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Old 10-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #6031
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A friend had his 690 stolen last year. He loved it and rode it hard and fast mostly off-road. He bought a EXC 500 this year and likes it WAY better for gravel roading....and likes it WAY more on the single track than his 690. He has a KTM 250 two-smoker that has just sat in his garage since he got the 500.

I love my 450 EXC w/Rekluse for the tight stuff, and doubt I will need another bike for the single track (and Baja....cuz the 690 is too big for me on the Bill Nicholls stuff but the 690 is good for the rest of Baja), but if I did get another dirtbike, it would be the 500.
OTOH I rode a 950SE this weekend and HOLY SHIT that thing is the bomb We were riding on an open sandy oval and some reasonably hairy single-track (nothing too bad) and even with the safari tank it was light on its feet. Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn. I do not need another bike.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #6032
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ok crankshaft...do u still have those stuff....just checking before i get funny
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #6033
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ok crankshaft...do u still have those stuff....just checking before i get funny
The luggage rack is still available....let the funny fly
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #6034
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:35 PM   #6035
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OTOH I rode a 950SE .... Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn. I do not need another bike.
Yup. You Violated Roadracer Al's #9 rule for Happy Motorcycling: never ever ride a bike you can't afford to buy or can't fit in your garage.

If you ride it and love it and can't buy it, then you're miserable. Of course there is also the potential problem of damaging an expensive bike that isn't yours.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #6036
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. A Poem, funny story or a cool picture will do and all content will be kept private Nothing is free in this world, so earn it
You can keep the rack, so consider this a freebie! My attempt at riding the 690 up "the geekslide"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ZnB...layer_embedded
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #6037
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You can keep the rack, so consider this a freebie! My attempt at riding the 690 up "the geekslide"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ZnB...layer_embedded

Yard sale. Hilarious. Hope you're OK.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #6038
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Have you tried the Pirelli XCMH?
I really like those too. I go back and forth between that and a Pirelli Rally. It seems to me that the XCMH lasts longer but doesn't grip quite as well off road.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #6039
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Have you tried the Pirelli XCMH? .
I've got the XCMH on the back of the 690 right now (will be slick by 900 miles) but I never tried it on the front. The tread pattern of the front looks too similar to a few other fronts that I have run that I did not like. I've got a Pirelli rally front and motoz x-circuit rear on the way.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:56 PM   #6040
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Hey there RoninMoto,

My electric ability is limited unfortunatley, but the starter turns, I've had the plug out and she sparks when starter button is hit.
I think you have a fuel problem, not an electrical problem.

3 things to make a bike run: Fuel, Spark and Air. Seems like you have spark and Air.

I would suggest pulling your injector and turning the bike over to see if you have spray from the injector. If not, move toward the tank. and see if you are getting fuel out of the fuel line when you turn the bike over.

Just start eliminating what the problem "could" be.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #6041
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I've got the XCMH on the back of the 690 right now (will be slick by 900 miles) but I never tried it on the front. The tread pattern of the front looks too similar to a few other fronts that I have run that I did not like. I've got a Pirelli rally front and motoz x-circuit rear on the way.
I liked the XCMH rear, but it wore even more quickly (than 900mi) for me. Having not run too many true dirt tires, it took me a bit to get used to a tire that wants to spin/chew/spit for traction, but I was impressed with it's performance on most surfaces (wet rocks/ dirt/ mud) other than pavement.

If I (for me personally) was going to choose a set of tires intended for dirt only from what I have run on the 690, I would go with a Motoz I/T rear, and an XCMH front. Although, no one with a set of knobbies ever called me a hard core offroad rider either.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:31 PM   #6042
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MotoZ HT for rear and Pirelli XCMH for front......happy with those....may try Uller's choice of Pirelli Scorpion Pro on front next....but happy w/ XCMH on front as long as I am not racing into paved twisties.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #6043
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You can keep the rack, so consider this a freebie! My attempt at riding the 690 up "the geekslide"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ZnB...layer_embedded
Holy crap That was the most awesome thing I've seen in a few weeks
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #6044
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I think you have a fuel problem, not an electrical problem.

3 things to make a bike run: Fuel, Spark and Air. Seems like you have spark and Air.

I would suggest pulling your injector and turning the bike over to see if you have spray from the injector. If not, move toward the tank. and see if you are getting fuel out of the fuel line when you turn the bike over.

Just start eliminating what the problem "could" be.
Just went through the same thing. 100% correct. My pump was priming (CA Cycle works) fuel was coming out with plenty of VOLUME, but little pressure. I was getting a spray from the injector, but it wasn't good enough. Take the feed line off the fuel rail, and see if you can stop it up with your finger just turning the key on. If not, work forward, if you can work back toward the tank.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #6045
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Just went through the same thing. 100% correct. My pump was priming (CA Cycle works) fuel was coming out with plenty of VOLUME, but little pressure. I was getting a spray from the injector, but it wasn't good enough. Take the feed line off the fuel rail, and see if you can stop it up with your finger just turning the key on. If not, work forward, if you can work back toward the tank.
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