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Old 09-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #5491
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my buddy tore up 2 of them and them we fixed it. poor design for the top mount IMO. we used a piece of stainless and broke it in a braket to bolt to the mount on the frame and bolt through the skid plate. never failed after that.

i made my own and havent had a problem but its heavy 5/16 alum....over kill i know but....its what i had laying around
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Pictures, pictures please... or a clearer way of saying where you bolted it together...
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #5492
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690 Side Stand

Any aftermarket sidestands out there? Mine is okay , but I sometimes use it when mounting the bike (Ya , I know.....Bad boy).

Maybe I should just find a stronger bolt.....don't want to break it.....ideas?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #5493
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Any aftermarket sidestands out there? Mine is okay , but I sometimes use it when mounting the bike (Ya , I know.....Bad boy).

Maybe I should just find a stronger bolt.....don't want to break it.....ideas?
Shoot I hope it don't break. The only way I can mount the bike is with the kickstand down, I'm too short otherwise!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #5494
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Shoot I hope it don't break. The only way I can mount the bike is with the kickstand down, I'm too short otherwise!
I do the same and have been for 2.5 years now. Kinda like mounting a horse. I weigh about 230 with all of my gear on and so far nothing bent or broken. The stock stand seems pretty robust.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #5495
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Clogged Fuel Injector

While this topic may be a week or so old I am curious as to whether those who have experienced clogged injectors use a fuel sock in the neck of the gas tank and routinely use a fuel injection cleaner like Techron? I do and every time I stop riding for the winter or a long vacation I put Stabil in the tank. So far no injector clogging on my 2010 which will be 2.5 years old next month.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #5496
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Any aftermarket sidestands out there? Mine is okay , but I sometimes use it when mounting the bike (Ya , I know.....Bad boy).

Maybe I should just find a stronger bolt.....don't want to break it.....ideas?
I found the sidestand mount bent (its $21 from KTM) when I was using my side stand to mount the bike loaded. I don't think the stock bolt will break. Its pretty beefy. Plus, it is a pretty crazy shape and it might be hard to actually find a replacement that isn't OEM.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:47 AM   #5497
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Shoot I hope it don't break. The only way I can mount the bike is with the kickstand down, I'm too short otherwise!
Me three...on my Yam WRR too when loaded for travel. Can't get leg over the tail bag and panniers. I haven't tried the hop method. Seems like such an ordeal...

I will say that after getting suck it gets complicated to dismount when the side stand won't go down or it's too soft to hold the bike.

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:08 AM   #5498
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While this topic may be a week or so old I am curious as to whether those who have experienced clogged injectors use a fuel sock in the neck of the gas tank and routinely use a fuel injection cleaner like Techron? I do and every time I stop riding for the winter or a long vacation I put Stabil in the tank. So far no injector clogging on my 2010 which will be 2.5 years old next month.
I don't use a sock, cleaner, or Stabil. but then I don't have to put the bike up for any length of time. I've had my bike for 4 years and 27K miles and never needed to clean the injector yet.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #5499
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Am I correct that they do not have a clutch lever for a 690 at this stage?

Incorrect - its the Megura model they have on the site. I've got one on my 690E
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #5500
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Incorrect - its the Megura model they have on the site. I've got one on my 690E

So.....that clutch lever has that magic dimple/bump on it that all other after market levers are missing??
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #5501
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Fuel Pump Dead - Replacement?

At 13K miles my '08 690E fuel pump appears to be dead. While I know I could have gone with the CA Cycleworks pump I found the fuel filter was also backordered so I decided that this time around I'd just buy the pump and filter assembly from KTM. (The 75007088011____³FUEL PUMP WITH FLANGE CPL) I went ahead and ordered it from MotoSport.

It appears this is backordered now until at least Oct 30th.

I see the 2012 fuel pump assembly is a different #. Does anyone know if this is backwards compatible to the earlier 690s?
Perhaps it is a better pump?
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #5502
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Me three...on my Yam WRR too when loaded for travel. Can't get leg over the tail bag and panniers. I haven't tried the hop method. Seems like such an ordeal...

I will say that after getting suck it gets complicated to dismount when the side stand won't go down or it's too soft to hold the bike.

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The "hop method" works great if you are Chuck Norris and know how to do a side kick. I have the same issue of clearing luggage especially my KTM tail bag. Pantah, you might try a kickstand foot for extra stability on soft ground, sand, or gravel. They aren't perfect but do help quite a bit. I have the Touratech foot and it cost about $30 as I recall. I am sure other companies make these as well. When installed it also gives you a bigger target to hit with your foot when you are trying to put the kickstand down.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #5503
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Perhaps it is a better pump?
The answer is: It appears to be NO. Three pumps returns in our small town this summer on 690 2012.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #5504
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Fuel Injector Clogging

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I don't use a sock, cleaner, or Stabil. but then I don't have to put the bike up for any length of time. I've had my bike for 4 years and 27K miles and never needed to clean the injector yet.
Albie, I am not sure that the sock, FI cleaner, and Stabil have kept the injector open but I continue to use the first two on a regular basis and when storing I add Stabil. Longest storage was 9 months when I was sick and the bike fired right up after this period. I think it is interesting that you have not had any injector clogging issues and you have way more miles than I do. My sense of it is that there are others like you and me that have not had this problem and perhaps it should not be added to the "known issues" list.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #5505
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The "hop method" works great if you are Chuck Norris and know how to do a side kick. I have the same issue of clearing luggage especially my KTM tail bag. Pantah, you might try a kickstand foot for extra stability on soft ground, sand, or gravel. They aren't perfect but do help quite a bit. I have the Touratech foot and it cost about $30 as I recall. I am sure other companies make these as well. When installed it also gives you a bigger target to hit with your foot when you are trying to put the kickstand down.
Hey Nippyman - You have my kind of profile and I've never got that Norris kick down right. Since you ARE my senior, I should listen up better. The last time I got stuck like that I simply dropped her splat and stepped off.

The nice thing with the 690 is we can still pick her up!

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