KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I just got back from a very long ride on the 950A a few days ago and decided to give the 640A some love. 4th kick I hear a metallic clanging. I looked down towards the noise and saw the kicker flying across the floor, bummer. I put a new one on this evening and rode to the gas station on a flickering fuel light. I couldn't remember how long the light had been on, the mileage showed zero. It died a block away but I only had to push the last 10 feet to the pump still straddling using momentum. The tank holds 7.20 gallons in case you ever wanted to know.
  2. HydroDog

    HydroDog Been here awhile

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    Yea, where did you get that at? Come on spill the beans or I will rape your cat!
  3. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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  4. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    +1 - group "buy"?
  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    some sort of bleeder button on that filter cover ?
  6. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    Oil temperature sensor for touratech imo 100r300.
  7. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Come on, would be just as easy to make 10 as one!!

    You have done all the hard design work.

    Please ....

  8. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    Sorry, it was a one-off opportunity...

    But i have drawings, if someone wants visit local metalshop...
  9. rlmankins

    rlmankins Adventurer

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    i just bought a 2003 ktm 625 with a 675 big bore kit that has been converted to a 640 adventure body style. Bike has been extensively outfitted and works damn well. I bought a triumph explorer xc for long distance touring and outfitted as much as possible for backcountry travel. It actually works pretty well for such a big bike. Seem to fall down in the same places as my buddies on their gsa's.
    I live in southern Nevada and we seem to have 2 kinds of roads, sand with rocks and clay with rocks. Got tired of banging up my explorer and bought the KTM for this stuff. Works great and really love it for what its made for, do not want to ride it to Alaska.
  10. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Wilkommen! We need pics pics pics!
  11. Earthscape

    Earthscape Have ya got a helmut?

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    Hmm, my 1999 holds 7.6 gallons from completely dry. I think the 7.4 factory spec was pretty accurate, but ethanol makes the tank expand a bit. You may have had a bit left in some pockets, depending on which valves you had open and closed.
  12. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I have three 640 A tanks, two from 03 and one from 07... In the 03 specs the rated capacity was 28 liters in 07 it was 25.5 liters... The real volume of these three tanks is 25.5 from dead empty {tank off bike to make sure}...
  13. Earthscape

    Earthscape Have ya got a helmut?

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    That's a little strange, 25.5 liters is 6.74 gallons, but mgorman added 7.2 gallons at the gas station. He didn't say what year, but with a flickering fuel light it would have to be 2002+. I measured mine off the bike dry as well, but perhaps the older models were slightly different. Not sure, but that's a sizeable difference.
  14. prossett

    prossett Adventurer

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    Added crash bars and a headlight stone grille today...

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    Now I can go back to dropping the bike... :lol3
  15. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    I have many +26 liter fills, and few +27 liter fills on my notes, and no push arrivals to gas station...

    2000-model with screw type cap and two petcocks, #5820701304406 FUEL TANK 30LI. NYLON ADV. '98.
  16. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    This Craigslist shit has gotta STOP! There must be some kinda moto therapy to stop buying....but so much cool stuff is coming out of the woodwork this spring...like this '02 Adventure popped up right here in my home town. We settled at $3200. 17,000 miles. 2 owners. Guts seat.

    I bought from a 'red haired man-eater', she had it the last 6 years, never took it off road! (Too tall-imagine that).

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    Love the retro Euro rally bike styling, looks like my buddies 1959 Cessna 310 here...640's rare machine around here.

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    So I sold the super reliable,maintenance free '06 KLR (background) the next day for $2700, breaking even after riding that for 3 years.

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    I think I have now owned every 650 sized D.S bike around, XR600R, DR650, KLR 650 and now the 640. It's been fun comparing them all.
    The 640 sure rips in the dirt! Beats 'em all off road by far. No avoiding it, she's a bit of a jackhammer on the pavement. But man she rips off-road! Prepare to be flogged-Hard!:lol3

    To all my 950-990 riding buddies, lets GO OFFROAD-"I'll wait for you at the next intersection".

    Lots of orange in the barn now, anyone up for beers, oil changes and valve checks?

    Juan
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    KTM 350 EXC-F
    KTM 640
  17. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Mine is a 2003, I am sure that every tank made cools and forms a little different. It wouldn't take much for one to warp inwards and loose or outwards and gain. Both petcocks were open so it should have drained properly. When on the freeway. my 950 doesn't transfer gas as well and the left tank drains faster than the right on prolonged freeway sessions.

    With my 950, which has the 12 gallon Safari tanks, I have found the great plains region of the USA have different ingredients in their fuels or what I believe could be the amount of ethanol.

    All 4 times that I have crossed the great plains, my fuel tanks have swelled in size to the point the gas caps take great force to twist off. Once I am up in the Canadian Providences, Rocky Mountains or back across the Mississippi River, my tanks shrink back down shortly after a refuel. I have never ridden my 640 west of the Mississippi so I have no clue if it affects the KTM plastic.
  18. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Looks like you scored a nice deal!

    I really enjoyed having my 950 on the west coast the past 3 weeks playing in the desert. The 640 definitely has it's advantages off-road but after taking my trip, not so much out west as back east. The weight combined with the school bus turning radius of the 950 really sucks in the Eastern forests. Some day I'd like to ride my 640 in those conditions since I found it to be a total blast in the sand whoops of Michigan. That and digging out a 640 is much easier than that 950!
  19. singletrak

    singletrak Adventurer

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    What crash bars did you get? Hepro Pro or Light? Any issues with the install?And lastly where did you get them from?

    Singletrak
  20. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    Did the back yard oil change on the new to me 640 Adventure (quite the ritual on this machine...) and shot this how to video.

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    Thanks to this thread I found the free online owners manual here with all the specifics on said ritual.
    http://www.carlsalter.com/pdfs/KTM_640LC4_Adventure_2003_Owner's_manual.pdf

    There's some riding stuff at the end of the video with a tribute to Wanda Jackson (Rockabilly Queen and hall of famer)-"Shakin' all Over"

    Juan
    Nevada City, CA.
    KTM 200, 350, 640