Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by BigTony, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. BrandonH

    BrandonH Adventurer

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    Love mine. Have 500 miles on it now. Only thing it could use is maybe renazco seat and Scott's dampner,.

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  2. itnanti

    itnanti aka "cautious cotta"

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    [​IMG] Awesome ride with the boys today 230miles of 1/2 dirt 1/2 mountain twisty pavement. Rear break pedal sucks. Totally twisted it like gum on an easy get off. Now I'm scrambling to find a new before Death Valley this week. Anybody know if the 14 rear brake pedal is the same as 12 and 13?
    My adventure spec case savers paid for themselves.
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  3. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Soften the suspension with the clickers, change the coolant to Engine Ice, and change the fan temp switch to the lower temp switch. It will start cooling earlier with the switch and the new coolant will have it running cooler unless you are stuck in traffic.
  4. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Bike prep, fresh canvas!

    Started out with this. Lots of goodness here.
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    This list included:
    ADVSpec engine skid plate
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    RallyRaid Luggage Rack
    Garmin Montana GPS
    Rally Raid Front Sprocket Guard
    HDB Guards
    Battery Tender cable
    Double Take Mirrors
    Scotts Damper and anti-vibration bar mount
    Rally Raid Radiator Guards

    Also installed a Agri tool tube holder behind the right side of the RR rear luggage rack...this holds a 1L MSR bottle full of spare gasoline.

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    Installing RR rear rack:
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    And finished with this! Ready for a weekend in Death Valley in one week.
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  5. tacomodo

    tacomodo Trailblaze

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    How are those case savers mounted? Glue?
  6. Bike Nomad

    Bike Nomad Been here awhile

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    High temperature silicone.
  7. Chris6501

    Chris6501 Adventurer

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    Be sure to keep an eye on your rear brake lever. Mine fell off yesterday. Have less then 200 miles on the bike. I'm pretty sure I have read others with same issue. Had no rear brakes for the second half of my ride.
  8. itnanti

    itnanti aka "cautious cotta"

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    I used copper rtv high temp silicone. If I didn't have these on I would have been dumping oil.
  9. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    I'd put a dab of blue loctite on the swingarm screw when you take the right footpeg mount off to re-screw or replace in the rear brake lever. I torqued my swingarm nut to spec after installing the RR billet lever, and the right hand swingarm screw loosened and fell out at some point . Noticed my bike was handling a little funny on a ride down to a tech day at a friends place. I look up at the bike while changing a tire and yeah, no right side screw in the swingarm and the swingarm bolt was working itself out the left side of the bike! :eek1


    No issues since using a small dab of loctite on the replacement bolt though.
  10. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Can these covers ever be taken off or once applied properly are they permanent?
  11. itnanti

    itnanti aka "cautious cotta"

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    You can take them off and remove the silicone, it's like rubber when it cures. Adventure spec doesn't give you any instructions with these. I saw on their sight they told a customer to lay the bike on each side for 24 hours let each side dry. That is ridiculous, whose got 48 hours to spare on their brand new, begging to be ridden, 2014 690s :) My mechanic buddy told me just tape each side in place and let them sit for 24 hours. It worked. I used to ride a Klx250 before and that thing took a lot of abuse and never needed case savers. I guess I got to learn not to fall when I'm riding orange ;)
  12. itnanti

    itnanti aka "cautious cotta"

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    Anybody know if the 2012-13 brake pedal works on the 2014?
  13. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Thanks

    Your KLX case was most likely not magnesium
  14. itnanti

    itnanti aka "cautious cotta"

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    Answered my own question the clean speed billet brake pedal fits the 2014.
  15. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    Hello folks

    How is the range with the new more economic engine? How many kilometers can you drive?
  16. EPMD

    EPMD Been here awhile

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  17. milkin

    milkin the cows

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    I have gotten 48, 45, and 41mpg with the 14 so far so that puts range at about 130 miles, but that is riding that consists of mixed terrain. Everything from highway to deep sand. I think if all off road in rough conditions you can expect upper 30's, and if all highway pushing 50mpg. It also depends greatly on your right wrist :evil
  18. OBD

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    look what followed me home today

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    alright it's my 'freshened up' 2009... but i'm as stoked as if it were a 2014... maybe more :evil
  19. itnanti

    itnanti aka "cautious cotta"

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    I think the front number plate decal looks goofy on mine. I like the plain white you got. Mind taking a picture from the front?
  20. OBD

    OBD Other Brother

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    it's a little blurry but whatever...
    remember tho it's the old-style headlight..
    and supermoto front fender

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