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Old 09-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #10936
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huh?

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Top end is same on both 654cc & 690cc, only difference is stroke, so you only need to change the crank assembly, the piston is the same also.
An easy modification.
Without getting the calculator out, wouldn't 36 cc's worth of stroke put the combustion ratio thru the roof ( or the piston thru the head)? Just seems too simple. Has anyone commented on the difference those 36 cc's make I performance, outta curiosity and all?
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #10937
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Shorter rod on the crank..
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #10938
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It's that "New Math" stuff.

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #10939
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Just installed mine. Be aware that if you're fitting it to the original location you will have to do some rerouting of the hose from the radiator. I've got mine fitted using the Rally Raid Evo 1 bracket that came with the tanks. Even then it's very tight up against the radiator and is touching the frame also, which has me worried about damage from vibes.

MM,
Thanks for the heads up!
I have the RR Evo2 tanks and will make sure everything is good to go.
It is pretty tight over there on the right side behind the rad and fuel tank.
The beauty of this unit is I can pretty much put it anywhere I want.
Hopefully it gets here before I ship out back to work.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #10940
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shoulda been obvious

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Shorter rod on the crank..
Good call!
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:50 AM   #10941
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15 minute ecu reset

don't know if its been mentioned before, but while doing the 15 minute idle ecu reset its a good idea to put a wet cloth over the headlight to avoid the globe melting heat scars into the plastic lens....bit late for me as I already have a blemish from a previous reset.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:58 AM   #10942
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Just installed mine. Be aware that if you're fitting it to the original location you will have to do some rerouting of the hose from the radiator. I've got mine fitted using the Rally Raid Evo 1 bracket that came with the tanks. Even then it's very tight up against the radiator and is touching the frame also, which has me worried about damage from vibes.
Do you have a link to where you bought the regulator from?

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Old 09-13-2013, 05:08 AM   #10943
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don't know if its been mentioned before, but while doing the 15 minute idle ecu reset its a good idea to put a wet cloth over the headlight to avoid the globe melting heat scars into the plastic lens....bit late for me as I already have a blemish from a previous reset.
Alternatively you can just pull the headlight fuse.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:01 AM   #10944
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Not starting a Battery Thread. It's just a recommendation...

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Looks like my battery is bad. Any suggestions for an up grade? Less weight would be nice.
+1 on the Shorai. I've got one in my 950SE and, coincidently, I will be putting one in my '09 Duke this evening when I get back home. Weight savings is ~5lbs on the 690 over stock. I had problems with bad cells on their first generation batteries, but the company replaced them without question. Their current design appears rock solid. I wouldn't hesitate.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:15 AM   #10945
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Do you have a link to where you bought the regulator from?
Most folks buy from Roadstercycle:

http://www.roadstercycle.com/

For wiring, many prefer to replace the KTM wiring with the better stuff from Eastern Beaver. The connectors are better than the KTM connectors:

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__...onnectors.html

I am pretty sure a few folks have documented their replacement of the R/R here. Seth maybe?

Ah, no, it was Uller:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21527131
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:24 AM   #10946
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To further the discussion I have finally found my solution.

After the intake rocker failure noted below at 14,000km I went in and replaced it for the first time. I measured the lash and it was 0.062mm on the LHS. The RHS was 0.102. The LHS was obviously tight. I rode it anyway as vacation was allotted and I had the itch to go. Fast forward 1,500km later and I noticed the engine ticking once hot. Not the obnoxious sound I heard 1,500km earlier but certainly something was amiss.

Upon getting home from said trip I decided I'd order two new rockers, fulcrum pins and a hotcams 10mm shim kit. I dug into the engine & noted my exhaust valves were still at ~0.10x, intake LHS was about where I left it as was the RHS. But, the intake needle bearing wiggled now; it didn't feel like new. I suspect the tight LHS valve loaded the bearing excessively causing premature wear & hence noise. Certainly not an idea situation in terms of longevity & reliability.

Solution? I replaced both rockers, fulcrum pins and re-shimmed the works. 500km later the bike sounds like new (I have a manual CCT as well). Why did I replace everything? Well, why not? It's inexpensive & now I know exactly where I am with it.

Note: My first failure was with the exhaust rocker a year and 9000km ago. It didn't fail because of an overly tight lash (I'm still using original shims). This I believe was merely a pre-mature failure.

Check your valve lash regularly. If you have a tight valve & a ticking top-end when hot I'm betting you probably have a rocker with some wear. Even with a valve adjustment that noise isn't going away until you replace the rocker itself.

Ride on!

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what are you running for valve clearance?
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Last week I was on my way to make the run through the Trans-lab on my '11 & the intake rocker bearing bit the dust for me at 14,000km. My exhaust rocker went at about 7,000 last year. I had a pair on order as spares but they hadn't arrived before I departed.

Once home my dealer had received the intake rocker so I replaced and zipped around the Cabot Trail for a lark. By the time I made it back to Halifax the engine was beginning to sound off again. Popped the top and the exhaust rocker is at it again. Motorex 10w60 since birth. Go figure. What am I doing wrong ?
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:54 AM   #10947
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Novamoto-I've been eyeing putting a Manual Cam Chain Tensioner on my 690-what was your reasoning to put one on your bike if you don't mind.

We share the same fix it before it breaks kind of mechanical mentality judging from the post you just made

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #10948
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My 690, when cold, always rattled like a box of rocks until the oil pressure came up. Don't get me wrong, it only did so for a couple of seconds but I knew from what I had read that the CCT was the problem. Like you, I didn't want it to fail and leave me stranded.

I also tend to think that any oil pressure drop (throttle chop) could introduce unwanted slack! The manual CCT is cheap insurance I guess

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Novamoto-I've been eyeing putting a Manual Cam Chain Tensioner on my 690-what was your reasoning to put one on your bike if you don't mind.

We share the same fix it before it breaks kind of mechanical mentality judging from the post you just made

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:19 AM   #10949
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Do you have a link to where you bought the regulator from?

Thanks,

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Got mine from http://www.roadstercycle.com

The RR was sent USPS and tracked: ordered it on the 29th or 30th Aug, got to UK customs on the 2nd Sep and then sat there until the 10th, finally got it on the 11th. UK customs VAT charge and Royal Mail handling charges added up to 31 extra

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #10950
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Battery upgrade.

Thanks for the recommendations. Turns out it's not my battery that's faulty but my starter motor instead - at least that's what the RAC say. I'll find out more next week. I hope it gets fixed soon, I was supposed to be going to France on it yesterday.
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