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Old 10-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #5986
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I hate to bring this up...but.

Which lightweight battery is working out the best now and where to buy them?
I am going crazy reading about Shorai and Shorai problems.

I need one, pronto.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:54 PM   #5987
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I hate to bring this up...but.

Which lightweight battery is working out the best now and where to buy them?
I am going crazy reading about Shorai and Shorai problems.

I need one, pronto.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #5988
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nice job, eagle eyes! hahaha!
i was pissed when i did that. it didn't take much, did it? i was like "wtf!!??"
you live and learn,and there's no serious damage.
it just took me by surprise and i've never seen a nilos ring before on any other bike i've had.
it must be a ktm thing.
i had to google what it was.
good info
and here

The same problem is with blackSP's bike, and that's an 2012.
So you were once able to remove the spacer?
Yeah, I was pissed too when I did it. That thing bent like it was made out of putty. I used VERY little pressure.

It used to wiggle out without much trouble at all. I suspect mine has a groove worn in the spacer that is catching on the dust seal.

I'm betting if we check a service manual, we are supposed to lube it everytime we disassemble the rear wheel...
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:23 AM   #5989
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Given y'all's posts, my attack order is: Injector clean. Battery - maybe low volts? - oem @ 4 years. CA fuel pump. ECU.
I think you've got an electrical problem. Either a short somewhere or bad connection. Have you checked out the plug lead, mine was acting up like yours a while back so I took the plug connector off, cut 10mm off the coil lead and put it back together, ran fine after that...might be worth a crack
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:25 AM   #5990
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I hate to bring this up...but.

Which lightweight battery is working out the best now and where to buy them?
I am going crazy reading about Shorai and Shorai problems.

I need one, pronto.
don't know what everyone else is using but I repaced my battery with a motobat http://motobatt.com/ works well and well priced.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:48 AM   #5991
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If you are not going to do ride in deep ruts or between big rocks the Fastway Adventure pegs are fantastic for giving stable and comfortable footing all the time, even better than the KTM Rally Replica pegs.

For enduro type riding both are a bit too wide IMO.
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I like my Pivot Pegz. you can configure them to lower 10mm, and move rearward 5mm. They cost about the same as the KTM Hardparts pegs, that give the same amount of relocation. I have not put hands on the hardparts pegs, but I think the PPegz mounting system is better. IMO.
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If you need even more legroom Motobau makes "Bear traps" which are 3 cm lower than the originals:

http://www.motobau.de/shop/product_i...asten-690.html
Thanks for all the help. I'm setting the bike up for rally use and need to open up the cock-pit a bit after I fitted a Scotts damper. That required fitting the bar in the rear position to centre it over the steering stem. Now the bars are too close to me when standing. Also had 3 knee operations, so a slightly lower peg set-up will be better than an adjustable riser solution.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #5992
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #5993
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Yeah, I was pissed too when I did it. That thing bent like it was made out of putty. I used VERY little pressure.

It used to wiggle out without much trouble at all. I suspect mine has a groove worn in the spacer that is catching on the dust seal.

I'm betting if we check a service manual, we are supposed to lube it everytime we disassemble the rear wheel...
Yeah, you ought to lube it and get the grime out...

I'm at a lost as to how I'd be able to apply equal pulling force on all sides of the spacer, without mutilating the rubbing bearing or nilos ring (only $7,btw).
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:20 PM   #5994
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I used a small blunt punch from the backside of the spacer and just lightly tapped it at an angle (in the groove between the spacer and the bearing), alternating sides. The spacer slowly walked out without gouging/scratching/prying/damaging anything.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #5995
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I used a small blunt punch from the backside of the spacer and just lightly tapped it at an angle (in the groove between the spacer and the bearing), alternating sides. The spacer slowly walked out without gouging/scratching/prying/damaging anything.
What he said....
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #5996
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Yeah, you ought to lube it and get the grime out...
Keep in mind.. IIRC, the rubber dust seal underneath has a space between it and the bearings. If you are going to clean behind the spacer, you will probably have to remove/ replace the dust seal to do so..
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:27 PM   #5997
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I think you've got an electrical problem. Either a short somewhere or bad connection. Have you checked out the plug lead, mine was acting up like yours a while back so I took the plug connector off, cut 10mm off the coil lead and put it back together, ran fine after that...might be worth a crack
Thanks for that - will add it to check out.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #5998
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LED relay goes kaput!

I installed some new LED signals front and rear. When I finally plugged in my new Sicass relay http://sicassracing.com/store/produc...signal_flasher it flashed quickly for a few seconds then stopped working.

Do I have a bad relay, or might it be something else?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #5999
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I'm changing my stock tires out.
Should I be able to remove the spacer in the rear sprocket?
When I spin the spacer, it feel kind of grimey. I want to take it out and re-grease it, of course.
I can't remove the dang thing. I dont want to pry it out because the sorounding metal "nilos ring " is very soft.
On other bikes I have I can, so I was wondering....but in the 690 owners manual, it doesnt mention removing and inspecting that particular spacer.
Maybe it was overtorqued in the factory? Should I go to my crappy dealer? Doubtful there is any real problem.....besides being anal retentive...just wondering.

Mine fell out when I was changing the tire... but then again so did all of rubber bits in my cush drive...
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #6000
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Finally got my hands on a decent solution for extra petrol
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Interesting. Will standby for further development.
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