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Overheating

Howzit guys,

I've got a problem with my KTM 640, 2003 model, in that it overheats way too quickly.
My engine temperature guage sits two bars off the top. Any ideas what i need to do.


I'm also keen to get some panniers made on the cheap. Anyone got any ideas.

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Luke Cape Town
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I have an 03 and it very rarely runs over 4 bars {middle} in the range. If your coolant level is ok I would check the condition of the impeller in the waterpump, this can be easily done by just removing the side cover off the pump.
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Stick a therometer in the coolant and report the temp. The gauge could be screwed up.
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Howzit guys,

I've got a problem with my KTM 640, 2003 model, in that it overheats way too quickly.
My engine temperature guage sits two bars off the top. Any ideas what i need to do.


I'm also keen to get some panniers made on the cheap. Anyone got any ideas.

Thanks
Cheers
Luke Cape Town
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Two options on the overheating.....

1. ride faster and don't spend too much time in traffic or stuck in the sand!!!

2. on a more serious note, you could try fitting a 2nd fan on the right hand side of the radiator, as the fan on earlier model Advs was pathetic. I have a 00 model and have fitted a second fan which works really well.

This link has further feedback. There is also a very good post on this issue on Adv Rider.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...oling-fan-9337

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