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Old 06-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #3916
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zactly
i feel like a hero on mine when the guys on 300 smokers are just a little bit ahead and im on the 690
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I feel the same way when I'm right on the ass of a liter bike with 100 more HP in the twisties.
This is what is so damn awesome about the 690......You both are talking about the SAME bike!


I was just thinking about this on my ride into work this morning. You can haul ass in some rather technical offroad terrain and when you pop out on some of the best twisties the world has to offer you are just at home as you were while offroad.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #3917
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Those were some nice videos! Well, now and then the turning radius of the 690 makes itself known when I have to do a u-turn on a trail or something, but it's a very very minor issue for me. I totally agree that the 690 is the best all around bike I have ever owned. During that Baja trip I did in April the 690 was just awesome and at the end of every day I felt like I was riding the best bike on the planet for that type of riding. So count me in as a huge fan. I bought my 690 in August 2009 and have zero plans to sell it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:15 PM   #3918
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Thanks for the info, was everything plug and play? No issues of fit and how is the seal on the lights, I get mud and water in mine regularly.

Wonder if it will fit a 2012 model?
The fender and signals both come w/factory connectors, you just have to drill a couple of holes for the signals. I have not noticed any water in them yet.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:14 PM   #3919
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valves check

hey Guys , QQ , what parts do i need for a valve check ? Special tools, or can i get away without them? gaskets ? I have shims already , just want to prep before i take her apart.

Thanks
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #3920
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hey Guys , QQ , what parts do i need for a valve check ? Special tools, or can i get away without them? gaskets ? I have shims already , just want to prep before i take her apart.

Thanks
No gaskets needed, just shims for the parts end of the job.
Tools. Feeler gauges, measuring device: micrometer, caliper, whatever you're comfortable with. I use a digital caliper. Torque wrench Depends on your comfort/familiarity level with the small stuff.

That's about it. I'll see if I can dig up the link for the adjustment process for you.
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showt...pics-questions)
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:30 PM   #3921
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No gaskets needed, just shims for the parts end of the job.
Tools. Feeler gauges, measuring device: micrometer, caliper, whatever you're comfortable with. I use a digital caliper. Torque wrench Depends on your comfort/familiarity level with the small stuff.

That's about it. I'll see if I can dig up the link for the adjustment process for you.
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?76471-690-SMC-valve-check-adjust-(pics-questions)
I think the only special tool that's called for is a pointed bolt (I took a regular bolt and ground it on a bench grinder) to hold it at TDC. Though I use mine I don't think it's necessary. The plastic hex-headed cover on the alternator side also needs to come off. It's a really large size (17mm??) and probably the only other tool you might not already have.

Aside from some bits being fiddly to pull off or reassemble it's really easy to work on.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #3922
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Anyone have a part number for a replacement brake light bulb on a 2012 Enduro? Mine blew up last night when water got on the hot bulb and taking it out I crimped the numbers and can't read it. Definitely need a better seal on the brake light cover and signal light covers. Signal lights can be sealed with a little tape but I'm not sure how to get a better seal on the tail light cover, silicone maybe?

Edit: Found this link on the subj of bulbs - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757158

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #3923
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Anyone have a part number for a replacement brake light bulb on a 2012 Enduro? Mine blew up last night when water got on the hot bulb and taking it out I crimped the numbers and can't read it. Definitely need a better seal on the brake light cover and signal light covers. Signal lights can be sealed with a little tape but I'm not sure how to get a better seal on the tail light cover, silicone maybe?
1157 bulb.
I sealed all of the lens gaskets with dielectric compuond. I had the tube in my hand anyway while I was applying the compound to the bulb sockets.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:32 PM   #3924
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So the rearmost heatshield mount on my 2008 690E broke/cracked. So I figured, why bother? And I grinded the rest of the mount off, had the crack welded (it cracked right where the exhaust shield mount is welded onto the rear part of the header (see pic, where the black gunk is now on the pipe from my melted pants). Unfortunately on my first ride my $200 Klim Dakar pants melted right where that mount used to be!!!






So I'm looking for ideas on a heatshield (no I don't want a bunch of ugly header tape). If I recall other KTM bikes have this same area of the header where they need a heatshield and an option was sold by some suppliers. Anyone know of any?


Also, if others go to an aftermarket header, it probably doesn't have mounts for the heatshields. So how do they protect pants from what happened to me?
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #3925
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Make your own. These are carbon fiber I had left over from another project that I cut to shape. They won't take a shot off of a tree but work well keeping my pants from catching afire.

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Old 06-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #3926
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No power to fuel pump

So I have not been very active on this thread as I have been the one out riding and not whining.....'till now.
After a weekend of muddy dualsport and single track trails my bike ('08) does not want to start. I did 30 odd starts during the day and previous day without issue. After I finish the final stage and go start the bike I do not hear the pump prime but starter does turn over and everything seems OK otherwise. I checked the fuses and they are good.
Any suggestions on what to check/meter from here to find root cause. I do not suspect that the pump suddenly failed. Bike has had no issues for 11k miles on 70% trails and single track (origional pump, filter and battery).

I need to wash the 10 pounds of mud off but would like to get it running before then incase I introduce a second issue with the washing.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:48 PM   #3927
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1157 bulb.
I sealed all of the lens gaskets with dielectric compuond. I had the tube in my hand anyway while I was applying the compound to the bulb sockets.
Thanks, seems like a good solution to me, I'll go with that!
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #3928
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So I have not been very active on this thread as I have been the one out riding and not whining.....'till now.
After a weekend of muddy dualsport and single track trails my bike ('08) does not want to start. I did 30 odd starts during the day and previous day without issue. After I finish the final stage and go start the bike I do not hear the pump prime but starter does turn over and everything seems OK otherwise. I checked the fuses and they are good.
Any suggestions on what to check/meter from here to find root cause. I do not suspect that the pump suddenly failed. Bike has had no issues for 11k miles on 70% trails and single track (origional pump, filter and battery).

I need to wash the 10 pounds of mud off but would like to get it running before then incase I introduce a second issue with the washing.
Ok. This is kinda interesting. Looking at the Schematic, Black/Blue should have power (it comes from the fuse). Blue/Green goes to the EFI controller. The controller must give the pump a ground to make it run.

So.. You could check if you have voltage on Black/blue.
You could put 12 volts to the pump and see if it spins. If it doesn't, your problem is in the tank... probably the pump. If the pump works and you have power on Black/Blue, I suggest you take it to a dealer and complain. (your EFI control isn't working correctly then)
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #3929
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Back in the game!

Well fellow 690 knuckleheads, I'm back in the game! After realizing I made a grave error selling my last 690, I have purchased another! 2010 stone cold stock, under 350 miles!!! She's a clean slate, fresh clay, ready to be molded into the amazing machine we all know and love!

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #3930
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the cause of my problem is here

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...791319&page=17 post #250
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