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Old 05-05-2014, 12:44 PM   #15856
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So who was it that was responsible for the excess oil in the filter?

Alright let's move on. Forget I posted
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:56 PM   #15857
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Alright let's move on. Forget I posted
Sorry, was just teasing you because I wasn't sure how an air filter could be revolutionary different than other bikes. You are correct in that it hangs down instead of being stretched over the airbox. However, my 09 FE450 husaberg sometimes puddles some oil under the filter if the filter is new or a little too oiled. Not the end of the world and I wouldnt worry too much about it unless your airbox is filling with oil.

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Old 05-05-2014, 12:59 PM   #15858
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Sorry, was just teasing you because I wasn't sure how an air filter could be revolutionary different than other bikes. You are correct in that it hangs down instead of being stretched over the airbox. However, my 09 FE450 husaberg sometimes puddles some oil under the filter if the filter is new or a little too oiled. Not the end of the world and I wouldnt worry too much about it unless your airbox is filling with oil.




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Old 05-05-2014, 01:29 PM   #15859
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So who was it that was responsible for the excess oil in the filter?
I've seen them new on shelves in dealers leaking oil on the floor straight from the packaging.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:34 PM   #15860
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So I went to clean the uni air filter this weekend and when lifted out of the air box I noticed a small puddle of filter oil below it.
I've got some Ipone Air Filter Oil that comes in a spray and is as sticky as a sticky thing. That stuff will never drip, you could paper walls with it.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #15861
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Has anyone recently ordered a CA Cycleworks fuel pump, for a newer 690? I have a 2014.

When I go to the site, I see this: http://ca-cycleworks.com/products/fu...bs/fp-hus-5680
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3b. If a 4 bolt square flange plate:
- Hose Length of your choice:
-6.5" with 8mm ends
-8" with 5/16"on pump side & 1/4" on filter side or
- 4" with 5/16" ends
What hose length would I need? Or could I just order longer and trim to fit? I have not yet pulled anything from my stock tank/pump so I haven't seen what I have inside my tank.

Or maybe it is best to select the "just send me everything" option on the drop down menu for just $15 more.

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Old 05-05-2014, 03:47 PM   #15862
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I recently saw a new 690 and noticed how the turn sigs are mounted in a differentl location-on a metal mount instead of the headlight housing. Presents an interesting opportunity, with some creative modifications to create a mount that would support the sigs and an offroad or running light. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:51 PM   #15863
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I recently saw a new 690 and noticed how the turn sigs are mounted in a differentl location-on a metal mount instead of the headlight housing. Presents an interesting opportunity, with some creative modifications to create a mount that would support the sigs and an offroad or running light. Any thoughts?
Yep, BigDog did just that and inspired me to mount my ADVMonster Model 60's like this. Just cut some slots and holes into 1/8" thick 1"x1" angle aluminum, but will probably upgrade to 1/8" thick SS bar (1" wide). Hole to mount light, and slot to slip in between the nut and the factory stalk mount.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:58 PM   #15864
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Cool. It was towards the front of the air box in one of the little dips. Towards the intake in the back it was dry. It seems most of the dirt and air was being sucked through the front square of the filter. The back square was clean.
This is standard (that dirt is in front section of filter more than rear section [ round or square foam filter]).

A bit of oil is too (over saturation).

I used No Toil treatment for foam filters a few years ago and ziplock-bagged an extra filter after letting the filter "gas-off" for about 1/2 hour. When I went to use the filter, it had delaminated on every glued joint (450 two layer foam filter)....wrecked the filter.

So............let it breathe before you smother it in a baggie.....the solvents can ruin adhesives
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:02 PM   #15865
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Fuel light comes on with Ama's map around 120 to 130 miles on a tank and it takes about 2.2 to 2.5 gals to fill her back up which clocks in at around 52ish mpg's. I'd bet you're close to seeing that fuel light D2B. Let us know how far you go.

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Here's how things played out yesterday-
Fill-up was at 130 miles no Fuel light yet. It took 2.54 gallons. It was mostly very fast dirt roads.

The next 150 miles was much more technical. We made it up into tight trees and even lost the 2-track a few times. My Ginger tossed me to the ground 3 times. The temp was at full bars and fan running for about 50 miles worth of that. I got the bike to pop quite a bit while that hot. To be expected. I even had one flame out. Totally by surprise. I hit a big G-out and the bike just went dark. I looked and the kill switch was on ok. I just came to a stop then restarted. ( That was before getting the bike hot)
The Low Fuel light came on right at 120 miles. I opened up the petcock from the Safari tank and kept on riding. The light of course cleared.

I took a quick look at the pod air filter. Seems to be pretty clean. Some sagebrush debris from the drops. Not much dust on the outer filter.


One thing I learned from the ride. This bike is not near as nimble as my 525. I just have to be careful where I take her.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:46 PM   #15866
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Noticed some grease snot by my countershaft and on the skid plate on my 09 690. Took the counter shaft cover off and the big nut was loose, threw sime loctite on it and torqued it up. Do you guys think i need to replace counter shaft seal? How hard is it?
Anyone?
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:05 AM   #15867
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Anyone?
Both my Triumph and KTM have a build-up under the sprocket guard. So unless you see an oil drip, I'd say it was chain lube and dirt. Scrape it off and don't worry about it. One thing to help minimize it is to oil/wax the chain just after a ride, rather than just before.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:10 AM   #15868
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Doubt it's a leak. You would have oil all over. Not sure why you need loctite on the counter shaft nut.... There should be a splined washer behind the nut that you bend into the flat spot on the nut.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:25 AM   #15869
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...There should be a splined washer behind the nut that you bend into the flat spot on the nut.
Good point: (obviously not a 690, but this should give you the idea...)
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:09 AM   #15870
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When my countershaft was leaking, I could see lines from the shaft out on the sprocket. Otherwise, the inside of your sprocket is basically dry.

*this image was pulled from then internet and it is not a 690. Use at your own risk *
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