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Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,190
Posted By TexaNate
The UNI lip extends a little farther down into...

The UNI lip extends a little farther down into the box than stock - it's safer than stock as long as you make sure it works. Take a look at your airbox lip and make sure you have no plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 1,723,190
Posted By TexaNate
Simple mods to make the 690 better off-road

Last week I took my WR450F to Sterling Ranch, and everyone told me the 450 "was way too big, would get stuck, these technical trails are meant for smaller bikes only" etc...maybe the WRF is a lighter...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 56,785
Posted By TexaNate
I corresponded with them some...I know the work...

I corresponded with them some...I know the work they do is fantastic, but the cost of the Tractive custom shock (which you would think would be a little cheaper in USD, given where the Euro is now!)...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 56,785
Posted By TexaNate
Has anybody figured out a way to extend 2014-2015...

Has anybody figured out a way to extend 2014-2015 suspension travel without spending $1,800 on a Touratech rear shock and $$$$$ on completely new forks? Internal kit would be ideal, especially if I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By TexaNate
I have two sets of wheels, so I have a rear...

I have two sets of wheels, so I have a rear sprocket on the rear wheel specific for single-track. It's 47T. Bear in mind most of the EXC sprockets have the same mounting pattern, and they're usually...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By TexaNate
^That's a marvelous idea. OP - whatever you...

^That's a marvelous idea.

OP - whatever you get, you can usually shave 10-15lbs off whatever street-legal bike you buy by replacing the stock exhaust with a $300 aftermarket unit, and battery with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 57,172
Posted By TexaNate
Yessir - room on the back if you're using the...

Yessir - room on the back if you're using the stock tank, and room on the front if you're willing to cut your shrouds.

Some folks use a pusher fan on the front, and cut a hole in the stock shrouds...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 57,172
Posted By TexaNate
A computer fan will not push anywhere near the...

A computer fan will not push anywhere near the quantity of air that a Spal 4" puller fan will. I bought it with a Derale 13001 plastic rod mounting kit and a Trail Tech switch to turn it on and off....
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 56,785
Posted By TexaNate
Mind sharing more details and your thoughts on...

Mind sharing more details and your thoughts on the suspension redo?

I'm in the process of making my 690 more trail-oriented - already cut 20lbs with some mods and 20 more off myself with my new...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 57,172
Posted By TexaNate
Picked her up today!

Got me a great deal on a brand new 2015. Seen here bidding a cold farewell to its RC390 stablemate.

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n485/TexaNate/IMG_1328_zpskwmt0cpd.jpg

My dad's riding my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 56,785
Posted By TexaNate
- How much? - What parts? - Is there a kit? ...

- How much?
- What parts?
- Is there a kit?
- Possible to DIY?
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 56,785
Posted By TexaNate
Has anyone figured out how to increase the...

Has anyone figured out how to increase the suspension travel or install EXC forks on '14+ models?

I'm 6'2 and don't mind the seat height. Just want a little more ground clearance, bottoming...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,657
Posted By TexaNate
That's not a WR250R. OP - as someone who...

That's not a WR250R.

OP - as someone who regularly rides a WR250R, a CRF250L and a 690, I recommend you get a leftover or lightly used WR250R, try it for a year or so and if you feel the need for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 56,785
Posted By TexaNate
Fueling and throttle response is perfect from...

Fueling and throttle response is perfect from factory - as long as your dealer performed the 15m idle reset. The main reason to change the exhaust from stock on a 14-15 is to reduce weight (and maybe...
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,558
Posted By TexaNate
Good question... I owe the Leatt neck...

Good question...



I owe the Leatt neck brace my life. FWIW I never noticed it was there while riding, onroad or off. Very easy to put on once you get a feel for it. I highly recommend it to...
Forum: Face plant 10-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,558
Posted By TexaNate
Yeah, opponents will seek out anything you write...

Yeah, opponents will seek out anything you write online and use it against you, and that's worth noting for anyone following this thread. However, in my case there isn't really anything to say that...
Forum: Face plant 10-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,558
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: 36
Views: 8,558
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: 36
Views: 8,558
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: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,102
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: 46,458
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: 46,458
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: 2,586
Views: 429,418
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: 826
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: 3,770
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 474
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: 474
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: 2,701
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 1,676
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 981
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
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: 22,782
Views: 2,823,204
Posted By TexaNate
found it, thanks! how did I miss that in the...

found it, thanks!

how did I miss that in the manual...
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