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Old 07-31-2013, 10:05 PM   #10021
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I prefer these they fold out of the way quickly and look less funky, good at speed.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-950-...folding-mirror
I've broken several sets of these KTM folding mirrors when the bike goes for a tumble or through thick brush. They break off at the base. I've switched like others here to the DoubleTake mirrors, and they have been bulletproof so far. Just installed a set on my 690.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #10022
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I've broken several sets of these KTM folding mirrors when the bike goes for a tumble or through thick brush. They break off at the base. I've switched like others here to the DoubleTake mirrors, and they have been bulletproof so far. Just installed a set on my 690.
I've also broken folding mirrors ...

And if they are sturdy, you can also damage other stuff on the bars in the process (depending on where they are attached to) ...

The beauty of the DoubleTake arrangement is the 3D flexibility - doesn't matter what angle they get knocked from ...

The short RAM mount is probably smarter than the long one, although the long one does work fine for me ...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:56 PM   #10023
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I'm using IE10, but have had the same results with Google Chrome.

Any ideas?
Have you tried Firefox?
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:08 AM   #10024
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I'm planning on picking up a rear wheel lift at cycle gear today.
What size is the thread for the spools on the swing arm?
Not sure if you got an answer yet, but just measured the spools I have on an 08 690SM. Also the same size for a 990SD.

M10x1.5. Thread length that goes into the swingarm is 16mm long for reference.

The spools I have are from RG-Racing.com. These look like the cheapest, or you could make your own:
http://www.amazon.com/Swingarm-Slide.../dp/B00BUL2E2K
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #10025
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Thanks for the part number for the sprocket. This brings up a problem I'm having that maybe you all can help me with. When I go to KTM-Parts and go to open the different catalogs, like sprockets, what happens is the image of all the sprockets will be there for literally a second, and then the page is blank. Doesn't matter which catalog I try to open-it's the same.

I'm using IE10, but have had the same results with Google Chrome.

Any ideas?

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:26 AM   #10026
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Not sure if you got an answer yet, but just measured the spools I have on an 08 690SM. Also the same size for a 990SD.

M10x1.5. Thread length that goes into the swingarm is 16mm long for reference.

The spools I have are from RG-Racing.com. These look like the cheapest, or you could make your own:
http://www.amazon.com/Swingarm-Slide.../dp/B00BUL2E2K
Thanks for the reply. I bought some 10 mm ones at cycle gear. Sure enough they were 1.25 pitch. I had to get some 10x1.5mm cap bolts at the hardware store.

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:20 AM   #10027
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Have you tried Firefox?
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Windows 8?
It's Win 7. Don't have Firefox loaded. Maybe I need to give that a try.

Tried my wife's pc, and had the same issue, though she is also Win 7 with IE 10 and we both use the same anti malware software. Usually if Vipre is stopping me from seeing something though, the screen is full of "Vipre boxes" and warnings. What I'm seeing is the header of the web page, but all of the contents just quickly appear and then disappear.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:50 AM   #10028
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I've also broken folding mirrors ...

And if they are sturdy, you can also damage other stuff on the bars in the process (depending on where they are attached to) ...

The beauty of the DoubleTake arrangement is the 3D flexibility - doesn't matter what angle they get knocked from ...

The short RAM mount is probably smarter than the long one, although the long one does work fine for me ...
They also have a couple other functions.

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #10029
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Tried my wife's pc, and had the same issue, though she is also Win 7 with IE 10 and we both use the same anti malware software.
If you're seeing the same issue on two different computers running the same anti-malware software, then that may be the problem. If both Chrome and IE10 are having problems then it's something unrelated to the browser afaict.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #10030
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New brakes & fluid, rear rotor, new chain and sprockets (14/48), new fork oil, new rockers (valves set to maximum clearance). Motor runs quiet like I never remember it ever running. Doesn't even sound like KTM.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #10031
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Thanks for the reply. I bought some 10 mm ones at cycle gear. Sure enough they were 1.25 pitch. I had to get some 10x1.5mm cap bolts at the hardware store.

Sent from outside my mind.
It sounds like the 1.25 pitch is for a kawi. Glad you got it figured out, easy fix!
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #10032
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New brakes & fluid, rear rotor, new chain and sprockets (14/48), new fork oil, new rockers (valves set to maximum clearance). Motor runs quiet like I never remember it ever running. Doesn't even sound like KTM.
Good to hear. My motor is about to get same treatment and possibly a new cam chain+tensioner to boot. Hope it cures the rattling noise some.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #10033
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Good to hear. My motor is about to get same treatment and possibly a new cam chain+tensioner to boot. Hope it cures the rattling noise some.
I replaced my camchain, guides and sprockets on my 2008 with 50,000km this winter. I did it when I updated the cam because the auto decompress was kuput. The camchain showed almost no wear. You might try the manual tensioner before going into the motor.

Apparently you can get the cam out without pulling the motor. I couldn't figure out how to do it. I've also heard you can get the cam chain out without pulling the cam. I haven't had to do this either. In any case, good luck. Post what you do/find.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #10034
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I replaced my camchain, guides and sprockets on my 2008 with 50,000km this winter. I did it when I updated the cam because the auto decompress was kuput. The camchain showed almost no wear. You might try the manual tensioner before going into the motor.

Apparently you can get the cam out without pulling the motor. I couldn't figure out how to do it. I've also heard you can get the cam chain out without pulling the cam. I haven't had to do this either. In any case, good luck. Post what you do/find.
Noah - thanks for the heads up. Motor needs to be opened up and a few things checked. Sounds luck a bucket of bolts rattling around after last trip. How often do you adjust/check the manual tensioner?
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #10035
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Noah - thanks for the heads up. Motor needs to be opened up and a few things checked. Sounds luck a bucket of bolts rattling around after last trip. How often do you adjust/check the manual tensioner?
When i remember

1/2 oilchange interval. loosen the nut.. start the bike.. turn the bolt by hand.. turn off the bike.. tighten the nut. works great. No more rattle on start up. and if you do ever hear a rattle, you know its not your auto tensioner taking a shit.
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