KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    The enduro that bobber was looking at might still be available since he went with a fly-n-ride beemer instead. Only problems sounds like getting a hold of the guy. Gave bobber a bit of a run-around.
  2. darenb68

    darenb68 Adventurer

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    I always find it funny that KLRs are being constantly bashed. I have an 08 that I bought new for $5k. Ive done 15k miles on her, about 10k of that off road; OBDR, Idaho and multiple dual sport weekends. The KLR is an unpretentious, cheap and reliable mule. I have abused the crap out of mine, fully loaded down without any issues. Its a keeper.
    I do however own an 06 KTM 640 Adv. This is no mule, this is the racehorse/mountain goat combo. Powerful, well balanced, well made, but vibey as all hell. So if its 75% offroad you are doing, with basically stretches on the slab that connect the trails, then go for it. But anything like some of my trips that are 2000 miles and maybe 500 of them on the trails, I would have to think twice about what bike to take.
  3. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I agree with Daren
  4. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I had replied to that same ad/guy but never heard back so I'm not holding my breath on it.
  5. Falcon Rust

    Falcon Rust Adventurer

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    Hi,
    A few days ago I was asking about my front axle not going back in. Today I need to ask about the front right disc (sitting on bike), rubbing the caliper mount. All spacers are in, brake pads are fine, not sure what else to do.

    Anyone had a similar issue?

    Thanks,
    Daniel
  6. retrorigger

    retrorigger Adventurer

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    Thought I'd say hello!

    I'm new to the ADV world but not new to motorbicycles!!

    Crossed the states on the 640 ADV(06) I bought in San Fran and 3 weeks later and much beer arrived in NJ! Anyway now its alive and well in Swindon! (Not quite the same ring eh)?! But anyway it's pretty standard apart from a Touratech Plate on the rack and nice seat. Any good websites for luggage/Engine bars n lights geatly apreciated.!

    :freaky

    Richie
  7. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Right fork leg floats on the axle. Loosen the axle clamps on the right fork and pull it away from the rotor.

    Best is to leave the right clamp loose, roll the front wheel perpendicular to a wall and pump the suspension a few time to help the clamp find its proper and parallel location on the axle. Once aligned tighten the right clamp.
  8. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Clean the axle and the axle clamp passages with a Scotch-brite pad or a dish washer pad.

    Your owners manual explains how to mount the front wheel.
    bill
  9. darenb68

    darenb68 Adventurer

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    Richie, you cant get any engine bars for these anymore, trust me Ive tried. Any website that tells you they can get the Hepco Becker bars will shortly thereafter tell you they cant because HB stopped selling them due to cracking. There is however a great vendor on this forum out of Australia that makes a Dakar style skidplate that holds tools and whatever else you want. Search RockHard Rally Gear
  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    +1. I use one of his bashplates and I have field tested the crash protection too. I still have my foot, so it works.:D

    Tip: I put some holes in the front of mine to aid airflow around the crankcases for those hot Aussie summer days, it made a big difference.

    Tip 2: If you have long feet, mention your boot sized when ordering, otherwise you might end up annoyed at scraping the back of the toolboxes with your boot all day long.

    They are good kit, and protect the fuel taps too.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    you can try to find SW Motech rally boxes too
  12. DiabolicalR1

    DiabolicalR1 Adventurer

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    anybody have a good suggestion on where to get wheel bearing kits (front & rear) for an '06?
  13. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Heard good things about the All Balls, KTM stuff is usually a good bet. The 2 can be very different in price!
  14. retrorigger

    retrorigger Adventurer

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    Thanks alot I'll look it up ;-) :D
  15. retrorigger

    retrorigger Adventurer

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    :1drinkSound good....although I didnt suffer any over heating at all on my 640 in death valley last september. Think it got to 43c!! Stupid heat!! It appreciated the oil change after mind!!

    Well I'm going to keep the orange beast so any clever bits of kit to keep it straight(ish) I'll be interested in!

    Cheers

    Richie
  16. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Out and about in the Wicklow mountains.

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  17. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    I like the road!!!!

    bill
  18. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Most of that area is like that. There's a great little area on route to it of sand and muck hills that is loads of fun to play around in.
  19. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Any bearing store should have (or be able to get quickly) the rear bearings for much cheaper than KTM. The numbers are in the parts manual. Fronts too for my bike, 05+ Adv's are different in the front so not sure on those.

    Cheers
    clint
  20. halotron

    halotron n00b

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    Holan.pl has 2 versions. I asked them a few days ago, and they said that both their Pro crashbar and the light crashbar fits a KTM 640 Adventure 2003.
    Anyone tried them? (I will order in a few days I think).