New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Disanlimg the clutch switch by splicing the wires together so the bike thinks that the clutch is in all the time is nad news. The nike has a different map setting for clutch in and the bike will rum like shit if you try and ride like this...learned thos after disanling the switch on the australian rally.
  2. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    All spelling errors thanks to an impossible smartphone touchscreen keyboard:eek1
  3. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Put down the phone and just drive!




    :lol3
  4. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    The RR tanks work sweet. I leave the petcocks off until I hit my low fuel light on the stock tank. I can turn on one or both tanks. Using just one tank (same with both tanks) the pumps seems to pull the fuel back enough so your (my) low fuel light goes off. Then when you are low again the low fuel light comes on again. Switch to your 3rd tank and the fuel is drawn back and your low fuel light goes off again.
    Better get fuel after your 3rd low fuel light!! lol.
    Nice as that way you can estimate mileage left...

    Also if your RR tanks have different amounts of fuel in them, switch them both on and your fuel load will balance.
    Nice for us symmetrical types. :norton :D
    If I know the miles in between fuel stops I don't always fill my RR tanks to the top - for keeping it light (er) in the technical stuff. Which I would estimate at 25 +-lbs of additional weight (full tanks). Not more really than a full tank bag or fender bag. Light set-up.

    Other than a 'massaging' install of RR tanks, they work very well IMO. :thumb
  5. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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  6. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Seth,
    For a minute there I thought you were still drunk and had fingers full of peanut butter :D

    Glad it was "the phone's fault" :deal:lol3

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  7. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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  8. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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    Are you serious? Are both bikes not essentially the same apart from wheels/suspension?
  9. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    Nope, completely diffrent animals. The tank sits where our air filter box does for example.
  10. Garp

    Garp Long timer

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    The 690 SMC and 690 Enduro are the bikes you're thinking of. That tank is off a 690SM, which is a completely different beast.
  11. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    I really like the look of this however, wonder how you would protect the headlights from rock damage with them sticking out past the fairing like that?
  12. alongat

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    Bloody hell...and I suppose the two bikes that are similar both use the rear mounted fuel tank, right? Back to the drawing board...
  13. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    I'm thinking a stainless mesh cage over them might do the job. Been looking for a way to get some HIDs mounted up front of mine and think this may at least provide the platform. Alternatively, I need to go see Colebatch's guru to get something fabricated to mount them.
  14. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    HI ALL
    I've got a 2012 690 with just over 1000k's on her,been brill so far,put a fmf on all good,but when she had her 1st service they did the akro mapping,now she stalls every now and again,i had a ride in the bush and it happened
    around 6 to 7 times all in a different way,so hard to place what and how it does it,any help here b4 i go into the dealers again today??

    thanks mick
  15. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    That makes sense....Thanks.
  16. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Cant have peanut butter...severe allergy
  17. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    So...20% chance of failure of each means .20 x .20 x .20 = 0.008, or .8% chance that all 3 fail. So the guy with the chute that only fails .1% of the time has a better chance of living to argue with his dealer :deal

    Whaddo I win? :evil

    BTW I have about 12k miles on mine with no issues. Single track, jumps within reason, sport-commuting and FS roads. Most fun ever!
  18. beaney

    beaney rally racer

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    Thats the proto type, the screen will be redesigned to have a perspex cover over the lights. Until they get the first evo 2 tanks the fairing design is not set in stone and will change.
  19. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    Somebody had a rectifier failure on here that they said at first seemed like a pump failure. Could you please tell me the symtoms
    Bike dies when running at speed but switching the kill switch off and on will start the bike again WTF is it now?
  20. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I may be totally wrong and I would be inclined to agree with your analysis, but I think the situation is more complex than we imagine. The ECU uses an analog to digital converter to convert the various sensor inputs to a digital value. In the case of switch inputs, the converted input is compared against a threshold value to determine the state of the switch. This means that most switches need to have a resistance in series with the switch. We don't know how the dealer rigged the switch bypass or what the threshold value is or what the ECU software does when the sensor value is on the the unexpected side of the threshold. The behavior described seemed to agree with the analysis that the problem was caused by the clutch switch bypass.

    Seth observed performance degradation when he had to bypass his clutch switch in a rally. His bike was likely trying to run off the idle map.