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Offline KTMvan

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2018, 06:31:58 pm »
Good day Fellas

I see that you guys love the 640 very much and have a lot of experience on the niggles and maintenance issues. I have installed a 640 engine into a 650 Husaberg frame.  On the first longish trip the CDI burnt out. 

What could have caused the melt down?
Who can supply a compatible after market unit or good used one?

Thanking you all in advance.
If you are in the Cape, try Krog's Motorcycle Electrix. You maybe had a short in your wiring loom?

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2004 KTM 640 adventure - alive and well
 

Offline ktmmer

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2018, 08:57:23 pm »
Good day Fellas

I see that you guys love the 640 very much and have a lot of experience on the niggles and maintenance issues. I have installed a 640 engine into a 650 Husaberg frame.  On the first longish trip the CDI burnt out. 

What could have caused the melt down?
Who can supply a compatible after market unit or good used one?

Thanking you all in advance.

So maklik is dit nie. Ons soek baie fotos van die ombouing asb!!     
 

Offline Vatdiepad

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2018, 12:03:48 pm »
KTMvan

Thx for the pointer to Krog.  I have now installed a 12 Volt DC Chinese scooter CDI and it runs fine.  Cost R 250.
 

Offline KTMvan

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2018, 01:07:08 pm »
KTMvan

Thx for the pointer to Krog.  I have now installed a 12 Volt DC Chinese scooter CDI and it runs fine.  Cost R 250.
Good one! :-)

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Offline geno.box

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #84 on: March 28, 2018, 08:30:16 pm »
Hi 640 people,

Back when I read the inter-webs (wilddog, advrider, horizon untlim. etc) , going through the never ending debates about which bike is better for whatever reasons, I made my own conclusion that a 640 would be what I'd get. I've not been disappointed,  love this bike.
BUT
It's 2018, which means every 640 in existence is now more than 10 years old. From what I can gather most of these are sitting with odos in the 20k - 40k km range.

I'm not online all the time, but recent readings of 640 related posts, I'm starting to get the feeling that maybe we've reached a point where parts availability has become an issue, but it's hard to judge this properly.
I see things like people do "Stripping for parts"-jobs, eg http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=214044.0
  less after market stuff being available (eg http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=173382.0)
  no idea what KTM part supply is like, but people do comment it being expensive
  vibes on advrider's 640 posts...

A quick re-evaluation, and I still don't see a better option, I'm still not feeling it with the same old crowd (DR650, KLR, etc), although won't mind giving a DR a go for a project , nor do the new bikes (eg new AT) which imho are all way too expensive :crybaby2: . None gives me the balance of factors the 640 does (price, weight, capability, simplicity).

I'm contemplating buying a 2nd bike just for parts, but I wonder if that might be rediculous considering the total cost then of having bought two bikes...?

what do you guys reckon?  :dontknow:
« Last Edit: March 28, 2018, 08:31:07 pm by geno.box »
 

Offline wobbler

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Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #85 on: March 29, 2018, 06:19:19 pm »
Surely motor internals won't be too far different from the 690? Both LC4 motors.
KTM missed the 690 adventure boat sadly. They would have sold in numbers I think.
Now everyone is harping on about the mythical 790.
Meh, dunno that that will be as cool as the 640 was.
Time will tell.
 

Offline Nev

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2018, 12:57:20 pm »
2003, Enduro Model 23000km
Purchased in 2012

I now have 34000km of smiles on it.
 

Offline evansv

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2018, 07:13:11 pm »
I managed to get home after nearly 5 months away & got the time to install my "new to me" sub frame. I did two trips over a period of 8 days, totalling about 800km. Smiled all the way!!

I couldn't even stop smiling when I got on the plane to go back to work!
DT 125, GSX 750 ES, XJ 900, KX 125, YZ 250, WR 200, RMX 250 (280 kit), FZ-6, 2006, DT 125 LC (rear ended by Fortuner - written off), DT200R (current), KTM 625 SXC (current)
 

Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: 640 owners sign in..
« Reply #88 on: September 18, 2018, 06:10:56 pm »