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Old 07-28-2012, 05:43 AM   #4741
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Commin up on 20.000km (no idea what that is in miles...) on mine -08, and no errors that wasn´t on me

Mine is kinda "reworked" and has seen some hard moments (and crashes ) incl. mx-track
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:03 AM   #4742
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[QUOTE=blakrj;19231683]My first 690 had 5,000km of some of the worst conditions in the Borneo jungle and lived outdoors in close to permanent 100% humidity and never missed a beat. QUOTE]

Very cool... I've never seen any other enduros out here! Where were at? I was just in Pontianak trying to cut thru to Kuching and I've spend quite a bit of time in Sabah.
For true jungle riding I've wondered if a 2 wheel drive, KTM freeride with recluse, winch, and spikes in the tire wouldn't be the ticket. I've actually fantasized about having a low front fender contraption like the cow movers on trains that would have razor sharp edges on them and cut vegetation as it went.

I apologize for my contentiousness all! I lost heart for a moment but I'll try to be better now!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:10 AM   #4743
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I have a 09 R with a total of 14k miles. Dirt in the winter, supermoto in the summer. Only one valve adj. , and 4 speedometers i didn't need. Orig worked fine, dealer said there's a recall. On my 4th one. My bike has seen daily wheelies, rev limiter up shifts, 4 trackdays a year, and a good hard raping everytime i put my leg over it. It has the slightest amount of coolant being pushed out the overflow that started 1 month ago. Going to millville NJ for another trackday tomorrow and try to blow it up again. But i keep getting denied.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #4744
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Talking 2008 690

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
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:00 AM   #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

Try the TPS reset, as well as the 15 minute idle reset from dead cold (sitting overnight). That always seemed to sort mine out when it would act that way.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #4746
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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
Do you have the codes that were cleared? Might be telling you something.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #4747
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Parachute math question:
2 guys jump out of an airplane. 1 guy has a quality chute that deploys 99.9% with no back up. The other guy has a cheaper chute that only opens correctly 80% of the time BUT he has 2 back ups for a total of 3. Whose got the better odds for survival?
The chute either deploys or does not, 50/50 in each case.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #4748
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The chute either deploys or does not, 50/50 in each case.

Do you want me to pack your chute, or would you prefer a Jumpmaster do it?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #4749
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Do you want me to pack your chute, or would you prefer a Jumpmaster do it?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #4750
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My first 690 had 5,000km of some of the worst conditions in the Borneo jungle and lived outdoors in close to permanent 100% humidity and never missed a beat. QUOTE]

Very cool... I've never seen any other enduros out here! Where were at? I was just in Pontianak trying to cut thru to Kuching and I've spend quite a bit of time in Sabah.
For true jungle riding I've wondered if a 2 wheel drive, KTM freeride with recluse, winch, and spikes in the tire wouldn't be the ticket. I've actually fantasized about having a low front fender contraption like the cow movers on trains that would have razor sharp edges on them and cut vegetation as it went.

I apologize for my contentiousness all! I lost heart for a moment but I'll try to be better now!
Ricky, I was based out in Brunei for 4 years and loved the riding opportunities we had. 3 of us bought the 690 Rs in 2010 with the goal of circumnavigating the whole island, but had to scale back the trip due to lack of time. We did Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei, but had to skip Kalimantan. We used logging roads, mouse trails or whatever got us to where we wanted to go. Probably one of the best places I have had the pleasure to ride, whether it was a slippery clay road, or the friendly people we met wherever we went. After all, where else in the world do you get to enjoy the pristine rain forests and even have the opportunity to ride through and enjoy places like the Maliau Basin or ride along the trails on Mount Kinabalu. My only regret was not riding more when I was there.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #4751
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For anyone with those g-it case covers did you just use high temp rtv gasket silicone. I have some permatex copper rtv but kinda afraid to glob that crap all over my clutch cover.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:13 AM   #4752
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For anyone with those g-it case covers did you just use high temp rtv gasket silicone. I have some permatex copper rtv but kinda afraid to glob that crap all over my clutch cover.
I used Permatex Ultra Black on my carbon covers. Heat and fluid resistant. Works well.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:13 AM   #4753
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For anyone with those g-it case covers did you just use high temp rtv gasket silicone. I have some permatex copper rtv but kinda afraid to glob that crap all over my clutch cover.
Yes, I used a black high temp permatex rtv liberally applied to both faces. Then pushed/twisted them on to ensure good contact and then used masking tape to ensure the didn't move/slide/slip until the silicone cured. That was two years ago.......
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:16 AM   #4754
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I used Permatex Ultra Black on my carbon covers. Heat and fluid resistant. Works well.
Mr. Barman,

Maybe you stated this before but, I missed it.........

First, you sell/trade a well Farkled 690 for a 950 SE.

Now, you have gone and sold the SE too and are bikeless.

Whats going on inside that cranium of yours?

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Old 07-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #4755
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Rtv it is then, thanks!
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