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Old 03-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #2131
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Are you sure you don't have your description backwards? usually, the LED flasher relays only have 2 leads.

LED Turn Signal Relay Wiring Problem:


My information is correct....still looking for solutions:

Flasher relay has 3 wires coming off it (aftermarket part that is a relay for LED flashers for 12 volt system....maybe the wrong relay??? but is the one the catalogue said was the correct one)....stock wiring coming off wiring loom behind headlight has only 2 wires....
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #2132
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LED Turn Signal Relay Wiring Problem:


My information is correct....still looking for solutions:

Flasher relay has 3 wires coming off it (aftermarket part that is a relay for LED flashers for 12 volt system....maybe the wrong relay??? but is the one the catalogue said was the correct one)....stock wiring coming off wiring loom behind headlight has only 2 wires....

There are different types of flashers. You need a two pin. That is something the dealer should know and stock! I agree with Mudguts, be afraid of that dealer.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #2133
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You talking about damp pavement? Or damp grass??

I'm headed to Moab in a few weeks and need fresh rubber that will take the abuse of around 1000 miles off road or more!!

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I had a wakeup call with the MT21's this past fall. Brand new rubber wouldn't get up the damp slope in my folks back yard. Won't do that again, Dad was pissed.
There has to be an all-rounder that can get more than 1500 miles. Along with my 1500 mile oil change schedule, it gets expensive.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #2134
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There are different types of flashers. You need a two pin. That is something the dealer should know and stock! I agree with Mudguts, be afraid of that dealer.
Not quite true. I just installed a dr. Enduro led flasher on my bike. One lead goes to hot, one goes to load (switch) and the 3rd goes to ground. Works great with any bulb... led or stock.

The stock flasher only has a hot and load.. it works off current, that's why it won't run leds.. not enough current.

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This is how mine is connected.
Red lead-> black/orange (load)
Yellow lead-> blue/yellow (battery)
Black-> ground
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #2135
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I have mail-ordered a two-pin relay....Thanks for all your help....

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #2136
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I have mail-ordered a two-pin relay....Thanks for all your help....

Sorry you didn't get the correct info soon enough.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #2137
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I like the MotoZ Dessert HT for some pavement, dirt road, 2 track, and some light trail. Longest lasting offroad oriented tire I've put on the 690 yet. The MT90 lasted much longer, but they are useless in anything remotely slippery.
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I've tried Karoos, MT21s, a 908 (? it had a tread like a Chevy bowtie), Pirelli MX Extra, the MotoZ HT and MotoZ X-circuit. The HT Desert lasts the longest and still hooks up in gravel/hard-pack/road/rain/loam. It's a passable mud tire, but Georgia clay is a whole different animal.

Everything else wore out so quickly that I don't care if it works. I still haven't tried a 70/30 road/street tire, and I may try that route or a trials tire just for grins.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #2138
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Mefo rear tire for wear

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I've tried Karoos, MT21s, a 908 (? it had a tread like a Chevy bowtie), Pirelli MX Extra, the MotoZ HT and MotoZ X-circuit. The HT Desert lasts the longest and still hooks up in gravel/hard-pack/road/rain/loam. It's a passable mud tire, but Georgia clay is a whole different animal.

Everything else wore out so quickly that I don't care if it works. I still haven't tried a 70/30 road/street tire, and I may try that route or a trials tire just for grins.
For longevity, you may want to try a Mefo rear with whatever front you favor. You are probably a more aggressive rider than me, but I did the 2010 AK 5000 on Mefos and I made the whole trip on one set! Maybe 6500 miles by the time I got back to the truck in Seattle from the finish in Anchorage. Not so in 2006 on the same bike with TKC's. That time I changed the rear under 3k and the front about 5500 barely. I mean it was a maypop! Changed it in a parking lot mid-day.

In the 2010 Alcan, only about 1k miles of the whole trip was dirt, but a lot of that was mud. Big mud followed by the tacky sweet stuff. Miles upon miles of it.

The rear Mefo was great in the mud and it lasted. The front Mefo was most terrible in the mud. It barely tracked at any speed...

Once I burn through the TKC's on my 690, I will try a Mefo rear and maybe a MT63 up front. As a package, I think that pairing might have all around value.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #2139
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Greetings WUNDERKINDER...
A few psuedo-random questions....

Do you think I need a radiator protector with the aftermarket tank kit?
The RR tanks go around the radiator so it may be ok without one.
There's a compatible rad protector on the RR site (but not the ktmtwins site).
http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...uard-protector




Does the Flatland skid plate cover the rear brake master cylinder?
Otherwise I'll buy that Touratech guard.

Ok...now where do I find a sticker kit for the 690? It seems like they all stop at the 530.
I like the black and white ones...kinda like zebra stripes....looks kewl.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #2140
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Greetings WUNDERKINDER...
A few psuedo-random questions....


Does the Flatland skid plate cover the rear brake master cylinder?
Otherwise I'll buy that Touratech guard.

Ok...now where do I find a sticker kit for the 690? It seems like they all stop at the 530.
I like the black and white ones...kinda like zebra stripes....looks kewl.
Nope.


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Old 03-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #2141
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TIRES: I am a BIG fan of MotoZ Desert .....4600 kms w/ a quarter tread left on rear....mixed conditions....was good in Baja, good on pavement, and everything in between in BC. Way better than MT21.....Heidenau 60 is good for less dirt oriented long-lasting tire.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #2142
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Greetings WUNDERKINDER...
A few psuedo-random questions....

Do you think I need a radiator protector with the aftermarket tank kit?
The RR tanks go around the radiator so it may be ok without one.
There's a compatible rad protector on the RR site (but not the ktmtwins site).
http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...uard-protector




Does the Flatland skid plate cover the rear brake master cylinder?
Otherwise I'll buy that Touratech guard.

Ok...now where do I find a sticker kit for the 690? It seems like they all stop at the 530.
I like the black and white ones...kinda like zebra stripes....looks kewl.
The rally-raid tanks protect the radiator well enough for me. The issue is what protects the Rally-Raid tanks? Problem is the lower front corner touches down first making it a point of wear. I'm worried that if I skate sideways down a gravel road or happen to smack down on a rock, that corner of the tank will grind through in no time. I wish there was a reinforcement piece available. one of my tanks has a corner worn about halfway through from God knows what. I'm pretty hard on the equipment. As in falls over a lot
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #2143
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Greetings WUNDERKINDER...
A few psuedo-random questions....

Do you think I need a radiator protector with the aftermarket tank kit?
The RR tanks go around the radiator so it may be ok without one.

RR tanks don't protect the rad enough. I know because I took my ktm gaurd off and tipped over the bike and funked the rad. The ktm gaurd is ok but doesn't work very well with the rr tanks. And grinding is needed for the rr fairing kit. I ordered a rr rad protector because it eliminates all the connection points of bodypanels to the rad.
I have a ktm gaurd ill sell to you real cheap.. like $30? (Its ugly from me making it fit with the rr fairing)
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #2144
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RR tanks don't protect the rad enough. I know because I took my ktm gaurd off and tipped over the bike and funked the rad. The ktm gaurd is ok but doesn't work very well with the rr tanks. And grinding is needed for the rr fairing kit. I ordered a rr rad protector because it eliminates all the connection points of bodypanels to the rad.
I have a ktm gaurd ill sell to you real cheap.. like $30? (Its ugly from me making it fit with the rr fairing)
No thx. I'm buying the RR one. Did you order from the UK site? The ktmtwins site doesnt have that item.

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The rally-raid tanks protect the radiator well enough for me. The issue is what protects the Rally-Raid tanks? Problem is the lower front corner touches down first making it a point of wear. I'm worried that if I skate sideways down a gravel road or happen to smack down on a rock, that corner of the tank will grind through in no time. I wish there was a reinforcement piece available. one of my tanks has a corner worn about halfway through from God knows what. I'm pretty hard on the equipment. As in falls over a lot
That's an interesting engineering problem....maybe someone can fab something up.....
Maybe uhmw tape...?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #2145
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No thx. I'm buying the RR one. Did you order from the UK site? The ktmtwins site doesnt have that item.


That's an interesting engineering problem....maybe someone can fab something up.....
Maybe uhmw tape...?
Ordered it earlier this week from rr uk.

I think the main problem with the 690 rad is the chanels/fins run side to side. Most moto rads have up and down chanels/fins. If you smack the side of a 690 rad, the channels get stressed. If you smackt the side of a moto rad, it just gets bent in some. I wish someone would make an aftermarket rad.. and if they do, make the res/tanks on the top and bottom, not the sides.
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