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Old 12-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #12916
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makes sense...
Yup, always a good idea. A tipped/slanted valve stem lets you know your tube is slipping in the rim.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #12917
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New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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Is it possible to detect the start of this rocker failure before they cause major damage? What are the signs?

Mine looked fine in UB as I checked the valve clearance but 600km from Romania, the morning I started the engine I knew something was wrong. A lot more valve noise. I should have stopped there and find a solution to get the bike to Romania (which I had to do anyway). Maybe this way I could have saved my cam. 100km later I lost power so I knew my rocker was gone. The bearing was damaged but still in place. Unfortunately my cam lobe is foocked so I'll need a replacement.
BTW anyone using the RFR cam? Does it worth the 100$ difference?
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #12918
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BTW anyone using the RFR cam? Does it worth the 100$ difference?
My understanding is that you will gain top end HP at a significant loss of bottom end power... not worth it if you ask me, the 690 already feels (seat o' the pants) down on bottom end compared to the big-bore thumpers of the old days and has plenty of high rpm power. I wonder if anybody is making any other options for cams?
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:51 PM   #12919
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Update on my problems

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...7#post23059697


My mechanic hooked up another cable harnass externally to my bike. or how its called.


Well it seems to run wel on another set of cables. There must be a broken wire somewhere between the computers and the throttlebody. Anyone had that happen? If so where was it? Also how much is a new set of cable three ??

Thanks in advance and happy christmass!
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #12920
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Update on my problems

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...7#post23059697


My mechanic hooked up another cable harnass externally to my bike. or how its called.


Well it seems to run wel on another set of cables. There must be a broken wire somewhere between the computers and the throttlebody. Anyone had that happen? If so where was it? Also how much is a new set of cable three ??

Thanks in advance and happy christmass!
I left a suggestion from my experiences in your thread.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #12921
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Thank you, ill check.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:12 AM   #12922
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Cool video

Very cool video, there is a few clips of some guys with nitrous on their bikes in the salt flats, pretty ill
http://m.youtube.com/watch?jb=225&ut...131225_Holiday
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #12923
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How often do you guys change the spark plug on your 690s? Thanks
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #12924
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How often do you guys change the spark plug on your 690s? Thanks
The manual says 20,000km.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #12925
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Prefilter

I've been playing with different ideas for a prefilter for the old 690. No one seems to make one that i know of unless you have the filter form RR and put the filter sock over it.
So i figured there was room on top of the replacement foam twin pod filter to put a thin piece of foam or fabric of some sort.
This is what have come up with so far. A mesh support then foam or fabric.
All experimental at this stage.
Mesh with taped edges:


Mesh with gasket sealant around the edges and some thin bar to keep it flat:


Mesh support over the main filter:


Foam prefilter:


The airbox snorkel does fit back on alright.
I have not had a chance to ride the bike yet due to incessant rain for the past week.

Let me know you thoughts, apart from restricted airflow and having to do the 15min reset.

Cheers
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:51 PM   #12926
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Hey guys I was wondering is the 690r a good bike for all in one use cause when I get my first new bike I want this and can not spend 20k on two motorcycles and this is the perfect bike to me for just about anything
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:36 PM   #12927
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Hey guys I was wondering is the 690r a good bike for all in one use cause when I get my first new bike I want this and can not spend 20k on two motorcycles and this is the perfect bike to me for just about anything
yea, sure.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:52 PM   #12928
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Hey guys I was wondering is the 690r a good bike for all in one use cause when I get my first new bike I want this and can not spend 20k on two motorcycles and this is the perfect bike to me for just about anything
Stewie,
I don't know what your previous experience is with bikes so this is just a suggestion. Do your research and ride one before you buy. I wouldn't wish this bike on anyone new to on road or off road bikes. It will learn ya real good, real quick.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #12929
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Hey guys I was wondering is the 690r a good bike for all in one use cause when I get my first new bike I want this and can not spend 20k on two motorcycles and this is the perfect bike to me for just about anything
You may want to start here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9337&page=2648
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #12930
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Overnight change of viewpoint on 690



Recently traded in a road bike for a 2014 500 EXC. Did my first dirt ride on it yesterday. All I can say is WOW! Compared to my 690, the 500 had much plusher suspension(my 690 has much better suspension than stock), is radically more flickable, and seems to have way better traction. Power is a little less but only a little. So net result is the 690 is kind of ruined for me as a dirt bike. Now the 690 seems like an adventure touring bike that does really good off pavement, and the 500 seems like an "OMG I can't believe this thing is street legal!" dual sport. Of course the 690 is a better street bike but the 500, even geared down a lot from stock, can still cruise at 65-70. It gets blown around more due to the light weight, but does OK. I put a 16 tooth front sprocket back on the 690 so it will do highway a little better. The 690 is a better all around bike, but honestly, the 500 kind of blew my mind. Apples and oranges I guess, as the 500 holds 1.5L of oil and need an oil change every 15 hours.
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