KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. Old Zipper

    Old Zipper Adventurer

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    Well, I'm a sad former owner of a 2007 KTM 640 Adventure. My son and I "shared" two bikes (an '03 Aprilia Caponord and the 640 Adv.) and we had to sell both to get him through school. As big, powerful and gnarly as the Capo was, we both agree that the 640 was one of the most versatile and well-designed/well-built machines that we may ever come across. Nothing could stop it, except high university tuition fees :cry

    Anyway, the good news for one of you happy owners of a beat-up 640 Adv is this:

    2007 KTM 640 ADVENTURE PARTS: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911016&highlight=adventure

    My misfortune could very well be your lucky day!
    :muutt

    To everyone else.....see you on the backroads when KTM smartens up and releases their next generation LC4 Adventure :gerg
  2. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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  3. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    My low beam wasn't working when I got the bike. Turned out to be a broken wire inside the sheath going to the blub. It had been stretched and broken at some point.

    I fixed it by replacing all the wiring to the bulb and wiring them both directly to the battery with fuses and relays. Relays were fired off the old wiring. The lights are brighter now and I don't have to worry too much about the old wiring.
  4. in-trim

    in-trim Finding my Way

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    *** Issue was solved and bike is roaring again... ***

    Got some questions about issues I'm having with my manual and auto decomp,,, which don't seem to be working. I've spent many nights reading lots of threads on here, but none specifically answer my problem. I started a thread on here, which has pics and a lame vid,,, so if you've got any thoughts, please let me know. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22084621#post22084621

    I took the day off work to try and get this fixed today,,, since I'm tired of having a new ride that isn't running,,, it's dragging on my mind all the time!
  5. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    hey guys... My bikes in the shop, for valve adjustment, leak down , cam chain and rollers. I asked him to do the follower bearings and he said its the same thing as rollers. I read that the follower bearing are something to do around my mileage (36K kms) and wanna make sure they are getting done. Can anyone confirm or deny if the rollers are in fact the same thing as the follower bearings? Thanks
  6. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    The cam follower roller bearings on the rockers are indeed the ones you need to do.

    Why the camchain? I got one to go in at 50K km when doing my follower bearings, as some bikes do wear them out, but it seems the LC4 one is a pretty durable part as the old one had no discernable wear, that replacement one had no wear 45K km later either.

    I would put in new cam bearings too as they are common sizes & quite cheap, also rebuild the water pump. Then you should be set for another 40K km of fun at least.

    Cheers
    Clint
  7. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    Im not sure why but he ordered the chain and believe he said it was needing it due to wear. Unsure though, as it was supposed to be ready last monday and when I called today he said he hadnt touched it yet, but ordered the parts :huh Hope he wont change if its not needed. Didnt think about the water pump. thats a good idea, thanks, Ill gert that done if he can as well. Ordering parts seems to be the PITA part. I shoulda probably found a KTM dealership, so parts were there. :eek1
  8. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    The water pump shaft & seal* you need to get from KTM, but the 2 bearings are a common size, get them from the local bearing shop along with the main cam bearings.

    Dunno about where you are but KTM shops here don't stock bugger all for the LC4, so it's probably not making much difference.

    *some have sourced the seal elsewhere but my local engineering supplies/bearing shop couldn't do them & they are usually fairly good at finding stuff like that.

    Cheers
    Clint
  9. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    good stuff, thansk Clint... :D
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    you definitely want to do them, the parts list was a grand when mine blew up last year:lol3
  11. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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  12. tuningmeisterjj

    tuningmeisterjj Vagabond

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    So was riding this for 3 years while in NZ....

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    Now I have come back to the UK to tour around Europe and just purchased this... Orange crush set in and first KTM..

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    Thanks,

    JJ
  13. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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  14. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Jrozar,
    What lights are you using?
    bill
  15. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    We fabricated a custom bracket and mounted two Vision X Optimus primes, the low beam is a 60 degree and the high a 10 degree, then tied the the low in to come on with the high. If you need some let me know...


  16. Dirtstar1

    Dirtstar1 Human torpedo

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    Hi guys, I picked this little gem off Craigslist Yuma the other day. Had to do the water pump, the main shaft bearing, and a clutch but she runs like a top. This will be my 4th lc4. Starting with an 97 rxc620 then I got a 2003 sxc625 then I got the 09 smc690 (hardly an LC4 when it's double counter balanced) lol and now I'm back to the paint shaker 2001 adventure 640. Fun bike! I'm really surprised that it handles so well.

    This is with the body off for a full check over.

    <a href="http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/dirtstar1/?action=view&current=null_zps61809bae.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/dirtstar1/null_zps61809bae.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>


    This on Otay truck trail on the boarder of Mexico trying out the new twinduro tires.
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  17. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Hey guys....After all these years....finally got myself a 640A after a the plan failed to convert my previous Duke640 into an adventure...
    It's only about 2weeks now with it....I could say it's quite a lemon bike when I bought over...previous owner tell me good stuff about it on how he wouldn't miss a service interval bla....bla..bla...and to start with...the bike has already gone 104k kilometres.

    The very first day took over the bike...replaced the worn out tyres to MT-21,new brake pads,new oil,new coolant...the bike is still running poorly due to the faulty stock carb as the slide was worn and airscrew jammed...so still running on the faulty carb till the fcr41 gets flown in from OZ.

    Here's the bike on the first test riding it yesterday.
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    and a short test ride video on the sands...
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151726105455975&set=vb.572535974&type=2&theater

    and early this morning....a short wet ride..
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    cheers
    :freaky
  18. Dirtstar1

    Dirtstar1 Human torpedo

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    Aj, your bike looks great! It is funny how people like to hide stuff. My previous owner said the bike was ready to ride. When I drove 3 hours to pick up the bike it had water mixed in the oil from the bad water pump....

    Does Singapore have many fantastic places to ride an adventure?
  19. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Nope....just a small inch for some offroad practice...we usually have cross the border for some real fun over the weekends....and if you have plenty of time,travel further north...
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    what kind of $$ for that setup?