690R build thread

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

  1. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Which Hella lights are they Mudders?

    I figure that when I come back from the CSR trip I'll start again with the tower and fairing but use new lights. The Feugo 4" HIDs will work out to about $800 landed, too much for this bunny
  2. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    there the 90mm projector modules local price $350+each I got mine off Ebay US for $140 a pair landed , I can get the part numbers for you
  3. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Part numbers would be great if its not too much trouble.

    Thanks

    rossco
  4. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Works out cheaper to order them from alberto , I'd have make and sell 8 fairings to recoupe $$$$



  5. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Hey rossco Hella part numbers 68136 & 68137
  6. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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  7. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    If your not in to much of a rush I'll be back in OZ in 2 months time and I have a near new set that will be for sale, part numbers listed below.

    HL68151 Headlamp 90mm H7 Low-beam, ECE.
    HL68152 Headlamp 90mm H7 Main-beam, with city light ECE
  8. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    That's fantastic, that would suit my timing perfectly, big thumbs up

    thanks
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  9. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    Cool, since I have a few things to do before I get home (organise 2 weddings, learn a language, move house, find a new place to name a few), can you PM in 7 or so weeks and I'll get onto it.
  10. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    no worries
  11. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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  12. Grump

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    I am finding that the suspension on my new 690 R is not very compliant. In an effort to soften it I have backed out all damping settings completely ( apart from some fork rebound )and it still is very solid. I can live with the Shock action but not the forks. I note that the forks are supposed to have 275 MM of travel, yet after marking the lowest point of the seal travel on the fork (after braking sufficiently hard on a tarmac surface to break front wheel traction) I can only measure 185 MM of travel with the fork again fully extended. That equates to about 90 MM of missing travel. I previously had a 950 Adventure that used all of its travel and was very plush. Anyone got any ideas ?
  13. Para504

    Para504 Spam, Spam, bacon & Spam!

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    silly question, but do you bleed the air out of the forks regularly and if yes, have you checked the oil level in the forks? That said, the 690's (at least the "e" model) has much stiffer springs than is typical on a KTM off roader. My 690 forks are much stiffer that my 950A (which were overly soft), but seems to work pretty well when setup about 20 clicks out on compression - I forget the rebound settings off the top of my head.
  14. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I increased the size of the air chamber (lowered the oil level to the lowest level recommended in the manual) and installed bleeder valves. That helped quite a bit. Also I found that some of the harshness disappeared after the bike chassis was broken in by riding off road. Mine had pre-load spacers which I removed to get a proper sag.
  15. Grump

    Grump Griff

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    Many thanks for the advice . Yes I have air bleeders installed and they are used regularly. However the increase in the volume of the air chamber makes perfect sense. I will check out the spacers also.
  16. clarky

    clarky 05' 640 Adv

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    How are you going with it now Mudders? Got her finished yet?

    cheers
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    I would like some more info on this stuff, where do you get it?

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  18. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    More updates to come on the weekend , Getting the nav tower cut out this week :D
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    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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  20. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    jUst ordered Vortex ECU it will be ready this afternoon

    should only take 10 min to install.
    http://www.vortexcdi.com/Mounting-%20KTM690.htm


    lucky for me Vortex in only a 15 minute drive have had a vortex cdi on one of my old 525EXC i know how good they are , Speaking with richard he sudgested we go for two different map pro files

    1st profile is stardard air box & slip on muffler with 5 other maps
    2nd is opened airbox & slip on muffler with 5 other maps

    As i have added 4 airvents into the snokle part of the air box but not in creased the actual mouth of the airbiox my theory is this will act like a ventury \ velocity stack .