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Old 07-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #4096
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ktmworld.com. I just bought one a month or two ago, so they are still available.
Great thanks for the info. I will check out KTM Talk (man I haven't been on that site for quite some time!) Which thread should I check?

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #4097
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Hey Dean;

Watch using and putting tools in that tool carrier.....they are known to depart the bike!

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Big +1 on that,the strap will eventually break or the tool carrier will snap the oem mounting tangs off.,would not put anything of value in one.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:20 PM   #4098
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Big +1 on that,the strap will eventually break or the tool carrier will snap the oem mounting tangs off.,would not put anything of value in one.
Maybe an aftermarket tube would be better? Perhaps I shouldn't chase a stock one on KTMTalk?

Is it the material of the carrier (guessing hard plastic?), the fastening system to the bike (plastic or metal?) or the location (does debris, rear wheel hit carrier?)

Would a different material, mounting technique or location be better?

Thanks in advance to those in the know!

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #4099
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Hmmmmmm... Noted! Perhaps less important stuff? What do you carry in there - how big (long) is it?

Any way to better secure stock carrier? Suggestions?
I carry nothing there.......my bike never even came with the mounts for the carrier. The previous owner either broke or took the mounts off.
I carry my tools in either my tank bag or my Kreiga US-10 mounted on the rear carrier.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #4100
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Maybe an aftermarket tube would be better? Perhaps I shouldn't chase a stock one on KTMTalk?

Is it the material of the carrier (guessing hard plastic?), the fastening system to the bike (plastic or metal?) or the location (does debris, rear wheel hit carrier?)

Would a different material, mounting technique or location be better?

Thanks in advance to those in the know!

Dean
Either the plastic tabs or the "nuts" on the frame will break off. It's not a great location as the tool tube is only supported by 2 small tabs.

It might be best to brace the subframe and then fit a tube with more mounts..........the problem is.....although there is lots of room for a tool tube.......the rear wheel/ swing arm might hit a bigger one when the suspension compresses.

For my bike........I took the tool tube hanger off after it cracked and braced the right side subframe just like KTM did it on the left side........and no tool tube down there.

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #4101
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This is what I carry:

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcoktm99095.html

And the bag with tools fit perfectly in this:

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index....&product_id=90

Which I then strap on to my rear rack and it hasn't moved for years and thousands of smiles.

As seen here:



Yeah they are pricey but worth it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #4102
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Toolbox

2 yrs back I added a larger toolbox in the stock mounting location:

In the picture you can see the third mounting point in the form of a clamp around the tube... I also added a brace {not shown in pic} that goes from this farthest back mounting point on the box up to the sidepanel/ luggage rack through bolt.... In just about every case of toolbox separation it has been the rear tube that has cracked at or near the sub frame weld point... By adding a simple 3/32" flat bar strut I strengthened this point up considerably and ended any worries of the toolbox going its own way...
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:08 PM   #4103
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Either the plastic tabs or the "nuts" on the frame will break off. It's not a great location as the tool tube is only supported by 2 small tabs.

It might be best to brace the subframe and then fit a tube with more mounts..........the problem is.....although there is lots of room for a tool tube.......the rear wheel/ swing arm might hit a bigger one when the suspension compresses.

For my bike........I took the tool tube hanger off after it cracked and braced the right side subframe just like KTM did it on the left side........and no tool tube down there.

Cheers
I don't doubt that, it's not the sturdiest thing, but I don't carry tools in there either, it's where my insurance and registration papers go, and I store some small ROX straps in there for when I got shopping..
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #4104
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Thanks Dirty! You're the best!

Blue it is at 7 ft lbs! She will sit over night no problem. Have a CS seal leaking as well. The seal is going in Friday!

I owe you a beer!!
Champ, there is a specific way to assemble the clutch.

Did you read about it in the Factory workshop manual?

There are marks to line up(small circle inside the basketmatches small hole in pressure plate).
Tighten to 6Nm.

Oil plates before assembly,grease throw out bearing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:57 PM   #4105
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Does anyone run a full Akrapovic exhaust on a 640 adventure? I have a 2003 and the tank only clears the header by about an 1/8th of an inch. inspecting other bike pictures online looks like they have a few inches of space. Im only concerned because it looks like the bottom of the tank that comes so close has started to melt a little bit. I removed the tank to look for a bent bracket or other cause but everything seems straight. Im stumped as to why the pipe would be so close to the tank? Was the Akrapovic system really designed to be that close to the tank? Any help would be much appreciated
Laramie lc4 does/did and there are others - a search engine is yr friend using search terms such as

ktm 640 "full akrapovic" site:advrider.com

Post some pictures of the close fit and you'll get a better response.

Here's an old fuzzy photo of scottys - which part of the tank is touching?



FWIW, have never heard of yr problem - the normal ones are interference with an FCR. Assume you have the Mikuni fit system?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #4106
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I'm looking for a set of supermoto wheels to fit on my 2001 Enduro for the summer, having a hard time figuring out what would need to be done to fit a set on my bike.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/3876952415.html

Heres the set I'm looking at; OEM Behr wheels 17x3.5 front, 17x5 rear

Seller says they originally came off of an '06 525 SMR, and hes had them on a number of other bikes ('03 525, '11 530)

Tips appreciated
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #4107
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Champ, there is a specific way to assemble the clutch.

Did you read about it in the Factory workshop manual?

There are marks to line up(small circle inside the basketmatches small hole in pressure plate).
Tighten to 6Nm.

Oil plates before assembly,grease throw out bearing.
bill

Didn't know about that? All I know is that there is one plate that is different than the others which needs to be next to the engine.

I don't have the factory manual, I just wing it.

Better get my hands on one of those.

Thanks Bill!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:51 AM   #4108
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I'm looking for a set of supermoto wheels to fit on my 2001 Enduro for the summer, having a hard time figuring out what would need to be done to fit a set on my bike.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/3876952415.html

Heres the set I'm looking at; OEM Behr wheels 17x3.5 front, 17x5 rear

Seller says they originally came off of an '06 525 SMR, and hes had them on a number of other bikes ('03 525, '11 530)

Tips appreciated
Front axle size is different. Ktm makes adapters to put older 20mm wheel in 26mm axle clamps. You could update your forks with a set off a 2003 or newer full size ktm and triple clamps, get some custom able spacers, or have the wheel relaced with correct hub. If the price is good if jump on it sm wheels with the front 20mm hub are pretty rare. They usually either have a 17mm axle or 26mm axle.

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:52 AM   #4109
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Where can I find the two cat carriers like those mounted to your bar ends?
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #4110
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Where can I find the two cat carriers like those mounted to your bar ends?
Here you go:

http://www.hippohands.com/KTM%20HIPPO%20HANDS.htm



Very nice. I have heated grips and just wear summer gloves under those down to 20 with a heated jacket. Works perfect.
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