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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: ROSSI on December 01, 2016, 02:24:51 pm

Title: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: ROSSI on December 01, 2016, 02:24:51 pm
Does anybody have knowledge of this bike? ... i am interested in something in this line and one is available.  Not very common i must say???
Title: Re: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: JesseH on January 16, 2017, 07:51:06 am
Hi there. I have one of these machines. Absolutely love it! Rough as a bears arse but so awesome in the dirt! 300mm suspension travel. 132kg. 55hp. Pumper carb. happy button.
It's KTM's answer to the XR650R aka The Big Red Pig. Better suspension and a happy button! Yippee!
Title: Re: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: evansv on January 25, 2017, 07:58:32 am
I also have one & agree with XC's comments. Mine has a bigger tank & comfort seat. I've done 800kms in a day without piles!!

I ride with guys that have 690's & they don't get away from the SXC.

Spares are cheap too. I just did my rear wheel bearings for R67.50, including seals.
Title: Re: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: JesseH on January 26, 2017, 07:36:02 am
I also have one & agree with XC's comments. Mine has a bigger tank & comfort seat. I've done 800kms in a day without piles!!

I ride with guys that have 690's & they don't get away from the SXC.

Spares are cheap too. I just did my rear wheel bearings for R67.50, including seals.

EVANSV, please post pics of your tank and seat mod? Where did you get them? Price more or less?
Title: Re: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: evansv on January 26, 2017, 08:26:20 am
I bought the tank & comfort seat on a work trip to the UK. I got them both on gumtree for 60. It cost me almost double that to ship them here, as they were second hand & classed as dangerous goods.

I don't have a current picture that's small enough to upload, so here's an oldie from a Lesotho trip.
Title: Re: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: evansv on January 26, 2017, 05:05:12 pm
The tank & seat are from a Duke II. I had to cut a fair amount out of the seat base at the back to make it fit.

To secure it I welded an M6 nut onto a steel plate & riveted it to the underside of the seat. I put epoxy in with the rivets to strengthen the fit. I then used a long (75mm) 6mm bolt to hold the seat in place. I used 6 rivets.

The bolt goes in from under the rear fender, where there's a hole in the sub-frame. The other thing I like about the big tank is that it protects the radiators when one falls.

The beauty of this is that I can change it back to standard, no problem.

Here's some more recent photos. Excuse the dirt, but that's what these bikes love!!

Pic 1 - Side view, bike currently.
Pic 2 - Front view
Pic 3 - Dash. The toggle switch is the fan override. These mirrors work well for me, as I ride with my elbows up.
Pic 4 - The bolt head at the tip of the screw driver is the one that holds the seat on.
Title: Re: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: JesseH on May 11, 2017, 08:26:11 pm
Very nice! I see your subframe is not a standard SXC one. Might be from the SMC or perhaps its just been modded. Lovely machine
Title: Re: 2007 KTM 625 SXC 4LC
Post by: evansv on May 12, 2017, 01:08:52 pm
It's been modified to handle a bit of load.