KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    I found mine cracked about 50K km back, took off the rads, cleaned up the area & stuck em back on with the stick welder with the bike laid over. They have cracked again I just noticed, so I'm going to fix at the next service - will gusset them up a bit too now I have a TIG. I think one of the LC4 regulars (Tseta? Laramie?) put up a few pics of strengthening up these mounts some time back.

    Bring yours up with some beer & we'll do both at once :evil

    Cheers
    Clint
  2. gjcarving

    gjcarving Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Sounds like ROX are the way to go. Also sounds like you didn't need a new decomp just a re-route which would be nice. Would you mind telling me more about the Protaper lower pegs and where I can get them? I have not come across these. Thank You!
  3. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    I'm looking for the full assembly, KLR's and other bikes have the full assemblies someone must make one for the lc4 bikes.


  4. gjcarving

    gjcarving Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the tips with the throttle cables. I am somewhat new to wrenching on bikes and can hopefully figure it all out. Again, sounds like ROX are the way to go. But, can't believe you use the Stenhouse combo with it also. I am hoping I don't have to deal with a longer de comp cable as hopefully I can reroute them. If not though, Hope I can find a place like you did. The dealer here sucks. Thanks again for all your help!
  5. gjcarving

    gjcarving Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info! I am thinking of going with just the ROX 2 inch, so hopefully won't need a new decomp cable. If so though, it sounds like the earlier model cables are longer? Again, thanks for the help. I have 2 months to fully set this bike up for me for the RMAR rides in CO.
  6. Gregidy

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  7. Gerst

    Gerst Been here awhile

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    If you need a longer decomp cable call motion pro, just tell them how much longer you want it and they'll make one to your spec, for a reasonable price.

    :freaky
  8. MrEndo

    MrEndo Been here awhile

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    I hope I'm not re-posting but Rekluse just made a bunch of old stuff which included LC4/640 clutches. I got one to put in my '02 Adv. Call them if you're interested or pm me if u want to save some $...
  9. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...Footpegs-Pro-Taper-2-3-Platform-Footpegs.aspx

    I'm not sure where the previous owner got the pegs. They are Protaper 2.3's. They have replaceble cleats that come in 3 different heights. Mine have the -5mm cleats I believe. I have no idea how that compares to the stock peg height though. They have a bit of an arched shape that is supposed make it easier to rock your foot when using the controls. Nice wide and deep platform that is very supportive. If I understand correctly, you have to get one of the mounting brackets and a 2nd long pin from a KTM 625 SXC to mount them or other aftermarket pegs.

    Here's a post from Creeper about mounting Fastway's on 2003 and earlier 640A. Includes part numbers.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2458067&postcount=7
  10. TripleThreat719

    TripleThreat719 Track Addict ADV Wannabe

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    Controversial Topic, I Know...

    Looking for some tire advice...

    Heading out to ride the UTBDR in June on my 2003 KTM 640 Adventure. I'll be riding for 9 days with a buddy and camping most nights. The bike will be loaded. It will be equipped with a Rekluse clutch by the time I leave on the trip.

    I currently have a set of Pirelli MT 90 Scorpions on the bike that replaced a set of Mefo Super Explorers.

    The Mefos wore like iron on the bike, but when I went to replace them I had purchased a Husqvarna TE 310, which I now use off road, so I decided a bit more tame of a tire would be the better option for the 640.

    However, now that I have this trip planned to Utah, I am wondering if I should opt for a more knobby-based tire for the trip...

    Thoughts? Recommendations?

    Any experience with the MT 90's in sandy terrain?
  11. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    Throw a Heidi K60 on the rear and a Kenda 270 on the front and call it good....I have a set for $200 plus shipping you can have that have less than 20 miles on them. Pulled them off my Rally Bike build or ride the tire you are familiar and comfortable on....why change.
  12. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    My favorite combo is either:

    Heidi K60 rear & Pirelli MT21 front for long trips (> 3000 kms)
    Dunlop D606 rear & Pirelli MT21 front for shorter (< 3000 kms).

    Most of my trips are 90% dirt / 10% made road.
  13. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    Top left
  14. GreyDawggg

    GreyDawggg Adventure seeker

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    Hi guys! I hope I'm not bringing up a topic that has already been addressed but here's my question:

    I am soon to replace my ignition cover sight glass for the 3rd time. I would just leave it with a little crack if I never had to take it to get licensed. Previously I bought 648 loctite which ktm recommends but this time I went to a local bearing shop and bought loctite 609. Loctite has stopped making 648 although they did have a giant big bottle of it for a pretty penny. I didn't feel like buying more than I need and letting it go off again so I went with the small bottle of 609 option.

    609 data suggests that it will tick all the boxes and will be suitable for this application but can't find any info on special purposes. I would be more pedantic if I was using it to fit main bearing in the engine casing.

    [​IMG]


    I just wanted to know if there are any gurus out there that can back me up or correct me if I've missed something?

    Thanks in advance.
  15. GreyDawggg

    GreyDawggg Adventure seeker

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  16. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Hello everyone

    I just bought a 2006 640 Adventure with 3,800 miles. HAving it shipped across the country, so i dont technically have it yet.

    Ive taken a look at the 640 thread index but im having a hard time wrapping my head around all the info.

    Case
  17. Toejam

    Toejam n00b

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    From an '03 R6 to an '07 640 Adventure. I like this orange koolaid.

    Cheers!
  18. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Welcome to the aslyum.

    You don't have to absorb all the knowledge here all at once.

    Start with the thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958

    Then these two threads to give your new bike the once over before riding:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181591

    and

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323136

    These bikes are well proven now, but have a few known issues (intake valve roller bearing) that a bit of money spent now will save you a lot of (expensive) grief later.

    And I think that nearly any problem you guys encounter has been encountered and solved by one of the experts on here.
  19. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Just to get you started out right, be sure to ask the PO to include all the manuals and the tools.

    If he doesn't include all the externals I'd ask for an immediate price reduction.
    The tools are excellent quality....

    The manuals should include the Owner's Manual,
    2 parts books(chassis and engine)
    2 suspension manuals for fork and rear shock.

    All the manuals are extremely handy and the tools have some special applications.

    Here's a link to the factory workshop manual

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


    Now you have the bible.
    Just buy some blue loctite and get your teeth fixed to prepare.

    Your fun factor is about to increase exponentially and we are all here to (try)to help.
    bill
  20. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    You may as well set up your dentists appointment now. If you don't have any loose fillings, you will soon.:deal