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Offline Dwerg

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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2014, 12:22:35 pm »
Hey Guys.

Just purchased a 2007 640 with 7700km. I am looking for an after market slip on as well as steering damper. Looking forward to taking it on a longer trip. Hope it wont disappoint as I am used to my 990?

Stay off the tar and you'll love the 640. I liked my 640 way more than my 950 but I prefer more technical riding. Ride it a bit first and then decide whether you need the damper and pipe. Mine was fine in rocks and sand and never showed even a hint of headshake
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2014, 12:51:54 pm »
Never even though of getting a damper for mine... it's got REAL suspension...
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2014, 04:07:06 pm »
The more I ride my 640 the more I love it and only wish for the SE on long boring roads. I have never considered fitting a damper and the standard pipe is good if a bit heavy.
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2014, 06:15:02 pm »
Got an surprise on mine 2 weeks ago...
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2014, 08:28:06 pm »
That is a problem, expensive problem, fixed only by regular replacement of the rocker roller bearings.

check with swiss simon if he has a spare
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2014, 09:26:32 pm »
2003 model. 40000 odd km done. Love her to bits.
Decided to sell about 20 times because I dont ride often enough. Everytime I take her on the Final ride I change my mind.
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2014, 04:31:43 am »
That's a beauty!
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2014, 09:32:38 pm »
Just got mine.

7500km. Been standing in the previous  owners garage for two years
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2014, 09:48:02 pm »
Lovely!
Enjoy it!
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2014, 04:48:55 am »
Just got mine.

7500km. Been standing in the previous  owners garage for two years

Cool :thumleft: Wishing you many happy miles of riding!!
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2014, 07:33:08 am »
Thanks guys
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2014, 07:47:25 am »
Just got mine.

7500km. Been standing in the previous  owners garage for two years

Wow awesome find  :thumleft:
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2014, 09:28:28 am »
Just got mine.

7500km. Been standing in the previous  owners garage for two years

Wobble, give that beauty a good sevice before taking her out! Congrats man, that bike is awesome. 640's will soon reach collectors status if they have not done so already. :drif:
 

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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2014, 09:23:16 pm »
Serviced by Ktm Clearwater. What a lekker bike. Way more fun than my 990 !! Happy to say, no need for steering damper. Any other 640,s in the Honeydew area keen for longer outrides let me know?
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2014, 09:34:18 pm »
Serviced by Ktm Clearwater. What a lekker bike. Way more fun than my 990 !! Happy to say, no need for steering damper. Any other 640,s in the Honeydew area keen for longer outrides let me know?

I'm near Fourways, so close enough! I agree on the steering damper. I'm home on the 6th August, so keen for a ride on the week end :thumleft:
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2014, 10:57:58 pm »
Yip I'm in randpark ridge, closer to dome side
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2014, 04:58:11 am »
Cool. So who's in on a ride on the 9th, or 10th Aug?

 
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2014, 07:28:23 am »
Ya I'd like to, brother rides a 690 and will prob also go with if that's ok
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2014, 08:16:15 am »
I've got a mate that's just bought a 690, so he might tag along too. Sweet :thumleft:
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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2014, 02:35:26 pm »
Bought mine 2 years ago from a farmer outside Grahamstown. 2002 model with 17990km on the clock. Today 6/08/14, 42237km on the clock, she is getting well used.