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Old 09-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #5611
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Exhaust comes out the end of both of them, they go Vrooommmmm, vroooooooomm blub,blub,blub, vvrooooooooommmmm!!!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #5612
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Me too......I wanna know as I think my linkage is what is squeaking.....
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I'd put money on it! It was the squeaking that was driving me nuts that prompted me to perform the initial inspection... a couple shots of penetrating oil down there quieted things down for a couple days but the loose bearings remain! With my bike on the stand, I can lift the back wheel up more than 1/2" before the shock starts to move.

Well.... that sucks!

Mine just started squeeking too (just after I got back from BC Ged, maybe it is your dirt up there )

Didn't Beaney mention wearing out the yoke to the point that the hole was oval, or something along those lines..... (I'll search)

Found it...Post #4560 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4560

If you read the next few pages, I asked what components he used to "remedy" the situation and if I recall correctly, the solution involved expensive rally parts.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:06 AM   #5613
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Exhaust comes out the end of both of them, they go Vrooommmmm, vroooooooomm blub,blub,blub, vvrooooooooommmmm!!!!

You're a freaking prophet.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:13 AM   #5614
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Anybody here running the Leo Vince exhaust on their 690? Anyone know how it compares to the FMF Q4?
I've heard the FMF is obnoxious and the LV and Akra are a bit more subdued, FWIW.

Here's a inmate with the LV... maybe he'll respond if he heard the FMF.


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Old 09-21-2012, 04:43 AM   #5615
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My LV is pretty loud. I wouldn't want a pipe any louder, and I have the insert in.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:12 AM   #5616
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I've heard the FMF is obnoxious and the LV and Akra are a bit more subdued, FWIW.

Here's a inmate with the LV... maybe he'll respond if he heard the FMF.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyHEu...3&feature=plcp

FMF Apex is rediculously obnoxious, the Q4 is realatively quiet. Louder than stock, but not obnoxious at all.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #5617
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My LV is pretty loud. I wouldn't want a pipe any louder, and I have the insert in.
Buzz, have you ever been able to compare your LV with a FMF Q4 in terms of noise? Quieter is better for me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #5618
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I have the FMF Powercore and it's not that loud. Sounds pretty good I think!
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #5619
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I've heard the FMF is obnoxious and the LV and Akra are a bit more subdued, FWIW.

Here's a inmate with the LV... maybe he'll respond if he heard the FMF.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyHEu...3&feature=plcp
LV is quieter than the Akra, but not a whole lot. Did not have the restrictor plate in with the LV.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:27 AM   #5620
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Cool2 Changes to 690 (2012)

Hi all, I have made few changes to my happy bike for the better. After 3 000 km's I got sick of the TKC 80 tyres and put on a set of Pirelli MT 21's. I had my bike up to 150 km/h (+- 90 mph) with zero head shake. My tyres were re balanced and that seemed to have resolved the issue.

I installed the Rally Raid tanks. An additional 9 liters of fuel and a range of closer to 400 km's must be a win. I just need to get use the additional width. Bike looks super cool and aggressive with the new tanks?

Fitted an FMF comp pipe. Noise loud and awesome and low end torque has improved. Mapping is a disaster. I'm riding with the Ktm club in rsa tomorrow and will ask the guys for assistance

I had a local jocal bash plate fitted. The only issue is serious resonance from the bike's vibration. But at least my undersides will be protected in the gnarly off roaring I tend to love doing!

Will post pics as soon as I figure out how to post pics!

A few $$$$ spend but all for the better!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #5621
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Riders,
Me too......I wanna know as I think my linkage is what is squeaking.....


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I'd put money on it! It was the squeaking that was driving me nuts that prompted me to perform the initial inspection... a couple shots of penetrating oil down there quieted things down for a couple days but the loose bearings remain! With my bike on the stand, I can lift the back wheel up more than 1/2" before the shock starts to move.

Uller said:

"Well.... that sucks!

Mine just started squeeking too (just after I got back from BC Ged, maybe it is your dirt up there )

Didn't Beaney mention wearing out the yoke to the point that the hole was oval, or something along those lines..... (I'll search)

Found it...Post #4560 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4560

If you read the next few pages, I asked what components he used to "remedy" the situation and if I recall correctly, the solution involved expensive rally parts."
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I say:

Brad et al,

Brad, ya....musta been the BC silt that made it go "squeak"

My preliminary research via my friendly KTM shop says that to replace the entire linkage is about $200....not just the bearings. The "ovaling" identified in Uller's comment would be solved by warranty and/or non-warranty replacement of the entire pro-link suspension.

What causes the bearings to dry out and/or the ovaling???? I dunno: ....powerwashing, riding in lots of dusty conditions, inadequate grease in linkage from the KTM plant, alien pranksters.....or poor metallurgy ??????

As some/all of these bearings are needle/roller bearings, my experience with those (Husky 350) is that upon dis-assembly, the garage floor is littered with needle bearings and me crying .

My next step is to ride some more until the end of October and see this as a winter project (after 3 weeks in Mexico on a rented KLR....). Hopefully the squeak won't turn into a clunk in that time.

Stay tuned....more info/opinions welcomed
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #5622
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Exhaust comes out the end of both of them, they go Vrooommmmm, vroooooooomm blub,blub,blub, vvrooooooooommmmm!!!!
I concur.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:56 PM   #5623
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Buzz, have you ever been able to compare your LV with a FMF Q4 in terms of noise? Quieter is better for me.
Nope, but I can tell you I will probably make a quieter insert for the LV at some point.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:41 PM   #5624
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I have the FMF Powercore and it's not that loud. Sounds pretty good I think!

This is how my Powercore 4 sounds, this was just after I had repacked it and fitted a silencer...its still quite loud for me but I always wear ear plugs

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #5625
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I've had a couple of FMF's on different bikes as do/have my buddies and the consensus is that they're just too loud.

Thumbs up to Akro or Wings (which I'm running on my 690)
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