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Today I have finally fund some time to install a proper chain guide to my 640. Thanks to advrider.com inmates for pointing me in the right direction for the parts I needed for this.

Parts needed:
-54607066100 CHAIN GUIDE REAR ’94
-50207070044 RETAINING PLATE CHAIN GUIDE’94
-1 large M6 washer
-1 M6 nut

Note: On KTM 660 Rally they only use the chain guide without retaining plate

This is what we will be replacing
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With this
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Remove the 2 bolts that hold the old chain guide on the swingarm and be careful, there is a spacer back there.
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That spacer will be replaced by the retaining plate front bolt hole.
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The bad thing about this upgrade is that you have to take the chain apart. So if you are changing your chain, now it is a good time to add a proper chain guide if you wish.
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Once the chain is threaded through the guide, you can start bolting everything back together. Tighten the front bolt just enough so that the whole thing doesn’t fall apart, now align the rear bolt for desired hight.
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Now this is where I have been playing around and swapping parts. Since there is really small gap between the rear bolt and sprocket (5mm or 0,20 inch) I have used a collar nut from the front bolt to save on space, and used a new nut and washer on the front as there is more than enough space. Once both bolts are tightend (don’t forget to use Loctite) the thing is rock solid.
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That is it. You are done. I feel this is a worthy upgrade to anyone that rides more off road.
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Stay safe!

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When I got the bike, it was gray/black colour scheme. My first thought was I need to make it KTM Orange. So I started with lower fork guards. As the ones on the bike weren’t wrap-around I ordered a 2008 EXC guards made by Polisport.

Here are the stock fork guards on the bike when I got it
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I knew those guards will work with WP43 forks as I have used the same combo on my KLE500 when I made a fork conversion. The only thing you have to do is make the hole for brake line a bit bigger as LC4 has thicker lines than EXC.

Orange vs. black
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And with both Orange guards mounted
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It really is the simplest thing to do if you want to increase the protection of your lower forks. Those guards have already seen some action so look around the blog for more pictures!

Stay safe!

Hello!

A basic tool kit is a must-have on every motorcycle. But when buying a used motorcycle, it often happens that you don’t get the OEM tool kit with the bike. Such thing happened to me when I bought my KLE. So for two years I have been riding around without the basic tools on the bike, but luckily I didn’t need them. So better to be safe than sorry I bought myself a Kriega tool roll and will be kitting it out with all the tools I think I will need on the road or trail (list of tools I will use is at the bottom).

Here is the tool roll folded up (135 x 225mm):
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It is strapped together with a Velcro:
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Unfolding it:
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When fully opened, it is quite big. Looking at pictures on the web, I didn’t imagine the size of it. It says on the web that it is 550 x 225mm when unfolded, but when I measured it including the flaps it is 600x330mm. Max tool length to still be on the inside of the flaps would be 225mm, but I would suggest 220mm. There is a lot of elastic loops for keeping the tools in place.
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There is also a coated-mesh zip pocket on the left side of the roll for all those small items like spare fuses, patches, some wires,…
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Kriega has a 10-year guarantee on this tool roll, which is one of the longest guarantees I have ever seen anywhere. I doubted that the materials and build quality would be that good but now that I have it in my hands I am very impressed. The whole thing is made out of 1000D Dupont Cordura and the zipper is YKK. Here take a look:
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Now all I have to do is to fill it up with tools. Here is a list of what I will be putting in before the season for riding opens.

My tool kit:
Allen keys: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8
Wrenches: 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21 and 24 (MP Combo lever)
Screwdrivers: Philips #2, #3; flat 7mm
Pliers or a Leatherman multi-tool
OEM spark plug tool
Tyre irons
Patches and glue
Wires and zip-ties
Hand/CO2 pump

Here is a picture of a nicely organized Kriega tool roll from advrider:

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So after 2 years and changing the bikes in between I have revised my tool kit. Kriega tool bag is still looking like new. Well here is my current tool kit, without tyre irons.
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