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Old 04-28-2009, 04:41 PM   #3741
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Greetings!
Just purchased a 2002 KTM 640 Adv in what seems to be stock trim. Has about 6,800 miles. Appears to be in very good shape. I also have a DRZ400S with nearly all the mods, including a 440 kit, carb, slip-on, etc. etc. Rode the DRZ in the Mex2Can ride last year. Bought the 640 for Alaska in 2010, Eastern TAT (2009), and maybe CDT. The 640 needs more zip so I'm reading AdvRider for advice. Thank you all for posting same!
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:03 PM   #3742
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Aww come on guys, get a Gold wing. On a serious note, I rode a DRZ with a taller screen on it, and the only thing that came to my mind is that thing hitting me in the throat! I've never had protection from the elements before (well, before my now sold Vstrom), so I consider what the KTM has is plenty.

Low's the way to go!
I'm seriously thinking about to trade my 640Adv for a Goldwing ... anyone interested?
Ok, here goes my own serious note, B-Rod: I would never think about mounting a tall windshield on my XR400R enduro bike, but ... the 640Adv is my dualsporter ... and this is like every issue related to the on-road/off-road dilema ... My real scenario has an unavoidable on-road component, and hundreds of kms at high speed, many times with windy weather ... Yes, I declined I bit of my off-road spirit for a little comfort sake !!!

I understand your feeling, I really do. But in a few months I will be riding a 10.000kms round to Machu Pichu, and that's a lot of kms per day. Please forgive my windshield sin, please!
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #3743
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Greetings!
Just purchased a 2002 KTM 640 Adv in what seems to be stock trim. Has about 6,800 miles. Appears to be in very good shape. I also have a DRZ400S with nearly all the mods, including a 440 kit, carb, slip-on, etc. etc. Rode the DRZ in the Mex2Can ride last year. Bought the 640 for Alaska in 2010, Eastern TAT (2009), and maybe CDT. The 640 needs more zip so I'm reading AdvRider for advice. Thank you all for posting same!
pics, pics, pics
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:28 PM   #3744
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Very nice !!!!! Did you fab that yourself?

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No, I don't have the necessary time and tools. I was wandering around for a while, looking other bikes windshields in order to find one it goes with my bike line, and I think this one made it.
I imagined it must be not too wide and tall, so the stock windshield's orange can be still slightly visible, in order to maintain the bike's high front aspect.
It's a GS650 aftermarket one.
Glad you like it
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:39 PM   #3745
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But in a few months I will be riding a 10.000kms round to Machu Pichu, and that's a lot of kms per day. Please forgive my windshield sin, please!
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Machu Pichu. . . boring. I'll stick to the bald-ass prairies. We have houses around here that are 100 years old!

























. . . . . . take me with you. I'm just giving you guff. Don't take anything I say personally. The shield is nice. It actually looks like it was made for it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:46 PM   #3746
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yes please-update us on how you like the function of your new windshield extension. Looks great!
Now it looks like this. I like it more in black.






Later I will post mounting points pics and the road test results ...
It's very sleepy down here right now
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:01 PM   #3747
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Glad to see the bike is done wrk2surf. Congrats!!!


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Old 04-28-2009, 10:09 PM   #3748
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I ended up with the original tall fairing Faroli had for sale. It is OK but is what I'd call racer quality. A bit rough on molding and wont' accept the stock dash. If anyone is looking for one PM me. I'll be posting in the for sale forum soon. i wished I had asked more questions about it before I bought as I expected it to hold stock instruments and signals. I didn't look at the pics close enough obviously. I need the street version the past posts have described. I may be molding my own.


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Old 04-28-2009, 10:25 PM   #3749
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I ended up with the original tall fairing Faroli had for sale. It is OK but is what I'd call racer quality. A bit rough on molding and wont' accept the stock dash.


I would agree that it is, as you say, racer quality, but I fit it up, and it fits my dash nicely. I don't have it on now, but I'm going to install it at some point and give it a proper chance before put any work into it. You got the one I was hoping to get, so I bought the well used one.

I only have it held on loosely for the pictures, but mine actually fits the dash better than I initially thought.





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Old 04-29-2009, 08:55 AM   #3750
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Now it looks like this. I like it more in black.

no, no, no! The black just won't work, it will have to go. It interrupts the lines of the bike. The clear was much better.

Seriously, I did like the clear better.
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