New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    Nice one B2..... that about sums up the seat comfort question....it's ok as long as you don't sit on it :rofl:rofl
  2. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    Or have a cinderblock for an ass. :deal
  3. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I got 16 km/l yesterday over a 350 off-road loop using Vortex's economy map. I was the only bike that had severe range issues.
  4. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    yeah - if you only do rides that you sit down on buy a tiger 800 xc :evil
  5. Frontwheel21

    Frontwheel21 Adventurer

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    Hi guys,

    The damper does completely remove headshake on the new KTM 690 Enduro. :clap
    I went 110 mph yesterday on TKCs without any headshake. After advice from Scotts/California I adjusted some settings on the damper. It was essential to turn both Sweep control valves by 180° to the 6 o'clock position. (It is delivered and preset to 12 o'clock which damps only in a narrow angle.) At 6 o'clock the complete steering angle is damped. This made the big difference because it can compensate for the great force exerted at high speeds. Also the Highspeed valve is highly effective. I turned it 1/4 counterclockwise from the stiffest setting. This setting will remove the headshake completely.
  6. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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    37 mpg's with the fuel economy map? What are you getting on the power maps?
  7. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    We have had the pleasure of one of ADV Rider's US inmates,Noah from Montana visiting us on an unplanned stopover on his RTW trip.He had his 690 stolen in Ireland,and after a few days he managed to get a lift on the back of a bike to Rally-Raid HQ in the UK.We actually had a US plated KTM 690 which was left by Luke Swab,aka Fishfund,from his trip last year.So we are in the process of making it up to scratch for Noah to carry on his trip with.
    He has had a great deal of support from bikers here in the UK & Ireland after his unfortunate start to his European leg of his trip,but we hope we can help him on his way.
    It just goes to show what a world-wide phenomena that ADV Rider is,with contacts all over the world.
    Noah has been pretty busy fabricating an alloy tool tray to go in place of the airbox,as Fishfunds old KTM 690 has a Uni-Filter fitted.
    It is looking pretty good now,not bad metalwork for an electrician!!
    He has also added our Rear Fuel Tank & Soft Luggage Frames to complete the set-up.
    He has had good news from his brother in USA,the new licence documents are on their way so he can carry on with his trip.


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  8. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Fantastic news!
  9. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap
  10. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    My TPS gremlins continue....
    Not sure if anyone else has had this issue or could point me in a direction for further diagnostics.
    Issue: While riding, any gear, any speed, or bike stationary at idle, I randomly get an FI solid on light and the engine tone changes. Going to Neutral provides a 9 x long flash indicating a TPS issue.
    Well, I first check all TPS related voltages via TuneECU and all were within spec. I checked all wiring for chaffing, short to frame etc and nothing. I then replaced the TPS with a new one and reset the voltages. Unfortunately same error/issue persists.
    I decided to check the TPS voltages directly to see if I could find an abnormality. I used pins to back probe the TPS connector to a logging DVM. What I found was interesting. The working voltage was a steady 4.98V which is great. The sense line voltage was at 0.58V while idling normally, which is what should be expected. When the FI issue occurs the sense voltage jumps to 0.71V and stays there. The working voltage does not change. If I cycle the key or kill switch all goes back to normal.
    From what I can gather is that somehow the stepper motor must be getting a signal to move the butterfly a set amount, independant of throttle position, at random times which seems the only way the sense voltage on the TPS would change a set amount and stay static.(some randon butterfly to throttle position offset) The wiring diagram does not have any info on the 8 position stepper plug pin-out for me to analyze. Are there any sensors that control this stepper (left side throttle body) or is it driven through the ECU only. I would prefer not to buy a new throttle body to see if the issue goes away or not.

    Any thoughts....this just started happening about 250 miles ago. Have not done any mods/mapping for about 8k miles. Running a version of the Beaney map FWIW.
  11. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    NAPA: 3095
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    You will need 2 fuel injection hose clamps for 5/16 hose also. The filter will replace the quick connect and fit snugly between the airbox and the frame in the same location of the quick connect.
  12. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    Thank you.
  13. Barman

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    I got two clamps in the box with my NAPA filter.
  14. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Get a SeatConcepts seat. Just got one for my 690. Liked it better than the Renazco that was on it. I know I'll hear from the Renazco lovers, and truth be told, they ARE a good seat, but they are VERY pricey and I cannot say that the Renazco is more comfortable. I got a non slip cover for it and a local seat shop shop covered it for 35.00.
    This is my 3rd seat from SeatConcepts and they were all great seats and good value.

    Garrett
  15. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Not surprising that a seat custom made for someone else didn't feel good to you. That's the whole point of getting a seat specifically designed to your specifications.
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey, if anyone needs a Vortex ECU..... $500 shipped.
  17. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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  18. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Both are using the oem seat pan. It's worthless ... And pretty expensive. I mean up untill KTM comes up with a far better seat pan.

    Paul Jr 8
  19. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    It wasn't that the Renazco was uncomfortable per se, it was OK. I did not like the cover at all, as I slid around on it too much. What I am impressed with is how comfortable and reasonable the seatconcepts seats are, and you don't have to wait for weeks for them. The biggest reason I got rid of the Renazco was because it didn't have a gripper cover. I have a couple buddies that have the Renazco seats and they love them, but for bang for the buck, SeatComfort are great. As I said this is my thrid.

    I believe the other poster wanted to know what we were doing for comfort and thats what I did.

    Garrett
  20. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    Mine didn't. Went to CarQuest and had them cross the part number. I had to use standard hose clamps to fire the bike off, but I have some crimp style ones, and some FI screw type on the way. Won't get caught without again :deal

    It's back to good though. I gotta say KTMtwins came through with some great customer service:clap:clap