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Old 08-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #4981
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I did that, and no codes. ..

Before cycling the key? If so, that's kind of strange indeed.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #4982
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I have a 2012 with an FMF and it doesn't stall....
it backfires like a pack mule farting sometimes...
but it did that with the stock muffler...

It seems that the 690 has been wildly inconsistent since the first model...
every new year model has had some reports of stalling
The 2012's have warm start issues...
my 2008 has never had even a minor hiccup in 11,000 miles

Tell you dealer to call KTM...when I complained about the backfires on my 2012, they told my dealer to install the Akro map...

2012 here too-- stock exhaust, map 1 or 2 and never stalls. sometimes a lean misfire but not blowing the throttle body off... do have a warm (hot) start issue. If you shut her down completely with the key and letting everything reset she fires right up. i've had warm start issues trying to restart after a stall in the rocks and not turning the key off. just my 2c. probably doesn't help anyone.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #4983
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It seems the 2012 are finicky also. Mine has Akra header and exhaust + Akra map. It has never stalled. However, on occasion, it has on start up run for about 10 seconds then quit. Upon restart, it runs fine. Maybe a cold start thing or something. No backfires. When I took the silencer out of the Akra it would crank, fire, but would not run at all. Put it back in, runs fine. Just thought I'd throw in my statistics here. Interesting situations with this machine.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #4984
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all this has to be because it's ready to race.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #4985
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all this has to be because it's ready to race.

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Old 08-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #4986
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Wiring to the sensor is either broken or the sensors gone bad due to the wiring pulling on the sensor. This happens a lot on 690's.
Thanks Albie. My sensor has come off the bottom of my airbox once already.
I don't know if the dealer maybe left it off. One of the two screws were stripped out. Silly that it just screws into plastic.
Cheap spindly wiring on this bike too, IMO.

I should have time to go through my bike, waiting for a radiator.
A custom radiator may be in order.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #4987
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all this has to be because it's ready to be replaced
It may come to this.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #4988
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Battery Voltage Display

Great mod. Love how small it is and how it can be positioned in your peripheral. Not too big which is not as professional as this one.
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Not for everybody but on all bikes and on my beach fourby i have installed a small cheap battery voltage display. It sort of gives you an early warning of impending doom...that is an alternator that is not charging or even over charging. Simple to construct and about $9 on internet from FUTURLEC ( ship from Thailand ) ... supposed to be constructed flat but on some i put the LED's side on and encase in epoxy making it waterproof slim and durable...sorry about the focus... one pic of KTM couple of BMW 1150GS adv..also beach fourby ......on the KTM if the charging stops and you pull the blue fuse you are likely to get an hour of riding...[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:50 PM   #4989
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LED indicator

I've been using this one for a few years with good success:
http://signaldynamics.com/index.php?...hk=1&Itemid=77

Its nice because it is light, sleek, and can be mounted just about anywhere with just a small single hole.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #4990
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I had one of those. I put it on after my battery failed. It always showed me having issues, too high or too low. Didn't trust it.....

Then I replaced my R/R.

I was cleaning out the parts bin and started thinking about reinstalling it. Thought I would test it out first and it didn't work correctly. I think that my faulty R/R fried it causing it to read incorrectly. I'll be getting another.....

I like the concept and cost of the diy unit above but mounting would be an issue. With the signal dynamics unit you can put the brains under the seat and the light in your dash.

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #4991
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I had one of those. I put it on after my battery failed. It always showed me having issues, too high or too low. Didn't trust it.....
Hmm. My experience has only been good.
I've had these is two different bikes. One has been in since 2008 and works perfectly. Before I start it up in the morning it will be amber and stay there for a few seconds after a start; then it turns green.

Installed mine after a bad R/R killed a battery and nearly ruined a vacation trip. Every now and again a glance tells me everything is working correctly.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:08 PM   #4992
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Not the R/R. That should probably be the last place for you to look.

You need the Big three. Air, Fuel & Spark

Check that you are first getting fuel at the fuel injector. Your hose might have come off inside the tank or something simple like that.

If you are getting fuel.

Next, see if you are getting a spark by pulling the spark plug and turning it over.

If both of those are good it becomes harder.
Bingo on the hose inside the tank. Sorted now and so far so good. Bike is running as it should. Thanks to all for the suggestions and this thread for the ideas and documentation.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #4993
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You all saw that Noah.(RoninMoto) got his 690 stolen in Ireland?

Not even in the country for a day...
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:08 AM   #4994
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Bingo on the hose inside the tank. Sorted now and so far so good. Bike is running as it should. Thanks to all for the suggestions and this thread for the ideas and documentation.
Awesome to hear you got it fixed.

The fuel hose is a tough one....

When mine did it, the hose was only partially off. So, upon start up the pump would pressurize line/injector and the bike would start just fine. Then die soon after. Never with the same duration though.

I could even take the injector out and turn it over. Fuel would spray out perfectly....
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #4995
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You all saw that Noah.(RoninMoto) got his 690 stolen in Ireland?

Not even in the country for a day...
For those who haven't seen the Ride Report.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893

If there are any 690 owners over there (Dublin, Ireland) please keep an eye out. (I really mean: :sh oot:p ain) I think that is enough.
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