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Offline KTMRICK

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KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« on: June 22, 2013, 04:30:31 pm »
I saw this bike at Factory Racing yesterday with a high fender conversion. Looks awesome and they have managed to retain both discs upfront. Mudguard from a 950 super enduro apparently. Cost in the region of R6-7k so not cheap. Wondering if it is worth doing? Looks cool though and the bike itself is in awesome condition. One of the nicest examples I've seen to date. I like the idea of the carbon fibre tank protection. Anyone know who can do this for me??? :ricky:
 

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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 06:53:43 pm »
Hi KtmRick
I am busy ( well i havnt started yet..) with the same conversion..
I already have the mudguard & fork protectors ( also 950SE)..
unfortunately I am also a master of procrastination, so this is taken a while..

My idea for the mod has been this...
Swop the double banjo bolt between the LHS brake cylinder & the master cylinder..
Remove the cross over brake hose..
Measure & have a new brake hose made up - Master to RHS cylinder.. ( should cost +- R500 from OIL Power or similar hydraulics shop - Alternatively buy brake hose from Ktm at around R1000 - but not sure if the angle on the top connector is correct )
I have dry fitted the mudguard & altho the holes line up, the rear of the mudguard touches the frame, so i would make up an adapter plate to bring the mudguard forward by about 20mm - changing the angle to raise the front would also work i suppose, wouldn't really want to trim it..
I would then need to source a brake hose holder for the RHS fork protector, haven't looked yet, but shouldn't be too difficult to find..

I was really lucky in finding a new second hand mudguard etc at a good price..
Still 6 -7 K seems like way too much..
Hopefully mine gets done soon, you have inspired me to pull finger..
I will post some pics soonish i hope
 

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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 08:02:12 am »
Hi Guys,

This is a pic of my new toy. I hope Jules doesnt mind me using one of his old pics...?
Mine has the front fender conversion as well as retaining both discs.
I will take some close ups of the set-up and post them here for sharing purposes, I think it looks awesome and the stopping power up front is not compromised at all.

Cheers
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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 08:19:23 am »
Jeepers that 640 is tricked, makes me want to add some bling. Good to see a few 640's in KZN, we need to get together sometime!!
 

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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 09:31:50 am »
Hi Rat Man,

She is a beauty for sure, there are some extra goodies on as well that are not on that pic. I will have a photo shoot and post soon.
Where are you in KZN?
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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 10:13:11 am »
Looking forward to the pics, live in Zululand....you?
 

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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 03:01:53 pm »
That get together sounds like a plan?? Make it somewhere central so us Vaalies can join in too? :ricky:
 

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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 10:05:38 am »
Hi Guys,

This is a pic of my new toy. I hope Jules doesnt mind me using one of his old pics...?
Mine has the front fender conversion as well as retaining both discs.
I will take some close ups of the set-up and post them here for sharing purposes, I think it looks awesome and the stopping power up front is not compromised at all.

Cheers

Conversion was done by Offroad Cycles in PTA,
Runner did a great job,
Remember to ask for a discount  :imaposer:
690R Lost but not forgotten
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Re: KTM 640 High Fender Conversion
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 05:48:25 pm »
Looking forward to the pics, live in Zululand....you?

Sorry for the late reply, I stay in Richmond.
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