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After years of thinking about what to upgrade to (from the CBR) I have finally made the decision and after months of looking, found the right one...

I found this 2006 640sm that an old guy had bought new at the end of 2007 (it was the last one in Brisbane when he bought it new).
It has just 3800 kms on the clock, has always been garaged and never ridden in the rain.
I know they always say that, but I reckon I could tell with this one, so extra clean, no build up of road grime anywhere.

I'll let the photos do the talking. I know they are rubbish photos, but I have a plan to go and take some better shots at a couple of places in the city when I get time...










My impressions after riding a few days;

VERY vibey (crazy vibrations through the bars, seat, pegs. everywhere)
VERY hard seat
Lovin' the upright seating position
Heaps of down low torque = FUN!
High seat makes it a bit more difficult to stop on a hill, mount, wheel around etc.
Absolutely MASSIVE engine braking, hardly ever have to use brakes (but when you do, jeez, those Brembos bite hard)
I'm learning to slip the clutch a lot around town

Anyway, I'm going down stairs to the garage now...

PS, don't you just LOVE it Drew!?!?! :)
 

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Well, you're unlikely to have the same problems that I did... you're out of warranty. Also, if it fails you can follow up with the owner for 3 months rather than KTM. I think that, from memory, the sprocket seal tends to fail and the CDI can cause problems. I'm not sure whether they've got the same water pump seal issue as all V twin KTMs but I'd be surprised if they used a different part/design for the singles as the twins.

Good luck.
 

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Congrats on the purchase! And welcome to the wonderful world of Motards - you'll never look back!

Now, if you haven't done it - start fiddling with the suspension (setting race sag and fixing up the comp/rebound) so that the bouncy dirt bike feeling goes away and it becomes a street WEAPON! Thats if the KTMs are set up a bit spongy like the DRZs are from the factory.

And I think a set of these wouldn't go astray when your wallet is fatter...

 

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Sneddy, I have been reading the book that came with it about the suspension stuff. Can't wait to play with it a bit when I get more time.
Any yeah, I have seen those Akras too... I think my wallet may have to be MUCH fatter!
I rode another one of these with a set of staintunes and it sounded 100% better. Mine sounds restricted a lot by the standard pipes
 

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Drew said:
Johnnie5 said:
Drew said:
Well, you're unlikely to have the same problems that I did... you're out of warranty. Also, if it fails you can follow up with the owner for 3 months rather than KTM.
wtf ?? you think the private seller provides warranty ?
Yes, if they misrepresented the condition.
where do you get such sterling ideas ??
 

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Yes Drew, you are on crack. Private sellers can lie threw their teeth and as the buyer, you have an altar boy in a monestry's chance of not getting fucked in the arse.


'tiK.
 

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Caveat Emptor. That is all. The law states that said object does not have to be fit for it's use. it does however need to be described in a manner that reflects objects state and condition. The onus is always on the buyer.
 

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Who cares about the buyer beware legalities - juxt has a new fuggin tard!

WHOOOO HOOOO!!!!

BTW - if you haven't already sign up here http://www.supermotojunkie.com/index.php and on thumpertalk.com to learn the most about your bike.
 

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Signed up on supermotojunkie yesterday.
koiom, I've been braaapin' everytime I ride.
I'm LOVING the small backfires when I change up gears (when giving it the berries).
 
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