31 July 2010

First short ride

About 60 miles today. What a great bike. I managed to hit some muddy trails, some pine needle covered back woods and then a fast run along the ocean. Click to enlarge any photo...


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...for now. Between the Florida climate and my habit of riding through all the mud I can find, it won't look like this for long.

14 July 2010

test ride

My old BMW 1150GS next to my other friend Brent's 640. This was test ride day, prior to purchasing my 640.

The story begins...

Bought from my new friend Brent in Utah. Should be here in 2 weeks. A beautiful 2002 KTM 640 Adventure. 13,165 miles and ready to go. Here's the ad that ran for the bike on Adventure Rider:

"...Up for sale is my smooth-running KTM, pretty much stock 02 640 Adventure. 13,165 miles. Water pump done at 11k miles and has the new Excel front wheel done from the recall. This baby purrs as if just off showroom floor. Well, actually better.
Scorpion Tires currently on it, about 400 miles on them. 
I have a rear brand new TKC 80 ready to mount Comes with sale, purchased 20 days ago.
I have a brand new TR8 Rally for the front ready to mount, purchased 20 days ago.
Oil system is clean and maintained regularly.
New air filter. 
New comfort seat bought 3 months ago.
Comes with original seat also. One Crack in the orange part of the seat.
New fuel cap.
New battery as of 5/2010.
Comes with easy connect to maintainer (charger) with sale.
New oil filters (main one and left engine side one on and in bike)
Like I said this bike has been a commuter, freeway and sightseeing rides up local fire roads.
This is truly a pristine 640..."