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Old 03-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Wink Ktm 640 adventure to enduro conversion - how hard to strip her down?!

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So I have been looking for a ktm 640 enduro as I am planning on doing some travels this summer (day trips, week trips, maybe even coast to coast or Canada to Mexico) with an emphasis on dirt riding (I grew up ridin in AZ so single track is my friend ). I was thinking of the enduro as I like the styling and weight over that of the adventure. Plus it seems easy enough to supermoto it as well. However, I have been wondering how hard it would be to strip down the adventure model to make it more like the enduro. Reduce the weight, get rid of the bulky fairings/tank. Is this possible? Could I remove a few mounts and have an 18l enduro tank bolt on? I have read post about converting the opposite way, enduro -> adventure, but maybe it would be a little easier to go from fully equipped distance traveler to stripped down desert machine!

What do you all think??

Maybe this will get me the best of both worlds? full fairings and large tank for long trips and then lighten it up for the shorter ones? I am looking for an enduro right now to buy but haven't had any luck as of yet so thought perhaps its time to broaden the search. I will be based out of Washington state so if you know of a bike in the area let me know! I have called and emailed on more than a few but so far nothing has panned out :(


Thanks for all your help!
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Just put less gas in the tank and use run knobbies?

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:39 AM   #3
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You mean like this.............






The fairing is easy enough to remove......then just use an Enduro model headlight/speedo.........the toughest part is getting all the extra wiring to sit nicely inside the headlight cover........but it can be done just like mine!

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:32 AM   #4
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i have the complete enduro package,12ltr tank,seat,headlight,fender...

how about trade?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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Good lookin bike!

wow that looks really nice! Yeah that was kind of what I was thinking although I'm sure its mostly an aesthetics change over a weight difference...Still...I like it! Thanks!

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You mean like this.............






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Old 03-31-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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i have the complete enduro package,12ltr tank,seat,headlight,fender...

how about trade?
I'll have to see what I end up getting but one never knows...
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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I'm in the middle of this conversion and it gets expensive to do it right. I stared by adding the tank which involves welding the bracket to your bike and the plumbing, fuel pump, and it goes on from there, way on



still working on it, I've added the headlights and mounts, instruments, i'll sell you mine and you can finish it
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:19 PM   #8
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I don't have all the parts that came off of mine, but I would guess you would get close to 20lbs off of the bike with the fairing/brackets/tach all coming off.

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