Ktm 690 & rally-raid products

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  1. sdd04

    sdd04 Long timer

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    Hi John,

    Is it possible to adjust the cam chain tensioner without going through the process of setting to tdc? Or, put another way, can you adjust it while at idle, either hot or cold, by "feel" or sound?

    Thanks,

    Steve
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  2. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    You can do it whilst ticking over, very carefully tighten it until noise dissapears, with moderate pressure on centre spindle.
    BUT DO NOT BACK IT OFF TOO MUCH OR CAM CHAIN COULD JUMP !!!!
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  3. sdd04

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    Understood. Thank you sir.
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  4. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I like this idea as well, fitting the original head light to the screen/fairing... how much money would it save?
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  5. burmbuster

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    Mitch,
    Please PM me when you have an opportunity. I am trying to purchase something a little outside the box from Rally Raid but am getting no where through the Rally web site email.

    Thanks,
    Brad
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  6. spaceman_spiff

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    I think that they are out of the office from Dec 24th through Jan 2nd
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  7. MeinMotorrad

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    How about you work your magic on some replacement rockers? I wanted Elvis but the 690 seems to have Shakin Stevens :ear
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  8. NovaMoto

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    I second this motion!

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  9. Bike Nomad

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    Hello John,

    I was wondering if you would have any interest in developing a set of crash bars for the KTM 690. I have seen a set of one off custom bars in the photo below in one of the 690 threads. That design might be a decent starting point. It would be nice if it worked with both your aux tanks and the Safari tank. To the best of my knowledge the only commercial offering for crash bars on the 690 are from Touratech, and I'm under the impression they will not work with an aux front gas tank.

    [​IMG]
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  10. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    Does Rally-Raid offer any coupon codes for ADV members?
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  11. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    No, unfortunately we do not
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  12. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Question about the Tractive rear shocks. KTMtwins shows the Adventure shock is available in 300mm travel, is that correct? What's the major difference between the Rallye and the Adv shock? Would the ADV shock work for a DS rider that races a rally now and then and plans on heading to MX again to race? I'm wondering if the difference in price would be better spent on gas and riding lessons:lol3 Been searching the internet for reviews but have not had any luck finding any detailed info.

    What's the lead time for getting a shock? I have a race coming up in a month and would like to get the bike sorted before hand if possible.

    Thanks!

    ps, your new rally tanks are amazing!
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  13. spaceman_spiff

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    Now worries! Figured I'd ask before finishing my order. Looking forward to the new parts!
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  14. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    From the RR site:

    There will be 3 types of shock produced exclusively for us by Tractive.

    1.Rallye Shock-This will be their own PDS2 design,with a twin–piston set-up to prevent bottoming-out over large whoops and big jumps.It increases the rear wheel movement to 300mm,and has seperate high & low speed compression adjusters to give maximum damping control.Their special design of preload adjuster enables the ring to be turned by means of a 6mm pin,much easier than the OEM system of locknut.

    2.Adventure Shock-This will be the same body type of shock as the Rallye version, only without PDS2, but with the very important addition of a length adjustment facility on the bottom of the shock,which can reduce the ride height by up to 28mm,so no need for internal mods or after-market linkages.It will be available in 250mm & 275mm rear wheel travel versions.

    3.Overland Shock with Hydraulic Preload Adjuster-This single-piston shock has been specifically designed for the Overland rider,who requires a robust,simple shock,but with Tractive Suspension’s own Hydraulic Preload Adjuster fitted on the top of the spring.With a remote knob fitted to the KTM 690 frame, connected by a hydraulic hose to the shock, the rider can quickly increase the preload by up to 15mm without the need for any special tools.Ideal when travelling with extra luggage or pillion,or when going from tarmac road to rutted tracks off-road.It will be available in 250mm & 275mm rear wheel travel versions.



    From my experience w/ the Rally shock I say it's great and the dual piston system works fantastic. Plush over rock and choppy terrain, but can still handle a nice jump w/out bottoming out.

    My bike with the the full 300mm suspension front and rear:
    [​IMG]
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  15. live2ridetahoe

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    ^^^^^^That is a sweet ride.

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  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I read all the info already, I actually was asking more detailed info. Like I said, the KTM Twins site lists the ADV shock in three lengths.... 250mm, 275mm and 300mm and I was trying to find out if it's a mistake or not.
    http://www.ktmtwins.com/rally-raid-ktm-690-enduro-adventure-shock-absorber

    I don't think I need the rallye shock but I do really want the 300mm of travel. Thanks for regurgitating what I already know though, much appreciated:lol3 Hopefully Mitch can respond with some rally testing experience when He has a minute.
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  17. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    If you want the full 300 mm the dual piston shock is the way to go. It works really well.
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  18. ktmmitch

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    First production parts for the new, heavy duty CNC machined billet linkage for the KTM 690 Enduro & SMC models, all years.
    This will be substancially stronger than the cast OEM part, and will come complete with bearing, seals and a new re-designed pivot pin.
    The original steel pin has blind M8 tapped holes both end, but once one bolt is removed, it is very difficult to undo the other, as the pin turns in the bearings, and cannot be held.
    Our new pin is drilled through to take an M8 high-tensile bolt, and nyloc nut on the other end, same as our Lower Tank Bolt kit.
    We did this because it was not 100% clear that the breakages of the OEM linkages were solely down to weak castings, or the screws coming undone, which would allow the pin to drop out of it's locating hole in the frame, causing the fracture.
    Either way, our new design should remove any possibilties of this happening again.
    Available on our webshop in 2 weeks.

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  19. Bike Nomad

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    Howdy John,

    I was just reading some info over on the 690 Wunderfest about replacement clutch covers. Noah just scored a factory racing part replacement with the oil filler hole moved to behind the clutch, protecting it from dirt, and giving easier access to fill it. Will the 2 piece clutch cover you have in development mimic that design for the oil filler hole, or will your design retain the oil filler hole in the stock position? I went back and reviewed your post on it from last January, and found the picture when you had the initial model made, but I could not tell from the angle of the picture which route you had chosen to go with that? Thank you for any info.

    EDIT: Just looked at the CAD drawing from your news blog, and it shows the filler in the behind the clutch posistion.
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  20. Uller

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    Thanks for getting this done John. I think the pin/bolt mod is just as beneficial as the link itself. :clap

    I will be placing my order for a Rallye Shock and Link in the next few weeks.