Real Photos of a KTM 640 Adventure

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Jolly705, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Rainbow Road, South Island, New Zealand

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  2. timeOday

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    Here are some pics from my trip from Las Vegas over through Death Valley last week. Most of the backcountry roads in Death Valley itself were closed due to recent weather, so I just spent more time getting there and had a good time.

    Nelson Hills OHV area south of Las Vegas, well worth a visit
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    It's not supposed to rain here is it? I hate breaking up camp in the rain.. hate it.
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    This was a pleasant surprise, a nice little desert racing museum inside the Terrible's Casino (the old Gold Strike). This is the KX500 that was ridden to victory in the 1994 baja 1000.
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    Wild burros bumming around
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    Just the usual
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    I happened completely unexpectedly across Dumont Dunes, which may give you an idea of my level of care in preparing the route. There were Toy Haulers camped around but not one other vehicle on the dunes that early. The wind was blowing!

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    I entered Death Valley from the Harry Wade Exit Route across from Dumont and went the length of the park through Badwater basin
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    Exited Echo Canyon to the north, this was a neat ride. This step up was a sphincter-clincher. The bike made it up the first time, but yeah I dropped it.
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    End of ride. Here the bike gave out. Haven't taken it apart yet. Luckily I was able to text my location to my wife (she'd been in a hotel in Las Vegas) and she got our SUV to within a 3 mile walk, then I drove it here to pick it up. Sooooo glad it didn't quit halfway up Echo Canyon, or almost anywhere else along the ride!!
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  3. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Fantastic photos mate.
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  4. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Pretty country, I did a couple of rally schools in the area
  5. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Did the bike make any excessive noise?








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  6. timeOday

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  7. Viktor.J

    Viktor.J Been here awhile

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    Dude those photos are amazing
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  8. atomizer

    atomizer Be here now Supporter

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    That is so awesome. Miss that bike every day. Glad it is still rocking along

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  9. endurists

    endurists Been here awhile

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    Road sign says: Bridge to nowhere!
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  10. programradio

    programradio Master of None

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    got your money's worth out of that rear tire! :thumb
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    Saturday at the Silver Springs fishing access site on the Ruby River in SW Montana. IMG_20190323_151002 (1).jpg
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  12. endurists

    endurists Been here awhile

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    Haha this is my tarmac/gravel bike and i still have FE501 for dirt! Actually this tire holds pretty well!
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  13. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    With a nod to changing seasons, wisixfitty 's shot from 2010 provides a suitable canvas for the 03.

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    Did the Illyria Raid 2 weeks ago, Croatia to Greece via Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia & Albania. Well over 2.000 hard kilometers, but the trusty stead took it without complaining.

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    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  18. ChuckHazzard

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    I guess I better post pics of my girls over the years. Currently in my stable is the 2000 and my beautiful 2007 with 7700 miles on her now.

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    This is my old 2001. Had 63,000 miles on her when I sold it to a buddy who sold it on Craigslist to a guy from Chicago. If any of you happen to recognize this bike please let the owner know I am looking for the main shaft bearing blind puller I made to do the bearing on my 01. The 2000 I own needs it done.

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    Scaz0r Been here awhile

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    Beautiful!

    I also plan on doing the illyria raid, but next year an the reverse edition (GR to HR).

    What Wheel configuration did you use? (Rims, tires, mousse/tube/tubliss)?
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