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Old 03-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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New to ADV

Just recently joined ADV (and screwed up my user name which was supposed to be "Broken" ) in hopes of getting into the adventure scene.

I've been interested in getting into adventure riding for a while. I currently ride offroad (enduro & dualsport stuff in SE Ohio) on a KTM 300XC.

I am trying to get a KTM 640 right now. If that doesn't pan out I may look at a BMW 650 or a KRL 650.

I have some questions on the KTM 640:
1) Anything to be on the look out for on a used 640?
2) What are the best side luggage/pannier options. I would like to keep as narrow as possible so as to reduce snagging trees and such. The longest trips I'm likely to take is a week.

Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:34 PM   #2
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Hell of a first post, lol!
You own a KTM 300 and confess to be considering a KLR650 if you can't find a 640? That will get you burned at the stake around here

All kidding aside, welcome to the Asylum! I don't know enough about the 640 to make any statements about it. I am sure there is a 640-specific thread somewhere in Thumpers.

Good luck with you search!!

EDIT:
There is a "640 (LC4) thread index" here somewhere. Do a google search, and it will take you right to it. Tons on info. I'd copy and paste the link, but my phone isnt being cooperative...


Got it...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:57 PM   #3
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Just recently joined ADV (and screwed up my user name which was supposed to be "Broken" ) in hopes of getting into the adventure scene.

I've been interested in getting into adventure riding for a while. I currently ride offroad (enduro & dualsport stuff in SE Ohio) on a KTM 300XC.

I am trying to get a KTM 640 right now. If that doesn't pan out I may look at a BMW 650 or a KRL 650.

I have some questions on the KTM 640:
1) Anything to be on the look out for on a used 640?
2) What are the best side luggage/pannier options. I would like to keep as narrow as possible so as to reduce snagging trees and such. The longest trips I'm likely to take is a week.

Thanks!
Contact a Mod, they should be able to get it fixed for you without having to create a username all over again, and it will retain any posts you make that way.

Add the DR650 in to your options as well, they can be well set up for ADV riding.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:04 PM   #4
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Yep. Depending on your budget and location, there is also the Husky 610 & 630, the 690, Suzuki DRZ400/Kawasaki KLX400.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:13 PM   #5
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I have a 640LC4, it's a real paint shaker. Couldn't enjoy riding it very far at all.
I guess the later 690s are much much smoother.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:17 PM   #6
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The 300, and a 690 will be the best quiver you could have....

Trust me, I know :)
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:36 PM   #7
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I have a 640LC4, it's a real paint shaker. Couldn't enjoy riding it very far at all.
I guess the later 690s are much much smoother.
How much do you want for it ?
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:51 AM   #8
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Thanks guys!


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I have a 640LC4, it's a real paint shaker. Couldn't enjoy riding it very far at all.
I guess the later 690s are much much smoother.
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The 300, and a 690 will be the best quiver you could have....

Trust me, I know :)
I've looked for a 690 and the only thing I've seen are Dukes. Never seen a 690 adventure. I've read where guys have tried to convert them.
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:58 AM   #9
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Contact a Mod, they should be able to get it fixed for you without having to create a username all over again, and it will retain any posts you make that way.

Add the DR650 in to your options as well, they can be well set up for ADV riding.
Thanks. I'll try to find a Mod. Right now it's like I have speech impediment!
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:48 AM   #10
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Thanks. I'll try to find a Mod. Right now it's like I have speech impediment!
Tough break, looks like you'll have to grow some bark for a bit, replace what you peel off the trees with that 300.

from the user name change thread...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946163
 
5. If you just joined ADV, you must live with your username for three months and have at least 25 posts prior to requesting a name change. Maybe it'll grow on you or maybe you'll find ADV is not for you and move on.









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Old 03-15-2015, 07:00 AM   #11
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The 300, and a 690 will be the best quiver you could have....

Trust me, I know :)


Or a DR650, there are a lot of them around here.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:01 AM   #12
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Sounds like you are not too far from the burgh, check in the regional forums and find the "pittsburgh and surrounding area" thread.
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