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Old 04-26-2013, 07:43 AM   #8431
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That opens up another line of curiosity...
Has anybody figured out what KTM did to make the 2012 & up a 690 vs 654? What's the difference between the motors?

There was some old posts about looking into it. Then nothing. I guess if it was just a new jug and piston assembly it would be worth it after some kind of top end failure repair.
It's a longer stroke. The only real difference in parts is the crank assembly. The piston is slightly different, but functionally the same.

Check out this thread on SMJ -> HERE
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #8432
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It's a longer stroke. The only real difference in parts is the crank assembly. The piston is slightly different, but functionally the same.

Check out this thread on SMJ -> HERE
Wow. Quite the project he is doing. Thanks!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #8433
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Now you are just talking crazy talk
haha, it's funny, this is the one bike I've ever had that I'm happy with the amount of power.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #8434
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Currently my 2010 690 will not start. When I turn the key on I get the normal fuel pump noise, but when I hit the starter button nothing happens, engine does not turn over. No FI light flashing. I've checked all the fuses and checked most of the connectors.

No major modifications to the bike other than an Akro pipe.

Any assistance or direction on what I should be checking would be appreciated.

You may also want to check the position of the magnet on your kickstand for proper alignment with the safety switch if you have not removed it. I think this is one of the most common causes for your symptom.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:34 PM   #8435
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haha, it's funny, this is the one bike I've ever had that I'm happy with the amount of power.
+1, in fact threebearically speaking....I sold my last bike cos it had too much of the stuff, and the one before that just didn't have enough....but this one is just right
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #8436
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Currently my 2010 690 will not start. When I turn the key on I get the normal fuel pump noise, but when I hit the starter button nothing happens, engine does not turn over. No FI light flashing. I've checked all the fuses and checked most of the connectors.

No major modifications to the bike other than an Akro pipe.

Any assistance or direction on what I should be checking would be appreciated.

that's EXACTLY what mine did two days ago,,,,,turns out the negative ground strap that goes to one of the bolts that fasten the STARTER to the case,,,,,,was corrode in the threads.......everything looked fine on the outside, but when removing the bolt, it was difficult to remove and highly corroded,,,,,,cleaned the threads with a wire brush,,,, greased up the bolt ,, blew out the hole with WD 40 and re-installed bolt/ground strap.

motor started on first push of button,,,,idles and runs better than ever
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #8437
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that's EXACTLY what mine did two days ago,,,,,turns out the negative ground strap that goes to one of the bolts that fasten the STARTER to the case,,,,,,was corrode in the threads.......everything looked fine on the outside, but when removing the bolt, it was difficult to remove and highly corroded,,,,,,cleaned the threads with a wire brush,,,, greased up the bolt ,, blew out the hole with WD 40 and re-installed bolt/ground strap.

motor started on first push of button,,,,idles and runs better than ever
What is it with this bike and the shoddy grounding. Thought I had a dead battery last week and when I started messing with the bike I figured out my R/R wasn't working. Turned out it was the damn ground wire coming of the R/R. . At least I checked the bike over before I wasted money on a new battery.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #8438
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that's EXACTLY what mine did two days ago,,,,,turns out the negative ground strap that goes to one of the bolts that fasten the STARTER to the case,,,,,,was corrode in the threads.......everything looked fine on the outside, but when removing the bolt, it was difficult to remove and highly corroded,,,,,,cleaned the threads with a wire brush,,,, greased up the bolt ,, blew out the hole with WD 40 and re-installed bolt/ground strap.

motor started on first push of button,,,,idles and runs better than ever
mine did the same thing a while back. It turned out to be a wire to the aux starter relay (runs under the battery box) was worn through. Easy to fix, no worries since.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #8439
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So where exactly is the best place to run the ground??


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mine did the same thing a while back. It turned out to be a wire to the aux starter relay (runs under the battery box) was worn through. Easy to fix, no worries since.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #8440
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So where exactly is the best place to run the ground??
I didnt change the gound (earth) location, just need to make sure it has a clean connection and the wire is intact.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #8441
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Okay thx for the heads up.


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I didnt change the gound (earth) location, just need to make sure it has a clean connection and the wire is intact.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #8442
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #8443
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Busted the rear brake lever today, replacement suggestions?
Clean speed engineering makes one that is really nice.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #8444
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Busted the rear brake lever today, replacement suggestions?
I just put a Clean Speed Eng pedal on my '12. Nice & sturdy and a good fit. Looks similar to the RR, but less $$$.

http://www.cleanspeedeng.com/Brake%20Pedal.htm

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Old 04-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #8445
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Does anybody use this KTM 690 tankbag:

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-smc-tank-bag

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