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Old 07-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #4426
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Got my Vortex installed yesterday. First time I ever had a bike that wheelied in a dry river bed. I'm truly impressed.
Best move I made swapping the stock ECU with a Vortex. Really woke the bike up.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #4427
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I have a set of these on my 690 and strap my GL and other things to them frequently. ~$80

Now that is the ticket! Thanks H2M!
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #4428
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seat o' the pants gearing calculator

I alternate my gearing between 14/15/16 cs and 45/48 rear sprockets. Most of the time the bike is used offroad or for my daily 3 mile ride to work so 14/48 is rarely a problem on the highway. I've ridden several 200 mile+ days with 14/48 and I do find myself shifting for 7th on the highway, but it will still cruise at 70 with no concerns. I think that my next rear will be a 50tooth, it isn't because a lack of torque so much as a lack of rpm in the tight stuff... I want to be able to ride slower without touching the clutch.

I've only ridden the other end of the spectrum (16/45) for ~500 miles and seriously stayed in 5th for at least 10 miles everytime I got on the highway because I thought that I was already in 6th. For speeds under 80 on the highway, 16/45 is too tall for my liking. I'd probably use this gearing combo more if I wasn't concerned with my knobbies coming apart at a sustained 90+mph.

That being said, like so many others, 15/48 is my go-to gearing when I leave from the house and don't know where I'll end up. I can comfortably cruise the freeway and with minor clutch work I can still wrestle the pig through black diamond singletrack.

When school starts back up next month and my commute goes back to 70miles, I'll switch back to stock 15/45.

All of these combos are run with a chain that is 2 links longer than stock and I just might be able to run 14/50 with the same chain.

All the sprocket swaps sometimes make me wish I had just bought a TE630 like my buddy who went -1 on the CS and is good to go for anything.... that is untill I ride his bike and immediately miss the power/handling/suspension/ and yes even the close ratio tranny of the 690. I'll live with it

here's the link to http://www.gearingcommander.com/ in case nobody posted it yet, the 690 is already loaded there.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #4429
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I ride with a 15/46 (the 46 cuz that was the only Ironman sprocket my guy had at the time)...If I find myself in the triple black diamond super-macho gnarly tight switchbacks....I just pull out my 450 and rip it up

Too tight a chain also plays havoc w/ rear wheel bearings....the linkage on the 690 is less worrisome for this concern than the rest of the R bikes.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #4430
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Nippy,

You don't exactly have to be a rocket scientist to figure out gearing,

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:16 AM   #4431
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Got my Vortex installed yesterday. First time I ever had a bike that wheelied in a dry river bed. I'm truly impressed.
Can you post a pic of how the install looks? What goes bu-bye and what gets added....

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Old 07-12-2012, 01:39 AM   #4432
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Best move I made swapping the stock ECU with a Vortex. Really woke the bike up.
do you really need more power from the 690?
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:48 AM   #4433
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do you really need more power from the 690?
i suppose you have to justify the cost
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:28 AM   #4434
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do you really need more power from the 690?
Do you really need a 690? Needs got nothing to do with it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:38 AM   #4435
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Do you really need a 690? Needs got nothing to do with it.
I'm Sorry, mine is not a polemical phrase, it's only to understand why the power of this engine is not enough for someone.
for my lack of capacity is already too much

and even in the case you want more power there is tuneecu+dyno run...

i repeat, no desire to be controversial, only to understand :)
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #4436
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do you really need more power from the 690?
do you really need a 690 with a burnt motor cuz it ran too lean with the 700$ pipe and high flow filter? just sayin
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:19 AM   #4437
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do you really need more power from the 690?
Yes.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:25 AM   #4438
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Yes.
Inapplicable: is not a 690
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #4439
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Inapplicable: is not a 690
It replaced mine.

I don't need any more power now.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #4440
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do you really need more power from the 690?
I'm not so much a quantity guy as I'm a quality guy. The power characteristics feel much better. 10 Maps pretty much guarantee that you'll find one that suits your ability, personality and mood.

I detested the requirement to continuously do adaptive resets when it would start flaming out because the pressure dropped.

The fact that the Throttle ECI is dumped, means that your wrist directly affects your rate of power change.

As for Tune ECU - Well, if it makes you happy not to spend money on your bike, that's cool with me.
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