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Old 12-23-2005, 08:52 AM   #31
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Lake Country, BC, Canada
Oddometer: 96
02-E 36,000km.
as regards engine, did the gearbox main input bearing upgrade at about 10,000km (just in case). Did a leak down test before winter set in and was showing very little change from new!!! Nearly all off pavement use. Vaves have only needed minor adjustments. Cracker - Brilliant, hope it keeps going!

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Old 12-23-2005, 10:42 AM   #32
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Joined: Nov 2004
Location: LHC, AZ
Oddometer: 5,480
2004 SXC 1200mi. - No issues except for its tendancy to cartwheel when you get the double at the MX track all wrong.

2007 Aprilia RXV 5.5
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:49 PM   #33
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Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Oddometer: 2,653
10,180km, bought new in April '05.

No failures yet, although the front rim is collecting more & bigger dings.

Update: 17th August 2010. 39,500km
14,000km Cam cover leak
21,000km Rocker roller bearings replaced
25,000km starter sprag clutch began to fail
36,000km base gasket leak
All fixed following advice posted on here.

Don't mention the front rim!!
KTM LC4 640 Question? Check here first --> KTM LC4 (640) Index Thread
The Stable

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Old 01-09-2006, 07:53 PM   #34
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Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Karakariki, New Zealand
Oddometer: 16,777
'02 LC4E 3800 miles.
The only repairs are from crash damage (one fender, the horn, two headlights, cracked bash plate). It did blow some fuses when I hit a river crossing at speed once - lost the indicators, horn and idiot lights on the speedo...

I'm sicka busting headlights so I'm gonna buy an aftermarket one tomorrow.
Im not grumpy. Im aggressively cynical.
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:07 PM   #35
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Joined: Oct 2002
Location: LA, CA
Oddometer: 1,850
Hey Loaded ... hows abouts you update and edit the first post ..... or not.
'00 R1100RT
'05 525EXC
'08 Hypermotard
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:40 PM   #36
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Joined: May 2005
Location: Pacific Northwet, Woodland, WA
Oddometer: 429
2001 Lc4

My 2001 640 LC4 has about 4,200 miles on it and no problems. I smile every time I ride it.

I'm temporarily here in the DC are and have been commuting on it! Several times people have asked, "What is that thing anyway?", "Is that like a Honda or something?"
simul iustus et peccator

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Old 01-09-2006, 09:02 PM   #37
Such a drag...
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Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Redstone, CO
Oddometer: 1,633
I hit 10,000 miles yesterday on my 99 adventure. No engine troubles at all yet. I've got a few other self-induced issues to take care of now.
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:16 PM   #38
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Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Oddometer: 3,316
15,000 wonderful miles

Main shaft bearing self destructed at 8K
New clutch (fibers only)
Many, Many speedo cables-I think from doing too many wheelies
Engine started knocking at loadedpalooza-haven't torn into it yet.
2013 Husky TE511
2014 KTM 350 XC-F
2006 KTM Adv 950
2001 KTM 640 LC4 Sold
I only like two kinds of women, foreign and domestic
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:39 AM   #39
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Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Vancouver, Not! BC...
Oddometer: 35,427
01' 14,000 miles. should be more as it's my daily driver but i never get a chance to go anywhere but to work and back.
I figure next year I'll double that...all things willing...
clutch cable. and I need new throttle cables and a battery wear items only.
not much else ever broke and I throw (it throws me) to the ground all the time.
change the oil and tires and ride.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:40 AM   #40
Giant leap for me!
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Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Holland
Oddometer: 585
16.000 km / 10000 miles / new from october 2004 / Duke II black

busted the right crank bearing at 10.500 km. The bike always sounds like a coffee grinder, like a LC4 should, but then it sounded like a Black & Decker on steroids

33.000 km / 20.500 miles / new from july 2000, stolen in august 2003 / Duke II lime

No trouble, just had to swap the bottom piston ring at 31.000 kilometres, since my oil level was too low. Damn those oil stick thermometres that have no level indicator...
Riding a BMW C Evolution: visiting gas stations just for coffee
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:32 AM   #41
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Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Salem, OR
Oddometer: 2,135
you guys are kickin my ass
I got 5k on my 05 which was bought in May. I guess thats not bad for 8 months.

Broken valve cover
Stripped carb screws
Broken subframe bolt
KTM racing airbox cover (piece of shit) sucked the screen clean off
I think something fell off once

Thats all I can remember

I pray that you dont look at me
I pray I dont look back...

Where is Surly?
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:43 AM   #42
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Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Central NM
Oddometer: 379
lc4 mileage

Love the bikes - 03 ADV model with 13,500 miles, of which I logged all but about 2K. These miles were all logged last year. Only problem was an electrical short that I was able to diagnose (loose wire)

01 LC4E - model, total 8,000 miles of which my brother and I logged 3,000 miles without any troubles at all.

A couple of SXC models - 4,000 miles were logged last summer. Sold these bikes as I prefer the E model with it's longer maintenace schedule.

So a total of approximately 18,500 miles logged last year on the LC4's with no problems to speak of.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:23 PM   #43
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Prince George, BC
Oddometer: 21
02 adventure 38,000 kms
mainshaft bearing replaced as a precaution
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:44 AM   #44
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Joined: May 2004
Location: Weslaco, TX
Oddometer: 108
19,000 miles on my '01 Adventure. All done by me since I bought it new 19 months ago. No repairs, other than normal maintenance and clutch cables.

2001 KTM 640 Adventure, 1997 Kawasaki Ninja (converted to "street fighter" form)
"Sex....., Money......, Horsepower......, too much is never enough"

2004 Mustang Mach1, 1970 Mustang Mach1
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:39 AM   #45
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Durango, CO
Oddometer: 1,257
99 LC4 e 17700 miles no repair required. starting to fret the bearing, i should just change it.
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