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Old 07-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #4441
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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

YES When it looks like this

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:53 AM   #4442
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Huh!

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Nippy,

You don't exactly have to be a rocket scientist to figure out gearing, it's grade school math.

14/45=0.3111
15/48=0.3125

So 15/48 is about .5% higher than 14/45, which won't really be noticeable on a bike. Going down 1 tooth on the CS and staying with the stock rear will lower it 6.66% from stock, which is noticeable.

Now use your multiplication and division skills to figure out the rest from here, or let the Gearing Commander website do it for you...
Lukas,

When I joined AR you told me there would be no math!

I am not the one asking the question I was only trying to help by giving a reference to a site that has lots of computations given various variables along with my own experience with 14/45. I could care less about what the precise ratio is, I use a seat of the pants method which serves me well.

FWIW, I was asleep in "Gradeschool Math" but is seems that you were not.

BTW, I was commenting on the poster's possible change from 14/45 to 14/48, not 14/45 15/48 as you discussed above.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:53 AM   #4443
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Yes.
Had a chance to ride one of those briefly in Baja and also follow one through some deep sand. Impressive power but I'll keep my 690 Those SEs do not like deep sand.

Also had the chance to pick one up off its rider who was pinned underneath after a getoff
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #4444
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #4445
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do you really need more power from the 690?
Yes/No. I want low-end snap to lift the front over obstacles. I actually want a softer hit most of the time so that the power's more manageable. Actually I can sum it up nicely: I want the power of a Husaberg 450 in a bike that's tagged that I can go long distances on
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #4446
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anyway thats mine:



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Old 07-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #4447
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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.
so you don't need more power, but a different power, this makes sense to me
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #4448
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YES When you weigh it down with a bunch of crap like this




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Old 07-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #4449
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Ive had enough of the stupid lantana catching side panel v section at the front of the bike -how stupid nearly ripped them of on numurous ocasions on the weekend-so i have drilled a hole in the top and bottom and zip tied the two together so the lantana will hit the zip tie and deflect off {hopefully}
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #4450
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Ive had enough of the stupid lantana catching side panel v section at the front of the bike -how stupid nearly ripped them of on numurous ocasions on the weekend-so i have drilled a hole in the top and bottom and zip tied the two together so the lantana will hit the zip tie and deflect off {hopefully}
Not quite sure I get the idea. But then, I'm basically a simpleton. Got any pictures?
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #4451
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Fuel line in tank

Hey guys,
I am replacing the fuel line in the tank. I am thinking of this stuff...
http://www.helixracingproducts.com/H...ductId=-289982

My question: Good with up to %10 alcohol. On an RTW do you think i will hit more then 10% alcohol and or ethonal?
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #4452
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690 Vibration

Yes the 690 is a single, and yes, it vibrates! Having said that, what have people found worked for attenuating higher frequency vibrations from the:
  • handlebars
  • footpegs
I have a Renazco seat, and don't notice vibes through my seat at all. As I get older (21,535 days), my arms and feet notice the vibes significantly more than a few years back and after a few hours, it tires me out. No, I am not gripping the bars too tightly!

On my 2009 690R I have checked motor mount bolts (ok), handlebar (ok), etc. for proper torque, and nothing unusual found. I have tried a few different grips and handlebar positions without any noticable improvement. I have also tried 3 different gloves (touring, enduro, etc) without any noticable difference.

I currently have Pivot Pegz mounted, but have not noticed any appreciable difference when swapping the stock pegs back on for a test. The stock pipe is currently mounted, but I also have a LV pipe, and did not find any major difference in vibes between the two.

I am looking at making some much longer rides in the near future so would appreciate any feedback to address the vibration issues.

Cheers
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #4453
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Yes the 690 is a single, and yes, it vibrates! Having said that, what have people found worked for attenuating higher frequency vibrations from the:
  • handlebars
  • footpegs
I have a Renazco seat, and don't notice vibes through my seat at all. As I get older (21,535 days), my arms and feet notice the vibes significantly more than a few years back and after a few hours, it tires me out. No, I am not gripping the bars too tightly!

On my 2009 690R I have checked motor mount bolts (ok), handlebar (ok), etc. for proper torque, and nothing unusual found. I have tried a few different grips and handlebar positions without any noticable improvement. I have also tried 3 different gloves (touring, enduro, etc) without any noticable difference.

I currently have Pivot Pegz mounted, but have not noticed any appreciable difference when swapping the stock pegs back on for a test. The stock pipe is currently mounted, but I also have a LV pipe, and did not find any major difference in vibes between the two.

I am looking at making some much longer rides in the near future so would appreciate any feedback to address the vibration issues.

Cheers
Ride any 640 LC4 KTM and you will build a shrine to the smoothness of the 690
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:57 PM   #4454
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Yes the 690 is a single, and yes, it vibrates! Having said that, what have people found worked for attenuating higher frequency vibrations from the:
  • handlebars
  • footpegs
I have a Renazco seat, and don't notice vibes through my seat at all. As I get older (21,535 days), my arms and feet notice the vibes significantly more than a few years back and after a few hours, it tires me out. No, I am not gripping the bars too tightly!

On my 2009 690R I have checked motor mount bolts (ok), handlebar (ok), etc. for proper torque, and nothing unusual found. I have tried a few different grips and handlebar positions without any noticable improvement. I have also tried 3 different gloves (touring, enduro, etc) without any noticable difference.

I currently have Pivot Pegz mounted, but have not noticed any appreciable difference when swapping the stock pegs back on for a test. The stock pipe is currently mounted, but I also have a LV pipe, and did not find any major difference in vibes between the two.

I am looking at making some much longer rides in the near future so would appreciate any feedback to address the vibration issues.

Cheers
I found that these dramatically helped and as an added bonus the handguards can be bolted tighter to the bars and they won't rotate (as much) when you go down.
http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...f=Th_insert_av
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #4455
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Hey guys,
I am replacing the fuel line in the tank. I am thinking of this stuff...
http://www.helixracingproducts.com/H...ductId=-289982

My question: Good with up to %10 alcohol. On an RTW do you think i will hit more then 10% alcohol and or ethonal?
When I was looking for hose for the inside of the tank, I learned that even though they both look the same, the inner hose material is typically different than the outer hose material. The outer hose usually isn't made to resist fuel like the inner hose is. I can't tell from the web page if that is the case with the helix hose.

I have an extra length of the submersible hose from NAPA I can send you if you would like.

As far as a direct answer to your question, I don't really know. However, I keep reading on here that the people from the USA are having issues with ethanol and people from the rest of the world aren't. My guess is that you won't find that much fuel with more than 10%.

Additionally, the major problems with the ethanol are due to inactivity and the fuel seperating out. The ethanol by itself eats hose, seals, plastic but when it stays mixed with the gasoline it isn't really that much of a problem. With you constantly being on the move and going through gas. I would think that it wouldn't be that much of an issue with your bike. I don't know. Maybe I'm just
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