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Old 08-24-2009, 10:36 AM   #901
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The fuse under the seat that controls the clock is also linked to the powerlet so it's good to test them with a voltmeter or replace with new to be certain they are good.....
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:34 PM   #902
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ok guys me again. Neutral light is dead and happy button will only work if the clutch is in... does this mean the neutral switch is broken?
More likely the wire than the switch. Trace & check (it should connect to earth in neutral) the wiring from the switch (just ahead of the front sprocket) back to the dash. Mine started flickering a while back & it turned out to be a broken wire at one of the plugs up front.

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:46 PM   #903
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More likely the wire than the switch. Trace & check (it should connect to earth in neutral) the wiring from the switch (just ahead of the front sprocket) back to the dash. Mine started flickering a while back & it turned out to be a broken wire at one of the plugs up front.

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thanks will give it a go
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:48 PM   #904
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WOW - changed out my front sprocket from the OEM 16 tooth to a 15 tooth tonight - The bike is a WHEELIE machine ! From 1st gear it lifts the front with maybe 75% throttle.

Wow I love this bike.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:45 AM   #905
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Hi,

I am new to the world of LC4's ( I have been riding a 950 Adventure for the past year) and I have just bought a '03 640 Adventure-R.

However I find the 640 a bit tall for me and wondered if anybody has fitted kouba links to their bike to lower it and if so how do they rate them.

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:24 AM   #906
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WOW - changed out my front sprocket from the OEM 16 tooth to a 15 tooth tonight - The bike is a WHEELIE machine ! From 1st gear it lifts the front with maybe 75% throttle.

Wow I love this bike.
There is a thread dedicated to wheelies on the LC4 - losiu is the OP and I believe it is indexed.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:25 AM   #907
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Hi,

I am new to the world of LC4's ( I have been riding a 950 Adventure for the past year) and I have just bought a '03 640 Adventure-R.

However I find the 640 a bit tall for me and wondered if anybody has fitted kouba links to their bike to lower it and if so how do they rate them.

cheers, Bob.
There are numerous threads on lowering the LC4, some should be indexed, others should be easy to find with a google search (see Post #1 for how).
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:27 AM   #908
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thanks will give it a go
This could have been its own thread, or you could have tried to find an existing thread that suited your problem.

This is not a spanking, just an FYI. Certainly you get the attention of many LC4 owners here in the index thread, but you should give the LC4 inmates a lil' credit - they do respond in other threads, alot.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:40 AM   #909
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Hi,

I am new to the world of LC4's ( I have been riding a 950 Adventure for the past year) and I have just bought a '03 640 Adventure-R.

However I find the 640 a bit tall for me and wondered if anybody has fitted kouba links to their bike to lower it and if so how do they rate them.

cheers, Bob.
I don't know how much this helps, but my 640 ADV has a 2" drop on it with lowering links taking the bike from its standard seat height of 37.5" to 35.5". I am not the tallest guy at 5'10 and I can JUST barely touch both toes down at the same time when stopped or I can just barely flat foot the bike with one foot at a stop - with a slight lean of the bike.

Here is a picture of how the bike sits LOWERED. It may be 'Low' for a 640A - but it still has over 10" of clearance and I have never bottomed it out -yet -.


My bike has Emig Racing lowering links on the rear.(http://www.emigracing.com/)
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:11 PM   #910
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I don't know how much this helps, but my 640 ADV has a 2" drop on it with lowering links taking the bike from its standard seat height of 37.5" to 35.5". I am not the tallest guy at 5'10 and I can JUST barely touch both toes down at the same time when stopped or I can just barely flat foot the bike with one foot at a stop - with a slight lean of the bike.

Here is a picture of how the bike sits LOWERED. It may be 'Low' for a 640A - but it still has over 10" of clearance and I have never bottomed it out -yet -.


My bike has Emig Racing lowering links on the rear.(http://www.emigracing.com/)
Excellent, that's just what I wanted to hear
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:11 AM   #911
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Excellent, that's just what I wanted to hear
Bob,

I have a set of Emig Racing lowering links that I've just taken off my 2006 640 Adventure which I recently got. Not sure if they're the 1 1/8 or 2 1/4 inch ones, I'll measure them when I have a chance. I found being a fat bugger I was bottoming out a bit on some washouts etc. so I took them out and put the originals back in which fortunately came with the bike.

If you're interested in getting some feel free to PM me with an offer.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:41 PM   #912
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:14 AM   #913
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I have just bought a '03 640 Adventure-R.

However I find the 640 a bit tall for me and wondered if anybody has fitted kouba links to their bike to lower it and if so how do they rate them.
Don't do it!!! They ruin the suspension action, esp. the latter half of travel. The bike has 0 clearance to the guard at full compression as standard; 2" links will try to put the wheel 2" through the guard... and is more likely to as they reduce the bottoming force by half. Check the index, finds some threads where it is discussed in detail. Here's one: Spring matching (2000 LC4) (meat, can that go in the index with a note "lowering links discussion, post #23-on", please? ta.)

I'm 5'7" and 145lbs, I bottomed it all the time and the ride was really poor - with only 1 1/8" Emig Links. Can't even begin to think how bad 2" links would be. Maybe if you are only going to pootle about then you may not notice the bottoming, but surely you would notice the crap suspension action. Koubalink have a warning in their FAQs about this. I reverted to the standard links and instantly noticed how stunningly better the suspension worked, yet barely noticed the slight rise in seat height at rest (did notice the extra ground clearance on the trails).

A better bet, and for similar money to buying the links, is to get the shock serviced and have the stroke spacers adjusted to reduce the travel without any ill effects. That same shock is used in a wide variety of LC4s with different travel - Adventure, Hard Enduro, Dukes?, various SuperMotards - so a suspension guru can reconfigure it to suit. There's a few on here if you need one.

Chances are good an '03 needs a shock service now anyway, so it's not like you are even going to spend any extra money to get it re-assembled with the spacers added/subtracted.

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:52 PM   #914
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...meat, can that go in the index with a note "lowering links discussion, post #23-on", please? ta...
yeah - I've been buried in work (good burial) so I have not had an update in some time... not sure when I will get to it (November is looking better )
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #915
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I don't recommend using lowering links because they really screw up suspension big time. Especially shock. It sits much more horizontally and preload has to be jacked up .
Find a good suspension shop and they will redo suspension. Many shops offer it. Aftershocks(they did my suspension), superplush etc.
Here is link to my thread about lowering bike by 2"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470673

BTW, Aftershocks did it by backing off preload and compensating with much improved and tuned progressive compression damping. So, shims were changed, valving redone and no changes to spring or spacers. Phil has dyno in the shop which allows him to measure an effect caused by the changes. Plus experience
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