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Old 05-09-2010, 11:14 PM   #211
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I've been doing research on valve clearance for my 97 620 Adventure, and thought this may be a good spot - being that it's primarily early LC4 people here. The local KTM shop just set the valves to .12mm. I was SURE they should be .15mm. Is valve lash really .12mm for the 1997 620 Adv? Or should I stop fretting over a .03mm difference?
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:37 AM   #212
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:15 PM   #213
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So I called my trusted friends at Z Racing here in SoCal. They said they use .13mm for all LC4s. So apparently it's a little subjective. There is a label on my frame which clearly states a .15mm valve clearance, but I guess these KTM shops think they know better than the Austrian engineers who designed it!
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:12 PM   #214
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Just got here! Did I miss anything...?

It looks like I'm pretty late to the Party...just bought a '97 & rode over Mt Hood to get it home--yeah, it snowed.
Neat bike; Sold originally at KTM of Gresham, Oregon
The last 4 of the VIN: 7850.
Couldn't find it listed in the OP, somewhere else to look?
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #215
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Welcome to the 620 party. I think this thread has died down quite a bit, but the LC4 index is always invaluable. Looks like you got an early frame number. Great bikes they are!
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:56 AM   #216
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Very interesting reading all of this, not seen a low pipe one before! Although going by the shape of the link pipe from the fichefinder pics its a poor design (may be different in reality though) as Geekventure has posted.
Only managed to find it on the fichefinder before because one helpful member posted the last 6 digits of their frame number which is all that you need for a dealer to find a bike since 1994 on their system. Though the frame number should tell you the year, KTM frame numbers should end (#/@)M######, the (#/@) meaning either a number 2=2002 or a letter Y=2000 and now A=2010.
Also, they don't list any sort of 'Adventure' for 1996 but the 1997 ones are listed under Hard Enduro and only as a (D) - German/Deutsch and Dakar bikes (620, 640 and 660) are the only ones listed as under Adventure lol.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:17 AM   #217
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I have almost the exact bike above, but want to get an aftermarket exhaust setup so that I don't A)mess up the original and B) perhaps get a little better performance. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go to get something and an idea of the cost?
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Nobody has an after market exhaust for the low pipe model anymore ... I looked pretty extensively when I got mine 2 year ago.. Mine spent time outside with the previous owner outside - so the supertrapps are pitted and ugly..

There IS an aftermarket (single RHS) pipe solution for the 1997 KTM 620 LC4 Adventure to replace the original twin low-boy stainless steel cans; as pictured above on my 97' Adventure.

The 1998/99 LC4 640 Rallye system is a bolt on job (as the 1997 620 Adventure had the same Rally rear sub-frame). These parts can be ordered at any KTM dealer; you need to order the two part rear silencer, and mounting bracket, then by fabricating a 2 into one collector, you can retain the bikes 2 original 620 header pipes (the rallye had a different 2 into 1 configuration). By doing so, if you need to mount the stock twins back on (to get thru registration/noise test) it's a 15 minute bolt on job.

I kept the original system off mine (instead of butchering it) and sold it with the bike in 2006 when I purchase my SuperEnduro.

I loved that bike.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:41 PM   #218
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Just thought I would pass this along..I know the guy..its me
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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/1893717650.html

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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:42 AM   #219
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1998 KTM 620 RXCe Gas Tank

Hi Guys,

I have a problem with tank fitup. I have a 1998 RXCe and just purchased a IMS gas tanks for KTM LC4 bikes. Supposed to be fit the RXC thru 2000'.

I was able to get the IMS gas tank on the bike but the seat does not fit properly. The angle is steeper now and the seat must be bent. Also the tank is narrower and the seat fit is too wide. It looks like crap right now.

Does anybody know of a seat that will fit on an 1998' RXC with an IMS 3.7 gal. tank?

I know it's a stretch to find somebody that has had this same situation, but there just might be somebody that knows exactly what to do.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-18-2010, 12:14 PM   #220
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Where does my '98 adventure r vin 1906 come into the mix? How hard is the BST conversion New cables &hardware?
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:03 AM   #221
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Here's a tasty one for sale in SanFran... $3500... not mine, but I wish it was:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/2147873293.html

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Old 02-10-2011, 12:32 PM   #222
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I have almost the exact bike above, but want to get an aftermarket exhaust setup so that I don't A)mess up the original and B) perhaps get a little better performance. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go to get something and an idea of the cost?
Thanks!
P.S. I love my ride!!!






Nobody has an after market exhaust for the low pipe model anymore ... I looked pretty extensively when I got mine 2 year ago.. Mine spent time outside with the previous owner outside - so the supertrapps are pitted and ugly..

There IS an aftermarket (single RHS) pipe solution for the 1997 KTM 620 LC4 Adventure to replace the original twin low-boy stainless steel cans; as pictured above on my 97' Adventure.

The 1998/99 LC4 640 Rallye system is a bolt on job (as the 1997 620 Adventure had the same Rally rear sub-frame). These parts can be ordered at any KTM dealer; you need to order the two part rear silencer, and mounting bracket, then by fabricating a 2 into one collector, you can retain the bikes 2 original 620 header pipes (the rallye had a different 2 into 1 configuration). By doing so, if you need to mount the stock twins back on (to get thru registration/noise test) it's a 15 minute bolt on job.

I kept the original system off mine (instead of butchering it) and sold it with the bike in 2006 when I purchase my SuperEnduro.

I loved that bike.
This looks great! Who was the manufacture of the end can? This is exactly what I am looking for.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:25 AM   #223
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WTB: 620 Adventure Seat Pan

Looking for a seat or workable pan:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post15242965

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:05 PM   #224
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This looks great! Who was the manufacture of the end can? This is exactly what I am looking for.
It is a KTM part, but off a 1999 640 Rallye edition. It is not direct fit, a bit of fabrication needed as others have mentioned. Not sure if they are still available though, no prices on my KTM dealers website....which unfortunately usually means it has been discontinued (Not positive).
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #225
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Here's a tasty one for sale in SanFran... $3500... not mine, but I wish it was:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/2147873293.html

I reduced the price guys $2650...she needs a new clutch and a re-built rear shock!
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/2253367534.html or myprivategeek@gmail.com



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