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Old 02-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #3601
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Bit the bullet today and welded a sidestand tab onto my frame.. (errr, had a friend do it anyhow...)












Now just need to touch up the paint.


I had tried Loaded's technique of bolting the bracket to the outside of the frame, but it interfered with the kick starter. Don't know what is different with my bike v. his, but we both have (had) 2002 models, and I'm pretty sure I had the KTM bracket..
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #3602
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I picked up this 98 620 Adv a few months ago and have been waiting for a good opportunity to put this center stand on and swap out the kick stand. In the process of mounting the center stand i noticed a few things, among others that the mounting holes are threaded on the frame. But more significantly, I discovered that I could use both my centerstand and side stand simultaneously. I'm pretty sure this is not supposed to be possible without an aftermarket bracket. This bike has been sitting in a barn for 12 years, pretty sure that wasn't an option. Plus, the side-stand kill switch was in positioned properly for the kick stand bracket. Here:


Another further out:


The real problem I'm having is that I can't find where to put the boomerang thing for the springs. It seems my year didn't include a a mounting post for the center stand springs, but it can accommodate both side and center stands at the same time. I've checked for clearance in all positions (both up, down, etc) and everything functions quite well. I just can't find anything to mount the center stand springs to. Any ideas? I had considered a rubber strap akin to those used on the trail bikes, at least that would keep it in place when not in use and I wouldn't need to weld anything. Thoughts?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #3603
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The springbow hangs on the small stud with the groove in it..


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Old 02-09-2013, 09:59 PM   #3604
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What purpose does the Allen bolt next to the kickstand bolt serve? On my bike that's the top bolt for the side stand bracket and it's not used now that I've welded the tab. Maybe you could make that work for the center stand spring?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #3605
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What purpose does the Allen bolt next to the kickstand bolt serve? On my bike that's the top bolt for the side stand bracket and it's not used now that I've welded the tab. Maybe you could make that work for the center stand spring?
That holds the side stand switch in place. It's a short bolt and the switch is threaded, I may be able to fit something else through there, but I think it's too high for the spring bow to hang from. Here are some more pics to give you an idea. The spring bow post for the center stand is completely missing.


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Old 02-10-2013, 10:32 PM   #3606
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I love that pic of 'big orange' down.

That tok guts.

Looks like a nice shop!!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #3607
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Now just need to touch up the paint.



if not for the rust protection, leave the weld alone...it's too nice to cover it up.....
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:20 AM   #3608
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After searching the entire index, could somebody please direct me to the eastern beaver wiring upgrade for the 640 adventure pathetic lighting system

I saw a post of somebody that did the upgrade back in 2005 but did not do a writeup on the topic.

I am planning on west Fest this summer and went back in 2009 on my X challenge but was riding sometimes at night back to camp.

Please help a guy that needs more light!!

Thank you!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:54 AM   #3609
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After searching the entire index, could somebody please direct me to the eastern beaver wiring upgrade for the 640 adventure !
Google is your friend...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244338
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:50 AM   #3610
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After searching the entire index, could somebody please direct me to the eastern beaver wiring upgrade for the 640 adventure pathetic lighting system

I saw a post of somebody that did the upgrade back in 2005 but did not do a writeup on the topic.

I am planning on west Fest this summer and went back in 2009 on my X challenge but was riding sometimes at night back to camp.

Please help a guy that needs more light!!

Thank you!!
Keep us posted if you decide to go through with this. I'm very interested in doing the same with my 640adv but I generally shy away from electrical project. Never know where to start.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #3611
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Keep us posted if you decide to go through with this. I'm very interested in doing the same with my 640adv but I generally shy away from electrical project. Never know where to start.
It's pretty strait forward. You just use the switched power at the headlight to trip a relay that's wired directly to the battery and the headlight with good heavier gauge wire.

Back when I had my KLR I did an experiment in the garage. Turned on the headlight, and then used a jumper wire from the positive battery terminal to a pick. I used the pick to create a direct connection to the low beam positive terminal. With the headlight on normally I put the pick to low beam terminal and the headlight got noticeably brighter. When I removed the jumper the headlight went back to it's regular brightness. That's the difference in the voltage loss from thin wiring, tons of connectors and power running through the switch on the bars to the headlight.

If you used one of these guys (or something similar for KTM)...



..to run your headlight relay, then if your new wiring/relay fails, you can unplug it and plug the old wiring right back into the headlight. (course that's an H4 plug, which is what I used on the KLR, the KTM is a little different but I'm sure there are comparable connectors on eastern beaver.)
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #3612
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After searching the entire index, could somebody please direct me to the eastern beaver wiring upgrade for the 640 adventure pathetic lighting system

I saw a post of somebody that did the upgrade back in 2005 but did not do a writeup on the topic.

I am planning on west Fest this summer and went back in 2009 on my X challenge but was riding sometimes at night back to camp.

Please help a guy that needs more light!!

Thank you!!
Champ,
I'd do this first.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863628
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #3613
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Thanks Bill and all the others! This is just the ticket I am looking for.

Now I get to look for where to purchase the lights!!

Any ideas??
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #3614
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Not sure if you plan to, but you should still upgrade the wiring to the front of the bike for the headlights.

Your new LED lights have to get there power from somewhere, may as well be some nice fat power cable straight from the battery via relays.

I also did the HID mod at the same time and replaced the tail light globe with an LED special as well.

Now I can have low beam HID and the high beam LED on at the same time and I am drawing less power than stock.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #3615
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Thanks Bill and all the others! This is just the ticket I am looking for.

Now I get to look for where to purchase the lights!!

Any ideas??


As a suggestion.

http://stores.ebay.com/zsjladyshop/C...=p4634.c0.m322

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