MY KTM 690 Adventure

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Night Falcon, May 17, 2010.

  1. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Tiger Tamer

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    Lucky I got yhe morning oof work....Heres a shot of my completed dash board. Aint got time to post the "inerds" underneath so ya'll have ta wait a bit.
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    incase you're curious whats under the little grey cover....
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  2. rallyman

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    NICE mod!!!
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  3. tileman

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    I like it.:clap

    Couple of questions. I copied the URL for the pics and looked at a couple of others you had taken.

    http://s805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/?action=view&current=15690.jpg&newest=1
    http://s805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/?action=view&current=14690.jpg&newest=1

    Have you mounted the entire headlight unit from the steerer stem bracket you fabricated?
    How did you mount or attach the fairing to the safari tank?
    Do you get any buffeting that you know of from the fairing considering how vertical it is in the pics?
    Does the light unit or fairing vibrate at all at speed while on smooth roads?

    cheers

    p.s. If you get the chance can you take some close up pics of the headlight/fairing mounts with a better resolution?
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  4. Night Falcon

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    Hi answers in orange
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  5. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I love that headlight cover!
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  6. Night Falcon

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    I also loved the headlight guard but was concerned it might act as an unwanted diffuser for night riding. (which I only do reluctantly). So I made this one removeable. I used some rubber electrical grommets and some PVC hose joiners....works great.

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    heres some crude shots of the headlight mounts

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    While I'm at it heres some of the 990 front guard mountings:

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    I used some cork spacers to mount the 990 indicators...notice I havn't trimmed them yet!

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  7. rosscoact

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    where did you get the nifty light cover? I can figure out where to get the hose fittings:D
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  8. Night Falcon

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    KTM dealer got it...its an OEM part...you can find it on KTM hardparts site under the 690 link. :evil

    The hose connections I used were 8mm PVC joiners cut in half....got them from the radiator/fuel stand at Supercheap Auto supplies. :deal

    Had an awesome ride yesterday....the more I get to know this bike the more I start to wonder if I've found the perfect bike (for me of course) and I've had one or two!:ear

    More pics comming...finnally got my Pelican panniers fitted and tested...they are sooooo handy! New speedo should arrive this week so will get achance to take some clearer shots of the headlight and Faring brackets for any one who's interested.

    :bert
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  9. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    :lurk nice work
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  10. southbora

    southbora Adventurer

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    Thanks, for your answer!

    Can you tell me if there´s much diference raiding with and w/o the fairing?

    thxs again

    Southbora
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  11. brian72

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    Looks great. Good job with the mods.
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  12. tileman

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    Interested in the better pics if you get chance.

    like your mudguard brackets, i'll be keeping an eye one this one:clap
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  13. Night Falcon

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    Have taken clearer pictures and got some of pelican cases fittings plus my new and old speedo shot for comparison...there are some changes...BUT my stupid camera/computor has packed a sad and won't upload them...grrrrr!! :ddog

    Don't ya hate technology some times....got a tech looking at the problem so should be on track soon!!:*sip*
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  14. Night Falcon

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    Big difference 4 me interms of wind blast, especially at highway speeds....used to have to hang on tight at anything over 80klm..much more relaxed with the screen. I do alot of fast gravel, & open beach riding which i find it excellent for....plus I sorta got used to having one on my 990.

    Other extras include better protection for GPS & catches more bugs.

    hope this helps
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  15. Night Falcon

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    Camera download working again so heres some shots of new speedo and internal fairing brackets.:norton

    Heres a comparison shot of the new and old speedo

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    Dismounted Dash Board
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    Back Side
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    Some Clearer Fairing Mounting/Bracket Shots
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    Quick release "Zeus" screws/plates (hold base of Dash to fairing)
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  16. NordieBoy

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    Deus?
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    Biped NooB Again

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  18. Biped

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    Heres a comparison shot of the new and old speedo

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    Is that a replacement speedo for the 690, or is it a 990 version. I see the buttons and graphics have changed. I noticed the bround buttons on my speedo are starting to fatigue, pretty sure they will start to leak soon and then fall off. Do you know if the new speedo has adjustable trip meters.
    Does the third button do anything. Can you provide a part number please...

    Biped.
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  19. rosscoact

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    this is interesting SD, your fairing is defferent to mine with a much bigger flange for the dash.

    Ove ditched the tower, it doesn't work with the E headlight so we're fabbing up a frame instead. I'm going to make my dash sit on pedestals attached to the frame.

    Did you close in the bottom with mesh or something to keep the rubbish out?

    I'm getting my fasteners from here https://www.probolt-australia.com/Products/0005000f0003
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  20. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    I'll say it again, a great looking project!:D

    My engineer-vision did notice one thing to watch though, the aluminium straps that go around the steering head to hold on the fairing/headlight/dash bracket - keep an eye on them for any cracks - aluminium is bad for fatigue cracking so even a tiny bit of flex there may lead to failure. Personally I'd use steel for those bits.

    Cheers
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