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Old 03-23-2014, 06:08 PM   #796
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Had a blast today 108mile down and back. About 80 of it on the freeway and on the street I have no complaints from this bike. Off road I need to find some settings that make this bike go over some the terrain a little smoother. But like the mt21 tires and the throttle is awesome. But anyone notice engine runs a lot with the fan on on slower speeds?
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:09 PM   #797
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:12 PM   #798
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Had a blast today 108mile down and back. About 80 of it on the freeway and on the street I have no complaints from this bike. Off road I need to find some settings that make this bike go over some the terrain a little smoother. But like the mt21 tires and the throttle is awesome. But anyone notice engine runs a lot with the fan on on slower speeds?
My buddy has noticed that with his. No boil overs yet.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:13 PM   #799
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But anyone notice engine runs a lot with the fan on on slower speeds?
It's not bad compared to my 950Adventure . 2012's and up run a little hotter due to the higher displacment but the only time I've had overheating issues was towing a bike through deep sandwash for about four miles. Trails going up the mountains have never caused overheating issues even when crawling at 5mph.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:22 PM   #800
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Oh and the handlebar vibes smoothed out after about 4,000 miles or so for me. They're barely there now at 8,500 miles and it's probably just the knobbies.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:07 PM   #801
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Love mine. Have 500 miles on it now. Only thing it could use is maybe renazco seat and Scott's dampner,.



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Old 03-23-2014, 08:18 PM   #802
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Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

Awesome ride with the boys today 230miles of 1/2 dirt 1/2 mountain twisty pavement. Rear break pedal sucks. Totally twisted it like gum on an easy get off. Now I'm scrambling to find a new before Death Valley this week. Anybody know if the 14 rear brake pedal is the same as 12 and 13?
My adventure spec case savers paid for themselves.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:29 PM   #803
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Had a blast today 108mile down and back. About 80 of it on the freeway and on the street I have no complaints from this bike. Off road I need to find some settings that make this bike go over some the terrain a little smoother. But like the mt21 tires and the throttle is awesome. But anyone notice engine runs a lot with the fan on on slower speeds?
Soften the suspension with the clickers, change the coolant to Engine Ice, and change the fan temp switch to the lower temp switch. It will start cooling earlier with the switch and the new coolant will have it running cooler unless you are stuck in traffic.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #804
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Bike prep, fresh canvas!

Started out with this. Lots of goodness here.


This list included:
ADVSpec engine skid plate
CJ Fuel Cap
RallyRaid Luggage Rack
Garmin Montana GPS
Rally Raid Front Sprocket Guard
HDB Guards
Battery Tender cable
Double Take Mirrors
Scotts Damper and anti-vibration bar mount
Rally Raid Radiator Guards

Also installed a Agri tool tube holder behind the right side of the RR rear luggage rack...this holds a 1L MSR bottle full of spare gasoline.

Installing the Scotts steering damper:


Installing HDB guards:


Installing RR rear rack:


And finished with this! Ready for a weekend in Death Valley in one week.





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Old 03-24-2014, 12:40 AM   #805
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Awesome ride with the boys today 230miles of 1/2 dirt 1/2 mountain twisty pavement. Rear break pedal sucks. Totally twisted it like gum on an easy get off. Now I'm scrambling to find a new before Death Valley this week. Anybody know if the 14 rear brake pedal is the same as 12 and 13?
My adventure spec case savers paid for themselves.
How are those case savers mounted? Glue?
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:26 AM   #806
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How are those case savers mounted? Glue?
High temperature silicone.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:45 AM   #807
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Be sure to keep an eye on your rear brake lever. Mine fell off yesterday. Have less then 200 miles on the bike. I'm pretty sure I have read others with same issue. Had no rear brakes for the second half of my ride.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:53 AM   #808
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High temperature silicone.

I used copper rtv high temp silicone. If I didn't have these on I would have been dumping oil.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:31 AM   #809
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I'd put a dab of blue loctite on the swingarm screw when you take the right footpeg mount off to re-screw or replace in the rear brake lever. I torqued my swingarm nut to spec after installing the RR billet lever, and the right hand swingarm screw loosened and fell out at some point . Noticed my bike was handling a little funny on a ride down to a tech day at a friends place. I look up at the bike while changing a tire and yeah, no right side screw in the swingarm and the swingarm bolt was working itself out the left side of the bike!


No issues since using a small dab of loctite on the replacement bolt though.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:42 AM   #810
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I used copper rtv high temp silicone. If I didn't have these on I would have been dumping oil.
Can these covers ever be taken off or once applied properly are they permanent?
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