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Offline Ruff

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2017, 07:08:28 am »

Managed to get stuck today.

This bike is really awesome off the road :)

Bosveld centerstand.

Man I miss the Cape, you guys have awesome riding spots there. I used to go to the Philippi farms/quarry all the time on my 625.
 

Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2017, 07:05:24 pm »






Sunday I took the 640 to Atlantis.

What an awesome morning with some Wilddogs..

The single tracks with whoops were the only trouble I had.
You need good momentum and theres no real room for error( Port Jacksons)

So ego in he pocket and slow down.. which also means stop/start - in loose sand. Not nice.

The "corners" in the single track also put me off. One needs entry speed and I was uncomfortable pushing because the bike was pushing me more than i was pushing her... I guess thats why we also own "plastics"

all in all, put the bike down twicevery chuffed.

Would I do it again?

Forsure..except the single track.. that is unemotional unsentimental territory

 

Offline Omninorm

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2017, 04:28:31 pm »






Sunday I took the 640 to Atlantis.

What an awesome morning with some Wilddogs..

The single tracks with whoops were the only trouble I had.
You need good momentum and theres no real room for error( Port Jacksons)

So ego in he pocket and slow down.. which also means stop/start - in loose sand. Not nice.

The "corners" in the single track also put me off. One needs entry speed and I was uncomfortable pushing because the bike was pushing me more than i was pushing her... I guess thats why we also own "plastics"

all in all, put the bike down twicevery chuffed.

Would I do it again?

Forsure..except the single track.. that is unemotional unsentimental territory

Respect dude.

Took my Xchallenge there 3 times and my F800GS once. They forgot a letter inbetween the G and the S.  Geen F***N Sand. is more like it.
It can be done but also a lot of hard work. The X was much better but like you agree about the whoopedydoo single track with the bigger bike

Maybe we'll meet on the quarry ride perhaps one day. That bike looks awesome. Congrats!
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Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2017, 06:28:37 am »






Sunday I took the 640 to Atlantis.

What an awesome morning with some Wilddogs..

The single tracks with whoops were the only trouble I had.
You need good momentum and theres no real room for error( Port Jacksons)

So ego in he pocket and slow down.. which also means stop/start - in loose sand. Not nice.

The "corners" in the single track also put me off. One needs entry speed and I was uncomfortable pushing because the bike was pushing me more than i was pushing her... I guess thats why we also own "plastics"

all in all, put the bike down twicevery chuffed.

Would I do it again?

Forsure..except the single track.. that is unemotional unsentimental territory

Respect dude.

Took my Xchallenge there 3 times and my F800GS once. They forgot a letter inbetween the G and the S.  Geen F***N Sand. is more like it.
It can be done but also a lot of hard work. The X was much better but like you agree about the whoopedydoo single track with the bigger bike

Maybe we'll meet on the quarry ride perhaps one day. That bike looks awesome. Congrats!

Thanks Omninorm,

Are you doing the Welgelegen Funduro?

I'll be there on a kdx200
 

Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2017, 10:09:11 pm »
The 640 is going to Rockfox tomorrow for Crashbars and a GPS Mount.

Finally :)


Also have new flickers ready for collection at KTM Cape Town.
 

Offline Omninorm

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2017, 11:28:59 pm »






Sunday I took the 640 to Atlantis.

What an awesome morning with some Wilddogs..

The single tracks with whoops were the only trouble I had.
You need good momentum and theres no real room for error( Port Jacksons)

So ego in he pocket and slow down.. which also means stop/start - in loose sand. Not nice.

The "corners" in the single track also put me off. One needs entry speed and I was uncomfortable pushing because the bike was pushing me more than i was pushing her... I guess thats why we also own "plastics"

all in all, put the bike down twicevery chuffed.

Would I do it again?

Forsure..except the single track.. that is unemotional unsentimental territory

Respect dude.

Took my Xchallenge there 3 times and my F800GS once. They forgot a letter inbetween the G and the S.  Geen F***N Sand. is more like it.
It can be done but also a lot of hard work. The X was much better but like you agree about the whoopedydoo single track with the bigger bike

Maybe we'll meet on the quarry ride perhaps one day. That bike looks awesome. Congrats!

Thanks Omninorm,

Are you doing the Welgelegen Funduro?

I'll be there on a kdx200

Nice! KDX200 will rock that!
No I've never been at a Funduro  :-[ ... also...currently don't have my WR yet. Should be here Wednesday.
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Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2017, 09:27:34 pm »


GPS mount sorted.








Crash Bars sorted.





Pannier Racks sorted.

Thanks to Mike at Rockfox.

 

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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2017, 08:19:42 am »
Wow, impressive.  Lyk flippen nice.  :thumleft:
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Offline GreggB

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2017, 02:45:13 pm »
Those look flippin smart! What do the crash bars mount to at the top or are they just joined together with the centre bracket? I am assuming that they are attached to the front motor mount plates at the bottom?
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2017, 03:45:27 pm »
Very lekker Boss.  Is that GPS mount available from Rockfox and approx. price?
 

Offline Sprocketbek

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2017, 05:33:29 pm »
Those look flippin smart! What do the crash bars mount to at the top or are they just joined together with the centre bracket? I am assuming that they are attached to the front motor mount plates at the bottom?

There seems to be a center bracket between the forks to the frame.
Wonder if they will work with a high mudguard?
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2017, 06:44:08 pm »
Those look flippin smart! What do the crash bars mount to at the top or are they just joined together with the centre bracket? I am assuming that they are attached to the front motor mount plates at the bottom?

There seems to be a center bracket between the forks to the frame.
Wonder if they will work with a high mudguard?

They seem very similar to the Toys2Go ones Sprocketbek.

The high fender is compatible with those and I don't want to stick my neck out too far, but would say it should work with this as well.  See attached.






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Offline Sprocketbek

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2017, 07:00:39 pm »
Thanks Kobus!  :thumleft:
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Offline BossPierreLombard

My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2017, 07:18:55 pm »
Wow, impressive.  Lyk flippen nice.  :thumleft:
Dankie Kobus, ek soek altyd vir n glimpse van jou 640 as jy pics gooi van jou mancave :)
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2017, 07:23:14 pm »
Those look flippin smart! What do the crash bars mount to at the top or are they just joined together with the centre bracket? I am assuming that they are attached to the front motor mount plates at the bottom?




Thats the front top mount. Hope it helps.



And this is the bottom
 

Offline BossPierreLombard

My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2017, 07:26:50 pm »
Very lekker Boss.  Is that GPS mount available from Rockfox and approx. price?

Husky, it is a Rockfox GPS mount, not sure if it was a once off or how it works.

Those guys are really busy so I kind of  forced my bike in there.

Cost - R400.00
« Last Edit: May 14, 2017, 07:27:23 pm by BossPierreLombard »
 

Offline GreggB

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2017, 08:34:46 pm »
Those look flippin smart! What do the crash bars mount to at the top or are they just joined together with the centre bracket? I am assuming that they are attached to the front motor mount plates at the bottom?




Thats the front top mount. Hope it helps.



And this is the bottom
Thanks for the pics. Much appreciated
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2017, 12:27:48 pm »
Thanks Boss
 

Offline BossPierreLombard

My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2017, 08:31:45 am »


Last week i did some rider training with Byron Coetsee.

This is me practicing the "elephant turn"



On my way to Cederberg Oasis after a hectic week.

Goodtimes ahead!
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2017, 08:43:36 am »
After owning the 640 for 10 years, I can still look at these pictures and my mind wanders to far off places yet to be explored!  Funny how this bike just feels like the epitome of exploration.

Enjoy your trip Pierre and take lots of photos.  :ricky:
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