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Old 10-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #6136
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What you will need:
-A set of calipers for measuring the shim you remove.
-a shim kit About the same price as 1 hour of shop time at your local KTM shop?
-strong magnet (easiest way to remove the shims, like you use when you drop a socket into a motor and have to fish it out)
-Feeler gauge.
Amazon had the shim kit for $54.00 & Free shipping from powersport superstore. Woot

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #6137
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690 headlight burning out ?

Replaced the headlight bulb in my 2010 690, thinking the old bulb had simply burnt out. The new bulb fired up for a few seconds then quickly died. Checked the voltage at the (lighting wiring) terminals, seems solid, non-intemittent; approx 12+ volts with the engine off, and 14+ volts with the engine running, no shorts between the high and low beams, etc...

Any ideas from the collective ?

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #6138
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Home made mapping switch

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Anyone got a good link for a supplier of Mapping Switch that I can mount on my bars for my 2011 690E. Am UK based as well.

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Hi Harty

I made this one for about 10 (bit of simple soldering) for my 2008e - cable tied near handlebars - still have to cycle ignition on and off though

Credit to this bloke..... http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/technical-...-selector.html

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #6139
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Have a look at the regulator, loose grounds, intermittent shorts - look specifically for rubbed insulation. The latter two can cause voltage spikes.

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Replaced the headlight bulb in my 2010 690, thinking the old bulb had simply burnt out. The new bulb fired up for a few seconds then quickly died. Checked the voltage at the (lighting wiring) terminals, seems solid, non-intemittent; approx 12+ volts with the engine off, and 14+ volts with the engine running, no shorts between the high and low beams, etc...

Any ideas from the collective ?

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:00 AM   #6140
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Hey Taco, can you post this in the Supermega690 thread?
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:24 AM   #6141
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I have heard that the ride-by-wire system is coming to the 690 Enduro models in 2013, can anybody confirm or deny that?

Here is some more info for those that have no idea what I'm talking about:

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No it's not. The 690 models (except the 2012 Duke) until now have a mechanical throttle cable that can be overriden by the EPT computer through a solenoid that controls the throttle butterfly. It sits on the right of the butterfly shaft in this picture:





The 2012 Duke 690 uses a true fly-by-wire system, or ride-by-wire as KTM calls it, so there is no mechanical connection there any more.




This is what the throttle grip looks like, it has a spring inside to mimick the feel of a regular throttle pull:




This system does of course offer some benefits because the computer can decide when it's a good idea to give it some more gas - e.g. when starting the bike etc - but at the same time it complicates things further.

IMO - great on a 690 Duke that I ride around town, not so great on a 690 Enduro (R) that I'm taking out into the boonies.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:06 AM   #6142
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:52 AM   #6143
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Amazon had the shim kit for $54.00 & Free shipping from powersport superstore. Woot

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
Good price.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #6144
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Originally Posted by offworlder
Replaced the headlight bulb in my 2010 690, thinking the old bulb had simply burnt out. The new bulb fired up for a few seconds then quickly died. Checked the voltage at the (lighting wiring) terminals, seems solid, non-intemittent; approx 12+ volts with the engine off, and 14+ volts with the engine running, no shorts between the high and low beams, etc...

Any ideas from the collective ?


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Have a look at the regulator, loose grounds, intermittent shorts - look specifically for rubbed insulation. The latter two can cause voltage spikes.a

Seems strange that the parking light, signals, etc... are all fine (as they use the same fuse as the headlight)....
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:00 PM   #6145
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Headlight

Not to be a guy who responds with an immediatley negative comment, and then post what may be an unreasonable solution but my thoughts..

Stock headlight is garbage, and useless. Had mine for 3 years, but never rode at night, this summer I started too, and realized it for the hazard it was. Too easy to get over your head with a light that's only good for 40 kms per hour or so...
I went through 2 bulbs myself, and rather quickly although I just wrote it off as poor judgement by KTM by putting a bulb and system in the bike that is not "quality", and is there strictly for show.

That's the negative..

The solution?

For my was the Lynx kit from Britannia Composites. Great (awesome) lighting and a functional, adjustable windscreen all in one. It costs money, but allows you to ride at night with confidence, to see better, and to be seen better as well by oncoming.

My opinion is forget the stock light, I'm not "hardcore" by any stretch of the imagination, but the stock light agreeably cannot be used for evening riding, to dim, hard to make out hazards on the flattest of surfaces.

Big Money to spend on the 690 to purchase for most, including me which was why I sat in denial so long and did multiple 2500 km trips with a stock 690. Don't wait like me, look for improved, reliable lighting (Lynx is my vote for value, service, look, fit and finish!) But there are other options. Money well spent, and will open you up to many more riding opportunities!

Even pavement riding will kill the filament in the bulbs used in the stock housing, let alone the shake rattle and roll of even the mildest offroad methinks.

Of course, this is advice from the guy who still hasn't chased down his own gremlin with the stalling, but snow and an unheated garage has dimmed my interest and my wits of late

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #6146
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Stock headlight is garbage, and useless. Had mine for 3 years, but never rode at night, this summer I started too, and realized it for the hazard it was. Too easy to get over your head with a light that's only good for 40 kms per hour or so...
I went through 2 bulbs myself, and rather quickly although I just wrote it off as poor judgement by KTM by putting a bulb and system in the bike that is not "quality", and is there strictly for show.

The solution?

For my was the Lynx kit from Britannia Composites. Great (awesome) lighting and a functional, adjustable windscreen all in one. It costs money, but allows you to ride at night with confidence, to see better, and to be seen better as well by oncoming.
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Agree that the stocker sucks (2012 is supposed to be better, similar to the 08 "E"), but I digress. I do know Ian (Brittania composites), and the Lynx is a great product.

Nonetheless, while I may go with a 3rd party lighting system at some point, I dont ride at night, and simply want to figure out why the stocker is shorting....

Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:44 AM   #6147
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The light on my 08E is MUCH better than that borrowed light from the RFS bikes they used between 09 and 11.

A couple aux LEDs and you're turning the night into day with low amp draw
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:32 AM   #6148
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For what its worth, if you run the headlight on main beam only (as opposed to dipped), they last 3 times as long. I have an orange lense protector fitted to my light, so I can get away with it, you may not. I have had as little as 2 weeks on the dipped before it blew. Its more a shit bulb spec than a poor light, although I have some conserns about the reflector as well. I'm converting mine to a Rally Raid UK fairing kit, so that's 1 less issue to deal with.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #6149
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My 09 R model had the 35w bulb. It blew out and i replaced with a 60w. Bad idea. Melted the housing. Now i use the trailtech X2 halogen. But the low beam was shit in that too. Replaced that bulb with a severe duty one and has been fine since.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:13 AM   #6150
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Hi Harty

I made this one for about 10 (bit of simple soldering) for my 2008e - cable tied near handlebars - still have to cycle ignition on and off though

Credit to this bloke..... http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/technical-...-selector.html

Cheers
I can't see the first photo. Do you have photo of the wire from the front to the switch under the seat?
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