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Old 09-15-2012, 05:22 AM   #5581
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Headshake- I don't find it makes me uncomfortable in the least. Did a 60 or so mile run on the pavement awhile back loaded with gear to a campout. KLR rider behind me said WTF! but to be honest I don't get anxious when it happens, and it's never "out of control" just oscilates for 10-15 seconds and settles back in. The bike just feels nervous at times. I've become accostomed to it and just ride through it.
I chalk it up to full knobs, 12 or so pounds of gear on the rear, me sliding back on the wider part of the seat, piss poor road conditions, etc..
Oddly enough it never seems to do it on dirt roads at any speed, or any condition. Could it be that the bike doesn't have enough traction on the dirt to actually build the rhythm needed?
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #5582
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Does the 690 of any or all the years have a flash to pass trigger on the light/horn control? Not just a witch to turn on high beam but a little trigger that can quickly flash high beam then return. I remember going to a KTM ride day where I rode all the bikes and they had that feature but I can't remember if the 690 did or not.

If it does, how hard does anyone think it would be to wire it to a '04 625 SXC that is road legal. I'm sure it is not plug and play but... Maybe some one could follow the switch to the plug and snap a pic,
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #5583
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Does the 690 of any or all the years have a flash to pass trigger on the light/horn control? Not just a witch to turn on high beam but a little trigger that can quickly flash high beam then return. I remember going to a KTM ride day where I rode all the bikes and they had that feature but I can't remember if the 690 did or not.

If it does, how hard does anyone think it would be to wire it to a '04 625 SXC that is road legal. I'm sure it is not plug and play but... Maybe some one could follow the switch to the plug and snap a pic,
My '08E does dunno about moving it to the SXC but it shouldn't be rocket surgery
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:58 AM   #5584
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Picked up my bike from service (15000km) and now the clutch is acting up. The mechanic says It's the clutch I want to say bad/wrong oil.

When I chech the oil window It's more then max, normally sits at half after my previous services.

Something is strange here :(

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:34 AM   #5585
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Headshake- I don't find it makes me uncomfortable in the least. Did a 60 or so mile run on the pavement awhile back loaded with gear to a campout. KLR rider behind me said WTF! but to be honest I don't get anxious when it happens, and it's never "out of control" just oscilates for 10-15 seconds and settles back in. The bike just feels nervous at times. I've become accostomed to it and just ride through it.
I chalk it up to full knobs, 12 or so pounds of gear on the rear, me sliding back on the wider part of the seat, piss poor road conditions, etc..
Oddly enough it never seems to do it on dirt roads at any speed, or any condition. Could it be that the bike doesn't have enough traction on the dirt to actually build the rhythm needed?
When I commented earlier saying that I have never had headshake on my bike I was referring to the kind of headshake I remember that scared the crap out of me. In other words, a "tank slapper" where you think you are going to meet your maker. I have said here before that my bike wanders on the highway which I am reasonably sure relates to pavement grooving, knobby tires, and all of the things said very well above by Buzztail and others. Definitionally I am not calling this headshake. The wandering is never scary to me, I accept it and correct for it. I have seen the Isle of Mann TT on TV many times and it is interesting to see close up shots of the bikes under power going over small rises in the road, getting airborne, and shaking their heads. I think Pantah explained this phenomenon before. The bike is under power and then momentarily it is airborne and it appears as though the condition causes a shock (kind of like chopping the throttle) that travels through the frame from the driving wheel (which in this case, along with the front wheel) is no longer in contact with the road and when it reaches the front it wags the front end. Pantah said this much more eloquently.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #5586
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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   #5587
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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   #5588
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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   #5589
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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   #5590
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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   #5591
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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   #5592
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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   #5593
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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   #5594
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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   #5595
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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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