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Old 11-19-2011, 06:23 PM   #931
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Oil leaking from the top of the rebound damping screw

I have a 2010 690 R with the Rally Raid tank and fairing kit. I replaced the stock forks with close chambered sxf forks that came of a KTM 250 sxf. I have begin to notice lately that my right fork is leaking oil from the top of the rebound damping screw. This happens especially if I tip my bike over riding tight technical single track or sometimes just rocky terrain. I also have KTM fork bleeder valves and the one on the left works fine and I can hear the compressed air leaking when I bleed it but the one on the right doesn't. I made sure that fork bleeder valves are hand tight. Does anyone here have any ideas as to why the oil is leaking from the top of the fork ? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:26 PM   #932
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Of course, the 690 Mega is gone when I'm considering buying one. So, now I get to look like the clueless n00b with some very basic questions. Yes, I've tried to search results, but the threads and links are such a disaster I'm not finding my answers.

So. I'd like to humbly ask some basic questions (with the option to follow up) that you can choose to:

1. Answer with helpful information.

b. Answer with FYYFF!

III. Ignore this post, with my apologies for any disruption I may have caused, however inadvertently.

Your choice.

So. I want to buy a used 690, and I obviously want the best value for my money. I understand there are several years available- 2008 to 2012. Some bikes are Rs others are E. Some have orange frames, others black.

I understand one of the differences is the travel of the suspension. What are the other differences?
Assuming I'd pull the bike apart to send the suspension to TT for new springs, revalve, etc based on my healthy weight and unique riding style, would there remain a difference between the R suspension and the E suspension, and what would those differences be?

I understand there are differences between the 08 bikes and subsequent years- what are those differences?

Why are some frames orange, and others black?

Were you, as a 690 expert, buying a lightly used bike, what specific things would you check?

I'm a well-experienced rider, using the bike as intended- mostly open (few rocky single track and rock gardens) off road travel with some pavement connections, and some highway to get to desired riding areas. I don't race, and am of an age that I've nothing to prove. But I enjoy performance- otherwise I'd just buy a WR250R or a DR650 and call it good.

If you were in my Tech8s, what would you buy?

What would be the ideal bike between 6 and 8 grand-ish?

Thanks in advance, I look forward to reading your response(s).

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Old 11-19-2011, 11:04 PM   #933
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So. I want to buy a used 690, and I obviously want the best value for my money. I
I understand there are differences between the 08 bikes and subsequent years- what are those differences?

Why are some frames orange, and others black?

The black framed bikes are "E" models....they have a tach/speedo instrument cluster a hi/lo beam headlight, a a slightly horter but stiffer suspension...stiff enough that offroad it really sucks...needs a revalve/respring...but the R really needs it too.

The "R" bikes have the orange frame, longer suspension, simpler speedo/odo, and a really crappy headlight.

I always miss all the little differences but basically they are the same bike other than suspension.


Were you, as a 690 expert, buying a lightly used bike, what specific things would you check?

I'm a well-experienced rider, using the bike as intended- mostly open (few rocky single track and rock gardens) off road travel with some pavement connections, and some highway to get to desired riding areas. I don't race, and am of an age that I've nothing to prove. But I enjoy performance- otherwise I'd just buy a WR250R or a DR650 and call it good.

If you were in my Tech8s, what would you buy?

What would be the ideal bike between 6 and 8 grand-ish?

Thanks in advance, I look forward to reading your response(s).
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:55 AM   #934
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I solved the stalling issue through fitting an Accellerator Module. They said it would cure the twitchy throttle as well. I did not believe them, as it was a function of mapping progression, rather than mixture leaness. And it in fact did nothing for the funky throttle.

So, as I was in Cape Town for business, I went to the KTM dealer to see if they had a G2 Cam throttle system. They did in fact (it was just the KTM branded version). However, the youngster at parts asked why I wanted that 1 as they had a KTM progressive throttle tube at a 1/4 of the price.

Part number 69002021100 gets you a plastic orange throttle tube with 2 grips in the pack. The cam profile looks like the 400 profile from G2. It appears it was made for the RC8

Fitment is 10 minutes and now I can even use map 2 (advanced) on technical terrain. I went back to map 3 (std) after proving to myself that I was now an advanced KTM rider .
Have you tried using the G2 going up steep hills yet? I just removed mine recently (G2 throttle tamer which has 400 cam) because it seem that I had to twist it almost full throttle to get up them hills. I also ended up on my ass few time because of this lack of low end power. Other than this it did do a good job smoothing out the funky throttle.I'm thinking their 200 cam would be perfect for our bikes.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:15 AM   #935
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Have you tried using the G2 going up steep hills yet? I just removed mine recently (G2 throttle tamer which has 400 cam) because it seem that I had to twist it almost full throttle to get up them hills. I also ended up on my ass few time because of this lack of low end power. Other than this it did do a good job smoothing out the funky throttle.I'm thinking their 200 cam would be perfect for our bikes.
I had the advanced throttle map selected when I did some loose dune climbs. Was fine. I live in the Kalahari desert. Not many hills around.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:12 PM   #936
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #937
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Well 1200 km ride over three in the austrailian hi country one flat one loose bolt and a bad case of tap arse witch make the ride home all the more enjoyable with the 690 seat
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:16 PM   #938
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Well 1200 km ride over three in the austrailian hi country one flat one loose bolt and a bad case of tap arse witch make the ride home all the more enjoyable with the 690 seat
Sounds like a good ride. I have to ask (with the risk of prying into personal territory)...what is "tap arse"? Some sort of gastrointestinal disorder?
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #939
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That's monkey butt, tap arse is diarrhea ,the shits, the runs are only a few of it's names you should get my drift
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:12 PM   #940
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:46 PM   #941
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:59 PM   #942
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I understand there are differences between the 08 bikes and subsequent years- what are those differences? the speedo on the 08's (and some 09's) had problems with clouding...ktm replaced a lot under warranty.

Why are some frames orange, and others black? orange frames are "R" models

Were you, as a 690 expert, buying a lightly used bike, what specific things would you check? service history, air filter upgraded (paper one replaced with foam) after market pipe fitted, mapping orignal or Akra, apart from that the usual chain & sproket wear, fork seals, tires breaks (rear disk wear) etc. A rear rack, metal bash plate would be a bonus

I'm a well-experienced rider, using the bike as intended- mostly open (few rocky single track and rock gardens) off road travel with some pavement connections, and some highway to get to desired riding areas. I don't race, and am of an age that I've nothing to prove. But I enjoy performance- otherwise I'd just buy a WR250R or a DR650 and call it good.

If you were in my Tech8s, what would you buy? 690E

What would be the ideal bike between 6 and 8 grand-ish?

Thanks in advance, I look forward to reading your response(s).
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:44 PM   #943
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ok, I have set my race sag at 90mm, moved the forks to 5mm higher in the clamps, I have a safari tank, and the front end still feels like its pushing. Also have the mt21 tire. Just not feeling confident with the front.

any ideas on what to set next?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:31 AM   #944
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:10 AM   #945
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