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Old 06-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #3931
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I did rotate the throttle assembly down to compensate for bar risers, and performed the manual throttle adjustment where you turn the ignition on and slowly open and close the throttle. The TPS adjustment, if that is the problem is going to have to be performed by the dealer I suppose? There is a ground on each side the other one has a wire connected to it though.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #3932
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Mine has no ground wire there either.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #3933
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I bought one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-690-SMC-...#ht_500wt_1203

Nice unit, very bright and keeps the fender and plate from getting ripped off by the back tire. Add the Sicass flush mount signals and you're done!
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?

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #3934
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Can't understand why so many want to get their panties in a bunch.
I don't know....

but,

I personally think it does pretty darn good on the tight, twisty stuff too. At least, good enough to have loads of fun on.

I posted up a few videos of the single track portion of a day trip I made late last year to the east side of the state. There were just a couple of hair pin turns.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=1129
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:37 AM   #3935
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I don't know....

but,

I personally think it does pretty darn good on the tight, twisty stuff too. At least, good enough to have loads of fun on.

I posted up a few videos of the single track portion of a day trip I made late last year to the east side of the state. There were just a couple of hair pin turns.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=1129
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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Old 06-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #3936
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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
I feel the same way when I'm right on the ass of a liter bike with 100 more HP in the twisties.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #3937
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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   #3938
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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   #3939
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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   #3940
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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   #3941
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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   #3942
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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   #3943
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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   #3944
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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   #3945
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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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