KTM 640 Adventure owners, sign in please...

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

  1. prossett

    prossett Adventurer

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    From Holan.pl - I got the "light" version, came with excellent packing, installation was straightforward and fit perfectly. You will need some muscle to align the two bars where the bolts go through,,but then that tension is useful in keeping everything tight.
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    hey prosset, where did you order there headlight grill from? My Touratech plastic is getting pretty dull by now.
  3. prossett

    prossett Adventurer

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    Same place: www.holan.pl

    I looked at the more modern plastic cover, but I decided to go old skool with the metal grille and really happy I did 8) It looks like the old Dakar machines!
  4. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    I like mine a lot too. I think they look way nicer than the plastic ones. I got lucky and found one here used. Wish the previous owner would have had one on, low beam lens was busted when I bought it.
  5. singletrak

    singletrak Adventurer

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    When using a standard KTM 21" front wheel (EXC,XC,XC-W..) does your speedometer still work? I am trying to figure where the pick-up is located on the wheel or rotor. I see the sensor located on the fork leg.:ear

    Singletrak
  6. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    The magnet is located on the brake rotor on the EXC, there's a hole for in the rotor and it's retained by a circlip. The sensor is on the brake caliper.

    Cheers,
    Michael
  7. BajaRat

    BajaRat Been here awhile

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    Copper Canyon - Had just driven up to the rim from Batopilas

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  8. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    My 2002 adv reads the rotor bolts.
  9. Goomicoo

    Goomicoo Rubber Cow

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    We have a winner, it was the relay. Thanks
  10. prossett

    prossett Adventurer

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    After testing in the sand dunes - in which the bike was totally at home! - and the resulting video:

    http://youtu.be/0TYRjt1pDQM

    I've bought a T15 front sprocket to see how that interacts with the stock 42 rear, and if it makes the bike snappier in the sand.

    [​IMG]
  11. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    When I had my 640A I used to toggle back and forth between a 15 and a 17 along with the 42 rear. I found it perfect for poking around on double track or the 17 on the road.

    By flipping the axle spacer around no chain tension adjustment was needed.

    Dirty
  12. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    A FCR carb would make it snappier in the sand. :evil


  13. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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    Great Vid mate. I will be visiting Dubai for a few days in June. Is there somewhere that hires bikes and gear, so I could get out in the dunes?
  14. prossett

    prossett Adventurer

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  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    thank you sir
  16. CAPTAIN Z

    CAPTAIN Z OZ Mission Master

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    my 99 ADV is still chugging along. Old factory seat is worn out so will be upgrading to Seat Concept seat soon. Also think its time to ditch the stock exhaust pipe and put something a little lighter and noisier.
  17. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Looks lovely.

    What rack is that back there?
  18. LoneStrom

    LoneStrom Been here awhile

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    I picked up this 07 in the fall of last year, and got a few short rides in before the weather tanked on us. Well looked after with ~16k on the clock and it doesn't look like many dirt miles. I picked up off CL and the seller shipped it from Portland. I have seen this bike in this thread with different POs (though I can't find the posts right now...).

    As it was prior to leaving Oregon:
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    Hanging out next to the GS in Md:
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    As she sits now:
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    I have been going through it from the centerstand up, looking for anything that needs attention. So far I have done the wheel and head bearings, countershaft seal & o-ring, carb clean/rebuild, new clutch master cylinder and slave seal, and re-torquing all the fasteners I can get my hands on (most with 243 for good measure).

    Can't wait to get it buttoned up and in the dirt!
  19. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    A quiet pipe will let you more easily sneak in and out of questionable places. A loud pipe screams annoying trespasser. On yesterdays ride, I was able to ride within 40' of 3 doe and a fawn in the woods.



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    Michael
  20. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Grease the pivot completely. all the bearings and bolts.

    Grease the swinging arm bolt.
    Change the fork oil.

    b