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Old 01-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #6751
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Weight is one of the reasons I'm thinking of upgrading but need it to be reliable also, dont fancy being stuck with no option but to push wish the 690 had a kicker, would be near perfect then
This.

With all the cold weather troubles I've heard the lithium based batteries having I personally won't get one. The last thing I want to fuss with in the morning at a remote mountain camping spot is trying to get the bike started.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #6752
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This.

With all the cold weather troubles I've heard the lithium based batteries having I personally won't get one. The last thing I want to fuss with in the morning at a remote mountain camping spot is trying to get the bike started.
Just make sure you camp on the top so you can bump start it!!!

The lithium batteries do self-heat when used. It may take a while of cranking, but they put out more CCAs when they get warmer. That said, I prefer the quick power of the standard batteries, too.

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #6753
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This.

....The last thing I want to fuss with in the morning at a remote mountain camping spot is trying to get the bike started.

It would be worse if you were camping in a valley....
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #6754
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Thinking of one of these for a 12 690 UK model and wondering if anyone knows

a. weight saving over the stock

b. how they are holding up to daily/weekly use, also if you leave the bike sitting for a few weeks.

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I have 2 and both are still working well. In October we went on a trip and I had not started the bike for 6 weeks or so. The temps were below 40F on the first morning there; I was worried the 690 wouldn't start. It was not an issue at all. The big beast fired right up on the first crank.

Only time will tell how well they do long term, but so far I am more than happy. Its in the single digits here now. I should try and crank it up as an experiment. Maybe after a few more shots of this Fireball Whiskey my brother gave me.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #6755
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...maybe after a few more shots of this Fireball Whiskey my brother gave me.
Easy now, that's how my dad's friend ended up in the ER with stitches in his chin...
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #6756
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Thinking of one of these for a 12 690 UK model and wondering if anyone knows

a. weight saving over the stock

b. how they are holding up to daily/weekly use, also if you leave the bike sitting for a few weeks.

Cheers
I have same battery installed on my '12 for several months. It has sat for 45 days or so this winter and started right up for a ride last weekend. Would guess 70% less weight than stock.

Put a Shoria in my F8 a couple years ago. It sat 4 or 5 months in -10 to 5 centigrade and fired right up. It's still going strong too.

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:13 AM   #6757
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My bike started to leak gas from the cap.
I can't determin if its from the cap itself, the overflow valve, or the cap bracket (the part that's secured by three screws).
I've looked at the microfiche and I'm suspecting that the O-ring between the tank and the bracket is broken.
But in the meanwhile, could any of you guys check if there's an O-ring on the base of the cap itself? Perhaps there should be one and I lost it some how.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #6758
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Difference in Scotts Damper mounts

On the 2012 690 I'd like to see a mount that gets the bars more directly over the forks and a bit higher. But in the only mount they offer for the 2012 stabilizer is like this:
Credit to creedyflyer for photo

This would be preferable:
Thanks Noyah


Anyone notice this or feels the same? Vibration mount is great but it's back about 1/2 inch.
I called Scotts and they said they were not offering anything now but were getting calls on the idea. What you think?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:34 AM   #6759
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This.

With all the cold weather troubles I've heard the lithium based batteries having I personally won't get one. The last thing I want to fuss with in the morning at a remote mountain camping spot is trying to get the bike started.
Just turn the headlight and the heated grips on for a minute. This warms up the Li batteries.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #6760
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I'm picking up a 2009 690R next week. It has plenty of goodies already. Still plenty more needed.

I have a spare set of Woody's wheels with 908rr's for my 950.
Will they fit on the 690? If so I keep them as spares. If not the tires get moved over & the wheels sold. My 950 is really a pavement queen.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #6761
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I'm picking up a 2009 690R next week. It has plenty of goodies already. Still plenty more needed.

I have a spare set of Woody's wheels with 908rr's for my 950.
Will they fit on the 690? If so I keep them as spares. If not the tires get moved over & the wheels sold. My 950 is really a pavement queen.
Looks like the front is the same but the rear hub on the 950 is wider..?

Some guys on Orange Crush were discussing this
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693129
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:58 PM   #6762
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Thanks. Sometimes finding these little bits of info is tough between the 2 sections.

I'm sure I will have a huge list of questions once I get the bike.
I've been looking thru this thread some. I get a headache after about 20 pages.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:35 AM   #6763
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On the 2012 690 I'd like to see a mount that gets the bars more directly over the forks and a bit higher.
Anyone notice this or feels the same? Vibration mount is great but it's back about 1/2 inch.
I called Scotts and they said they were not offering anything now but were getting calls on the idea. What you think?
Yep I was a bit dissapointed to find the bars set back with the Scotts Kit & yep higher would suit Me better. I think I will try some higher bend bars. I have Pro Taper FMX/Pastrana bars on My 400 that I might swap over for a try.
Anyone have any sugestions for a higher bar for the 690? Or has any one tried the ROX Risers? http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?parts_id=9690 I dont see why you couldnt run these risers angled a bit forward to bring the bars back to the center.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #6764
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Lower Link KTM 690 Enduro

Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R and can't reach the ground when I sit on the thing (GREAT fun to ride though). I'm curious about the lowering link that's available for it and what are people's experiences.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-lowering-link

I'm 5'10 with a 31" inseam. I sat on a 2013 model at the bike show (yesterday in fact) and I am on my toes which I'm totally fine with. I know KTM lowered the bike 25mm for the newer models and it seems that my 2010 needs to come down the same (or 1 inch which is basically 25mm).

Anyone have any input or reviews they know of?

Thanks a ton!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #6765
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Yep I was a bit dissapointed to find the bars set back with the Scotts Kit & yep higher would suit Me better. I think I will try some higher bend bars. I have Pro Taper FMX/Pastrana bars on My 400 that I might swap over for a try.
Anyone have any sugestions for a higher bar for the 690? Or has any one tried the ROX Risers? http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?parts_id=9690 I dont see why you couldnt run these risers angled a bit forward to bring the bars back to the center.
Also, Pantah says his steering lock works with his Scotts setup. Does yours, creedyflyr?

Here's from Scotts website:
http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabiliz...os.php?ID=1323
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