of tracks nearby BCN

    you can insure the adv in "linea Directa" for 90eur year, as a recreation offroad vehicle :)

    have fun
  8. Gerst

    Gerst Been here awhile

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    If I ever have to paint my bike this is my new color/graphics scheme! :clap


    Now go throw some dirt on her and post some more pics!
    Gerst ________



    Can someone tell me why the pic didn't show up? I used the quote button (post #6220) thanks.
  9. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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    Some pics from me:

    1. Pirelli MT21 after 1500km's of hard rocky terrain abuse

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    2. New Mitas C18 rear and C19 front

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    3. THE Bike.

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  10. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Nice work!!

    Cheers
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    that's some serious looking rubber, I'm curious to see how it wears
  12. warewolf

    warewolf Tyre critic

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    It's pretty rocky hereabouts, too. Try a Michelin T63, performs pretty much the same as the MT21 but doesn't chunk until it's 3/4 gone, so it grips a lot longer.
  13. GJRider

    GJRider Adventurer

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    Hey guys, I went to take off the windscreen and front plastics to access the radiator better, but I couldn't get the damn screws to come out. Is there a trick to unscrewing these phillips heads. The bikes a 99'. The things that should be the simplest piss you off the most:huh
  14. Gerst

    Gerst Been here awhile

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    Just a guess,

    Here's what you should have. Bracket attaches to the tank, bolt goes through the fairing and into the "spring clip nut" (my own term) which is on the bracket tab.

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    I'm guessing instead of the "spring clip nut" you've got a regular nut just spinning around.

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    If this is the case find someone with small hands to help you out.

    Hope this helps,
    Gerst
  15. GJRider

    GJRider Adventurer

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    Thanks Gerst, I'll have to take another look in the morning. I reached all over the inside of the fairing and couldn't feel anything in there.
    On another note, this is my first dirt bike, are the inside of the airboxes normally pretty dirty. This thing blew my mind. I've never had a bike were the air filter needed oiled though! When I took the side of the cover off there was a "pre-filter"? before the opening to the box. Is this normal? It looked like a green sos pad used for scrubbing dishes.
  16. warewolf

    warewolf Tyre critic

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    It's pretty rocky hereabouts, too. Try a Michelin T63, performs pretty much the same as the MT21 but doesn't chunk until it's 3/4 gone, so it grips a lot longer, and lasts longer because it doesn't get ripped to shreds.
  17. G-Funk

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

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    Greetings .....

    Do you have any write ups as to how you mounted that (Vapor, I'm assuming) tripmaster into your dash? Because if you do, I'd love to read it.

    Here's my dilemma:
    My old IMO's battery went, which yes, I can swap the battery out. Well I also scored I spare IMO, so my thought was to put the spare in, replace the battery in the one I took out (to have a spare), and Bob's your uncle ...

    Well I put the spare IMO in, and it as well, has a dead battery, but what's more, and I'm not sure if it's a calibration issue or what, but the speedo on the thing is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay off. I don't even know if you can calibrate them. Ex: When I'm doing 35 mph, the speedo reads 98 mph :lol3

    So, yes, I could swap the battery in the one I took out as I said, and then swap the battery in the one I put in, but now I'm thinking ...... Is there a better option?

    What would be the pros of going with a Vapor, or is it Viper, or an endurance tripmaster, like in the above pic v.s. just fixing the stock IMOs .....

    I mean, as it stands now, my odometer is hosed anyways and the bike reads 0 for mileage, so it doesn't matter what I put in.

    I'll also be posting this question in the 640 thread index as well .....

    Thoughts, opinions, suggestions everyone. :ear

    G.
  18. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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    It wears quickly..... :D

    A friend did the same trip on T63 and I agree they grip longer but I have had enough of DS tires, non of them last long and the grip they provide is most usually a compromise. I wont be going back from real FIM enduro tires as I'm ready to sacrifice all of the on road riding for a proper grip off road.

    @G-funk....no build thread but I can tell you what I did; my IMO died, not just battery but completely, as Touratech wanted 300€ to fix it I ordered a relatively cheap Electrosport unit for 60 something $. The surrounding plastic is from a 2003 model with a 12V outlet - fits right in. The mask for the space around the unit I made from 2mm aluminum and painted it black. The bracket inside is simple and fixes in place with two screws that hold both the bracket for the unit and the mask....

    If you would like I can take pics next time I tear into the bike.....

    Cheers!

    M.
  19. AppFan

    AppFan Been here awhile

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    Just took delivery of my 2001 640-E this morning. Got a lot of reading to do here and can't wait to get to know her better.

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  20. Topcontender

    Topcontender n00b

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    Hi Guys,

    I just purchased a 2002 KTM LC4 640. The bike appears to be in great shap and it runs well too. I have been going through the bike and managed to take the seat off and side panels. My questions is, there is a rectangular opening above the air filter (air box) and I found my CDI box sitting inside the air box. It has two holes to mount it and I have no idea as to where it mounts properly. Can anyone help me with this issue. I don't have a picture as I discovered it last night and left for work out of state for a few days.

    Also, is there a cover for that opening other than the bottom of the seat.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!!