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Old 08-07-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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KTM 640 Adventure, what spares to carry?

Hi everyone,
Headed to Seattle to p/u my new to me '02 LC4 Adventure. I plan to ride around the westren USA for 3 or 4 weeks getting to know the bike. I want to put together a list for spare parts to carry when traveling. Since I am headed out of the country next year these parts will form the basis of a permanemt kit to be carried for general overland travel. Any ieas would be appreciated. If a list already exists just point me in the right direction.
Thanks, Bill Shockley, Tomahawk, WI.
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Old 08-07-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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I wouldn't go overboard, just the usual tire repair stuff, a spark plug, and a clutch cable. Also the general repair stuff: duct tape, electrical tape, tie wraps, bailing wire, strapping. etc. There are some good toolkit threads here - do a search.

Unless you have complete trust in the PO and the state of the bike, I'd go over it carefully before you leave, paying particularly attention to fasterners, chain, sprockets (including checking the tightness of the front sprocket bolt), spokes, wheel bearings, and battery condition. I'd also service the air filter and do an oil change. If you find problems, it will be a lot easier to fix them in Seattle then in Winnemuca.

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Old 08-07-2005, 02:58 PM   #3
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Hi everyone,
Headed to Seattle to p/u my new to me '02 LC4 Adventure. I plan to ride around the westren USA for 3 or 4 weeks getting to know the bike. I want to put together a list for spare parts to carry when traveling. Since I am headed out of the country next year these parts will form the basis of a permanemt kit to be carried for general overland travel. Any ieas would be appreciated. If a list already exists just point me in the right direction.
Thanks, Bill Shockley, Tomahawk, WI.
02?

Clutch cable. Then swap it for the hydro unit when you get home.
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Make your life simple: Creeper will pick you up, take the bike to his shop, and all you need to do is sit there and listen to him babble as he tweaks EVERYTHING on the freaking bike.

It's much easier to do it this way.
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:42 PM   #5
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02?

Clutch cable. Then swap it for the hydro unit when you get home.
I'm not sure I'd follow this advise. Clutch cables are cheap and easy to replace, especially if you preroute it next to your existing cable.

If you break your hydraulic line you're screwed. It won't break with normal use like the cable might, but you can snag it on a branch, rock, etc... or bust a fitting in a crash. A slim chance, but it's the oddball stuff that usually ruins your day.
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:48 PM   #6
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I'm not sure I'd follow this advise. Clutch cables are cheap and easy to replace, especially if you preroute it next to your existing cable.

If you break your hydraulic line you're screwed. It won't break with normal use like the cable might, but you can snag it on a branch, rock, etc... or bust a fitting in a crash. A slim chance, but it's the oddball stuff that usually ruins your day.
i agree. say no to hydraulic. more pain than they're worth.

run an extra cable alongside the cable that's in there. that way it only takes a couple minutes to change it if there's a problem.
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:13 PM   #7
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3 cables in a year, hydro has worked perfect last two years.

You figure out what works for you.
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:38 PM   #8
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3 cables in a year, hydro has worked perfect last two years.

You figure out what works for you.
if you had issues with cables and the hydro has been good... you did the right thing... for you.

i had a hydro on an exc. let me down a couple of times with dumped oil.

still have the original cable in my 640 after more than 24,000km. i have a second one in there ready to roll and a spare in my parts box... it has been good.

all my other cable clutch ktm's have been goo also. only once broke a cable (on my 300exc) when it fell out of the trailer on the way to squamish. not the cables fault.

lotsa guys love the hydro clutches though.. so
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:07 PM   #9
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pack of 1157 tail light bulbs.
other than that. ...never needed a spare nuthin.
it's not like it's a jap bike.


and only changed the clutch cable once...at 1,200 miles. I'm at 12,000+ and the cable looks like new. I think once the edges are worn off the mount and the new cable is lubed your good to go. I wouldn't sweat it If it's been changed once already.
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:25 AM   #10
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If your 02 is anything like my 02, pack a spare ass. Mine is killing me after 100 miles, but I don't quite have the coin for a bling-tastic Renazco seat.
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:50 AM   #11
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I second the spare ass...

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Old 08-08-2005, 08:54 AM   #12
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I second the spare ass...

I'll third that motion.......
I'm still sore from a long ride in Maine 2 weeks ago.
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:30 PM   #13
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If your 02 is anything like my 02, pack a spare ass. Mine is killing me after 100 miles, but I don't quite have the coin for a bling-tastic Renazco seat.
You speaketh da trooth.

But guess what I got now.

Renazco good. Stock bad.
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:49 PM   #14
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You speaketh da trooth.

But guess what I got now.

Renazco good. Stock bad.
Where does one find one of these mythological ass-savers???
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:02 PM   #15
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and dont buy a stock clutch cable replacement.But a motion pro cable.Trust me on this one!You can SEE the difference just looking at them.
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