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Old 05-24-2012, 06:54 AM   #3496
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Me too.

You guys got me thinking...... My 690 overheated on my last ride of the year last year and I haven't had a chance to look into it. I am obviously hoping it is the fan or the temp switch in the radiator but with all this coolant talk I'm scared.....
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Yeah damm it !!! The old man keeps the juicy details for himself ... I'm on a stanby for a revealing horror story.

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i will say this it was more than one problem at once ......again

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:33 AM   #3497
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you guys will hav eto wait till it coomes up in this story: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791319
and all will learn what a dumshit I am
i will say this it was more than one problem at once ......again

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Good reading so far but I just knew there couldn't be a Ged thread without that busted ankle photo...
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:11 AM   #3498
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- 20 , bloody hell , you`d put em in the freezer to warm them up .
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:00 AM   #3499
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Trail riding in March.....




YOU sir are NUCKIN FUTZ
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #3500
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Good reading so far but I just knew there couldn't be a Ged thread without that busted ankle photo...

Barman,

Don't tempt me.....here is a less disturbing indication of the effects of deep silt....but that was last year....




Bob is referring to our recent Grand Canyon Loop....
Read all about it....http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791319



Bob,

Fuel, air, spark....thanks for the hint....you had a bit of each of those in all three trouble situations....But I like it that the RR will lead the timing of this disclosure....so that might be a week or two away....

You have been invited today on the RR to start to dribble out your moto-diagnostics...
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:51 AM   #3501
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Did you read the above posts?
Hah! I missed them, I was just skimming the thread using tap-atalk on my mobile. I guess I'm not alone!
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #3502
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Coolant in the crankcase..

I didn't know the coolant had dropped into my crankcase until 15-20m later. I wasn't riding hard as I noticed the temp was up. Once I stopped I saw why!

Should I worry about bearing damage? I don't expect the shop to really do any kind of thorough inspection unless there's a blatantly obvious symptom..
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #3503
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Barman,

Don't tempt me.....here is a less disturbing indication of the effects of deep silt....but that was last year....




Bob is referring to our recent Grand Canyon Loop....
Read all about it....http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791319
That's what I was referring to. Great report so far and didn't even get past the first post without appreciating those ankle stitches again.
Looking forward to Bobz diagnosis.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:58 AM   #3504
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What about the tower and pin? Since the key is in the way, the pin mount is a bit more complex than the standard dirt bike version they make. Renazco had/has the Underground machine mount.

http://www.renazcoracing.com/index.c...&sortorder=ASC

I realize that I can't use a basic tower/pin but they are available separately through RallyRaid and I'm sure a few others. The RallyRaid mount is actually my first choice because it looks much more solid than most setups being one piece instead of having to stack barmounts on top of the stabilizer mount. I've seen the Renazco mount as well and it is my second choice (would have been first if it weren't for the brick-like aesthetics.) The appeal of the PRD mount (even though I will have to stack mounts) is that I can still run my barmounts all the way forward (I have a 6' 10 1/2" arm span) and obviously the price is very reasonable. I know that many here will tell me to buy RBott's mount and be done with it, but I'll come right out and say it... I think it is ugly (and is still a stacked setup, though that still doesn't rule it out.)

Back to fitting the PRD mount, is the barmount spacing the same center to center/ left to right on the EXC's as it is on the 690? If so, it should fit.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #3505
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I realize that I can't use a basic tower/pin but they are available separately through RallyRaid and I'm sure a few others. The RallyRaid mount is actually my first choice because it looks much more solid than most setups being one piece instead of having to stack barmounts on top of the stabilizer mount. I've seen the Renazco mount as well and it is my second choice (would have been first if it weren't for the brick-like aesthetics.) The appeal of the PRD mount (even though I will have to stack mounts) is that I can still run my barmounts all the way forward (I have a 6' 10 1/2" arm span) and obviously the price is very reasonable. I know that many here will tell me to buy RBott's mount and be done with it, but I'll come right out and say it... I think it is ugly (and is still a stacked setup, though that still doesn't rule it out.)

Back to fitting the PRD mount, is the barmount spacing the same center to center/ left to right on the EXC's as it is on the 690? If so, it should fit.
I agree, I don't care for the Rbott mount either and I do prefer the RR mount, its sexy. I just saw the Renazco unit and I like it but I was always a LEGO fan as a kid I hate the color Orange, so the PRD mount is fugly to me. In a way it's sad that we care what it looks like but that is reality

My ignitin switch hit the trash last night, so I need to figure out a new tower set up. might need to fire up the welder and make my own.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #3506
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I didn't know the coolant had dropped into my crankcase until 15-20m later. I wasn't riding hard as I noticed the temp was up. Once I stopped I saw why!

Should I worry about bearing damage? I don't expect the shop to really do any kind of thorough inspection unless there's a blatantly obvious symptom..

You are probably ok. I would drain the coolant and drain the oil. Start by changing out your thermostat and putting in new water pump seals. Put your fluids back in and run the bike. The oil is pretty tuff stuff even if it were diluted with coolant it still lubricates to some degree. If you had ridden 100 miles with it in there it would not be good. If it runs, rides, and cools fine after replacing the seals you are probably ok. If the bearings are bad its a full tear down...so start with the easy stuff.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #3507
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I have the meca riser and a HDB top clamp. This setup has worked well for me and is a clean design. The meca riser was pricey but I didn't have much time to wait when I got it and it has worked well:

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #3508
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you guys will hav eto wait till it coomes up in this story: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791319
and all will learn what a dumshit I am
Worry not ...

I'm perpetualy enjoying dumshit's stories and constantly looking forward for it, when I'm not busy generating my own ...

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #3509
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FMF Q4 Ti Fitment

Hello all
Installing my FMF Q4 tonight on my '12 690R and I've run into a fitment issue.
FMF supplies a 'mid pipe' to fit inbetween the stock head pipe and the Q4 slip-on.
The slip-on is too long apparently on installation as my pic shows. There is a little wiggle room with the muffler but not enough for bolts to line up when fastening the muffler.
Now the real problem. Flipped either way the 'mid pipe' does not fit in the muffler nor does it fit on (around) the muffler. It is the same diameter!
WTF!!??

Are '12 exhausts different from other years? Or more probably the wrong muffler sent out? Does FMF mis-ship?
FMF or KTM Twins does not show any different slip-on #'s for different model years, although FMF only shows to model year '11 for fitment.
I wanted the older style muffler, not the Apex (which looks streetbike gay jmho).
This muffler one the box says for '08-'10... Hmmm
Ah jeez
Anyone else have an issue here?
TIA
BTW I bought through my local dealer, which I have to haul this crap back to.

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #3510
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Hello all
Installing my FMF Q4 tonight on my '12 690R and I've run into a fitment issue.
FMF supplies a 'mid pipe' to fit inbetween the stock head pipe and the Q4 slip-on.
The slip-on is too long apparently on installation as my pic shows. There is a little wiggle room with the muffler but not enough for bolts to line up when fastening the muffler.
Now the real problem. Flipped either way the 'mid pipe' does not fit in the muffler nor does it fit on (around) the muffler. It is the same diameter!
WTF!!??

Are '12 exhausts different from other years? Or more probably the wrong muffler sent out? Does FMF mis-ship?
FMF or KTM Twins does not show any different slip-on #'s for different model years, although FMF only shows to model year '11 for fitment.
I wanted the older style muffler, not the Apex (which looks streetbike gay jmho).
This muffler one the box says for '08-'10... Hmmm
Ah jeez
Anyone else have an issue here?
TIA
BTW I bought through my local dealer, which I have to haul this crap back to.
i have a 2012. no fitment issues.
dont install the shiny ring on the midpipe. i see in your pic that you have it on the right.
use gasket sealer and be sure the band clamp is flush with the pipe before tightening.
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