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Old 01-13-2013, 04:04 AM   #16
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I reckon most manuals (including 640 KTM manual) result in the chain being too tight. Just sayin.

Better loose than tight (for KTM chains anyway )
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:36 PM   #17
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It hadn't been used since its last rally last year and I did notice dirt on the chain.

I'm hopefully picking up a Haynes Manual during the week so I'll check the chain tension then as I know nothing about 640's yet.
Is there a Haynes manual (or something similar) available for 640 Adventure KTM's? I have an 07 and haven't had any luck finding one yet...
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #18
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958

Ah shit saw the pic in the first post of the above thread and thought it was Haynes. I was going to order one. Ah well. I'm sure there loads in the above thread.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #19
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958

Ah shit saw the pic in the first post of the above thread and thought it was Haynes. I was going to order one. Ah well. I'm sure there loads in the above thread.
Yeah my first thought was it was a real manual too!

Has anyone been able to find one?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:40 PM   #20
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Eric,
Missed the dual exhaust, you are a lucky man...if it is too loud I will trade with you.

This...

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ual-98-a-35025

And this...

http://slorider.com/ktm/manuals/WP4860MXMA2003.pdf

And.

When you go to p/u the machine take along 30 feet of rope.
If you are not given the rider's manual, the fork and shock manuals and the tool kit complete with the KTM bottle opener...show the salesman the rope that you are authorized to hang him with or offer to weave a rope from his own hair to accomplish the same.

The rider's manual gives specific instruction on adjusting the chain as well as measuring it for wear.

Unless you are using non OEM links it is accurate.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #21
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Thanks for the info BMWKTMBILL.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:10 AM   #22
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Thanks for the info BMWKTMBILL.
+1 Thank you! Two birds with one stone...

Are these still pretty applicable for a 2007 Adventure?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:34 AM   #23
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #24
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Picking it up today, cann't wait.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #25
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+1 Thank you! Two birds with one stone...

Are these still pretty applicable for a 2007 Adventure?
AFAIK that's all there is, maybe Gunner or Tseta or Clintz, Works to surf, etc know more about the literature, there threads on rebuilding are priceless.

The manual has some hidden gems of wisdom in the reassembly section and the wiring diagram is a necessity. I took mine to the copier and blew it up to a much larger size.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #26
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AFAIK that's all there is, maybe Gunner or Tseta or Clintz, Works to surf, etc know more about the literature, there threads on rebuilding are priceless.

The manual has some hidden gems of wisdom in the reassembly section and the wiring diagram is a necessity. I took mine to the copier and blew it up to a much larger size.
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I have read some of these threads... Note to self, make time for more reading!

I printed out the wiring diagram in colour ( a 2002 or 2003 diagram, if memory serves, from one of these threads) but really like your idea of enlarging (and laminating?) it.

I put most pages back-to-back in those clear plastic sleeves and then in a binder organized by section, so if I need to refer to them while working, it is easy to find, take them out and they wipe off after I'm done!

Thanks for the tips!

PS if some of the guys you mentioned above could chime in too, regarding if they have heard of a manual, that would be great!

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #27
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There is special paper for a copier that is waterproof.
I went to the local college library and they had some, did me up for pennies, I had to join 4 pieces with clear tape.
14X20.

It's been priceless.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #28
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Hockey,
There is special paper for a copier that is waterproof.
I went to the local college library and they had some, did me up for pennies, I had to join 4 pieces with clear tape.
14X20.

It's been priceless.
bill
Bill,

Interesting... I have some mountain biking maps that are waterproof and tear resistant... They feel a little different to touch than regular paper. I bet this is the same stuff that you are referring to. I will have to check at my local university. Great idea! Thanks!

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #29
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Nice machine, what muffler is that?
Looks like the Competition muff.
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Bill, it's an Akrapovic titanium exhaust - it's the same as laramie has (?).
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #30
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Bill, it's an Akrapovic titanium exhaust - it's the same as laramie has (?).
Yes, I figured it out when I opened my eyes, I only saw one muffler at first.

That is an unusual and expensive 640 setup for the whole mc.
Wonder what the original plan was?

Edit...

http://www.aaronridertraining.com/

Got it now.
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