KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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    Hey all refitting my subframe after repairing another crack and have this plug that I can't remember unplugging it even what it's for? It's on the this and exists out if the main loom. For the life of me I can't work out where it's supposed to plug into. Any ideas ?

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    It has red and brown wires
  2. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    By my reading of my 2005 wiring diagram, it should plug into a socket that comes from the rectifier. No colours specified for the rectifier wire.
  3. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    Is your rectifier output wired directly to the battery? There is a mod to do that which eliminates the regular rectifier output connection. It directs power straight to the battery for better charging instead of running it all over the harness and then back to the battery
  4. Tseta

    Tseta Lost

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    It's not a stock KTM connector, which basically means that all bets are off. Someone has been there before, modifying the electrical system. Trace the wires?

    Cheers,

    Tseta
  5. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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    wvrocks nailed it. Had forgotten that I had modded the rec rectifier to be wired directly to the battery.

    Doh!
  6. Goomicoo

    Goomicoo Rubber Cow

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    Anyone out there ever lose their turn signal function?
    The horn and lights still work, as do the instruments etc.
    Just no signals. By that I mean no lights and obviously no flashing either.
    It's a 2003 Adventure 640.
    Relay?
    Thanks
  7. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    I'd start with the simple stuff first, check your fuses, switch and then connections to your turn signals before worrying about anything else. If it's not them your relay (flasher) may be busted.
  8. prossett

    prossett Adventurer

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    New member on board 8)

    2004 model, in the interior of the UAE, where the sand blows where it ai'nt supposed to.

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    Need to swap to sand tires because I'm tired of picking the beast up... :clap
  9. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    Nice one, congratulations!



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  10. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    I love those reflective stickers on your faring!

    Please advise where you got them or if you just cut them to fit like that!!
  11. prossett

    prossett Adventurer

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    Thanks guys - having a blast! What a great bike 8)

    For now I've already dropped it twice - doh! - softly and in sand, so I've ordered tank crash bars from Holan.pl (and the old skool mesh headlight protectors while I was there 8)

    Previous owner cut them. I asked him too because they just fit so well!
  12. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    So far I've put three tanks of gas through the bike since I bought it in January. (Winter here, dammit!)

    Anyways, (not that I'm complaining) the bike is running better and better with every tank. 1st tank 38mpg, 2nd tank 43 mpg, 3rd tank 50mpg.

    This seems kinda odd to me, granted, a good odd, but still...
  13. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Mine sat for too long once (a month?) and on the first ride the temps were way higher than expected. Next ride, a full day, they were as expected. Maybe after long naps the bike is groggy so to speak, with a mechanical/physical explanation of course.
  14. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    10 years ago today I drove away from AFC motorcycles down in Palmy with a brand new 2003 KTM 640 LC4 Enduro on the back of my brother's ute. Now, after 127 000km, travel to most parts of NZ & a good chunk of Australia, commuting, dirt riding, road racing, lots of crashes, quite a few mods, an engine rebuild & huge amounts of fun I still have it. It's a damn cool machine. :D

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    To celebrate the anniversary I'm taking it to the South Island on Saturday for a week of riding. :wings

    Cheers
    Clint
  15. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    10 yrs is a long time to own and ride the same bike in todays world, most guys go through 3 or 4 in that time...

    Mine will be hitting 10 yrs in about 4.5 months and I'm set to go for another 10...
  16. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    10 years ago I was sitting on a bench in Uyuni, Bolivia on the Alta Plana with a fractured pelvis. My BMW threw me over the high side coming into town.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Town_Centre_Uyuni_Bolivia.jpg

    It was the rainy season and no road traffic had come into town for several days, small rivers blocked the road.

    Two mud splattered Germans rode into the main square and parked right in front of me. They had ridden through the rivers on their 640 Adventures.

    I guess I never got over that. I bought one when I got home.

    The 640, despite it's warts, gives a hell of a ride but the exhaust note when crusing and especially when they accelerate is second to none.

    Run them high.

    Amadeus Mozart was Austrian, want to understand your engine?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hieCzEZwRw4

    bill
  17. tstick14

    tstick14 Been here awhile

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    Posted this on index thread and think that is the wrong place. Need help with carb question BST 40. Bike starts with choke on then dies when it is pushed off. Idles fine with the choke just not without. Also, bogs down and dies with throttle? I'm going to clean the carb anyway, but I'd like to know what would cause this? Is it maybe correlated with the choke cable and housing? And this carb has all the mods with correlating jets.
  18. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    mind did the same thing when I got it. The slow jet was clogged. Cleaning the carb, needle through jet holes solved the problem.
  19. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    New, and shiny, parts for old bike...

    Longer footpegs, more range for brake pedal adjustment and oil filter cover with oil temperature sensor...

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    Perfect is just getting better...
  20. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Where did you get that?? Link please.