KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    The nice thing is off road it's easy to ride with no lights and even during the day as the aux parking light still burns with the low beam off.

    On a cold wet day you can run an electric vest and heated grips and the aux lite on the road.



    b
  2. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Get the Euro light switch. Got one on mine, allows you to go stealth after dark:wink:
  3. hajoktejnSI

    hajoktejnSI Adventurer

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    My temporary switch [​IMG][/IMG]
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  4. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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  5. Legs

    Legs Perma-grin

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  6. Dirtstar1

    Dirtstar1 Human torpedo

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    So we were having a contest at work and decided that the adventure was the topic of discussion. Most people guessed upwards of 400lbs, but if you ever rode one you'd think it's much lighter until you have to pick it up off the ground. Lol.


    <a href="http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/dirtstar1/?action=view&current=null_zps4bd80dc1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/dirtstar1/null_zps4bd80dc1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>

    On the scale full of fuel.

    <a href="http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/dirtstar1/?action=view&current=null_zps1c4a5350.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/dirtstar1/null_zps1c4a5350.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>

    Ready for adventure the 640 weighs 390 lbs. although I guessed 370 I was surprised when it didn't exceed 400lbs.
  7. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Good intel. Thanks, been curious to know. :thumb

    Considering roughly 45-1/2 lbs of that is fuel, I guess the bike sans fuel weighs approx 345 lbs.

    Can't tell by the photograph if you have toolbag, panniers or pannier and parcel racks on your bike.

    :dunno
  8. Dirtstar1

    Dirtstar1 Human torpedo

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    That's naked bike. Only the factory tool box with a registration card. My tank bag with real tools in weighs 10lbs. I had the rxc620 before the 640 and it weighed 320 empty. Then I had the 690 smc and it was 320 full. Strangely enough I went back to the old lc4 cause it handled better, has a simple carb, and best of all kick start back up.
  9. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    391 with a full tank, usually manufacturers fudge those #s but KTM specs for this bike are not far off...

    Up to the 2003 year they list the weight at 340 LBS without fuel...

    For 2004 - 2007 they list it at 348 due to the changeover to a dual brake front end...

    I shaved a further 10lbs pounds off my bike when I swapped to a lithion battery and SXC muffler...
  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Thanks, Gunnerbuck.

    The successful mileage you've seen with your 640adv has prompted me to look for one of my own.

    :thumb
  11. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    The bike is still running well with that old piston bouncing around in there... I'm near 172,000km now and it uses zero oil, my is plan to renew the piston at the 200,000 mark...
  12. hajoktejnSI

    hajoktejnSI Adventurer

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    Respect man. I know a lot of bikers that haven't made so many km in their 10 or so years of riding ...
  13. Dirty3

    Dirty3 Just add sauce

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    Hi all,
    I have been searching threads for anyone that has fitted or knows where one can get an adjustable rear brake lever. Does it exist or is it a mod i have to make myself.
    I have large feet and thought it may be worth trying longer length level. Also same with gear shift lever, especially when standing.
  14. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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  15. Dirtstar1

    Dirtstar1 Human torpedo

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    Is that your all up weight with tools and bags?

    I'll do mine next week when I get my giant loop.
  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Good stuff. :thumb

    Have you replaced the rings, valves or valve guides during that time?

    :ear
  17. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    The current rings have 45,000 kms on them, same goes for the valves... I usually do a valve service at 40,000 km intervals, but this time I am just going to keep running them until they produce symptoms of been worn... Clintz ran his valves to 90,000 km before they were serviced so they will go a fair ways and Clintz does not baby his bike...

    My bike also does not have an easy life, it has done a lot of luggage loaded 2 up riding, spent a lot of time on rough trails and gravel tracks...

    I am a pre-emptive servicer as to where I like to replace stuff before they are worn out... I will usually do an in depth service every 2nd winter at around 40,000 KM intervals... At this time I'll inspect the all the engine bearings that are visible without pulling the motor for wear... At 127K I found that one bearing on the countershaft showed excessive wear so I decided to tear the whole engine down as outlined in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632893
  18. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Nothing here?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958
  19. Pokey66C23

    Pokey66C23 Been here awhile

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    I just picked up a set of low miles, (6500 mostly street use), WP 50mm forks. They came off of an Enduro, they're going on a 2001 640 Enduro.

    I don't want to re-invent the wheel. I'm looking for the straight poop on servicing them for a 160 lb rider. Anyone have links to the service manual for these forks? Thanks.
  20. hajoktejnSI

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