New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    there a problem with the box cracking on the bottom welded jointhat runs down the centre
  2. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    I have a new in the bag air box I'll sell if someone needs it. PM me.
  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Pulled the harness out this afternoon.... what a big wad of useless wires:lol3
    Moving everything forward is going to be pretty slick and the hole where the battery and fuses sat is going to be a perfect spot for the pod filter. The intake runner is going to be about 12" long in that configuration. Ordered the ECU and a few related goodies this afternoon and ordering the AntiGravity battery tonight. This weekend, I hope to make a cardboard mock up of the battery tray/ECU bracket. I hope to also have a small pocket for the basic tool kit and some tire levers. Looks like I'll also have room for a much bigger fuel filter and an external fuel pressure regulator.

    Progress:clap
  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  5. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Time to start a new thread Aaron ...

    Where do you intend to install the air temp sensor ??? Also, This will impact your capacity to cross rivers, no ?

    Paul Jr 8
  6. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    With a valid passport he can use a bridge to cross the Rio Grande. :deal
  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    The intake runner is going to be tubular Alum and I'll weld a flange to it for the sensor. I also plan to make a wall to protect the filter and suck air from around the seat pan, which should also keep water from sloshing in. Like a baffle I guess. The filter won't be any lower than an EXC, so not worried about it. Anyway, my 390 berg is my nasty trail riding machine and it has a very high filter.

    I own www.690rider.com and I thought I might start a Blog about the build and the prep for Mexico. My shakedown ride is a 3 hour endurance ice race in Wisconsin in January. I plan on running the ironman class and riding without stopping:lol3 All the guys racing are usually on Motorcross or woods bikes with a tiny fuel tanks, the 690 will have 7 gallons:lol3 Most of the riders are dirt trackers and very, very fast, so I need all the advantages I can get!

    With luck I might even be close to 70 hp, which is great when you're swinging a 50# ice tire around.
  8. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    Cranky
    make sure you do something to keep the filter from pulling the air from down low. the maintenance interval on the pod when I had the airbox fuel cell is what made me go back to the stock airbox....not that I like it and after geting the safari tank i built a tool box in the airbox place but the danm filter was clogged after 4 hours in the dez and i was too unskilled / lazy to make a baffle around the pod. with you moving it up and to the rear you should be in much better shape than i was.

    you going to sell a kit for the loom?

    you seem to have the same problem i do......hate the bike/love the bike:lol3
  9. Oz-Strom

    Oz-Strom Still trying

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    I have had the same problem. My boot/flange seemed to be mis-shaped so I have ordered a new one and I have been advised to use a wider hose clamp instead of the narrow std KTM part to assist with proper fitment.
  10. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    hi folks,
    With the clean speed engineering brake lever , how far down can you adjust the lever? I can't get it lower than flush with the footpeg. Is that normal? I'd like it to be slightly lower.
  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I really love the chassis and the motor but the harness is shit and I'm not going to chase random broken wire problems in the middle of nowhere. My 390 berg is rock solid, never a burp or a glitch and I think it's because of the simplicity of the harness and EFI system. The reality is that I love riding in the desert but I like to ride at a good pace. I'm not talented enough to ride the SE like that but a small bike like a 530 is way too small for me, the 690 is a good compromise. I hate giving up, must be all that time in the Military:lol3


    Forgot to answer your question about buying a loom. I won't be selling them but Matt at DSG http://www.dentsport.com/ Is the one making the harness and building the FI maps for the Micro squirt. He could very easily make a few more if you want to go with the Microsquirt system. Let me get mine done and tuned and we can go from there though. We'll be spending some time on the dyno to get it right and then I'll do some trail banging, road riding and some fast rally roads to dial it in before I would consider sharing the maps.
  12. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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  13. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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  14. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Don´t we all... :lol3

    Music to my ears! Thank you for making an effort! :clap
  15. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I mounted the temp sensor in a piece of aluminum (bottom of pic). The sensor itself is sealed.

    [​IMG]
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Anti gravity battery on the way! 1.7 lbs:clap Trying to decide what to construct my electronics tray out of, alum is pretty easy but maybe HDPE is a better choice? CF would be cool but I have zero experience with it.
  17. wino975

    wino975 Adventurer

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    any reply from xtrig? :norton
  18. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    Let out for work this morning and the bike dies about a mile and a half from the house. Idled fine, and ran perfect until it didn't :lol3

    In my sweat filled eyes as I pushed it home I think I spied five blinks from the FI light. Anyone know where I can find a list of the codes online so I can fret over it in my office until I get home?
  19. 690Emaf10

    690Emaf10 Adventurer

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    I checked the manual online and it shows 5 short blinks is the side stand switch.

    Below is a link to the site i found the manual

    http://www.ktm.com/dealer-service/service/manuals-documents.html
  20. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    PM me. I have an additional cheat sheet I got from Rally Raid on the flashing codes. I can email it to you.