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Old 12-05-2005, 12:09 PM   #16
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Location: Rotoiti, New Zealand
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Updated Jan 07:

03 Enduro. 35000km (~22000 miles) since April 04.

Servicing as per schedule, chain, sprockets, tyres, brake pads, 1 rear wheel bearing, countershaft seal, fork seals, steering head bearings, 1 pro-link bearing. All just normal maintenance really.

Oh, & I tightened up a weeping oil line banjo bolt just after I got it & had to bleed the front brake a coupla times. These finicky, unreliable, hard to maintain, impossible to get parts for, exotic euro bikes are a total PITA to live with I tell ya!

'03 KTM 640 LC4 Enduro

The wilderness, the desert - why are they not crowded
.................................................. .....with pilgrims?

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:22 PM   #17
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Location: Okanagan Valley BC
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2002 LC4 E 12,100 miles, No repairs...Oh sorry 1 clutch cable
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:04 PM   #18
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Location: Fear and Loathing in Maine
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2000 LC4E, just 5,000 miles. New to me this year, got it with 2,200 miles.

Does major internal cleaning after total submersion count as a repair...?

Runs like a top...
'05.5 KTM 950 Adventure
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:17 PM   #19
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2000 Adventure since new.

64000 km - 40000 miles - cam bearing failure - main shaft bearing failure

Those two are the most expensive ones.
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:35 PM   #20
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02 Adventure bought new in 04. 21,000 miles to date, main shaft bearing just went while travelling through Europe. Cost me 800 Euro to get fixed, but I'm still happy!
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Old 12-05-2005, 02:48 PM   #21
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I forgot one item loaded

I did the main shaft bearing last year, not because it failed, just PM. I didn't want to get caught cheating, lol.
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Old 12-05-2005, 07:23 PM   #22
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Location: LA, CA
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'02 16,500 miles, Puuuurfect. Preventative main bearing swap, relaced wheels w/ stainless spokes, new recall wheel on the way. Original clutch cable.

Uses no oil.

My bike has a habit of eating knobbies.
'00 R1100RT
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:10 PM   #23
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Location: Wandering
Oddometer: 435
2002 640 Adventure; one wheel bearing failed, and the engine was flooded (along with the rest of the bike. My garage pictured below) Still runs though!

2005 640 Adventure; 1240 miles and counting!
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:23 PM   #24
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Location: FLint Hills
Oddometer: 1,409
672,508 miles I think
I had about 5,500 miles on it when the screen of the odeometer froze on me and after shutting it down and starting back up it was at 666,666.
only broke a clutch cable and a spoke since I own it (bought it used at 4,500).
Main concern is that I just cannot keep a rear tire on it. barely more than 1,000 miles on my karoo 2 and it's as flat as a pancake. But I had fun getting it there
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:40 PM   #25
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Location: Pacific NorthWet
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Uwe Krauss, who was staying with us recently, has spent about 5 years traveling the world along with Ramona Eichhorn. His LC4 has about 95,000 miles (yes, miles) on the clock...

I rode the bike and while it was beat, it still ran fine. I don't know it's service history.
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:31 AM   #26
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Location: London, England
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Ok, only a measly 77,500 km but perhaps i have the longest repair list :)

After my shakedown test in Swaziland I've just returned to South Africa and, in the last 2 days, had:

- front brake master cyclinder kit - wrong DOT in Argentina.
- new rear wheel bearing seal (spotted by Mark at KTM Nelspruit- which led to:
- two new rear wheel bearings (one was really knackered - very lucky as they were supposed to have been done by Clayton Enslin in Joburg).
- moved rear left indicator after 'standard' exhaust melted original one.
- new front right indicator - broken wire.
- new 'o' ring in top of left fork leg - weeping.
- removed front brake light switch - always on and no spare in SA.
- changed main jet from a 160 (at 5,000 feet, fitted by KTM importer) to a 157.5 at 1,000 feet - Fred is much happier now.

I may actually head north soon but am thinking of a short walking safari in Kruger first. It's feels wierd it's nearly Christmas but 30 to 35 degrees centigrade and huge downpours.

Happy Xmas and many fault free km's to all.
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Jerome
Ok, only a measly 77,500 km but perhaps i have the longest repair list :)
sheet... yer list is half mine. i've replaced every single bearing in my chassis. some several times. my concern in this thread is the engine.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:31 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by cyborg
Uwe Krauss, who was staying with us recently, has spent about 5 years traveling the world along with Ramona Eichhorn. His LC4 has about 95,000 miles (yes, miles) on the clock...
*Bumper sticker*
"My bike runs on faith"

And to think I was worried about 40k miles.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:58 PM   #29
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Location: Fremont, CA
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37102 Miles / 59735 Kilometers

I'm the fourth owner and just got it, unfortunatly haven't had much of a chance to get out right now. The bike has some cool history (Artic Cirle to Cabo) and was what I wanted for the time being.

I could go through the folder and give everything that has been done, but I'll save you a coma inducing read.

Yeah it's used, but it has been taken care of. I bought it due to the fact that I would be forced to work on it (I know I'm a sick little monkey). I figure if I can't fix it I shouldn't be riding it.
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:13 AM   #30
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27.000 kms - now with a half seized admission rocker arm, waiting for parts. At 22.000 kms the conrod roller bearing went south.
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