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shark_za

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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2007, 11:39:48 am »
Fuel injection is not on my must have list in future.
I dont like rebooting my bike out in the bush.
 

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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2007, 11:41:06 am »
Sorry Beemer Man, very rude of me,   ::) I do appologise for my rudeness  ;D
 
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2007, 11:49:26 am »
Thanks Runner, just had a chat to Ralph, will take the bike to him.

The 690 shown at the Paris show was a Ralley raid replica and will not be for sale before end 2009 soonest as I understand it.   ??? The enduro versions alledgedly have major transmision problems under testing, the one they used on the Baja only lasted about 120km at race speed. The ones you saw imported by Proaction for some lucky Dakar contenders came in at a hefty R380000 each!  :o


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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2007, 12:27:19 pm »
Slimey - Holy smacker !! If you have such a collection of toys, why not get a proper DS bike for DS purposes. The 640 is rather crap as an off road bike and very crap as an adventure bike. I also do not know why they call it a 640 Adventure !
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2007, 01:04:11 pm »
Slimey - Holy smacker !! If you have such a collection of toys, why not get a proper DS bike for DS purposes. The 640 is rather crap as an off road bike and very crap as an adventure bike. I also do not know why they call it a 640 Adventure !

Nardus I am starting to see the light, you have a very valid point  ;D ;D

Just put a set of TKC80's on the KTM, lets see if that improves the offroad performance  ::)
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2007, 01:11:24 pm »
Just get yourself a 660 Rallye, best of both worlds  >:D
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2007, 01:49:04 pm »
The obvious move would be to get yourself a cheap second-hand 950 Adventure. The 640 LC4 is too old now, and good for lumberjacks only.
 

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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2007, 04:18:51 pm »
Slimey, be warned a TKC80 for my 950 costed me R1700 yesterday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2007, 09:24:47 pm »
Slimey, be warned a TKC80 for my 950 costed me R1700 yesterday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bliksem Nardus, that's steep. Does it come with tyre pressure sensors and gold plated rim  ???

Is it because of the "odd" size?

.....and to top it all I guess it's a "made in Korea" jobbie as well  >:(
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2007, 12:00:23 pm »
Slimey, be warned a TKC80 for my 950 costed me R1700 yesterday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep that the price for both front and back.  :o  But I must say, plenty more fun than the old Saharas I had on. 

Big grin factor  ;D  ;D Took them for a spin yesterday, still smiling!!! Who needs more power if you have proper traction  ;D

I have solved my top end speed problem......if I sit down it goes faster  ;D  ::)

Thanks all for the advice.
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2007, 12:32:40 pm »
So that is actually cheap then >:D >:D compared to a set for the GS...
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2007, 01:53:38 pm »
Slimey, be warned a TKC80 for my 950 costed me R1700 yesterday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep that the price for both front and back.  :o  But I must say, plenty more fun than the old Saharas I had on. 

Big grin factor  ;D  ;D Took them for a spin yesterday, still smiling!!! Who needs more power if you have proper traction  ;D

I have solved my top end speed problem......if I sit down it goes faster  ;D  ::)

Thanks all for the advice.

Sorry, do you mean R1700 for the front and R1700 for the back or R1700 for both???
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Re: KTM 640 performance improvement?
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2007, 11:39:02 am »


Sorry, do you mean R1700 for the front and R1700 for the back or R1700 for both???
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