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Old 12-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #6481
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Are you saying these are ready now?
Don't see them on their website yet.
Sounds like next couple weeks, just before Christmas.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:51 PM   #6482
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Most of us have used 2.2K ohm 1/4 watt resistor when disabling most any sensor/control. Seems to work well.
Thanks for the support !!.... Its much quicker to fit a resistor than wait for a plug-in cheat to arrive in the post and at about 1 to 2 cents for the resistor is just a tad cheaper too. There is an additional advantage that one is eliminating the plug which can be another possible future failure point..... say no morre says Monty Python.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #6483
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Call me lazy but I just bought a pre-made side stand switch and plugged it in.
I'm even more lazy ... I bought it, and I never installed it ...

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Old 12-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #6484
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Ho-hum it must be winter in USA/north..threads are becoming mundane..!!.... thought id follow some others in disabling the sidestand switch...( in a slow quest to reduce ? the ocasional flame-out when racing to a stop )
Another inmate suggested a 1K to 3K resistor to repace the hall switch putting this resisror between the pink and black wires [ there are 3 wires going to the switch pink, black and blue ].
I did a few tests to ceate some understanding and what we have is a blue wire that supplies a regulated 5 Volts from the ECU to power the switch [ the switch is a Hall device [ linear response to a magnet ] coupled internally to a Schimdt trigger level detector that provide a snap action . [ hope im not boring anyone ]. Anyway, at ignition switch on, 5V is sent to blue and without the Hall connected the pink wire also reads 5 Volts. With the Hall switch in place and activated [ stand up ] the pink wire is locked down to 2.50Volts. Black is the earth wire or at earth potential [ 0 ].. I did a few tests to establish the ( voltage ) effect of adding the first mentioned resistor ''cheat '' to ''pull down '' the pink wire to about 2.5 Volts .

3.3K gives 3.02 volts
2.7K gives 2.78 Volts
2.2K gives 2.52 Volts [ test resistors between black and pink ]
1.8K gives 2.27 volts
1.5K gives 2.06 Volts
1.0K gives 1.6 Volts

After all this bull we must conclude that probably the best resistor to use is 2.2k { 2200 ohms } ...a standard value and i used a 1 watt metal oxide type [ most stable ] [ fortunately i carry many of every resistor 1 ohm ...1 Meg ohm at home so its an easy test !! ]
So after all that #&*@# , simply cut wires to stand above connector near shock, solder in 2.2 K ohms between Pink and Black, heat shrink it, then isolate and heat shrink off the blue so it cant short....and Bobs your uncle ....
Thanks for your writeup - very thorough and informative - I enjoy learning from posts like this.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #6485
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its all happening at your place!!!!

Gorgeous bike - this is the 690 Adventure that KTM should have built.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #6486
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You are probably right. My tires never leave the pavement. I should have got a SM
Riding in the dirt is scary, I prefer pavement

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #6487
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Did we want to use 690rider.com for the wiki? I checked and ktm690.info is available.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:55 AM   #6488
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Did we want to use 690rider.com for the wiki? I checked and ktm690.info is available.
I'm offering .com for free but let everyone choose
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:22 PM   #6489
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well i had my first PITA on the 690 today,having a nice easy ride in mt mee,the 690 stalled with a loud "POP" and a PSHHHHHHH, the sound came from under the air box area,so i had a good look around only to find the rubber boot had came away (see pic) and also the airbox was pushed back towards the battery
bike is a 2012,with less than 2000ks with a akro slip on inc akro mapping.

1, so what would make this happen,
2, is there a fix for this,cos i dont want it to happen again (PITA)
3, has there been a recall for this
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #6490
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Rubber boot popping off

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HI ALL
well i had my first PITA on the 690 today,having a nice easy ride in mt mee,the 690 stalled with a loud "POP" and a PSHHHHHHH, the sound came from under the air box area,so i had a good look around only to find the rubber boot had came away (see pic) and also the airbox was pushed back towards the battery
bike is a 2012,with less than 2000ks with a akro slip on inc akro mapping.

1, so what would make this happen,
2, is there a fix for this,cos i dont want it to happen again (PITA)
3, has there been a recall for this
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You are not alone with this issue - Rally-Raid found this issue on a couple of 690Rs they were preparing for RTW travel and said they reported it to KTM. It sounded like some of the boots were "shorter" than specced Sorry I don't know if there is a factory TB on this issue. I will look around and see if I can find the RR article on this.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #6491
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So, with the added fuel capacity and associated weight, what springs are a good starting point to manage the new weight of the bike?

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #6492
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So, with the added fuel capacity and associated weight, what springs are a good starting point to manage the new weight of the bike?
It depends what you are doing with it. I am running the stock springs right now on the front of my 08. They are .52 i think?

On dirt it is good. I like that it is a bit soft because the washboard gets smoothed out nicely. I have to be careful when blowing airtime (see pic a few posts above) because i can bottom the forks out.

My old bike had .58 from superplush on the way to alaska. I later switched to .56 to soften up the front end. It was a bit to harsh but it also didn't dive under hard breaking.

What do I like better? I have gotten quite used to the stock springs and they way they react under breaking and offroad. Thats just my .02$ though.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:22 AM   #6493
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fits the eariler bikes too?

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #6494
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Are you saying these are ready now?
Don't see them on their website yet.
going into production as we speak

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #6495
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Good? How does this help the thread? What useful information did you share?
Probably about as much good as talking about Aprillia's and quoting the same pic over and over
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