2005 KTM 640 Adventure

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by desmonc, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    I retained the dual front Disc. The guard is an Orange guard, from an EXC. I suggest ringing or Emailing them direct. The kit is around A$400.

    try this address

    dalbmoto@bigpond.net.au

    The brake lines are routed very neatly and run on the fork protectors (Black) and the whole package looks great.

    I will post a picture tonight or tomorrow for you. Email me your pers Email and i will forward you a few pics.

    Michael
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  2. desmonc

    desmonc Bike Rider

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    Something I noticed the other day. Compare the pics of the brake and clutch levers, the brake lever looks like it came off the casting rejects heap.

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    When I removed the carb to do the jets I noticed there was no clamp on the carb fuel hose, all the other fuel hoses had spring clamps so I got one and put it on. The thought of it coming off and spraying fuel everywhere !!! Check your bike.

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  3. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Hey Desmonc, a good post thanks for the effort - although I've got a FCR39mx waiting for its final resting place....!
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  4. dirt rider X

    dirt rider X tropical traveller

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    not to rain on the '05 parade but can you post some pics of Chris's front rim.
    1st ride on his new bike and the front rim has 6 flat spots including a ding so bad you can see the inside of the tyre bead (side that faces the axle)
    those Behr rims must be made out of black cheese :deal :lol3
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  5. Surly

    Surly surly adventurer

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    Mine doesnt have one either
    I figure its pressureized and found that strange...didnt think they "forgot" it
    Hmmmm. might be a good idea to buy a couple clamps
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  6. Bonezjones

    Bonezjones Hairball

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    Does anyone know of an unsold new '05 640 ADV in the States?
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  7. Bonezjones

    Bonezjones Hairball

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    Sorry, just found the other thread about available '05s.
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  8. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Thanks for the pics. I think I will go for a short supermoto fender in gloss black. Save it from lookin' crap against the metal-flake orange paint, as the headlight surround is gloss black, too; and all that flapping around... although swapping fenders is a pretty simple & cheap job.

    What brand are your fork protectors? They look like they have a slider bolted to the outer fork tubes; genuine KTM ones don't do that, as far as I've found. And I haven't found any KTM ones that have a brake line mount on the RHS fork protector.

    I've almost got a complete parts list, including fork protectors from '03 640 Adventure (same as '05 SMR with 48mm forks). Not sure why the published list used 85SX fork protectors which needed butchering to fit the 48mm forks?? He also listed a brake hose guide which won't fit the RHS because it doesn't have the hole tapped into the brake caliper mounting plate like the LHS.

    Anyway, I won't be doing the conversion for another month or so, but would like to have my shopping list sorted by then.
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  9. Trevor S

    Trevor S Cap'n Flatulence !

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    Done :thumb

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    Dalby Moto are on the case and are apparently going to replace it ? Hopefully not with the same thing.
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  10. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    Trevor,

    Got mine from Dalby Moto and I have a dented rim now as well. I spoke to Justin on Saturday Morning ref the Rim and he said they are approaching KTM Aust ref the inordinate amount of dented rims.

    I like your set up, Exactly the same as mine including the pipe.

    Mick
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  11. desmonc

    desmonc Bike Rider

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    It is pressurised as it comes from the fuel pump and as the hose ages it will become less elastic causing a leak and could vibrate off or if something catches it get pulled off. Why have clamps on all the un-pressurised hoses and not on the pressurised one??
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  12. desmonc

    desmonc Bike Rider

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    What pressures were you running in the front and the rear and what payload, you and your gear total, I am trying to work out how low I can go without risking a bent rim or a puncture which would spoil any holiday and really be a problem in remote areas.
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  13. Trevor S

    Trevor S Cap'n Flatulence !

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    Mick

    Not mine, Chris W, a guy that rides with us here in Townsville just got it... "Dirt Rider X" aka "Cole" (the no pic taking bastard :rofl ) asked me to post some pics...
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  14. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    Payload,

    Me, 115kg. Not including gear, with gear I suppose 125kg

    Pressures Front 18psi rear 22 psi
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  15. desmonc

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    Thanks Mick,
    My payload would be about the same, me-80kg, gear-50kg, the mob where I get my tyres advised using at least 22-24psi front and 28-30psi rear, not ideal but will keep me out of trouble, apparently KTM rims are notoriously soft.
    Do you have Rim Locks fitted?
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    Surly surly adventurer

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    I think all the blood rushed from one head to another
    What did that set up cost?
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  18. desmonc

    desmonc Bike Rider

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    Looks radical, did it fit straight on?
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  19. Darin

    Darin WYSIWYG (WIZ-zee-wig)

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    The dealer installed it at no charge to me, he said it took 4 hrs to do and turned out beautiful. The dealer was Greshem KTM in Portland, OR

    Darin
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  20. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    Yes, I agree your tire pressures for Enduro 3's are spot on, you could even go higher to increase the wear. I run them at 38 - 40 psi on my R100GSPD.

    I run knobbies on the KATO and therefore, lower pressures. I also do run rim locks.

    Mick
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