KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    Thanks for replies everybody!
    It's very cool to have a support like this!!!
    Anyway, I cover this 30 km (extremely windy!!!) to fuel stop: battery didn't recover. I decided to check the battery connection once again and here is the thing - even 10 minutes after the stop regulator was pretty warm (don't forget it's north and the temperature outside is around 10-12 degrees Celsius now). Also the sound, in my first post I said wrong: it's not clicking, it's more like doorbell ringing very fast and going exactly from regulator...


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  2. Whec716

    Whec716 Been here awhile

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    Where do folks like to pickup 640 adventure supplies in the USA?
  3. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Munn Racing in Waco.

    If you own KTM's and plan on owning KTM's it's well worth your while to become a lifetime member of KTMtalk.com

    Dirty
  4. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Bigboy,
    I think it is possible you have a worn wire rubbing on the frame and draining your new battery.

    That happened to me and when I checked everything I found several worn wires. I would remove the tank, seat, faring and side panels and carefuly check everything. I would remove allthe fuses up at the headlight and try to start the motorcycle with the battery charged.
    If it won't start replace the fuse that enables it to start.

    Be sure to tighten your battery connections.

    With the engine running you should make 13.5-14.0 V at the battery if the alternator and regulator is working correctly.

    A fully charged battery usually stays around 12.5-13.0 V.

    If you don't understand I would find a DC electrician at a motorcycle or automobile garage with a meter and knowledge.

    For Finland I think you have hope,in Russia I am not sure.I traveled there on my KTMand finding a good motorcycle shop was almost impossible. Oh now I se maybe you speak Russian???

    bill
  5. supercoyote

    supercoyote Adventurer

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    I have a question for the collective: recently I did routine maintenance on my bike including air filter cleaning, oil change yadda yadda yadda and dialed the carb in using Creeps method along with a stenhouse mixture screw. So I was happy and riding like a maniac for a couple days, zero problems. On friday I was riding on the way back from work and the rev's started to hang a bit, would sit closer to 2k rpms at idle sometimes even 3k and the idle speed adjustment stopped affecting the idle at all. Now I just got back from the weekend, tried to fire her up and even with the idle turned all the way up it needs more throttle to actually run. It revs just fine while it's running, but it seems like the bike needs the throttle to be cracked beyond what the idle screw can afford. Along with that, the choke doesn't affect it negatively whether it's on or off. I tried the old "tap the carb" to check for a stuck float, to no avail.

    Nothing had changed maintenance-wise between running like a top 2 days before, hanging idles and finally not idling at all. What could have caused a slow decline in rideability? . Why would I need so much throttle to run? Why can't KTM make another thumper adventure? :huh
  6. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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  7. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Check your throttle & choke cables are routed ok & moving freely. I had the inline adjuster on the choke cable vibrate loose once which caused some funky running like that.

    Cheers
    Clint
  8. supercoyote

    supercoyote Adventurer

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    The throttle turned out to be the problem, the throttle idle screw turned out to be waaaay out between running with a dirty/freshly oiled filter and the dry one.
  9. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    Anybody happen to have a BST 40 47.5 idling jet?
  10. mattadv93

    mattadv93 Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    So im thinking about getting a 04 ktm 640 enduro that has 55648k's (34578mi). He's asking $5500aud for it, Is he dreaming or does it sound about right? Also it comes with a 27lt safari tank along with the 18lt and 12lt factory tanks and has the seat to suit them tanks.
    Cheers,
    Matt
  11. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Thats getting up on kms,if you got your heart set on a lc4 something else may turn up for around those dollars with less kms,gather you from oz with the km/aud $conversion,ditto with looking at some other brands for touring/trailriding etc.....see a few very well set up dr400s/wrs etc etc from time to time on bikepoint,its a buyers market go out and maybe testride.
  12. Dirty3

    Dirty3 Just add sauce

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    Heelo all,

    I am looking to buy a 2005 640A. It looks in an honest state(i.e. has been looked after ok). I noticed it hasn't got the switch for the different fuel grades and has a centre stand but no side stand.
    Q1. Did this year come with the switch for alternate quality fuels? It has a hole on the left hand side of instrument panel but no switch. If they did have one, is it an easy job to refit, presuming the wiring is there i see no problem why not but yet to find it.

    Q2. Can you have both centre stand and side stand?

    Cheers,
    Neil.
  13. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Q1. No switch, but a wire down near RHS side plate. It's a brown wire. Easy enough to wire a switch in.

    Q2. Not using KTM OEM parts. SW-Motech make a side stand that works with the centre stand.
  14. Dirty3

    Dirty3 Just add sauce

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    Hey David,

    Awesome, thanks for the response.
    Hopefully the deal comes off. I've been looking for one of these for some time. Took bike for a ride today and felt great for a big bike (not used to them), was easy to ride since not riding since January (no bike).
    Thanks for the info.
    Cheers,
    Neil.
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I've done both on mine, works a treat.
    top middle switch is my octane switch, way easier placement than under the side panel.
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  16. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Gentlemen...I've just made the jump back to KTM from a short and trouble filled stint with an XR/L. I'll be putting an 04 625 SXC in my garage hopefully by the end of next week. Lookin forward to getting to know ya'll.:D
  17. NoSeason

    NoSeason n00b

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    Hey fellas,
    I hope im doing this right, super noob here :rofl
    Ive been lurking you guys since before I bought my bike about 4 months ago. Your guys' enthusiasm on the bike is mainly what helped me seal the deal on buying it. It's the first bike I've ever owned and I've fallen in love.
    Sadly, about 30 minutes after this photo was taken I went around a corner to fast and slammed the bike into a small grass hill. After the crash I got back on her, started her up, and drove off, the bike felt a little weird but I thought maybe that was just adrenaline, nothing looked seriously damaged except for some scratches and a dangling turn signal. Then I began to notice that there was a small knock of my forks when I tapped the front brakes, and it slowly began to change the way the bike handled as well. I looked in my manual and it said to tighten the steering bearings, but when I jacked the bike up the play wasn't coming from the steering head but from where the inner and outer sheath of the suspension forks met, where the dust seals are located. :dunno
    I bought the bike with 5000 miles on it, I've got about 9,500 now. Thanks to creeper I've performed 2 successful oil changes (after making a big oily mess the first time :D). She's bone stock, but I have the aluminum cases (saddle cases) which I've already bought parts to change the latching system and paint them the same color as the bike, green and gold flakes and all. I've also had the chain, 2 sprockets and all the rear bearings changed out at the shop, which cost me $700. I really dislike taking my vehicles to a shop which is why I can take my truck completely apart if I want to. But when it comes to my bike I'm a babe in the woods, I want so much to learn! :y0!
  18. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Dunno what's a good price where you are but that sounds a bit steep unless in real good nick. Mind you, 3x tanks is nice. At that mileage I would immediately do the cam & follower bearings, water pump rebuild, new starter clutch, service forks & shock & linkage bearings & check & clean the carb.

    Check your fork alignment in the triple clamps, could just be a bit twisted up. Support the bike, loosen all the fork pinch bolts, give everything a wiggle, they should settle back to paralell, check with a couple of straight edges across top & bottom. Usually they crash pretty well.

    Cheers
    Clint
  19. Dirty3

    Dirty3 Just add sauce

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    Cheers Skibum.

    Paid the deposit today for bike, so will look into this once I get it home.
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    No sweat, just get a better quality switch. Funny, I live in New Melbourne:lol3