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Old 05-16-2012, 06:32 AM   #3331
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Is the turning radius a problem on slow single track trails? Can you make a u turn on a 2 lane street?
...and u-turns are not a problem.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #3332
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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.
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You probably have the speedo set to km/hr, easy fix, look in your manual. As far as the speedo jumping... Try keeping the front wheel on the ground.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:44 AM   #3333
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #3334
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You probably have the speedo set to km/hr, easy fix, look in your manual. As far as the speedo jumping... Try keeping the front wheel on the ground.
No the speedo is set at mph, for sure. The speedo will stay at zero going down the road at apprx 50 (or any other speed). The odometer is not registering mileage either.
It will be a dealer issue with 125 miles on the bike.
Thought this might have showed up on another 690.

Pantah, Ktm Twins (selling RR) shows the twin tanks do fit the 2012.
It also comes with replacement side plastic.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-rally-ra...auxiliary-tank

**** 2012 KTM 690 Enduro and SMC kit now available! "Comes with replacement stock side panels with 2012 Graphics attached" ****

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #3335
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No the speedo is set at mph, for sure. The speedo will stay at zero going down the road at apprx 50 (or any other speed). The odometer is not registering mileage either.
It will be a dealer issue with 125 miles on the bike.
Thought this might have showed up on another 690.

Pantah, Ktm Twins (selling RR) shows the twin tanks do fit the 2012.
It also comes with replacement side plastic.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-rally-ra...auxiliary-tank

**** 2012 KTM 690 Enduro and SMC kit now available! "Comes with replacement stock side panels with 2012 Graphics attached" ****

Thanks
Is your speedo wheel sensor plugged in?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #3336
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Pantah, Ktm Twins (selling RR) shows the twin tanks do fit the 2012.
It also comes with replacement side plastic.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-rally-ra...auxiliary-tank

**** 2012 KTM 690 Enduro and SMC kit now available! "Comes with replacement stock side panels with 2012 Graphics attached" ****

Thanks
Thanks! I may have to go for them.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #3337
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Thanks! I may have to go for them.

DO IT! I love mine
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #3338
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Is your speedo wheel sensor plugged in?
Yes it is. I am taking the sensor as the wire to the front wheel...
Curiously many wires on this bike are folded back right after they leave a plug (under the gauges & under the plastic). Seems like a spot for future failure/broken wires...

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Thanks! I may have to go for them.
Sure

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DO IT! I love mine
Well lets hear about the install...
And can you run your bike with your twin tanks dry (when I don't need the extra fuel or weight)?
Which tank(s) does the fuel come from first?

Any other issues?

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #3339
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Well lets hear about the install...
And can you run your bike with your twin tanks dry (when I don't need the extra fuel or weight)?
Which tank(s) does the fuel come from first?

Any other issues?

Thanks
Install was a breeze. Just read/re-read instructions first. All makes sense.
No need to fill the tanks. Simply close the taps. I use fuel from main tank first and normally open taps when fuel light comes on, or earlier if I want to lose weight up front.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #3340
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Install was a breeze. Just read/re-read instructions first. All makes sense.
No need to fill the tanks. Simply close the taps. I use fuel from main tank first and normally open taps when fuel light comes on, or earlier if I want to lose weight up front.
Nice! Thats the info I was looking for.
Thank you.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #3341
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Install was a breeze. Just read/re-read instructions first. All makes sense.
No need to fill the tanks. Simply close the taps. I use fuel from main tank first and normally open taps when fuel light comes on, or earlier if I want to lose weight up front.
+1 for this. I close the taps when I fill up every time. I learned that I had an issue with the front tanks pushing fuel out my breather in the main tank when climbing if both are full. I find it is useful to gauge your fuel mileage when your main tank hits E and you have the extra fuel in the front still. Plus the front tanks are easy to get fuel out of when your friend on an XR runs out of gas
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #3342
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what sort of filter are you running?
I have a foam unifilter which I fitted at about 15000klm. I clean and re oil it pretty regularly.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:38 AM   #3343
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A friend's '09 690 was stolen from in front of his house last night. Steering head was locked but that was all the security he had. It is insured, so he will get something but not a new bike.

I keep mine in my garage with the other bikes, but it made me think. Occasionally I have a recurring nightmare that I go down into the garage and it's empty.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:47 AM   #3344
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A friend's '09 690 was stolen from in front of his house last night. Steering head was locked but that was all the security he had. It is insured, so he will get something but not a new bike.

I keep mine in my garage with the other bikes, but it made me think. Occasionally I have a recurring nightmare that I go down into the garage and it's empty.
Ged,

Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. I hope the thief has a bout of FI issues in the most desolate of landscapes.

I had a bordeaux inspired dream last Saturday night; was riding an airderly bike through whoops with a big grin. Sunday night's second gin drink 'won' me an auction.

You are at least partially to blame.

It's waiting on a truck in MI now.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:25 AM   #3345
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A friend's '09 690 was stolen from in front of his house last night. Steering head was locked but that was all the security he had. It is insured, so he will get something but not a new bike.

I keep mine in my garage with the other bikes, but it made me think. Occasionally I have a recurring nightmare that I go down into the garage and it's empty.

I keep mine in the garage...cable locked to the land rover.
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