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Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,930
Posted By motorhead
thanx for the pics

I have an '03 I bought new that's at 13000 mi on the clock. Its useful to see the areas to watch out for corrosion. I've kept mine further inland and apparently much drier, but since its spending...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By motorhead
thanx for feedback

I am fortunate to live in a relatively safe "compound" of friends, however locks are intended to discourage the honest not the clever. I ride it alot during the winter and they dont allow road salt...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By motorhead
No garage this year...Damn Ex

The winters here in the NW are pretty mild so I dont want to winterize my 640a. I only have a car port and have been noticing the condensation. I can only see some funk developing on the swing arm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,912,678
Posted By motorhead
[quote=creeper]Finally finished putting the bike...

[quote=creeper]Finally finished putting the bike back together after the highside I had in February. I'm kinda proud of the way it turned out, so I thought I'd show it off a bit, before I crash it or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,912,678
Posted By motorhead
good way to look at it...I am vertically...

good way to look at it...I am vertically challenged w/ a 30" inseam...I just finished a ride from Portland to Hell's canyon (900 mi) & loaded up the bike sits lower. After wrestling that thing around...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By motorhead
Ollokot

I camped there last week. I did portland to hell and back, mostly dirt on the way there. I did paved roads the way back thru joseph coming from the canyon and the Ollokot camp area was smooth sailing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,440
Posted By motorhead
kendim ev Diyabikar bir sene. kendim United...

kendim ev Diyabikar bir sene. kendim United States Air Force. Diyabikar cok fena. photos cok guzel!!! thank-you, pardon if you do not understand, i used an english to Turkish translator. I only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,714
Posted By motorhead
best'ss dual sport i could ever have expected

2003 KTM 640 Adventure...9000 mi no issues, just great for adventure riding in the Pacific NorthWest:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By motorhead
the origional reply of "riggin" it are apparently...

the origional reply of "riggin" it are apparently correct. I e-mailed KTM World and KTM Hut and aked them the same question. I even mentioned "For mounting you need also the bracket 600.12.027.250."...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,153
Posted By motorhead
bone stock '03

Mostly through laziness and a 3 year maintenance plan through the dealer, I have a stock 03 adventure w/ 9000 on the clock. I was kinda wondering the same thing. Im riding it but, due to the fact I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,379
Posted By motorhead
Cry i have a map somewhere...

I have a map buried amongst some momento's that might help...its very detailed 60 11"x17" pages, i cant remenmber the scale but you get the idea. i probobly shouldnt have it, but hell i was young...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,379
Posted By motorhead
I was stationed there in 1986-87 as a security...

I was stationed there in 1986-87 as a security specialist. we were encouraged to familiarize ourselves with the base as we would patrol the radius of the space launch complex when it was in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,789
Posted By motorhead
cold weather gear

I am rather enjoying the fieldsheer highland suit. Its 300 bux, but in meets all my wet/cold weather riding/A.G.A.T.T. needs in one package. what i like about the one piece is that it doesnt leak...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2005, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,888
Posted By motorhead
Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen (KTM)

There is an interesting but limited entry for Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen (KTM)at Wikpedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTM_%28motorcycle_manufacturer%29. It's a free encyclopedia which allows...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,295
Posted By motorhead
thanks creeper

I bought my '03 new in late '04 so all the brochures were long gone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 39,132
Posted By motorhead
three wrecks in three rides

In 1983 I bought a new Honda V-45 Magna at my first duty station in Texas.
One night, while in the middle of the left lane of a boulvevard, at a red light, with a car stopped in the right lane next...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By motorhead
what did you use?

I have my old tank and headlight mask for my '03 640 adventure after an insurance claim. I'm interested in orange as well. KTM doesn't sell "factory" paint that I can find. what did you find to be...
Forum: Face plant 09-23-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By motorhead
gunfight at the faceplant corral

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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By motorhead
similar circumstance

my 03 is doing the same thing. it runs down the left front of the motor. Its been too nice of riding weather to get it too the shop. Ill keep your thread in mind though...not gonna accept that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2005, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By motorhead
640 adventure gas tank

I recently got my bike outta the shop after an off-road git-off. The tank and fairing were replaced and I managed to get the old ones from the shop. I want to "bedliner" the old tank and fairing to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 35,577
Posted By motorhead
[QUOTE=motorhead][ First, you need to know...

[QUOTE=motorhead][
First, you need to know that unless you have a high pressure grease gun, you’re not going to get any grease into the prolever or “shock bearing” on the link.

/QUOTE]
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 35,577
Posted By motorhead
Wicked this explains alot creeper

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First, you need to know that unless you have a high pressure grease gun, you’re not going to get any grease into the prolever or “shock bearing” on the link.

is this is the bearing the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,912,678
Posted By motorhead
You'll hopefully see me on T.V. Highway after...

You'll hopefully see me on T.V. Highway after tommorrow. Im taking my ride test at DMV. 3500 "outlaw" miles was pushing it. I havent ridden much since moving down from washington in January. A...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,912,678
Posted By motorhead
new 03 640 adventure

I got really lucky. I had purchased an 05 KLR from pro caliber motorsports in Vancouver WA but i needed to wait till one came in. In the meantime I kept thinking about the new 03 640 adventure they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,912,678
Posted By motorhead
noob on the loose in the Great NorthWest

I purchaced a new 03 640 Adventure in October 04. Its been 20 years since I've owned a bike. My last was a Honda V-45 Magna which I rode 50000 miles. I'm taking it real easy getting back into...
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