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Old 09-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #5566
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Well put nippybit. Never have I seen anything like a tank slapper on this bike. Just kind of wags itself down the road
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #5567
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My '08E does dunno about moving it to the SXC but it shouldn't be rocket surgery
Hey buzztail, thanks. Maybe if your at the trot or over this way with the PAR group one day I'll get to take a peak. I have only ridden with a group up in BW once as married life has prevented me, but that has all changed now.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:28 AM   #5568
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Hey buzztail, thanks. Maybe if your at the trot or over this way with the PAR group one day I'll get to take a peak. I have only ridden with a group up in BW once as married life has prevented me, but that has all changed now.
Tim, I'll be at the trot unless I'm traveling on bidness. Haven't missed one yet
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #5569
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linkage bearings

While I had my shock off a couple days ago I found that every single linkage bearing had excessive play in it, I was hoping it would be just one or two of them. Surprisingly both shock bearings are still nice and snug. For those that have replaced their rear suspension linkage bearings, did you use OEM (~$200 just for bearings/seals, no sleeves or hardware) or have you found a source for a kit?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #5570
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Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?
I have, it was a huge improvement. No more aching neck/ back issues.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #5571
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Yea, I'm with you. I've had it wag in the deep sand at 100mph but thats normal to me, part of the experience.

Was that in the northeast somewhere? I'd love to find some deep, fast sand to practice on in our neck of the woods.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:13 AM   #5572
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Awesome. I was going to order a rally kit yesterday from you guys. I'll hold out until production starts. Will there be rally kit as well as an adventure kit?

Sorry for the piece-meal questions.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #5573
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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.
You're asking for trouble when using Red High Temp RTV. It outgasses acetic acid gas and does not play well at all with ethylene glycol or engine oil or gasoline.

You're asking for trouble when using ANY RTV that has a vinegar smell when it comes to fuels, oils, or coolants.

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:38 AM   #5574
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I've used black RTV adhesive on a couple sets of DRZ case covers and never had a problem.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #5575
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You're asking for trouble when using Red High Temp RTV. It outgasses acetic acid gas and does not play well at all with ethylene glycol or engine oil or gasoline.

You're asking for trouble when using ANY RTV that has a vinegar smell when it comes to fuels, oils, or coolants.

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... And it's actualy WRITTEN on the RTV tube ...

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Old 09-16-2012, 12:55 PM   #5576
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... And it's actualy WRITTEN on the RTV tube ...

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Quite often not the case. The Permatex Ultra Black specifically plays very nicely with gasoline. On the other hand, all pretty much irrelevant. The OP is asking about sticking protective covers to the casing. It should not come into contact with oils and gasoline, and if it did, that would be the least of my worries. As an aside, I have my protective covers firmly stuck in place with high temp RTV silicone
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:23 PM   #5577
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[, I have my protective covers firmly stuck in place with high temp RTV silicone[/QUOTE]
me 2 with no probs
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:59 PM   #5578
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Quite often not the case. The Permatex Ultra Black specifically plays very nicely with gasoline. On the other hand, all pretty much irrelevant. The OP is asking about sticking protective covers to the casing. It should not come into contact with oils and gasoline, and if it did, that would be the least of my worries. As an aside, I have my protective covers firmly stuck in place with high temp RTV silicone
You hooked my curiosity ...

I'm back from the garage and all Permatex products I have there clearly stipulates: "Incompatible with Petroleum Products" except the grey one: "Permatex Moto Seal 1" which is a "removeabe" temporary gasket mainly for 2 strokes motors that you open frequently anyway.

The high temp tube (red), the sensor safe tube (blue) have this warning written on, but if I open Permatex's web page here : http://www.permatex.com/documents/td...tive/81160.pdf There is no mention about petroleum compatibility ...

Can read also this about "Fuel Resistant Gasket" http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut...ge_sealant.htm

I find this confusing ... I'll stick to what's written on the tube ...

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #5579
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I need to put a number on my bike.

I have never wanted to sale it but I was rearended Friday night and I think it may be totaled. How do I determine a fair price?
It is an 08 690e it is stock except for a uni foam filter flatland skid plate and custom made luggage rack It has around 13k miles on it and is in good shape with all service work done. I have looked for similar bikes forsale but have not found one which leads me to think the NADA value would be incorrect due to the unavailablilty of the bike. I want to keep it or have it replaced. How do I ensure I get a replacement.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #5580
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Ptex Ultra Black is fine-plays well with fuels and oils, just as the Loctite Black RTV's. I've never run across an acetoxy cure Black RTV.

Team-I just picked up a '12 690 Enduro yesterday from the Pensacola, Florida area with less than 900 miles on the clock and am itching to de-smogify and get rid of that nuclear reactor of a tail pipe.

Going to be putting my beloved '07 640A on the market in the next few weeks once I get her cleaned up.

I've spent the weekend reading through this entire thread and am taking copius notes.

When I got back to the house last night I rode her around the neighborhood and kept saying....HOLY F#CK this thing is a freakin' BEAST!! I am floored the way this bike surges once if falls into the higher rev range and wants to pick up the front end. HOLY MOLY!!

Should I go the Twin Air foam filter with RR cage, or the Uni double pod filter? Asking because I haven't picked up on the consensus of the group-everyone seems pretty evenly mixed.

The Q4 will be the route to replace the stock inferno can.

It still seems a remap is in order once the filter and can change are made-am I wrong?

Akra Map flash at my friendly local KTM dealer? Or should I go another route?

Thanks much for everyone's patience with the 690 Noob questions.

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