KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. rob748

    rob748 resident alien !!!!

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    i use the two tyre iron wrenches from motion pro in 32 and 27
  2. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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  3. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    This is in my toolkit, and clamps tighter than sh**. Better than the bendy stock tools, but the motion pro tire tools are great as they are two in one. I have this wrench and two skinny little regular Motion pro levers.

    Knipex. You can get them online, or your friendly Snap On truck.

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  4. darenb68

    darenb68 Adventurer

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    I kinda like those, and no teeth so they wont chew the crap out of the nut.
  5. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    They are used heavily in aviation maintenance. They use them for large air, hydraulic and fuel couplings. They are a cam design, so they hold very tight, and I have never even felt then come close to losing grip or rounding corners. Do not think of these as or similar in any way to channel locks, other than range of adjustability. They came highly recommended by the engineers where I work. I bet there isn't a day that goes by that they don't use them.
  6. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    good idea, gotta look at them in shop
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    thanks for that tip, I wonder who might carry them in NL as we don't have Snap On?
  8. darenb68

    darenb68 Adventurer

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    Just ordered a pair
  9. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Can you order from Amazon up there? They have a pretty good price on them.

    Drooling over the whole Knipex catalog yesteday, I've actually always thought I should get some knipex alligator pliers, these plier wrenches weren't on my radar.
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    you talking like Amazon books?
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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  12. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Man, Amazon CA has high prices! same pliers are around $50 US. Here's another place I like for tools, not sure about shipping to canada:
    http://store.harryepstein.com/c/KNIPEXPLIERS.html
    They say they ship all over the world, their price is as good as anyone's.
  13. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    I was just going to say the same thing...$122 CDN+shipping!!! :eek1




  14. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    $48.49 + $10 shipping to Canada on ebay, better hurry, he only has 77 left...
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Where, pray tell?
  16. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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  17. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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  18. CanadianViking

    CanadianViking Adventurer

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    winter here so no time for riding, but its good time to wrench and farkle.

    I finally got the KTM panniers, pricey but should do the job:

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    Next up will be the high fender kit, some engine crash bars and a tourtech GPS mount.
  19. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Been here awhile

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    I envy the neatness of your workshop!:bow
  20. 47cj2a

    47cj2a Been here awhile

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    New here,

    About 3 weeks ago i bought an '03 and then promptly left for china 4 days later. So i have put ~30 miles so far. Apperently these things vibrate bad but I bet its not as bad as a BSA or a XTZ 750.

    This is how I bought it.
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    Apperently the tank is cracked but it was fixed. I would like to buy a new/used one. Do fork seals, fix a few other issues and head south this winter.