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Old 10-10-2012, 09:52 AM   #5911
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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, 09:58 AM   #5912
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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
Rudy
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, 11:10 AM   #5913
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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, 11:11 AM   #5914
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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, 11:47 AM   #5915
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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, 12:36 PM   #5916
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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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Old 10-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #5917
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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.
Nice - Does KTM still sell those mirrors? Are the clear?

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Old 10-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #5918
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L,
That process is WAY more complicated than using a good hand pump or a set of CO2 cartridges....
More complicated? Probably. The question is what's gonna take more time out in the field.
Hand pump takes for ever to get to enough PSI and every time that I used CO2 cartridges, I messed it up somehow.
But if taking out the spark plug requires more than just removing the side panel and the plug itself, than it's too much of a hassle.

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Stuck compression releave/decompression valve?
How will that cause the electricty to go off and on again?
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #5919
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assuming your bike runs fine of course the suspension upgrades will be the most beneficial.
I have to agree, suspension is THE most important and best bang for the buck hop up you can do. I doube any rider can ride a bike to its potential with stock boingers.
pretty happy with my Trail tricks magic carpet ride. too bad he left the country....i wanted it on my berg too.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #5920
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every time that I used CO2 cartridges, I messed it up somehow.
Then taking out the plug may not be for you







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Old 10-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #5921
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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.
Get this "gizmo" instead. It works great.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #5922
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Get this "gizmo" instead. It works great.
Yup, I have the exact same pump, it works great!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #5923
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Get this "gizmo" instead. It works great.
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Yup, I have the exact same pump, it works great!
Same here.
Never let me down but what a freakin racket the thing makes.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #5924
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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.
I'd pass on that.

I carry an electric pump, think it came from Aerostich or some such. Some guys like one made by slime. Has served me well so far. Might go with manual pump if rtw or really concerned about the weight (guessing 1 pound.) Nice time saver as instead of minutes pumping, rolling up tools and getting trail ready while filling up (which happens pretty damn quick.)
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #5925
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ok - should have read the full day's posts.....
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