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Old 12-28-2012, 03:18 AM   #6676
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My 09 690R is a bit vibey, not excessive but enough to everytime i press the tach buttons they feel like vibrating alot and when pressing might skip one position like if pressed twice. at 60mph when looking at the mirror all i can see is a blur, and yes, the mirror is not loose!

On the handlebars it feels a bit too, not excessive to get the hands numb but still a bit more than i was expecting. I know it's a single cylinder engine, yet i was expecting it to be way less vibey. Bike was bought used, haven't noticed any significant change.

I know it's hard to compare but anyone has experienced a vibey 690 and cured/reduced the vibration? Tried a friends similar model and it felt smoother.

It's fitted with an Akro can and the grips are KTM gel ones, might change to foam when these get worn out.
I'm working at cutting down the vibrations in stages. I've replaced the grips with foam ones (helped a bit) and installed Vibranator inserts http://www.vibranator.com/ (also helped a bit). I have arthritis in my fingers and there's still enough vibes left to make me hurt after a day of riding. The next step is to try Rox Anti-vibration Risers, I'll let you know how they work when I get them.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:00 AM   #6677
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All the comments about vibration makes sense, however, if there has been a sudden change in viration levels, check the engine mounts.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:06 AM   #6678
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All the comments about vibration makes sense, however, if there has been a sudden change in viration levels, check the engine mounts.
No sudden change, but i'll give it a try.

Last ride a mate's 640Enduro lost one of the front caliper bolts and he earned a free take off over the bars... vibey SOB's.....
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:06 AM   #6679
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This was posted in the Garage Section under Favourite MacGuyver tricks by someone called Jeepsandbikes:

"to protect a wire that gets bent a lot , use the spring out of a old pen . twist it over the wire and volia .
this can be used for wires that rub , or cables for your phone /gps that get bent near the ends ."

Maybe something to try with the airbox sensor wiring issue?
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 AM   #6680
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[/QUOTE]GET THESE. If you order now, you should have them by April. Their customer service sucks, they take a while to get to you, but they are the only place to get them, and the grips are excellent.[/QUOTE]

You can get those grips at Cycle Gear too.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #6681
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GET THESE. If you order now, you should have them by April. Their customer service sucks, they take a while to get to you, but they are the only place to get them, and the grips are excellent.[/QUOTE]

You can get those grips at Cycle Gear too.[/QUOTE]

Yea, 714's aren't difficult to find. They are on every bike I own and usually order a couple pair at a time from motorcycle superstore to have on hand when changing bars.

As far as vibes and mirrors, I've found the Doubletake on FastFlexx bars work pretty well. Definitely more vibes on the enduro vs duke.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #6682
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As far as the grips are concerned GET THESE. If you order now, you should have them by April. Their customer service sucks, they take a while to get to you, but they are the only place to get them, and the grips are excellent.
Has anyone used these with grip heaters? I am curious if the added rubber would be to much insulation. I have been using my grip heaters a lot lately.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:52 PM   #6683
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Has anyone used these with grip heaters? I am curious if the added rubber would be to much insulation. I have been using my grip heaters a lot lately.
Yep, used these on the 950 with some I think Symtec and thought they were too thick and reduced the heat from the heaters. I swapped to normal Renthal and was a lot better.

Use heated gloves now though for the really cold weather.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #6684
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Yep, used these on the 950 with some I think Symtec and thought they were too thick and reduced the heat from the heaters. I swapped to normal Renthal and was a lot better.

Use heated gloves now though for the really cold weather.
What I needed to know. I just have regular moto grips with dual element heaters. I have to play the game "heated jacket, high beam or grips on high" so i don't overload the stater.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #6685
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Hey, thought these might interest some of you that need to stay warm on the bike.....

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/heated-gear

Say these at a supplier of mine and they look like a viable solution for those with not a lot of surplus stator power. A friend of mine has one and he raves about it. lasts 3 hours on the medium setting and 2 on the high setting. Could be a great first layer with a good coat over top and bring a few batteries with you. The 12v batteries are readily available at your favorite home center.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #6686
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Swap out to a HID headlight and a LED tail light and it's almost enough power savings to heat a vest. Think I'll stick with the wired vest.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #6687
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Swap out to a HID headlight and a LED tail light and it's almost enough power savings to heat a vest. Think I'll stick with the wired vest.
I'm running an LED tail and headlight but I think my LED headlight draws more than the stocker. It's certainly brighter
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #6688
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I'm running an LED tail and headlight but I think my LED headlight draws more than the stocker. It's certainly brighter
HID uses 27 watts and is much brighter then a 55 Watt standard headlight bulb.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #6689
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I'm running an LED tail and headlight but I think my LED headlight draws more than the stocker. It's certainly brighter
What LED's are you running on your bike for head lights??
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #6690
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What LED's are you running on your bike for head lights??
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