ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #1051
stef
Adventurer
 
stef's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by jorich View Post
There should be a sticker on the underside of the seat with an image and description of the chain adjustment.
thank ya'all, no sticker though, long gone?!
stef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 06:38 AM   #1052
Sutherngintelmen
around the bend
 
Sutherngintelmen's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: ATL
Oddometer: 1,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by stef View Post
thank ya'all, no sticker though, long gone?!
Add glue here:

__________________
There is a pleasure in the pathed woods, There is a rapture in the smoking pipe, There is chaos, where none intrudes, in the deep dell, with its thrills roar; I love not nature less, but bikes the more. Byron riding.

All pics < 6/30/12 deleted by Apple Now with SmugMug supporting ADV
Sutherngintelmen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #1053
Uller
Beastly Adventurer
 
Uller's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Oddometer: 1,658
Reviving the thread from the third page. I guess everyone is riding instead of wrenching.....
Uller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #1054
Seth S
Safari Scramble!!!!!
 
Seth S's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: sanity?
Oddometer: 4,142
I spent a good portion of my day wrenching on a tower pump that had a siezed top bearing after sitting in a toxic solution of sodium nitrate and water with a heavy concentration of Chromium.
__________________
Seth S

My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgement. Just installed my new trolling motor

Seth S screwed with this post 12-06-2011 at 08:54 AM
Seth S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 08:24 PM   #1055
motoged
Studly Adventurer
 
motoged's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Oddometer: 883
Seth,
Sounds like an average afternoon wrenching a delinquent 690....
__________________
Ged Schwartz
Kamloops , BC


Baja '05 , Baja 06/07 , Baja 08/09 , BC Alpine Single Track




motoged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #1056
OutbackDreamer
Gnarly Adventurer
 
OutbackDreamer's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Perth, West Australia
Oddometer: 182
Apologies if this has already been posted. Some inmates are travelling from London to Sydney with 2 x KTM Austria sponsored 690 R's (yes sponsored by KTM)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...692338&page=12
__________________

'09 KTM 690R - Adv
'14 Yamaha FJR1300A
Previously owned: '92 XT350, 89 FJ1200, '99 VFR800
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
OutbackDreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #1057
Barman
Way Offline
 
Barman's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Oddometer: 1,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryman View Post
Those look like twins to me.
Sweet.
Post up a ride report.
__________________
I am at one with my duality.
Barman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 05:09 AM   #1058
Bill the Bong
Supern00ba
 
Bill the Bong's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Kalahari South Africa
Oddometer: 839
__________________
KTM 690 R - "Its just a little crush..."
Bill the Bong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 04:51 AM   #1059
Hipster
Beastly Adventurer
 
Hipster's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Mpls, Mn.
Oddometer: 1,721
690 Suspension Question

Next month I'm renting a 690 enduro for 8 days in Costa Rica and would like to adjust the suspension to get the most out of the bike.

As a starting point, what's the fork and shock suggested compression/ rebound settings for both on/off road riding?
__________________
2008 KTM 990 Adv & 2007 KTM 640 Adv
Hipster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 05:47 AM   #1060
GezwindeSpoed
Gnarly Adventurer
 
GezwindeSpoed's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The land of the Dutchmen
Oddometer: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hipster View Post
Next month I'm renting a 690 enduro for 8 days in Costa Rica and would like to adjust the suspension to get the most out of the bike.

As a starting point, what's the fork and shock suggested compression/ rebound settings for both on/off road riding?
Nice place to rent a 690 .

The book says
- normal: all clickers on 20 out and high speed compression on 2 turns out
- sport: all clickers on 15 and hs comp. on 1.5 turn out
There is also a sticker under the seat to if you cannot remember it.
__________________
FE570; CB500X; KLE500
GezwindeSpoed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 08:03 AM   #1061
Bill the Bong
Supern00ba
 
Bill the Bong's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Kalahari South Africa
Oddometer: 839
Dirt in Tank

I got the Rally Raid fuel filler conversion (by far the cheapest option I could find) as I was getting tired of always finding dust in the tank.

When I removed the OEM set-up, I found that the bolts were pretty loose and there was dirt under the o-ring. Note that this is pretty much a new bike, 4 months old, 1400km - just about all dirt.

So if you are not keen for a screw type cap conversion, I suggest removing the filler base, check the o-ring (maybe assemble with a smear of grease) and tighten it up.
__________________
KTM 690 R - "Its just a little crush..."
Bill the Bong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #1062
motoged
Studly Adventurer
 
motoged's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Oddometer: 883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hipster View Post
Next month I'm renting a 690 enduro for 8 days in Costa Rica and would like to adjust the suspension to get the most out of the bike. As a starting point, what's the fork and shock suggested compression/ rebound settings for both on/off road riding?
Have you ever been to CR before? I would be far more concerned about the quality of the tires on the bike, as well as chain/sprocket conditions....and retrieval insurance if the bike dies somewhere south of Puerto Viejo...

Traffic is full of terrible drivers so make sure you have good health and evacuation insurance, as well...

Off-roading is wet and greasy on the east side....

Have fun at Key Largo
__________________
Ged Schwartz
Kamloops , BC


Baja '05 , Baja 06/07 , Baja 08/09 , BC Alpine Single Track




motoged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 02:13 PM   #1063
motoged
Studly Adventurer
 
motoged's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Oddometer: 883
Costa Rica riding... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_tFvleWzJ8
__________________
Ged Schwartz
Kamloops , BC


Baja '05 , Baja 06/07 , Baja 08/09 , BC Alpine Single Track




motoged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 03:41 PM   #1064
bobzilla
Dirty Old Man
 
bobzilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Lost & Found again in the Great Basin
Oddometer: 875
i would go for the 525 instead of the 690 or better yet husaberg 390. snotty mud can tire you out fast damhik
__________________
Ride the DEZ
05 FE 550 Husaberg plated
08 FE 650 Husaberg plated
01 DR Frankenbike 650
76 CB750
bobzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 03:43 PM   #1065
Hipster
Beastly Adventurer
 
Hipster's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Mpls, Mn.
Oddometer: 1,721
Yes, and I'm aware of the traffic in and around the cities. I'm renting 690 to get off the beaten path and explore back roads/trails.

Quote:
Originally Posted by motoged View Post
Have you ever been to CR before? I would be far more concerned about the quality of the tires on the bike, as well as chain/sprocket conditions....and retrieval insurance if the bike dies somewhere south of Puerto Viejo...

Traffic is full of terrible drivers so make sure you have good health and evacuation insurance, as well...

Off-roading is wet and greasy on the east side....

Have fun at Key Largo
__________________
2008 KTM 990 Adv & 2007 KTM 640 Adv
Hipster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014