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Old 12-15-2006, 04:29 PM   #16
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I am about 5'10" and find my new SXC a little tall when things get hairy. How much you want for that seat? (if you dont sell it to snaggle)

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Old 12-15-2006, 06:00 PM   #17
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Snaggle I'm not even a KTM fan & I think your bike looks awesome as is
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:03 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the feedback everyone.

Ruffus, the SXC is my first KTM, it's nice, but I must admit I've been looking hard at the '06/'07 Huskys. I may not have this KTM for long...
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:25 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the feedback everyone.

Ruffus, the SXC is my first KTM, it's nice, but I must admit I've been looking hard at the '06/'07 Huskys. I may not have this KTM for long...
As far as KTM's go I can only say I've read great things about them, no personal experience, both Husky & KTM come with top shelf parts, pretty well ready for anything outa the crate. 07 KTM's & 06\07 Husky's being street legal. Trails-advantage Husky (close ratio gearbox), more street, advantage KTM (wide ratio gearbox). Whichever way ya go, ya can't go wrong
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:42 PM   #20
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I installed my 18L monster gas tank on my '04 KTM 625 SXC. Fit's great, works with the LC4 KTM radiator fan and the comfort seat is, well, comfy. Filled to the brim it holds 5.2 gallons, which is more like 20L rather than the advertised 18L capacity.
That is exactly what I was going to do. Actually I'm missing a few parts to complete the project...and that would be an SXC625, 18l tank and a 640 "comfort" seat...

I have a noob-ish question to ask, though:
It there any difference between a 640 and 625 equipped with a comfy seat and a big tank when travelling long distance?? I know a 640 is capable of going to the end of the world set up like this but a 625 is more dirt oriented. Is there anything that makes this bike worse during long trips?

Thanks in advance - I love the bike

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Old 12-16-2006, 02:57 PM   #21
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The 640 motor and the 625 motor are the same motor, both 625cc's. My '04 SXC has the "High Flow Head" and a Keihin FCR pumper, the older 640 LC4-E's did not. This accounts for a fair bit of HP advantage, but with a big tank and comfy seat, the bikes are basically the same. One other difference is the oil capacity, my SXC holds no oil in the frame like the LC4-E and Adventures, so this means 1.3L of oil as compared to ~2L of oil on the E and Adventure bikes.
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:10 PM   #22
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Major differences:

SXC:
lightest weight
FCR Carb (more throttle response) (2004+)
Aluminum Muffler (lighter, but requires repacking)
Better Suspension (More Ground clearnace and travel)

LC4-E
Cush Hub (better on the driveline)
Road legal from factory (lights, etc)
More oil Capacity (Mine is usually ~2.5L.. I think)

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as Lc4-E Plus...
Big @$$ fuel tank... and fairing.
Heaviest of all 3
48mm forks.

The cush Hub and the larger oil capaicty make for a better road bike. But I converted my LC4-E suspension into that of the SXC... the Beast evolves. Now, I just need to get a sexy lookin 18L tank like snaggler has.
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:59 AM   #23
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Thanks for chiming in Baarrrrrrryyyyy,
I'm sorta new to KTM's and LC4's in particular, so your extra info was educational.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:06 AM   #24
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Leafing through some KTM brochures it appears the '06 and '07 SXC's have the same oil capacity, 2.1 litre as the other LC4s atleast here in yurope
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:22 AM   #25
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Make your own from 16 mil universal backing vinyl. The black-out KTM is always a crowd favorite too.

Where do you source that film? Thanks for your speedy reply Creeper!

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Old 12-17-2006, 10:32 AM   #26
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Where do you source that film? Thanks for your speedy reply Creeper!

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If your not using big pieces of it, dirt bike shops carry it or can get it as universal number plate backings... usually 18X24.
Thick stuff with good adhesive.
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:42 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Baarrrrrrryyyyy
Major differences:
SXC:
lightest weight
FCR Carb (more throttle response) (2004+)
Aluminum Muffler (lighter, but requires repacking)
Better Suspension (More Ground clearnace and travel)

LC4-E
Cush Hub (better on the driveline)
Road legal from factory (lights, etc)
More oil Capacity (Mine is usually ~2.5L.. I think)

The cush Hub and the larger oil capaicty make for a better road bike...
Thanks... I actually knew the major differences but you mentioned a few points that I'd like to know more about...

1. Cush Hub - I have a spare set of wheels for an LC4. Is it possible to fit those wheels on a SXC ?? "Cush Hub is better on the driveline" - can you (or anybody) explain? I've never ridden a 625 SXC and can only imagine what that means in practice.

2. Oil Capacity - That probably means more frequent oil changes. What is recommended by the factory? In an LC4 it's 5.000km. What is the reason for removing the oil from the frame in a 625?

And yes - I also read somewhere that the oil capacity of an SXC is 2.1l or so... I think KTM has it on their Austrian website www.ktm.at in the SXC specs.

I'll be grateful for the answers to my questions. I've had 2 LC4s and want to get something in the spring. It'll be either an SXC (mainly for the carb) or a 640. In both cases I'm getting an 18l tank + seat. I already have spare 640 wheels and brake discs. I'd probably ty to fit the 640 front brake on a 625 as well for on-road use :) Basically it looks like I'm going to turn the 625 into a 640 but what I'll buy also depends on what's going to be available. My budget is limited :) hence the 625 questions...

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Old 12-17-2006, 06:00 PM   #28
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One other variation is the 625 SMC or supermoto bike. It has the LC4 with the oil in the frame and has some big ole forks, bigger than the EXCs and others from what I have been told with different triple clamps as well. I bought the 18L tank and seat for the dual sport riding but take the portly tank off and change seats for dirt only trips. I swapped out the motard rims for a 19" front and 17 x 3.5 rear with some Conti TKC 80s.

The cush drive hub has some hard rubber inserts in it and the sprocket is attached to one part of it. The rubber simply absorbs shock and protects your driveline from the full traction tarmac affords.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:15 PM   #29
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This is my 04 625SXC with the 18L and the 02 640 seat and tank graphics
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:36 PM   #30
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Leafing through some KTM brochures it appears the '06 and '07 SXC's have the same oil capacity, 2.1 litre as the other LC4s atleast here in yurope
Yep,my 06 625 carries 2.1 litres of oil.
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