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Old 03-07-2014, 11:25 AM   #14431
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so do the G650s
what they did not mention,
that it is a real challenge putting 10'Km on a Challenge
because it spends twice as much time at the dealers than in your garage
happened with only 2 out of 2 I owned

I do not need to hear what I can read in the KTM flyer
I look for people who actually put miles on the bike, or the predecessor,
and have experience not catch phrases
please, pretty please?
I've got over 8k miles in less than a year on my 13 if that helps you. More importantly, I smile every time I ride it.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:29 AM   #14432
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that is a first step in the right direction
and I take it you always did ride your bike home on wheels
not on the bed of a truck?


a normal year for my every-day-bike would be about 20'mi
so let's see what else pops up
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:47 AM   #14433
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that is a first step in the right direction
and I take it you always did ride your bike home on wheels
not on the bed of a truck?


a normal year for my every-day-bike would be about 20'mi
so let's see what else pops up
I have had 2 690's,....I found this answered all my questions

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722987
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:47 AM   #14434
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I do not need to hear what I can read in the KTM flyer
I look for people who actually put miles on the bike, or the predecessor,
and have experience not catch phrases
please, pretty please?
Well, about everyone here have experience and is not quoting a KTM flyter... You can get a lot of info from the "round the world" threads.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #14435
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Hey all: Gave my side stands to a fab shop to do
some work on them, and the F'ed them both up... :(

Dealer says they are not available, and no estimate
on delivery time...

I need to know the stock length of the side stand,
from the lower spring pin to the end (see image)



Mine is a 13 -and the same P/N is used for 08, 12, 13, & 14's

09 - 11's use a different P/N

Parts catalog says 295 mm length for the 13, but not sure
where that is measured...

Can anyone do a quick measurement ?

Maybe include the year, just in case.

Thanks !

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Old 03-07-2014, 01:00 PM   #14436
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that is a first step in the right direction
and I take it you always did ride your bike home on wheels
not on the bed of a truck?


a normal year for my every-day-bike would be about 20'mi
so let's see what else pops up
So in short you want people here to write an essay on why you should get a 690?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:02 PM   #14437
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Getting ready for my first valve lash check. I live in the "boonies" (ie 3 hour round trip to a KTM or HD dealer), and would like to have shims on hand so that I can finish the job. I've seen some shim kits on the web. Is there any particular kit that you guys have had better luck with than another for handling this?
Hotcams kit. You can lend it out to your friends who have KTM's with the stipulation that when they take a shim from the kit that they put the shim they are replacing back in the kit in the correct bin. Or better yet, borrow a kit from a friend.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:23 PM   #14438
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Hotcams kit. You can lend it out to your friends who have KTM's with the stipulation that when they take a shim from the kit that they put the shim they are replacing back in the kit in the correct bin. Or better yet, borrow a kit from a friend.
Thank you!
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:34 PM   #14439
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Originally Posted by fiep View Post
so do the G650s
what they did not mention,
that it is a real challenge putting 10'Km on a Challenge
because it spends twice as much time at the dealers than in your garage
happened with only 2 out of 2 I owned

I do not need to hear what I can read in the KTM flyer
I look for people who actually put miles on the bike, or the predecessor,
and have experience not catch phrases
please, pretty please?
Don't get confused by the 10km service interval quoted above servicing is done every 6250 miles (10,000km).

The 2014 is so far a bit of an unknown quantity because of the twin spark engine coming from the Duke (this has the disadvantage of not being home tuneable with TuneECU).

Get top and bottom tank bolts from Rally Raid (other manufacturers also), get your seat changed to stop the torture. Get a CACycleworks fuel pump and keep the oem as a spare. Aftermarket bash guard that protects the rear brake cylinder is advisable. Go around the bike and sand back to bare metal all the grounds. Upgrade the RR to mosfet type. The exhaust weighs a ton and gets very hot - lots of aftermarket for this but engine mapping my be difficult on a 2014 (as mentioned). The rear foot brake is made of spaghetti many owners get an aftermarket.

Do the fuel pump, grounds, tank bolts, slip on and remap and you should have a trouble free bike.

I've done almost 12000 miles on my 12. It had its problems but everything works great now.

Now get your cheque book out.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:50 PM   #14440
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Hey all: Gave my side stands to a fab shop to do
some work on them, and the F'ed them both up... :(

Dealer says they are not available, and no estimate
on delivery time...

I need to know the stock length of the side stand,
from the lower spring pin to the end (see image)



Mine is a 13 -and the same P/N is used for 08, 12, 13, & 14's

09 - 11's use a different P/N

Parts catalog says 295 mm length for the 13, but not sure
where that is measured...

Can anyone do a quick measurement ?

Maybe include the year, just in case.

Thanks !
21.3 cm. on my 2012 690EnduroR. This is after I shortened it by about 3/8" . That stock length is too damn long. I find this lenth ideal. Maybe could go a bit shorter.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:09 PM   #14441
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:44 PM   #14442
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The Fuel level wire goes to pin 7 on the dash.. It should be a brown/red wire.

The Fuel level indicator in the tank has 2 wires. Should be brown and brown/red. You can measure the resistance with/ without fuel and see if it changes. Brown wire should be ground and brown/red goes to your dash.

To test the light I guess you could jumper the brown/red wire to ground going to the dash and see if the light comes on.

That's about all I can find out by looking at the schematic. I'm not sure if the indicator switch is normally open, normally closed or a change in resistance.
Awesome info, Noah. Thanks. That's enough for me to troubleshoot.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:04 PM   #14443
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that is a first step in the right direction
and I take it you always did ride your bike home on wheels
not on the bed of a truck?


a normal year for my every-day-bike would be about 20'mi
so let's see what else pops up
I'm wondering if it's possible you don't realize what a snarky dick you sound like? Meinmotorrad basically condensed the entire reliability discussion down to a paragraph, so if you need more look at the ride reports.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:26 PM   #14444
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Flep,
Take a Xanax or smoke a fatty....and go buy a 690...

Don't wear out your welcome here...
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #14445
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a little more detailed, please
How's this: the weight of a DRz400 with the HP of first-gen SV650, hung in a sexy trellis chassis supporting decent suspension and brakes?
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