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Old 05-25-2006, 08:45 PM   #16
ChrisC
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Joined: Feb 2003
Location: Prescott, Arizona USA Earth
Oddometer: 6,310
1. Bike: 640 Adventure
2. Year: 2003
3. Bought used or new: new
4. Current mileage: 6,250
5. Modifications done: IDS2 pipe, side cover, Takagaso replacement front wheel (thank you, NHTSA), RXC chainguide, Dual Star mirrors and headlamp protectors, push button fork bleeders...... etc.
6. Mechanical work done: routine maintenance, fork seals under warranty
7. Upgrades done: Garmin 76S/Touratech mount, SW-Motech kickstand, Dirt-Bagz, KTM tank bag, Jimmy Renazco Racing Saddle (the collectible, pre-Creeper type ), Stealth rear sprocket, Takagaso X-ring chain.
8. Current tires on the bike: Dunlop D606
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 60/40
10. Would you buy another one?: in a minute...
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): n/a
12. Pic of the bike if available:

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Old 05-26-2006, 02:25 AM   #17
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Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Oddometer: 2,356
1. Bike: 640 LC4 Adventure
2. Year: 2005
3. Bought used or new: New April '05
4. Current mileage: 39,500km
5. Modifications done: Dual-Star grip heaters, RHS disc- & caliper-ectomy. High front guard from '03 EXC. Part-time 12L tank + shrouds + seat from LC4 Enduro. Removed SAS & EPC. Uncorked: exhaust/carb/airbox mods. 4.8N/mm fork springs. 28mm bar risers.
6. Mechanical work done: Routine servicing plus Cam Cover sealant leak fixed @ 15,000km, Rocker Arm Roller bearings replaced @ 20,000km. Wheel/steering/suspension bearings replaced as needed. Starter clutch worn out (not helped by missing starter gear needle bearing on crank!!). Base gasket replaced @ 37,000km, valve stem seals replaced & valves lapped in.
7. Upgrades done: ProGrip 797 grips, Low-with-High headlight relay, headlight bulbs "Plus 50" xenon-halogen mix, retrofit chain guide and retaining plate, Rallye sprocket cover. Rim locks. SW-MOTECH Side Stand.
8. Current tires on the bike: Metzeler MCE Six Days Extreme (F) Michelin Cross AC10 (R). Or Metzeler MC4. Or Pirelli MidSoft32 (F) MX eXTra (R). Take your pick - I do.
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 20:80.
10. Would you buy another one?: LC4 Enduro/SXC, yes; LC4 Adventure, maybe.
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): n/a
12. Pic of the bike if available:


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Old 05-26-2006, 03:56 AM   #18
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Location: WNC
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"genuine KTM spoke clips" Why does that make me laugh! I am waiting on that "mod" to be done at my dealer when they get the dang things in.
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:37 AM   #19
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Joined: Nov 2005
Location: United Kingdom of England
Oddometer: 67
1. Bike: 640 LC4 Enduro
2. Year: 2001
3. Bought used or new: Used
4. Current mileage: ? No dedicated speedo
5. Modifications done: Altered wiring to power GPS/Touratech trip and roadbook
6. Mechanical work done: routine maintenance BY THE BOOK !
7. Upgrades done: Airbox mod
8. Current tires on the bike: Dunlop D907F/D908R
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 99% in the technical dirt
10. Would you buy another one?: Don't need to I don't intend selling this one
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing: If it ain't broke don't fix it
12. Pic of the bike if available: Yeah............ somewhere, maybe later
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Old 05-26-2006, 05:16 AM   #20
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Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Wales UK or Switzerland
Oddometer: 675
1. Bike: '98 Lc4 660 Rally
2. Year: 1998
3. Bought used or new: Used from Dakar contestant
4. Current mileage: 16000m
5. Modifications done: Mikuni TM42-6, Fan for radiator, neoprene Sox for forks, LED rear light, Oil thermometer
6. Mechanical work done: Main shaft bearing, cam shaft bearing, valve shafts, piston rings, barrel re-chromed.
7. Upgrades done: The Rally has all upgrades
8. Current tires on the bike: Pirelli MT21 for road use, Desert for the desert
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use:50/50
10. Would you buy another one?: I have another one.
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): yes on both, why not? Costs peanuts and let you sleep better, same for the newer type camshaft bearings.
12. Pic of the bike if available:

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Old 05-26-2006, 06:29 AM   #21
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Joined: Jan 2006
Location: DAYTONA USA
Oddometer: 3,357
I ride better than I type - let's just say solid as a rock! 14K on the clock!
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:05 AM   #22
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Location: Puget Sound
Oddometer: 10,718
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Jimmy Renazco Racing Saddle (the collectible, pre-Creeper type )
Dude... that is sooooo harsh.
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:15 AM   #23
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Location: Belleville, IL
Oddometer: 1,363
Nice thread, I like seeing detailed info like this.

1. Bike: 625smc supermoto
2. Year: 2004
3. Bought used or new: New, May 2004
4. Current mileage: 13,000 miles, no problems yet
5. Modifications done: Cut open airbox, removed loads of weight, Akra full titanium system, Blitz headlight, custom taillight, Avon tires, currently a stealth sprocket (3rd rear sprocket), new gearing (15:40, versus the stock 16:38), Z-ring chain, GPS on board, removed SAS system, cosmetic stuff.
6. Mechanical work done: Just maintenance
7. Upgrades done: See # 5
8. Current tires on the bike: Avon Azaro SP49 sport front, Avon Azaro SP46 sport touring rear
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 99% road, 1% dirt
10. Would you buy another one?: Absolutely!
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): n/a
12. Pic of the bike if available: below

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Old 05-26-2006, 09:54 AM   #24
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Joined: Oct 2005
Location: western, MD
Oddometer: 7,215
I like your bike better everytime I see it, Backdrifter.

Here is mine:

1. Bike: Duke II
2. Year: 2001
3. Bought used or new: used July '04, 1300 miles
4. Current mileage: 18,000 miles
5. Modifications done: Akrapovic Carbon cans, free jetting mods, removed air box lid, SBS HH pads (wish I had used EBC HH) License plate carrier broke off due to vibes, so I bolted the plate to the backside of the airbox (the 5-0 love that ), SM fender, removed most unnecessary stuff (rear pegs, peg rubbers, kick start lever, etc.). 16T counter shaft sprocket.
6. Mechanical work done: replaced damaged main shaft bearing and clutch basket when the bearing failed. Currently experiencing spring and spring retainer breakage where the header attaches to the exhaust port. Still working on a permenant cure for that one.
7. Upgrades done: See # 5
8. Current tires on the bike: Pirelli Dragon Super Corsa Pro
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 95% road, 5% dirt, by hours, not miles.
10. Would you buy another one?: Absolutely!
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): Yup.
12. Pic of the bike if available: below
I will add a #13.

The only thing I would change on the bike is for it to have a smoother motor. If it could loose 50#'s would be nice too, but I can live with the weight. Keeping the motor tuned and maintained so that it runs acceptably smooth is a full time job. Even then it is borderline at best. The fact that the motor is absolutely, stark-raving looney makes it a keeper regardless of its short comings.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:00 AM   #25
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Location: Belleville, IL
Oddometer: 1,363
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I like your bike better everytime I see it, Backdrifter.
Thanks mdubya! Hit me up if you're ever in the midwest, I would love to swap bikes for a ride, that's a beautiful Duke!

Good call adding # 13: Wishlist!

#13: All I would ask for is a 6th gear. I've come to terms with the vibration, and I don't even mind the concrete seat. Give me a 6th gear and I'll be as happy as can be!
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:16 PM   #26
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Location: Prescott, Arizona USA Earth
Oddometer: 6,310
Quote:
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Dude... that is sooooo harsh.
It is my lot in life to harsh your mellow, ya ol' fucker!
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:11 PM   #27
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Location: WNC
Oddometer: 1,189
Nice bike backdrifter! Yeah I am glad the threads getting lots of responses so it will create a good solid database for potential LC4 owners.
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:38 PM   #28
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Joined: Dec 2003
Oddometer: 70
1. Bike: 640 Adventure
2. Year: 2003
3. Bought used or new: new
4. Current mileage: 32000km
5. Modifications done: sxc exhaust, fcr 39, open airbox, suspension resprung
6. Mechanical work done: broken piston rings (my fault, engine sucked sand), wheel bearings/seals - normal wear and tear
etc... it does need looking after, especially if you drive it a lot offroad. the more you can do yourself the better.
7. Upgrades done: sealsavers, steering damper, low front fender, black coated rims
8. Current tires on the bike: Michelin Baja
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 50/50
10. Would you buy another one?: nope, im keeping this one
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): n/a
12. Pic of the bike if available:

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Old 05-26-2006, 05:24 PM   #29
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Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Oddometer: 1,288
1. Bike: Adrenaline Orange KTM Duke II
2. Year: 2002
3. Bought used or new: Bought new in 2003.
4. Current mileage: 7,450
5. Modifications done: None
6. Mechanical work done: Routine maintenance, plus repaired the fan wire, an ignition switch wire, and the horn wire (numerous times), all broken from vibration.
7. Upgrades done: Was running the 18L gas tank and the spoked wheels (from the 2001 Chili Red edition), but now back to the stock tank and wheels. However, I'm now running wave rotors front and rear, and will be running a Stealth rear sprocket.
8. Current tires on the bike: Pirelli Diablo. Started with Dragons, ran MT60R on the spoked wheels.
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 95% road, 5% dirt.
10. Would you buy another one?: Absolutely.
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): No
12. Pic of the bike if available:


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Old 05-26-2006, 09:47 PM   #30
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Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Retired military lounging in FresYES
Oddometer: 594
Ok I'll bite
1. Bike: 6fordy Adventure
2. Year: 200five
3. Bought used or new: April, spank me new
4. Current mileage: 9,400 miles (15,161 Kms)
5. Modifications done: Charcoal canister removal.
6. Mechanical work done: Stock for now, want to rejet (any takers want to help?)
7. Upgrades done: Fork seals packed with waterproof grease, Fork savers, Gary Emig steering stablizer, Dual-Star grip heaters and 3M (28mm) head light protection film, Trailblazer rear tail bulb (microchip pulses light when activated), MSR wind deflectors, Remote switch for computer, fork bleeders (gold), Hepco & Becker crash bars, Hepco & Becker pontoons, Aluminum frame protectors, Led marker lights front and rear, SW-Motech kickstand. Tourtech rear aluminum rack, 8mm and 14mm 3M film protecting most of painted surfaces.
8. Current tires on the bike: Stock
9. Percentage of road versus dirt use: 45% road, 55% dirt
10. Would you buy another one?:
11. Did you replace the main shaft bearing (if applicable): no
12. Pic of the bike if available:


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