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Old 12-21-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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KTM 640 Adv - Tool box options

I am thinking of purchasing either the KTM or Dual Star toolbox for under the right side panel of my 03 adventure where the charcoal canister once resided. Has anyone else performed this modification? Are these boxes sturdy and waterproof?
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:51 AM   #2
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I am thinking of purchasing either the KTM or Dual Star toolbox for under the right side panel of my 03 adventure where the charcoal canister once resided. Has anyone else performed this modification? Are these boxes sturdy and waterproof?

I think they are the same box. I got mine through Dual Star. It works well and holds the KTM tool bag with a few extras. I'm look'n to add a much larger "home made" one in place of it.
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:58 AM   #3
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If you save the brackets from your charcoal canister you might be able to find some PVC pipe that fits it, put on some end caps (the kind that open ) and cut it to a length of choice. Probably around 10 bucks.
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:08 AM   #4
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I found the stock toolbox to be a tight fit for all the tools I got with my adv that I expect are the stockers...I had to grind down one side of the T-handle wrench to get it and everything else jammed in there.

What all tools did y'alls come with?
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:42 AM   #5
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They are not totally waterproof, But it has enough of a seal to keep the grunge out.

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Old 12-21-2004, 10:32 AM   #6
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I also think the KTM and Dual-Star ones are the same part.

It's a handy spot, but too small for any decent set of tools, and it is annoying that the standard KTM toolkit doesn't quite fit. I may try and grinding trick that someone mentioned.

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Old 12-21-2004, 10:57 AM   #7
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I also think the KTM and Dual-Star ones are the same part.

It's a handy spot, but too small for any decent set of tools, and it is annoying that the standard KTM toolkit doesn't quite fit. I may try and grinding trick that someone mentioned.

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I ground down both ends of my axle nut wrench to make it shorter, kept the spark plug socket, dumped the T-wrench, plyers and most of the other KTM stuff and replaced it with the Moton Pro Metric tool set. Do'n this lets me also carry a spare spark plug, tape, small zip ties and the Motion Pro Jet tool and two jets in the tool box. I carry a Leatherman up in my map case
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:00 PM   #8
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I ground down both ends of my axle nut wrench to make it shorter, kept the spark plug socket, dumped the T-wrench, plyers and most of the other KTM stuff and replaced it with the Moton Pro Metric tool set. Do'n this lets me also carry a spare spark plug, tape, small zip ties and the Motion Pro Jet tool and two jets in the tool box. I carry a Leatherman up in my map case
Well it seems pretty clear the box is a good idea as long as you get your tool selection "whittled" down appropriately.
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If you save the brackets from your charcoal canister you might be able to find some PVC pipe that fits it, put on some end caps (the kind that open ) and cut it to a length of choice. Probably around 10 bucks.
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:23 PM   #10
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Puke

There is another option. It just depends how many tools/spares etc you wish to take.

I use the Sommer's bashplate/toolbox with two tool boxes and another tube across the front for spokes and tyre levers.
http://www.ktm-sommer.de/Seiten_04/F_zub_adv640_04.html

The weight is as low as possible and the boxes protect the brake and gear levers which are otherwise vulnerable.


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Old 12-21-2004, 02:10 PM   #11
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Rad, thanks for the tool-whittling directions. Sounds like a good plan. I'm sticking my registration in a ziplock bag in there now which seems like it is underutilizing the space a tad.

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Old 12-21-2004, 03:07 PM   #12
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OK...., what about the charcoal canister ??

Isn't it needed ?
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OK...., what about the charcoal canister ??

Isn't it needed ?
Nope. Remove it, plug the airbox fitting and reroute the fuel tank vent hose down the hole in the steering neck cap nut, or get one of the tricky 1-way valve kits.

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OK...., what about the charcoal canister ??

Isn't it needed ?
Well, in the bigger scheme of things yes, controlling all emissions are important. But in comparisons of vehicle to vehicle, just what are the evaporative emissions of my KTM LC4 Adv?

At least that's the way I rationalize removing the under-engineered liability.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:06 AM   #15
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OK, thanks again. You guys help a lot.

I agree, what emissions could the LC4 put out compaired to the 351 Cleveland in my '70 Mach? It gets 7mpg (Hi-way) and has no polution control "gadgets".
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