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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,026
Posted By Jerome
I agree with dually. The '03 with a high flow...

I agree with dually. The '03 with a high flow head, oil level sight glass, more power, poor fuel option etc is a better bike.

It depends what you want it for.

I've had 2 x 2000's, a 2003 and a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9,232
Views: 2,024,481
Posted By Jerome
I've finally supermotarded Fred (2003 model) now...

I've finally supermotarded Fred (2003 model) now I'm riding 100% tarmac roads!

I can:
- touch the ground with both feet with confidence,
- stop quickly,
- go faster round corners.

Changes:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Jerome
If you are unsure go for used. That way if you...

If you are unsure go for used. That way if you don't like it you won't loose a bundle. I bought a used 690, loved it, but the forks were buggered so sold it to get the reassurance/warranty of a new...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 66,091
Posted By Jerome
Sorry to hijack your thread but I'm selling my...

Sorry to hijack your thread but I'm selling my unused Basel kit at a discount - it's in the UK can but I can ship anywhere.

Gutted to sell it and my Vortex'd SMC because I’m finally extending my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By Jerome
I agree. I have a 640 Adv and spent weeks...

I agree. I have a 640 Adv and spent weeks debating between an SMCR and a Duke and am so happy I chose an SMC:

- Big suspension movement (Duke crunches into potholes)
- Can be converted to an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By Jerome
KTM 640 Adventure Wiring Routing

Please can some one post photos of the wiring loom routing from the head stock back - if you happen to have the tank, seat and side panels off your Adventure?

I had Fred's frame powder coated and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,339
Posted By Jerome
Hi, I have a 2003 640 with: - Full...

Hi,

I have a 2003 640 with:

- Full Akrapovic,
- Keihin FCR MX41
- Airbox mods

The work was done by KTM Team West (formerly KTM Sommer) in Germany, who have close links to the factory.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By Jerome
i'm on my 3rd 640 Adventure. - I bought the...

i'm on my 3rd 640 Adventure.

- I bought the 1st one new but it vibrated so much I couldn't hold my teeth together so I sold it after 5,000 miles.
- the 2nd I bought second hand after trying 5...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By Jerome
Great decision! Sorry I'm a bit late but fwiw: ...

Great decision! Sorry I'm a bit late but fwiw:

Get whatever you'll regret the least. You'll be on it a long time. The fun starts when things go wrong. That's when I met the kindest people and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By Jerome
Er, I vote for Dual Stars. I’ve used them on...

Er, I vote for Dual Stars. I’ve used them on three 640 Adventures. The last pair for the whole of my trip.

I really like them because:

1. They are so easy to clean with petrol, paintbrush +...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Jerome
Thanks Guys, I put the slide plate back...

Thanks Guys,

I put the slide plate back upside down. The flat edge and hole should be at the bottom.

Now he's idling again! Next time I'll leave the slide in place and pull the needle out with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Jerome
Thanks Spagthorp. Yes, i didnt do anything...

Thanks Spagthorp.

Yes, i didnt do anything unless the TPS thing has got upset .

Just posted on Thumper Talk as you suggest.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Jerome
640 FCR41 MX TPS Won't Idle After Needle Adjustment

I would be very grateful if anyone has any suggestions how to fix my carb.

The Akra + FCR dyno shows low power and torque below 4,500 rpm.

Two people rode my bike and advised me to raise the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jerome
Hi Jim, No i'm afraid not. It was the...

Hi Jim,

No i'm afraid not. It was the standard Sommers settings. I suggest you give them a call to find out. I think the mains on the large side :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jerome
Hi Meat, Both Sommers and Swampy advised me...

Hi Meat,

Both Sommers and Swampy advised me to get a 41 rather than a 39. Both also recommended the MX version with TPS as I have a 2003 bike.

You're right. The setup is a challenge. The first...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By Jerome
640 Dyno Runs: Std -> Akra, Mikuni -> FCR

I just did a quick search but couldn't find any graphs so if any one is interested here are a few from Fred. I decided to treat him to a new Akrapovic system (the first one wore out after 70,000km)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By Jerome
Hi, I wouldn't hang around asking questions - try...

Hi, I wouldn't hang around asking questions - try before you buy if possible or just go and buy it.
Er, 650L is slow, heavy, poor suspension, small tank, seat too low, too reliable, + 150 other...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By Jerome
hi guys. fwiw: the bad news - i have 2...

hi guys. fwiw:

the bad news - i have 2 imo's as they last about a year before the screen goes and the time to destination screen is unreadable about 50% of the time when it tries to display the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Room Service

I was trying to decide whether I would travel with Dom, Leah, Howie and Elaine for a few days as we were all going in the same direction.

The only problem is that Dom and Leah get up and go to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 213,018
Posted By Jerome
Hey, that house is a lot bigget than mine. ...

Hey, that house is a lot bigget than mine.

<a href="http://www.fowb.co.uk/index.htm">
<img src="http://www.fowb.co.uk/images/2006-03-04 07-06-55 14588_jpg.jpg" width="350" height="500"...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Ethiopia - Lalibela and Gonder

Here's one I took a few days ago of St Georges church:

<a href="http://www.fowb.co.uk/index.htm">
<img src="http://www.fowb.co.uk/images/2006-03-19 08-38-14 4530_jpg.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2006, 01:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Briefly Back in Nairobi..... Tyre Trouble

I flew in yesterday from Addis to buy 2 new tyres.

My rear tyre blow out in Ethiopia was caused by the broken bead and following advice from knowledgeable Advriders the tyre was too dangerous to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Don't Park Here

I was on my way to Lima, Peru and needed to stop for pee.

As I rounded a corner I saw a crash barrier - perfect.

I leant the bike against it and took my helmet off. It was so dusty I put it on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2006, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,915
Posted By Jerome
Thanks Ray. You have put my mind at rest,...

Thanks Ray.

You have put my mind at rest, even though the tyre was $200!

Yes, I never put the nut on the valve stem for the very reason you give.

When the tyre was put on (at a local bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2006, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,915
Posted By Jerome
Question Safe to use a Tyre With a Broken Bead?

I've just had two blow outs on the rear Enduro 3 tyre which had only 200km from new.

The first was when the valve stem blew out at 110 kmh which was interesting.

The tube was the heaviest duty...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2006, 04:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Broken and Bent Bits

I've just learnt something new and relearnt something I already knew:

- Don't ride on collapsed suspension
- Don't let anyone work on my bike - Parts 1 and 2

Collapsed Suspension - A very...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2006, 03:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Gorillas in Virungas NP, Rwanda

Wow.

At 220 Kilos, the silverback is not some one to argue with.

He is huge.

Especially when he starts running towards you thumping his chest and roaring.

But hey, it's only a threat...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2006, 03:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Chimpanzees in Gombe NP, Tanzania

There's only 1.4% difference in our DNA.

(Reassuringly we also apparently share 40% of our DNA with mushrooms).

One young male came and lay down about five feet away and stayed there for ten...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2006, 05:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Jodie

Riding away from the border I felt the familiar ‘new country’ feeling.

Amazingly, I had breezed through Immigration and Custom in less than an hour.

I was in Costa Rica!

After every...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
I am a Sea Captain

Lago Atitlan, Guatemala.

The sweet sounds of ‘Blowing in the wind’ drifted down the street from the open upstairs window. The guitarist had a really good voice.

I went into the hotel and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Bonjour JM

Jean Luc was incredibly kind and generous. I'm afraid I only stayed 2 nights as I was only given a 72 hour visa and a 1 month one is another $40. I also met Jean Claude at the yacht club but the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2006, 02:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Don't Smoke and Ride

I was in the preplanning panic period and had just got home when the phone went.

It was Trot’s, who asked me over for supper at 8pm.

Trot’s is a riot. Very funny, very entertaining and always...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Miss Universe

I was waiting for Nico to arrive for breakfast at 8.00am. It was 8.30 and he was late.

He was normally bang on time. I went outside in the street to see if I could see him.

There was no...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
The Knock

I was woken from a deep sleep by some one knocking on a door.

It took me a while to realise it was my door.

‘Who could it be?’ I wondered as no one knew I was in Panama City.

I lay still...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Dear Disco Champ, Merci beaucoup pour...

Dear Disco Champ,

Merci beaucoup pour ton/ta? assistance and Im glad for the executive summary!

I've just been to see the local police and Burundian consulate.

Police advise to use the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Just Seen French Cyclists' Reply to my Enquiry

hi jeremy,

thank you for your mail. and it's also nice to know that lorenzo is going well.
i thought he will arrive in mozanbique earlier. apparently he enjoyed the calm and beautiful tanzanian...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Hi Marc, I've just arrived in Kigoma. ...

Hi Marc,

I've just arrived in Kigoma.

Thank you very much for the info and especially the arrangements in B. Perhaps I should just sail straght in on my dhow? It is very kind of you.

I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Bike on a Bike

While improving my Spanish in Valle de Bravo I bought a Santa Cruz Blur bicycle to get fit.

When it came to time to leave the Blur was so good I wanted to take it with me so I got a local to make...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Hi Slimie, East Sheen, the poor part of...

Hi Slimie,

East Sheen, the poor part of Richmond.

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the encouragement.

I'll try and post some more but I have to get into Zambia before my visa expires in a few days...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,860
Posted By Jerome
Lost ATM Card

I was on my way to Mexico City to see the pyramids at Teotihuacan but needed some cash first.

I got out my wallet to put my passport, driving licence and visa cards into the inside pocket of my...
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