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Old 02-09-2013, 04:24 AM   #7111
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Koso makes some nice stuff! Anything can be done..

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is it possible to add a tacho/rpm gauge to an R model?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:58 AM   #7112
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Thx for the heads up. I think I will give the lowering link a go just cause it is so cheap.
I have one available I'm taking off of the bike I just got. Pm me if you want it.

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #7113
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Koso makes some nice stuff! Anything can be done..

thanks i had a look , the seperate meters use a wire wrapped around a HT lead for the signal, no use on the 690 though.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #7114
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Man, this bike is sweet, but boy do I hate being 5"8. I might have to sell it or trade it for a different bike. Gonna try a link first.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #7115
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Man, this bike is sweet, but boy do I hate being 5"8. I might have to sell it or trade it for a different bike. Gonna try a link first.
Get Back Honkey Cat-

Getcha some riding boots sorta like these-they work for me.



Or a pair of laceup lumberjack boots like these


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Old 02-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #7116
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Getcha some riding boots sorta like these-they work for me.



Or a pair of laceup lumberjack boots like these


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Old 02-10-2013, 01:21 AM   #7117
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Interesting

I recently had some problems with mt 690. It would just die during a ride and no fault code ect, Wouldn't start, trailer it home and in a few hours it would be fine. Anyhow this happened a few times so I checked all the wiring, all good. Pulled the fuel pump and a small piece of foil had blockced the fuel pick up, would fall off when left to sit then suck it bck up again.
Anyhow a cheap fix.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:38 AM   #7118
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Man, this bike is sweet, but boy do I hate being 5"8. I might have to sell it or trade it for a different bike. Gonna try a link first.
It is all in your head :)












I just ordered koubalink 1" myself
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:00 AM   #7119
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Are they 690's?

Cool!
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:36 AM   #7120
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Does anybody know how much offset the 2012 690 Enduro models are running in the triple clamps? I think it was KTMmitch that posted it was increased from the previous 22-24mm, and axle clamp offset reduced, in order to gain more steering lock.

A guy on another forum wants to put on a set of full travel closed cartridge forks so he would probably have to switch to the older triples.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:33 AM   #7121
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Man, this bike is sweet, but boy do I hate being 5"8. I might have to sell it or trade it for a different bike. Gonna try a link first.

I'm 5'9" and a 1 inch Kouba link worked for me. I had to cut the sidestand, though. The only place I needed it lower was parking lots and foot dabbing in the city. I'm still tippy toe but no problem if I'm mindful. At least it's light enough to pull it back when she starts going over on me. I'd just step off my 950 and let her go.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:48 AM   #7122
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Pulled the fuel pump and a small piece of foil had blockced the fuel pick up, would fall off when left to sit then suck it bck up again.
Where do you think the foil came from? Part of the pump or....?????
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #7123
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I've spent all day giving my new Ginger some TLC. She be nekked and all in pieces.
I just pulled all my fuel tank inners. I expect to install a CACW pump tomorrow. Preventive. I noticed one of those plastic tubes was kinked. Is there any reason to leave all those lines vs replacing with hose? I guess they would less likely deteriorate.

Part of my plan was to relocate the fuel filter to the outside of the tank. Replace with metal one. Anybody got pics of where they relocated theirs? Did you just put it up where the present disconnect is?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:01 AM   #7124
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I just ordered koubalink 1" myself
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Are they 690's?

Cool!
450RRs. However, the angle that photo was taken at makes it all a bit deceptive, Riaan and Darryl are both average lads, neither is really small.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:14 AM   #7125
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i have a 690 coming to me in the next few days i read about the tank bolts and seen the offering from various vendors but the prices seen quite excessive.... for a few bolts.

Any reason why I cant just replace the originals wiith stronger bolts ?

i also believe the tank bushes are part of the problem, i heard some one makes replacements - who? or where on the tank are the bushes?
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