New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    I have set the map select switch to soft but have not messed with the Vortex settings. The bike just gets a little jumpy in rough sections.
  2. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    You're not going to offend me. :lol3
  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    yup, I keep whiskey throttling over shit:lol3
  4. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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    I wondered where everyone who messed up their maps hung out.

    Now I know.
  5. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    It's good to know that I am not the only one doing that :lol3.
  6. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I would look at voltage levels of running system. Could be battery/voltage regulator issues.
  7. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I got a VORTEX about a month ago. I'm really happy with the result. However, for heavy off-road I bought the ultimate accessory for my 690R: a KTM 250 SX-F.
  8. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Wrong thread mate! :D
  9. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Vortex have very recently added an economy map for the 690 . Bike runs great with it & I average > 20km per litre . I know they are also working on a different way of fueling the bike at idle for the 690 .
  10. wino975

    wino975 Adventurer

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    On tarmac which consumption do you obtain with the vortex?
  11. Jimbobshere

    Jimbobshere n00b

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    Does anyone have any experience with the FMF Power Bomb head pipe on the 690. Wonder if there is $350 difference in performance. Supposed to make the bike quieter and a 10% improvement in?
  12. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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    Are you guys using more than just one of the maps or just staying in the one that you find to be the best? Can the maps on the handlebar be switched without turning the ignition off and on?
    Sorry about all the questions but it is a lot of dough to drop on one item!
  13. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've got one on mine. The reason is that the stock header broke and it costs $250 MORE then the Power Bomb. I didn't notice any power differences and it obviously had no effect on noise.

    I wil say this, the welds on the FMF were shitty and eventually one of them broke. I sent it in and they repaired it and actually went back and re-welded all the shitty welds the way they should have in the first place.
  14. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    I leave it on setting 1 since I mostly use it off road. I haven't really touched the vortex, it came on the bike when I bought it.
  15. al m

    al m n00b

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    Hi there KTMers,

    I'm looking at getting an single-lung adventure bike (2nd hand) for a big ol' Central/North American ride and am currently interested in the 690 Adventure or DR650. Some might say these bikes are chalk and cheese but this is what I've narrowed it down to for my own reasons...I've come here looking for your opinions on comfort of the 690 and to ask what sort of maintenance I'd be looking at if I owned one of these things.

    Can any of you kind gentlemen shed some light on these topics? Obviously I'm looking at a ton of miles so comfort is paramount but so is maintenance once I get off the beaten track.

    Thanks in advance for your help and hopefully I'll see you on the road!
  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    the 690 is FI not carbed so has the added complication of a fuel pump & computer mapping. they don't apear to like dirty fuel much either and the standard seat is woeful for anything remotely long distance. A lot of people new to FI bikes do struggle when something goes wrong as the technology can be frustrating to deal with especially out in the whop whops. Having said all that I have an 09 and have had little trouble with it apart from chains breakng which is my bad maintenance in anycase.

    I have owned a DR as well (2nd hand) and can tell you the seats on those things are plain evil after 1-2 hrs. The tech on them is more familier to most people being that they are 30yrs old

    The 690 needs oil changes every 5000 klm (the oil is not cheap for them either!) and valves checked every 10K but not much else. The DR will run on any old rubbish and has longer service intervals (can't recall what they are...10 yrs or something like that :rofl)

    If you have it serviced by someone who knows what they are doing and dont try and outsmart the techs who designed the mapping, don't put the worst grade mongolian vinagar in it for fuel the 690 is a reliable bike.

    cheers
  17. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    '08 E shows 5,000 miles or so.
    Doing the CA Cycle pump. and I'll probably mod the pump housing for more flow around the new pump for additional cooling.

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    Also, thinking I may replace the quick disconnect with the NAPA filter (part number?) Will the filter fit in the stock location of the disconnect?
  18. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    I hardly ever ride tarmac , but I think with the Vortex on the economy mode it would be similar economy to standard. A lot of the Vortex maps give a noticable decrease in economy .
  19. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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  20. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    I don't have any problems with the stock seat but i do stand up alot on the rides i do