|04-12-2010, 10:55 PM||#46|
Joined: Jul 2005
Because my machine is lowered I cut the front springs two inches shorter stiffening them and limited the fork travel internally to match.
That coupled with sub tanks, a different mid valve and base valve(specs posted) got the front end working with WP 5 wt fork oil. I bought a heavier rear shock spring from Z dog and had him revalve the shock. It needed an oil change anyway.
Now I can run the rock gardens on the ATV trails or go touring fully loaded. I switch the sub tanks for road/trail use and keep the forks vented. The big 640 bike just rumbles along but the best part is I can touch the ground so I don't fall over very much.
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing
The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
|08-08-2010, 03:36 PM||#47|
SM rims for KTM wanted
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Goose Bay...yes way up there
The seals are also stuck in there really good, they keep tearing apart as I try to pull them out. My swingarm is still on but no chain, I did all the other swingarm and new linkage 5K ago and those are the only ones left and they are tricky bastages!!!
Any tricks are much appreciated!! Leaving for labrador in 2 weeks and need this done soon...
12 Ossa 280i Factory
07 KTM 640 Adventure
02 640 Adventure (Airbox, carb, exhaust modded)
07 Gas Gas ec300 (street legal, scott damper)
|08-08-2010, 06:35 PM||#48|
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Circumlocution Office of Little Dorrit
Here is my thread with that bit in it:
Lemme know if you don't get enough from it; I gotta walk the dog now...
straight 8 and dnrobertson have the idea - just use whatever. I think I even pounded the seals through with the bearings; they are weak lil' things.
Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen LC4 640
Its not so much staying alive; its staying human that counts.
meat popsicle screwed with this post 08-09-2010 at 06:52 AM
|08-08-2010, 08:34 PM||#49|
Big Bike, Slow Rider
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Frankston, Australia
I found a (sacrificial) socket with an outer diameter just smaller than the inner diameter of the mount. Then get a nice long extension and place it into the socket and out the hole in the frame used to tighten the pivot bolt.
Take a large hammer and start hitting. I worked up a good sweat doing this, but it worked and I got all the stuff out.
Now, can anybody help me remove the extension from the socket?
2005 KTM 640A
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