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Maineroot 09-07-2012 01:59 PM

2013 mexican 1000 ktm 640 adv build
 
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We have decided to race the NORRA MEXICAN 1000 once again in 2013. This time we will be bringing bikes.

Last year we had the incredible generosity and support from a group of riders based out of San Diego area. They brought bikes, chase truck, mechanics, beer, food and good times along with them. I owe 2012's race to all those that helped out.

2012 we raced two '90's XR 600's and a 2008 KTM 530 EXCR. The first XR crapped out on the transfer after the first test on the first day. The other 2 bikes make it all the way to the finish. We learned alot over those 4 days.


In the name of comfort and reliability, I sought the advice of Mark (Baja Dad here), and he said, get a 640 KTM adventure, you will love it for this type of race. So when I got back home, the search was on.

I found a 2006 640:

Less than 2500 miles on it
Rally Raid Tires
UHD TUBES
FMF Q4 Can
Shark Fin Rear Brake Guard
Full Skid Plate
Kickstand

Price was right and it is now in the garage, looking pretty much BRAND NEW.

Here is the list of UPGRADES planned:

CUSTOM SEAT
FLEXX BARS
STEERING DAMPER
BAR RISERS
LARGER PEGS

ROADBOOK READER
ICO
MOUNT FOR ABOVE
GPS BACKUP

MODIFICATIONS:
2 ROTOR FRONT BRAKE- DELETE ONE ROTOR AND CALIPER FOR USE ON DIRT.
FCR 41MX CARB/CABLES INSTALL (COMPLETED ALREADY- it RIPS.)
SNORKLE REMOVED FROM INTAKE
SIDESTAND DELETE
PASSENGER PEG DELETE
FRONT AND REAR BLINKER DELETE
Suspension- respring at minimum
Rear Wheel needs another Rim Lock

I'll post pictures as soon as I get to my computer of the progress so far.

zenjen 09-07-2012 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Maineroot (Post 19543503)
MODIFICATIONS:

FRONT ROTOR AND CALIPER DELETE

:scratch

Maineroot 09-07-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zenjen (Post 19543686)
:scratch


It's got TWO rotors and calipers up front.

On dirt, it has been tested that the optimal setup is for one Rotor and Caliper. Plus you lose more than 5# of unsprung weight.

That is alot when you hit a mannequin head burried beneath the sand at 80mph.

zenjen 09-07-2012 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Maineroot (Post 19543710)
It's got TWO rotors and calipers up front.

:thumb That fact had slipped my mind. :D :shog

Maineroot 09-07-2012 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by zenjen (Post 19543762)
:thumb That fact had slipped my mind. :D :shog

That would mean- AHHHH- no brakes.....

I'm not that crazy!

Baja Dad 09-07-2012 02:51 PM

You will need to order a BRP Chain block( ask Jim for the older Husaberg style) it bolts on!

I am working on a New design roodbook mount for the 640.( much less vibe at high speed )
I will let you know how that is comming.
Looks like we will have atleast 5 KTM 640 in the Rally!!!!!


Have fun on this build the KTM 640 is the BEST overall do all bike I have ridden.

Cant wait for Pics!!!:evil

crankshaft 09-07-2012 03:27 PM

The 640's are amazing, I loved mine when I had it. I rode the Alcan rally and did 5000 miles in 9 days and it never missed a beat! My feet fell asleep though:lol3 looking forward to seeing all you nuts down there again, should be even better this time around!

http://crankshaft.smugmug.com/Motorc...55_pCppb-M.jpg

GalacticGS 09-07-2012 03:48 PM

That should be a nice ride Maineroot! :thumb

I plan on racing my '09 Berg. Will be my first race in 30+ years, so just planning on having fun, finishing and :freakydown in Cabo!!!

:ricky

pfdskipper 09-07-2012 03:57 PM

Are you running the "Tecate ralley fairing" on this scooter? :rofl

crankshaft 09-07-2012 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by pfdskipper (Post 19544264)
Are you running the "Tecate ralley fairing" on this scooter? :rofl

:lol3

SurlyPete 09-07-2012 07:54 PM

Cool, and another Texan. Ck. your PMs

CrashDBad 09-07-2012 08:11 PM

A few of us are thinking of running 950SE. Not sure whether to race or just chase on the bikes.You won't be navigating by iPhones and dust clouds again?

Maineroot 09-08-2012 05:33 AM

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Here are some pics of the bike coming off the trailer when I got it.

Maineroot 09-08-2012 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by CrashDBad (Post 19545985)
A few of us are thinking of running 950SE. Not sure whether to race or just chase on the bikes.You won't be navigating by iPhones and dust clouds again?

Yes- you should race those 950's. They guy who overalled the bikes at the event was on one. That thing was a DIRT MISSLE!!

wrk2surf 09-09-2012 07:19 PM

Rally Cam
 
Dont forget one of these!! Like I said it will wake up the top end!

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/...r/P8253576.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/...r/P8253571.jpg



BTW How many miles ?


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