KTM 690 enduro/SMC exhaust thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by greengoose, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. DirtRideRoader

    DirtRideRoader Armed and Dangerous

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    Two questions.
    You say it sounds great. Does that mean loud?
    Next, does it have a Forest Service approved spark arrester?

    Down here in Texas, you don't want to generate any sparks! My lawn would probably ignite if a spark fell into it.
  2. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Viator

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    USFS certiication: I am not sure. Below is an excerpt from the website that has just launched US sales. Right now I have the large dB killer/spark arrestor insallted, so I assume it is roughly at spec: 83dB. It is a little bit louder than the stocker, but has a nice throaty burr to the sound. Now that I have had my fun, I should probably put the quieter insert in so my neighbours don't hate me :)

    Sorry I can't give you a definitive answer answer on the USFS issue - check with the vendor from the URL below - they are the very new Wings US dealer, and probably eager to secure US customers.

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    Whilst the sound-tone of a silencer is determined by its design and the damping wool used, you can adjust the actual sound level. Only includes two different sets of dB-killers for sound level tuning:

    small - 80 dB at idle,
    large - 83 dB at idle,
    without dB-killer fitted - 90 dB at idle.
    Silencers are supplied with a large dB-killers fitted. A small (quieter) dB-killers are supplied free of charge with your silencers. For the US and Canadian market, dB-killers have integrated spark-arrestors.
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    http://www.adventureriderswarehouse...ge=page&id=2&zenid=0e7ir81rhaf9tmh223iusav7g0
  3. jlmg

    jlmg Adventurer

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    Anyone has any insight of the how the performance is affected with the FMF Powercore 4 ?, Is the sound a lot more than the stock one?
  4. DWCamaro69

    DWCamaro69 Adventurer

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    New FMF Q4 Ti installed:
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    Easy install, lost 5.5 lbs. (stocker 10.5#, FMF 5.0#), not much louder than stock, just a little more bark under throttle. Way less heat, the stocker is a real hazard. As far as the sound goes I would say it sounds nearly identical to my 525 EXC's with stock exhaust. Bike ran good before swap, no lean stalls or popping. Runs the same now, no issues. Did the battery disconnect during install, 15 minute idle after installation, then the throttle position reset. Runs perfect, no remap. My goal was less weight and less heat with minimal noise increase and no remapping. I would say it meant my goals 100%
  5. vegemanNZ

    vegemanNZ Adventurer

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    Hi,
    this is an addition to http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137643&page=1434 on the 690 merge thread, as I couldn't find this thread. so somethings are repeated here

    Firstly I bought my Leo Vince from Renazco (thanks guys, nice service).

    Installation was a breeze. I was surprised at how much louder it was...but that was mainly due to the drilled air box which is now taped back up. Too loud really.

    Performance seems real good, and like most people was worried about mapping, leanness etc.

    don't worry...here is my dyno chart. Nearly 61HP at the wheel !!...

    Attached Files:

  6. Michelangelo

    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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    Ok so I'm not smoking crack. I thought I had read there is some way one can switch through various hidden FI maps by doing the ignition ON, twist the throttle....etc...etc.. And that sounds like what you have done.

    Can you explain more about this procedure and what exactly it does and choices of these settings? Seems like you said you got it to go to Advanced setting? What exactly is that?


  7. milosbgd

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    Very nice , how many DB killers you receive in package?,,,how is the sound, loud, Deep loud
    Please u have realy clean tail, could you share info how did you install the turn signals on back tail.

    Thanks

  8. Michelangelo

    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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    So then how do I determine which map I'm on now?
  9. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    Have you messed with the selector since you bought it? If not it should be on #3 from the factory.

    Page 85 in the service manual covers the Map-Select switch.
  10. milosbgd

    milosbgd X

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    Hi,
    Could some body explai me why it says 3 modes or 3 maps when it comes with 10-12 clicks.

    Thanks

  11. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    #2 setting under the seat is advanced meaning better throttle response etc... (#3 is stock) 4 & above does nothing :scratch #1 may be for low grade fuel ... Forgive me as I'm going off my memory :baldy

    My wide open throttle with switch on, back to idle then switch off =
    ONLY syncs / calibrates the TPS if I remember correctly :dunno
  12. engineerjoe

    engineerjoe Adventurer

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    0 is bad fuel
    1 is "soft" aka DRZ400 mode
    2 is Advanced aka "jerk-o-rama"
    3-9 is "standard"

    I'm using a hybrid between maps 1 and 2 right now for smooth up to 1/2 throttle then whack hold on!
  13. snohobo

    snohobo Supermoto hippy

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    Wonder if #1 would increase my fuel mileage? On a six month trip and could probably use a hand
  14. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    nope. Ran #1 by accident once because i forgot I had set it to 1 for some nasty rocky riding. Saw no improvement in mileage over the other settings.
  15. payser

    payser Been here awhile

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    here it is..

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  16. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Between 1 and what ? Between 1 and 3, the difference is almost nothing. Between 2 and any other ones, its around 30%. With a full tank, and the switch at position 1, I do 240 km. "Easy-rider" driving style. I will do no more then 180 km with the switch at position 2.

    Paul Jr 8
  17. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

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    Calling it a map select switch is a bit misleading, it only messes with the ignition timing, if you wish to change the fuel scheduling then that has to be done at the dealer or via an aftermarket device like tuneboy i.e. changing the fuel mapping because of an aftermarket exhaust or different airfilter set up.
  18. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    Wrong wrong wrong.


    It switches between fuel map, ignition map LO map AND EPT map.

    however the EPT map is the only one that you really notice.
  19. snohobo

    snohobo Supermoto hippy

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    I'm assuming most people ride with #2 which is what mine is set up for. Ill give 1 and 3 a try and see what happens to my mileage.

    I assume throttle response will go down
  20. milosbgd

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    Hi, could you tell me how did you fit rear turn signals? Did you drill a hole?
    Thanks!