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Old 04-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #8296
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Which steering dampers do people find work best with the 690?

Is the Scott/Ohlin version from RR as good as any other?
Better IMHO.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #8297
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Not a big deal to you guys probably but kind of a milestone for me. Finally got tired of waiting for some upgrade parts to come in, so I buttoned her back up and did my first throttle check and 15 minute idle reset. Made a little smoke, bit of an odor on the brand new Wings exhaust, worked up the temps to two bars from the top, but otherwise idled nicely throughout. Too late at night in the suburbs to take her out tonight, but tomorrow after work is a whole 'nother thing! Again, many thanks to all who take the time to share their expertise.





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What turn signals do you have? I just installed the wings and melted my stock one. Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:49 AM   #8298
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Scholz: Try this site: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/71/984/42267/ITEM/BikeMaster-Universal-Mini-Stalk-Turn-Signal.aspx

They are inexpensive, two wire signals and bolt right up. Literally, if you Google "small turn signals motorcycles" you will see a host of options for small turn signals. I just liked the looks of these.



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Old 04-17-2013, 08:17 AM   #8299
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If you plan on doing offroad, you'll probably want turn signals that don't break.

http://www.extremedualsport.com/Prod...8/Default.aspx
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #8300
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I would strongly discourage upgrading the foot brake lever. The aftermarket billet brake lever merely transmits force back to the next weakest link in the chain, i.e. the brake lever bolt, which is not particularly strong and will likely snap right off the first time you fall on anything rocky.

A safety wire is a better solution; considerably cheaper as well.

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The stock one broke just looking at it! I have snagged/hit/pivoted the bike on the cleanspeed pedal hundreds if not thousands of times now with no ill effects since I installed it (3 years ago) and I wholeheartedly recommend it (or the RallyRaid version) to anyone who rides more than street.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:29 AM   #8301
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Yup, I had a brake snake on this one too, did not help much. Coiled up like a viper

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #8302
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Bought a couple of sets of those turn signals when the OEM ones on my Duke simply broke off under plain vanilla riding conditions (they were pretty old, but there weren't all that many miles on the bike). Since they are small, they stay pretty much out of the way and since they are cheap (less that $20 a set), even if they break they aren't that expensive to replace.


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Old 04-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #8303
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What's the big deal....you can likely buff that out
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:02 PM   #8304
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Yup, I had a brake snake on this one too, did not help much. Coiled up like a viper

Well, you didn't break the brake lever pivot bolt now did ya?
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #8305
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need some combined thoughts.. went for a ride this morning and after about 5 mins in traffic the bike stalled - fan was running. and 5 bars. it would not idle and i had to keep the revs up to keep engine alive.

i went to the shop for 15 mins and the bike started after but died again.

i had about 3 litres fuel so decided to fill up anyway, again died. i reved the hell ouf of it for about 10 secs, again died, then it ppeared to be well and nothing further happened. i hammered it on the highway anyway.

1 time when it died i saw the dash unit flicker 2 or 3 times but the clock and trip meter stayed current so doubt its power loss.

I had to charge the battery last week as it was flat but since then all has been fine.


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Old 04-17-2013, 04:38 PM   #8306
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Question TPS sensor

I had a throttle position sensor fail. Caused intermittent issue's similar to that. Dealer told me they are very sensitive to water and if you use a pressure washer it can cause them issue's.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #8307
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Doesn't look like anything a little JB Weld can't fix. Seriously, given the choice I'd rather face this than a broken bolt on the trail.

I snapped two brake bolts before giving up on the billet crap (Cleanspeed). And I didn't do that riding street.

I like the trials rear by the way. They work well for me, though I've had a knob tear out and I get < 3000km per.

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The stock one broke just looking at it! I have snagged/hit/pivoted the bike on the cleanspeed pedal hundreds if not thousands of times now with no ill effects since I installed it (3 years ago) and I wholeheartedly recommend it (or the RallyRaid version) to anyone who rides more than street.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:19 PM   #8308
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I like the trials rear by the way. They work well for me, though I've had a knob tear out and I get < 3000km per.
What is that rear tyre?

What sort of pressure do you run in it?
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #8309
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Pirelli MT43 ?????

If so, I have had one on my 450 for past two seasons and love it....no need for knobbies for trails now...not so good on sandy or muddy downhills, but so much better everywhere else the trade-off is worth it to me....high sidewall but a weak sidewall....might want a rimlock for low pressures...lasts a looooooong time

Oh....it's DOT too.


WAY better than yer grandpa's trials tires....a new generation.

It might change your riding style on tight single track corners as it is glued to the dirt and doesn't spin out as readily.

Good ol' boy likes it : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryolSkBuLvI

Some comments: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398746

Review: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/392/19...re-Review.aspx
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:27 PM   #8310
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Pirelli MT43 ?????

If so, I have had one on my 450 for past two seasons and love it....no need for knobbies for trails now...not so good on sandy or muddy downhills, but so much better everywhere else the trade-off is worth it to me....high sidewall but a weak sidewall....might want a rimlock for low pressures...lasts a looooooong time

Oh....it's DOT too.


WAY better than yer grandpa's trials tires....a new generation.

It might change your riding style on tight single track corners as it is glued to the dirt and doesn't spin out as readily.

Good ol' boy likes it : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryolSkBuLvI

Some comments: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398746

Review: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/392/19...re-Review.aspx
How does it handle at speed on open dirt roads?

Do those little knobs get torn off during the transport legs?

Presumably you spend a bit of time modifying pressures in different terrain?
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