KTM 690 wind screen thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by trallewatsch58, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    How did the FZ1 shield do by itself? I'm 5'8" and just need the air off my chest and little to no turbulence on my head. I have the original shield from my 09 and might try it.

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  2. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Has anyone tried the rally raid 690 fairing (from KTM Twins) with a 990 touring windsheild from Cee Bailey? It's big and toury - but that's really what I need for the long road trips with easy offroad sections. Seems like there are a lot more optional windscreens for the 990 adventure that are available once you have the Rally Raid fairing setup. Costly approach but cheaper than a new bike PLUS you get to ride a real offroader offroad!
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  3. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    speaking to Laminar Lip very helpful..good price $90 and the feedback online is very good for them. He says if it doesnt fit my 690 screen he will refund me..think i am going to try it out..the wind currently hits me in the shoulders..(6'2)
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  4. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    They're good people down there. Helped me dial in my 12GSA with a lip.

    Just my experience of the aero effects of windscreens on the 690e. I never found anything that worked for me. I tried the KTM touring screen, Lynx and Lynx with Laminar lip. I'm 6-2. The problem is that even if you get the air to flow over your helmet there's just too much low freq turbulent throb that's particularly sensible with ear plugs on. It's impossible for ears to survive that punishment for hours and those pressure oscillations permeate ear plugs. My conclusion, it's better to go stock with ear plugs - no turbulence - just constant wind noise and pressure like all the bare bikers.....or get a 12GS like I did! :wink: I don't ride my KTM on the hwy anymore unless it's to a close offroad ride.
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  5. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    I have the KTM Hard Parts windscreen from KTMTwins, shown above. It's a noticable improvment from the factory setup by taking some pressure off my chest at highway speeds. Helmet is in clear air (6 feet tall, 30" inseam). I ride with either foam earplugs or earbuds and music - both easily quiet the wind noise making day-long rides possible. (Rarely is my iPod volume over half way up.)

    I recently added a flip screen from Touratech. It's meant for the F800GS, but the bend in this unit and the bend in the KTM screen is similar, so it latches on and works very well for me. Up to and over 70 mph more weight on my chest is reduced, while my helmet remains in clear air.

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    Here it is on the 690...

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    Up to about 45 mph, I can actually ride with my visor up and no sun glasses without my eyes getting too much wind, starting to water, etc. Awesome for slow work or around town in the evening. In fairness, I try to always ride with glasses just for the added protection, but its proof to me the small clip on screen was working. :)

    It slips over the top of the windscreen and clamps into place. The lock deactivates the clamp, making it extremely difficult to pull the unit off the windscreen due to the rubber pads gripping the tinted windscreen. You can adjust the angle slightly by adjusting the pads on their bolts. Mine was great from the box.

    I was considering the Lynx unit, but on the 2012 models you need to relo the turn signals, which starts to make that swap a more involved proposition, not to mention adding yet more money to the project.
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  6. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    thank-you very much for posting those pics up..really helpful..i am looking into it :)
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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Does anyone have any pics of the 690 Enduro headlight mask after theTouring Windscreen has been removed, can you just fit the mounting bolts in like blanks to tidy up the look with the screen removed. I want to be able to have it off mostly but want to be able to fit it when I need it but want it to look tidy when it is removed.
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  8. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Mine is still on, but it's only four screws holding it on that pierce the mask so I imagine you could stick some orange or black rubber plugs in there and it would look neat enough. or just leave the holes open - nothing unsightly about that IMO. i think the easiest way of accomplishing your goad from a practical standpoint is to put those white plastic butterfly anchors in the holes so you can easily remove/attach the screen with wood/sheetmetal screws. Glad I thought of that. Going to do it tomorrow!

    Frankly, I suspect the turbulence on the hwy is better without the touring screen. I'm 6-2. Have yet to try it though as I bought the bike with the screen.
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  9. DirtJack

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    Mine has a black mask,

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    so I could cover the four little holes with black electrical tape, but I haven't taken off since I installed it nearly 5 years ago.
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  10. fluff34567

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    looking at the powerparts list it says the tourng screen is not suitable for the R model ktm PN 76508065000.

    but have seen a few bikes with it fitted.. anyone know why ?
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  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I have touring windscreen on my 2013 Enduro R


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  12. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    it was one of your pics that raised my question.. wonder why ktm says no R model.

    I wonder it was anything to do with the earlier R models using the rubber bands to secure the mask ?
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  13. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Spitfire wind shield over the ktm shield............. the spit fire comes off in 10seconds..

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    the sport windshield...

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  14. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    I had a eureka moment.... some have the brake cable behind the mask some have it going thru the mask , guess thats why.

    sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
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  15. wsmc831

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    Which is because on the 08/12/13 models they used the larger headlight, larger dash with tach which sits more forward, 09-11 uses smaller headlight with different shaped mask and dirtbike sized dash.
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  16. fluff34567

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    And i have an 09-11 ....
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  17. fluff34567

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    Think ill just order the R screen, move my lines behind the mask and graft it on somehow. Unless I can get a newer mask to fit ?

    sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
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  18. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    searching online i sw this http://www.parabrisascurtain.com/proscreen_cupulas_para_motos_modelos_otras/ktm/640-690-enduro.htm click on VER IMAGENES


    May not look the best, but think it will do a great job on the highway.

    after an hour a 140kmh witht he stock mask and hanging on for dear life i had enough.

    photos refer to places in spain but site is from argentina.....

    anyone what this screen is or where it can be bought in europe ? google doesnt show anything relevant when i enter proscreen
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  19. francs

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  20. fluff34567

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