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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Splash on April 30, 2009, 09:06:31 am

Title: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Splash on April 30, 2009, 09:06:31 am
Does anyone just happen to have a side stand for a KTM 640 Adventure. Maybe able to get a copy made if you have one on your bike. Cannot remember ever seeing one on a bike around Gauteng.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 30, 2009, 09:54:59 am
Contact Adventurer. He sells new ones. Price really good. Works nice too. Only two bolts that needs to be bolted on your bike. Works with the centrestand.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: boosted gp on April 30, 2009, 10:04:54 am
I had one on my 640 adv, was an SW motech stand from bike gear.

Mike
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Sprocketbek on April 30, 2009, 10:20:48 am
Contact Adventurer. He sells new ones. Price really good. Works nice too. Only two bolts that needs to be bolted on your bike. Works with the centrestand.
Agree.

I've got an '03 model and bought the genuine KTM sidestand. Doesn't allow centrestand to be used.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Splash on April 30, 2009, 10:20:55 am
Thanks for the information. Will follow up.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: AntonW on April 30, 2009, 11:42:12 am
I have one from bikegear, works with centre stand. Worth every cent.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Anderdag on May 01, 2009, 10:14:22 am
I need one too. Getting one from across the blue will cost at least R1400. :eek7:. Adventurer? :peepwall:
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: EssBee on May 02, 2009, 03:43:58 pm
R1400....fark, they're not shy! :o
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 02, 2009, 05:41:29 pm
EssBee everyone thats bought a 640 sidestand from me has said its the best mod they have done to their bikes. Really makes life easier on the 640.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: EssBee on May 02, 2009, 05:57:55 pm
No, I have one....you asked me if I have one...just glad I got it on the bike! Stupid that they don't have them as standard, really stupid!
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: shark_za on May 03, 2009, 09:23:08 am
Adventurer is all for saving us money.
Ask him to loan the stand to get it copied.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: EssBee on May 03, 2009, 12:23:51 pm
I'll whip mine off and photograph it if anyone shouts loud enough.......
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: michnus on May 03, 2009, 12:37:29 pm
I really think it is bad taste for oke to copy stuff of vendors or any company, they put in the time and money for research, advertising and then oke's copy it, just to make a few bucks. At least design a better one.

guess every one see it different.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Runner on May 03, 2009, 12:44:37 pm
I really think it is bad taste for oke to copy stuff of vendors or any company, they put it the time and money for research, advertising and then oke's copy it, just to make a few bucks. At least design a better one.

guess every one see it different.

+1

I have SW Motech one's in stock.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: EssBee on May 03, 2009, 12:46:31 pm
Michnus, my comment was partially in jest.......you're right to a large degree. I, for one, would never want to do the forum vendors specifically out of business. If, however, a guy like Paul Symons for instance (PSP in CT), had to ask if I could show him my side-stand for the sake of producing them, I would gladly oblige.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: michnus on May 03, 2009, 12:54:07 pm
I have no problem if a guy wants to make himself a stand or centre stand for his own use.

But it seems, and I often hear, there's okes with a welder and cutter and they will happily rip off vendors stuff. I am not talking just WD vendors, there's oke's ripping TT stuff, and it came to light there's okes in Cp and Durban, ripping Motech crashbars for the 800's and TT bars, bashplates and carrier racks.
And it's noy like they sell the stuff for less than 50% cheaper, it's only marginally cheaper and the quality is shit.

Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Anderdag on May 07, 2009, 07:54:20 pm
Thanks Adventurer! You da man O0 . The stand is on my bike already, excellent quality, perfect fit.  :thumleft: How often do you get something you've ordered before the invoice? And it's not like he knows me or I've got a thousand posts or anything. It's nice to be part of a community where you can still go on someone's word alone.  Thanks Adv!
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: bonova on May 07, 2009, 09:15:51 pm
No, I have one....you asked me if I have one...just glad I got it on the bike! Stupid that they don't have them as standard, really stupid!

the guys who design bikes are idiots - the KTM has no side stand and the Dakar no centre stand..... BUT, the less adventure orientated 990 and 650 GS and 1200GS - THEY all have both ???
go figure.
Thank goodness for sw motech and the likes!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: DapperMuis on May 10, 2009, 02:09:48 pm
You can use mine as a template, I got it with my bike, and it should work with the center stand, but needs some kind of adapter plate to bolt on.

I just think it is a rip off paying R1200 for a part that will cost you less than 200 bucks to manufacture.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Splash on May 18, 2009, 01:40:53 pm
If anyone is interested in getting a new sidestand, let me know. Found a good source for R1400 + courier.
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: missinglink on May 20, 2009, 10:49:45 am
Got mine from ChrisL  +- R1400 couries incl. Made life easy.No more centre stand shlep :laughing4:
Title: Re: KTM 640 Adventure Side Stand
Post by: Fidel on May 21, 2009, 04:46:23 pm
I really think it is bad taste for oke to copy stuff of vendors or any company, they put in the time and money for research, advertising and then oke's copy it, just to make a few bucks. At least design a better one.

guess every one see it different.

...and thats how the Japanese empire was created.  ;)