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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By afgarcia2
Isildur's KTM

I was contemplating selling my 2007 640 Adventure in favor of a motorcycle better suited for very long trips, but in the end I could not afford to replace it with something that is off-road capable...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By afgarcia2
de-snorkel vs. vented air box door

I came across a debate while researching how to improve via jetting and increasing airflow the 2007 Adventure 640 I am blessed to have recently acquired.

Some feel that increasing airflow by...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By afgarcia2
steady improvement

Hey meat popsicle, Ttanks for the information, helps to know what other people's experiences are. I notified the dealer and ridden the bike some more, and the shifting is improving steadily (at about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By afgarcia2
Thanks S.C., that is good advice. I am in denial...

Thanks S.C., that is good advice. I am in denial because I got rid of the Aprilia (I bike I love) because of reliability issues, and I really do not have the time and patience to deal with this right...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By afgarcia2
swift upshifts

Max Cool - thank you for confirming my speculation that was part of today's investigation: on the 640 faster upshifts are smoother than slow upshifts. I guesss the 640 has a race-bike soul.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By afgarcia2
it was the aprlia's fault

This is embarassing but maybe it wil help someone who one day ha the same problem. The hydraulic clutch on my last bike (Aprilia Falco/Mille SL; not adjustable for lever-reach) works best if you pull...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By afgarcia2
hey b. - thanks for the reply. The clutch seems...

hey b. - thanks for the reply. The clutch seems to fine. Downshifts are easy and smooth, there is no grinding when tryig to engage any gears, even first gear at a stop when the engine is cold.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By afgarcia2
difficlut upshifts on new Adventure 640

After getting the Italian V-twin infatuation out of my system, yesterday I traded in my 2003 Aprilia Falco for a 2007 KTM 640 Adventure. I had a 2002 Adventure, and it is the only mototcycle I ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By afgarcia2
BMW F650 (w/FI) aftermaket silencer help please

Hi All,
we have a new member in the family, a BMW F650 with fuel injection and dual spark plugs. A Staintune silencer is on the way. I was wondering if the Staintune (or any aftermarket silencer)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2004, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By afgarcia2
ongoing gratitude for the testing - thanks Mack....

ongoing gratitude for the testing - thanks Mack. I will stick with 21, because unless figuring out mileage, I thnk that is the conservative course of action for making sure I can cover the prescribed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By afgarcia2
Awesome Mack, thanks very much! Tony

Awesome Mack, thanks very much!
Tony
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2004, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By afgarcia2
Sorry to be so clueless, but I could not figure...

Sorry to be so clueless, but I could not figure out how to change wheel size on the KTM odometer. I could not find the information in the incredibly complete KTM owners manual. If it is a simple...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2004, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By afgarcia2
thanks for all the feedback and information - all...

thanks for all the feedback and information - all very helpful, you guys all rule.
I now plan to stop twice in the apprx. 525 mile V to R.

thanks to especially to Carlos for the detailed mileage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2004, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By afgarcia2
thanks!

Thanks Velocibiker, that is exactly the type of information I am looking for - I only weigh about 155 lbs, and I think I have a mellow throttle hand, so even offroad I should be able to get 40 mpg,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2004, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By afgarcia2
ktm 640 Adv. R distance per gallon/liter and range

I am trying to estimate the maximum distance I can cover on my 2002 Adventure R on one tankfull of gas (more V to R prep.). I am especially interested on off-road only miles that include sandy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By afgarcia2
Dunlop 606 it is!

Thanks to all for your input. The mesage is clear: the Dunlop 606s are the way to go. Denni Kirk is, luckily, return friendly, so I am sending the Pirellis back. The Pirelli MT18 carcass seems super...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2004, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By afgarcia2
Thanks for all the feedback - just a few more...

Thanks for all the feedback - just a few more comments, and if anyone has still more feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.

According to the catalog I used (Dennis Kirk) to select the Pirellis...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2004, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By afgarcia2
Off road only tires for a 2002 KTM Adventure 640R???

I am preparing for desert, off-road only riding. I purchased Pirelli MT18 "heavy duty" tires, which advertised as good for high speed desert riding. I am running Moose heavy duty tubes with Slime,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2004, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,066
Posted By afgarcia2
Husqvarnas Rule!

I had a '94 610 I converted to street legal in one night with a Baja kit. It was my favorite motorcycle ever, although my 2002 Adventure 640 is threatening to dethrone the Husky. Bitter and unhappy...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2004, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,510
Posted By afgarcia2
I did this: removed all smog devices, and...

I did this:
removed all smog devices, and disconnected smog wires. I lifted the needles one notch, and I turned the air mixture screws one half turn counterclosckwise from the stock setting. I left...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,510
Posted By afgarcia2
I SAID: 'I removed the left-side airbox door . ....

I SAID: 'I removed the left-side airbox door . . . and later I made a bracket and fit "K and N pre-filter foam" (Dennis Kirk sells it) over the door space (sorry no photo).'
then you said:


AND...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2004, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 2,016,592
Posted By afgarcia2
chain guide/ scotts steering damper

Many of the modifications listed on previous replies to your request are on my 2002 640 Adevnture. two i did not see are:

(1) Scotts steering damper. Very expensive ($400.00+), and requires scary...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2004, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,510
Posted By afgarcia2
I live at sea level, on the coast, and it is...

I live at sea level, on the coast, and it is usually between 40 and 70 degrees F here. I removed all smog devices, and disconnected smog wires. I lifted the needles one notch, and I turned the air...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2004, 11:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By afgarcia2
The topic was discussed at length here: ...

The topic was discussed at length here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=32367&highlight=lc8+vs+lc4

good Luck - I have both, and you can't go wrong with either.
Tony
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2004, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,749
Posted By afgarcia2
Some of you who generously took the time to...

Some of you who generously took the time to respond to my questions asked for me to report what I found, so here goes:

Firstly, I found that adjusting the preload on a 2002 640 Adventure R is...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2004, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,566
Posted By afgarcia2
Im am pretty slow, but it takes me about 3 hours...

Im am pretty slow, but it takes me about 3 hours to change the oil on the 950.
Tony
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2004, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,566
Posted By afgarcia2
I did the 600 mile service including valve...

I did the 600 mile service including valve adjustment myself. I used the .pdf manual mentioned above. Another incredibly huge help was this description of the proccedure posted by Wayne Weber on this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By afgarcia2
I had an 89 KLR 650 and the 97 DR 650. Both are...

I had an 89 KLR 650 and the 97 DR 650. Both are mechanically unchanged through 2004, if I am not mistaken. In my oppinion, the DR does EVERYTHING better than the KLR. The valves are easier to adjust...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2004, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By afgarcia2
I had a '97 model that I sold after putting about...

I had a '97 model that I sold after putting about 24,000 miles on it. The DR 650 is easy to work on, I had no mechanical problems. Al I did was change the oil, service the chain, adjust the valves,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2004, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By afgarcia2
Try this link - scroll down to the "LC4...

Try this link - scroll down to the "LC4 sidestand" part of the table.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/products_motech_ktm.htm

If the link is funny, go to twistedthrottle.com click on "products",...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2004, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By afgarcia2
I am learning a lot from all the excellent posts!...

I am learning a lot from all the excellent posts!

After learning that the 640 Adventures run H1 bulbs (that is correct, right?), I searched found that Baja Designs has 55 Watt and 130 Watt H1...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2004, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By afgarcia2
Thanks again for shring wisdom Flanny - I was...

Thanks again for shring wisdom Flanny - I was ignorant regarding the colored lights

these are the web sites I found that had the lights - time is/was limited so I will probably look more later.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2004, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By afgarcia2
Thanks Flanny and Creeper. I read some thread...

Thanks Flanny and Creeper. I read some thread about overloading the Adventure 640 electrical output and killing batteries, so I was pleased that the PIAA H1 bulbs I found at car web sites described...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2004, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By afgarcia2
Thanks Creeper, that is exactly what I was...

Thanks Creeper, that is exactly what I was looking for.
Tony
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2004, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By afgarcia2
brighter light(s) for the 640 Adventure

I read the excellent postings on the topic started by Dirtyvfr regarding Xenon HID for the Adventure 640. The set up looks great but it out of my budget.

Does anyone know of a more economical...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,674
Posted By afgarcia2
I have both, and these are my biggest...

I have both, and these are my biggest impressions:

One of my favorite things about the adv. 950 is that it makes the adv. 640 feel small when you switch from one to the other.

The 950 is an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,749
Posted By afgarcia2
HEY KTim - thanks for the steereing damper...

HEY KTim - thanks for the steereing damper report. Now I am a bit torn - I looked nto the price of those things this weekend and I still have sticker shock; I decided it was too expensive to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2004, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 58,056
Posted By afgarcia2
I owned a DR 800 for 6 months while I was doing...

I owned a DR 800 for 6 months while I was doing geologic field work in southern Spain. They are quite top heavy and scary on pavement. I remember the first time I leaned it over, it fealt like I was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,749
Posted By afgarcia2
thanks very much flanny, I take your advice to...

thanks very much flanny, I take your advice to heart, but...

After considering all advice given, I am going to set the rear sag to the minimum setting suggested by the WP rear shock manual, then...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2004, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,749
Posted By afgarcia2
hey drif10 - thanks very much for the heads up,...

hey drif10 - thanks very much for the heads up, and sorry to be a pest, but can you please clarify your response? Do you mean that you added the for preload adjusters (I saw them in the catalogue...
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