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Old 04-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #8266
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Are any of these ASV clutch lever's accommodating the clutch switch on the 690?
I take it you bike is the 2012+ model?
Mine does. I can start in gear with the lever pulled and find no lack in power...
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #8267
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I have had a lot of times to twiddle my thumbs and ponder life over the last couple of months. I have been enjoying the grindingly complex process of simply buying a house. Not sure its ever going to happen.

That said, The 690 is currently waiting patiently in its mobile garage next to the berg (back of my sprinter)...waiting for the new headgasket, suspension work, and likely a fairing kit. Thinking that the bike is going to go on to do some touring duty for a while though it may get tapped again in the future for another event.

things to do:

rebuild or swap suspension
Install RR fairing kit, LED headlights.
Change out head gasket and pray nothing is cracked..worse case something is damaged and a big bore kit is called for
euro plate holder.

Would like to go ride the new trans canada route. we will see.

Your exhaust seems to running a bit hot. I guess its an FMF and a few seem to have this problem.

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:23 PM   #8268
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What do you mean by "pip?" This?


yes,thats it
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:38 PM   #8269
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Not recommended: foot brake lever upgrade

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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If anything upgrade the foot brake lever, it's made of butter.

Here is mine after barely clipping a loose rock:
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:28 AM   #8270
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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.

-fabless
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:40 AM   #8271
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Your exhaust seems to running a bit hot. I guess its an FMF and a few seem to have this problem.

sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
I was thinking the same thing - either it's super lean and needs a re-map or the packing needs to be replaced.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #8272
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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?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:46 AM   #8273
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Can you post a pic up here? I'm interested to see how it's different...
Here's what I sent




Here is the email response from ASV:

From: "Jason Gilbert" <jason@asvinventions.com>
Date: April 16, 2013, 3:58:11 PM EDT
To:
Subject: RE: 2013 ktm 690 levers

Don't make a clutch lever for that yet and that has the Brembo MX brake
lever on it. Very happy you sent me these, thank you.

$50 F1 lever - BLF13, $70 F3 lever - BHF32, $100 C6 lever - BDC603

These are your options for the brake lever.

Thank you,

Jason Gilbert - Sales jason@asvinventions.com
877-278-7000 x 108
714-330-2446 (cell)
714-861-1408 (fax)

ASV Inventions
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Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #8274
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Lee...
Nice garage, too!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #8275
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Oh, wow, that is quite different. Thanks...
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #8276
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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   #8277
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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.





Lee...

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   #8278
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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   #8279
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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   #8280
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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.

-Fabless
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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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