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Old 08-01-2012, 06:25 AM   #4831
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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   #4832
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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   #4833
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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   #4834
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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   #4835
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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   #4836
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Thanks Mitch.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #4837
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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
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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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Old 08-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #4838
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #4839
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I think your bike is punishing you for using that diesel pick-up oil.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #4840
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Just throwing this out there, the part manuals for each year have an asterisk by any parts that have changed year over year. I don't know if they've kept up the practice lately but it's easy to compare.

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:20 AM   #4841
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Just throwing this out there, the part manuals for each year have an asterisk by any parts that have changed year over year. I don't know if they've kept up the practice lately but it's easy to compare.

Jeff
They do.

It's just a little funny seeing that the "asterisked" 2012 front headlight mask or the sidestand are '08 items...
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:54 AM   #4842
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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.
Good move there Noah, could save you some trouble down the long road ahead.

Did you wire both + and - cables to the battery?

IRRC Fishfund had some troubles with the connectors breaking off, so make sure that the mounting is solid.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:01 AM   #4843
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Good move there Noah, could save you some trouble down the long road ahead.

Did you wire both + and - cables to the battery?

IRRC Fishfund had some troubles with the connectors breaking off, so make sure that the mounting is solid.
I only mounted the + cable to the battery right now. The - cable goes to the frame right below the R/R
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:10 AM   #4844
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I only mounted the + cable to the battery right now. The - cable goes to the frame right below the R/R
That should be fine, but if you want to wire it in the most reliable way now that you still have the time, tools and materials at home (I think?), I would run two straight cables with no splices (12 gauge should be fine), from the connector on the R/R on one end, directly to the battery poles on the other end.

This way you eliminate a couple of failure points due to a bad ground, a solder joint breaking, etc.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:09 AM   #4845
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That should be fine, but if you want to wire it in the most reliable way now that you still have the time, tools and materials at home (I think?), I would run two straight cables with no splices (12 gauge should be fine), from the connector on the R/R on one end, directly to the battery poles on the other end.

This way you eliminate a couple of failure points due to a bad ground, a solder joint breaking, etc.
I'm in Canada now on my way to Toronto. I'll have to remember to do this on my next service.
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