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Old 02-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #7366
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Did my sidestand switch die overnight?
That's where I would start looking... I believe you can jump those two wires just to test, but to keep it that way, it needs a certain amount of resistance.

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I got my Oberon slave installed last night. It's just comical how clean I start out...making sure I have all the proper drop cloths, bleed hoses, syringes, etc. Then I'm pretty much covered in mineral oil by the end of bleeding the clutch.

Installation was straight forward. There's plenty of room to get the stock unit out, but not enough to get the Oberon slave on. I didn't want to pull the front sprocket, so I just slipped the chain off (keep in mind, I'm running a 16 tooth front).

I had to clearance the back side of the sprocket cover slightly. It wouldn't sit flush, so I removed a bit of plastic from the back side. Only about 1/8" over a 2" section. Nothing that would compromise the cover at all.



And wow, has this made a difference. Just after taking a short trip around the block last night to make sure everything's sealed, and the ride to work this morning, I'm thoroughly impressed. The action is so much smoother.

With the stock slave, I was getting a clunk while slipping the clutch out, especially in first. I'm pretty sure the piston was sticking, and then slamming back. Now it's just one smooth action.

I pushed on the stock piston after I had it out in my hands, and it would just stick in certain spots. Took it apart, and there was nothing apparent. No galling or score marks. I think it was still sealing pretty good, but that o-ring was just sticking at certain spots in the bore.

My shifts even feel smoother. Very impressed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:48 AM   #7367
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Hello all. Question about a 2010 690 for you.


Rode the bike to/from work yesterday. It ran normal. When I go to leave for work this morning it starts right up runs fine I put it in gear and it dies. Start it back up, make sure the clutch is pulled all the way in, kick stand is up, put it in gear and again it dies.

Did my sidestand switch die overnight?

It may not be the switch at all. When mine did the same thing, I just adjusted the position of the magnet on the kickstand, and tightened it back up. I was careful not to overtighten the screw as I did not want to risk breaking the mounting point (if that is possible or likely). I did not have another problem with this issue after the adjustment.

The other thing I did when it happened while out riding was to put the kickstand up/down a few times and try again. that usually did the trick.

Easiest to figure out where placement of the magnet should be while the bike is on a stand with the sidestand up.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #7368
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Next difference is the oil level. Hmmm, the 690 had 115mm, the 525 is 140mm. Any thoughts on a good starting point? I was thinking of starting at 120mm.
For the 690, 100 mm is the factory spec.

For a 2010 530 110 mm is the factory spec.

I have my 690 at 110.

It's a lot heavier than a 530/525.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #7369
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #7370
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Ktmtwins edited their page it now says 2008 "through" 2012, which was confirmed here and by email from BD

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now im baffled.... from the KTMTWINS site:

The Baja Designs Squadron 3"x3" LED Light Kit is a radical new upgradet to any KTM EXC, XCW and XCFW models 08-2012 including 2009-2011 690 Enduro R's. Their Squadron motorcycle light is the next generation of LED lighting. The Squadron is designed specifically for aggressive night-time riding by combining amazing distance projection, wide peripheral spread and a smooth light pattern. This light utilizes four CREE XML LEDs - the brightest, most efficient LEDs on the market to give you a blinding 3600 lumens. Not only is the Squadron the brightest LED light on the market, but it also only draws 3.6 amps. If you’re looking for the ultimate in LED lighting for your motorcycle the Baja Designs Squadron is your answer!

*** Only drops into the stock headlight mask on the 2008 and 2012 690 Enduro Rs" ***


from BD's site:

This kit allows for the Baja Designs Squadron 3"x3" LED light to be added to any KTM models 08-2012.



so, worst case, can i order a 08 or 12 mask and fit it directly to the 11?
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:30 PM   #7371
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The 690 is not an ADV bike at all.
And yet it gets at least a dozen major threads on 'ADV Rider' ... ?

I've probably been too pessimistic about the 690 as an adventure bike - coloured obviously by my own experiences - with enough preparation and testing, individual bikes are no doubt excellent ADV steeds - if I can solve the key issue (oil light), I'll certainly keep taking mine off into the bush and hopefully do the desert run in May ...
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #7372
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Never had oil light issue or any issue on my 2010
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #7373
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And yet it gets at least a dozen major threads on 'ADV Rider' ... ?

I've probably been too pessimistic about the 690 as an adventure bike - coloured obviously by my own experiences - with enough preparation and testing, individual bikes are no doubt excellent ADV steeds - if I can solve the key issue (oil light), I'll certainly keep taking mine off into the bush and hopefully do the desert run in May ...
Before you define ADVbike, I think it's best to define "Adventure" and that changes based on who you're asking. Is the label all that important? I guess it is if you're marketing a product but we always just called it fun. Of course my fun probably isn't the same as your fun. It's a silly business trying to label stuff
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #7374
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The Right hand side of my turn signals quit... Loose Bulb???
Left hand side works fine...
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #7375
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The Right hand side of my turn signals quit... Loose Bulb???
Left hand side works fine...
Did both the front bulb and rear bulb stop working or just 1?
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:00 AM   #7376
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And yet it gets at least a dozen major threads on 'ADV Rider' ... ?

I've probably been too pessimistic about the 690 as an adventure bike - coloured obviously by my own experiences - with enough preparation and testing, individual bikes are no doubt excellent ADV steeds - if I can solve the key issue (oil light), I'll certainly keep taking mine off into the bush and hopefully do the desert run in May ...
Sorry if I missed this info, what year is your bike?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #7377
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And yet it gets at least a dozen major threads on 'ADV Rider' ... ?
So do non street legal bikes, Harley's, sport bikes etc, etc. Imagine that.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:32 AM   #7378
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And yet it gets at least a dozen major threads on 'ADV Rider' ... ?

I've probably been too pessimistic about the 690 as an adventure bike - coloured obviously by my own experiences - with enough preparation and testing, individual bikes are no doubt excellent ADV steeds - if I can solve the key issue (oil light), I'll certainly keep taking mine off into the bush and hopefully do the desert run in May ...
Don't be put off the 690 as an adv steed! with the right farkling it makes an ideal adventure bike. They have their issues but so does every other bike. Mine has been as reliable as anything else I've owned. The days when you ride it hard, dump it in the shed and forget about it till next time are gone with modern bikes (if they every really existed). you need to get on board with regular servicing!

Deep exploration in the bush on your own is not just about bike reliability, what about if you bin it and break something, or worse break yourself? You should have an emergency plan in anycase. If you do ever have a malfunction, then manage it and deal with it.

Enjoy it, ride it, don't sweat it!

PS
I wonder what sort of press the early dual sports would have got it the "whinger net" was around in the 70's
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #7379
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The Right hand side of my turn signals quit... Loose Bulb???
Left hand side works fine...
Maybe check it out...
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #7380
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sorry if i missed this info, what year is your bike?
2012 ...
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