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Old 06-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #4036
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Sorry. I was busy trying go get it extinguish.



Ok. Story short.

The battery went dont. I boosted the bike. Started, but the bike stopped immediately. Tried to start it again, but I had to keep the throttle 1/4, otherwise the bike would stall. At each attempt, the power cycle would engage, but then the ECU would shut down. What was happening is, because the battery was down, the ECU was also down. And everytime I was attemting to start it, it would throw a shot or two of gas into the injection, then shut itself down because it was detecting a low voltage. The bike exhaust filled up slowly with gas, and the catalytic converter started a loop downward to hell turning itself into a color without name. The catalytic converter became so warm the orange plastic melted down - drop by drop - onto the catalytic converter itself igniting and fueling a fire. Then, the gas tank itself ignited. They were then two fueling drop by drop the fire. I have never been so happy to be within 10 feet of a garden hose. I am never close to a garden hose. Imagine Bob in the Dez ...

All of this story happen within a minute and a half. Its very quick to reach that point. Moral: If your battery goes down, boost it, but keep your friend's bike or batterry booster connected to as long as it is necessary to keep the ECU ON. In other words, 10 minutes or more, before you start your bike. You realy need a minimum voltage.

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Daaaammmmn, bad luck that. See if they will cover the melted bits under warranty . Is your bike a loss of repairable? Nice choice in bikes BTW, have the same set in my garage.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #4037
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Got my Renazco Ergo seat today.
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Just curious if you extended the rear contact point on the TT rack to touch the fender, or left it as is?

Have you put any weight on it yet?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #4038
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Ok

I need handle bar risers.

Its time for your suggestions. I wish to raise it around 4 inches. What are your recommendations. Recommendation for hydraulic hoses as well. I already routed he throttle cable under he handle bar.

I have already eliminated Rox and Toratech risers.


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I would be interested to hear your impressions after raising them that much. I have Tusk billet aluminum 30mm? risers on my bike, and it's been a big help, but I've always wanted more...
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #4039
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Daaaammmmn, bad luck that. See if they will cover the melted bits under warranty. Is your bike a loss of repairable? Nice choice in bikes BTW, have the same set in my garage.
Melted bits were replaced under warranty.

The 1200GS and thos 2008 690E are gone. I own a 690R 2011 now.

By the way, this happen to other fellows on ADVRider ...

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I would be interested to hear your impressions after raising them that much. I have Tusk billet aluminum 30mm? risers on my bike, and it's been a big help, but I've always wanted more...
My problems originate from my physical characteristics. I have only 26" inseem. 5'-4". Still, I'm well above 200 lbs. Varies from 210 to 230. I'm also a little wide ... First, that forced me to "thicken" my boots' sole by 30 mm. It does affect significantly my position with the handle bar. I need my bars much higher enad closer to me.

I actualy already have 30 mm of risers. I need a minimum of 50 mm more. I wonder what will happen with the clutch hose ..

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #4040
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Air filter

Anyone gone back to the stock air filter setup due to the RR Uni being so damn loud? If so, did you miss the power/throttle response?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #4041
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Just curious if you extended the rear contact point on the TT rack to touch the fender, or left it as is?

Have you put any weight on it yet?
I haven't loaded it yet but gave it my own stress test and it holds more weight than I'll ever load on it. And I did pick up another bolt and spaced out the bumper and the rack till it contacted the fender.


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Old 06-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #4042
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Anyone gone back to the stock air filter setup due to the RR Uni being so damn loud? If so, did you miss the power/throttle response?
Go with the UniFilter option ... Do not ever re-install paper filters ...

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Old 06-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #4043
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Anyone gone back to the stock air filter setup due to the RR Uni being so damn loud? If so, did you miss the power/throttle response?
I have gone back to the Unifilter foam + snorkel. I have used the RR airfilter that fits on top replacing the internal filter and snorkel. Certainly makes it run more sharp, but maybe too touchy for me. Plus as others have said, it is noisy. I have reverted to the internal foam filter and snorkel, with a few holes drilled in the snorkel end to increase air flow, and I think, for me, it is a good compromise. I also find that the internal filter seems to be getting dirty at a slower rate, probably because it is less exposed.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #4044
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Go with the UniFilter option ... Do not ever re-install paper filters ...

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heads up...you can by the twin foam unit through parts unlimited for about $40. it is black foam.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #4045
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Mine are arriving from RR on tuesday {top and bottom} are there any tricks i should know for installation ?
Just finished installing top and bottom tank bolts very good quality stuff fitted fine did have to grind a mm or 2 of the bottom sleeve but ended up very snugly, racks on 2moro woohoo
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:25 AM   #4046
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Melted bits were replaced under warranty.

The 1200GS and thos 2008 690E are gone. I own a 690R 2011 now.

By the way, this happen to other fellows on ADVRider ...



My problems originate from my physical characteristics. I have only 26" inseem. 5'-4". Still, I'm well above 200 lbs. Varies from 210 to 230. I'm also a little wide ... First, that forced me to "thicken" my boots' sole by 30 mm. It does affect significantly my position with the handle bar. I need my bars much higher enad closer to me.

I actualy already have 30 mm of risers. I need a minimum of 50 mm more. I wonder what will happen with the clutch hose ..

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I'm 6'4", I definitely feel the difference between my moto boots, and work boots when riding, as far as my reach to the bars when standing.

You may find that these help too. I have the MK2's, they lower the pegs 10mm, and move them back 5mm? when you swap sides, or in the stock location when installed normally. Nice product, and Marty at Brap Offroad is great to deal with. http://www.brapoffroad.com/mk3-produ...-mark-3-19mk3/


***EDIT: I just re read your post, and realized that you had to thicken your boots to clear the seat when riding.***
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:47 AM   #4047
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heads up...you can by the twin foam unit through parts unlimited for about $40. it is black foam.
Seth, do you have a part # for this?

As far as the Uni Filter folks are talking about, is this the one? http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...gh-performance

Does this fit with the stock snorkel intake?
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:09 AM   #4048
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Seth, do you have a part # for this?

As far as the Uni Filter folks are talking about, is this the one? http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...gh-performance

Does this fit with the stock snorkel intake?
This is the one you want. Uni Twin http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-part...smc-air-filter Fits in the stock location with no mods.
Seth says it can be sourced from Parts Unlimited for $40 though.

found it: http://www.parts-unlimited.com/produ...art%2F10112027
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:12 AM   #4049
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Looks like what I am running. I got mine from my dealer, and it is Orange instead of green. No more dusting of the air box.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #4050
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Looks like what I am running. I got mine from my dealer, and it is Orange instead of green. No more dusting of the air box.
That's the KTM filter. Expensive but it's orange.
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