New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. alongat

    alongat Orange Blooded

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  2. 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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  3. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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  4. alongat

    alongat Orange Blooded

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

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    Nope, completely diffrent animals. The tank sits where our air filter box does for example.
  6. 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.
  7. Uller

    Uller Done with this BS

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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?
  8. alongat

    alongat Orange Blooded

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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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Uller

    Uller Done with this BS

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    That makes sense....Thanks.
  12. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Cant have peanut butter...severe allergy
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    We simply cut the wires and spliced them together because I had bought a cheaper aftermarket spare clutch lever...my stock one has the end broken off and I couldn't pass tech. So we rigged the clutch switch. When I ran the 26km prologue on the first day of the event the bike ran poorly, stalled a lot more than normal, and acclerated like crap. I was in contact with various forum members like Beany and Mudguts and we surmised that the clutch switch was to blame. i reinstalled my stock clutch lever and we reconnected the switch and the bike was back to normal. I do not know how the switch reacts when the Vortex computer is used.

    When I compared the stock lever to the aftermarket lever we noticed that the "bump" on the top of the lever which hits the clutch switch was not on the aftermarket one...or was significantly smaller.
  18. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    are you running the CA pump now Bob? Not sure about the rectifier...but there have been problems with the master/starter relay which can cause the problems you describe. There have also been some issues with the ignition switch that can cause a similar issue.
  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    LOL, Just got back from an 8 day ride through CO,UT, and WY. The 690 stayed at home, the DR did the ride without a single problem other then crash damage. Ricky is right, the 690 is a great bike so long as you have other bikes to ride. :lol3 :clap
  20. goosecreek

    goosecreek A day late and a dollar short.

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    Well living on the east coast I love my bike 08 690e it has only died once ,fuel pump and that was in the driveway. I am never more than 30 miles from something and most always have cell coverage so I am comfortable in my travels.
    I replaced the fuel pump with the ca cycleworks pump and as suggested put the napa filter in place of the quick disconnect and all is fine now.
    I am not sure what I would do without this thread thanks guys! Maybe one day I can add something new and helpful.