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Old 02-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #7171
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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?
I had my upper tank bolts kinda made for cheap. Ground off the threaded part ( that breaks) and had it drilled and tapped out then put in a new stronger threaded piece. So far so good and it only cost $20 to do both sides.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #7172
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I had my upper tank bolts kinda made for cheap. Ground off the threaded part ( that breaks) and had it drilled and tapped out then put in a new stronger threaded piece. So far so good and it only cost $20 to do both sides.
There are several ways to skin this cat....I bought hardened bolts and used a Delrin shoulder to replace my stock bolts....no problems at this point....I think it was a $10 fix.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #7173
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There are several ways to skin this cat....I bought hardened bolts and used a Delrin shoulder to replace my stock bolts....no problems at this point....I think it was a $10 fix.
Yes I did the same thing on the lower tank bolts also, easy fix. It was the upper ones that made me think of a cheaper (KLR) way to fix them lol.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #7174
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Really liking the RR EVO2 tanks, they sure do snug in very well!




The only issue I had with the install was mounting my upgraded Reg/Rect, I need to make a bracket to position it lower. My RR has plugs instead of leads, so the width is wider than the stock R/R that comes on the 690. Personally, I think it's in a better place for cooling anyway but it's also probably more prone to damage. I'll post pics when I get it sorted out!

The HDB Nav tower is great, love the simplicity and the dual Squadrons should provide plenty of light
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #7175
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I had my upper tank bolts kinda made for cheap. Ground off the threaded part ( that breaks) and had it drilled and tapped out then put in a new stronger threaded piece. So far so good and it only cost $20 to do both sides.
How did you remove the broken piece out of the frame? Drill and easy out or can you just thread it out to the inside with a pair of visegrips?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #7176
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Really liking the RR EVO2 tanks, they sure do snug in very well!




The only issue I had with the install was mounting my upgraded Reg/Rect, I need to make a bracket to position it lower. My RR has plugs instead of leads, so the width is wider than the stock R/R that comes on the 690. Personally, I think it's in a better place for cooling anyway but it's also probably more prone to damage. I'll post pics when I get it sorted out!

The HDB Nav tower is great, love the simplicity and the dual Squadrons should provide plenty of light
Can you put up a front shot of bike?

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #7177
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Can you put up a front shot of bike?

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Best I can do at the moment....

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:00 PM   #7178
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Thanks looks great. Might have to get one..
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #7179
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Very slick Aaron...
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #7180
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Very slick Aaron...
Thanks Bob! It's all coming together, the EFI is working very well. Slowly dialing in the tuning and it just keeps getting better. It should be pretty damn close to 70 hp at the rear wheel,when all is said and done. 12 ft lb gain in the mid range after the last dyno session. You can take it for a spin in Mexico if you want!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #7181
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How did you remove the broken piece out of the frame? Drill and easy out or can you just thread it out to the inside with a pair of visegrips?
I was lucky that there was enough thread left to get some vise grips on it from the inside. Also I notice in my friends driveway vs on the trail. I did the other side vs waiting for it to fail.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #7182
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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 a 2012 model much lower. I am 5"9 and still tippy toes, but easily doeable and does not bother me at all!!

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #7183
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Get a 2012 model much lower. I am 5"9 and still tippy toes, but easily doeable and does not bother me at all!!

Chris
I'm 5'8" too. I had Superplush Suspension (in CA, USA) respring, revalve, and lower the bike 1.5". The only disadvantage is that I have only 8.5" of travel now, but I don't ride the bike like I did with my KTM/Thumperracing 320 XCF-W.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #7184
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Trail Tech Voyager KTM 690 Install w/LFI

Destroyed my stock instrument cluster while on an enduro ride this weekend. Looks like the stock replacement is around $330. Also looking at the trail tech voyager as a possible replacement. Would save me about $50. Has anyone else put one of these on their 690 yet? It doesn't look like they make a model specific version, which would mean you would have to run separate leads for all of the monitoring and bypass the stock wiring harness. Not sure how I feel about that. Also, I'm guessing theres no low fuel indicator or Fault Indicator lamp access as well.

The FI I'm not as concerned about, but lack of LFI would be troubling. Anyone know if there's a way to rig a separate LFI lamp outside of the stock instrument cluster?

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #7185
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I see a lot of people changing the lower tank bolt (good idea) but not too many people changing the bushings themselves. My lower bushings were sloppy as all hell by the time I hit 3k miles so I replaced them with Delrin bushings that I purchased from "partmaker" in the vendor's forum here on ADV. Absolutely no slop in the 9k miles since!
This.

I went through a few sets on my 08 in the first 15k miles. Installed the Delrin ones from Partsmaker, and no issues for the 15k miles after that. I'll probably end up pulling them out of the 08, and installing in the 2012 at some point.
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