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Old 10-15-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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KTM 620RXC...Anyone??

As you can tell by my "Odometer"...I'm a noob. I've been lurking for a while. Anyway, I recently aquired a 1996 KTM 620 RXC, kick start only WOO HOO!!. It has low miles and was well taken care of. I've tried the search function, but it doesn't seem to like me. I was wondering if there were other 620 RXC riders out there?? If so post some pics and hook me up with some good sites for parts and accessories.

I will post some pics of my bike when I get a chance.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:19 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Where's my bacon sammich?

I have a '97 620 RXC/e. A hoot of a bike to cay the least. I unnerstand, from ADV inmates in the know, that the '96 can be made to be quite a bit better in the performace category due to the larger airbox. (battery in the '97-newer eats airbox space)

As to good sites for info on these bikes (LC4's), you've found it. This is the forum I hit first looking for info/help. Many tack-sharp folks here that have put together a huge amount of info to help out.

Start by reading through THIS. Most is written for the newer models, but the vast majority of it carries back to our bikes. Little has changed in the basic architecture of the LC4 for a long time.

The search engine here is not particularly helpful. Try Google and specify this site. Meatpop added THIS handy link for the Google search.

Also, when looking at the above linked page you can use and enter your search term. This is what I do and it works damn well every time.

Good luck and happy reading.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:29 AM   #3
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Great!!

Thanks NICO, those are very handy sites with good info.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:41 AM   #4
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Ah! the legendary 620 LC4
Mine was an SC...1995 vintage.
Character builder she be!
First bike after a 20yr spell.
Hadn't even heard of KTM before her but now wont look at anything else.
Left hook kick starter and the technique had to be learned.
Choke on, find Top Dead Centre and then give all ya' got....but dont touch the throttle as a flooding is soon upon ye!
Hot starting is a different ball game but still, dont touch that throttle.
Put her to pasture for a leener and meaner current package(06 EXC 525) + an electric leg Whoo Hoo!!!
Still.....I have my memories!
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #5
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i had two rxc620 s and sold them earlier this year. they had the dellortos and worked fine. since then i kind of regretted selling both. then i met and went riding with a guy on an xrr. i rode it and thought i would get one of them to try out. instead i found another 97 rxc and picked it up today. it has an fcr so i look forward to seeing what all the fuss is about.

there are a few of these around and everytime somebody gets one, they can never find any info on them and nico has to point towards the lc4 index. maybe we can get a decent rxc thread going and build it strong enough to be included in meat's index eventually. it needs to have "620rxc or rxc620" in it so the adv search engine will pick it up.

i've got manuals on a 95 and a 97 if anybody needs info from them

here's one of my old ones. my new one looks just like it but with the white/fusia ensemble
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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spin-on filters lc4

if you are in a pinch for one of the spin on lc4 oilfilters, here are a couple of non-ktm options.

yamaha part 3fv-13440-00. its a nice Denso filter for the fzr/yzf/xj bikes and others (yammie outboard motors)

honda autos like an 03 civic use a similar filter so any auto parts store can hook you up. for example carquest 85356. walmart baybee

the lengths of these puppies vary which might interfere with certain skidplate scenarios

i can't remember if this info is in the oil change thread, maybe i should have put it there. nah, creeper would have been all over this, surely.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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scotts steering stabilizer

i'm trying to figure out how to mount a stabilizer on my 1997 rxc620. the front part of the gas tank almost touches the triple clamp, so there is no room for the stabilizer post? does anybody have a solution, pictures, etc? here is mine:

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Old 11-29-2009, 10:29 AM   #8
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you could try mounting in reverse with the post at 12 instead of 6
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:30 AM   #9
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Plastics

Dentvet,

Where did you get the orange plastics? My '96 is white with ugly purple seat and fork protectors...I wouldn't mind showing off the orange awesomeness that is my KTM.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:08 PM   #10
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Dentvet,

Where did you get the orange plastics? My '96 is white with ugly purple seat and fork protectors...I wouldn't mind showing off the orange awesomeness that is my KTM.
What?!?? Embrace the white and purpleness there Batman!!
I have been fixing up one and REALLY liking it. Put about 500 or so miles on it so far (95% dirt) and always amazed about its mountain goat like qualities. One thing I've learned is that this site is the best source of LC4 info ever. Secondly, put LockTite 242 on everything. Mine is a 1995 - 620 RXC without the counter balancer and all sorts of stuff was getting loose.

Great thread!!!! I was hoping for a topic like this to start.







These are older photos with a dark gray seat cover:


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Old 11-29-2009, 05:40 PM   #11
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Heres mine in its white and purple look right after I bought it about a year ago.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:42 PM   #12
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Heres mine after the purchase of a set of SX620 bodywork (which bolts right up) from a fellow inmate. I had to have the orange look, its a KTM!!!!
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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Lastly in her recently purchased (from another fellow inmate) supermoto wheels set up.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:10 PM   #14
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Now that I think about it...the purples not THAT bad.

I would post a pic or two, but it won't let me. Anyway, it is great to see other RXC riders on the forum.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:55 PM   #15
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Now that I think about it...the purples not THAT bad.

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