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Old 07-31-2013, 01:37 PM   #10051
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Hey all,
Apologies for just chiming in here with a q, but it's semi-related to all the 690 pics posted in this thread (and my q doesn't warrant a full thread haha):

The stock 690E mirrors are "ok", semi-usable when they're not vibrating to hell. Anybody have a good aftermarket mirror setup that works well but is less obtrusive / tucks away when offroad? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:42 PM   #10052
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Double Takes! Best mirror I've tried.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:51 PM   #10053
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Double Takes! Best mirror I've tried.
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I've got the longer RAM mount (only because I was leant / given them) and will change to shorter at some stage ...

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Old 07-31-2013, 01:52 PM   #10054
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+1 on the doubletake mirrors.
I have them on all my bikes.

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:12 PM   #10055
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Hey all,
Apologies for just chiming in here with a q, but it's semi-related to all the 690 pics posted in this thread (and my q doesn't warrant a full thread haha):

The stock 690E mirrors are "ok", semi-usable when they're not vibrating to hell. Anybody have a good aftermarket mirror setup that works well but is less obtrusive / tucks away when offroad? Thanks in advance.
I like doubletakes but if you have HDB hand guards their integrated mirrors are great.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:19 PM   #10056
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Hey all,
Apologies for just chiming in here with a q, but it's semi-related to all the 690 pics posted in this thread (and my q doesn't warrant a full thread haha):

The stock 690E mirrors are "ok", semi-usable when they're not vibrating to hell. Anybody have a good aftermarket mirror setup that works well but is less obtrusive / tucks away when offroad? Thanks in advance.
I prefer these they fold out of the way quickly and look less funky, good at speed.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-950-...folding-mirror
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:37 PM   #10057
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Speaking of mirrors, if you swap left for right you end up with about 1" less height on them...not quite so drastic looking.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:41 PM   #10058
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Disabling Roll-Over Switch

For those of you that have disabled your roll-over switch, this may be a asobering story. Bear in mind that Gary was riding a 500 EXC, so not sure if that had a roll-over switch or not. I'll be riding with his club this weekend and wish him a speedy recovery. He was about to trade his 990 for a 690, hope he gets to do that some day.

"Gary apparently tagged a tree with his right bars, which in turn sent him over the bars. Unfortunately his bike landed on him and commenced to devour him with a stuck throttle. Once the dust cleared and he was attended to by his fellow riders, he had burn marks on his hand and forearm down to the bone. He also got a huge, bone-deep gash from his shoulder down to his elbow and it sounds like the brake disc did that damage. He lost a huge amount of blood, but his fellow riders were able to get him attended to and he was eventually flown to hospital in Portland."
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:09 PM   #10059
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I believe, not 100% positive though, that if you flip the blocks you can get enough adjustment to make it work.
Turns out that 14/42 will not fit a chain (116 links) which is needed for 14/48. However, 15/48 and 16/48 (same as stock) will. Gives lots of choices and changing the front sprocket is easier than changing the rear.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:05 PM   #10060
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I prefer these they fold out of the way quickly and look less funky, good at speed.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-950-...folding-mirror
I've broken several sets of these KTM folding mirrors when the bike goes for a tumble or through thick brush. They break off at the base. I've switched like others here to the DoubleTake mirrors, and they have been bulletproof so far. Just installed a set on my 690.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #10061
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I've broken several sets of these KTM folding mirrors when the bike goes for a tumble or through thick brush. They break off at the base. I've switched like others here to the DoubleTake mirrors, and they have been bulletproof so far. Just installed a set on my 690.
I've also broken folding mirrors ...

And if they are sturdy, you can also damage other stuff on the bars in the process (depending on where they are attached to) ...

The beauty of the DoubleTake arrangement is the 3D flexibility - doesn't matter what angle they get knocked from ...

The short RAM mount is probably smarter than the long one, although the long one does work fine for me ...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:56 PM   #10062
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I'm using IE10, but have had the same results with Google Chrome.

Any ideas?
Have you tried Firefox?
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:08 AM   #10063
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I'm planning on picking up a rear wheel lift at cycle gear today.
What size is the thread for the spools on the swing arm?
Not sure if you got an answer yet, but just measured the spools I have on an 08 690SM. Also the same size for a 990SD.

M10x1.5. Thread length that goes into the swingarm is 16mm long for reference.

The spools I have are from RG-Racing.com. These look like the cheapest, or you could make your own:
http://www.amazon.com/Swingarm-Slide.../dp/B00BUL2E2K
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #10064
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Thanks for the part number for the sprocket. This brings up a problem I'm having that maybe you all can help me with. When I go to KTM-Parts and go to open the different catalogs, like sprockets, what happens is the image of all the sprockets will be there for literally a second, and then the page is blank. Doesn't matter which catalog I try to open-it's the same.

I'm using IE10, but have had the same results with Google Chrome.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:26 AM   #10065
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Not sure if you got an answer yet, but just measured the spools I have on an 08 690SM. Also the same size for a 990SD.

M10x1.5. Thread length that goes into the swingarm is 16mm long for reference.

The spools I have are from RG-Racing.com. These look like the cheapest, or you could make your own:
http://www.amazon.com/Swingarm-Slide.../dp/B00BUL2E2K
Thanks for the reply. I bought some 10 mm ones at cycle gear. Sure enough they were 1.25 pitch. I had to get some 10x1.5mm cap bolts at the hardware store.

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