Model Changes for 2005 640 Adv

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  1. Reformed DucFlogger

    Reformed DucFlogger Inventor Of The Wheel Mk2

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    Anyone care to enlighten me on the changes between the 2003/04 640 Adv and the 2005 (limited release in Canada) 640 Adv?

    I recall reading somewhere there were some cooling/oiling changes, etc., but can't recall all the details. The obvious ones that pop into my frontal lobe are:

    1. The dual front disks
    2. The orange paint scheme


    Thx
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  2. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    add:

    • low front fender
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    • 950ish front end - W I D E, black rims
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  3. BlitzBike

    BlitzBike LC4 Pilot

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    ....disintigrating front rim
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  4. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    The development of the model year 2004 is mainly characterised by new detail solutions and several technical modifications.

    Front left footrest bracket made from aluminum.
    Wider footrests.
    New rubber inserts for front footrests.
    Foot brake wider and folds-away.
    New secondary air system (SLS) is more compact and complies with emission standard “Euro II”.
    CDI with newly optimised ignition curve.
    Newer, reinforced outer clutch hub ensures better and safer gear shifting under the most difficult offroad conditions.
    New decals.
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  5. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    Wasn't the extra oil jet introduced for 2004?
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  6. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    mine sure feels like it handles different. i had to turn the compression way down to get it close. i am in the 215 range and mine is a little firm when pounding through washouts.

    i think the dual disks are a bit of overkill unless you are riding it mostly on the street.

    john in idaho
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  7. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Found this link

    HERE

    This is what it says: :D

    OIL CIRCUIT

    Experience from racing: a second oil injection nozzle now cools the pistons from below too, making the engine even more dependable.

    IGNITION

    A new ignition program map provides optimized combustion. A „low octane“ program map can be activated for low-octane fuel (up to 80 octane).

    VALVE TIMING

    A new camshaft with quicker valve timing offers a more spontaneous progression of power and even better performance.

    FORK FRONT

    A new forks set-up with firmer springs reduces the forks’ plunge when the Brembo twin discs really grab.

    GRAPHICS

    There’s a new graphic design for all Adventure models in 2005. The KTM letters will be delineated with a silver shadow.

    BRAKE REAR

    In conjunction with new sintered brake pads, a new Brembo brake disc with round holes guarantees top braking performance and the highest Brembo standard.

    INDICATORS

    New indicators with a smaller orange glass and a longer operational life.

    CHAIN

    An X-ring endless chain (without a connecting link) eliminates the risk posed by the weakest link, i.e. the connecting link, which is always subject to the most wear.
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  8. Reformed DucFlogger

    Reformed DucFlogger Inventor Of The Wheel Mk2

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    ...gents, much help. One is now on the way.
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  9. DJMARLEY

    DJMARLEY Let's Ride

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    Just came from my local shop and they have an '05 sitting on the floor and also noticed it has a locking fuel cap too (same one as what is on the '04 625 SXC's)
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  10. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    After searching for an 05', i know of at least 3 dealers that have them, one of the dealers has more than 1 of them in stock, but there not budging on the MSRP. I think there's more out there than we have been lead to believe.
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  11. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    i would get a dealer that you have a relationship with to try and get it . they do that all the time. i have bought 4 ktms from TJs in austin and they treat me very well. TJ is the only dealer that sold me a bike then bugged me to go riding taking me to the best spots around austin. most dealers dont even ride. you treat him fairly and he will more than make it worth your time.

    john in idaho
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