KTM 690 Lower Tank Bushings

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by partmaker, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. partmaker

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    The problem: Fuel-n-whatnot deteriorates the OEM lower tank mount bushings

    Solution: Either Aluminum(2pc) or Delrin(2pc) $25 shipped to your door in USA or Canada. $30usd to anywhere else

    Want a backup set?
    $40usd gets you 4pc of either material

    Aluminum
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    Delrin

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    Black Delrin installed

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    You can take your pick between the aluminum or black Delrin. Both (2pc alum. 2pc Delrin) can be had for $40 shipped, so you can try each. Both of the materials hold up well. Some prefer aluminum because it will last longer, others chose Delrin due to it's self lubricating properties - you chose (it's simular to the 'what kind of oil should I use').

    How long will these last?
    I don't know.
    The in-house "Test Bike" had 3000 miles on the Delrin bushings when I took it apart to inspect. There was no wear, visibly or by measuring . So they could last 10k or 50k miles.

    I've been selling these for a while via Mudguts vendor thread for his Upper Tank Bolts. This thread was started so you could find these faster.

    PM for ordering info.

    Have a great ride!
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  2. the_shakes

    the_shakes Going nowhere, slowly...

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    I'm interested. PM Sent.
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  3. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    order sent!
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  4. Swampy

    Swampy Mayor of Swampyville

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    Still doing these? I could use two sets....
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  5. partmaker

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    Yes, still in stock. If I'm not making any more this thread will be nuked


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  6. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    Can this same bushing be used at the upper tank bolt? KTM lists both at 12x24x24.5 but the upper has a small shoulder on it where the head of the upper tank bolt lands. If the same will not work, will you make one that will?

    BTW, after installing your delrin lower bushings, the tank feels sturdier than the day I bought the bike new and my seat latches without having to pound it in place again!:clap
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  7. partmaker

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    Negative on compatibility. 100% positive on that.

    I've made a few sets of Upper Bushings, and a couple of inmates have them as 'test units', but they are not for sale as of now. Been asked this a lot lately, but they are not ready for the market yet - don't want them out there unless I can stand behind them. Was hoping to pull apart the guinea pig this weekend to verify it's longevity, but received a rush order yesterday (and not going to complain), so it will have to wait another week or so.

    There really is no reason to buy the upper bushings, unless you have already experienced a bolt failure... or your are the oobber anal preventative maintenance type... or your going on a long long trip... Yes, that general description will be in the Thread when it's started.
    w/o taking the green upper bushings out and inspecting, cosmetically they appear to be fine.
    As BrownDog say's, it is not exposed to the detrimental fuel that the lowers are, so the OEM upper bushing is far less prone to fail.


    A pic of UpperBushing_Rev_A via notsogood bb pic about 1k miles ago (noter the green around the bolt)
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    Often check the UpperBolt to make sure it is tight - that is the main reason of failure.
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  8. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    PM sent for lower bushings.
    How are the uppers coming.

    Max
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  9. partmaker

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    The uppers are still not ready for the market.

    I'll post in this thread when they are ready.
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  10. Uhuru

    Uhuru Wildest place I've been

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    I'd like to get a set of the delrin bushings for my 690 Enduro. I wanted to send you a pm but couldn't. Pls send me a PM and tell me the current price and where to send the $$.
    Thanks.
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  11. partmaker

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    PM'd
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  12. m.turi@att.net

    m.turi@att.net n00b

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    Hey,

    Are you stil making these
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  13. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Welcome to ADV, m.turi :thumb

    You may send Partmaker a personal message & he will hook u up :nod
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  14. partmaker

    partmaker ___

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    Yes, and sent you an email as req.
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    vatoloco Rebound

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  16. m.turi@att.net

    m.turi@att.net n00b

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    Thanks for the response just sent the e-mail!
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  17. crashman250

    crashman250 n00b

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    I would like a set of your delrin bushings. Please email me and give me your paypal info.

    rjjdc350@gmail.com

    Thanks
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  18. partmaker

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    Yes, still making these and usually have them in stock.
    However, I'm only shipping out every couple of weeks. If your in a big hurry I'll do what I can.

    Have a good ride...

    PS - not making the upper tank bolts, just the lower bushings
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  19. crashman250

    crashman250 n00b

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    No problem, Email me when they are ready.
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  20. Daazzaa

    Daazzaa Adventurer

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    I'm also interested. PM Sent.
    Thanks
    Darren
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