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Old 07-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #4741
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That said, there is this sweet DRZ400 I've sorta been looking at.....


Oh God. I hope you feel better soon.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #4742
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You sold the SE already?!?!! I did not get the memo.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:14 PM   #4743
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You sold the SE already?!?!! I did not get the memo.
Yup. Great bike but I just have to get away from riding for a while. Loph just bought one though...
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #4744
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new tank kit

John has delivered what he promised, a new tank kit for our 690s - rally replika look a like.
Great job John!!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #4745
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Hi,
I am a regular lurker on this thread even though I don't have a 690. I do plan to have one in the near future though so all of the info I learn here is very valuable. I am actually posting for a friend that is having a peculiar problem with his 2008. When the engine warms up, it will die as he approaches a stop and pulls in the clutch. The dealer bypassed the clutch safety by cutting the wire and supposedly connecting them elsewhere so the bike will start. The problem started soon after. The bike doesn't die when it is cold, only when warm. The dealer found 11 errors when the bike was plugged in and has cleared the errors in the ECU but the problem persists. This is probably not enough info but any info or thoughts would be a great help. Thank you
There are a lot of things that dealers should know, but don't. It's not a good idea to disable the clutch switch on 690 and 990 bikes. Beyond safety, there is logic in the Kehin FI which cuts all fuel to the injectors if the motor is above a certain RPM, in gear, clutch not pulled and the throttle is closed rather than use the idle map. This is done for emissions and fuel economy. Of course, if the ECU cannot determine cllutch state, the bike will die. This does not happen when the bike is cold since the FI operates in non loop-back mode (fixed mapping) and the above logic is bypassed until the motor is up to normal operating temp.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #4746
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Yup. Great bike but I just have to get away from riding for a while. Loph just bought one though...
...but not away from the 690 thread I hope!
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #4747
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I apologize for my contentiousness all! I lost heart for a moment but I'll try to be better now!
Apology graciously accepted.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:48 PM   #4748
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...but not away from the 690 thread I hope!
Just try to get rid of me.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #4749
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I have been thinking about getting a 690, but the last few pages have me a little leary. I do appreciate all the info you guys are sharing.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:04 PM   #4750
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I have been thinking about getting a 690, but the last few pages have me a little leary. I do appreciate all the info you guys are sharing.
^ which is exactly why I asked those with the higher mileage bikes to post up their experiences. I was pretty leery of pulling the trigger on a new 690 as well. Especially coming from a bulletproof and very simple designed XR650L. There are plenty of 690's out there with lots of miles that have had no issues. I wouldn't sweat it. If you research known problems for any bike, you will likely find problems with them all. They all have their own horror stories and those mega-threads will make those models sound unreliable as well. I think many problems that arise from some bikes is their own owners doing. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #4751
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:27 PM   #4752
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Adcice please

I have an 08 e with 20,000k,s on it and at times when i shut down the throttle it doesn't can be a little slow to react. Only does it now and then but it can be a bit hairy comming into a corner.

i havn't had it put on a diagnostic machine as it has been faultless so far and I'm a bit concerned that someone might f#ck it up.

Also I have some rally raid tanks and was wondering does it drain from them first?


any thoughts appreciated?

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #4753
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I have an 08 e with 20,000k,s on it and at times when i shut down the throttle it doesn't can be a little slow to react. Only does it now and then but it can be a bit hairy comming into a corner.

i havn't had it put on a diagnostic machine as it has been faultless so far and I'm a bit concerned that someone might f#ck it up.

Also I have some rally raid tanks and was wondering does it drain from them first?


any thoughts appreciated?

dave
No idea on the throttle, but I use my brakes for slowing for corners. Do not leave the petcocks open on the RR tanks until you have used up some fuel from the stock tank, or it'll overflow. Normally I run 100km or so before opening the taps, or wait for the reserve light to come on before opening them up.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #4754
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There are a lot of things that dealers should know, but don't. It's not a good idea to disable the clutch switch on 690 and 990 bikes. Beyond safety, there is logic in the Kehin FI which cuts all fuel to the injectors if the motor is above a certain RPM, in gear, clutch not pulled and the throttle is closed rather than use the idle map. This is done for emissions and fuel economy. Of course, if the ECU cannot determine cllutch state, the bike will die. This does not happen when the bike is cold since the FI operates in non loop-back mode (fixed mapping) and the above logic is bypassed until the motor is up to normal operating temp.
Excellent info - I didn't know that! Should be put on a sticker under the seat.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:08 PM   #4755
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I have been thinking about getting a 690, but the last few pages have me a little leary. I do appreciate all the info you guys are sharing.

Like a hungover redneck seeing his wife's shinners in the morning I realized I went overboard when people started talking about DRZ's!
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