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Old 05-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #3316
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736108
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBF7j...393C8C907D24C5

I use a 9v battery and carb cleaner.
Be really careful with the o-rings reinstalling the injector, they tear easily. I ordered a few with the new injector just for that reason.
Thanks mate!
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #3317
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I noticed the 690 is taking longer to start once the engine becomes hot? Starting from cold is no problem. Is this an early sign something is on the way out? Any advice appriciated, (bike has done about 20,000 klm)
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #3318
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I just bought a parts lot from a local racer on a 690 SMC, it's supposed to include a carb conversion kit with all OEM parts (probably 690 Rally?). He mentioned a 41mm carb with TPS, flywheel, ignition coil, wiring harness and ECU.

Looking at the microfiche this appears to be correct as all those parts are different from the standard 690 E/R/SMC etc.

I'll post some info once I get the stuff in the garage. Maybe it's time I finally step up and actually get a 690 after reading pretty much every post in both this and the old threads!!!
Lucas I think you should just sell me the parts to do the conversion
Ill let you know how it goes and maybe save you the trouble of being frustrated with a great bike with a few weaknesses. weaknesses that only come to light when pushed long and hard.

I would also like a list of the parts too please
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #3319
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I found a compact adjustable fuel pressure regulator and housing, which will make the external fuel pump an easier swap. I picked up a used LTR pump but I might just use a Bosch car pump, because they're proven reliable. I know at least a dozen rally cars that use them and have never heard of a failure. They draw 6.5 to 7 amps, which seems a bit high but as I recall, the stator puts out 200W. The other benefit of using the Bosch pump is the ability to find one in just about any junk yard or parts shop, even in Mexico
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #3320
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Thank you!

It looks like it is viable option after all ( I mean SMC-R or Enduro - they virtually same just different wheels).
I have an Enduro and have a set off 17'' smc wheels for motarding around town , the best off both worlds , if you want both options go with the Enduro , the SMC you may need to change the forks etc to get the same result.
With the Enduro its just the wheels and you are good to Goooo
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #3321
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I noticed the 690 is taking longer to start once the engine becomes hot? Starting from cold is no problem. Is this an early sign something is on the way out? Any advice appriciated, (bike has done about 20,000 klm)
seems to be a fairly common problem with the 690's

Mines been doing it since I got it - but has never failed to start. Keep the battery at full charge and everything should be fine
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #3322
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new shorai battery is here...now to put fluids back in the bike and see if it works
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #3323
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Most of these in tank pumps have very poor suction hence their mounting in the bottom of the tank...and the challenge of locating a pump elsewhere on the bike that is low enough.
... or use two pumps. One impêller-based in the tank that's very uncensitive to debris, and another one gear based for high pressure (200 PSI). A medium pressure, low RMS, filter in between. Like in some snowmobiles ...

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #3324
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Hello all,
I am the proud owner of new 2012 690 Enduro. The shorter height is something that appealed to me.
I hope all goes well with it as I hear mixed opinions of this bike.
I traded in a 2008 Duke III 690, so a little bit of history with this motor (although different).
Farkles will come of course and its very hard to keep up with this thread and all the great info in many individual posts.
So here goes my first additions, all after my initial break-in, of which I have ordered some parts all ready.
1) FMF Q4 pipe & 2012 map. Easy enough.
2) Air filter. Various ways to go here. Some have mentioned leaking/dirt getting past? I plan to use the Rally Raid/Twin Air set up.
Dependable air filter as in being air tight?
3) Added fuel capacity. Spendy yikes. I have ordered the Rally Raid twin side tanks.
Looks like a semi complicated install (with evap canister removal).
What are the opinions of this route for extra gas?
Then simple stuff. Rear master cylinder guard (TT), Wolfman side racks and then I hope to keep the stock skid plate at least for a while.
I've had another bike where an aluminum skid rings even rubber mounted. ...Disturbing.

Ok LOL, my fisrt issue with my bike (in 125 miles) , my speedo is intermittent or not registering at all. in between zero while riding it also hit 102, 110 125 & 149 mph. LOL, I was not going that fast.
Odometer is intermittent also.
Everything looks connected. Ideas?

Well... here it goes!
Thank you to the knowledgeable.
Cheers
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #3325
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As long as you AA is just a cell phone call away, sure thing. But how many times has your 690 been outside of the US Albie?
Hey, with all the things I've had go wrong with mine. It only left me stranded on the side of the road once when the fuel pump went out, and that was 10 miles from the hotel we were staying in.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #3326
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As far as I have understand during these years here in ADVRider, US spec'd bikes appear to have much more trouble than the euro ones, perhaps due to all that dreaded emissions crap or a greatest ethanol percentage in the fuel.
Albie's bike could have behaved better outside the US...
Honestly, none of my problems stem from the quality of gas at all, much less the emissions crap. My fuel pump failed because the wire to the brushes broke. Those 3 radiators, 2 instrument clusters, broken header, shitty air intake sensor harness, and sticking rear break lever aren't even associated with the fuel system.

Now all my burnt gear and flesh are directly related to the dreaded emissions crap.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #3327
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I noticed the 690 is taking longer to start once the engine becomes hot? Starting from cold is no problem. Is this an early sign something is on the way out? Any advice appriciated, (bike has done about 20,000 klm)
Are the valve clearances in spec? That's usually what happens when they get tight.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #3328
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The 690 thread has already outlasted 2 of them, thus the addition above.

It's mostly my work output that suffers though...

What about that Sherrie Jo girl? She seems to bring good luck to the 690 - besides you guys already got high together!

Of course I don't really know what I'm saying as I've never seen a non ATGATT pic of her
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:16 AM   #3329
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Are the valve clearances in spec? That's usually what happens when they get tight.
I steer clear of internal engine stuff (a mans just got to know his limitations) but sounds like a trip to dealer is on the cards for a once over. thanks for your help!
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:08 AM   #3330
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I steer clear of internal engine stuff (a mans just got to know his limitations) but sounds like a trip to dealer is on the cards for a once over. thanks for your help!
what sort of filter are you running?
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