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Old 07-18-2012, 11:37 AM   #4561
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Hi,

I've got them. Downloaded from my bike...

BR
Jorvik, any chance you can email them to me?
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #4562
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Installing a Kouba Link

I finally installed my 1 inch lower Kouba Link. It went on pretty easy. I bought an adjustable skid plate stand with a pedal lift on amazon for $60. Kind of a crappy lift, but it worked. I lifted the back off the ground slightly. It was pretty wobbly on the stand with that soft skid plate, so I stablized it with tie down straps.

You have to remove both footpeg assemblies to get to the forward link axle. Simply unscrew a cap screw at one end of the axle and push it through like a wheel axle. The rear link bolt slipped right out after taking off its 19mm nut. Then I had to raise the wheel up to remove the old link. The new one slipped right in place and the link axle and bolts went right back in without drama. Once I had it stabilized and had the right tools, the whole job took about 20 minutes.

After installing the link I put the sidestand back on and tested it. Interestingly, it seemed about the same. I sat on it and the seat was definitely lower, though. I am having the welder shorten the stand by 1/2 inch. Should be perfect but won't know until tomorrow.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #4563
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These ones have also started to crack and have been replaced by uprated ones.
Beaney, Can you please elaborate on the "uprated one".

Is there an updated part? If so, from what year/model? How widespread is this?

I think the rear link is the only part I haven't already removed/reinstalled from my 690.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:59 AM   #4564
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Beaney, Can you please elaborate on the "uprated one".

Is there an updated part? If so, from what year/model? How widespread is this?

I think the rear link is the only part I haven't already removed/reinstalled from my 690.

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.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:38 PM   #4565
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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.
Do those parts change geometry or are they just stronger?
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #4566
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Jorvik, any chance you can email them to me?
Check private, please.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #4567
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I just noticed in your pic above that there are new angles welded to your frame. Seeing the faint round rub marks, I am guessing that there is a new seat pan and modified frame on the '12 model......

I hadn't read of this yet.
Well, you do not read what I post then ...

These two right angles welded on the frame are for the 690 2012 seat. It has 4 rubber pillows in that area. 2 leveled, and two at the same place as ealier on the tube. 2 more then 2011 and earlier.

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Old 07-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #4568
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Well, you do not read what I post then ...

These two right angles welded on the frame are fro the 690 2012 seat. It has 4 rubber pillows in that area. 2 leveled, and two at the same place as ealier on the tube. 2 more then 2011 and earlier.

Paul Jr
. Gros Buck, I read all your posts......

Now, pulling that info from the depths of my noggin maybe not so much.

Once he responded, I had a little light bulb go off and remembered seeing a pic of the seat pan but, didn't recall noticing the angles on the frame. KTM kinda made it hard to upgrade to the better seat pan now didn't they.....
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #4569
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My old man just finished up his 690.

'08 690 Enduro
Trail Tricks suspension, brought up to R spec
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This thing is outright badass. I can't wait for him to let me give her hell.

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Old 07-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #4570
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. Gros Buck, I read all your posts...... Now, pulling that info from the depths of my noggin maybe not so much.
Since my seat is exploded again I will bring some modifications to the frame next winter ... Two more rubber pillows would have not changed anything ...





Enjoy ...

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #4571
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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   #4572
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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   #4573
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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   #4574
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Since my seat is exploded again....

Enjoy ...

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #4575
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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.

Thanks,
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