New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    Anyone have an intake rocker 75036060044? Apparently there is a backorder and mine is destroyed.
  2. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Well, we plan on making a jig to be able to spit out a wiring harness. I suppose Matt could sell them to anyone that is interested and I could share my maps for a small donation. Dyno time is expensive:lol3

    The plan so far is to use GM weather pack style sensors, because you can buy them anywhere and they're cheap. We're also talking about using an EV6 injector thats off the shelf and easily found for cheap $. Might even build an ethanol map for hill climbing:lol3

    Sensors.....

    Intake air temp......$16:rofl

    http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/gm-closed-element-clt-iat-sensor-with-connector-p-115.html

    It's also a coolant temp switch!

    EV1 injector....... $49:rofl You can buy four of them for the price of one KTM injector!

    http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/delphi-30-lbhr-ev1-style-fuel-injector-hiz-p-272.html
  3. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Do it. I´ll pay! :deal

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  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I need to find a 690 manual.....
  5. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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  6. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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    I noticed a small amount of fine dust inside of throttle body when I took my air box off. Is this un-avoidable? Or am I missing something? I have The Uni filter trimmed to fit with a nice bead of grease around the edge. Also the clamp for the boot seems to slide off the back edge every time I tighten it.:hmmmmm
  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Thank you sir!


    I really need to document the build up process of the 690 project, I've got lots of great ideas. Since the wiring is all getting redone, I decided to move the battery location towards the front of the bike. I've never liked the airbox, so I'm building a "rain tray" that will hold the battery, circuit breakers and of course the ECU. Going with a Shorai battery for less weight. The intake will be longer and the filter box will be where the stock battery sits. The rain tray will be easily removed to be able to work on the engine and the filter changes will be super easy. No more heat soaked airbox for me.
  8. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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  9. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    I was going to try a Shorai until i ran into this thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364

    Good reading. I now have 2 bikes running the Antigravity batteries. Hasn't been long enough to say for sure how well they will last, but they have been flawless in both bikes so far. The cranking power is unbelievable. I had an Odyssey PC545 in my street bike, which was a big improvement over stock, but the AG is half the size and 7 lbs lighter and STILL outcranks the Odyssey.

    The AG in the 690 turns the bike over a bit faster than the stock battery, but it also only weighs 2.5 lbs. Its truly hard to believe that it will work when you pull it out of the shipping box and its so light.

    My only regret is that I could have used one of their small format cells instead and used the extra room in the battery tray to carry a spare tube or something.
  10. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    I just did that exact same thing. Dropped it off in my R&D department and let the EE's play with it some (We do a lot of DC stuff) and they all gave it a :thumb

    I read that too, but figured screw it. If the EE's didn't like it I'd just expense it and leave it there:lol3
  11. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    690 rider down here had his Shorai fail at 12 months. I'm 'running' a couple of them but they've spent the better part of the last year on a charger while my leg healed.
  12. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    The air box is made out of three main parts. Left, right (which is essentially a mirror of the right) and the air filter support. All parts are thermo glue together.

    I had an air box changed under warranty because the air filter support was not air tight. And it was very hard to see.

    I do not use grease, but zipp-seal the hold the filter in place ...

    Same here. I will not install that sh... again. It's cheaper and better to loose weight on a stationary bike. :deal

    I know for sure the wiring harness is different for 2008, 2011, and 2012 models ...

    Paul Jr 8
  13. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    :lol3:eek1

    I didn't have that safety net. The big reason I think the AG batteries may last longer is that they are watertight- the Shorai is not and lithium and water don't get along. Much of what I read on failed Shorais pointed to water ingress issues. They may have fixed this now, but I don't know.
  14. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    most don't, but I figured if it shits the bed on me I'm only out a couple hundred bucks, and needed to save some weight up top after adding that corbin :lol3

    We do a lot of testing batteries, and I figure if this one rolls over. I'll just give them the dims and tell them to source me one so I can assist them in "testing"
  15. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Can you tell me which battery # from AG that you got for the 690?
  16. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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  17. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Mine was warrenteed because of a crack. Let some dust in.
  18. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Merci!
  19. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    The clamp for the boot connecting the air box to the throttle body? That should not be sliding off. After a week of desert riding my uni filter was caked with dust on the outside but inside was totally dust free, so sounds like there is a problem somewhere. Just to ask the obvious, the filter has been oil treated right? They come already oiled so I am guessing yes. And those two tabs in the front of the airbox cover are sliding properly into the slots at the front of the air box. Hope you figure it out!
  20. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    Not a hint of dust in mine since the change over to the RR. Loud as piss though.