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Old 10-08-2012, 11:37 AM   #5896
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Great news about the suspension! So do you guys do the fork inserts? Don't see any kits on your website. Anyone in the USA do this work? Thanks.
We dont do the fork inserts yet,once we have the 2011/12 forks sorted we will stock both types,with spring weights dependent on riders weight/tank size/competion or touring.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #5897
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I know that it is too early in development to put a price tag on it, but do you have a rough ballpark figure for price? I have already had my R shock modified for 285mm travel and had extensive valving work done and just cannot seem to get the results I'm after, it's either too soft on the big hits but perfect everywhere else or too rough on the little hits with light bottoming on the big ones. I'm getting close to revalving AGAIN but I have been interested in the ttx rear since rumor started about it for the 690 a couple years ago.

I was having similar issues with the front end and finally switched to 300mm twin chamber forks and voila! problem solved! I'm hoping that the ttx rear has similar results.
Not yet,it depends on final design of the shock top,but it will be around 900/ $1450,same as std TTS units.

Glad the change to Twin Chamber sorted your problems,We have had a lot of success with SXS & Cone Valve Forks on the 690's.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #5898
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Not yet,it depends on final design of the shock top,but it will be around 900/ $1450,same as std TTS units.

Glad the change to Twin Chamber sorted your problems,We have had a lot of success with SXS & Cone Valve Forks on the 690's.
+1 on that score, the Twin Chambers transformed the 690.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #5899
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What twin chamber forks should i look for? Can i revalve for supermoto use? I want to use my 09 enduro R for some wera clubman racing next year. But i still ride offroad in the winter. Would it be better to revalve my forks and use this new shock, or swap it out with twin chambers? Just trying to find my best option. I also use this bike on the street with a supermoto setup. But i feel i am out riding the suspension at the track and the street. Thanks for any replys.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #5900
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This is what I have on my 690....

http://www.ktm-parts.com/14187D1402.html

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Old 10-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #5901
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Kind of pricey. How much better are those compared to ones revalved by someone like slavens or racetech?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #5902
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Kind of pricey. How much better are those compared to ones revalved by someone like slavens or racetech?
Well, suspension is your connection to the ground and it makes all the difference in the world. I guess you need to tell me how important it is to you.
I suck at riding and need all the help I can get, so its money well spent.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #5903
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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.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:31 AM   #5904
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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?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:41 AM   #5905
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What year is the bike?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #5906
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #5907
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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   #5908
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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   #5909
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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   #5910
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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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