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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vicks
Exhaust port doesnt clear the frame and radiators...

Exhaust port doesnt clear the frame and radiators

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/KTM%20690exc/134744D8-F366-441E-8FD1-18B1CBBBC219_zpsvpfmrarz.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vicks
I made a cut out of the 690 engine section view...

I made a cut out of the 690 engine section view (thanks mrwwwhite).

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/KTM%20690exc/38DC5C8E-22B1-48D4-8B9D-EBC4B4B4E53F_zps3o8ctt7c.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vicks
The 690 engine is definitely not a straight fit....

The 690 engine is definitely not a straight fit. i never expected it to be. I got some measurements and a sectional view of the engine from mrwwwhite...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vicks
Thanks for the wishes. I don't plan on using the...

Thanks for the wishes. I don't plan on using the 690 radiator, It won't fit the Exc frame. The Exc motors run on 1.2ltr of coolant (with KTM rad fan kits available - mine has one) while the LC4s run...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vicks
You've got PM.

You've got PM.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vicks
i do like the 690E, its just that i have this...

i do like the 690E, its just that i have this bike with a lot of goodies already (Haan wheels with cush drive, Fuel tanks, Fairing, nav tower, Remote switches from the Trip repeaters etc, too many to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,250
Posted By Vicks
Thx for the inputs. I've started the build thread...

Thx for the inputs. I've started the build thread here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1066990) but i don't even have an engine yet. So, there is no actual build to speak of and we...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vicks
Building a 690Exc : The ultimate dirt tourer

Now that i've taken the call and decided to quit my job by March 2016 to spend 6-8months riding around the world - mainly dirt roads and into remote areas, i need a capable bike for this job.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,250
Posted By Vicks
Thanks. i thought all the 690Duke ECUs were free...

Thanks. i thought all the 690Duke ECUs were free (to be re-mapped) and the restriction was only on the 690Enduro ECUs

690Enduro engines are really hard to come by and there are plenty from the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,250
Posted By Vicks
I'm seriously thinking of shoe-horning a 12-13'...

I'm seriously thinking of shoe-horning a 12-13' 690Duke engine into my '10 530Exc frame.

The need is for a more fuel efficient, longer service interval DS which will do mostly dirt duty in remote...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,828
Posted By Vicks
sorry to litter your thread with my 530Exc stuff...

sorry to litter your thread with my 530Exc stuff but i took the engine section i printed and held it agaisnt the bike frame. The 690 engine head doesn't clear the 530Exc frame cross member ( one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,828
Posted By Vicks
Thanks a lot for the inputs and yes, i agree with...

Thanks a lot for the inputs and yes, i agree with you that for now, these measurements are sufficient to check if the engine will fit or not.

I took a print out of the section drawing with a zoom...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,828
Posted By Vicks
You are doing pioneering work on this bike in...

You are doing pioneering work on this bike in terms of the modle building as well as designing new parts (CF airbox etc) !!!

regarding the engine scans, is there any chance you can get some...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,193
Posted By Vicks
I'm in !! awaiting more pics and updates. ...

I'm in !! awaiting more pics and updates.

Safe travels Jen.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 91,022
Posted By Vicks
excuse the OT

Lukas, how come you aren't doing a RR ? I haven't been on FB for a while and would love to follow / see more pics from your ride.

cheers
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,281
Posted By Vicks
I left for work at 08:40AM and had the same...

I left for work at 08:40AM and had the same thoughts.. last stage cancelled probably because of the sand storm rather than fog.

If you search youtube "Qassim sand storm" you will find some unreal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7,502
Views: 1,238,478
Posted By Vicks
Probably an easier method is to start the engine,...

Probably an easier method is to start the engine, let it idle and switch on the headlight. If the light flickers at idle and steadies up with revs, it's running the stock stator with AC lighting. If...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Vicks
hi all, thanks for the inputs and advise...

hi all,

thanks for the inputs and advise but, i'm having to cancel this ride in favour of something bigger (hopefully) at a later date.

once again, thank you for the inputs.

cheers
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Vicks
:lol3 thanks for the replies and for the hotel...

:lol3 thanks for the replies and for the hotel info.
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Vicks
Questions : 4 weeks in Greece-Bulgaria-Romania

I posted this in the regionals but seeing that not one reply was made, i'm giving it a try here in trip planning hoping for better luck.......

Hi all,

I'm planning a 2-up ride in Greece,...
Forum: Europe 03-23-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Vicks
Pls help me plan four weeks ride - Greece, Bulgaria & possibly Romania

Hi all,

I'm planning a 2-up ride in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania over 4 weeks period, beginning Aug. The plan is to ship/fly self+the bike ('12 KTM 990Adv) from Abudhabi to Athens, ride to...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 27,955
Posted By Vicks
Hi Georgios, Looks like the filter kits are...

Hi Georgios,

Looks like the filter kits are selling like hot cakes !! I wish you more success.

Since i bought a 990Adv once again, I need a set of the filters. I've PM'd you regarding the...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,690
Posted By Vicks
Lee & Ian, I live 10mins from Yas and would...

Lee & Ian,

I live 10mins from Yas and would be glad to help you guys (or any others) out. There are places in Musaffah, (20mins from Yas) to get stuff, you just need to know where to go. Just PM...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,690
Posted By Vicks
All looking good mate. Don't sweat it. ...

All looking good mate. Don't sweat it.





let the desert heat do the work for you :lol3:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,337
Posted By Vicks
Either take the engine out, separate the cases...

Either take the engine out, separate the cases and weld from the inside after thoroughly cleaning it of all grease/oil (which might just be impossible to do inside the crack) OR new cases....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Vicks
The repair manual is very useful if you're one of...

The repair manual is very useful if you're one of those guys who works on their bikes by yourself. Highly recommend buying one.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By Vicks
came here expecting to see a 950Rallye or atleast...

came here expecting to see a 950Rallye or atleast a 100% replica :rofl :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Vicks
one last set of pictures

and so i reached our favourite camp spot in the middle of a wadi and this time around , the nearby small pool had some clear, fresh water in it !!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,546
Posted By Vicks
Don't worry, he'll be miserable for the next...

Don't worry, he'll be miserable for the next month and then feel worse whene he hears/sees an LC8 ride past. He'll slowly start looking at online classifieds and then be back soon with a later model...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Vicks
From the wadi i hit some local roads and finally...

From the wadi i hit some local roads and finally reached the highway to Rustaq but,was stuck on the opposite lane. The next interchange was far away so i started looking for options and found this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Vicks
So, after a few more kms of tramac, i hit more...

So, after a few more kms of tramac, i hit more tracks, some running along the highway and some along farms.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Vicks
Yup, did the complete loop from wadi sahtan to...

Yup, did the complete loop from wadi sahtan to the jebel shams to al-hamra and back via ibri. Was a fun ride but i was sore at the end. Quite a lot of riding to stuff into just two days.





...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-13-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 33,811
Posted By Vicks
here's a few pics from my ride. The ride report,...

here's a few pics from my ride. The ride report, if you want to see more, is here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26148153#post26148153)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Vicks
The wide open desert track led to a series of...

The wide open desert track led to a series of stone+sand filled rolling dunes. At first i tried to stick to the tracks but then those were 4WD routes which were filled with soft sand in the tracks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Vicks
Thx. I'm running the "Sakwy" 30L soft bags from...

Thx. I'm running the "Sakwy" 30L soft bags from 21brothers who makes these bags and a few more accessories for the KTMs in Poland.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19,625
Views: 8,296,476
Posted By Vicks
rode mine to the nearby mountains. ride report...

rode mine to the nearby mountains. ride report started here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26148153#post26148153)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By Vicks
Quick ride to the mountains on my 990Adv

Been wanting to take the newly bought '12 990Adv for a dual sport ride and finally could do it the past weekend.

The plan was to cross into Oman at the Al ain border and then head towards Jebel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Vicks
They are steel, not stainless. Arc welding is...

They are steel, not stainless. Arc welding is good enough.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=483450
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 33,811
Posted By Vicks
Hi Saif, yes this is an all bike route (the...

Hi Saif, yes this is an all bike route (the reason i posted earlier that i was gonna ride the 990Adventure for this ride) but i'm sure you can haul the 500 into Oman, drop the trailer and car off...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-01-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 33,811
Posted By Vicks
Great ! Rough plan is : Friday...

Great !

Rough plan is :

Friday 6th Feb
- Cross into Oman (from Abudhabi and Dubai, depending on where you're driving from) at the Mezyad border around around 8:00AM.
- Turn left...
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