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Old 02-20-2014, 07:16 PM   #2881
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Always look forward to your report. Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:27 PM   #2882
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It's nice to see the rock is still there My pic is from 2006
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:58 PM   #2883
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It's nice to see the rock is still there My pic is from 2006
Funny you recognized that rock Guy... Nice. Never knew you were over there.

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:09 PM   #2884
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Great report from VN Noah!
If I hadn't done way too many trips to China/ VN over the last 28 years for work in the factory towns, I'd say that looked 'pretty interesting'!

As I begin some serious mods to my 2013 690, I'll be looking forward to your upcoming wrenching and riding.

Keep at it! Best report/ story going!

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:13 AM   #2885
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Bike work

I already posted this in the 690 wunderlust thread but I thought I would paste it in here also. You know, shameless self promotion.

If any of you have ever traveled by motorcycle in Asia, you know saying driver suck is an understatement.
I installed a Baja design Onx lightbar under my 990ADV headlight. It fits nicely. I had previously wired a 2 way toggle to my high beam wire. Now I can switch between the BD Onx or my 55w high beam. This also allows me to use the flasher and handlebar switch to turn the BD Onx on and off. I think this will be really nice way telling oncoming traffic to get the fook out of my lane.

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Mounting plate. I was worried that the aluminum I mounted the bracket to would break over time. On the sides you can see stainless brackets that take out any vibration by supporting the weight of the light.










Katriana is loving the attention.

690 Rally clutch cover. I was lucky enough to buy one from Pyndon.


There are 5 reasons it is awesome and why KTM should install it on all 690s.
1. Easy access to the clutch.
2. Easy access to the oil fill and it is on the back of the clutch cover so it stays cleaner.
3. Steal thread inserts for the oil filter cover.
4. It looks badass.
5. I can put the bigger rally clutch in.. you know.. for if I need that sort of thing.





I also Rewired my whole charging system. Mosfet FH020AA REG/Rec from Roadstercycle, brand new stator and new wire back to the batter. Also some new grounds.




The black wire from the RR is the ground back to the battery. The blue wires are and extra frame ground and then the grounding point on the Navigation tower bracket. Also, when you route the wires from the stator, there is a lot of room behind the Jug. I ran the wires in the same location as the Crossover fuel line for the front tanks.



Also, When I entered Cambodia, I dropped my skid plate because I broke the aluminum bracket. With access to a drill press, hacksaw, grinder and a vice.. I made these some nice brackets to fix her.






I couldn't find a spacer that was 10mm ID and 20mm OD but they had a shitload of washers that were correct size. So a 120mm long bolt, 5 washers on each side and I was back in business. The distance from the center line of the big bolt to center line of the small bolt is about 32mm... I think
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:15 AM   #2886
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looks pretty bomber, any thoughts of the new skid plate mounts failing? How bad would the consequences be?
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:17 AM   #2887
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Lovin' that clutch cover. As a Ducati guy first and a KTM guy second this is one of the things that kills me about the Austrian design. Say what you will about the italian steeds, they are super DIY friendly compared to any bike I've worked on. Japanese or Austrian. Case in point is that Clutch cover you put on there....the cover on the 748/916/996 series bikes (among others) is much the same. Sure its a dry clutch on the Ducati, but the simplicity of design is there. Great design is one Italy's greatest exports IMHO.

Anyways, great update, good job on the mods and good luck down the road ;)
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:41 AM   #2888
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looks pretty bomber, any thoughts of the new skid plate mounts failing? How bad would the consequences be?
+1
The new bracket looks 1/2 as thick as the broken one, will it hold?

Just thinking out loud
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:41 PM   #2889
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The new bracket looks 1/2 as thick as the broken one, will it hold?

Just thinking out loud
Looks like new is steel vs. old being cast aluminium. If so should be better.

Love the post Noah. Fixing stuff is all part of the adventure!!!
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:27 PM   #2890
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:45 PM   #2891
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Looks like new is steel vs. old being cast aluminium. If so should be better.

Love the post Noah. Fixing stuff is all part of the adventure!!!
This is true. Its 4 or 5mm thick steel instead of cast aluminum. I think it will last longer than I will.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:51 AM   #2892
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Beware of electrolytic reaction between steel and alloy. The bolts, hangers and the sump guard will be affected. May take some time but it will happen.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:44 AM   #2893
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Vietnam Video Part 2. (Finally)

I finally got a connection that was good enough to upload the memorizing conclusion
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:43 AM   #2894
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:57 AM   #2895
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WOW Sounds like a beer or 2 was in order that night!
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