KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. SFAdventurer

    SFAdventurer n00b

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    I converted a SXC awhile back and then later picked up a complete 640 ADV. I still have an extra silver tank, silver front/mask,and headlight bracket if you're interested. Also, I fashioned an interesting substitute bracket for the headstock tabs that support the headlight bracket that worked brilliantly The ADV headstock has welded tabs for that purpose which the SXC doesn't. I've been holding on to a 2nd set of headlights which I may let go as well.

    Here's the '03 SXC convert

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    Here's my '02 640 ADV

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  2. SFAdventurer

    SFAdventurer n00b

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    Oh and the '03 SXC now lives like this.

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    and like this when I'm attempting to blow it up :D

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  3. TripleThreat719

    TripleThreat719 Track Addict ADV Wannabe

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    SFAdventurer,

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  4. SFAdventurer

    SFAdventurer n00b

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    When I was researching the difference between the '03 660 Factory Replica Supermoto and my SXC, I saw that the crank bearings were different to fit different journal shafts on each side of the crank of the SXC. I assumed the differences had something to do with a different magneto to support the lights. Maybe it just takes sourcing a different bearing for the right side journal shaft that will also fit the right crankcase halve properly?
  5. SFAdventurer

    SFAdventurer n00b

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    Thanks TripleThreat......I went to school and learned how to post pics here. All corrected. :clap
  6. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Awesome! :clap PM sent.
  7. ScramblerTom

    ScramblerTom Been here awhile

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    I just installed HID lights on my 2005 640 adv and went I went to test them I could not get the key into ignition - it s cold here -10 C, but it does not feel iced up, it feels like it is trying to lock me out - if that makes sense. The key has been sticky before, but now it goes in 1/4 inch and just hits something hard and not moving. Do these locks have some safety feature that locks you out if they detect something fishy??? I shot a little antifreeze into the lock but nothing. I was pushing really hard and gettingpretty pssed but quit before I really fooked it up.:baldy
  8. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve Long timer

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  9. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve Long timer

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    Interesting, yes you're right the rally uses the same bearings on both sides. Could be as 'simple' as sourcing the right bearing to do the job, or just using the the 640 bearings.

    The rallye and 640/625 appears to use the same flywheel and stator even though it has a completely different ignition system.

    Have no doubts that fitting the crank in is possible, but I've put it into the too hard/expensive basket.
  10. Falcon Rust

    Falcon Rust Adventurer

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    Hi, on my 2006 i've noticed the kickstart is getting stiff and not as easy to kickstart, also, at times, it get stuck at the bottom of the stroke?

    anyone had a similar problem?

    thanks,
    FR
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You've fooked it now. So sell it to me, already. :clap
  12. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    How cold is it outside.

    When I try to kick start my 2001 under 30 degrees it too gets stuck and also gets very stiff.

    When it's really cold, it doesn't even engage. Stick a heater on her for 15 minutes to warm up the oil a bit.
  13. ScramblerTom

    ScramblerTom Been here awhile

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    what the hell MBD- you still looking for a REAL bike???

    owning a 640 adv is little like being a celebrity - all kinds of unwanted attention...

    that said I am really considering why I am holding onto the 640. The 400 is more fun in the dirt and for weekend rides thats what I am on. the xt600 is smother on the commute and just as just as cool (almost). The 640 is one of those bikes I find myself wondering why I need it - it is too high strung for commuting and too heavy for enduro-style riding. As much as I love it, I am tempted to admit I could get on fine without it. I can't believe I am saying this...
  14. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    It's a bit of an itch; usually goes away after a while.

    And I'd say owning one is not so much like being a celebrity. More like dating one. :lol3
  15. ScramblerTom

    ScramblerTom Been here awhile

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    I suppose you are right - you never really own a 640 - you just have a certain perscribed time as a companion to one - that said - why the f__ can't I get my key into the ignition:baldy
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Sometimes the tumblers just jam. Have you tried a little graphite lube?

    I seriously doubt the bike is reacting to your mod. It's a coincidence.
  17. TripleThreat719

    TripleThreat719 Track Addict ADV Wannabe

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    Looks great! Nice conversion...
  18. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    No safety feature...........treat them like a virgin.........it's too cold.....so lube it well and slip it in easy..........take your time............lube it well......get it excited..........and wet........tease it in!

    Old and experienced
  19. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Heck Drop, I just use the hair dryer on my girl.
    She loves it!!!!
    A little viiiibration doesn't hurt either


    bill
  20. Johnnyktm

    Johnnyktm Been here awhile

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    Hi! :D

    In 2008, while I was watching the BAJA ARAGON in Zaragoza (Spain), I took some pics of a Marc Coma Dakar Rally bike that Repsol was displaying, and I'm going to post a couple, just in case that you like them :evil

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    I have some other pics of this bike that I can also upload, if you wish :freaky