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Old 03-15-2013, 07:38 AM   #7786
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Considering it again this morning I think it may not be possible to pull the cam with the engine still in the frame, so that means the engine will have to come out.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #7787
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Also: is it possible to remove the head with the engine in the frame?

Thanks!
Yes you can. I think we only had to remove/loosen the radiator.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #7788
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I have to do a head gasket repair this spring. I suspect it may be possible to remove the head with the engine in the frame. However, it is also not that complicated to remove the engine from the frame and it makes it so much easier to work on. It also gives you an opportunity to get in there and clean and repair any wiring etc.
Yeap . Once the air box is removed, It takes an extra 15 minutes maximum to pull the motor out of the frame ... Non-sens to repair it "in place".

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #7789
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I assume these are KTM Hardparts

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-endu...on-76535940000

Still trying to track down a reasonably priced Hardparts dealer in Canada, as KTM won't let US dealers send up our way. I am beginning to realize that KTM and Reasonably Priced may be mutually exclusive in Canada.
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Try part number 765359-40000 should give you what you're looking for.

ooopps Kingby beat me to it. $173.99 at a dealer in Ottawa.
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If you are planning on mounting the Rally Raid tanks and/or fairing at anytime... I suggest using the Rally Raid radiator guard.

I tried to fit the KTM guard with the Rally Raid fairing and it wouldn't go together.

excellent guys thanks !
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #7790
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Getting ready for Spring, I'm mounting my Gen 1 RR tanks.

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #7791
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RIP Beaney

I'm late to hear the news. I, too, am another beneficiary of his dedication to solving a problem. Godspeed.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #7792
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RIP Beaney

RIP to a fellow rider. It's always sad to hear this.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #7793
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Getting ready for Spring, I'm mounting my Gen 1 RR tanks.

I spy in my eye... Some emissions crap that should be removed...
You already had to take off the charcoal canister.. might as well do the rest.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #7794
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Parts

In case anybody is interested I posted a bunch of nice parts for sale in the parts section for my recently sold KTM 690 R
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #7795
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I spy in my eye... Some emissions crap that should be removed...
You already had to take off the charcoal canister.. might as well do the rest.

The PO had already done the canisterectomy. SAS is still on. I'll pick up a a resistor and remove it. T Other than being unnecessary - any benefits from removal?
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:05 PM   #7796
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The PO had already done the canisterectomy. SAS is still on. I'll pick up a a resistor and remove it. T Other than being unnecessary - any benefits from removal?
Seems to run better. That could be placebo effect though
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #7797
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My soft luggage is scratching up the sides of my (stock) tank.
I was thinking that some decals should fix that problemo.
I've seen the Rally Raid tank decals. I don't have the RR set up, so it would look kind goofy on mine. Nice looking bike, though.

Anyone know who else makes them?

The decal I'd like to have are below this dinky ascii arrow (it says: "Rally Raid" and "cpl"):
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #7798
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I used some 3M clear can get it at most Bike shops it has lasted four year and about 10k makes the tank look glossy I wear knee braces and still no wear ,
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:39 PM   #7799
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Like many others on this thread, I'm gearing up for spring and summer riding. I've still only got about 10 miles on mine, been working it over with updates and reliability fixes I picked up here. SAS is gone, RR tank bolts are installed along with new (smaller) rear tail lights and the RR Uni filter. You can see in the picture the "nuclearaust" has been removed; I'm waiting for a Wings NOS to arrive. I know it looks like the headlight group is out of alignment and it is, disconnected waiting on the new windscreen (ordered the wrong one the first time around). Please pardon the very messy state of my bikeshop, I've got issues with two other bikes and I haven't been very good about keeping the place in it's usual state of (reasonable) cleanliness.

Anyway, hoping to retire next year and to do some long distance riding---trying in the meantime to get my 690 as reliable as I can. Thanks again to all the great posts and "posters" on this thread, I didn't know this bike at all before I bought it, now I feel likes it's an old friend and I haven't even been anywhere on it yet!







Best wishes,

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:44 PM   #7800
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Please pardon the very messy state of my bikeshop, I've got issues with two other bikes and I haven't been very good about keeping the place in it's usual state of (reasonable) cleanliness.


Great looking shop
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