New owner. KTM 640 adv.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ericGSsti, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Picking it up Tuesday.

    Cann't wait.

    It's on a 08 plate. Weight reduced for rallying and come with a road map and other bits and bobs for competing in a Rally.

    Here's a few pics.

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  2. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Good looking bike and congrats.
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  3. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I just could walk away from it. I love the way it looks.
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  4. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Very nice, what year?


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  5. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Nice bike!

    Just so ya know, Orange Crush is for KTM v-twins.
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  6. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    It's a 07 model on a 08 plate.

    Thought orange crush was for all things orange. :huh

    Take it I should have posted in the beasts section?
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  7. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Thumpers.
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  8. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Ah. Can this thread be moved over there?
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  9. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I asked a Mod to move it.
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  10. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Thanks Hondo. :D
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  11. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Nice machine, what muffler is that?
    Looks like the Competition muff.
    bill
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  12. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    It's an akrapovic exchaust. Sounds amazing. Really loud, may need ear plugs. :ear

    It was a competion bike. It will be used for every thing now.
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  13. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Looks like the OP has cut down the standard low front guard to make them into fork protectors.

    Nice bike.

    Welcome to the club!
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  14. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Congrats on the nice bike.

    The chain looks to be on the tight side.

    Dirty
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  15. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    It hadn't been used since its last rally last year and I did notice dirt on the chain.

    I'm hopefully picking up a Haynes Manual during the week so I'll check the chain tension then as I know nothing about 640's yet.
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  16. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    I reckon most manuals (including 640 KTM manual) result in the chain being too tight. Just sayin.

    Better loose than tight (for KTM chains anyway :D)
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  17. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Is there a Haynes manual (or something similar) available for 640 Adventure KTM's? I have an 07 and haven't had any luck finding one yet...
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  18. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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  19. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Yeah my first thought was it was a real manual too!

    Has anyone been able to find one?
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  20. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Eric,
    Missed the dual exhaust, you are a lucky man...if it is too loud I will trade with you.

    This...

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ktm-tech/ktm-lc4-workshop-manual-98-a-35025

    And this...

    http://slorider.com/ktm/manuals/WP4860MXMA2003.pdf

    And.

    When you go to p/u the machine take along 30 feet of rope.
    If you are not given the rider's manual, the fork and shock manuals and the tool kit complete with the KTM bottle opener...show the salesman the rope that you are authorized to hang him with or offer to weave a rope from his own hair to accomplish the same.

    The rider's manual gives specific instruction on adjusting the chain as well as measuring it for wear.

    Unless you are using non OEM links it is accurate.
    bill
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