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Forum: Face plant 10-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,749
Posted By TexaNate
We're still waiting on my final prognosis but I...

We're still waiting on my final prognosis but I do plan on suing her for damage to property (bike, gear, etc.), my medical bills, my pain and suffering and other substantial costs attributable to the...
Forum: Face plant 10-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,749
Posted By TexaNate
Thanks for the kind words. My bike has always had...

Thanks for the kind words. My bike has always had 2 mirrors and it always will. I usually use a pair of Doubletakes, which are almost completely indestructible and offer excellent visibility.
Forum: Face plant 10-04-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,749
Posted By TexaNate
True KTM fan: My leg saved the beautiful trellis

A few months ago, I was hit by a car from behind while riding my 690 down a two-lane road. The driver was attempting to pass me in the oncoming lane, ramming me while I was making a signaled left...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 77,862
Posted By TexaNate
Ah yes, because the biggest problems with the...

Ah yes, because the biggest problems with the 1190 were it was too light and didn't have enough power...

When I saw the title I figured it's GOTTA be like a successor to the 950 SE. Nope - just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 41,024
Posted By TexaNate
We all want the Perfect Dual Sport (TM) -...

We all want the Perfect Dual Sport (TM) - lightweight, durable, more power than a WR250R, yet lighter and still bulletproof. Something that can cruise down the highway loaded up like a 500lb tourer,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 41,024
Posted By TexaNate
Websites often write meaningless articles like...

Websites often write meaningless articles like this one because they need a few more hits to make the quota this month. "Indian websites are reporting" - tracing down the source Motorbeam article...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 317,456
Posted By TexaNate
Crafty solution, and a great write-up to boot. I...

Crafty solution, and a great write-up to boot. I always wonder why KTM didn't put a 12v socket somewhere on the bike stock. I guess that would just be too BMWish!
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By TexaNate
Because the 690 doesn't make enough power and...

Because the 690 doesn't make enough power and vibrations stock?
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,638
Posted By TexaNate
I'm assuming you've already tried backing out the...

I'm assuming you've already tried backing out the compression clickers per manual? If that doesn't help you I'd go with lighter springs and revalve accordingly, rather than trying to cure your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
The only guy dumb enough to buy both compares UNI Aus (AU 1417) to UNI US (US 1417)

I ask if you read this and respond to it, please read it carefully - I make some observations I haven't see anywhere on this forum, but they're somewhat hard to explain.

So side-by-side, the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
The AU filter is cheaper incl. shipping (to...

The AU filter is cheaper incl. shipping (to Texas) and the shipping is quick. It definitely fits better than the US filter because of the shorter profile and the shallower rubber lip, if that makes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
Great write-up! There's a simpler solution -...

Great write-up! There's a simpler solution - don't buy the US Uni 1417 (PN US 1417) for a 2014 690. The Uni AU 1417 (http://www.uniflow.com.au/contents/en-us/d321.html) (available directly from Uni...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
The black KTMtwins Uni (USA 1417) air filter...

The black KTMtwins Uni (USA 1417) air filter doesn't work on the '14s - it's too tall (yes, KTM changed the airbox design for 2014).

This orange Uni AUS 1417 (not Uni USA 1417) filter is pre-oiled...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
Made a thread about this earlier, hope it's not a...

Made a thread about this earlier, hope it's not a big deal that I post here too...

I may have applied too much grease to the filter rim, and quite possibly ingested some Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By TexaNate
I used to have a 450 EXC and applied very little...

I used to have a 450 EXC and applied very little grease because the filter seemed pretty secure - I don't think that'll work in this case...the filter is only held down with gravity and very light...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By TexaNate
Air filter rim grease - how much is too much?

I tried searching and got nothing, so maybe I'm just a big ol' noob - this is on a KTM 690 Enduro R but I felt it wasn't bike-specific so here goes:

After discovering dust in my airbox I replaced...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,523
Posted By TexaNate
FYI most offroad riders would agree you only need...

FYI most offroad riders would agree you only need to put one foot on the ground. Scooch your butt over if it helps. I don't think I ever put both feet down on my 690...

Suspension work on your WRR...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
I run both tires at the same pressure unless I...

I run both tires at the same pressure unless I have reason to do otherwise. The rear wears considerably faster than the front, so sometimes off-road I run the rear on the lower end of the range and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By TexaNate
People don't seem to realize that loading the...

People don't seem to realize that loading the rings (the rationale behind motoman's method) can be achieved without revving the nines out of the motor; the stock break-in procedure is compatible with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
How are you defining "good pressure"? Why are the...

How are you defining "good pressure"? Why are the manual's specs inadequate?

What kind of speeds are you running off-road? Unless you're racing muddy enduros with your camping gear strapped to the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
I'm considering the Wings exhaust for my '14 -...

I'm considering the Wings exhaust for my '14 - mainly for weight reduction, and I wouldn't say "no" to a little more sound. However, if it's too loud and/or forces me to go into troubleshooting mode...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By TexaNate
Oil leak at the countershaft sprocket...

Oil leak at the countershaft sprocket seal...though that may be just me and it may have been because of improper chain tension. It happened twice in a row and the second time I was pretty damn sure I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
Stock. Shouldn't matter. If you're...

Stock. Shouldn't matter.

If you're wondering, the reason I want to swap out the rear rather than the front is I have 2 sets of wheels - a dirt set and a street set. It's cool that swap can fix my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
found it, thanks! how did I miss that in the...

found it, thanks!

how did I miss that in the manual...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
REAR sprocket chain guard

I'm sorry if this has been covered before - searching hasn't been fruitful because of common terms. I installed a 47T sprocket and the sprocket doesn't clear the rear lower chain guide.

--EDIT-- I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By TexaNate
They don't strike me as particularly...

They don't strike me as particularly safety-oriented signals, let me leave it at that. They're safer than no signals at all and they're as safe as you can get with a next-to-none chance they'll break...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By TexaNate
To keep things organized, I replied in orange - ...

To keep things organized, I replied in orange -



I see your point about cheap mods and if the mods for the KLX are truly that cheap and you know you're going to do them, you might just have a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By TexaNate
My point is kinda long, though maybe I should...

My point is kinda long, though maybe I should save it for everyone who asks me about this -

I have owned both (and a CRF250L for that matter - I like 250 dualsports) so I can offer a comparative...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18,979
Views: 2,101,792
Posted By TexaNate
Has he not calibrated the throttle? May have been...

Has he not calibrated the throttle? May have been the first thing you tried but you didn't mention it, so just in case - with the bad maps selected:

1) Turn ignition on but don't start
2) Wait...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 317,456
Posted By TexaNate
This may be something you've long since addressed...

This may be something you've long since addressed but have you double- and triple-checked chain tension? Leading cause of sprocket seal failure...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By TexaNate
The WR in WR250R stands for "wide ratio". Means...

The WR in WR250R stands for "wide ratio". Means grabbier low gears for power wheelies and taller high gears for highway miles. You can wake up a WRR engine with some mods but you can't do much for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 317,456
Posted By TexaNate
The 690 discs are definitely floating - but I...

The 690 discs are definitely floating - but I wasn't sure the play was supposed to be so much. The disc on my other (stock) wheels don't have this much play. Maybe my old wheel's disc wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 317,456
Posted By TexaNate
Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

Does anyone else have this really weird play on their rear brake disc?
http://youtu.be/AgyTmSxOMnQ

just installed my new wheels per manual and the disc now moves like this on top of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 317,456
Posted By TexaNate
Congrats on the new bike! That's a pretty good...

Congrats on the new bike! That's a pretty good deal in Texas...surely that OTD didn't include TTL?

I'll never figure out why so many dealerships can never set up bikes properly...high untrained...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By TexaNate
Just to clarify for the OP, the above light...

Just to clarify for the OP, the above light doesn't come with integrated signals.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By TexaNate
This...

This (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2013-KTM-690-690R-SMC-Enduro-LC4-LED-with-Integrated-Turn-Signal-Option-/191228145593?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c8615efb9) is the one I got -
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By TexaNate
I have pw_garfield's integrated taillight on my...

I have pw_garfield's integrated taillight on my 2014 690 and it works well. Kinda of a joke from a hi-viz safety standpoint, though. I'm looking for someone to do a bright flashing aux tail light,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By TexaNate
"KLX"? What kinda Harley is that? The KLX is...

"KLX"? What kinda Harley is that?

The KLX is a great little 250 but it's pretty dated and overpriced IMO, given it's still carbed in the US.

The CRF250L is cheaper and fuel injected and the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By TexaNate
Cartridge forks, another few inches of travel,...

Cartridge forks, another few inches of travel, 21/18 wheels, retuned engine, larger gas tank...I hope the CRF250L gets updated accordingly.

But I actually really love this little naked as it is....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By TexaNate
If you broaden your definition of "dual sport"...

If you broaden your definition of "dual sport" you might find a Versys 650, Vstrom 650, CB500X or NC700X will all probably work better for your commute. The Vstrom can be had for very cheap used -...
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