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Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 195,288
Posted By mrwwwhite
Hey Lyndon looks like you have SuperGod powers...

Hey Lyndon looks like you have SuperGod powers seeing the future :)
Enjoy SE Asia!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 195,288
Posted By mrwwwhite
So correct me if I'm wrong... You basically ask...

So correct me if I'm wrong... You basically ask for a 690RFR owner, who payed something like at least 10k for a very rare bike to disassembly his tower and scan the two flat parts in order for you to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By mrwwwhite
Cheers! Unfortunately we got pretty lazy and our...

Cheers! Unfortunately we got pretty lazy and our blog (www.intotheworld.eu/en) is just updated with only half of the Asian cycling bit (as China has stupid expensive rules for bringing your bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By mrwwwhite
Cheers S_S, hope to put myself to work soon and...

Cheers S_S, hope to put myself to work soon and start the detailed write up but I was a bit busy with the second stage of my rebuild project ;) and desperately in need of an adventure during the long...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,798
Posted By mrwwwhite
Hybrid Ceramic Bearings

Crazy expensive but I guess worth exploring at this stage.

http://www.roulement-ceramique.fr/bike-ktm,us,3,27.cfm
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 195,580
Posted By mrwwwhite
Longtime lurker here and want to give you thumb...

Longtime lurker here and want to give you thumb up for your superb ride and report. You will not regret going through the trouble to enter Sudan, its people are nothing short of amazing. It may be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

+1
Because of the vibrations one of the 4 pins on my Montana broke in two. It still makes contact but from time to time I get the annoying message or the battery is viewed as a normal AA. It's still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 47,358
Posted By mrwwwhite
That's awesome! Keep up the good work! It's...

That's awesome! Keep up the good work!
It's clear that using the same principle one can extend '12-'13 forks to 300mm travel much cheaper than what's available now as a kit.
When I extended mine...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 195,288
Posted By mrwwwhite
Roughly this is what KTM Basel did with the Quest...

Roughly this is what KTM Basel did with the Quest package. Front and rear 450 RFR tanks, fairing and tower and manufactured new mounts for the front tanks, tower and a new low exhaust to accommodate...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 195,288
Posted By mrwwwhite
Some of Lyndon's thoughts regarding the...

Some of Lyndon's thoughts regarding the differences are nicely shown in photos here in this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896877). ;)
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685657&page=48
post 718
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 49,912
Posted By mrwwwhite
Imagine Romania for 9 months after you get hit by...

Imagine Romania for 9 months after you get hit by a car on the big departure day to Africa. But that did not stopped me and this should not stop you either. The recovery will be tough but try to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,321
Posted By mrwwwhite
Awesome places, photos and ride! :freaky

Awesome places, photos and ride! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
They look available here: ...

They look available here:
http://www.ktm-versand.com/product_info.php/info/p611152_HALTERUNG-FUER-UNTERFAHRSCHUTZ.html
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
Last year in Uzbekistan I used 80RON and less for...

Last year in Uzbekistan I used 80RON and less for more than 1000km with no issues. Never bothered to switch to bad fuel map. Riding with a buddy on a 650 X-Challenge he was complaining much more...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1 :freaky Browsing today's photos and infos...

+1 :freaky

Browsing today's photos and infos from EICMA it looks like the tank on the 701 is a new one hence the different plastics around it. Also it has an increased volume of 4,2 gall (~16l) so...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
I would say it's more like "looks like the KTM...

I would say it's more like "looks like the KTM 690 is going over to Husky ALSO" IMHO.
Since few weeks ago after they announced the launch of the 701, rumors of '15 being the last year of the 690...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1 especially since I've loaded AMa's RPM...

+1 especially since I've loaded AMa's RPM relative throttle map.
Forum: Australia 11-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 25,140
Posted By mrwwwhite
I know what you were pointing at but from the...

I know what you were pointing at but from the fuzzy pictures so far it looks a bit different from the concept. Look at the exhaust area for example compared to the last year concept (not necessarily...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 25,140
Posted By mrwwwhite
They just revealed it few minutes ago and it...

They just revealed it few minutes ago and it looks far away from the last year concept bike. Just saw a photo on Motorcycle News FB stream.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
Awesome!!! Did you managed to cross the Bering...

Awesome!!! Did you managed to cross the Bering strait?
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
You cannot order old ones. Rocker arm code is the...

You cannot order old ones. Rocker arm code is the same as the part is the same to all years, so if you look for the code for a 09 you'll get the same one for a '13 and it's the one you posted.
They...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
Pissed Bollocks!!!

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After a intake rocker arm failure at ~28000km I changed both intake and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By mrwwwhite
I would not even think about it. Like I said...

I would not even think about it. Like I said before my frame fracture is most likely due to a hairline crack after a tarmac crash from the previous owner or a factory problem.
The occurrence of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
Great! Thanks for the extra info. What is the oil...

Great! Thanks for the extra info. What is the oil volume increase with the cooler you used in your setup for the LC4-50? What is the drawback for not using the non return valve in the outlet banjo...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
Hey John (asked this before but maybe my question...

Hey John (asked this before but maybe my question got lost in the rather thick thread), due to your extensive knowledge of the 690 LC4 engine, besides others, do you think one of the reason of rocker...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
Awesome!!!

Awesome!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 47,358
Posted By mrwwwhite
The OEM T wrench has a TX45 bit on all year...

The OEM T wrench has a TX45 bit on all year models (checked live mine '09 and the '13 microfiche file). I'm using a TX45 on shock bolts and grab rails bolts on my '09.

32 60029070200 T-WRENCH...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 47,358
Posted By mrwwwhite
Sure it's not T45? I'm using a T45 on my '09.

Sure it's not T45? I'm using a T45 on my '09.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1 The 1190RC8 thermostat opens at 88dgC and...

+1
The 1190RC8 thermostat opens at 88dgC and it's a direct fit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to say that...

Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to say that the trellis frame is a bad concept for rally, enduro or adventure bikes. Like you said the history shows it.
What I'm saying is that IF the planets...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 166,231
Posted By mrwwwhite
It's F5 :freaky

It's F5 :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By mrwwwhite
To bad you have issues with your RFR but as you...

To bad you have issues with your RFR but as you describe it (the 690 E compatibility) it's easy to solve them. If you rebuild the engine would be nice to make a write up (especially with the 690E...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,413
Posted By mrwwwhite
I will just stop with the off topic as this is a...

I will just stop with the off topic as this is a CCM 450 thread but the rocker problem IS a common one to all years.
Is not related only to first years on production. Just go on wunderfest and ask...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,413
Posted By mrwwwhite
Rocker arm bearing failure is a common 690...

Rocker arm bearing failure is a common 690 problem. There are different year batches of rocker arms with different failure interval. Mine failed at 27k for example but others failed at 3k.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,413
Posted By mrwwwhite
The rocker arm problem is just crazy IMHO too.

The rocker arm problem is just crazy IMHO too.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,413
Posted By mrwwwhite
Can you be more specific?

Can you be more specific?
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,413
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20,594
Views: 2,412,895
Posted By mrwwwhite
If you research a bit you'll find the KTM PR...

If you research a bit you'll find the KTM PR release. Actually it make sense.
Just look at the head steering angle (very tared oriented) and the weight of the 390 Duke. Who would buy a bike as heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By mrwwwhite
Thanks guys! Cheers Lukas! It's hard...

Thanks guys!



Cheers Lukas!
It's hard to say :) After one year I just rediscovered this bike and I'm enjoying it again. I cannot compare cause I don't have a reference anymore. Like I said...
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