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Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22,221
Views: 2,714,487
Posted By MAXVERT
Don't waste your time, these bike are seated, ...

Don't waste your time, these bike are seated,
if your trying to save $ use Rotella Blue full synth.
I've got 500,000 miles on a half dozen 990's 690's
with no issues.
Or go with the spec oil....
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By MAXVERT
I had an excel a60 ( 1.60 x 21 ) on the front of...

I had an excel a60 ( 1.60 x 21 ) on the front of a '08 690, which was set
up with 300mm 450 forks and a 275mm shock.

This set up worked awesome. The front handled as light as my 300 KTM.

The...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,858
Posted By MAXVERT
Would you post some pics of the mounting system (...

Would you post some pics of the mounting system ( brackets )
mounted to the frame.

No extra fuel pump simplifies the whole kit. It appears the bottom of the
front tanks is slightly higher then...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28,384
Views: 2,458,796
Posted By MAXVERT
Bottle Full ?

Hey Tom, Jonz and I'll be there Thursday.
Fill up that Bacanora bottle will you.
We'll be ready for some of those beef tacos around the corner from your place,
he's still open I trust.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22,221
Views: 2,714,487
Posted By MAXVERT
We've used Harley V Rod shims on the LC 8's and...

We've used Harley V Rod shims on the LC 8's and 690's for years.
They come in half steps ( sizes between the KTM shims ) so you can
get closer settings.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,673,773
Posted By MAXVERT
You should check out "Perfect Fairings" 690...

You should check out "Perfect Fairings" 690 vendor thread.
They have a few options that might work for you.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 415,674
Posted By MAXVERT
Mode Selection Switch Ater Remap

I just had my 2014 Enduro remaped at the dealer with the "Akro" map

Does the ignition mode selection switch (under the seat) still have any effect ?

Max
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22,221
Views: 2,714,487
Posted By MAXVERT
That's what I keep telling her ! :D

That's what I keep telling her ! :D
Forum: Vendors 02-07-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,858
Posted By MAXVERT
With 10 extra liters the 690 will have a total of...

With 10 extra liters the 690 will have a total of 23 liters or around 6 gal. US
That will get most riders 300 + miles ( 480 + K's )
Perfect.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By MAXVERT
Fiberglass Fuel Tanks

I'm looking at a Rally kit for a KTM 690.
The fuel tanks are handcrafted ,made from rovin fiber ,epoxy and vinylester resins. Not coated inside.

Most other after market auxiliary tanks I've used...
Forum: Vendors 02-07-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,858
Posted By MAXVERT
Could you give us some information on the...

Could you give us some information on the composites used.
Construction methods; handlayed, bagged, etc.
Are the tanks coated inside.
Will you have a guard for the bottom of the tanks available....
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,274
Posted By MAXVERT
Fwiw

FWIW My dealer told yesterday that KTM would be phasing out the 690,
which he said did not sell well in Europe and to fill the slot, will be
offering a 800 cc v twin.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By MAXVERT
Yes that will work. Similar forks as on the...

Yes that will work.
Similar forks as on the 1190's
Plenty of valving and spring options, check out the 690 suspension thread.
I'd put a KTM 990 behind those forks :D.
If your going to build a...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,828
Posted By MAXVERT
"The vado North of Bato" Actually that's a...

"The vado North of Bato"
Actually that's a concrete crossing ( ford ) which is not an issue.
Unless the river is raging.
The Bato side has some steep sections, which were interesting to ride down,...
Forum: Racing 02-01-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 507,486
Posted By MAXVERT
First post ! Good start ! Welcome to...

First post ! Good start !

Welcome to advrider :clap

Max
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By MAXVERT
There's lots of good DS riding East of Florence...

There's lots of good DS riding East of Florence and around Mammoth,
Oracle and the East side of the Catalina's.

Max
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By MAXVERT
I ride my ktm's , 500 and 690 around AZ. without...

I ride my ktm's , 500 and 690 around AZ. without issues.
The 500 has a brake and headlight but that's all.
Of course you about how the 690's :D
Don't have the stickers.

There is some tasty DS...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,673,773
Posted By MAXVERT
Maybe I'm just jealous. The Quest kit will not...

Maybe I'm just jealous. The Quest kit will not fit on my 2014 and it is by far
the coolest best engineered kit available.
Still I'll wager my 690 will have 20 lb.less weight on the front end than...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,828
Posted By MAXVERT
I've ridden these routes several times. Mostly 2...

I've ridden these routes several times. Mostly 2 up.
When riding solo I'm usually on more remote dirt tracks.
The Basaseachi to San Juanito road is a good twisty ride and
easy to navigate. But if...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,858
Posted By MAXVERT
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r691/dimaidoni...

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r691/dimaidonis/Le-Havre_Team-SP-FiFTY-ONE_0009_zpse2747eab.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,858
Posted By MAXVERT
It would be easy to use the same vacuum operated...

It would be easy to use the same vacuum operated pump, to transfer
fuel from the front tanks to the rear, as the Quest kit.
A very simple setup.

About the kit.
Does the stock seat fit ?
I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,673,773
Posted By MAXVERT
At $275 plus shipping for the evo 2 guards , it's...

At $275 plus shipping for the evo 2 guards , it's getting spendy to have
a bomb proof set of evo 2 tanks.
But as much as I throw my bike down, I'm in for a group buy if the price
is good.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,673,773
Posted By MAXVERT
It seems that the RR tanks, though not perfect...

It seems that the RR tanks, though not perfect are the best option available
at present.
They are narrow, carry the fuel low, relative to the Safari and the gravity
feed is simple.
The tanks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By MAXVERT
:ear that's also a concern I have, but with the...

:ear that's also a concern I have, but with the strong dollar it's time to
buy RR products.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By MAXVERT
My 2014 build is similar to the op's. I was...

My 2014 build is similar to the op's.
I was able to mount the instrument cluster a bit higher than he shows.
By cutting the zip tie that holds the instrument wiring and relocating, I
had extra...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22,221
Views: 2,714,487
Posted By MAXVERT
I think I'll try this out. At a $160 minus my 20%...

I think I'll try this out. At a $160 minus my 20% at Munn it's inexpensive enough to experiment with.
It will be interesting to see if it will rotate slightly when ridden hard, without the locating...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28,384
Views: 2,458,796
Posted By MAXVERT
Fair Trade ?

A great experience I'm sure.
For the users in the U.S. be sure to buy the organic fair trade coco.
This provides the growers the best return and does the Tierra justice.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,694
Posted By MAXVERT
Rim Width

What width rim are you running the 908 with Tubliss on ?
I'd like to run the Tubliss system on my KTM 690 with the stock rims
and would like to hear from riders who use them on slightly wider rim...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,673,773
Posted By MAXVERT
Looks good I'll be going this route with my 2014 ...

Looks good I'll be going this route with my 2014
I'd really like to have the rally biker poser look of the Basel kit :D, but adding 15 plus kilos to a bike,
most of which is on the front end just...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28,384
Views: 2,458,796
Posted By MAXVERT
We were on a ktm 690 and a ktm 950 se on that...

We were on a ktm 690 and a ktm 950 se on that trip last year.
Hopefully I'll ride through there again in March on my 690.

I'll be riding my 990 A and Jonz will be on his ST for a pavement loop...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28,384
Views: 2,458,796
Posted By MAXVERT
We rode this last year, great ride. A couple of...

We rode this last year, great ride.
A couple of questions.

When you rode from Los Arcos to Yacora, did you ride through Moctezuma
and take the road to Sahuaripa, and then down 20 to 16 ? If so...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 415,674
Posted By MAXVERT
Just installed the wings can on my '14,...

Just installed the wings can on my '14, beautiful. It is the third one I've put on a 690 ( 2 '08 E's ).
As usual, I'm very impressed with KTM, always refining, and upgrading
their bikes.
Did the...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28,384
Views: 2,458,796
Posted By MAXVERT
No WD 40 on electrical connections ! You will...

No WD 40 on electrical connections !
You will need to use a dielectric grease or spray.
I prep all my bikes electrical connections with
Corrosion X and never have any issues.

KTM reliability...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15,873
Views: 1,366,162
Posted By MAXVERT
I'll try to show up. I'm looking for a...

I'll try to show up.
I'm looking for a competent riding partner for some dirt work in Northern Mexico.

Max
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15,873
Views: 1,366,162
Posted By MAXVERT
Thanks for the heads up. I ride past there...

Thanks for the heads up.
I ride past there often, it's on my Catalina to Wilcox ( for Big Tex Barbeque )
ride.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 314,943
Posted By MAXVERT
Got the Wings and installed it . Fast shipping...

Got the Wings and installed it .
Fast shipping and great price.
Top quality.
Forget about the pos FMF crap.

Sounds great with the large baffle.
Wings says there is no need to reprogram
with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,998
Posted By MAXVERT
That's unacceptable for a product as expensive as...

That's unacceptable for a product as expensive as the RR crap.

I guess I'll be carrying my two 1.5 gal. kolpin cans on my new 2014 690.
There are not any other options, the safari, while very...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 314,943
Posted By MAXVERT
Thanks

Thanks, I'm still waiting for a reply form Wings.

Max
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 415,674
Posted By MAXVERT
690 extras

I just picked up a new 2014 690.
The grab handles and the passenger foot pegs/mounting brackets
were not included.
Is that the way every ones bikes were delivered ?

Max
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 314,943
Posted By MAXVERT
Wings Exhaust

I just picked up a '14 Enduro.
I don't seem to be able to find a source in the U.S. for the Wings
exhaust slip on.
Can anyone help ?
Let the farkeling begin :D

GO!!!!!!! Max
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