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Old 02-02-2004, 04:55 PM   #46
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It may not be state of the art but I get a grin everytime I throw a leg over it.
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:22 PM   #47
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Hi to everybody,

I'm new to the KTM Adventure and to this site, so here's a pic from a recent trip to the Verde River, near Horseshoe Lake in Arizona:
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:28 PM   #48
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Hi to everybody,

I'm new to the KTM Adventure and to this site,
welcome, Nick

I love yur bike, I want one just like it...Oh ya, I have one just like it
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:29 PM   #49
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Here is my KLR, complete with shovel and Bettie on the side panel. I live in the desert and learned the hard way that sometimes the shovel comes in handy in the sand.
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:37 PM   #50
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I live in the desert and learned the hard way that sometimes the shovel comes in handy in the sand.
More throttle = less shovel

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Old 02-03-2004, 06:21 AM   #51
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More throttle = less shovel

Welcome to da site.
Thanks! That is usually true, but where I live is exceedingly rocky and sometimes that is not possible. The few times I have had to use it were when I was giving it holy heck to get up a hill and she broke through the crust into the quicksand. Not fun.

It is more a curiousity than anything else.

Everything is all good!
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Old 02-03-2004, 09:08 AM   #52
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here is mine

I am new to your forum and here is my (new to me) 99 advenure

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Old 02-03-2004, 09:46 AM   #53
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Luc, Nice. How many miles, how long ya had it? What type of riding do you plan? Mods? Cheers, Mack
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Old 02-03-2004, 09:56 AM   #54
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Mack,

I just had it for a couple of weeks now, it has 4500 miles I believe. It is little bit cold and snowy to go riding out here but for the little bit I did I really enjoyed it! My plans is mainly offroad riding, discovering the back roads around here and all the trails that I may find. As far as modification, I think that it is pretty standard but the sit more confortable ;) (previous owner changed it) The next thing that I will do is to put some more knobby tires on it and add up some kind of a bag/case to carry a few things around. I wish there was a way to protect the tank in case it falls but I have not seen anything around yet.

I cannot wait for the spring to be here!
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Old 02-03-2004, 10:09 AM   #55
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I expect your going to love it. I wish I had the pics of the Europeans out "skiing" their 640's in the snow! But then they are nut cases anyway. The tank is more robust then you realize, but I know what you mean. The thick mylar, like KTM sells for fork protection will actually help some, just get the cheap plain jane variety, as its much cheaper. If you search for thumper postings by "Arch" he bedlined his tank, looks pretty tough to me. If your like the rest of us, you will come away loving this bike more and more as you realize all that it is capable of.

Hope you don't mind some unsoliceted advice. You may want to have your forks and shock serviced, I suspect your due for fresh fluid in both, and a nitrogen precharge in the shock. At a minium I would pull the fork caps and make sure the fork oil height is correct. If you haven't I'd pull the main jet and see what it has, mine is so much nicer since rejetting, the vibes went way down, and the motor pulls so much smoother at low rpm's. I switched to No Toil filter oil as well, takes some effort to get the orginal stuff out, but it's so much nicer to deal with after that point. Cheers, Mack

PS: My 640 ADV and GPS unit, opened up a whole new world of riding for me. :):
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Old 02-03-2004, 12:26 PM   #56
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Thanks to Scotty for getting this started. Here is my contribution for your viewing pleasure. As you can see she's fresh and clean after a good scubbing prior to attending my annual winter spa for adventure bikes. At the spa she will shed a few pounds and recieve several "enhancements".

1) SXC muffler w/Pro Moto Billet spark arrestor.
2) Suspension Front: .46 springs, preload adjuster caps, new oil.
Rear: 7.5 spring.
3) CRG billet folding bar end mirrors that allow me to actually
see whats behind me and can fold flat for off road fun.
Downside... $$$$ OUCH!
4) Move GPS from bar mount to behind fairing RAM mount.
5) Scott's damper with top and bottom billet bar mounts. ($$$$
OUCH! again)
6) Scott's cleanable stainless oil filters.
7) Acerbis frame gaurds.

I'm about half done with all of this and my budget is completely blown, but if I can scrounge some gas money I'm going to take her out on a date when she's finished. I'll take picures.
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Old 02-03-2004, 12:45 PM   #57
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Does this thread have anything to do with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and the Super Bowl?!
Nope, and nor does it have anything to do with MZs, KLRs or exArmy/HD/ Armstrong/Rotax powered thingies, but they're still here
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:18 PM   #58
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3) CRG billet folding bar end mirrors that allow me to actually
see whats behind me and can fold flat for off road fun.
Downside... $$$$ OUCH!
Great look'n mirror, but how do you use it off road. Looks like it would never hold up in a crash, It would get ripped off in the first get off.
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:40 PM   #59
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Thanks Mack for all your advice. I will definitely look into the things that you pointed out and spend some time inspecting the beast.:):
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:22 PM   #60
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here is mine, coming home from a weekend riding with Fanny up in Quebec:


and in BC on the Alcan 5000


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