New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    I just ordered one. :dunno
    I'm having issues with the offset on my OEM lever. Sort of painful on my big toe. The Gaerne Balance boots I use don't have a pad on the toe for the shift lever. It was something I noticed when researching but just figured there would be an internal toe cap.:huh
  2. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    After a few days of sticker pimping my bike i took her down from lift and rolled out the shed.
    Neutral, fire up, helmet on, hop on, stand up, 1st gear bom died.

    First thought was lift might have damaged the side stand sensor so i started there.
    After a few hours of following wires and even checking if the clutch lever is ok i gave up.

    I'll check it out agan when my side stand eliminator comes in mail... :(
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  3. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    ^ what stand is that? looks small and sturdy

    also:
    so the sidestand switch sucks or is too vulnerable?
    i always that it was good to have, despite the occasional problems starting (usually due to corrosion,but can be prevented with dielectric grease).

    i just want to know why the switch eliminator is so desirable....
    hope you get your bike back up and running!

    what's the concensus on lithium batteries on this bike?
    i saw a video that said that it's only for track bikes, so it's not good for a bike that's running heated gear. i'd like to save some weight were i can.
  4. The Letter J

    The Letter J Long timer

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    With over a year of serious abuse, I will still whole heartedly recommend the Hammerhead designs shifter. I actually pivoted the entire weight of the bike around the shifter while sliding down a dry waterfall sideways at the start of a trail (google image search "URF canyon trail" or look here:http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=785614&page=2 to see what the trail looks like) and although the shifter got twisted about 45*, it never hit the case and I was able to straighten it out without it breaking.



  5. Barman

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    If the switch has failed on someone even once there's a chance it will fail at the worst possible time and leave you stranded. That's why they are bypassed. I won't bypass mine though. I've had a few bikes without the safety and have made the error....:eek1 :lol3

    That stand looks very close to the Motorsport lift. I've got one and it works the tits after it's adjusted properly. I've got a 10% off coupon that expires on the 31st if you're interested, PM. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...Products-P-12-Lift-Stand.aspx?WT.ac=SLIsearch

    And don't be afraid of the lightweight batteries, soon enough we'll be seeing them equipped oem. :dunno
  6. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    yeah im afraid of what could happen...i've seen the aftermath on some other forums. a bad crash into a guard rail was the result....
    i know sportbikers do this for track days, but they remove the switch and the sidestand. i dont trust myself....

    i guess i'll start researching batteries......
    :freaky
  7. Barman

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    When my Shorai craps the bed this will be the relacement. http://www.earthxmotorsports.com/index.php/cPath/7_10_46 Read the section about the batteries for a full explanation.
  8. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Thanks again for the coupon. The lift will be helpful as I'm wrenching all my farkles on.....

    That EXT12A battery weighs only 1.6lb (.76Kg) !!!!

    Wow!
    Spendy, though...we'll see....the stock battery weighs around 7 lbs...which isn't too bad....
  9. Barman

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    But the combo of getting rid of the stock exhaust and battery takes 12-13 lbs off the top of the bike.:evil
  10. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Funny you should mention that. Buddy of mine hit a guard rail on his $24K Duc with a bypassed side stand switch. :lol3
  11. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    27 klm/l is what my 12model is getting thats 324 klm per tank thats amazing -that was on about 70/30 riding -that will change when i get my q4 and remapped will be interesting the dif
    Have to get the fastway lowboy pegs weird setup on bike allready put 20mm barrisers on
    Funny with no tank up front to grip with knees ;-]
    Kato in the Australian countryside
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  12. NovaMoto

    NovaMoto Been here awhile

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    The battery lead was the culprit. Dealer installed a battery tender and didn't bother tightening the positive terminal.

    Thanks all!
  13. Mac

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    Fixed. :deal
  14. cpg7562

    cpg7562 just me..

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    I lost my side stand bolt on the trail and bike cut out obviously and this was my rigging I had to do in order to restart. I had a bolt that was smaller so didnt quite locate the stand perfect for sensor to pick it up. So i used the sticks to hold it just right. Quite annoying but I got it home.


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  15. Dotbond

    Dotbond Africa, Africa

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    27 km/l is friggin impressive!! What was your average speed on the road?
  16. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    All over the shop the ride i completed yesterday i was sweep with motorway speeds to get there rocky 2nd and3rd gear dirt with twisty bitumen thrown in to get to next bita dirt.
    Also the same sorta mileage last week when i picked her up and did rocky knarly
    I thought speedo was out at first but i tripple checked yesterday- she is chokeing on the standard pipe setup poor thing
    It will change by a third i reckon when i get new pipe and mapping it has with other bikes i own
  17. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    during the safari rally running speeds up to 160 km/h for sustained time I managed a little over 300km on one 22 litre fuel load...stock tank plus rally raid front tanks.
  18. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    Yeah im gona take a car gps out for a ride and check the speeds see if they match normally 5% out for radars - 324k's to a 12ltr tank sounds crazy
  19. Pole

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    Does anyone remember what resistor is required for SAS removal? I'm struugling to find the thread with the whole procedure explained, seems to be missing ( must have been a part of the mega-thread? ).
  20. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    If you got the accra-map you won´t need it.