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Old 04-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #8461
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Busted the rear brake lever today, replacement suggestions?
I just put a Clean Speed Eng pedal on my '12. Nice & sturdy and a good fit. Looks similar to the RR, but less $$$.

http://www.cleanspeedeng.com/Brake%20Pedal.htm

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Old 04-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #8462
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Does anybody use this KTM 690 tankbag:

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-smc-tank-bag

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #8463
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Does anybody use this KTM 690 tankbag:

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-smc-tank-bag

I used it for a while every day, for tools and everything else. I've since built a tray where the airbox used to be and mounted a drybox for my tools and now wear a Kriega R25 for everything else... Just didn't like the tankbag on the bike ALL the time, but it works great for long trips, etc...

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Old 04-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #8464
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This new headlight should fit the 690.

A bit pricey but looks very cool.

Can't find any other info besides the videos.

Enduro-Tech LED Hi/Low (4500/1800 lumen)

http://youtu.be/jWQkFKjN2LY

http://youtu.be/IlCYtaAadgY




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Old 04-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #8465
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Dead speedometer issue resolved

Similar to what Uller mentioned a few pages back.

Just in front of the top right tank bolt is a ground wire that bolts to the frame. I should have checked that early on but it looked OK. Anyway I traced a brown/purple wire from a speedo connection all the way back to that ground. I took the insulation off that ground and discovered there were three small wires and one bigger wire all crimped to the connector. No solder. Just crimped. One of those small wires was broken and another was almost broken. I soldered, waterproofed, and strengthened that connection and the speedometer works! So if your speedometer stops working, check that connection first. I wish I had!
BTW I took the sleeving off a good bit of the wiring loom from the fuse box all the way to the ignition and all those wires looked like new. It was a major pain re wrapping all that stuff.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #8466
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That light does look cool... I have thus far been unable to really do any nighttime riding with the baja designs light(which is now on a smart dimmer).
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #8467
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690 Graphics to buy

Any tips for nice 690 graphics? more interested in any US on-line stores.
Thank you.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:32 AM   #8468
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I used it for a while every day, for tools and everything else. I've since built a tray where the airbox used to be and mounted a drybox for my tools and now wear a Kriega R25 for everything else... Just didn't like the tankbag on the bike ALL the time, but it works great for long trips, etc...

That looks like a different bag...bigger,that looks like the bag I had on my 950.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #8469
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Dumb question of the day

So I've got a '13 with 500 miles. Almost all of those miles off road. I had to ride the bike to a charity event this morning. This morning was almost all interstate. So I needed to pass a truck this morning...I opened up the throttle at 60ish. Immediately the revs come up to 7k plus, but not the power? I can't possibly need a clutch already? I tried in all gears, and it seemed to be a repeatable problem in every gear. Smooth roll on the gas, and no issue. Hammer the throttle, and for a small period of time, between 5k and 8k I'm just making noise? Any ideas?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #8470
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That's the bigger back alright. I have that one for my 640 adv.



Good bag this one.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:58 AM   #8471
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So I've got a '13 with 500 miles. Almost all of those miles off road. I had to ride the bike to a charity event this morning. This morning was almost all interstate. So I needed to pass a truck this morning...I opened up the throttle at 60ish. Immediately the revs come up to 7k plus, but not the power? I can't possibly need a clutch already? I tried in all gears, and it seemed to be a repeatable problem in every gear. Smooth roll on the gas, and no issue. Hammer the throttle, and for a small period of time, between 5k and 8k I'm just making noise? Any ideas?
Have you checked your clutch fluid reservoir? The fluid level rises as the clutch wears so you could take a peek to see that it's not overfilled. The fluid level should be 4 mm below the top.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #8472
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I just put a Clean Speed Eng pedal on my '12. Nice & sturdy and a good fit. Looks similar to the RR, but less $$$.
I worry about these high strength brake pedals, I have broken the stock pedal at least 2x (maybe more, I can't remember), and the G-it side guard has prevented the pedal from piercing the engine cover, but if the pedal could not bend I wonder what damage could be done to the frame pedal mount point. I still prefer the cheap OEM replacement pedal than an unbreakable pedal that creates a risk with the frame, so I just carry a spare brake and clutch pedals on my longer trips (the spare clutch pedal proved useful for a friend recently).
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #8473
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Any tips for nice 690 graphics? more interested in any US on-line stores.
Thank you.
David
http://www.ridepg.com/ is pretty good. i dont think they have full kits, but you can email them. they did my number plate, fork and fork protector decal:


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Old 04-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #8474
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http://www.ridepg.com/ is pretty good. i dont think they have full kits, but you can email them. they did my number plate, fork and fork protector decal:

Thanks, I've google it found this one in Germany, looks pretty cool.
http://www.race-styles.com/en/show_s...rttype=asc&nr=
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #8475
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I worry about these high strength brake pedals, I have broken the stock pedal at least 2x (maybe more, I can't remember), and the G-it side guard has prevented the pedal from piercing the engine cover, but if the pedal could not bend I wonder what damage could be done to the frame pedal mount point. I still prefer the cheap OEM replacement pedal than an unbreakable pedal that creates a risk with the frame, so I just carry a spare brake and clutch pedals on my longer trips (the spare clutch pedal proved useful for a friend recently).
I'm not sure how to say it nicely, your logic sucks. A stock pedal cost's ~$129 while the stock footpeg bracket cost's ~$132. The footpeg bracket is WAY less likely to get fubared compared to the stock pedal so just put on the stronger pedal and break less often... even if you did damage the footpeg bracket, it would be less frequently (never) so no matter how you slice it going with the stronger pedal (after ruining the stocker) will come out cheaper in the end. Much cheaper and less frustrating than buying a couple stockers every season! If you were that worried about it, you could Heli-coil the female threads on the frame bracket side and use a grade 8 (or F9-11) bolt there too, I wonder what the weak link would be then?

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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.
Maybe I should install weaker handlebars so that I don't break my bar mounts again? Then I could just carry spare low quality parts with me? Not likely.
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