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Old 07-19-2012, 10:13 AM   #4576
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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I don't have either the tool kit (so no spark plug wrench) or a torque wrench...
Astatine, any bike requires a certain amount of maintenance.
Even from new the 690 needs a toolset handy. And especially a used KTM.

Tool up! ...Get some hand cleaner and shop rags and go for it!

On my marathon RR tanks install a heat gun is needed to mold the plastics into compliance.
I too learn as I go.

Now to go drill my fuel pump...
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:07 AM   #4577
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Just stick a flat head screwdriver in the notch on the spark plug cap and pop it off. Use a 14mm deep socket and flexible joint in between to 3" extensions and you wont have to remove the air box.
Just use the drain hole for the plug and a little compressed air and it pops right out
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #4578
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Hmmm... Can you ask on how they fitted up?

I would say the side panels are a special design for working with the twin tanks?
When the front of my side panels are mounted up, the rear mounting points a almost 2"off!
I can almost bend them to fit, but not quite.
I can get the side pictured to fit.
The other side is worse & I haven't been able to align to bolt the rear into the top tank mount. Grrr

I should have read between the line on RR stuff 'barely' fitting & sketchy replies to customers.

I don't have the RR tanks so, I am just guessing but, would it be possible to loosen the tanks slightly allowing them to move into a "better place" that would then allow proper fitment of the side panels without resorting to the heat gun?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #4579
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Astatine, any bike requires a certain amount of maintenance.
Even from new the 690 needs a toolset handy. And especially a used KTM.

Tool up! ...Get some hand cleaner and shop rags and go for it!

On my marathon RR tanks install a heat gun is needed to mold the plastics into compliance.
I too learn as I go.

Now to go drill my fuel pump...
Thanks for all the encouragement! I should bite the bullet and just do it. It'll save a bunch of money, assuming I don't completely mess it up...
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #4580
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I made up this to plug into the loom so to keep all connectors intact.
Well now you went and made it even easier. Thanks again, Beaney

(I asked about removing this sensor a couple of years ago to eliminate the possible failure point and the response I got was just short of calling me stupid. It is nice to know I wasn't completely off my rocker. )

It probably should be mentioned thought that by removing this sensor the bike will continue to run, with you trapped underneath it, while it is spewing gass all over the place. With that being said, I will soon be adding another resistor to my 690.

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Those two wires have the resistor soldered between them, and that plug connects to the one that used to go into the sensor?
That is correct. I however, have already butchered my wiring harness in so many locations that I will be completely pulling the wires back to the computer and adding the resistor there. Eliminating the need for the connector.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #4581
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Thank you very much! One more question. What is the best way to get that exact connector? Does it have a # ?
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #4582
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Thank you very much! One more question. What is the best way to get that exact connector? Does it have a # ?
http://www.corsa-technic.com/item.ph...category_id=54

6-Way Plug Kit

# B6AP
Contents: 1 plug, 6 seals, 6 pin contacts P/N: BPINMating half of connector: B6AS
Typical Application:
- 06-09 YZF-R6 secondary injector harness (main harness side)
- <06 YZF-R6 injector harness (sub-harness side)



Price: $3.38
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Quantity: Kit
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:45 PM   #4583
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http://www.corsa-technic.com/item.ph...category_id=54

6-Way Plug Kit

# B6AP
Contents: 1 plug, 6 seals, 6 pin contacts P/N: BPINMating half of connector: B6AS
Typical Application:
- 06-09 YZF-R6 secondary injector harness (main harness side)
- <06 YZF-R6 injector harness (sub-harness side)



Price: $3.38
Quantity Discount Available:
Quantity: Kit
I am book-marking that web site!
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #4584
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Hmmm... Can you ask on how they fitted up?

I would say the side panels are a special design for working with the twin tanks?
When the front of my side panels are mounted up, the rear mounting points a almost 2"off!
I can almost bend them to fit, but not quite.
I can get the side pictured to fit.
The other side is worse & I haven't been able to align to bolt the rear into the top tank mount. Grrr

I should have read between the line on RR stuff 'barely' fitting & sketchy replies to customers.

Hey bud,
A couple things: Loosen the tank mounts and keep moving them till they fit (with the side pannels).. once they are in the right spot, tighten them down and you never have to worry. I replaced the bottom screw with a stud. Much easier to fit everything together. Take your time and do it right. It will be worth it in the long run.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #4585
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Thanks for the advice gentlemen.
I did get the kit installed today.

For those who have installed, you pivot the tank off the lower radiator mount to fit the main tanks mounts. It just about sits 'right' without much adjustability.

Yes it took the heat gun to get the fit.
I'm sure practice makes perfect.

Thank you to ktmmitch for a reply.
I will be looking for the updated rectifier mount. Apparently as the older models have.

Funky fitting install but here she is.



Funny, everything with this bike is pain. From mapping/fueling, to glitchy electrics to dealer issues.
But the end result is a good performing bike.
Heres to the future.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #4586
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I can't see your pics.
Ok. 2nd shot ...











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Old 07-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #4587
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I can see those.


That sucks.....

You know, I was impatient and didn't want to do the Renazco wait so, I went with a Corbin a few years ago. At first, I kinda liked it. It was definitely better than stock. Then, maybe not so much. However, it is growing on me again. I just have to remember to sit on the back cushy portion on longer sections and life is good.

A big bonus, It has an aftermarket seat pan that is very strong. (It is noticably heavier than stock though.)

Maybe an option to regularly purchasing factory seats that only end up breaking on you.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #4588
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Just checking in. No progress on any projects right now. Life is getting in the way and every vehicle I own needs to be repaired so that the 690 waits patiently for the teardown and I don't get to ride much . Ordered parts for the sprinter yesterday and today I'll work on Saab #1. Might get out for a ride on the Berg tomorrow...after I replace the rear brake light.

I did get to play on 4 wheels last weekend:

Codrove with Greg Healey in his 1978 Datsun 280Z car...won the group 5 class on Friday and Saturday...12th overall out of 20 or so cars in regional on Friday and 2nd overall on Saturday...also won $600 in the Dmack tire challenge for taking 2nd.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:35 AM   #4589
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Whats the teardown in aid of Seth , a simple look see , problems from the leaking water pump seals , burning oil ?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:50 AM   #4590
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Whats the teardown in aid of Seth , a simple look see , problems from the leaking water pump seals , burning oil ?
Bike overheated in Australia...turned out water pump seals had failed. Fixed water pump seals back in USA and then Headgasket failed when bike got warm after 60 miles of riding. Have to pull head at least, check for warpage, replace head gasket, go from there etc.
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