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Old 10-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #5896
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Kind of pricey. How much better are those compared to ones revalved by someone like slavens or racetech?
Well, suspension is your connection to the ground and it makes all the difference in the world. I guess you need to tell me how important it is to you.
I suck at riding and need all the help I can get, so its money well spent.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #5897
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A full suspension upgrade on a 690 could be close to $3000 once you buyt the fork and rear shock...possibly more for valving and springs. Sounds expensive but it will be the best upgrade you could ever do.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:31 AM   #5898
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I got a weird problem.
In the last couple of days, the bike's having problems starting when cold. This seems to be something electrical, though I have no idea where to start troubleshooting it.

When I hit the starter button the bike does what seems to be like a quarter of a crank and then it's like the bike is restarting (the displays restarts and the fuel pump primes).
If I keep the starter button pressed, this will go on continuously.
When this happens, I turn the switch on and off, and after a couple of times the bikes starts just fine.

Any ideas where to look before I take the bike down to the dealer?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:41 AM   #5899
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What year is the bike?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #5900
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #5901
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[QUOTE=Seth S;19786650]A full suspension upgrade on a 690 could be close to $3000 once you buyt the fork and rear shock...possibly more for valving and springs. Sounds expensive but it will be the best upgrade you could ever do.[/QUOTE]
I dissagree Seth..........fixing the fuel delivery issues is top on my list right now
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:19 AM   #5902
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A full suspension upgrade on a 690 could be close to $3000 once you buyt the fork and rear shock...possibly more for valving and springs. Sounds expensive but it will be the best upgrade you could ever do.[/QUOTE]
I dissagree Seth..........fixing the fuel delivery issues is top on my list right now
assuming your bike runs fine of course the suspension upgrades will be the most beneficial.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #5903
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I got a weird problem.
In the last couple of days, the bike's having problems starting when cold. This seems to be something electrical, though I have no idea where to start troubleshooting it.

When I hit the starter button the bike does what seems to be like a quarter of a crank and then it's like the bike is restarting (the displays restarts and the fuel pump primes).
If I keep the starter button pressed, this will go on continuously.
When this happens, I turn the switch on and off, and after a couple of times the bikes starts just fine.

Any ideas where to look before I take the bike down to the dealer?
Sounds like a weak battery to me
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #5904
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Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo, but I'm not sure if it'll be less work than to pump a tire full of air by hand.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #5905
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Hi guys
So i have this weird problem on the 690, i have a giant loop bag for the adventure ride...what that does is push me further in the seat...so when i am sitting on the bike with my legs on the footpegs, the feet is at an angle to the brake pedal....
and so when i try to apply the rear brake, i have to either lift my feet and readjust to brake or if in the same position i just end up locking the rear brakes....
is there a way to move the rear pedal further out maybe by few inches....i am also trying to get a tail rack so that i can try to move the giant loop further out...
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #5906
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Hi guys
So i have this weird problem on the 690, i have a giant loop bag for the adventure ride...what that does is push me further in the seat...so when i am sitting on the bike with my legs on the footpegs, the feet is at an angle to the brake pedal....
and so when i try to apply the rear brake, i have to either lift my feet and readjust to brake or if in the same position i just end up locking the rear brakes....
is there a way to move the rear pedal further out maybe by few inches....i am also trying to get a tail rack so that i can try to move the giant loop further out...
Thanks
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Look into your owner's manual... the rear brake pedal position can be adjusted up and down.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:10 AM   #5907
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Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo, but I'm not sure if it'll be less work than to pump a tire full of air by hand.
L,
That process is WAY more complicated than using a good hand pump or a set of CO2 cartridges....
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #5908
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Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo, but I'm not sure if it'll be less work than to pump a tire full of air by hand.
Stuck compression releave/decompression valve?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #5909
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Coming from a 800gs the suspension on my 690 is awesome!
The harder I ride the better it works :)

I'm a noob tho and pretty small (75ish kg)
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #5910
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My Enduro R for it's first run in Hardanger. It is an ex-demo that has only 600 km, so still running it in. Fitting a Seat Consepts seat tonight.
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