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Old 11-04-2009, 09:17 AM   #181
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Eh? Centerstand?

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Question for you, and Crawdaddy ...... Centerstand.
The centerstand in the picture Strega posted is available at no cost (just find some rocks to stack )
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:37 PM   #182
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Hey, Hey ......

Lovely bike you have there ....

Question for you, and Crawdaddy ...... Centerstand. What part number is that? / is it from a 620 or 640? - for OEM, or is it after market?

Give G the low down .......

G.
Thank you kind sir, I am quite smitten with her myself, really hoping I don't have to leave her behind when I leave New Zealand...

As far as the centerstand on mine, it has been transplanted from a 640 that decided it didn't want it anymore. GREAT addition!
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:00 AM   #183
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I am now the owner of VIN 8793.

Previous owners:
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Anybody know where I can obtain ones of these nice small, rear fender license plate deals? The stock ones protrude down quite a ways.

Anyway, I'm another 620 owner signing in. I'll have to check out my VIN #. I believe it's a '97, but it could be a '98; not sure yet. I definitely love this thing though!

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:29 AM   #184
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Anybody know where I can obtain ones of these nice small, rear fender license plate deals? The stock ones protrude down quite a ways.
I put a Baja Designs rear light/plate holder on my 620 (Now Strega's) along with some cheapo flush mount blinkers

https://www.bajadesigns.com/NET/P-60...c+Led+Dropdown

https://www.bajadesigns.com/NET/P-60...hmount%2c+Pair
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #185
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Thanks Crawdaddy! Just what I wanted. And I like those flush mount blinkers, or "decorative light set" as they call it.

By the way, I see you are linked to the San Diego Adventure Rider website. Any trips coming up? I'm in Lake Elsinore and would love to start riding with more groups.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:40 PM   #186
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Any trips coming up? I'm in Lake Elsinore and would love to start riding with more groups.
http://www.dualsport-sd.com/forums/i...wtopic=5720&hl=
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:57 AM   #187
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I've had the '98 Thousand Oaks bike since July '08. The owner of a KTM shop in N.M. was the previous owner and man did he put some goodies on it! It sure don't ride like a 620 anymore.... Pics someday if I get around to it.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:12 PM   #188
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Posted few pics of the 620 in action last Spring in this thread I started last night: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530340
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:38 PM   #189
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Well gents, most unfortunately she failed her citizenship test and will not be able to enter the good ol' fun vehicle hating US of A so 8792 is now shacking up with "Nools" and I am without mount once again...
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:29 PM   #190
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Thumb Bay Area LC4 Mechanic Search...

Hey Guys...

Hope everyone has a Happy and Prosperous New Millennium!

So...last I posted, I told you all about my VIN# verification issues that I had been having since I purchased the bike...

For all those who know the troubles I've had getting a "real" plate ;-) ....
I'm pleased to say...I have an Official California (San Francisco) KTM Adventure 620 (now 640) EGS-E!



I've only lived in San Francisco for a couple of years now (school/work)...and it's time for a good service.

My clutch shaft bearing blew up on my 620 LC4 so I was forced to replace that motor with one I purchased off of John in Wilton, Ca.

It's a 2001 640 LC4 from a supermoto bike he tore down (no e-start).

I desperately need advise...here are my issues!

(MetCalf Motorcycle Park - San Jose, Ca)

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The Stator upgrade is so easy a knuckle dragging caveman could do it-provided he could strip wire and use heat shrink tubing.

The wiring schematic relates to wiring in a centech fusebox along with a few switches, relays, and a HID headlight conversion.

The thread which lines out this project is in the 640 Sticky Thread in the Thumper section.

Shooting over the schematic now in a few different file formats just in case one of them won't pull up.

Chip




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Sure...I'd love to look at whatever yo might have (upgrade-wise). I thought I read a thread you wrote that said you and a friend drew up a wiring diagram for the stator upgrade you were explaining to me?

I think I understand what you have explained, but I'm not positive!


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ADVrider doesn't allow us to attach files. Give me your regular email addy and I'll shoot over the diagram for the centech with HID wiring upgrade--is this the wiring diagram you're referring to?

Chip


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Ok...I think I understand, but I had to read it 3 times...so I'm still not 100% confident.

Do you still have that wiring diagram you and your friend drew up...if so, can you post it?


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That's it.

None of the electrical connectors are the same.

You'll need to clip all 3 yellow wires nearest to the round translucent quick connect. Then with quality shrink tubing with the solder bands and hot melt glue on the insides of the tubing you'll need to add another 4 feet or so of yellow wire that feeds into the only three yellow wires which come out of the voltage regulator.

Wire bundle real estate is next to nothing, so in order to make for as small a bundle as possible you'll need to stagger those yellow wire splices so you won't have 3 splices with shrink tubing right next to each other. If you don't stagger the splices, you won't be able to feed the bundled wiring betwwn the starter and the back of the cylinder jug. With a long piece of shrink tubing you'll need to bundle up that yellow wire extension to make it neat and orderly.

The other smallish black box with the two wires coming from it is discarded since it's the pickup coil for the yamaha. We'll still use the stock KTM pickup coil.

The only other 3 wires that come out of the KTM 950 Voltage regulator then need to be connected. One is for the ground. Two are for positive. You can discover their color's by reviewing the bikes wiring schematic.

The wires that come out of this new VR should use the stock nylon plastic quick connect the stock VR uses. Once the ground and double positive wires are fitted into the plastic quick connect, click it into it's mate-this connection is made up against the battery box and subframe rail on the right side of the bike once you remove the seat.

It really is a very strait forward upgrade that can be done at a leisurely pace on a Saturday---if you have all of your shrink tubing.

Later,

Chip


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Are the electrical connections the same...(if not) do you have a schematic to wire it correctly?


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Yep- it mounts right up to the stator cover.

Disconnect the stator wire loom quick connect, remove the stator cover, remove the stator, fish the wires through the rubber grommet, mount it up, put the stator cover back on.

I leaned the bike over on the left side to keep the oil in the engine.

Later,

Chip


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Thanks for the info...just getting around to possibly doing this upgrade...so...is this ESG-950 stator going to fit in my 640 LC4 motor?

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Hey there...

I was hoping you could guide me on attaining more power on my Adventure so I can hook up more electrical devices..

Thanks for your time,
GeekVenture
We have a few options to make more power with these bikes.

Electrosport makes the ESG-950 stator. They sell this stator as an upgraded/higher output model that is made to directly bolt into the Yamaha Raptor. This stator is identical in size, plarity, number of poles as the stator that fits our bikes.

With more output comes more heat and greater electrical handling capacity which is handled by the voltage regulator.

The stock voltage regulator from KTM's 950 bikes can be used to handle the extra farkle juice made by the Electrosport stator.

The 950's make 450 watts and Electrosports stator makes (they say) around 350 to 400 watts, so we're still good to handle excess heat.

The Voltage Regulator under the seat on the 640 doesn't really get that hot with the stock stator. But the VR off of the 950 fed by the Electrosport stator gets pretty hot. But a VR is designed with cooling fins and is designed to get hot.

With the new setup (950 VR and E'sport stator) I've measured temps up to 130 to 140F. Electrosport does not sound alarmed with these temperatures.

In terms of wiring the 3 output wires from the stator up to the 3 wires that come out of the 950 VR, the wiring does not matter.

I've got this setup waiting to install into my '07 which I first bought and installed into my '03.

It works. Given the heat generated by the VR, I intend relocate it from under the seat. I'll have to make a bracket that mounts to each of the steering stop bolts, then mount the VR off of the 950.

Before I completely swap out the stator and VR, I suggest mounting up one of those external fuseboxes like the Cenech. In Meat Popsicles fantastic setup thread, read over my HID w/Centech wiring thread.

I'd be more than happy to Email over the wiring diagram a friend and I drew up.

Later,

Chip

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:36 AM   #191
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Loosing coolant!

I have one of these very cool 620 adventures and it seems to be loosing coolant. From the research that I have done, it's most likely a faulty water pump seal? Can anyone tell if I can buy just the seal or do I buy a whole new pump?
The bike only has 8K miles but from what I have read they can go out much quicker or last much longer. Anyway, any help on where best to find the parts needed and if it's something relatively simple to fix. Thanks!

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:02 PM   #192
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Dunno if the early bike's pump is the same - checking parts fiches might help - but here's a very useful thread for the later bikes:

Rebuilding the LC4 Mechanical Water Pump - a Guide
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:52 AM   #193
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WOW.

Just found this thread.

I had no idea they were so rare.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:10 AM   #194
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Paint Color for 97 - 98 ?

I'm getting set to paint my 97 Adventure and have not be able to find paint codes for the early Adventures. I do have the Dupont numbers for the 07 orange, but would like to get as close as possible to the 97 - 98 color.

Anyone done a repaint in the original color? Thanks for the help..
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:36 AM   #195
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I have one of these very cool 620 adventures and it seems to be loosing coolant. From the research that I have done, it's most likely a faulty water pump seal? Can anyone tell if I can buy just the seal or do I buy a whole new pump?
The bike only has 8K miles but from what I have read they can go out much quicker or last much longer. Anyway, any help on where best to find the parts needed and if it's something relatively simple to fix. Thanks!

Ken
This should help you. If not let me know.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132369

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