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Old 03-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #7696
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I like the touratech radiator guards, they protect the radiator and the plastics from damage, while the others just protect the radiator. I have landed my bike at low and high speeds (and broke my wrist on one of those high speed falls), but the radiator and plastics around there have never had any problems, not even a scratch (but I have replaced the break OEM brake lever several times, and the clutch cover and lever too). Yes, I did break a bar on a fall on a very cold day after sliding on a ice and snow, but touratech replaced both free of of charge.

I even got the G-it bash plate to fit with the guards, just a small cutout necessary on one side.

Thank you, Cristophe! I like that the Touratech bars protect the plastics as well as the radiator.

I too have the G-It bash plate. Can you show me where you had to make the notch?

My rad is at the repair shop. It'll cost me $45.

I just noticed that my throttle is sticking big time. Possible mud in the throttle? It did fall on that side.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #7697
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Yes...I am aware....just like every other electronic fuel injection bike I've ever had. But I wanted to ride it until the reserve light came on to see when that is. It came on at 88 miles. The refill verified that level. That said, I don't run 'em out of gas but I don't mind riding to reserve light either....never had a problem. Is the 690 different?
I think different people will give you different answers to that question.

Personally. My 2008 had 30k miles on it before the engine grenaded. I don't ever recall running it out of gas, but I ran it well into the reserve light plenty of times. I never had a fuel pump issue, I also never changed or cleaned the filter or injector. I did however, start to carry a CAcycleworks spare pump with me on longer trips as a backup, just in case.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #7698
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not of any real value, but I took the 690 out for a spin with a borrowed Garmin Etrex ziptied to the bars to check out the speedo accuracy. It seemed like everytime we go on an organized ride, my whole group shows different mileages and none of us match the roll chart. I kept insisting it was their Huskys' fault! Anyway... I took it up to a nice even 100mph (indicated) and held it there nice and steady and watched the GPS and it showed 99.5mph, to which I say close enough!
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:57 AM   #7699
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Well blew the throttle body of my 12 690 today. First real test in the bush and it failed. Stalled numerous times also. Tore the throttle body rubber boot while trying to get it back over the lip of the manilfold. Massive backfire! I will be making them put a new rubber boot on at its first service. Got home and literally flattened the battery trying to restart it again? Also the paper filter leaves a fine mist of dust on the inside of the filter box. My 300exc foam filter never did that? Most are know issues so why does KTM simply fix theses issues and use a foam filter?????? I am a little bit annoyed!!!

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:42 AM   #7700
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Speaking of fuel and fuel pumps, my bike is not waking up this spring to 4long and 1short FI code... Fuel control unit... would be???? the fuel pump ??? fuel reg?? or cdi/ecu???


most likely the fuel pump, as i don't alway hear it.

08e btw
Reminded me I took these shots a while back - for Fishfund while he was tinkering with issues in Africa. Apple dudes deleted them last June; expecting Baldy will take much better care of them.

Check the pump fuse / connections yet?



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Old 03-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #7701
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not of any real value, but I took the 690 out for a spin with a borrowed Garmin Etrex ziptied to the bars to check out the speedo accuracy. It seemed like everytime we go on an organized ride, my whole group shows different mileages and none of us match the roll chart. I kept insisting it was their Huskys' fault! Anyway... I took it up to a nice even 100mph (indicated) and held it there nice and steady and watched the GPS and it showed 99.5mph, to which I say close enough!
The problem with having a speedo sensor coming off a front wheel which pretty much all dual sport bikes do. Speedo/odo's are hardly ever accurate.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:10 AM   #7702
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Hey,

Where do I find the K&N style filter pictured above? I would love to be able to get my tool kit under the seat like that!
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:31 PM   #7703
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Yes they will fit.

2011 side panels needed plus some different brackets from RRP
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #7704
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #7705
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You will be missed

A tremendous amount of help to this community..
















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What did I miss?????????????
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:15 PM   #7706
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What did I miss?????????????
Fatal crash in the Tuareg.

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #7707
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Edit: Just saw the crash You will be missed! Condolensces to family and friends...
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:48 PM   #7708
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Sad news.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #7709
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That sucks..
Condolences to family and friends. Beaney did a lot for the 690 group, mostly for me being able to run with a Beaney map, he shall live on forever..
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #7710
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Well that is bad news. RIP Beanie.
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