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Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
Mine is a 2008 Enduro.

Mine is a 2008 Enduro.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
Nova wanted to ensure proper fit before...

Nova wanted to ensure proper fit before shipping...and now that fitting has happened and it will be shipped. I won't be doing an install just yet though, as I have a couple of rides upcoming and I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
Contact Nova directly! I just called them...now...

Contact Nova directly! I just called them...now I'm the guinea pig for the first 690 wide ratio set!

Oh yeah, mad respect Noah...!
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
Haven't received it yet. Nova just finished it...

Haven't received it yet. Nova just finished it and is going to do a trial assembly before shipping it out so they can detail exactly what needs to be done to the case, if anything.

It is a little...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By road_donkey
Thanks for the step by step. Mine is ordered and...

Thanks for the step by step. Mine is ordered and in the mail! Can't wait to install it and try it out.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,608
Posted By road_donkey
Done. When do we see the results...?

Done.

When do we see the results...?
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
Strange that this thread doesn't get more...

Strange that this thread doesn't get more attention, considering how the close ratio stock tranny is one of the few limitations of a stock 690...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
I'd imagine so; in my case though I prefer a true...

I'd imagine so; in my case though I prefer a true wide ratio gearset instead of just a lower 1st or higher 6th.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
Stock 690 E gearbox Gear Input Output Ratio ...

Stock 690 E gearbox

Gear Input Output Ratio
1st 14 35 2.500
2nd 16 28 1.75
3rd 21 28 1.333
4th 21 23 1.095
5th 23 22 0.957
6th 23 20 0.870
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
There is very minor clearancing involved, so it...

There is very minor clearancing involved, so it seems like it is case limit. I didn't question it too much though, as I am happy with these ratios! You'd have to contact Nova to see if there is more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
Ratios

Dug up the ratios for the Nova wide ratio set.

Gear Input Output Ratio
1st 12 35 2.917
2nd 16 28 1.75
3rd 21 27 1.286
4th 21 ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
I'll dig up the details when I get home from work...

I'll dig up the details when I get home from work today. Cost is roughly $2500 CAD though.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By road_donkey
My wide ratio set is on order...should be...

My wide ratio set is on order...should be shipping sometime in April.

Not cheap, but will make the bike much better for how I use it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,601
Posted By road_donkey
x2 My longer bolt showed up last night. He...

x2

My longer bolt showed up last night. He goes out of his way to make it right.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,601
Posted By road_donkey
Seems to get buried quick...thought there would...

Seems to get buried quick...thought there would be more interest in a centerstand for the 690...

I'll try to get a few pics of it in the up position and post them. Hopefully tonight...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,601
Posted By road_donkey
Centerstand

So...finally got a chance to install my Lost Dog centerstand the other day. What a great product! Very quick and easy install, nice compact design, very sturdy feeling as well. The only glitch is my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,283
Posted By road_donkey
Just bought an Antigravity YTZ10S-12 for my KTM...

Just bought an Antigravity YTZ10S-12 for my KTM 690E...so far so good...lots of cranking power for the size. Time will tell if it stands up to abuse. With any of these I believe proper charging and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,552
Posted By road_donkey
Well, on my 08 E I've traveled numerous times...

Well, on my 08 E I've traveled numerous times with about 20-25lbs per side (Zega aluminum with KTM hardparts luggage racks) plus about 10 in the tailbag. I did swap to the RR tank bolts after the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By road_donkey
There's an interesting question...do we know of...

There's an interesting question...do we know of anyone with the Vortex that has had a pump failure or the stalling symptoms...? If not, how does the Vortex handle the pump vs the stock ECU?
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 44,436
Posted By road_donkey
:lurk Subscribed...

:lurk Subscribed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,089
Posted By road_donkey
Renazco. Will make your hind end smile.

Renazco.

Will make your hind end smile.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By road_donkey
40...but have the wisdom of a 20 year old...!

40...but have the wisdom of a 20 year old...!
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By road_donkey
I'm about 240lbs without gear, and do it all the...

I'm about 240lbs without gear, and do it all the time. Haven't had an issue in 4 years of riding the bike. Sidestand seems fairly sturdy...

Watch it fold like cheese the next time I do it now...!
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,517
Posted By road_donkey
I wonder if the forks on some of the Japanese...

I wonder if the forks on some of the Japanese versions of the little Zook are more up to the task. Thinking the Grasstracker version might be a better starting point...
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By road_donkey
Have an 08 E...would be interested.

Have an 08 E...would be interested.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By road_donkey
Guess no one checked out my earlier link to the...

Guess no one checked out my earlier link to the 89,000km 690...?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=202771723158233&set=a.157489271019812.24278.157482764353796&type=1&theater
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By road_donkey
Here's one... ...

Here's one...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=202771723158233&set=a.157489271019812.24278.157482764353796&type=1&theater
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,124
Posted By road_donkey
me want badly :getiton

me want

badly

:getiton
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 67,308
Posted By road_donkey
My wife has ridden with me on my K8 numerous...

My wife has ridden with me on my K8 numerous times for 5-6 hour rides. Usually run with a tankbag and a Wolfman Beta behind her on an SW-Motech rack. Decent comfort 2-up; she has fallen asleep many...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,233
Posted By road_donkey
Hell, even a 700 or 800cc twin would still be...

Hell, even a 700 or 800cc twin would still be lighter, and could be tuned for great low end. Another advantage is center of gravity as well; 2-strokes carry their weight a lot lower than 4-strokes....
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,005
Posted By road_donkey
My newly acquired '82 1100... ...

My newly acquired '82 1100...

http://road-donkey.smugmug.com/Bikesandtrips/Katana/i-DWzmg5V/0/M/P1000143-M.jpg

http://road-donkey.smugmug.com/Bikesandtrips/Katana/i-Ln6K9ct/0/M/P1000145-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,345
Posted By road_donkey
+1 as well. The size of the now lost mega thread...

+1 as well. The size of the now lost mega thread shows the interest in the bikes...makes sense to make a subsection in Orange Crush...

Who's arm do we have to twist...?
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,567
Posted By road_donkey
+1 Make an LC4 entry under Orange Crush. ...

+1

Make an LC4 entry under Orange Crush.

Hmmm...back to zero for posts as well...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,806
Posted By road_donkey
Just rode Baja (San Diego to Cabo and back over 3...

Just rode Baja (San Diego to Cabo and back over 3 weeks) on my 690E and had it loaded with a fair amount of crap (240lbs of rider as well...) and the 690 worked just fine....and so far it's holding...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,014
Posted By road_donkey
Photo evidence that we are needing all the help...

Photo evidence that we are needing all the help we can get on this little excursion...

http://road-donkey.smugmug.com/Bikesandtrips/Baja-20011/i-3rR6hBD/2/M/134165101501440367032195664282-M.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 139,907
Posted By road_donkey
+1

+1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,014
Posted By road_donkey
Sorry, but the guy with the most beat-up bike...

Sorry, but the guy with the most beat-up bike takes point... :evil
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By road_donkey
+1 Never had an issue when I used soft...

+1

Never had an issue when I used soft luggage on mine either.
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By road_donkey
They are also a top speed limiter on the 1000;...

They are also a top speed limiter on the 1000; the bike will not go more than 200km/hr with them in. I've 'heard' they will go 235 or 240 without them... :evil

I ended up putting them back in my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 67,308
Posted By road_donkey
08...love the beast. Makes a great sport tourer!...

08...love the beast. Makes a great sport tourer! And if I don't get on the gas too much will get the same or better mileage than a VStrom 650...
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