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Old 07-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #4561
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We will ride mode. I have had some phenomenal rides lately.
Now I have rode a trail or two here in the state of WA...still not sure the undisclosed location of your "gem-of-a-trail" pics are but I'm sure looking forward to the tour.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #4562
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Check the castings of the linkage as they are stretching, causing the holes to oval which pinches the bearings. If this is the case then its a new linkage.

These ones have also started to crack and have been replaced by uprated ones.



Yikes! Will have to check mine!
Does this apply to the stock linkage, or are we talking about aftermarket units here?

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #4563
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Parts are

Pull rods from 450 rally bike
Rocker arm 660 rally bike ( requires machining)
Rear shock 450 rally ( Having a custom made Ohlins ttx made giving 305mm of travel)

Please remember my bike is used for racing desert rallies and had taken a lot of abuse.
Thanks for that. More questions though.....

Is the shock required? I am guessing that is what LukasM's question would be getting to. Correct me if I am wrong but, if the linkage is made for the Rally bike w/ 300 - 305mm of suspension (change in geometry) it wouldn't probably work with my lowly 250mm '08 shock.

Also, with those being rally parts, are they basically unobtanium (Made in such small quantities that the cost is outragous and us mere mortals probably can't even find them) or would they be redily available if I too wanted to upgrade?

While I don't race my bike, I still tend to beat the crap out of it and always bring it home in worse condition than it left. When I break a part or wear it out I always try to use a better one if it is available is the reason for my question.

However, if custom suspension is involved I guess I'll just have to live. Suspenders tend to be beyond my price range for upgrades at the moment.

P.S. - If I recall correctly, you once posted on here what the resistance value is for cancelling out the rollover switch. Do you happen to remember what that is? Thanks!

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #4564
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Since my seat is exploded again....

Enjoy ...

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #4565
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Re: BulletProof Swing Arm Guard

Got a prompt reply from them re: them making this part...hope they don't mind me sharing it:

Hi Ged,

We are looking into making the swingarm guard for the 690. I hope to get a bike delivered to the shop next week. Once my programmer looks at it I can commit to dates but right now we are just looking at the opportunity.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #4566
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I recently bought a used 2008 Enduro and just found out that it needs some work. How hard is it for someone with zero wrenching experience to: (1) change the spark plug, (2) change the spark plug cap, and (3) replace the rear tail light assembly?

Also, since I need to get a new tail light assembly, are there any specific ones that people recommend?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #4567
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Anyone put on Rally Raid 9.5 twin auxiliary tanks on their '12 690 yet?
Issues of side panels fitting?
I'd like to hear from you.

$223 more for a 2012 690 kit? One that doesn't fit?

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Old 07-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #4568
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Thanks for that. More questions though.....

Is the shock required? I am guessing that is what LukasM's question would be getting to. Correct me if I am wrong but, if the linkage is made for the Rally bike w/ 300 - 305mm of suspension (change in geometry) it wouldn't probably work with my lowly 250mm '08 shock.

The linkage geometery and ratio hasnt changed ( the extra travel is in the lenght of the shock, but would make you steering geometry change if still using the short front forks), but the standard shock will not work. The rally linkage uses a shock with a fork on the end instead of a bearing. The rally shock would also need to be shortened for the standard bikes. I'm already running factory cone valve forks so I dont have a problem.

Also, with those being rally parts, are they basically unobtanium (Made in such small quantities that the cost is outragous and us mere mortals probably can't even find them) or would they be redily available if I too wanted to upgrade?

All the rally parts are available, but are not cheap, the rally shock will be near $2500.
Their may be other parts that will work, I;ve only used what parts I've had in the workshop.If the ohlins guys can come up with a shock then parts may change.
I've also asked Ohlins to se if they can make a straight replacement shock for the 690 that will work with the standard linkage.

However, if custom suspension is involved I guess I'll just have to live. Suspenders tend to be beyond my price range for upgrades at the moment.

P.S. - If I recall correctly, you once posted on here what the resistance value is for cancelling out the rollover switch. Do you happen to remember what that is? Thanks!

22K resistor but I cant remember which 2 of the 3 wires it goes between.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:37 PM   #4569
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22K resistor but I cant remember which 2 of the 3 wires it goes between.
Awesome, the resistor size is the hard part. I can figure out the rest....

Thanks for the shock/linkage info.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:20 AM   #4570
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mmmmm.... for the rollover switch (EPC) I've simply disconnected the wires in the plug leaving connected only the green wire.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #4571
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mmmmm.... for the rollover switch (EPC) I've simply disconnected the wires in the plug leaving connected only the green wire.
Thats fine but you still require a working switch to prevent the fi light from flashing, With the resistor you can completely remove it from the system, thus removing another failure point.

only my thoughts from what we've done to the race bikes.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #4572
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Thats fine but you still require a working switch to prevent the fi light from flashing, With the resistor you can completely remove it from the system, thus removing another failure point.

only my thoughts from what we've done to the race bikes.
Oh, I misunderstood

so that's cool
how can we find the right couple of wires? simply trying one or the other?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:01 AM   #4573
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I recently bought a used 2008 Enduro and just found out that it needs some work. How hard is it for someone with zero wrenching experience to: (1) change the spark plug, (2) change the spark plug cap, and (3) replace the rear tail light assembly?

Also, since I need to get a new tail light assembly, are there any specific ones that people recommend?

Thanks for the help!
I can't speak to 1&2 but the tail assembly pretty much bolts on. You will need to remove or at least undo the one piece plastic that wraps around the fuel tank input and sides. To do this you need to remove the grab handles if they are mounted and undo some parts around the gas cap. After that you'll need to unplug the lights unbolt the tail and remove. Should take all of 20 minutes your first time through. Can't imagine the spark plug is all that involved either.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #4574
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Rally Raid Steering Damper

Hi All

I received my Rally Raid Products steering damper kit yesterday (RRP 020). No instructions were included to fit the post and pin. They appear to be slow to answer e-mail requests for the instructions. Anybody here got a link to installing their stuff or got original instructions that can be shared?
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:58 AM   #4575
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Road tyres

Hi ya,

Can anyone recommend some sticky road tyres to fit on standard wheels?

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