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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20,652
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Posted By carlosbarrios
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

The 08 will have a lower seat, and less suspension travel (250mm vs 275mm). Also less clearance. The shrouds are all the same for those years, except for color. Also, the front end is a little...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,716
Posted By carlosbarrios
The Three Amigos

Registration email sent.

I've been wanting to do this rally for a couple of years now, but this year things finally lined up! And by the sound of it, it should be a blast :freaky

Can't wait...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 239,297
Posted By carlosbarrios
Great! I thought you had mentioned this a while...

Great! I thought you had mentioned this a while back, but wasn't sure. I'll be eagerly waiting.


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Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 239,297
Posted By carlosbarrios
That looks great. I've been thinking of making...

That looks great. I've been thinking of making something similar, but would like to keep it as light as possible. Do you have any pictures of all the mounting points you used?


Sent from my...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 45,202
Posted By carlosbarrios
If your 2t doesn't have a battery, you have to...

If your 2t doesn't have a battery, you have to make sure there is a rectifier on the bike, to get DC. Those USB plugs need to be wired into a DC system. Some headlights on 2t bikes are AC, and I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

I've been told the UHD tubes generate tons of heat when used at lower pressures and high speeds. You might want to double check with people that use them on 690's. I've used them a couple of times on...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 45,202
Posted By carlosbarrios
RallyBlitz - Rally iPhone App

I'm in Costa Rica for a couple of weeks, and I don't have pictures of the Bluetooth setup, but I just wired the module to an "on-off-on" two way momentary toggle switch, which is waterproof. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,898
Posted By carlosbarrios
I'd always suggest putting the case in an oven...

I'd always suggest putting the case in an oven first. At 300F, the bearings should fall right out. If this doesn't work, or if you don't have access to an oven (i don't recommend using one you use...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
I made one fit by using some spacers. It all...

I made one fit by using some spacers. It all depends on the mount's offset.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/19/78eedb6f15dd62c8b789bc3d69361495.jpg
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Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 45,202
Posted By carlosbarrios
Interesting... I couldn't get my Apple BT...

Interesting... I couldn't get my Apple BT keyboard to do that on my iPhone or iPad mini, using the PDF viewer that opens up from Dropbox. Perhaps another PDF viewer will work (Rally Blitz included)?
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 45,202
Posted By carlosbarrios
I'm using a bluetooth keyboard module, with a...

I'm using a bluetooth keyboard module, with a waterproof switch. The module sits in a tiny waterproof enclosure. No need to attach wires to the tablet (i'm using an android 7").
...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,321
Posted By carlosbarrios
:clap Ohh heck yeah! I'm most definitely in! ...

:clap Ohh heck yeah! I'm most definitely in! Blocking out August to make sure I'm available.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 239,297
Posted By carlosbarrios
Ask John about just getting the bits you need to...

Ask John about just getting the bits you need to go from the Adventure kit to the Rally kit. The rally kit will have the fuse block, the T-Post, and a roadbook holder mount plate, which you can...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,736
Posted By carlosbarrios
The Active7 might br different than the one I...

The Active7 might br different than the one I have. I would start by making sure your button and wiring work without the autocom. Maybe with the Active7 you don't need to swap the ground and ring....
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,898
Posted By carlosbarrios
I changed the tensioner on my 2008 to the RR...

I changed the tensioner on my 2008 to the RR manual tensioner. I did not find an o-ring in mine either. The tensioner's instructions say it's a very important o-ring, as it's required in order to...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 62,187
Posted By carlosbarrios
Yes, they are also $425. I was thinking of...

Yes, they are also $425. I was thinking of providing a much cheaper solution for the average dualsporter or occasional racer. Also, like I said, many more features. As soon as I get some...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 62,187
Posted By carlosbarrios
I use a simple HID bluetooth dongle, and the...

I use a simple HID bluetooth dongle, and the button simply sends a "down arrow" and a "up arrow". Those don't seem to work on apple devices to scroll up and down a PDF. Which is why I went with an...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 62,187
Posted By carlosbarrios
I use a Nexus 7. The problem with a kindle (or...

I use a Nexus 7. The problem with a kindle (or any other e-ink device) is they are not backlit. You can't see them at night. All other types of screens need an anti-glare film over them to be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
I made my own. 4 position rotary switch, and 3...

I made my own. 4 position rotary switch, and 3 resistors. I was able to source the OEM connector too, so it's a very clean install. I mounted it on a panel inside my rally fairing frame. Let me know...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
Yup! Mine look just like that. No markings...

Yup! Mine look just like that. No markings whatsoever. I got 16k miles on mine.


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Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
I have an 08. I took out the rocker arms during...

I have an 08. I took out the rocker arms during my last service, to see if the PO had upgraded them. Turns out, the bearing shafts don't have a dimple nor a cross. They are perfectly smooth with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 10,992
Posted By carlosbarrios
VAC wouldn't have had any issues getting it up if...

VAC wouldn't have had any issues getting it up if SHE was riding the sidecar...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
The insert at the end of the exhaust looks like...

The insert at the end of the exhaust looks like this. It has some steel mesh just inside of that other swiss cheese cap, which is the spark arrestor. The swiss cheese cap is riveted on.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
I had a rattle like you described. Only there...

I had a rattle like you described. Only there when the engine was revving back down to idle. I took my exhaust apart, took out the disc with the 4 holes, and replaced the insert with a spare. I...
Forum: Vendors 09-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 83,907
Posted By carlosbarrios
I like the looks of the OEM KTM headlight mask,...

I like the looks of the OEM KTM headlight mask, so with a little work, I made this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i4_UGY3_sB8/VBeXRh6yRjI/AAAAAAAAsVE/nkYvZmsl6ok/w607-h809-no/2654.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 166,846
Posted By carlosbarrios
I'm waiting for an answer on this one too! I...

I'm waiting for an answer on this one too! I would have thought the EFI would have corrected for the thinner air. Perhaps an O2 sensor (or other) wasn't working properly?
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 239,297
Posted By carlosbarrios
It doesn't look like it will fit with the stock...

It doesn't look like it will fit with the stock EVO2 light though. The round lens protrudes out quite far...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,538
Views: 1,528,380
Posted By carlosbarrios
Good Job Mange! I have a 250 2-stroke for that...

Good Job Mange! I have a 250 2-stroke for that type of terrain :-P
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
Yes, the pinch bolt I was talking about is the...

Yes, the pinch bolt I was talking about is the 20NM bolt #2. As long as the bearings are greased, I would feel comfortable tightening more than 10NM in order to get the correct "feeling" as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
It should not be too tight, you just want to make...

It should not be too tight, you just want to make sure the bearing has no play. The pinch bolt is the one that makes sure it stays securely in place. I always follow this procedure:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
As Sprouty mentioned, loctite it. That being...

As Sprouty mentioned, loctite it. That being said, I've seen KTMs where the bolt comes lose even with loctite, so I drilled the bolt and safety wired it on both my bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
There was some discussion about this not too long...

There was some discussion about this not too long ago. Check it out. Answers span the following 2 pages.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24648867#post24648867
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
Ahhh, that's right. I kinda remember seeing that...

Ahhh, that's right. I kinda remember seeing that not that long ago. No more posting after Sunday beers for me....
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
I bought the 14-9008 lever a while back, which is...

I bought the 14-9008 lever a while back, which is supposedly made for the 690. I haven't installed it yet, but it looks exactly the same, next to the OEM magura one. Am I missing something? Has...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 239,297
Posted By carlosbarrios
I used the same 60mm bolts for the tanks as well,...

I used the same 60mm bolts for the tanks as well, no problems so far.

Be careful trimming the rad guards. I drew a straight line, as seen from the front of the bike. It will be at an angle when...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 239,297
Posted By carlosbarrios
Well, since I see you already switched the...

Well, since I see you already switched the brackets, it should take about an hour or 2. Plumbing the fuel lines is probably another 30 minutes. The only drilling you need to do is 2 holes on each...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,023
Posted By carlosbarrios
You'll love it!! I upgraded, and never looked...

You'll love it!! I upgraded, and never looked back. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
Holy cow!!! I don't think I could get 3700 miles...

Holy cow!!! I don't think I could get 3700 miles even on a road tire to begin with!! Well... not with the 690 at least!
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
HAHAHAHA.. don't be so hard on yourself! :rofl ...

HAHAHAHA.. don't be so hard on yourself! :rofl

I had bought an EVO1, mounted it on the bike, and before I even took it out (winter time), I decided to swap to an EVO2.

I'm not great with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20,652
Views: 2,426,350
Posted By carlosbarrios
I made my own by tracing the edges on a big roll...

I made my own by tracing the edges on a big roll of white packing paper. Scanned in, create the graphics, print on regular (cheap) paper a couple of times to make adjustments, and finally print the...
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