KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Jen, if you're going to be riding off-road with your bike loaded up, I'd recommend using soft luggage. I use aluminum bags (Happy Trails) on my GS but that's because I use it for work and need to be able to lock the bags.

    For my 625 "Adventure", I'll be using soft bags. Trying to decide between Giant Loop and Wolfman and ?? at this point.
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Hi Jen, here's my setup using Ortlieb bags-100% waterproof and tested by yours truly for proof. I don't tend to do more than dirt roads loaded up and this has worked well for me for almost 20K of touring one and 2up.

    I wouldn't go Pelican for panniers due to weight but I like the lockable one for a top box. Usually it has my cooking stuff but I've travelled with my computer in there with good success-multiple drops, no breakage.

    The duffel holds tent and sleeping stuff, running 2up it rides on the top box.

    cozy but it works, helps if you like your passenger:lol3
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  3. Jimo368

    Jimo368 intrepid traveller

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    I've got the opportunity to purchase an 07 640 ADV that seems to be in great shape, but I havent seen it in person yet. Mileage unknown at this point but seems to be low. I have scoured this forum for all the info I can get but was wondering what kind of riding experience it will be. I have had a few dual sports over the years and one was a KLR. I found it to be a very crude and cobbled together imitation of a bike with an engine better suited for tilling the garden. The DT 200 I had before that was a cracker of a bike though. How is the 640 for vibes, basic maintanence and overall reliability? Almost all of my many bikes have spoiled me with turn-key japanese reliability. What about touring range and fuel consumption while we're at it? Thanks guys.
  4. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Maybe Kriega's?
  5. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    The bike will vibrate a lot. You will know quickly if you have any loose fillings.
  6. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Would you mod a rack to work with the wolfman dry bags?
  7. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Wolfman sell a kit (4 D-rings with velcro) which allows you to mount the bags securely. It works well on my racks.
  8. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    The KTM 640a is the Superbowl of dualsports.

    Not everyone gets a ring.
    It's a detuned and reconstituted PD racer clone.

    There will be blood.
    Go for it if you dare.
    45 mpg.
    7.5 gallons.

    Nothing else quite like it.
    bill
  9. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    The reason the hard bags are sized differently is to equalize the drag side to side. Are you running the stock muffler?
    That matters because the various comp mufflers create an ugly space. They are smaller.
    bill
  10. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    This thread has some good info:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286747
  11. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    I love Kreiga stuff, I just don't like their soft panier options.

    The 60's are just massive and might as well be hard cases with their solid mounting plates. The 30 is too small (I think). I'm leaning toward a Giant Loop at this point combined with the Pelican tail case I already have mounted. We'll see.... :norton
  12. bikesurf

    bikesurf n00b

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. I've checked out Kriega, but don't really care for the 4 bag design, although they do make awesome bags. I do have an aftermarket exhaust, so there is that funky space, but it doesn't bug me. I'm leaning toward the Wolfman Expedition Dry bags with possibly the RotoPax fuel system if it will fit the stock rack. Thanks for the help!

    -Jen:D
  13. Hurley959

    Hurley959 Adventurer

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    Are there any options for crash bars these days? I can't seem to find anyone selling them.
  14. Gregidy

    Gregidy tallabanian

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    I'm selling this rack works great with soft bags. it gives you somewhere to tie down soft luggage so there is no piant damage or worry of shifting or damage

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    my add is in the fleemarket link in signatureVVV
  15. Jimo368

    Jimo368 intrepid traveller

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    Thanks Bill. I should know by this weekend
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    My ProMoto Billet rack works great, you can check the evolution of my farkling here: farkling

    Oh, and where do you surf?
  17. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Fixed link for you.
  18. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Why thank you sir-you find any 640's to buy yet?
  19. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    There aren't many around here. Not looking very hard though. My DR is keeping me happy for now.
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    it's a great machine for the $$ for sure