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Old 09-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #5521
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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   #5522
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Mouting & Dismounting

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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   #5523
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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   #5524
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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   #5525
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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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Old 09-12-2012, 08:09 PM   #5526
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Norris Kick

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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!

Hey Pantah, yeah I think we are both old guys and the good news is we are still riding and, as you say, we can pick up the damn thing if we tip over. I think we both have the motorcycle and general need for speed sickness as well. I understand it is not curable and is a lifetime affliction. BTW I can do part of the Norris kick to try to clear the luggage and if I succeed I then need to have physical therapy for my back. So, I continue to use the footpeg for easier mounting. Give the kickstand foot a try.

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #5527
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Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #5528
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Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
What tranny work? There is nothing that could be done as nobody will ever produce a different set of gears for this bike.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:13 AM   #5529
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Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
I imagine for the racing Crank does, the tranny is just fine.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:01 AM   #5530
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So.....that clutch lever has that magic dimple/bump on it that all other after market levers are missing??
Seems so. Im able to start the bike while in gear, with the lever pulled.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #5531
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Seems so. Im able to start the bike while in gear, with the lever pulled.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #5532
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No problem. it does take a bit of getting used to, as the relationship between the lever and pivot is different (duh) - so it has a different feel to the hand - but not bad or anything negative, just different.

It has adjustment for free play AND stop so you can tweak the position a bit more than the stocker and not waste lever travel after the clutch has fully engaged. Though they are not finger adjustments - you'll need a small (3mm if I recall correctly) allen key to make any changes.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #5533
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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.
I use the "moving horse method" to get on when ever I can as I'm totally "ballerina toes" otherwise...
"Moving horse method" = kickstand up , bike in gear, left foot on the peg, slip clutch to get moving stand up on left peg & throw right foot over..."moving horse"

Doing the "Chuck Norris" I'm always afraid i'm going to catch & rip the seat with my boot...
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #5534
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Thanks for the reply
Ok Ged ... You do the guiney pig. You buy it. Install it, and check it. And if it works you tell us ... I'm also shopping for short handles ...

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #5535
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Motion Pro makes levers which I use on all three of my KTMs. Much cheaper too.
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