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Offline Thumpy

KTM 625 SXC Modification
« on: May 02, 2011, 05:43:58 pm »
I know that there is not many 625's but to those that have the bike and want to modify here is my experience so far. I bought a 2nd hand 625 recently and have started working on the bike. The 625 is basically a 640 with a more dirt bike look. It has the pumper carb some high flow head and a bit more suspension travel. Overall the bike is lighter. On the down side it has a 9l tank which is really to small. The rear wheel does not have a cush hub and I feel for tar work with grippier tyres this will have an negative effect on the chain, sprockets and gearbox. In my research many many 625 suffered broken rear wheel hub as a result. Oh and no side stand. Centre stands are great when you want to work on the bike but not so easy to live with. I bumped into a old 640 I think 2000 model that they are parting out so got a tank + radiator bracing, cush hub, seat and sidestand for very little money. To fit the tank one needs the radiator bracing. The tank fit straight on but the SXC seat does not work. Also the 2000 model seat fits sort of but the sub frames are different and i need a 2003 640 Adv seat. Both petcocks leaked but with a bit of fiddling and using the one of the small SXC tank got it sorted out. While I was at it I also changed the sprockets and chain which was shot. I have taken it for a ride and was worried that the big tank will affect the balance. I put +- 15l in and found that it carries that fuel much lower than the small tank which means it is actually less top heavy. As you can see on the foto the tank is scratched and I will paint it someday. The purple colour sort off grew on me maybe with a orange/ white KTM decal.  I would like to hear what you guys think what colour will work?
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 07:47:34 pm »
lekker man, hoe voel die verniet bloed sirkulasie vibrasie wat jy by kry?
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 08:02:42 pm »
Hi Louis het jy al die 625 gery? Watse vibrasie???? Hy's smooooth man!! Nee, ek weet van die legend maar eerlik waar of eks gelukkig met die spesifieke een of gewoont daaraan. Beslis minder as KTM 200,250 en 300.
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 08:06:30 pm »
625 nog nie maar die 640 wel. Het toe eerder n XR650R gekoop. Maar moet ook se dat die 640 se ekshorbitante prys ook baie met die keuse te doen gehad het! :mwink:
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 08:44:51 pm »
ja die xr650 is n legend en het n huge following - lyk na n nice bike maar ek het  self geen ondervinding van die xr nie. Ek is met my naelstring vas aan KTMs maar ek moet byvoeg ek het die 625 vir n goeie prys gekry wat seker baie daarmee te doen het. Volgens n paar ouens op ander forums is die 625 smoother en meer krag as 640??? As jy lus het kom ry die 625 en gee ons almal jou eerlike opinie jy is ook mos in Gauteng.

Wat dink jy van die tenk se kleur??? NEE stupid vraag jy gaan seker wil he ek moet dit rooi maak. 
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 11:07:31 am »
Dagse Pierre

Die tenk se kleur lyk gtlad nie te aardig vir my nie. Het mos gesien hoe jy van hou om te ry , so die kans is ook redelik dat jy haar weer op 'n stadium op haar sy gaan laat le , so wil jy regtig die tenk weer verf ?

Ek sukkel juis om te verstaan hoe die verf hu op die plastiek tenk.

Smaak my jy het nou 'n lekker speelding aanmekaar gesit  :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 11:24:54 am »
Ek sou die tank oranje maak en die seat swart maar dit lyk nie te onaardig nie.
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 11:40:00 am »
Of die blou en oranje kleure van die 950's.
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 01:06:37 pm »
Thanks julle waardeer

Louis ek stem saam dis wat ek ook aan gedink het en dalk weer die decal inverf as die seat moet werk dan klink hierdie nice.

Sidetrack ek moet dalk n ander seat kry want die een pas nie so lekker nie as die prys reg is vir die seat gaan hy swart wees dan die swart nuwe seat en oranje met n decal.

S4B - ek hou die meeste van jou plan kos nie geld nie maar ek is lus om die bike op te dolly. Hey moenie my jinx met spoke opjaag van val nie :D. Soos ek verstaan is die tenk wat hulle verf van ander plastiek gemaak en ek het ook gehoor mens gebruik n spesiale verf maar al die details moet ek nog uitfigure. Al die Adventures se tenks is geverf sover ek weet.

Op die laaste ry saam met Ganjora het ek die fork seals geblaas en moet dit nou nog doen.
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 12:36:45 pm »
I bought a 625 in August 2012 & find it smooth enough. Even the so called uncomfortable seat is not too bad. I'm looking for a bigger tank. If anybody knows where I get get, please advise.
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2013, 09:49:44 pm »
So I'm in the UK at the moment & found a Duke II tank & seat on UK scumtree. Got them both for 80. I think the tank is the KTM 18L job (58407013400). Unfortunately there's no cap with the tank, so I'm going to have to get one. Looks like they're about US$80. I'll see if I can get one prior to going home.

I'm not sure about the seat, but I think I will be able to make a plan when I get home to get it to fit.

Will post pics tomorrow, once my camera has charged up.

The dudes in our shipping section will send the parts to my house. I'll get them to make a receipt for 40 quid for our import dudes.

Result (I hope)!!! ;D
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2013, 05:11:14 pm »
Pictures in the rough.



I've ordered the fuel cap. It'll work out at 43.47. Picking it up on Thursday.
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Re: KTM 625 SXC Modification
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 03:47:04 pm »
'n Tjom van my soek CLOCKS vir 'n 640 sxc.........wie sal dalk kan HELP????!!!........asseblief??!
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