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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2013, 05:00:27 pm »
Noted,

Would a gutted 990 pipe have a similar effect? I see there are some on the forum looking for a home.
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2013, 06:11:13 pm »
Noted,

Would a gutted 990 pipe have a similar effect? I see there are some on the forum looking for a home.

DCB that 640 came from JHB with us and was sold there from new so should be set for altitude. They do idle a bit rough but should not stall at idle
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2013, 01:19:31 pm »
Noted,

Would a gutted 990 pipe have a similar effect? I see there are some on the forum looking for a home.

DCB that 640 came from JHB with us and was sold there from new so should be set for altitude. They do idle a bit rough but should not stall at idle

Ahh, Thanks Jules  :thumleft:
She does idle a bit rough, but hasnt stalled at all so far.
She has really taken to the gravel highways in and around the Midlands and puts a grin on my face like no other bike I have ridden.
Planning an epic trip from George to KZN early next year ...cant wait!
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2013, 01:59:32 pm »
Noted,

Would a gutted 990 pipe have a similar effect? I see there are some on the forum looking for a home.

DCB that 640 came from JHB with us and was sold there from new so should be set for altitude. They do idle a bit rough but should not stall at idle

Ahh, Thanks Jules  :thumleft:
She does idle a bit rough, but hasnt stalled at all so far.
She has really taken to the gravel highways in and around the Midlands and puts a grin on my face like no other bike I have ridden.
Planning an epic trip from George to KZN early next year ...cant wait!

Great to Hear!!!!

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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2013, 10:45:09 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 #45 on: December 21, 2013, 10:55:23 am »
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2013, 11:18:10 am »
My rear brake caliper has developed an irritating rattle.
Any thing I should look for that isn't staring me in the face?
I can't seem to find how to strip it and see what the problem is.
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2013, 12:33:24 pm »
My rear brake caliper has developed an irritating rattle.
Any thing I should look for that isn't staring me in the face?
I can't seem to find how to strip it and see what the problem is.

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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2013, 02:02:21 pm »
My rear brake caliper has developed an irritating rattle.
Any thing I should look for that isn't staring me in the face?
I can't seem to find how to strip it and see what the problem is.

Does it rattle more under braking or when you don't brake?
On mine the top pin that holds the pads in place was nearly worn through.
You can check it by lifting the pad with your finger while everything is in place.

Got a new pin from KTM, expensive for what you get  ::)
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2013, 02:15:52 pm »
My rear brake caliper has developed an irritating rattle.
Any thing I should look for that isn't staring me in the face?
I can't seem to find how to strip it and see what the problem is.

Does it rattle more under braking or when you don't brake?
On mine the top pin that holds the pads in place was nearly worn through.
You can check it by lifting the pad with your finger while everything is in place.

Got a new pin from KTM, expensive for what you get  ::)

Thanks SB, that sounds spot on, I guess a trip to KTM is in order then. :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2013, 02:21:27 pm »

Thanks SB, that sounds spot on, I guess a trip to KTM is in order then. :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2014, 08:20:46 pm »
Anyone out there with a Service Manual pdf?
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2014, 08:28:18 pm »
Heelloooooooooooooooo!!!  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Anyone know where I can find some crashbars for my 640?
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2014, 10:30:48 pm »
Heelloooooooooooooooo!!!  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Anyone know where I can find some crashbars for my 640?
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2014, 10:38:54 pm »
Heelloooooooooooooooo!!!  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Anyone know where I can find some crashbars for my 640?
PM ChrisL - Ordered mine last week  :thumleft:

Just be aware the SW Motech ones won't work with a high front mudgaurd!
There were crashbars made for the pre-2004 models but to date I can't find a set  :(
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2014, 11:54:48 pm »
Heelloooooooooooooooo!!!  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Anyone know where I can find some crashbars for my 640?
PM ChrisL - Ordered mine last week  :thumleft:

Just be aware the SW Motech ones won't work with a high front mudgaurd!
There were crashbars made for the pre-2004 models but to date I can't find a set  :(

Dually noted. Dankie Nicolaaaaaaas!

Although I have a high mudguard on at the moment, I have the standard one too. What is the difference between the two (besides the obvious high / low)?
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2014, 07:15:48 am »
I have the high guard on mine too, and the previous owner was able to retain both front disks. A lot of the conversions I have seen have only one disk up front.
I think it improves the look of the bike tremendously!
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2014, 08:34:13 am »
She does look pretty DeeCeeBee!!! Thinking about the high guard conversion…but i like both looks…think the high guard is more practical than the standard one!
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2014, 08:35:22 am »
Do you know where to order the High Guard conversion kit?
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Re: KTM 640 Adventure Thread
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2014, 12:14:24 pm »
Do you know where to order the High Guard conversion kit?

I think "Runner" was responsible for my bike when she lived in GP.
Its not a "kit" as far as I can see, its just other bits from other bikes that have been moodded to fit. KTM 85sx donated the fork protectors and the front mud-guard I think.
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