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KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« on: July 03, 2009, 10:48:28 am »
Isn't it time we start this thread???
Let's post all our KTM 640 info here.

I've got some kind of wiring problem on my Katie, she blows fuses for the lights, hooter etc, so i downloaded the manual from KTM and copied the wiring diagram in paint. Painted all the wires' colours on the diagram and made a A3 copy of it.

PM and I can send it to you.
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 10:51:59 am »
About time yea.

I have all the 640 user and service manuals if any one needs them
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 11:20:20 am »
Im in. Vroom vroom.  :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 12:15:30 pm »
Ni[]a i will give you beer for the manuals.

I had problem with blowing fuses. The wiring was shorting on to frame. hard to find, easy to fix.
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 12:16:31 pm »
Ni[]a i will give you beer for the manuals.

I had problem with blowing fuses. The wiring was shorting on to frame. hard to find, easy to fix.

you know where to find me :D
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 02:03:37 pm »
There are no short cuts to anywhere worth going!
Performance is paramount, niceties only exist if it doesn't affect performance.

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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 10:10:56 am »
Kick starting the beast? throw her on the center stand and kick down on the kick starter... the Decomp lever is for girls.... no choke, no throttle

I have the hi low beam conversion, works like a charm
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 12:57:04 pm »
My bike's battery is farked and I've done De Wildt twice with it like that, we only ride the technical sections in the river, so you can guess how many times I've kicked my bike:



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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 01:10:14 pm »
 :laughing4: ok you win  :biggrin:
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 02:02:07 pm »
That was a stuckup
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 11:59:20 am »
Howzit guys, i'm a new KTM 640 owner...went on a trip and all of a sudden i had no clutch...i had to stop and top up with brake fluid - is this normal?
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 12:04:22 pm »
Howzit guys, i'm a new KTM 640 owner...went on a trip and all of a sudden i had no clutch...i had to stop and top up with brake fluid - is this normal?

Brake fluid damages the internals of the clutch, you need to use a mineral oil of about 10 weight... I use Baby Oil in an emergency...
You will now probably have to replace all your rubbers, which could have been the problem in the first place, damaged rubbers...
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 12:08:44 pm »
Hello Malibu, thanks, that makes sense, the previous owner told me that he topped it up with brake fluid before...that sucks!! I checked in the Manual and i saw they specify Mineral oil...eish! Thanks!
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 12:10:02 pm »
Hello Malibu, thanks, that makes sense, the previous owner told me that he topped it up with brake fluid before...that sucks!! I checked in the Manual and i saw they specify Mineral oil...eish! Thanks!


You going to have to replace all the rubbers throughout the clutch.. Sorry!  :(
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 12:12:33 pm »

You going to have to replace all the rubbers throughout the clutch.. Sorry!  :(
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is it quite a big and pricey ordeal?


No, nothing too hectic if I remember correctly... call the shop and ask them for details.  Explain you have brake fluid in the system and price to fix...
Let us know, I last did it a while ago, replace rubbers that is.
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2013, 07:03:28 am »
Well done on starting this thread  :thumleft:
I recently bought another 640, & plan on some upgrades..
I will share anything useful i come across...
 

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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2013, 07:51:58 am »
Hi all,

I have also recently become the proud owner of a mint condition 640 ADV....Thanks Li and Jules  :thumleft:
Looking forward to the thread as it grows. I have always wanted one of these, and now that it has happened I am like a sponge wanting to absorb as much info as I can.

For starters then - What rear tyres are you lot running? What sort of mileage are you getting? She seems to be happy all day at about 120km/h ? With power leftover for a quick overtake too...
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2013, 08:22:31 am »
I have MITAS E09 on at the moment, but I prefer the Michelin T 63. I found them the best so far. Congrats on your KaTie!!
 

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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2013, 08:26:01 am »
I'm testing out TKC's... not bad at all.

Mostly used the E07's on the back, getting 12 000 to 15 000 kays on them, but then I do ride like a girl! 
And T63's on the front, 8 000 kays more or less...
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2013, 09:08:26 am »

I find the TKC on the front wheel is a good compromise...acceptable on dirt, and surprisingly predictable on tar. (I do a fair amount of tar roads in town, so the last thing I need is a jittery front, it messes with my head bigtime)

On the back I use whatever is available, as they don't last long enough to form a personal bond with.  ;)
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