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Old 07-31-2012, 09:55 AM   #4816
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Thanks Aaron
any hints on how to get rid of the key switch? how about model of yamaha for the relay. I am leaning towrd the relay my self but i do hate the key switch too. my symnptoms sound similar to the ones you had
thanks

and i did check the kill swtich
thanks for all the suggestions.
I used a PVC coated SPST Toggle Switch like this: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...ersal+-+toggle



I used a piece of 1"x1" aluminum angle cut to fit in the area of the original switch and mounted to the same holes in the frame that the switch is located. Do remember that the stock switch also has the steering head lock so, when you remove the stock switch you need to seal this hole up to stop dirt/grim from getting into the area between the bearings. I just used some RTV on the back of my angle bracket and let it cure before installation. I can't upload pics at work. Will post a pic later tonight.

Notice that I also have a Rally Raid Steering Dampner Post mounted behind the angle the switch is mounted to. If you don't have this dampner post here you would need a larger piece of angle to get the switch out far enough to clear everything.




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Old 07-31-2012, 10:31 AM   #4817
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The key switch is just 2 wires...on off I believe. so you could just plug in a manual switch or wire in any other key switch of your liking.
Exactely.

I have dismantled it last weekend. Wires attached to it were very bad and partialy crimped. The key switch is a dry contact that you could easily swap with a watertight toggle switch.





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Thanks Aaron. Any hints on how to get rid of the key switch ? how about model of yamaha for the relay. I am leaning towrd the relay my self but i do hate the key switch too. my symnptoms sound similar to the ones you had thanks
Bob, You could also easily put a "hidden" watertight toggle switch in parallel with the key switch.

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:56 AM   #4818
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thanks guys
for a bike this complex i thought it would need a switch with 15million different poles
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:05 PM   #4819
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thanks guys
for a bike this complex i thought it would need a switch with 15million different poles
Bob,
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:46 PM   #4820
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thanks guys
for a bike this complex i thought it would need a switch with 15million different poles
Hey Bob Yamaha pn 4BH-81940-02 Most Yamaha bikes have them, so ask the dealer if you can paw through the relay box.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:56 PM   #4821
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:17 AM   #4822
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Alternator voltage / charging monitor

Not for everybody but on all bikes and on my beach fourby i have installed a small cheap battery voltage display. It sort of gives you an early warning of impending doom...that is an alternator that is not charging or even over charging. Simple to construct and about $9 on internet from FUTURLEC ( ship from Thailand ) ... supposed to be constructed flat but on some i put the LED's side on and encase in epoxy making it waterproof slim and durable...sorry about the focus... one pic of KTM couple of BMW 1150GS adv..also beach fourby ......on the KTM if the charging stops and you pull the blue fuse you are likely to get an hour of riding...[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:49 AM   #4823
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I just got done installing a Shindengen Mosfet R/R and a Volt gauge wired directly to the battery.




When the bike is running, I am charging at just under 14v regardless of RPM.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:25 AM   #4824
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Does anyone know the physical/ chasis differences between a 2012 690, and an 08/ 09-11?

I know it's 690cc, the seat pan design, and I know the 09-11s have the R suspension.

I want to know if my aftermarket accessories will fit. ie; Skid plate, RR soft luggage racks/ tail racks etc..

Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:20 AM   #4825
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Does anyone know the physical/ chasis differences between a 2012 690, and an 08/ 09-11?

I know it's 690cc, the seat pan design, and I know the 09-11s have the R suspension.

I want to know if my aftermarket accessories will fit. ie; Skid plate, RR soft luggage racks/ tail racks etc..

Thanks for any info.
I have an 08 & a 2012 model...they appear to be identical except for the tank shrouds.
2012 has 2008 headlight mask. Chassis-wise, I haven't found any differences.
I've been swapping stuff from the 08 and haven't found anything that won't fit the 2012
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:22 AM   #4826
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Does anyone know the physical/ chasis differences between a 2012 690, and an 08/ 09-11?

I know it's 690cc, the seat pan design, and I know the 09-11s have the R suspension.

I want to know if my aftermarket accessories will fit. ie; Skid plate, RR soft luggage racks/ tail racks etc..

Thanks for any info.
We now have one of the new 2012 models,which we have been looking over for changes from last years model.The main visible changes are as follows:
1.Lower suspension front & rear(same as previous E models)
2.E style headlight mask,headlight & clocks.
3.Re-styled side panels,but using the same fixing points as previous.
4.Oil feed take off from right-hand oil filter cover,connecting to an oil pressure switch behind the side panel.
5.Ignition coil re-positioned lower on frame.
6.White rear fender.
7.New graphics.
8.New handguards.
9.Changed triple clamp for more steering lock.
10.New rear caliper mount,with hole for ABS,look like they took it off the 990.

Although KTM brand it as an R model,it is quite definitely a re-brand of the old E model……..such a shame.
We will be building this one up this week to check all our products fit,and will announce any further changes if we find them.
http://s656.photobucket.com/albums/u…ro%20R%201012/
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #4827
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I have an 08 & a 2012 model...they appear to be identical except for the tank shrouds.
2012 has 2008 headlight mask. Chassis-wise, I haven't found any differences.
I've been swapping stuff from the 08 and haven't found anything that won't fit the 2012
When you say "tank shrouds", are you reffering to the front side plastics or something mounted to the fuel tank itself. My main concern would be if the RR soft luggage racks would line up to the mount points on the top rear of the fuel tank the same as the 08. I assume you have swapped a skid plate between the 2 bikes?

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We now have one of the new 2012 models,which we have been looking over for changes from last years model.The main visible changes are as follows:
1.Lower suspension front & rear(same as previous E models)
2.E style headlight mask,headlight & clocks.
3.Re-styled side panels,but using the same fixing points as previous.
4.Oil feed take off from right-hand oil filter cover,connecting to an oil pressure switch behind the side panel.
5.Ignition coil re-positioned lower on frame.
6.White rear fender.
7.New graphics.
8.New handguards.
9.Changed triple clamp for more steering lock.
10.New rear caliper mount,with hole for ABS,look like they took it off the 990.

Although KTM brand it as an R model,it is quite definitely a re-brand of the old E model……..such a shame.
We will be building this one up this week to check all our products fit,and will announce any further changes if we find them.
http://s656.photobucket.com/albums/u…ro%20R%201012/
Mitch, am I to assume that the rear caliper mount allows for the provision of ABS (possibly sometime in the future?), or the new 690 "has" ABS?

Thank you for the replies Gentlemen.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:06 AM   #4828
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All parts will swap,apart from the right hand tank,which we had to modify,but all else fits OK
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #4829
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Thanks Mitch.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #4830
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Thanks Aaron
any hints on how to get rid of the key switch? how about model of yamaha for the relay. I am leaning towrd the relay my self but i do hate the key switch too. my symnptoms sound similar to the ones you had
thanks

and i did check the kill swtich
thanks for all the suggestions.
I think your bike is punishing you for using that diesel pick-up oil.
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