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2004 KTM LC4 640 with 1100 miles - whats it worth?

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So whats it worth? It looks like it is in pretty good condition, except for a bit of rust on the chain. Should I trade up from the DRZ400S?

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So whats it worth? It looks like it is in pretty good condition, except for a bit of rust on the chain. Should I trade up from the DRZ400S?

What exactly is it? Adventure or Enduro? 640Adv wasn't imported to USA for 2004 but I'm guessing Ontario is Canada, not Los Angeles area. There was a 640 enduro rest of the world post 2002 also (US, only way to get a hi-flow head LC4 was 2003/2005-2007 640A or 2003/2004 625 SXC).

Anyways, clarify what it is. Either way, sounds like it will be a hi-flow model. 2003/2004 640Adv is generally the most desirable as it has the hi-flow head (+6hp), hydro clutch, upgraded main shaft bearing yet it doesn't have the dual-disk front end off the 950 (which was put on the 640Adv in 2005).

Should you trade up? Dunno. What do you want it to do that the DRZ currently doesn't do well?

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It is a KTM 640 LC4 Enduro and yes, its Ontario, Canada. So as I understand it, the Enduro version does not have the high-flow head, hydro clutch or upgraded main shaft bearing. I use the DRZ mostly on roads and hard-pack trails - probaby 95% pavement use. I'd probably put on a set of 80/20 type tires or go SM. IMO, if you consider the increased weight and horsepower of the KTM, I'm looking at a 20% increase in overall power to weight ratio. I find the DRZ strained at 70mph and thought the KTM would feel a little better at higher speeds. Yeah, I want it all! LOL! 🙂

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It is a KTM 640 LC4 Enduro and yes, its Ontario, Canada. So as I understand it, the Enduro version does not have the high-flow head, hydro clutch or upgraded main shaft bearing. I use the DRZ mostly on roads and hard-pack trails - probaby 95% pavement use. I'd probably put on a set of 80/20 type tires or go SM. IMO, if you consider the increased weight and horsepower of the KTM, I'm looking at a 20% increase in overall power to weight ratio. I find the DRZ strained at 70mph and thought the KTM would feel a little better at higher speeds. Yeah, I want it all! LOL! 🙂

If it's an 04 it'll have the hi-flow head, hydro clutch and main shaft bearing. All of these things happened in 2003. It's just that in the US, they discontinued the 640 enduro, last year was 2002 for it. It'll say "hi-flow" on the side of the head and the hydro clutch is easy to spot :D

You should ride it and see how you like the vibes. Everyones opinion varies.

Value. Hard to say as I don't like in Canada. In the US I'd imagine US$4500-5000 for an 04. I see 2002s generally around $3500-4000.

It's a great bike.

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640Adv wasn't imported to USA for 2004 but I'm guessing Ontario is Canada, not Los Angeles area.

Sure it was, I just sold a 2004 640 Adv with 7,000 miles on it for $5,200.00

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Sure it was, I just sold a 2004 640 Adv with 7,000 miles on it for $5,200.00

My understanding is that the 640 Adv was never officially imported by KTM USA for 2004 model year.

You're the first person I've heard of who has one. You sure it didn't come in via Canada where they were available? There were a few grey 2004s in the USA so I heard. Especially you being in Wooshington.

https://thumpertalk.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-134390.html

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1047600&postcount=1

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1090915&postcount=1

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24466

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1877096&postcount=2

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My bike was originally purchased in Idaho in the good 'ole US of A. They did import them, not a lot of them, but they are around.

KTM announced in several years that they were not going to import 640 Adv's to the US, but they did. I know for sure that they said that in '06 they were not going to import them, I walked into a dealer here in Seattle and saw one..

My understanding is that the 640 Adv was never officially imported by KTM USA for 2004 model year.

You're the first person I've heard of who has one. You sure it didn't come in via Canada where they were available? There were a few grey 2004s in the USA so I heard. Especially you being in Wooshington.

https://thumpertalk.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-134390.html

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1047600&postcount=1

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1090915&postcount=1

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24466

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1877096&postcount=2

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You should ride it and see how you like the vibes. Everyones opinion varies.

Seller won't let me ride it, so I guess I'll keep looking. 🙂 Thanks for all the great advice! :D

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Seller won't let me ride it, so I guess I'll keep looking. 🙂 Thanks for all the great advice! :D

I would. The bikes all vibe to varying degrees so it's worth riding the one you intend to purchase.

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I just got a 04 625sxc with 700miles for $4300. It took a little to get a plate but its a fun bike. If I spent more time on rd I would just get a klr650, those suckers go for ever. I live out a dirt rd so works for me.

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So some of the LC4 640s vibrated worse than others? You mean, like in different years, or within the same year?

I rode an 02 model LC4 640 enduro model that about rattled the fillings in my teeth out. Turned me off from KTMs.

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So some of the LC4 640s vibrated worse than others? You mean, like in different years, or within the same year?

I rode an 02 model LC4 640 enduro model that about rattled the fillings in my teeth out. Turned me off from KTMs.

Yeah they vibe differently. They all vibe, but some worse than others.

I rented an 05 LC4e in Costa Rica, 0km. Awful hi-freq vibes, put my ass to sleep in 30 miles. Clutch failed at 50 miles (build error at the factory). Got a replacement, 04 LC4e with ~18,000km and it was smooth as silk. They claim they break in over time. This one certainly had. My 04 SXC is at 7k and I think it's smoothing out, but it's subtle.

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Yeah they vibe differently. They all vibe, but some worse than others.

I rented an 05 LC4e in Costa Rica, 0km. Awful hi-freq vibes, put my ass to sleep in 30 miles. Clutch failed at 50 miles (build error at the factory). Got a replacement, 04 LC4e with ~18,000km and it was smooth as silk. They claim they break in over time. This one certainly had. My 04 SXC is at 7k and I think it's smoothing out, but it's subtle.

What about the new 690? The dealer here said he rode one and thought it was as bad as the 640, but some mags and some comments here say it's smoother. The dealer didn't even stock one of the 690s because he said he had to "give" (I know, gimmie a break) the last 640 away.

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What about the new 690? The dealer here said he rode one and thought it was as bad as the 640,

sounds like he has a bunch of left over 640s he needs to sell. Everything I've read and been told matches what you heard, 690 much less vibey.

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