KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    The R designation was on all the early Adventures, then got dropped at some point, probably 2003going when alot got changed. So it really doesn't mean anything.
  2. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Clint... 2 figures??? gosh... thanks! :lol3
    Hope Pumas can manage to loose by less than 20 or 30 points, that would be a great deal... if we have to loose, better do it with honor.
    Unfortunately, we couldn't accomplish last World Rugby Cup performance, at France, when we finished at 3rd position.

    M8? you lost me... you mean to upsize from 6mm to 8mm? I didn't hear about M8 before... sorry for my "noobness"! :eek1
  3. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    skibum69, is it possible that your silencer is mounted too much under the rear fender, more than the std position? mine is clearly far away from it, more outside, so the hot air don't touch it... just saying...
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    the first time it was pushed in when I went down on a little sand on pavement about 10' short of the space I needed:lol3 This time it was more an issue of some loose mounting bolts, the plate and fender were already toast so I didn't bother with more fixing before I got home. No biggie, just need to source another fender. Any ideas on where I might find one?
  5. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Getting a fender: I have read these days about an inmate who is selling a bike like ours, in pieces... check it out:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710212

    Hope you can get a deal...:wink:
  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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  7. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Yes, you can go to a 8mm x 1.25mm standard metric thread. Check that your rack's attachment point can easily be drilled out to take the 8mm bolt first.

    Cheers
    Clint
  8. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup
  9. John Macdonald

    John Macdonald Long timer

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    99 640 ADV, quite a few bits here and there - bike has 10k miles and it rips.
    I'm looking for a low beam unit, as I got a stone sent my way the other morning which broke the low beam lens.


    I'll list the farkle list some time soon.
  10. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    I haven't found a stock replacement for mine either. Rallylights.com are great people and sell Hella replacements, that should fit and improve the light output. Call them, they are very helpful!

    I made my own stone guards from computer fan guards, simple cheap, but I borrowed the idea from another inmate!
  11. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Hi!

    Is the Rally cam a direct raplacement for the standard cam in a high flow headed 2005 lc4 adventure, or are there any other things to consider?
  12. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Sumi-there's a thread about the rally cam install over on ktmtalk.com in the LC4 section.

    Yes, it fits. Moves the power a slight bit higher in the rev range.

    Dirty
  13. tinbasher

    tinbasher Adventurer

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    Hey just found this thread. Been out of town. Don't know if registrations still apply but what the heck. Yes I have one of the beasts. 2007 issue, bought new in Calgary. Been to Inuvik on it, worst seat in the world.

    Not many mods. Rewired headlights so I can run high and low beams at same time. VERY NICE. Put switch on low beam so it can be shut off when putting down fire roads at to low rpm to keep battery charging when running heated grips. Also makes starting easier with hot motor. More for amps for starter, better for it.

    Took bike to Ronin motorsports in sylvan lake Alberta had it dynoed. Big improvement. Can now get 60 miles per gallon at 50 to 60 mph. Big improvement from the 45 it got previously. More riding less stopping.

    Still searching for perfect tires. :slurp:slurp:slurp
  14. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Thank you sir!
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    we should talk, mine needs some TLC and a new lease on fuel economy:D
  16. Jawk

    Jawk Im lost again.

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    Hello LC4'ers

    Just picked my 05 adventure up...

    Much to learn I have.

    Read plenty I will.

    Cheers, talk soon, and I'll do pics when I learn how!

    Gary

    Beechworth, Victoria - Oz
  17. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    Gary welcome to the 640 A site :lol3.
    I am at Bright for a ride if needed .:ear
    Tezza.:D
  18. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    AS of today I am the proud owner of not 1 but 2 640 adv's
    I have a super clean 07 adv and a very nice 02 640 rallye
    I am still waiting on a new head gasket for my soon to be
    2002 660 Rallye.
    I will post a few pick this weekend!!
  19. Jawk

    Jawk Im lost again.

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    Hi Tezze, that aint no 640 in your avatar...
    You an ex 990adv (like me)?
    Definately interested in ride.
    I have a smaller KTM too for the tighter stuff.
    Cheers
  20. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    What was done to it, what are the new dyno figures?
    bill