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Old 07-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #4381
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On a warm day and especially slow moving traffic I'm getting 8-10 bars on the gauge pretty quickly. How does this compare to what you guys are getting? No, stalling and engine doesn't seem to complain but is this headed towards overheat?
Mine seems to run hot as well, hotter than my friends 2011 for sure. In slow traffic temp will rise quickly to the point where the fan kicks in but even on hot days on tight trails it has never run up into the last two bars. I may change the coolant to see if I can cool the bike a bit with a bit more water in the mix. Also check you coolant level, I was surprised to see the bottom hose connection on the overflow tank has a slow weeping leak, it being a brand new bike and all. I did have the bike back fire and stall in the heat once. Likely this is also when my TB started to work loose, a lean condition in the heat I guess. I've since added a FMF pipe and Akro map. No more back firing and TB hasn't moved since.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #4382
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I hear that the 2012 headlight on the Enduro and SMC is much improved. As good as on the 990 ADV I'm told?

Does anyone know what the difference is and if we can install the 2012 headlight into a 2011 or earlier bike?

I'm trying to figure out which 690 to get and I want a black frame and the longer travel suspension that's only 2011 or earlier but would love better light output too.
2011 has an orange frame... As the ktm gods intended.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:27 PM   #4383
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Both screws/bolts holding the airbox cover are no longer attached to the airbox... Not sure how to solve it, glue?
Another way is to pull both inserts out, drill the holes all the way through and then use longer bolts bottom up through the holes and hold them in by pulling the inserts (use a suitable locktite) back into position leaving studs to hold the air box cover (RR filter, etc) with nuts.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #4384
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Found the casue of my flashing error code!! Both wires going into the temp sensor snaped off right at the base of the connector . Before i attempt to pull it apart, has any one else managed to sucessfully reconnect the wires back to the connector?

I had the same problem and I completely disassembled the plug and was able (it took a long time) to even un-crimp each connector and then re-assemble with new wire (longer) and covered the whole assembly with individual shrink covered by a shrink over both wires. My recollection was that the hardest part was inserting the new wires through the waterproof connector because the wire I had on hand had a slightly larger OD. It is doable if you work slowly with a bit of patience.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #4385
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I just purchased an new '11 690 after much research (most of which was on here) and have been 2 for 2 on rides so far, i.e. couldn't make it back half the time. 350 on the odo and will stall and or not start when warmed up. I'm thinking maybe the fuel pump as I can only hear a "click" when I turn the key, but I really have no idea. I just came up on 5 days off and was going to go for a good ride, but as the bike is now at the dealers I decided to head to MX and rot on the beach.
Anyone else having these problems?
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #4386
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More importantly, you should try to figure out why they snapped so you can mitigate it for the replacement.
I think its just vibration fatigue but managed to fix it ok. Have put some pictures of fix on my 690 thread but heres the finished job

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Old 07-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #4387
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2011 has an orange frame... As the ktm gods intended.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:18 AM   #4388
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connection on the overflow tank has a slow weeping leak,.
i was going to just remove and replace the overflow tank because of this but for the life of me could not figure out how to pull it out of the frame, so i painted it up with rtv
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #4389
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Bartron Partial Canisterectomy

I have performed the above procedure, including installing a Renazco billet filler neck and an in-line one way valve to the scavenge fuel hose. My problem is that I am building pressure inside the tank (fuel vapors normal expansion).
I thought the one way valve would stop the denser fuel from escaping, while allowing some air to exit to accommodate fuel vapors and ,of course, allowing air to come in to fill tank as fuel is depleted. Do I need a different valve, or should I just vent the hose to atmosphere without any valve?

I would appreciate a comment from those that have performed this modification.

TIA,

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #4390
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so i painted it up with rtv
I'm sensing a trend that Mookie is fond of RTV.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:05 PM   #4391
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I have performed the above procedure, including installing a Renazco billet filler neck and an in-line one way valve to the scavenge fuel hose. My problem is that I am building pressure inside the tank (fuel vapors normal expansion).
I thought the one way valve would stop the denser fuel from escaping, while allowing some air to exit to accommodate fuel vapors and ,of course, allowing air to come in to fill tank as fuel is depleted. Do I need a different valve, or should I just vent the hose to atmosphere without any valve?

I would appreciate a comment from those that have performed this modification.

TIA,

John
I installed the Renazco neck as well but with no valve. I eliminated the evap canister so just cut the hose to the correct length after running it down by the right side of the shock.
I was fueling one day and when I removed the gas cap I noticed a vacuum had built in the tank. Removed the seat to see what was amiss (it's just a rubber line wtf could be the issue? ). The seat bumper that rests on top of the battery hold down was pinching the vent line. Moved the line and zip tied it out of the way.
Gotta give credit to the fuel system on the 690, not even a hiccup out of the engine with a vacuum in the tank.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #4392
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Gotta give credit to the fuel system on the 690....
Well that´s a first!

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Old 07-08-2012, 01:16 PM   #4393
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Well that´s a first!

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Old 07-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #4394
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Question Canirestomy

Barman,
I appreciate your reply. In your case, the pinched fuel line was the culprit. I do not have any "kinks" on the line, but following the procedures on Bartron's "code orange" thread to do a partial canirestomy and installing the one way valve has not worked as advertised.
I know that lot's of inmates have done this modification, so my question is: have you just vented to the atmosphere as Barman did, or did you use a one way valve? If you did, how is it working out?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #4395
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Barman,
I appreciate your reply. In your case, the pinched fuel line was the culprit. I do not have any "kinks" on the line, but following the procedures on Bartron's "code orange" thread to do a partial canirestomy and installing the one way valve has not worked as advertised.
I know that lot's of inmates have done this modification, so my question is: have you just vented to the atmosphere as Barman did, or did you use a one way valve? If you did, how is it working out?

I've been just running the vent to the atmosphere ... been like this for more than 3 years now with zero problems.
I just don't trust those 1-way valves.

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