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Old 06-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #9361
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Trying to find a thread about someone modifying a BD Squadron into a 2012, can anyone toss me a bone as my google-fu is weak and I can't find the info.
This?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=20813018

Also this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=13
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:56 AM   #9362
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Yeah, after thinking about it for a bit that might be the case with the 690. I'm going to check it out a bit, though as long as I'm moving it's not a problem; it's only in heavy stop and go traffic. I will need to find a solution anyway since the trails here have lots of slow 5-15mph climbing and generally are not gentle on bikes as far as heat goes.

I also fabbed a deflector for the 950's right side fan and that solved problems on that bike.
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Right, the boiling only occurs when the fan is on.
I think that this would make sense.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #9363
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I'm thinking about buying and carrying a spare injector for my 2010 690, is there a reliable dealer that sells & supplies KTM parts over the internet at a reasonable price? I would be shipping to a US address.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #9364
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I'm thinking about buying and carrying a spare injector for my 2010 690, is there a reliable dealer that sells & supplies KTM parts over the internet at a reasonable price? I would be shipping to a US address.
I just bought a windscreen for my 690R from Surdykey Yamaha. Only $51 (20% off) AND free shipping!
I found out about them from another inmate posting here.

http://www.surdykeyamaha.com/

Looks like $131 from them for the injector.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #9365
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I'm thinking about buying and carrying a spare injector for my 2010 690, is there a reliable dealer that sells & supplies KTM parts over the internet at a reasonable price? I would be shipping to a US address.
Chip? At Munn Racing http://www.munnracing.comhas been helpful to many KTM riders. They have a good stock and excellent service
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #9366
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Hey guys
Thinking of dumping my 06 drz400s for a 690. What do you guys think honestly? Is this 690 worth the big price tag? What are its advantages? Disadvantages? Must do mods? Thanks for any help in advance
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #9367
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Had a big box from ktmtwins sitting in the garage when I got home from work today! Evo1 airbox lid, touratech seat and crashbars, oil filters, 12v outlet and orange valve stem caps :) Adding the evo1 airbox lid definitely makes it a little noisier but man does that beast fly now.I am afraid to put it on the #2 map setting now... Already had the evo1 map and full akro exhaust. Disappointed the crashbars dont fit with the flatlands racing skidplate :( I asked if I had to use the touratech skidplate and they said no but I should have asked if it would work with any skidplate other than stock!
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #9368
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Hi there guys,

I just picked up the soft luggage rack from Rally Raid:

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...wolfman-coyote

I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any exhausts that CAN'T be used. I'm thinking of the Wings exhaust personally but am open to suggestions.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #9369
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Hey guys
Thinking of dumping my 06 drz400s for a 690. What do you guys think honestly? Is this 690 worth the big price tag? What are its advantages? Disadvantages? Must do mods?
+ WP suspension
+ Brembo brakes
+ reliable, smooth LC4
+ broad aftermarket (larger tanks, rally fairings, etc.)
+ Enduro conversion to motard/SMC fairly easy

- poor subframe design/implementation (can be supported with aftermarket luggage racks)
- EFI could be better (can be largely fixed with TuneECU)
- no ABS
- fuel pump issues (see wiki; replace with CA Cycleworks pump)

Must do mods (imo):
* more comfortable seat
* Rally Raid UK Subframe Tank Mounting Bolts
* Rally Raid UK Lower Tank Mount Kit
* upgraded rear shock collar (options are Super Plus Suspension or Rally Raid UK)
* check fuel filter/replace fuel filter
* keep a replacement fuel pump handy
* EDIT: fork bleeder valve

Lots of info here in this thread but also we're starting to put it all together on the 690info wiki.

http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #9370
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+ WP suspension
+ Brembo brakes
+ reliable, smooth LC4
+ broad aftermarket (larger tanks, rally fairings, etc.)
+ Enduro conversion to motard/SMC fairly easy

- poor subframe design/implementation (can be supported with aftermarket luggage racks)
- EFI could be better (can be largely fixed with TuneECU)
- no ABS
- fuel pump issues (see wiki; replace with CA Cycleworks pump)

Must do mods (imo):
* more comfortable seat
* Rally Raid UK Subframe Tank Mounting Bolts
* Rally Raid UK Lower Tank Mount Kit
* upgraded rear shock collar (options are Super Plus Suspension or Rally Raid UK)
* check fuel filter/replace fuel filter
* keep a replacement fuel pump handy

Lots of info here in this thread but also we're starting to put it all together on the 690info wiki.

http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page
I don't believe the EFI to be poor ...

And why on earth would you want ABS on a dirt bike ... ?

I haven't yet seen a need to upgrade the rear shock collar, replace the fuel filter or worry about the fuel pump - these things have all happened to some people in some circumstances, and if you're going around the world then it would pay to think about them - otherwise, just ride the bike ...

The seat will kill you on longer trips ...
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #9371
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Hi there guys,

I just picked up the soft luggage rack from Rally Raid:

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...wolfman-coyote

I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any exhausts that CAN'T be used. I'm thinking of the Wings exhaust personally but am open to suggestions.
I just recently put a wings on. It sounds great. Really well built. We are going to have to get together for a ride, I've been interested in those racks it would be nice to see them in real life!

Cheers J.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #9372
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I don't believe the EFI to be poor ...

And why on earth would you want ABS on a dirt bike ... ?
Some people complain about the EFI being lean from the factory for emissions, which makes the cans hot, etc. Some EFI bikes have no issues at all. The 690 is not issue-free when it comes to the EFI, especially if you are changing exhausts, etc.

If you think of the 690E as a big dirt bike, then agreed, ABS is unnecessary.

If you think of the 690E as an ADV bike, then ABS would be nice to have. I suppose it all depends on how you use the bike, what speeds and roads you are on.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #9373
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Some people complain about the EFI being lean from the factory for emissions, which makes the cans hot, etc. Some EFI bikes have no issues at all. The 690 is not issue-free when it comes to the EFI, especially if you are changing exhausts, etc.

If you think of the 690E as a big dirt bike, then agreed, ABS is unnecessary.

If you think of the 690E as an ADV bike, then ABS would be nice to have. I suppose it all depends on how you use the bike, what speeds and roads you are on.
The 690 is sold as an enduro (rightly or wrongly) - regardless of what one might think of it as. I'd prefer better seat and bigger tank before ABS. EFI -when mapped correctly to match the exhaust/air filter and running on quality fuel seems to work fine.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #9374
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With all due respect to the notion of "dual-sport" and "Adventure" being helpful prefixes to the word "bike" or "motorcycle"....I am of the belief that any bike would fit such a description....as it is the rider's attitude that determines what type of bike it is.

The rest is marketing hype.

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:45 AM   #9375
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With all due respect to the notion of "dual-sport" and "Adventure" being helpful prefixes to the word "bike" or "motorcycle"....I am of the belief that any bike would fit such a description....as it is the rider's attitude that determines what type of bike it is.

The rest is marketing hype.

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au contraire, a 340 lbs bike can make joe average feel like a hero in the desert, i miss my 530 sometimes
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