690R build thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Mudguts, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Well I better start a build thread on the 690R so here goes

    take 1 2009 690R surf the interNERD and spend a load of cash you have not got . My dream bike is a 690RR but can't afford the 43k so thank fully some ( alberto, http://www.albertodottori.net/ktm%20690%20kit%20afrrica%20race.htm ) got a copy of the690rr fairings and so starts the build ,

    it it really started about 6 months ago with some sexy WP twin chamber forks

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  2. soloist666

    soloist666 Adventurer

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    It'll be good to see what you end up with. I nearly bought one 3 weeks ago (new) which was going to cost me around the 15 k mark. Then you need to start spending?? Luckily a pristine 640 adventure came up with around 4 k on the clock and I saved around 5 k on the 690 with no need to modify it too much. So I took the easy option. Albeit with a bit more vibration than the 690 donk. Good luck with your project.
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  3. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Then after a days ride pi discovered the i snapped the upper tank bolt So i made these ,

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    Being such anice guy i offered these to my 690 brethren, then one day after working hard and dipping into my loan redraw , i ordered these


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    Now these need ALOT OF WORK so many pin holes and air bubbles


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    bit of bog ( bondo ) shit load of spay putty

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    A heap of sanding Ive ended up with this



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    Not yet finished but getting there
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  4. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    have we figured out a way of getting 320MM of wheel travel on the rear yet? :D
    looking good.
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    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

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  6. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    yes but im not telling . I will post it thou need to save some cashola first


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  7. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    now you peaked my interest :wink:
    well i will wait patiently. 690 ownership is inevitable, but not for awhile yet.
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    header Chris

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    Someone pass the butter!
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  9. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Lets say i have 300 x 200 x 150 billet block siting in the shed ( enough for two ) but I'm making some carbon fibre bits first


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  10. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Looking great so far. Have you filled up Alberto's tank yet to see how much they hold?

    It'll be interesting to see how heavy she is at the end. I bet the difference to my EXC won't be all that big once I add cush drive, oil cooler, fairing, HID lights, big tanks etc.
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  11. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    I want to re-seal the tanks just in case before i fill them but i think its 10L thay are very light probly 2.5kg each or less .



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    I'm in! :lurk
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  14. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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  15. emmodg

    emmodg Been here awhile

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    That's damn cool but there's something about a fiberglass gas tank that worries me... (It is fiberglass isn't it?)
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  16. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    As long as it's made with a high quality vinylester resin, it's perfectly good, if not excellent. Most home built aircraft and many GTP cars have carbon/kevlar/s-glass gas tanks.

    I actually just completed a new tank for my bike using VE Carbon/Kevlar and S-glass.

    Additionally, a tank like this can be repaired, on the trail if need be. Once you crack a PE tank, it's all over.
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  17. can'o'kiwi

    can'o'kiwi full metal jock-itch

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    come on come on more info and those sort after pictures!!
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  18. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Very true I think there are some carbon layers in the tank
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  19. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I assume you recommend vinylester because of better compatibility with the alcohol content in fuel these days?

    Probably Kevlar for the mounting points?

    Do you know if Alberto uses epoxy or vinylester resin? I think most countries in Europe use 5% or less of ethanol, don't know about OZ.
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  20. can'o'kiwi

    can'o'kiwi full metal jock-itch

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    north america is 23.6 mj per litre

    10% per litre but some provinces are bringing laws in to keep it below 5%.
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