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Old 07-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #4786
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #4787
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No idea on the throttle, but I use my brakes for slowing for corners. Do not leave the petcocks open on the RR tanks until you have used up some fuel from the stock tank, or it'll overflow. Normally I run 100km or so before opening the taps, or wait for the reserve light to come on before opening them up.
The RR tanks work sweet. I leave the petcocks off until I hit my low fuel light on the stock tank. I can turn on one or both tanks. Using just one tank (same with both tanks) the pumps seems to pull the fuel back enough so your (my) low fuel light goes off. Then when you are low again the low fuel light comes on again. Switch to your 3rd tank and the fuel is drawn back and your low fuel light goes off again.
Better get fuel after your 3rd low fuel light!! lol.
Nice as that way you can estimate mileage left...

Also if your RR tanks have different amounts of fuel in them, switch them both on and your fuel load will balance.
Nice for us symmetrical types.
If I know the miles in between fuel stops I don't always fill my RR tanks to the top - for keeping it light (er) in the technical stuff. Which I would estimate at 25 +-lbs of additional weight (full tanks). Not more really than a full tank bag or fender bag. Light set-up.

Other than a 'massaging' install of RR tanks, they work very well IMO.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:05 AM   #4788
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I'm sure this has been discussed to death already but can someone please help me understand why something like a 690 smr tank wouldn't work on a 690 enduro in addition to the stock rear tank? Something like: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-06-09-K...#ht_2167wt_958
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #4789
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Seth,
For a minute there I thought you were still drunk and had fingers full of peanut butter

Glad it was "the phone's fault"

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Old 07-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #4790
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I'm sure this has been discussed to death already but can someone please help me understand why something like a 690 smr tank wouldn't work on a 690 enduro in addition to the stock rear tank? Something like: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-06-09-K...#ht_2167wt_958
Different frames for a start. And by that it needs a LOT of massage to fit....
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #4791
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Different frames for a start. And by that it needs a LOT of massage to fit....
Are you serious? Are both bikes not essentially the same apart from wheels/suspension?
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #4792
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Nope, completely diffrent animals. The tank sits where our air filter box does for example.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #4793
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Are you serious? Are both bikes not essentially the same apart from wheels/suspension?
The 690 SMC and 690 Enduro are the bikes you're thinking of. That tank is off a 690SM, which is a completely different beast.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #4794
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I really like the look of this however, wonder how you would protect the headlights from rock damage with them sticking out past the fairing like that?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #4795
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The 690 SMC and 690 Enduro are the bikes you're thinking of. That tank is off a 690SM, which is a completely different beast.
Bloody hell...and I suppose the two bikes that are similar both use the rear mounted fuel tank, right? Back to the drawing board...
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:24 PM   #4796
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I really like the look of this however, wonder how you would protect the headlights from rock damage with them sticking out past the fairing like that?
I'm thinking a stainless mesh cage over them might do the job. Been looking for a way to get some HIDs mounted up front of mine and think this may at least provide the platform. Alternatively, I need to go see Colebatch's guru to get something fabricated to mount them.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #4797
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HI ALL
I've got a 2012 690 with just over 1000k's on her,been brill so far,put a fmf on all good,but when she had her 1st service they did the akro mapping,now she stalls every now and again,i had a ride in the bush and it happened
around 6 to 7 times all in a different way,so hard to place what and how it does it,any help here b4 i go into the dealers again today??

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:59 PM   #4798
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I'm thinking a stainless mesh cage over them might do the job. Been looking for a way to get some HIDs mounted up front of mine and think this may at least provide the platform. Alternatively, I need to go see Colebatch's guru to get something fabricated to mount them.
That makes sense....Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #4799
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Seth,
For a minute there I thought you were still drunk and had fingers full of peanut butter

Glad it was "the phone's fault"

Cant have peanut butter...severe allergy
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #4800
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Parachute math question:
2 guys jump out of an airplane. 1 guy has a quality chute that deploys 99.9% with no back up. The other guy has a cheaper chute that only opens correctly 80% of the time BUT he has 2 back ups for a total of 3. Whose got the better odds for survival?
So...20% chance of failure of each means .20 x .20 x .20 = 0.008, or .8% chance that all 3 fail. So the guy with the chute that only fails .1% of the time has a better chance of living to argue with his dealer

Whaddo I win?

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