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Old 12-12-2012, 01:23 PM   #6526
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When my 690 blew the headgasket last spring we had to stop at a random house and fill the radiators with water. The bike was burning water in a low performance water injection kind of way...bike still ran well amazingly. But when the water was running out the temperature gauge was pegged and it will start to flash as well as a warning light comes on. The bike ran fine right to that point but I was into service and shutting it off as fast as possible. I have not torn into the bike since to fix it other than to dump the remaining liquid out.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:27 AM   #6527
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Goodbye, Adios, Maa as-alaama

I just sold my 2010 690 R using the "bikes" section of the Flea Market. My advert resulted in a number of potential buyer leads with the sale eventually going to a fellow senior from Montana. Start to finish the process took 4 days. It truly is a big tent here.

Being 66 I am getting softer and softer preferring to do my desert exploring now in this (a 2013 Jeep Rubicon).

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After a lifetime of riding I think it is safe to say I have owned my last motorcycle.

Since I will not likely be posting here again I want to thank all of the members who provided a myriad of useful information and creative solutions/fixes for the 690. This site is the best and I wish all inmates a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Cheers,

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #6528
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Tom
Just a heads up...the Rubicon shares the same EFI system as the 690.









just kidding. Enjoy your new toy.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #6529
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Good Grief--Is The Rubicon The Same As The 690?

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Just a heads up...the Rubicon shares the same EFI system as the 690.









just kidding. Enjoy your new toy.

Seth,

I am now going down to the garage to see if the muffler has melted-off my left rear turn signal, then I am going to check to see if the radiator shrouds have pulled out of the radiator causing a leak, then I am going to see if the radiator fan is contacting the radiator eating holes in it, then I am going to see if I have the same fuel pump as the 690, then I am going to check the speedo to see if there is white powder in it indicating impending doom, then I will pull each injector and see if they are spraying, then I will sit on the drivers seat again and see if feels like a two-by-four wrapped in barbwire (if so I will quickly be on the phone to Jim Renazco), then I will sit and worry about what I have missed.

Just for a minute, before scrolling down, you had me going then I remembered that Chrysler makes Jeep and they are now owned by Fiat so I knew the FI unit had to be made by Fueleo Inzionne Especialle Superleggera Bertone Magnetti-Marelli, of Turin.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #6530
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Since I will not likely be posting here again I want to thank all of the members who provided a myriad of useful information and creative solutions/fixes for the 690. This site is the best and I wish all inmates a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Cheers,

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Well Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you as well. Have fun with the Jeep!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #6531
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Being 66 I am getting softer and softer preferring to do my desert exploring now in this (a 2013 Jeep Rubicon).
Nippy, I passed your point 6 years ago, so I know where you're coming from, but I'm keeping mine a bit longer, but not sure how much longer. I enjoyed your contributions to the 690 threads. Best of luck in the future.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #6532
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I was just looking at this in the OC:



and was wondering if anyone has installed one of these:




Morimoto Mini DS2 HID Projector in one of these:

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:43 PM   #6533
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Nippy,
Was just wondering where all that industrial velcro is on the jeep.....and did you wrap the headers in that mummy frayed tape?

Happy trails......


61 and still have 3 bikes....wanna ride until I really can't....
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #6534
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #6535
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #6536
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Morimoto Mini DS2 HID Projector in one of these:

I have installed the one of those aftermarket projectors into my stock 950 Light housing.

My concerns with putting it into the 690 light housing would be:

1. The overall depth of the 690 housing. The retrofit projector units don't look too long but, they are longer than you would think. I have my adjuster turned all the way up on my 950 to get the light level correct and the projector housing is less than a mm away from the front plastic. (you could cut out the back of the reflector to allow more room and epoxy mount the projector.)
2. Vibration resistance. I'm not too comfortable with the aftermarket projector install procedure to take it out and beat the crap out of it on a nasty trail. It might be ok on the 950 but, I beat the crap out of my 690 and don't think it will withstand the abuse. (you could use some epoxy and permanently mount it to the housing to solve this though.)
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #6537
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Mouais


Blew the fuel pump on the GMC pickup yesterday. That's one change. I was so used to blow pumps on the 690 ...

That truck blew that pump at 450,000 km and 14 years later however ...

$250 for the pump. Injectors are $89. GMC makes injectors and pumps that would fit a 690 ???

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #6538
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Just for a minute, before scrolling down, you had me going then I remembered that Chrysler makes Jeep and they are now owned by Fiat so I knew the FI unit had to be made by Fueleo Inzionne Especialle Superleggera Bertone Magnetti-Marelli, of Turin.
Don't even think of PMing me for any future help request about your Rubi FI just because I live in Turin...

Tom, we will miss you!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:50 AM   #6539
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enjoy your new adventure!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:17 AM   #6540
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Mouais

Blew the fuel pump on the GMC pickup yesterday. ..... I .... used to blow pumps on the 690 ...

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Paul...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUabDrfjATY




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