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Old 06-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #3856
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I had front wheel bounce from my ex 800xc that had uhd tubes fitted -im thinking they throw it outa whack- I have to have my scotts turned right up for road and three clicks from off for dirt to combat it
I use Bridgestone UHD tubes with tube type Slime....and balance the wheel before putting in the Slime. No wobbles, tank slappers, or other forms of wheel problems. I do not use rim locks ...

I like Slime as it deals with punctures on the go and lets me fix flats at a time/place more convenient to me....usually.

I don't use less than 16 lbs in the front tire on the 690....and up to 24 lbs if slabbing very far.

I use 12-14 lbs on the 450 front and 10-12 rear as I use a Pirelli MT43 trials tire on 450 rear wheel.

I don't consider the 690 to be the bike of choice for tight/steep single track....but do that sometimes anyway
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #3857
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Stalling issues sucks...Thought it was just me...nope...Idling or close to it in first gear...kind of embarrassing if you are in a slow slight turn &
yea my bike would stall until i had the akra map put on, it is embarrassing especially if it happens on steep loose single track and you lose momentum
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #3858
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My 11 stalls in the tight stuff all the time! It's usually as I'm slowing/clutching to make a water crossing!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #3859
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My 11 stalls in the tight stuff all the time! It's usually as I'm slowing/clutching to make a water crossing!
That's exactly when mine stalls too, when I'm clutching or slowing down...that's how I know it's not me just killing it lol!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #3860
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I still get a stall now and then even with the Vortex ECU. I think part of the problem is just a light flywheel. With stock gearing in some technical uphill rocky stuff I am having to slip the clutch a lot, and am on and off the gas all the time, and I think that with the wrong combo of getting off the gas at low revs when 1st gear is too high can cause a stall.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:32 PM   #3861
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I still get a stall now and then even with the Vortex ECU. I think part of the problem is just a light flywheel. With stock gearing in some technical uphill rocky stuff I am having to slip the clutch a lot, and am on and off the gas all the time, and I think that with the wrong combo of getting off the gas at low revs when 1st gear is too high can cause a stall.
I don't think it's a flywheel problem... Mine has stalled with the clutch pulled in coasting...
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #3862
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I don't think it's a flywheel problem... Mine has stalled with the clutch pulled in coasting...
I agree that there are fueling issues that cause most of the stalls, but in the particular situation I was in it felt more like a light flywheel, big thumper, combined with too high gearing problem. That is the only situation I have ever had any stalls with the Vortex.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #3863
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As I`m currently replacing shock linkage bearings , I keep whining to myself " Why didn`t they make the 690 a PDS ? "
My money is on the fact that the 690 is expected to take a wider range of loads, 690 can take pillion and luggage, PDS is only on solo bikes. PDS is sensitive to spring rate and preload, so less suited to a general bike. That's my guess on the reason anyway.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #3864
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That's exactly when mine stalls too, when I'm clutching or slowing down...that's how I know it's not me just killing it lol!
I keep telling my riding buddies 'it's not me! I really can ride a moto!'
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #3865
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I keep telling my riding buddies 'it's not me! I really can ride a moto!'
I could tell mine the same but they know better.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #3866
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Probably been covered several pages back, and I dont feel like back pedaling to find the proper response. So here goes

My bike came out of California and supposedly they have a current recall on the something with the emissions ??? Anyone else get this notice ?? what does it entail ?? If I already did the canisterectory, do I needs to getz it done ??
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #3867
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Probably been covered several pages back, and I dont feel like back pedaling to find the proper response. So here goes

My bike came out of California and supposedly they have a current recall on the something with the emissions ??? Anyone else get this notice ?? what does it entail ?? If I already did the canisterectory, do I needs to getz it done ??
The sticker was recalled. Get the new sticker from the dealer and slap it on the bike.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #3868
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Probably been covered several pages back, and I dont feel like back pedaling to find the proper response. So here goes

My bike came out of California and supposedly they have a current recall on the something with the emissions ??? Anyone else get this notice ?? what does it entail ?? If I already did the canisterectory, do I needs to getz it done ??
I got mine today. It's a voluntary recall and I'm just going to leave it alone.
Best case: I drive into the dealer and they slap a new sticker on no questions asked but I didn't buy the bike there...
Worst case: They inspect my very emissions non-compliant bike and rat me out to someone to void my warranty somehow. Or add me to a survey of numbers of motorcycles that are not compliant with the law.
Whatever the case I'm keeping my bike away from prying eyes. Paranoid maybe.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #3869
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I got mine today. It's a voluntary recall and I'm just going to leave it alone.
Best case: I drive into the dealer and they slap a new sticker on no questions asked but I didn't buy the bike there...
Worst case: They inspect my very emissions non-compliant bike and rat me out to someone to void my warranty somehow. Or add me to a survey of numbers of motorcycles that are not compliant with the law.
Whatever the case I'm keeping my bike away from prying eyes. Paranoid maybe.
My dad (opened my mail in mn) and said they can send me the new label. Not sure everyone else can do the same.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:13 PM   #3870
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My money is on the fact that the 690 is expected to take a wider range of loads, 690 can take pillion and luggage, PDS is only on solo bikes. PDS is sensitive to spring rate and preload, so less suited to a general bike. That's my guess on the reason anyway.
Not sure I or KTM would agree, they developed the 950 Dakar bike with non-linkage suspension, and are still using it ten years later on the 990 models.

Same with BMW, F650GS/F800GS has no linkage either.
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