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Old 04-22-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Model Changes for 2005 640 Adv

Anyone care to enlighten me on the changes between the 2003/04 640 Adv and the 2005 (limited release in Canada) 640 Adv?

I recall reading somewhere there were some cooling/oiling changes, etc., but can't recall all the details. The obvious ones that pop into my frontal lobe are:

1. The dual front disks
2. The orange paint scheme


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Old 04-22-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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add:

• low front fender
• extra oil jet underneath piston
• 950ish front end - W I D E, black rims
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Old 04-22-2005, 08:41 PM   #3
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Old 04-23-2005, 01:07 AM   #4
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The development of the model year 2004 is mainly characterised by new detail solutions and several technical modifications.

Front left footrest bracket made from aluminum.
Wider footrests.
New rubber inserts for front footrests.
Foot brake wider and folds-away.
New secondary air system (SLS) is more compact and complies with emission standard “Euro II”.
CDI with newly optimised ignition curve.
Newer, reinforced outer clutch hub ensures better and safer gear shifting under the most difficult offroad conditions.
New decals.
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Old 04-23-2005, 01:49 AM   #5
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Wasn't the extra oil jet introduced for 2004?
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:40 AM   #6
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mine sure feels like it handles different. i had to turn the compression way down to get it close. i am in the 215 range and mine is a little firm when pounding through washouts.

i think the dual disks are a bit of overkill unless you are riding it mostly on the street.

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Old 04-24-2005, 11:04 PM   #7
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Found this link

HERE

This is what it says:

OIL CIRCUIT

Experience from racing: a second oil injection nozzle now cools the pistons from below too, making the engine even more dependable.

IGNITION

A new ignition program map provides optimized combustion. A „low octane“ program map can be activated for low-octane fuel (up to 80 octane).

VALVE TIMING

A new camshaft with quicker valve timing offers a more spontaneous progression of power and even better performance.

FORK FRONT

A new forks set-up with firmer springs reduces the forks’ plunge when the Brembo twin discs really grab.

GRAPHICS

There’s a new graphic design for all Adventure models in 2005. The KTM letters will be delineated with a silver shadow.

BRAKE REAR

In conjunction with new sintered brake pads, a new Brembo brake disc with round holes guarantees top braking performance and the highest Brembo standard.

INDICATORS

New indicators with a smaller orange glass and a longer operational life.

CHAIN

An X-ring endless chain (without a connecting link) eliminates the risk posed by the weakest link, i.e. the connecting link, which is always subject to the most wear.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #8
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Thanks...

...gents, much help. One is now on the way.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:48 AM   #9
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Just came from my local shop and they have an '05 sitting on the floor and also noticed it has a locking fuel cap too (same one as what is on the '04 625 SXC's)
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:03 AM   #10
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Who to believe

After searching for an 05', i know of at least 3 dealers that have them, one of the dealers has more than 1 of them in stock, but there not budging on the MSRP. I think there's more out there than we have been lead to believe.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:30 PM   #11
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i would get a dealer that you have a relationship with to try and get it . they do that all the time. i have bought 4 ktms from TJs in austin and they treat me very well. TJ is the only dealer that sold me a bike then bugged me to go riding taking me to the best spots around austin. most dealers dont even ride. you treat him fairly and he will more than make it worth your time.

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