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Old 08-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #5236
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NAPA: 3095
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You will need 2 fuel injection hose clamps for 5/16 hose also. The filter will replace the quick connect and fit snugly between the airbox and the frame in the same location of the quick connect.

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Old 08-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #5237
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Thank you.
I got two clamps in the box with my NAPA filter.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:49 PM   #5238
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Hi there KTMers,

I'm looking at getting an single-lung adventure bike (2nd hand) for a big ol' Central/North American ride and am currently interested in the 690 Adventure or DR650. Some might say these bikes are chalk and cheese but this is what I've narrowed it down to for my own reasons...I've come here looking for your opinions on comfort of the 690 and to ask what sort of maintenance I'd be looking at if I owned one of these things.

Can any of you kind gentlemen shed some light on these topics? Obviously I'm looking at a ton of miles so comfort is paramount but so is maintenance once I get off the beaten track.

Thanks in advance for your help and hopefully I'll see you on the road!
Get a SeatConcepts seat. Just got one for my 690. Liked it better than the Renazco that was on it. I know I'll hear from the Renazco lovers, and truth be told, they ARE a good seat, but they are VERY pricey and I cannot say that the Renazco is more comfortable. I got a non slip cover for it and a local seat shop shop covered it for 35.00.
This is my 3rd seat from SeatConcepts and they were all great seats and good value.

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #5239
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Get a SeatComfort seat. Just got one for my 690. Liked it better than the Renazco that was on it.

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Not surprising that a seat custom made for someone else didn't feel good to you. That's the whole point of getting a seat specifically designed to your specifications.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #5240
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Hey, if anyone needs a Vortex ECU..... $500 shipped.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #5241
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Check out this seat manufacturer. The seat looks pretty cool.

http://www.motorbikesaddles.com/KTM%...om%20Seats.htm




Also, I saw on the German Touratech website that they have a new Kohedo seat out.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #5242
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Check out this seat manufacturer. The seat looks pretty cool.
Both are using the oem seat pan. It's worthless ... And pretty expensive. I mean up untill KTM comes up with a far better seat pan.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #5243
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Not surprising that a seat custom made for someone else didn't feel good to you. That's the whole point of getting a seat specifically designed to your specifications.
It wasn't that the Renazco was uncomfortable per se, it was OK. I did not like the cover at all, as I slid around on it too much. What I am impressed with is how comfortable and reasonable the seatconcepts seats are, and you don't have to wait for weeks for them. The biggest reason I got rid of the Renazco was because it didn't have a gripper cover. I have a couple buddies that have the Renazco seats and they love them, but for bang for the buck, SeatComfort are great. As I said this is my thrid.

I believe the other poster wanted to know what we were doing for comfort and thats what I did.

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #5244
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I got two clamps in the box with my NAPA filter.
Mine didn't. Went to CarQuest and had them cross the part number. I had to use standard hose clamps to fire the bike off, but I have some crimp style ones, and some FI screw type on the way. Won't get caught without again

It's back to good though. I gotta say KTMtwins came through with some great customer service
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #5245
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Get a SeatComfort seat. Just got one for my 690. Liked it better than the Renazco that was on it. I know I'll hear from the Renazco lovers, and truth be told, they ARE a good seat, but they are VERY pricey and I cannot say that the Renazco is more comfortable. I got a non slip cover for it and a local seat shop shop covered it for 35.00.
This is my 3rd seat from SeatComfort and they were all great seats and good value.

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is that seat comfort or seat concepts the later are GREAT
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:12 AM   #5246
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I got 16 km/l yesterday over a 350 off-road loop using Vortex's economy map. I was the only bike that had severe range issues.
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37 mpg's with the fuel economy map? What are you getting on the power maps?
With Vortex the power maps are not really required as everything runs pretty strong. After testing I settled for the econ map with the 10% softer initial throttle as a do everything map. I run within a bike length from a F800GS up to the 4th gear change before he leaves me. That's good enough for a single in my mind.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:03 AM   #5247
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Do you ever sit down, or just stand up all the time? If you ever sit down, you better sell that 690 before disaster strikes.

I understand your point, but don't live in that level of fear. Note that I have the rally raid side racks that provide direct support to the rear foot peg supports, although at some angle.

I'll be hot testing the system above, with Wolfman bags, for a week on the CAM 1000 (see in upcoming - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736274) where I'll be riding over 1000 miles of Colorado dirt in a week. I'll let you know how it holds up.
You usually sit down where frame and gas tank are "joined" (and not at the "end" of the seat) .
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #5248
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is that seat comfort or seat concepts the later are GREAT
Dont know what I was thinking. Yes, its the SeatConcepts seat.

Thanks for pointing that out. I'm going to edit my posts.

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #5249
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the 690 is FI not carbed so has the added complication of a fuel pump & computer mapping. they don't apear to like dirty fuel much either and the standard seat is woeful for anything remotely long distance. A lot of people new to FI bikes do struggle when something goes wrong as the technology can be frustrating to deal with especially out in the whop whops. Having said all that I have an 09 and have had little trouble with it apart from chains breakng which is my bad maintenance in anycase.

I have owned a DR as well (2nd hand) and can tell you the seats on those things are plain evil after 1-2 hrs. The tech on them is more familier to most people being that they are 30yrs old

The 690 needs oil changes every 5000 klm (the oil is not cheap for them either!) and valves checked every 10K but not much else. The DR will run on any old rubbish and has longer service intervals (can't recall what they are...10 yrs or something like that )

If you have it serviced by someone who knows what they are doing and dont try and outsmart the techs who designed the mapping, don't put the worst grade mongolian vinagar in it for fuel the 690 is a reliable bike.

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Nice one B2..... that about sums up the seat comfort question....it's ok as long as you don't sit on it
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yeah - if you only do rides that you sit down on buy a tiger 800 xc
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Nice one B2..... that about sums up the seat comfort question....it's ok as long as you don't sit on it
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yeah - if you only do rides that you sit down on buy a tiger 800 xc
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Get a SeatComfort seat. Just got one for my 690. Liked it better than the Renazco that was on it. I know I'll hear from the Renazco lovers, and truth be told, they ARE a good seat, but they are VERY pricey and I cannot say that the Renazco is more comfortable. I got a non slip cover for it and a local seat shop shop covered it for 35.00.
This is my 3rd seat from SeatComfort and they were all great seats and good value.

Garrett
As usual you guys have come up with some top quality info, thanks heaps! I'll be doing 6 weeks around the US with my old man who is an upholsterer and he's already in my ear about choice of bike.. I am mainly concerned with the seat and ergos of this bike for long distance.

I'll be then riding down to Peru on this orange beast...Do you think the bike can do it? I plan to dress her in adventure clothing i.e. proper seat, screen/fairings, perhaps a larger tank and appropriate luggage system. I seem to encounter two schools of thought regarding the 690 as a long-distance adventurer, one is that its an amazing bike the other is that is a glorified dirt squirter!

I will be hitting up as much off road as possible, but I need to be realistic and consider the long, consecutive days of tarmac I'll be facing. Do you think I should just be looking at a Tiger800 as one poster suggested?

I know these are some newbie questions but I really appreciate each individuals input!
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:38 AM   #5250
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is that seat comfort or seat concepts the later are GREAT

Look at pictures here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....7&postcount=10

It gives an idea of damages due do stappling. Imagine re-stappling. Better glue the Seat Concept instead.

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