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Old 09-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #5416
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I have ordered an windshield today for pickup tomorow that will be interesting if that stops it which is my bet I will post up after 130 kph test ride -seems bigger guys and bikes with windshields dont seem to get the dreaded deathwobbles
I have a windshield and not although not a giant am 200lbs and I still get the head shake. More to follow once I play with sag and check the fender alignment. I did set sag when new but things may have settled out since then.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #5417
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So this last week I've noticed an increase in engine noise from my '11 ER; specifically from the top-end. I thought it time to have a look at the valve train. Knowing a tight valve train wouldn't really be noisier I figured something was up. It looks like I have a rocker needle bearing about to grind to a halt. Should I change these myself or have the dealer perform the swap under warranty?

Short clip illustrating the buggered bearing:

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Warranty it, never hurts to ask. Just hang out in the shop when they install it, you know provide some oversight in case they start thinking you need a top end rebuild after 50hrs
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #5418
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I have a windshield and not although not a giant am 200lbs and I still get the head shake. More to follow once I play with sag and check the fender alignment. I did set sag when new but things may have settled out since then.
The 690's have adjustable (two settings) triple clamps. As delivered, they are set to max offset (less trail). Using the smaller offset increases the trail and should improve stability at speed. You can easily check which setting by removing the triple clamp cap (don't loosen the pinch bolt). If the dot is at the rear, they are set to max offset. Changing offset requires disassembly of the front end and gives an opportunity to grease the steering head bearings.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #5419
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Anyone know where I can find an EBC clutch kit for the 690?
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #5420
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Anyone know where I can find an EBC clutch kit for the 690?

Motovan (www.motovan.com) distribute EBC up here. That means just about any dealer should be able to sell it to you ... Motovan catalog page 828. http://www.motovan.com/catalog/2012%...0En/index.html

Better download the PDF catalogue. Searching with the web tool sucks ...

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #5421
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Fellow KTM'ers. I've got some parts that should go to you fellow owners:
Touratech skidplate, highway bars, luggage racks, hose and more!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post19308652
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #5422
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That looks to be a function of the Tripmaster. Do you have the switch installed?
No switch installed :

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #5423
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Different approach to Canister Removal Resistor Wiring

Instead of cutting off the original plug and splicing in the resistor, I decided to take a different approach.
Purchased the matching plug at Ballenger Motorsports. http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/pro...roducts_id/570
Then simply (but carefully) soldered the resistor (22ohm 1/4 watt) to the terminals and inserted into the plug.
After testing, I wrapped the whole thing in quality electrical tape.

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #5424
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Found the busted wire coming out of the starter aux relay (the green one). Thanks to those who helped



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Old 09-05-2012, 06:28 AM   #5425
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The 690's have adjustable (two settings) triple clamps. As delivered, they are set to max offset (less trail). Using the smaller offset increases the trail and should improve stability at speed. You can easily check which setting by removing the triple clamp cap (don't loosen the pinch bolt). If the dot is at the rear, they are set to max offset. Changing offset requires disassembly of the front end and gives an opportunity to grease the steering head bearings.
You mean the cap at the center of the top of the triple clamp? Is this procedure outlined somewhere in the manual? I need to check this for sure.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:40 AM   #5426
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You mean the cap at the center of the top of the triple clamp? Is this procedure outlined somewhere in the manual? I need to check this for sure.
Here's a thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517497
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #5427
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Anyone interested in this wheel?

This was on my 2008 KTM 690 SMC. Woody's Wheel Works built with 19" Excel 7000 Series rim, Rad Eagle hub, and Heidenau K60 Tire.

Not too sure how many miles are on her, but she's straight with no scratches. Bearings are great.











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Old 09-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #5428
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Anyone know where I can find an EBC clutch kit for the 690?

There were TONS of them on ebay last month.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #5429
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You mean the cap at the center of the top of the triple clamp? Is this procedure outlined somewhere in the manual? I need to check this for sure.
The procedure is not given in the 690 owner's manuals, but is the same as given in KTM dirt bike manuals for bikes which have adjustable fork offset. Remember, more offset means less trail (quicker turning) while less offset means more trail (better stability at speed). Here is an image from a page in a dirt bike manual (the offset values are different). The dot on the top of the steering stem (cap off) at the rear corresponds to the max offset setting. The procedure is to disassemble the forks and loosen the stem at the bottom clamp and rotate the dot to the front to give the smaller offset value.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #5430
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Thanks fellas for all the info
I will be doing the offset on the weekend - is there anything i should adjust, check, grease while im in there
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