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Old 12-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #6481
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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   #6482
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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   #6483
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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   #6484
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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   #6485
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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   #6486
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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   #6487
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fits the eariler bikes too?

yes mate



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Old 12-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #6488
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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   #6489
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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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Old 12-09-2012, 03:32 AM   #6490
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going into production as we speak

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Are you getting the new Evo 2 kit then Loz and taking off your current RR fairing??
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:56 AM   #6491
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Ideas on stalling at temp?

This bike runs great as long as temps are down below 3/4. Keep it moving and no issues. But, when it warms up (not to pinned at max) it develops consistent stall and has on one occasion refused to start back up.

Replaced fuel filter 1k miles ago, looked good in there. Pump charging and starts right up when cold. Electrics seem fine, connections checked, tight and greased. 15 minute idle reset done a couple of times.

Thoughts on pinning this down before I start parts replacing?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:57 AM   #6492
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Need advice

Hi all. I want to use the Kriega Fork Seal Savers on my 2010 690 R but the plastic protector rings on the outer part of the fork leg have to come off. Has anyone done this and know how they come off? Just wanted to tap any expertise on the subject before I go and bung things up . Thanks very much.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:38 AM   #6493
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Hi all. I want to use the Kriega Fork Seal Savers on my 2010 690 R but the plastic protector rings on the outer part of the fork leg have to come off. Has anyone done this and know how they come off? Just wanted to tap any expertise on the subject before I go and bung things up . Thanks very much.
You can cut them if you don't want to keep them or you can drive them up with a hammer & large screwdriver to remove.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:45 AM   #6494
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You can cut them if you don't want to keep them or you can drive them up with a hammer & large screwdriver to remove.

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Thanks MrHix,
Any consequences in removing these. My 05 950 doesn't have these and I just am wondering how important they are?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:45 AM   #6495
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Probably about as much good as talking about Aprillia's and quoting the same pic over and over
You might be right. On the other hand, there are quite a few people here who LOVE their 690. I realize they have their issues.. but really, what bike doesn't?

It might be wrong, but like others I take comments like this personally.
"Excellent attempt KTM, but you shit the bed on waaaaaay too many issues to attempt to fix"
It does not add to the conversation because it is broad statement/opinion of a problem with the only solution getting a different bike. For many in the US, 660 tenere, African twin, ect are not an option so we make due. When KTM stopped the 640adv, this became the next best thing. (better in my opinion)

This thread helped me quite a lot when prepping my RTW bike. I would hope that others can pull the GOOD information out and not be turned off to the 690 by the negative comments like yours. So if you want help with your specific 690 issues .. just ask

If not, I hope you have fun with your African Twin. You will never see me post in the AT forum my opinion about if its any good or not. Cheers. ride safe.
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