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Old 04-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #8146
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Truthfully I'm not sure how I want to deal with this. I'm actually inclined to just cut my losses since I really don't think I can trust them to work on my bike to my standards.
It's obvious they don't know what the hell they're doing so I'd be inclined to cut my losses. I'm sure if they were to replace it, you'd just get the OEM one. You're better off just replacing it yourself with an aftermarket one.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #8147
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So the question still remains, how do you move the locking collar without taking the shock off?
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #8148
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So the question still remains, how do you move the locking collar without taking the shock off?
Well, the suspension shop/dealer that set up my suspension used a hammer and chisel and managed to not screw it up, OEM collar and all.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #8149
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I use a a motion pro and a modified BMW GS C-spanner to adjust it in situ. I have to use both to get it adjusted, but it is certainly possible. I dont use a hammer/drift for this. A tip, if the bottom collar becomes damaged, remove the shock and swop the collars around. That buys some time before having to upgrade to steel collars.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:45 PM   #8150
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I think with enough interest a company would produce a preload adjuster / hydro or mechanical but their would have to be 100+ units

Merg racing would be the pick as they are in the US and would be easier to deal with and contact

Maybe a group buy list to get things started
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #8151
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Mine has an aftermarket steel collar and heavier spring which was set by the PO who is a bit heavier than me. So I'd like to back off the preload just a bit. Will fiddle with C-clamps and see if I can get to it. Sure hate the hammer method.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #8152
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So the question still remains, how do you move the locking collar without taking the shock off?
I carry one of these pry bars with me for now.


On the right side I can lever the collar around using the frame tubes. I added some Velcro felt to protect the paint.

Once the locking collar is loose I can spin it out of the way to allow me to lever down/up the shock collar. Lifting the bike some up onto the sidestand takes all the weight off. Easy.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #8153
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I knew there had to be a way. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #8154
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I knew there had to be a way. Thanks.
I do suggest spraying some contact cleaner on there to get any grit out before you do the collars the first time.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:33 AM   #8155
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Hey guys, Hell for Leather held a contest to win some Kriega gear. The point was to take a picture of yourself doing something "epic" on your bike while using Kriega gear.

I made it to the final 12, and now it's up to a vote!

Here's mine, and my handle is "akirkland"




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Would really, really appreciate the support, or just go and vote for whoever's pic you feel is the best!

But given this is a KTM 690 thread, I would hope you guys would vote for the best bike!
I'm now losing by only 2%!!! Please help if you can!!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:03 AM   #8156
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I think with enough interest a company would produce a preload adjuster / hydro or mechanical but their would have to be 100+ units

Merg racing would be the pick as they are in the US and would be easier to deal with and contact

Maybe a group buy list to get things started
drjoe australian forum member had/has fitted a preload adjuster on a 690,maybe a pm to him for info ?
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:19 AM   #8157
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drjoe australian forum member had/has fitted a preload adjuster on a 690,maybe a pm to him for info ?
I know you can get them at $400 but I'm thinking $200 is enough
The xtrig I have for my 500 was $180
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:53 AM   #8158
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I know you can get them at $400 but I'm thinking $200 is enough
The xtrig I have for my 500 was $180
Fair call,just saw a adjuster drjoe had fitted to a 690
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:58 AM   #8159
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08 KTM 690 - FI light - bike runs rough - induction manifold pressure?

I haven't been riding lately but last week I was getting the bike back together, putting on some new parts, etc...

The only engine related part I put on was a new Remus pipe. Other stuff was new tires, plastics, cogs, sprocket, chain...

I noticed that the bike would turn over, but not start. Battery was charged, fuel pump priming - but it just wouldnt catch.

I had the upgraded fuel injector in my spare parts bag - and thought that might be the problem - so i installed it. Sure enough - the bike would now start, and idle - but would refuse to run. I could get it going in 1st and 2nd - but the bike would backfire badly, and die when the rpms dropped to idle.

Then the FI light came on - 9 blinks which indicate - Input signal from pressure sensor of induction manifold too low/high ktm.

What the hell and where the hell is the pressure sensor of induction manifold?

In Colombia - i had another related issue where the bike wouldnt start - and I got the same FI light. I brought it to the dealer and they cleared the code and put in a new spark plug and that seemed to fix the problem - for about 15,000 miles.

Does anyone know anything about this code? I can only find 2 examples of it ever being mentioned on google - and both didnt have much info.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #8160
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drjoe australian forum member had/has fitted a preload adjuster on a 690,maybe a pm to him for info ?
Thanks for the tip. I just got an email back from xtrig, they said they don't have anything available for the 690. Still waiting on Merge to see what they say. I'll PM drjoe and see what he did.
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