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Old 05-16-2012, 05:48 AM   #3331
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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.

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?

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I am a new owner as well and not very knowledgeable, but I don't think the RR tanks fit the 2012 model.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #3332
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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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Are the valve clearances in spec? That's usually what happens when they get tight.
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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!
+1 on the valves
At the mileage you've stated the valve adjustment will be at the tight end of the spec if not under.
I noticed an improvement right away after adjusting mine last week. They were a tight .08mm at 5000 miles.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:00 AM   #3333
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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?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:02 AM   #3334
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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?

The turning radius is only a problem when you are turning around on a tight trail or pushing the bike around a parking lot. You just don't notice it otherwise. IF the single track is so tight as to affect the turning radius you tend to struggle due to the size of the bike anyways.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #3335
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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, 08:43 AM   #3336
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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, 08:44 AM   #3337
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:59 AM   #3338
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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, 11:56 AM   #3339
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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" ****

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Is your speedo wheel sensor plugged in?
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #3340
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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, 01:12 PM   #3341
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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, 01:54 PM   #3342
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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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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, 02:03 PM   #3343
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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, 02:21 PM   #3344
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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, 02:29 PM   #3345
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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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