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Old 12-14-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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Question Recommended Mods for the KTM 640

This new thread dovetails my previous thread requesting info on the KTM 640. Undoubtedly, like other bikes, there are probably certain modifications that virtually everyone does to the 640 to correct a shortcoming or to enhance performance. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

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Old 12-14-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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How much money do you want to spend because I can really pimp that bike for you. If you want to go frugal than it's just a matter of jetting and your done.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:36 AM   #3
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In no particular order... rejet, airbox mod, muffler mod or new, tires/tubes, suspension springs, steering damper, GPS, seat, grips, handguards, learn how to do all (or as much as possible) your own work and go over every nut and bolt on the bike after it's delivered. Oh, and read the LC4 thread index.

Sounds bad... but actually, they are a excellent bike right out of the box. Over time, you will discover shortcomings relating to your individual needs, and personalize it to suit those needs. What is an issue for some may not be a big deal for you and visa versa.

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Old 12-14-2005, 08:48 AM   #4
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I certainly agree that it's a matter of both money & personal preferences. I was just curious whether there are certain universal shortcomings on the 640 that virtually every owner rectifies. For example, on older Ducati 900S engines, every owner seems to add aftermarket exhaust cans, open the airbox, add a K&N air filter & rejet. The engine will simply run better.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:51 AM   #5
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How much money do you want to spend because I can really pimp that bike for you.
James Renazco's "Pimpmaster School of Pimping" "First, we score some fuzzy dingle balls"...






















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Old 12-14-2005, 09:05 AM   #6
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"First, we score some fuzzy dingle balls"... [/I]
You ain't scoring on me and my balls don't dingle they dangle, lets keep this thread appropriate Mister



This is a very nicely done Pimpola machine imo, simple, sweet and ready to mix it up..





How bout those Shivers??
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:47 AM   #7
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i'm a fan of excel rims... one of these days i'll get some black ones!
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:17 AM   #8
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How bout those Shivers??

talk about a 'spensive mod! necessary? i thought the WPs, once setup for the rider and style, were solid gold...
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:31 AM   #9
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Marzocchi?
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:51 AM   #10
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Marzocchi?
Shiver USD 50 Factory Works
what, maybe $4K.
for that kind of scratch, what does the Marzocchi do that the White Power doesn't.
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:43 PM   #11
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The one thing I had to do to the bike that was necessary (for me), rather than just nice to have, was put on a proper chain guide. If you are doing any real dirt riding you will find ruts, & with the stock token bit of plastic, those ruts will spit yer chain off real quick. There is a Husaberg one that bolts on, ask yer dealer.

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Old 12-14-2005, 12:52 PM   #12
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Sidestand, second best money I ever spent on the bike (the Akra can is #1). I'm not very tall, but with the aid of the sidestand I can now get on and off the bike without looking like I'm developmentally disabled.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:26 PM   #13
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The one thing I had to do to the bike that was necessary (for me), rather than just nice to have, was put on a proper chain guide. If you are doing any real dirt riding you will find ruts, & with the stock token bit of plastic, those ruts will spit yer chain off real quick. There is a Husaberg one that bolts on, ask yer dealer.

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Old 12-14-2005, 01:32 PM   #14
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Bstard, is the sidestand a KTM option or aftermarket?

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Old 12-14-2005, 01:39 PM   #15
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Bstard, is the sidestand a KTM option or aftermarket?

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KTM makes a side stand that only Loadedagain has been able to mount with the centerstand still on the bike (supposed to be one or the other). the rest get the aftermarket one sold thru Twisted Throttle (Hepco Becker?) that works with the center stand. about $100.
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