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Old 05-10-2006, 10:04 AM   #31
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I realize this is an old thread but..............
I just bought a 640 Adventure two weeks ago and this past Sat. I had my front wheel completely lock up within about 20 seconds of hitting red mud.
I could not believe it!

High conversion on its way!
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:32 AM   #32
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...are some folks getting twisted about re: the low guard?

The bike is sold as a rep of a DESERT RACER. In long fast rides in the desert sand/hard pack a constipated front fender is not an issue for a low guard, but anything blocking heat to the rads is.

It is not a design fault. The 640 is NOT intended as a dirt bike. How many dirt (vs. Dakar/Baja-style enduro) bikes do you know of come with a 25L gas tank?

That being said, it would be nice if the factory (vs ktm-sommer) offered a high guard option (maybe cash back credit for low mount kit?) for NA riders who want to treat the bike like a big dirt bike for snotty riding. Just don't bitch about another 'fault' when your high-fender equipped 25L 640 starts to get hot in muddy hot & humid conditions are a long slow clutch-slipping ride.
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