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Old 09-27-2012, 07:47 AM   #5686
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You Are Right

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Well......I try to offer my help to those who present with a variety of "issues".

Your tidy shop is just what mine looks like under 20 years of crap build-up....so I am a bit envious . It is just evidence that you have WAY too much time on your hands ....or spend a lot of time in the garage ducking your wife's glare....

Your sign indicating submission to your wife's mood is one that hangs over more than just your head....but, if you came by we could talk a bit more about that

As for velcro....I remember my BMW rally days where the wake-up call was the sound of velcro tent openings and luggage bags clicking open or shut.

We all like to baby our rides in our own way....thanks for sharing yours

Ged, the sign actually came from an RN friend/co-worker of my wife. She was going to throw it away and my wife rescued it. I thought it was so good that I hung it over the garage door rather than pitch it. My wife is also an RN and is extremely understanding of my motorhead ways, allowing me to have a muscle car (nicely modified) and the 690. You are also right about having too much time. I am now semi-retired and teach part time. It allows me to further indulge my hobbies.

I probably overdid it on the photos but I have been posting for a long time without individual pics and just links to pics. I kid all of my riding buddies about the "Velcro thing" telling them that every problem on KTM's can be fixed with commercial grade Velcro. As a young man I was heavily influenced by the TV show "McGuyver".

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #5687
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looks like you got the hang of it mate! Well done young fella!!
A lot easier than I thought it would be. Still learning!

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:14 AM   #5688
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LYNX pics

...are available on their website! www.brittaniacomposites.com

Other than the unofficial look on my face, I still have not registered for "smugmug", so no pics but in all honesty my 690 looks like theirs, and yours, and his. But not hers.

Lighting

Awesome. Incredible. Functional. HID low beam and Halo high. As reviewed by many already, the HID low is splendid, and great bang for the buck I think. That "low" beam is the do it all. No shadows, ride at night with confidence for the average guy like myself. At 120 kph down the gravel road, the road surface is shadow free, ditches are lit up and every fox, cat, skunk that I seen on my trip two nights ago, I guarantee would not have been noticed before with stock lighting. Impressed, and will be riding lots more now at night, as once the kids are in bed that's where my free time lies is seems...

Windscreen

Never had one? I wanted one and I really like the look and feel so far. Frosty fog was out on my commute to work yesterday morning, I had the windscreen low and my facesheild was instantly frosted up. Put the windscreen on high, opened my helmuts face sheild and rode with a smiling face to work comfortably with no face protection other than the screen. CANNOT wait to go for another 2000 km trip down the loging roads, and offroads of Northwestern Ontario with this kit. Looking forward to trying in the rain, if it doesn't snow first...
Pleased am I.

Install

Like everyone, I read the instructions and then "did my best" Instructions were very good, I did plug the ballast in backwards, emailed for help and got a quick response from Brittania. They built it, and are very proud of it as they should be. The install was clean, took me a bit with some casual household interruptions. But to do it again it would take a third of the time. Simple, just not having done it before you get distracted looking at everything, or I did.

Looks

It was almost worth it just to have a kick ass frontpeice now. Transforms the bike, really does. I have know doubts, or regrets on this. Like the Corbin, the racks, and the Luggage cases I adapted this is a must have. Price is was good, and being Canadian I'm happy to have someone north of the border create a kit like this for me to support! Well done Brittania!

All is all, I'm happy and you should be too! Consider the Lynx folks, it is WORTHY!!

Ride Safe, Ride Often!!

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:27 AM   #5689
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Random...

Do your cases look like this? I had the valve cover off last night, and must have not had the gasket seated properly, so I had oil all over the bike when I got to work this morning.

Looked around, cleaned things up, and noticed this relief/hole in the seam between the cases and the cylinder... I don't think there is oil coming OUT of this spot, but there must have been some oil from the valve cover get into this area, and then dribble back out...

The oil was CERTAINLY coming from the valve cover, and I haven't noticed oil before this at all...



It almost looks factory, but one never knows...
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #5690
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I am running mousses in a 1.6" Excel rim, in fact that is the size that pretty much every rally bike I have seen uses? They are a pain to fit either way, though...

I'd say 1.6" for sure if you are riding mostly off road. They put a 1.85" on there as a compromise because it's a dual sport, just like they come with TKC80 (or at least they did).

Seth by raid wheels you mean RAD Mfg?
I think it is RAD. Now they are Pirelli MT21 stock, Lukas. I think I'll probably go for the Excel. But choices are RAD, Excel and DID (Ltx or Stx). We'll see how it feels.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #5691
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I had a list?
Ok. Not really a list, but an attempt to structure infos ...

I found it ... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723338
I also found Vector Leto: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=16802212

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #5692
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I think it is RAD. Now they are Pirelli MT21 stock, Lukas. I think I'll probably go for the Excel. But choices are RAD, Excel and DID (Ltx or Stx). We'll see how it feels.
RAD Mfg doesn't make rims, only hubs. The do build wheels using rims from Excel, DID, Sun (or used to) and CACR.

Go for the 1.6" A60 if you are after max. strength. It will still handle ok on road.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #5693
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Raid = Rad...yep thats it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:11 PM   #5694
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Multi-national 690r

In a moment of boredom I decided to check where my accessories came from:

Australia
Pro-fill fuel filter
Uni air filter
Vortex ECU
Motoz tires
Seat Concepts tyres

UK
Rally Raid Products Tank bolts
Steering damper mount
Bar raisers
Billet fuel filler cap conversion

USA
Scott Steering damper
Flatland skidplate
Superplush Rear spring
Dirt Bike Gear fender bag
Trail Tech TTO hour/tach meter
Ziptie Racing front axel pull
Rocky Mountain LED relay

South Africa
Hyde hand guards
Hyde Carcon fibre Case guard

Japan
Suzuki LTZ 400 fan switch

Italy
Pirelli UHD tubes

Germany
Touratech Shark fin

China
No name brand headlight bulbs (numerous)
LED indicators

A real mongrel, for sure. Some stuff like the fold away mirrors and foam grips I have no clue where it came from. Of course, most of these would be made somewhere completely different.

Thanks for letting me waste 3 minutes of your life
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #5695
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Team-I just tried fitting the correct part number UNI pod filter for these bikes and it is the absolute worst fitting part I've ever attempted to fit.

It should be a drop in, shouldn't it?

The fit is so bad the airbox cover won't even close.

The durometer of the sealing rubber is WAY higher than the sealing rubber on the stock pleated filter.

The sealing rubber is black, and the pods themselves are grey. Sure wished they were green, or white.

Have any of you had to trim the ID of the airbox filter hole in order to make this thing drop in correctly?

Hey Mr. UNI !! Don't they make straight edges and tape measurement devices south of the equator?

There's no way on earth I'd ride that bike around the neighborhood with a fit this poor.

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #5696
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yea, the list.....

The list of guns that got dropped during the invasion of France in WWII
That's one huge list!!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #5697
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Team-I just tried fitting the correct part number UNI pod filter for these bikes and it is the absolute worst fitting part I've ever attempted to fit.

It should be a drop in, shouldn't it?

The fit is so bad the airbox cover won't even close.

The durometer of the sealing rubber is WAY higher than the sealing rubber on the stock pleated filter.

The sealing rubber is black, and the pods themselves are grey. Sure wished they were green, or white.

Have any of you had to trim the ID of the airbox filter hole in order to make this thing drop in correctly?

Hey Mr. UNI !! Don't they make straight edges and tape measurement devices south of the equator?

There's no way on earth I'd ride that bike around the neighborhood with a fit this poor.

Dirty
I had to cut a large amount of the sealing rubber off of the UNI filter to make it fit... I recall there being instructions that came with the filter stating that I would need to trim as much as 10mm around the edge to make it fit, if they knew it needed to be trimmed, why didn't they just make it that way? I too thought about cutting the box, but I'd rather not modify the expensive parts to make the cheap parts fit! I now just have a UNI pod filter attached directly to the throttle body, but this is definately not a solution for everyone.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #5698
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I had to cut a large amount of the sealing rubber off of the UNI filter to make it fit... I recall there being instructions that came with the filter stating that I would need to trim as much as 10mm around the edge to make it fit, if they knew it needed to be trimmed, why didn't they just make it that way? I too thought about cutting the box, but I'd rather not modify the expensive parts to make the cheap parts fit! I now just have a UNI pod filter attached directly to the throttle body, but this is definately not a solution for everyone.
After closer inspection, I had that same overmold edge on the ID of the Airbox body and after looking at it's jaggedy edge decided it was pretty apparent it wasn't supposed to be there.

Quick work with a utility knife, and that overmold is gone. The fit is 75% there now. I'll trim the forward most overmold lip when I remove the airbox.

Stock Can and this UNI, with no remap, and I should be fine, eh?

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #5699
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Stock Can and this UNI, with no remap, and I should be fine, eh?
air filter oil will impede flow a bit so that should help
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #5700
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Twin Air part number



Anyone have the Twin Air part number handy for this filter?

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