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Old 06-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #4186
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On my 2012

Funny how the off road map, or Akra map is available and used for an Akra pipe.
Yet FMF Q4's literature say the stock map is ok.

Anyhoo, I switched to the off road map with my Q4 & Rally Raid air filter.
The RR lets a lot of air in, and has quite the honk to let you know so.

My bike barks, honks & run killer through the gears but stalls & lurches at low rpm's.
My dealer is gonna do the sniffer next for dialing in the low end.
Stay tuned.

I think the soft 1 setting may be the ticket for technical woods rides to tone the bike down a bit...
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:19 PM   #4187
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I was thinking about trading an '05.5 ADV for a new 690 but after reading the last 20 pages of this thread I think I'll go another route.
You're probably not man enough for it anyway. Thanks for letting us know about your choice though, I know it made my life richer
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #4188
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I have fmf q4 with the akra map and a g2 tamer - no problem with snatchyness or stalling on settings 1 and 3 but 2 is shite tho- i have the switch on bars so have under seat set on 1 and the switch on bars will do 3 standard and 1- does tight single track no probs on 3 but when it gets muddy 1 is the go
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #4189
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I was thinking about trading an '05.5 ADV for a new 690 but after reading the last 20 pages of this thread I think I'll go another route.
I have a new one. The bike is much better than a 5.5 or my 04 950. It is much more refined and has better fit/finish. It runs better, its probably quicker to 100mph, weighs 150lbs less and still has the great suspension.

It IS a single, though. It's really vibey the first 100 miles. Slightly smoother the next 400 miles. Not quite as smooth as I hoped at 1200 miles. Of course this all has to do with speed. People tell me it is broken in smooth about 4k miles. We'll see.

I've done two dual sport rides. There is no comparison with a 950 in that environment. Likewise, a 200 smoker isn't a fair comparo in the tougher stuff either.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:56 PM   #4190
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Yesterday I snapped a photo of the 690 in the garage and it looked like this.




Today it looks like this.



If you all don't mind I'll still lurk around here and bug you a bit.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:04 PM   #4191
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Nice bike mate but I thought you were 690 throo and throo
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:14 PM   #4192
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So ....did you do that with PhotoShop or what?






Today it looks like this.



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Old 06-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #4193
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Nice bike mate but I thought you were 690 throo and throo
I ran out of things to do on the 690 so added another cylinder to work on.
Every time I get rid of a big single I miss it. Just fun bikes.

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So ....did you do that with PhotoShop or what?
And a truck.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #4194
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I ran out of things to do on the 690 so added another cylinder to work on.
Every time I get rid of a big single I miss it. Just fun bikes.


And a truck.
You traded Sal huh Ride up this weekend and I'll drag mine out, we can go trail riding!
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #4195
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You traded Sal huh Ride up this weekend and I'll drag mine out, we can go trail riding!
I'm sequestered weekends but have weekdays off. Maybe if I get squared away I'll be riding with Fran and company early next week in the 'Dacks.

Besides that, I've seen you ride and I'm under-insured.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #4196
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Yesterday I snapped a photo of the 690 in the garage and it looked like this.




Today it looks like this.



If you all don't mind I'll still lurk around here and bug you a bit.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #4197
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Yesterday I snapped a photo of the 690 in the garage and it looked like this. If you all don't mind I'll still lurk around here and bug you a bit.
Crank does that on a regular basis.

It's one way to solve 690's injection problems ...

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #4198
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So who has a radiator out of their scoot right now that can get a real test fitment of the stock fan ON THE RIGHT SIDE of the radiator? I know it wouldn't take me all that long to do, but it is my daily rider so I'd rather not tear into it unless I need to.
J -

I have my safari tank off and air box out. Looking at the radiator and the stock fan assembly, there definitely isn't enough room to mount a second 690 fan. There might just be enough space with a smaller 450 fan next to the stock one however, mounting will probably be an issue.

If you really want two fans on it I would think the easiest method would be to mount two of the 450 fans side side by side and with anything you do you are going to have to contend witht the radiator hose. (maybe source one with another bend around the fan???)

I also took a close look at my stock fan and it rotates back and forth in the mounting bracket. I don't like it and think I'll come up with something different before I get a hole in my radiator from vibrations. (yes, I did set it back with washers and put some rubber edging on the front edge five years ago) Has anyone looked into the updated fan shroud parts, how they fit and what they cost? Or even if they are worth it or not? 2011 and 2012 owners, what does your setup look like? Mine is an 08.






And.... just because my camera out here is a pic of everything I have collected to put on the 690 this year. (Well, not everything, there are still two key packages in the mail. Light Bulbs and Rubber)



Bonus: I added an inspirational poster to my garage just above all the parts.


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Old 06-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #4199
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Finally picked up my new 2011, have a pretty good relationship with the local dealer-held it for me till I was ready. Can't believe I waited this long. I really like my 'ol 620, I really love this bike. Now where to start to upgrades......
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:28 PM   #4200
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It has been about 3 months since KTMMitch posted these comments. The RR site does not show any new tank / fairing kits to date. I would be interested to hear updates on these - does anyone have any feedback on the progress / status of these? Thanks for any feedback.
+1 anyone have info?
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