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Old 11-21-2012, 12:52 AM   #6331
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Other than that there shouldn't be too many differences.
Suspension travel 275 -> 250mm for 2010 to 2012 enduro R
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:55 AM   #6332
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That new filter cover (with the new oil pressure switch) means that you need an open-ended short filter so the filters from previous models are not compatible.

You can still use old type filters but then you have the annoyance of watching the oil pressure light glowing in the dash.
My dealer and I learned this the hard way. Replaced lots of parts searching for the reason for the low oil pressure light. Turned out the 2011 filters were installed at the first service. Correct 2012 filters solved it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:19 AM   #6333
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My dealer and I learned this the hard way. Replaced lots of parts searching for the reason for the low oil pressure light. Turned out the 2011 filters were installed at the first service. Correct 2012 filters solved it.
If the oil pressure sender is the same as the 690 rally bikes you may find the light will flicker/etc from time to time.The switch isnt very good quality and if mounted at 10am on the cover same as rallys will glow flicker when idling on side stand,was worried and checked oil pressure at oil filter housing reading was 55psi at idle with cold 10/60w motorex crosspower oil, what is the part no for a 2012 r filter?

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:42 AM   #6334
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If the oil pressure sender is the same as the 690 rally bikes you may find the light will flicker/etc from time to time.The switch isnt very good quality and if mounted at 10am on the cover same as rallys will glow flicker when idling on side stand,was worried and checked oil pressure at oil filter housing reading was 55psi at idle with cold 10/60w motorex crosspower oil, what is the part no for a 2012 r filter?
Part number for the filter is 75038046100.

The switch is located at the end of the pipe that starts from the filter cover (#31 in the picture).

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:58 AM   #6335
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Actually, 08 and 12 share the same instrument cluster/light (as well as other 690's). 09-11 Enduro R's use a setup off the exc's, small dash, rubber strap mounted smaller headlight.
Actually, outside US, non R Enduro has been produced and sold even in the "mid years"...
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:02 AM   #6336
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Part number for the filter is 75038046100.

The switch is located at the end of the pipe that starts from the filter cover (#31 in the picture).

Same filter as the rally replicia,wonder if the sender same part no,583 38 091 100?,be interested if the swich on the 2013 690 is a more reliable unit.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:09 AM   #6337
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I think this was touched on awhile back but couldn't find the answer.


With the bikes being so similar (the '12 vs all the previous years), and the change from 7.5 to 10K, would it be safe to ASSume that all years are safely capable of a 10K service interval?

Or are there some major/minor mechanical differences that I'm not understanding?


Always looking to be educated.....


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I would think so, but I'm far from an expert, so don't believe my word on it. I tend to service oil & filters every 5k km's on my '08, just to be sure (mixed track, offroad and street use).
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #6338
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HID Lights

I purchased Xentec HID's for my 690, which has the 990 Adventure headlight (Rally Raid Kit). The light worked fine until last Sunday, when I rode it at the local OHV park, and it stopped working. After checking the wires, bulb, and connecting the ballast to my truck HID's, I found the ballast had went bad. Have any of you had any issues with HID's? I'm thinking something may have been wrong with the ballast to begin with, as the box said it was "shockproof."

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #6339
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Ballasts do that LED is the future, most suppliers will replace ballast
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #6340
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Ballasts do that LED is the future, most suppliers will replace ballast
What brand of ballast would you recommend? Are you saying maybe I should try another Xentec?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:05 PM   #6341
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Sorry no help... I'm looking for a good ballast myself. HID's have much better color rendition than LED though some new smaller emitors such as the Nichia 219 are getting better. Of course LED's have less to break on them.

Mega lumens from the new hi power LED's certainly have the wow factor - can blind others (and you when you hit reflective objects) but they don't help you SEE better than a good HID in a reflector. That's the tension between those two right now. "Aweing" someone with a lights power and helping you see better are not the same thing; there's no replacement for a well thought out/designed reflector.

More light food for thought... it's really hard to beat a 50 watt, Hi CRI FX-7 Bi-Xenon projector for on the road lighting. What would be really awesome for you fabbing experts would be instead of having 2 swithes for hi/lo would be to have 3 for lo beam/hi beam/off-road only beam... actually 4 - have an "off" at the beginning. And it needs to be more durable.... maybe some kind of waterproof, rubber shock mounted holder for the ballast?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:41 PM   #6342
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Sorry no help... I'm looking for a good ballast myself. HID's have much better color rendition than LED though some new smaller emitors such as the Nichia 219 are getting better. Of course LED's have less to break on them.

Mega lumens from the new hi power LED's certainly have the wow factor - can blind others (and you when you hit reflective objects) but they don't help you SEE better than a good HID in a reflector. That's the tension between those two right now. "Aweing" someone with a lights power and helping you see better are not the same thing; there's no replacement for a well thought out/designed reflector.

More light food for thought... it's really hard to beat a 50 watt, Hi CRI FX-7 Bi-Xenon projector for on the road lighting. What would be really awesome for you fabbing experts would be instead of having 2 swithes for hi/lo would be to have 3 for lo beam/hi beam/off-road only beam... actually 4 - have an "off" at the beginning. And it needs to be more durable.... maybe some kind of waterproof, rubber shock mounted holder for the ballast?
Well I will debate your white LED's not being up to par with HID in CRI index.

In terms of your hid note though, Retro solution makes a multi watt mode ballast.


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Old 11-22-2012, 02:16 PM   #6343
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I have 2 90mm hella's. With roo lights slim line HID ballasts , ( light force copy ) excellent light out put , but as stated above
More failure points ,but no issues so far , my lights are set up. , off hi/lo. ( one lamp low beam both hi beam )
The only thing I don't like is start up time , where LED is instant .

Once I'm working again I,ll get a pair of baja squadrons set up the same way ,
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #6344
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I have 2 90mm hella's. With roo lights slim line HID ballasts , ( light force copy ) excellent light out put , but as stated above
More failure points ,but no issues so far , my lights are set up. , off hi/lo. ( one lamp low beam both hi beam )
The only thing I don't like is start up time , where LED is instant .

Once I'm working again I,ll get a pair of baja squadrons set up the same way ,
I love my squadrons, they work very well. For the record, I've used a 50w hid in my 8" desert light. The LED seems better to me, I like the light color better.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #6345
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I totally agree I find some hid hard to see they are bright but don't seem to light up the road. ( must be some sort of color blindness)
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