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Old 09-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #11296
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Brad,

Once it's fixed you should look into fitting a protection sleeve to prevent that problem in the future. Maybe the neoprene one from KTM for the PDS bikes will fit ok, or the TT for BMWs? Otherwise you'll have to find somebody who is handy with a sewing machine, unless that's a hobby of yours?
Lukas,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll didn't think of that approach. I will see if I can come up with something. However, I wonder if it is possible with the linkage and rocker and how they fit together. I might be able to make a sleeve but it might rub other parts and quickly become useless as there isn't much room.

No, no sewing machine for me. However, I was customizing my Ogio Flight Vest the other day when my GF came over and she informed me that there isn't anything sexier than a man sewing. I finished quickly.....the sewing that is.

Maybe I should pick one up...
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #11297
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Had a look at the OEM shock after 11,600 miles. That bottom joint did not seem to want to move much by hand, but there did not appear to be any unusual wear. The shock bolt looked fine too.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #11298
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Help.

I just switched over to the KTMTwins supermoto setup. This bitch has fought me tooth and nail. Every aspect has been a hell.

I have it all together and just pulled the headlight mask off to disconnect the brown/grey wire. I've done that. Now I can't figure out how to change the length on the display. All I can do is get the clock to flash.

Thank you for any assistance.

Edit: Duh, I should have locked my toolbox today. Got it all sorted. Wow!
I have a 2011 R and this is the procedure I use.

Follow the grey wire brown striped from the speedometer under the headlight mask to the connector.

Disconnect connector.

Turn bike on and cycle to where the dash is displaying trip 1.

Hold both buttons down for about 10 seconds.

The wheel size should now be flashing.

Change the wheel size to 1870 for the 17" wheels.

Press both buttons at the same time again.

Turn bike off.

Turn bike back on to verify that wheel size has been changed (so you don't have to undo the headlight mask and fiddle with the plug again)

Connect plug under headlight mask.

Go for a ride!

The process becomes very easy once you do it the first time. There is plenty of room under the headlight mask to undo the plug. I did not cut any wires and will not. It's just too easy to unplug it and plug it back it in.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:24 PM   #11299
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No, no sewing machine for me.
Look up inmate "Corrado" here -- Brady is his meat name. He's into industrial-strength sewing. Hell, he even owns a machine that does custom embroidery. I've used his products a couple of times, and his stuff rocks.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #11300
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I have a 2011 R and this is the procedure I use.

Follow the grey wire brown striped from the speedometer under the headlight mask to the connector.

Disconnect connector.

Turn bike on and cycle to where the dash is displaying trip 1.

Hold both buttons down for about 10 seconds.

The wheel size should now be flashing.

Change the wheel size to 1870 for the 17" wheels.

Press both buttons at the same time again.

Turn bike off.

Turn bike back on to verify that wheel size has been changed (so you don't have to undo the headlight mask and fiddle with the plug again)

Connect plug under headlight mask.

Go for a ride!

The process becomes very easy once you do it the first time. There is plenty of room under the headlight mask to undo the plug. I did not cut any wires and will not. It's just too easy to unplug it and plug it back it in.
Thank you! I have a set of 17's coming in about a week or less.

In the meantime, I installed these Acerbis handguards. I love the look of these, had a black set on my old DRZ.

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Old 10-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #11301
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Check out the spoilers they make for those handguards. Makes them look even cooler and adds a bit more protection. Same setup as Dakar bike. Oh, also I had the same ones on my XR650R but didn't like advertising for Acerbis so I took off "Acerbis" with some acetone and rebuffed the plastic.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #11302
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Thank you! I have a set of 17's coming in about a week or less.

In the meantime, I installed these Acerbis handguards. I love the look of these, had a black set on my old DRZ.
I have switched to the Western Power Sports guards: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

They are just a little bit softer aluminum, but hold up well to bashing. Only $45.

I also am using the BRP handguard mounts: http://brpmoto.com/products?page=sho...tegory_id=1771

I'll try & get a pic soon.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #11303
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Question Missing some bushing needles

I was installing the 1" koubalink and when pushing the swingarm bolt back through it got hung up on some of the needles. So I took a magnet and fished them all out. I then put them all back in only to notice 5 or 6 are missing and nowhere to be found. Is it possible to just get a few of these somewhere? Anyone replace one of their bushings and wanna get rid of the old one?
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #11304
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Look up inmate "Corrado" here -- Brady is his meat name. He's into industrial-strength sewing. Hell, he even owns a machine that does custom embroidery. I've used his products a couple of times, and his stuff rocks.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:13 AM   #11305
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I was installing the 1" koubalink and when pushing the swingarm bolt back through it got hung up on some of the needles. So I took a magnet and fished them all out. I then put them all back in only to notice 5 or 6 are missing and nowhere to be found. Is it possible to just get a few of these somewhere? Anyone replace one of their bushings and wanna get rid of the old one?
When I pulled the swingarm apart to grease the bearings I had needles drop out as well. Turns out 2 needles had pieces fractured right off, pretty strange. I replaced 1 bearing, wish I had done all 4 now as, the replacement bearing was of better quality.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #11306
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08?

I am looking for a 690. I found a decently priced 08, pretty much bone stock.

My knowledge of the 690 is pretty limited, but I have read the 08's had some issues that were resolved in 09.

I guess my questions are: what should I be concerned with on an 08 and how much work and $ would it take to get an 08 up to snuff (if its possible).

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #11307
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I have an '08 -- lots and lots of trouble free miles until recently. I haven't had time to tinker, but it's probably something simple.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #11308
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When I pulled the swingarm apart to grease the bearings I had needles drop out as well. Turns out 2 needles had pieces fractured right off, pretty strange. I replaced 1 bearing, wish I had done all 4 now as, the replacement bearing was of better quality.
Whered you order the bearing from? Are the ktmtwins ones better? I was considering replacing just the one but if there are better ones out there... Did you have any problems removing the seal?
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:37 AM   #11309
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Whered you order the bearing from? Are the ktmtwins ones better? I was considering replacing just the one but if there are better ones out there... Did you have any problems removing the seal?
I dealt with a local Bearing Retailer, the counter fellow initially suggested a commonly used motorcycle bearing manufacturer which some riders question there reliability and I declined. I told them that I wanted to replace the bearings with quality products. I replaced all the wheel bearing as well, with Japanese manufactured bearings.

No problem removing the seals but, they're not re-usable. Same thing with the seals, told them I didn't want to buy crap. Somebody once told me when you buy quality it only hurts once, when you sign the cheque!
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #11310
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So what jetting do people like running on their 690's?
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