KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. Alik

    Alik viertaKTMotor *****

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    Congratulations! But why 2 fenders :> ;)
  2. hAjPR

    hAjPR Adventurer

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    Well, don't ask me ... :) But the good thing is that I can which one to use...right?
  3. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    My 2001 640 arrived today

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    Needs a bit of love and attention but the price was right !
  4. Tutaki

    Tutaki Warburton Hillbilly

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    Howdy I was changing the oil in my 2006 640 adv dropped the oil in the frame, the drain bolt which is got to when the spin off oil filter is removed. No probes oil came out. When it came to screwing the bolt back in. There was nothing to screw it to. I am very sure nothing fell out when I undid it. Nothing on the floor. I cheeked the oil I changed nothing there. I have looked in the parts manual there isn't any insert or bush. Dose anyone know what that bolt screwed to?
  5. Rock Rover

    Rock Rover n00b

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    Thanks to all the contributors who have added their knowledge and experience to this thread. Have been lurking for quite a while and am glad to see that it is still running well. Bought my 2005 640 Adv in 2008, in as new condition, with less than 3,500km on the clock. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Have ridden on many off-road adventures and tours around the local hinterland of outback Queensland, Australia. Recently, with a change of work location, I have had to transform my ride back into a commuter. It is appreciated how this thread has morphed into a more considered approach to the KTM’s setup and maintenance.<o:p></o:p>
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    Many suggestions that have been raised on this site have found their way onto my bike.<o:p></o:p>
    þ SW-MOTECH Sidestand – Norrus, Townsville, Qld<o:p></o:p>
    þ Front Guard - 950 Adv High Fender Kit – Wayne Leonards, Cairns, Qld<o:p></o:p>
    þ Sheep skin seat cover – Wooly Fleeece, Cairns, Qld<o:p></o:p>
    þ Hepco & Becker Crash bar/ Tank protector – Motorrad Garage, WA<o:p></o:p>
    þ Soft Rack – Dalby Moto, Qld<o:p></o:p>
    þ Andy Strapz Expedition Pannierz – Dalby Moto, Qld<o:p></o:p>
    þ Headlight Guard – Touratech, Vic<o:p></o:p>
    þ Carburettor jetting recommendations – Ross @ Dalby Moto
    Ÿ 155 Main (152·5 Std.)<o:p></o:p>
    Ÿ 45 Pilot (45 Std.)<o:p></o:p>
    Ÿ Lean needle down - 2nd circlip groove down from top (3rd Std.)<o:p></o:p>
    Ÿ Enrich mixture - open mixture screw ¾ turn to about 2½-2¾ turns (2¼ Std.)
    Look forward to reading more maintenance tips and lavish modifications.<o:p></o:p>
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    <o:p>Cheers Rock </o:p>
  6. tdreyer

    tdreyer KTiM

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    Are you sure you're trying to put the right bolt back in there? Unless the threads came out when you pulled it I can't imagine what happened. That would usually only happen with aluminum or magnesium though.
  7. BLINKER 152

    BLINKER 152 mudlover

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  8. Rad

    Rad Just me

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    Yup, sold my 640. The poor girl was just sit'n in my garage not getting used. The only dirt worth riding is 200-400 miles away, I got tired of the trips and decided to give up dirt bikes.

    I did have lots of fun with her and she will be missed.
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    Enjoy your 640's, I sure did.

    rad
  9. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Under the filter, there should be 3 holes, oil in, oil out, one of which the filter attaches and the one that is there for your screw which I think is the smallest. I did the same thing.
  10. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Like mgorman says............the hole you want to insert the bolt into is in approximately the 8 o'clock position, if you are sitting on the bike.
    Worst case is the threads are stripped out, then you will need to HeliCoil the hole.
    That bolt has a very low torque spec (can't remember right now)........so check your manual for the tightening torque.

    Cheers
  11. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    No way you stripped it, get a strong light and lay down, look up.
    It is odd.

    The bolt carries no washer and is an Allen head if i remember correctly.

    Start it with your fingers, then snug it.

    Fill the new filter with oil and tighten it in place.

    I hate the little one even worse.
    bill
  12. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    sweeet ride! welcome on board neighbour :evil
  13. givver

    givver n00b

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    Hello ladies and gents.
    I've been lurking on this thread for a while popping in and out trying to make a decision on which bike to purchase. And three days ago I picked up a 2007 640 adv. ( my thanks to creeper's list of things to look for, and meat popsicle's advice on thread "search" options ) The first open question I have is...Does anyone know where to find the LC4 manual that I've seen ppl referring to. I cant seem to find one online to either purchase or D/L. And if I have been staring at one this entire time (on this site) I'll apologise in advance. Nice kid, not to smrt
    And when i figure how to post a pic I'll send it along aswell
    Cheers
  14. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Givver, welcome to the neighbourhood.
    You mean the LC4 engine's manual specifically, or the Owner's Manual? I can help with the last one.
    Cheers!

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  15. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Hi mates.
    Last month I have said goodbye to my mighty 640ADV 2006, and traded her for a 990.

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    Although I think i'm going to be happy with the new bike, it was not easy to say so long to the bike which introduced and took me into and through the long distance DualSport riding.
    Since the very first day, she was gentle, tough and proud. She showed character, and was always strongly present the dirt soul of her... and I loved it. Unfortunately, I can't afford 2 bikes in the stable and I couldn't refuse a great offer for the 640.

    Many many great rides, five years and 50.000Kms later, I let her go with a smile on her face.

    Other aspect of this story is how I feel about the "KTM LC4 (640) Thread Index" and "KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please..." threads.
    You guys have made me feel part of this community in an awesome way since the very begining. As I have said once or twice before along these years, It's still hard to believe how great is the general help will and the kindness of you inmates as a group. It's like meet you riding here or there... that's the spirit, that's what it's all about. Some of you may think "ok, big deal..." but the way this world is evolving... what you find here is just not usual anymore.

    So... thank you guys for all your rider's friendship and help, and if I'm allowed to, I will keep myself lurking around just to see what's going on with you, your bikes and your trips. Not having a 640 anymore doesn't mean I can't go to the coffeshop to meet you anyway, does it? :D

    Cheers!

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  16. givver

    givver n00b

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    Well I want to strip 'er down a little and clean the air box and filter as well as take a look at the carb bc she is draining a little and just wanted a little "flip to" refferance. And thanks for the welcome by the way..
  17. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ktm-tech/ktm-lc4-workshop-manual-98-a-35025

    Giver, You should have received the owners manual and two parts books, one for the chassis and one for the engine. The owners manual is contained(I think) in the pdf above but not the parts books.

    Go back to who you purchased the machine from and DEMAND the tool kit, parts books and owners manual. It's OK to be extreme in cases like this if you and your needs were not respected.
    bill
  18. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Another jumps ship, at least you bought something that is becoming obsolete like the 640... I'm still waiting for a better ride to come along that suits my purpose... 2013 puts the 640 6 yrs into obsolescence and still nothing better has come along...

    Why the bigger bike{990}, do you plan on 2 up travel or just like horsepower?

    Will miss your input around here, maybe the new owner will take your place in Thumpers...
  19. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Gunner, hi !
    I was quite in the same status: in my case want an upgrade around 800cc, but nothing I really like there.

    It's a fact the gap created by the 640 production stop. KTM doesn't show still today a single intention of covering it.
    The 690 do part of the road, if you take it as a project, but the real thing in my opinion is that 800cc is the intermediate segment and KTM has no bike there, not even a published plan as far as I know.
    And it's even worst: KTM has enlarged the gap announcing the 1190 which I asume defines an end for the 990 in the near future.

    I have ridden the BMW F800GS, and although it's not a bad bike I have to say it's not exaclty what I would like for me.

    Given all these points, the natural step for me was the 950/990, and suddenly I was offered to sell the 640 for big money. I think must there not more than 5 KTM 640 Adv in Argentina (lots of BMW 650 though... crazy snob people) and fortune brought me "the" buyer.

    About your question: I do like horsepower and love the way a big monster like these 950/990 behaves offroad, but I have to recognize that it's quite too much for my use. The 640 never said "no" to anything I wanted her to do, only in windy trips with side cases, or above 3.000masl (9.800feet asl), she did it slower :cry, but that's it.

    Bottom line: nothing in between + once in a lifetime offer = KTM 990 Adv S :D

    Thanks for your words mate.

    .
  20. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Does anyone have a set of Kouba Links floating around??