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Old 10-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #5791
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OK - dont throw stones for asking this timeless question

MT21's or 606's

Offroad, gravel, firelanes, singletrack, and pavement(with the wife aboard sometimes)

Somethings gotta last longer than the stock Pirelli's
M-12 front and what ever is cheap in the back
enjoy for 500 miles and replace
its a dirt bike it aint supposed to get milage
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #5792
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Hey everyone.

Just picked up a 08 690 Enduro and I've been addressing the hard start issue that crops up. At first I thought it was a weak battery, but it is putting out plenty of volts and current.

So after digging in the thread, it sounded like the decomp spring is the culprit. My only question is, I am not sure how the spring should be correctly set up.

Here is a link to a very close up picture, and I am pretty sure this is not how the spring should be but just want someone else to chime in.

http://imgur.com/Ka9AE

I figure the spring needs to be under, not over that grey guide.
My 08 was hard to start as well. After the installation of a Power Commander V I have zero issues with the bike starting.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #5793
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OK - dont throw stones for asking this timeless question

MT21's or 606's

Offroad, gravel, firelanes, singletrack, and pavement(with the wife aboard sometimes)

Somethings gotta last longer than the stock Pirelli's
I have been using a 606 front and a Kenda 270 in the rear. No more knobby humm on the slab, and I dont feel bad about burning it off if I want to. They are also cheap! For fire roads, two track, single track, exploring they they have been great. I have not ridden the tire in mud! I have a KTM 200 for that type of stuff.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #5794
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Still bike shopping....How does the 690 compare to a XR650l?
Frankly, having owned both I can say with certainty: the 650L is 30 year old technology and rides like it. The 690 is 5 year old technology.

3x the power (I'm not exaggerating) slightly less weight, better suspension, better brakes, what's not to like?
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:59 PM   #5795
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Frankly, having owned both I can say with certainty: the 650L is 30 year old technology and rides like it. The 690 is 5 year old technology.

3x the power (I'm not exaggerating) slightly less weight, better suspension, better brakes, what's not to like?
Dealer tried to push me towards the 500exc but the 690 seems more my style. 3x the power? I'd be happy with 2x.... I enjoyed the Honda but love FI and really want a modern bike with a good suspension. I do 50/50 road/dirt and I'd be afraid the EXC would take a beating on the pavement.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #5796
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Dealer tried to push me towards the 500exc but the 690 seems more my style. 3x the power? I'd be happy with 2x.... I enjoyed the Honda but love FI and really want a modern bike with a good suspension. I do 50/50 road/dirt and I'd be afraid the EXC would take a beating on the pavement.
Really sounds like the 690 is your ride. I have thought of selling my 690 and getting a 500 but I never do it because the 690 is suited for pavement much better than the 500 and the service intervals are a lot less for the 690 compared to the 500. The 500 would be better on tight trails or more challenging off road terrain but that's about it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #5797
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Agreed. 2012 KTM 690 Enduro R- everything I wish my XR650R was. (modified to my specs, of course)
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #5798
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I ordered a YZ 450 throttle body today to see if the MAP, TPS sensor and the injector are the same as the 690. You can actually buy everything separately through Yamaha instead of having to buy the entire KTM t-body. The injector is $129 and the MAP sensor is $109, forgot to ask about the TPS. I'll let you tinkerers know what happens......
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #5799
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M-12 front and what ever is cheap in the back
enjoy for 500 miles and replace
its a dirt bike it aint supposed to get milage
I got 2 dirtbikes for that A 520EXC(plated) and a 250EXC smoker

The 690 is my streetbike

After I posted this, I read a thread about some dude havin issues with the 606. So's I is goin with the MT21, maybe a Mefo - the 908RR is too pricey for a 2 tire a season bike

With 3 offroad bikes, I change tires A LOT. Would like one bike I dont have to mess with all that much. RMATV has the MT 21 for 89.99 - probably the most reasonable tire Id find to do what I want


But thanx Bob - always nice to see the light
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #5800
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Stalling after Service

Any suggestions guys?

Took my 2010 KTM 690 Rto a non-KTM (but Local) dealer to do my 15,000 km service. Reason being just not enough time it seems, and I was 2,000 km late already.
Was not worried about anything mechanically, the 690 has always ran perfect for me.

Have the bike back, drove home and it stalled when I put it in N. Also noticed it hesitating when I started from a dead stop.

Drove again this evening, same thing. When I come to stop, the bike stalls. When I start it, it idles fine? Maybe a bit slow.

My theory, they mis-adjusted the valves maybe? No lines kinked, and never had fuel problems.

Gonna call them tommorrow, see what they think, and how much they adjusted them...

I know, I know, I usually do my own wrenching, but a KTM, a Honda, and a third bike shop all closed in the city close by this year, figured even though it costs a hair more for parts I better start supporting the local shops! (or at least try them)

Am I wrong on the valve guess? I figure it is the only thing they could mess up...or does the stalling at stop indicate something else?

Any info appreciated before I call and make an ass of myself....

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #5801
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Any suggestions guys?

Took my 2010 KTM 690 Rto a non-KTM (but Local) dealer to do my 15,000 km service. Reason being just not enough time it seems, and I was 2,000 km late already.
Was not worried about anything mechanically, the 690 has always ran perfect for me.

Have the bike back, drove home and it stalled when I put it in N. Also noticed it hesitating when I started from a dead stop.

Drove again this evening, same thing. When I come to stop, the bike stalls. When I start it, it idles fine? Maybe a bit slow.

My theory, they mis-adjusted the valves maybe? No lines kinked, and never had fuel problems.

Gonna call them tommorrow, see what they think, and how much they adjusted them...

I know, I know, I usually do my own wrenching, but a KTM, a Honda, and a third bike shop all closed in the city close by this year, figured even though it costs a hair more for parts I better start supporting the local shops! (or at least try them)

Am I wrong on the valve guess? I figure it is the only thing they could mess up...or does the stalling at stop indicate something else?

Any info appreciated before I call and make an ass of myself....

Thanks!

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #5802
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M-12 front and what ever is cheap in the back
enjoy for 500 miles and replace
its a dirt bike it aint supposed to get milage
Yeap ...

Quite like this overhere too ...

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I ordered a YZ 450 throttle body today to see if the MAP, TPS sensor and the injector are the same as the 690. ...
Do you rather mean "compatible". I have a hard time thinking Yamaha are shopping for parts at the same place as KTM.

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #5803
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T-Body?

Sorry, by T-Body you mean the what now?

As in the air intake boot or something else? I'm sure I'll understand once I pull the sides off...

Tighten a clamp or is it a male/female thing?

thanks!

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #5804
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Sorry, by T-Body you mean the what now?

As in the air intake boot or something else? I'm sure I'll understand once I pull the sides off...

Tighten a clamp or is it a male/female thing?

thanks!

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I think he means throatle body (Carb in a former life), check the rubber connection either side of it (air filter & inlet) is fitted correctly.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #5805
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I got 2 dirtbikes for that A 520EXC(plated) and a 250EXC smoker

The 690 is my streetbike

After I posted this, I read a thread about some dude havin issues with the 606. So's I is goin with the MT21, maybe a Mefo - the 908RR is too pricey for a 2 tire a season bike

With 3 offroad bikes, I change tires A LOT. Would like one bike I dont have to mess with all that much. RMATV has the MT 21 for 89.99 - probably the most reasonable tire Id find to do what I want


But thanx Bob - always nice to see the light
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Seriously the M-12 and whartever rear. work real good for 500 miles but I usually get about 12-1500 miles out of a set. they wear off and loose grip to a level and then they just keep on going
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