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Old 12-20-2012, 08:54 AM   #6601
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25K miles later.

mileage has nothing to do with it. Using a screwdriver to adjust those original spindly rings is a recipe for disaster. If you have one of the improved beefier ones you can hack away with it all day with your screw driver.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #6602
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mileage has nothing to do with it. Using a screwdriver to adjust those original spindly rings is a recipe for disaster. If you have one of the improved beefier ones you can hack away with it all day with your screw driver.
OK then already done, Not like I change sag everyday.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #6603
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OK then already done, Not like I change sag everyday.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #6604
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Hi all
great news ... As from today there is a new map for the 690 regards to the stalling and the boot popping off like mine has been doing,

my bike was in the dealers for that very reason when the info came in from ktm

so i will let you all know when i get a chance to go for a ride

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #6605
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Thanks for sharing.

Do you know what release or version the software is?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:59 PM   #6606
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #6607
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
A higher seat?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #6608
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Pannier racks

Having just traded my 990 for a new 2012 690 today (feels like i've been robbed there's nothing of it ), i am wanting to get a set of pannier racks. I use the Andy Strapz soft saddlebags.
It seems to be a toss up between the TT or the RR.
Any comments welcome.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:13 AM   #6609
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
Yes on the gear lever, but DO put a dab of blue loctite on the screw: KTM uses a silly conical spline which is very easy (too easy, really) to strip if the retention screw comes loose.

You can grind off and re-shape the end of the rear brake master cylinder pushrod to get the lever lower.

For adjustments in general, loosen the master cylinder bolts and slide the MC fore and aft to adjust lever height. Not much lever adjustment, IMHO.

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:55 AM   #6610
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You can grind off and re-shape the end of the rear brake master cylinder pushrod to get the lever lower.

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If the lever is too low it get "exposed" it "stick out" too much and it's easy to break it off.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:33 AM   #6611
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?

The bolt holes that mount the rear master are slotted...the whole unit can be slid back. After that you can adjust the bolt on the linkage for an even lower pedal. After that you have to modify the rod...however soon you find that the lever is pointed at the ground.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:41 AM   #6612
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
With a little mod of the inox part, you can mounting it below and reduce the height of brake pedal
have a look there
https://plus.google.com/photos/10131...CNiF0avwg4K5Kg
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:04 AM   #6613
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Much cheaper and probably in stock:

http://www.oemcycle.com/Item/product...FZGPPAodHCAAXw
The motion pro quick disconnects are the EXACT ones used from the factory - except in white. I rencent did the same thing as you TOAST and ordered up one of the motion pro ones. Markings, sizes, everything but the color was the same. The new male one fit without issue into the original female

FWIW I got the 5/16" Size here
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Coupling.aspx
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:13 AM   #6614
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
My '12 has a bolt & lock nut to adjust the height of the pedal. You might have to adjust the plunger length (going into the master cylinder) too.

Cheers,

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #6615
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Having just traded my 990 for a new 2012 690 today (feels like i've been robbed there's nothing of it ), i am wanting to get a set of pannier racks. I use the Andy Strapz soft saddlebags.
It seems to be a toss up between the TT or the RR.
Any comments welcome.
There's a lot of info here on the 690 luggage thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365169

I have had both. but never with the Andy Strapz bags on them. They are both good quality but the RR rack is probably more versatile with many hole/bolting points etc.
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