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Old 10-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #5881
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[QUOTE=Seth S;19786650]A full suspension upgrade on a 690 could be close to $3000 once you buyt the fork and rear shock...possibly more for valving and springs. Sounds expensive but it will be the best upgrade you could ever do.[/QUOTE]
I dissagree Seth..........fixing the fuel delivery issues is top on my list right now
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:19 AM   #5882
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A full suspension upgrade on a 690 could be close to $3000 once you buyt the fork and rear shock...possibly more for valving and springs. Sounds expensive but it will be the best upgrade you could ever do.[/QUOTE]
I dissagree Seth..........fixing the fuel delivery issues is top on my list right now
assuming your bike runs fine of course the suspension upgrades will be the most beneficial.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #5883
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I got a weird problem.
In the last couple of days, the bike's having problems starting when cold. This seems to be something electrical, though I have no idea where to start troubleshooting it.

When I hit the starter button the bike does what seems to be like a quarter of a crank and then it's like the bike is restarting (the displays restarts and the fuel pump primes).
If I keep the starter button pressed, this will go on continuously.
When this happens, I turn the switch on and off, and after a couple of times the bikes starts just fine.

Any ideas where to look before I take the bike down to the dealer?
Sounds like a weak battery to me
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #5884
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Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo, but I'm not sure if it'll be less work than to pump a tire full of air by hand.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #5885
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Hi guys
So i have this weird problem on the 690, i have a giant loop bag for the adventure ride...what that does is push me further in the seat...so when i am sitting on the bike with my legs on the footpegs, the feet is at an angle to the brake pedal....
and so when i try to apply the rear brake, i have to either lift my feet and readjust to brake or if in the same position i just end up locking the rear brakes....
is there a way to move the rear pedal further out maybe by few inches....i am also trying to get a tail rack so that i can try to move the giant loop further out...
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #5886
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Hi guys
So i have this weird problem on the 690, i have a giant loop bag for the adventure ride...what that does is push me further in the seat...so when i am sitting on the bike with my legs on the footpegs, the feet is at an angle to the brake pedal....
and so when i try to apply the rear brake, i have to either lift my feet and readjust to brake or if in the same position i just end up locking the rear brakes....
is there a way to move the rear pedal further out maybe by few inches....i am also trying to get a tail rack so that i can try to move the giant loop further out...
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Look into your owner's manual... the rear brake pedal position can be adjusted up and down.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:10 AM   #5887
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Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo, but I'm not sure if it'll be less work than to pump a tire full of air by hand.
L,
That process is WAY more complicated than using a good hand pump or a set of CO2 cartridges....
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #5888
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Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo, but I'm not sure if it'll be less work than to pump a tire full of air by hand.
Stuck compression releave/decompression valve?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #5889
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Coming from a 800gs the suspension on my 690 is awesome!
The harder I ride the better it works :)

I'm a noob tho and pretty small (75ish kg)
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #5890
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My Enduro R for it's first run in Hardanger. It is an ex-demo that has only 600 km, so still running it in. Fitting a Seat Consepts seat tonight.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #5891
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My Enduro R for it's first run in Hardanger. It is an ex-demo that has only 600 km, so still running it in. Fitting a Seat Consepts seat tonight.
Nice - Does KTM still sell those mirrors? Are the clear?

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #5892
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L,
That process is WAY more complicated than using a good hand pump or a set of CO2 cartridges....
More complicated? Probably. The question is what's gonna take more time out in the field.
Hand pump takes for ever to get to enough PSI and every time that I used CO2 cartridges, I messed it up somehow.
But if taking out the spark plug requires more than just removing the side panel and the plug itself, than it's too much of a hassle.

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Stuck compression releave/decompression valve?
How will that cause the electricty to go off and on again?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #5893
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assuming your bike runs fine of course the suspension upgrades will be the most beneficial.
I have to agree, suspension is THE most important and best bang for the buck hop up you can do. I doube any rider can ride a bike to its potential with stock boingers.
pretty happy with my Trail tricks magic carpet ride. too bad he left the country....i wanted it on my berg too.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #5894
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every time that I used CO2 cartridges, I messed it up somehow.
Then taking out the plug may not be for you







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Old 10-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #5895
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Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo, but I'm not sure if it'll be less work than to pump a tire full of air by hand.
Get this "gizmo" instead. It works great.
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