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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8,448
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
Yeah, I'm puzzled too: when I get on the gas I...

Yeah, I'm puzzled too: when I get on the gas I move my body forward from the neutral position. It seems like, to work, these things would have to be so far forward they'd be in the way the rest of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,440
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I've just discovered my shock's blown at just...

I've just discovered my shock's blown at just under 40K miles. $1200-$1300 is not in the budget and I trust Race Tech, so expect to be sending my shock in for their service & re-valve deal. I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
pin wrench for fork cap?

Anyone know of a particularly economical place to pick up a pin wrench that'd fit the fork cap? I changed springs this weekend and was annoyed to have to make one. It worked fine but it ain't pretty....
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
fan rubbing radiator

I did this same thing after my fan shroud did rub through the radiator. I found that running the rubber tube all the way around made the fit way too tight against the radiator at the bottom. You can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Yeah, this has been discussed a lot on the 500...

Yeah, this has been discussed a lot on the 500 thread; stickers don't seem to last any more than 6 months even if perforated for better off-gassing through the tank walls, and are specifically...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks, not too surprised to hear this. I will...

Thanks, not too surprised to hear this. I will try to remember to report back in a year or so.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
If you want totally stock this wouldn't work, but...

If you want totally stock this wouldn't work, but you could make an adjustable length stand:

Cut the end off the side stand and take a couple inches of length off, get a barrel nut and some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
This was discussed a while back and the...

This was discussed a while back and the resounding consensus was that even the perforated stickers tend not to last more than 6 months or so. This was the experience of the owner of my local shop as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I've recently made the switch from a 690 to a...

I've recently made the switch from a 690 to a 500, and did so in part because the suspension on the 500 is so much better. My 690 had been fettled by Slavens, it wasn't stock, but even so when I got...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
stock spring weights

Look in the "Technical Data" section in your manual, or under "Tuning the Chassis". KTM calls out three spring options for different rider weights. The bike ships with the middle option, which is a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Here's a picture of the mount. The turned...

Here's a picture of the mount. The turned aluminum stand-offs were once spacers made to raise the font edge of an SV650 tank for more airflow if you were racing under super-stock rules. They have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
[QUOTE=spaceman_spiff;25910680]Today's project...

[QUOTE=spaceman_spiff;25910680]Today's project involved tidying up the rats nest behind the headlight.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/cd18636a9b769c6b73809657daa22a15.jpg

Spiff,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Seth, I think Paul Thede's comment would apply to...

Seth, I think Paul Thede's comment would apply to ANYTHING that added 2lbs of weight to a wheel. The more un-sprung mass there is, the harder it is to control and the harder it becomes to create a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Could those connectors be for a kill switch if...

Could those connectors be for a kill switch if the harness was being used on an XCW?

Alternately I think I remember mention of it being a point where a jumper wire between the connectors would put...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
It was Jim's bike, on the Mt Withington loop. The...

It was Jim's bike, on the Mt Withington loop. The power was not a big deal in my first impression, coming off my 690 it didn't seem special. The difference was that the 500 hooks up, all the time....
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
available electrical power

On the subject of heated grips: Has anyone figured out how much of the alternator's output is required for basic running functions and how much is left over for stuff like heated gear?

I know my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Yup, the 690's for sale in the Flea Market:...

Yup, the 690's for sale in the Flea Market: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025652

I love the 690, but my off-road riding keeps taking me places where a trail bike would be more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,780,803
Posted By Singletrack_mind
winter

30˚ and there was snow on some parts of the MX track but it was good to get some riding in.
http://singletrackmind.smugmug.com/photos/i-zSR86Q8/0/M/i-zSR86Q8-M.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,836
Posted By Singletrack_mind
JR, I did a much more extensive testing job...

JR, I did a much more extensive testing job tonight. I have 12V all the way out to the solder points when the engine's on, pulsing on the one-dot setting and solid on the two dot like it should be. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,836
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Sadly, this did not work for me. I have a 2009...

Sadly, this did not work for me. I have a 2009 F800GS, and the throttle side grip heater has become intermittent, trending towards complete failure. I performed this disassembly routine last night....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Singletrack_mind
that is super informative, thank you! It's also...

that is super informative, thank you! It's also pretty much exactly what I suspected would be the problem.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Singletrack_mind
failing grip heaters

Has anyone had experience with grip heater failure on these bikes? I am experiencing intermittent failure of the heater on the throttle grip, so I am assuming the fact that the one moving part in the...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Singletrack_mind
=Mugwest;25291351]motorcycle-specific grip...

=Mugwest;25291351]motorcycle-specific grip kits[/URL] the right heater element will be lower wattage to deal with the plastic twistgrip tube that most bikes have (too much heat to the Right element...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Ignition mapping switch for the 690

This is just a heads-up for anyone interested in having an ignition mapping switch on their handlebars instead of buried under the seat. There is a plug-&-play aftermarket way to do this, I just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,148
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Trail Tech mapping switch for 690

I can't remember all the threads this has been discussed on, but this looks like a good place to put this info:

I was planning on building my own mapping switch, had sorted the resistance needed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,194
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I'm curious about your design. Since I just...

I'm curious about your design. Since I just tackled the same sort of problem my self, I looked at those vibration isolating mount points for the guages and decided I couldn't ad anything to the stack...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251332609916?lpid=82...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251332609916?lpid=82

Touratech sells them too if you want to spend more money :D

Thanks. Calling it a "2way AMP Superseal 1.5 Series Waterproof Sealed Connector...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
remote engine map switch

does anyone know where in the US I can order the plug that mates with the wiring harness where the engine map switch plugs in? I'd like to make a remote switch. I have a reference to the correct plug...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
fuel level sender on diagram

Well damn. Thank you LethPhaos. My parts diagram simply doesn't show part 24, and neither does the diagram displayed on the KTM World site for a 2008 690E (my bike). However, if I jump to the 2010...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
euro tail pix

Just 'cause we are showing off different approaches to the euro tail mod, here's what I did. The LED turn signals are the flush-mount units from SAR, I just didn't like how they fit anywhere on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
fuel level sender part number?

Does anyone know the part number for the fuel level sender? I can not find that thing anywhere on parts diagrams and have searched by name on the KTM World site to no effect. I can see it on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
swing arm bobbins

The bolts required are 10mm with, I believe, a 1.5 coarse thread. (90% sure about that thread pitch, I just measured what I believe to be an identical bolt). I ordered my bobbins from Vortex, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
[QUOTE=wbedient;23916620]I took my 2008 690 down...

[QUOTE=wbedient;23916620]I took my 2008 690 down to the Desert 100 and raced it in the 50 mile class. This video is the highlights and the low lights.




Good job! looks like fun.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
When I installed a Uni filter and an FMF Q4 pipe...

When I installed a Uni filter and an FMF Q4 pipe on my 2008 the bike did indeed run just fine, but when I tried taking the US FS spark arrestor out as an experiment, it would start perfectly, idle 10...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 175,346
Posted By Singletrack_mind
mapping through the dealer

Hello all: I have a 2008 with an FMF Q4 slip-on and a Uni Filter. I found that, after installing these parts and doing the 15 min idle the bike ran well with the stock map if the spark arrestor was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
valve lift?

does anyone know what intake valve lift on a stock 2008 690 is?
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I don't have one to measure by its self on the...

I don't have one to measure by its self on the bench, but threading a string along the hose when it's in place on the bike and measuring that I get something like 40-41 inches. Take that for whatever...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
They would have come in a sort of nylon attaché...

They would have come in a sort of nylon attaché case when the original owner bought the bike. There is no place for them to be stowed on board. It's a pretty respectable tool kit, as OEM kits go.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
2nd & 3rd gear restriction

Thanks for that reply about the TPS reset Sprouty. I'd never seen this monomaniacs page. There is something interesting there about a restriction on throttle opening rates for 2nd and 3rd gears. I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21,253
Views: 2,538,718
Posted By Singletrack_mind
TPS reset to cure 8 flash code

Yeah, what you need to do is a simple throttle position sensor reset routine. Here's how:

Turn the ignition on but don't start. Wait for the tacho needle to return to zero. Then turn the throttle...
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