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Old 04-11-2012, 04:55 PM   #2626
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Just picked up my 2012 690R....

Pictures forthcoming...

Where are the holes for the grab handles?

Exhaust coming off now.
Congrats!

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Im curious to see how the new 2012's are ?? I had heard somewhere - most likely KTMtalk - that they had "cheapened" them in some way - more so to lighten them up and keep costs down. Looks like the same bike as my 09

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I saw the aux conectors in the headlight mask (when I installed the windscreen) is there a ground in there? Where do people normal connect to for the ground?
The bike is looking good. Coming along nicely. Needs more dirt, of course.

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:20 PM   #2627
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Woo Hoo...

So just as I get done changing the exhaust it starts to snow

Then it starts to sleet!!! Crikey...

So I just kept putting on more parts till the weather event passed.

Put 50 miles on her today... Man this is a nice bike. Tons of power and feels a lot lighter than it weighs. Very happy with her so far...
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #2628
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Considering getting one of these guys. Also considering a Husky. Anyone else been in that dilemma and can tell me why they went with the 690 vs the 610/630?

Also, is the steering radius I hear complaints about fixable? I improved the turn in my 950 by screwing in a couple of bolts...
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:22 PM   #2629
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Considering getting one of these guys. Also considering a Husky. Anyone else been in that dilemma and can tell me why they went with the 690 vs the 610/630?
  • Huskys are hard to find at dealerships.
  • KTM has a lot more aftermarket parts. Nice aftermarket tank from Rally Raid.
  • I didn't like the dual underseat exhaust of the Husky.
  • I didn't want to give BMW any more of my money.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:02 AM   #2630
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That Makes Me Wonder...

So after reading this... "it's fraud to sell stroked crankshafts that one can not cultivate. it's like buying a TV " above,
it got me to wondering the following...

1. There is more than one Crankshaft?
2. What is his fair market price?
3. Who is stroking him?
4. Does that help to make him grow?
5. What's the best fertilizer to use?

I would agree that like a TV he can be informative and entertaining at times.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:54 AM   #2631
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So after reading this... "it's fraud to sell stroked crankshafts that one can not cultivate. it's like buying a TV " above,
it got me to wondering the following...

1. There is more than one Crankshaft?
In the world? Yeah..
2. What is his fair market price?
"You get what you pay for" does not fit here.
3. Who is stroking him?
Not the guys at Mattighofen thats for sure.
4. Does that help to make him grow?
In cubic inches? suure.
5. What's the best fertilizer to use?
Anything orange.

I would agree that like a TV he can be informative and entertaining at times.
I agree :)
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:31 AM   #2632
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Considering getting one of these guys. Also considering a Husky. Anyone else been in that dilemma and can tell me why they went with the 690 vs the 610/630?

Also, is the steering radius I hear complaints about fixable? I improved the turn in my 950 by screwing in a couple of bolts...
TE610/630 are basically impossible to find new at this point. That line of bikes was discontinued in 2011 and Husky did a $2500 off msrp blow out sale. The bikes that remained at dealers flew out the door. New version is supposed to be coming out this year. There is a thread about the new bike here on ADVrider somewhere.

TE610/630 have a strong following, and a great community over at CafeHusky. Aftermarket parts availability is nowhere near what is available for the KTM.

I tried to buy a TE630 from a dealer in NJ, but after 3 months of him jerking me around I went and bought a 690. If you care to read about it, search for 'My Tale of Woe' over on CafeHusky.

I haven't messed with the steering stops on my 690 but have read where people have screwed them in a bit to gain a tighter turning circle. I have learned to ride around it for the most part. I had a Ducati Monster for years so I'm used to the limited turning circle with a trellis frame I guess.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:01 AM   #2633
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bet the piston is a couple mm larger too
The new motor has 84.5 mm stroke rather than 80 mm. Both have 102 mm bore.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:47 AM   #2634
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The new motor has 84.5 mm stroke rather than 80 mm. Both have 102 mm bore.
i would have thought it would have been cheaper to increase the bore. havent found i needed any more power on mine.
i guess bn grafics couldnt cut the sales targets
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #2635
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thorinoakenshield: The aux plug for my 2004 950 was plug and play. It had a ground somewhere else in the wire loom. At least I think that's the way it was. Was 8 years ago when I used it. Also, it was switched on or off with the ignition.

Nice bike. I hope to have mine in two weeks.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #2636
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TE610/630 are basically impossible to find new at this point. That line of bikes was discontinued in 2011 and Husky did a $2500 off msrp blow out sale. The bikes that remained at dealers flew out the door. New version is supposed to be coming out this year. There is a thread about the new bike here on ADVrider somewhere.

TE610/630 have a strong following, and a great community over at CafeHusky. Aftermarket parts availability is nowhere near what is available for the KTM.

I tried to buy a TE630 from a dealer in NJ, but after 3 months of him jerking me around I went and bought a 690. If you care to read about it, search for 'My Tale of Woe' over on CafeHusky.

I haven't messed with the steering stops on my 690 but have read where people have screwed them in a bit to gain a tighter turning circle. I have learned to ride around it for the most part. I had a Ducati Monster for years so I'm used to the limited turning circle with a trellis frame I guess.
Wow thanks for all that. Any idea what the thread is called about the new beans coming out? Or what the bike is called or something?

Maybe another question for you, do you find yourself having all the problems this poor fella' had on his 690? rear wheel bearings, rims bending, fuel pumps blowing out, wires cutting through, brackets snapping, green in his oil...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...653492&page=15

Gotta say the enduro 690 gave me a hard one when I first read about it and reading this guys tales sort of put the soft back on me.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #2637
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I love my 12 model its fantastic -a mate of mine bought a 09 model a week after i bought my 12 and he hates his- another mate is in the process of buying a 12 model we all were riding together over easter and were talking to him about our bikes if you were there you would swear we were talking differant brands of bikes everything he said was shit i disagreed with -

But he's a tightwad also so wont spend proper money to get his bike to suit him
arnt you B1 '-]
Saying that Ive spent nearly $5000 getting my $15000 new bike rideable which i agree is stupid and you shouldnt have to do

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #2638
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I owned a Husky 610 last season, the reason why i went with the husky was i had 2 other husky 250, 450 and i liked them...as for parts there is a huge dealer network for part online and u can anything that u want....it performed as i wanted it except the part where in i went into deep part of the river crossing and drank some water....the other bike that crossed over was a honda xr and KTM 690.....

so i bought that over this year...and i must say the instant difference was the power.....KTM has way more power than the husky...other than that the fact that the airbox is not on the side of the bike but rather on the highest part of the bike is something i definitely need in a dualsport bike...

cost of the 2008 husky 610 with 9000 miles was $3800 and with Leos on them and skid plate pivot pegs etc...

for the 2011 KTM 690 with 900 miles i paid $6800, added FMF Q4 $350, Skid plate $85,


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Considering getting one of these guys. Also considering a Husky. Anyone else been in that dilemma and can tell me why they went with the 690 vs the 610/630?

Also, is the steering radius I hear complaints about fixable? I improved the turn in my 950 by screwing in a couple of bolts...
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #2639
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I saw the aux conectors in the headlight mask (when I installed the windscreen) is there a ground in there? Where do people normal connect to for the ground?
The bike is looking good. Coming along nicely. Needs more dirt, of course.
If the wiring is anything like the previous years, there are 2 sets of aux connectors (2x +ve, 2x -ve) tucked behind the headlight.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #2640
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small problemo...
i installed the fmf exhaust. nice sound!
however, after 2 minutes the bike just stalls. it happened a few times.
should i just keep starting the bike and hope it stops happening?
i'm trying to run it for 15min like people said i should.
i haven't touched the airbox....
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