New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    John just wanted you to know if you could make a version with just 1 more powerful fan (maybe throw in a high, medium and low) that could be quickly removed, plugged into some extension wires and hung nicely from the ridgeline of a hammock I for one (and who knows how many others there might be) would be interested!! :lol3
  2. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    oh and how about an extra liter of wate in the radiator that be drained and used for coffee with no ill effects?
  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I don't even use coolant in my 690. Just water and water wetter. Works just fine in the hot as hell these days south. :dunno
  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  5. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    I'd buy it.

    Well thought out. Likely 2nd fan unnecessary.

    How is the new fuel tank production coming along? :ear
  6. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    We hope to sample the mould end of next week
    Also,we are finalising design on new twin headlight screen & fairing to suit new tanks
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  7. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    A three speed fan is an interesting idea. Manual or thermostat controlled.
  8. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Hello Mitch

    (1) When you say alloy, you mean Aluminium alloy ???
    (2) Replacing the cap to 1.8 bar is the logical next, step however, the pump below is an impeller pump if I remember well. That means constant pressure and not constant flow. Increasing the coolant circuit pressure will innevitably reduce the flow. The capacity to transport heat is mostly influenced by flow, and almost not by pressure. You have the OEM pump curve, or you have made basic tests to verify this ? There's also the issue the pump's seal being notoriously weak and prone to failure. There's always to posibilty to swap the OEM seal to something much stronger. Finaly there's also the head gasket that seams to be more and more of an issue. Again, maybe it's possible to find something stronger there.
    (3) KTM crash guard is not rugged enough. While you are designing some form of braket to hold your RRaid tanks and plastic covers, it would be nice all those things be integrated with a bottom crash guard. I imagine it's what you mean with "wrap around frame" ?
    (4) Don't need to reposition the temp sensor. Just weld an 80 degres elbow instead of a 90 degrees elbow. It would be more natural too. The coolant hose is an obstruction behind the rad anyway. Re routing it around the rad would increase the flow.

    I see four of your bolt-on clamps. Why ? By the way, I had two 8 mm rods fatigue-failed that broke completely. I made a 20 mm thick spacers instead of the nuts supplied in your kit. I.e. It's like if you had machined your clamps 20 mm longer.

    I suspect these http://www.spalusa.com to be one of KTM suppliers for fans. More precisely here: http://www.spalusa.com/store/main.aspx?p=CategoryBody&c=FAMO and here: http://www.spalusa.com/store/main.aspx?p=CategoryBody&c=FAAC

    Paul jr 8
  9. kojen

    kojen n00b

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    Just wanted to post a picture of my bike. Made some adjustments to the RR-UK fairing to fit my 2012 model.
    Changed the angle of the fairing a bit forward and made some adjustments to fit the 2012 sidepanels...
    Made some extra space for RB, GPS276c and IMO. Pretty happy with the result...

    [​IMG]
  10. DirtWarrior

    DirtWarrior Adventurer

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    Very nice. Can you post more pics?

    Nick
  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    will the old tanks be available for a bit longer for spares and/ or replacement parts?
  12. kojen

    kojen n00b

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    One more...

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  13. kojen

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  14. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    Yes,we will run them also for those that still want them
  15. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    Hey fellas
    The spring went in my gear lever today so looking at the hammerhead anyone know where to buy from .
    thanks and the oem number if possible
    p.s getting the stalling issues know as well :cry
  16. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Should be able to order a HH lever at any bike shop , but they are not an exact fit for the 690 I took mine off after one day,
    I ordered the 10+ which was to long for my size 13 and it ended up that I changed gear right on the cutical of my big toe
    The pain was unbearable . I spose if I change it to the std length it should be fine .

    Soooo be careful which one you order try to stick to the stock length
  17. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    Thanks mate -will have a look at the original lever tomorow and see if i can doctor something up
  18. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I have been trying to finally cure my headshake issue over the last couple of days. This followed after I did an ofroad challenge last week where I kicked butt in the Orange route portions, but then have everybody overtake me again on the link dirt roads. Even an X-Challenge could go faster than me. Headshake started at 105 kph. I could manage 130kph standing up. But I live in South Africa, so that will never be enough...

    I thought that a couple of small improvements might be possible, I did not believe that a single break-through would be possible.

    The 1st major improvement came I dropped the forks below the flush level of the top Trippel clamp. Its now recessed about 6mm. I was concerned about dropping it that much, but on the Ozzie 690 thread I saw that it was not immediately harmfull.

    The 2nd result came after realising that an upwind run on my test gravel road caused more headshake than the downwind runs. I've previously read in the Race Tech Suspension Bible that unbalanced aerodynamics can cause headshake. I've messed around a bit with the hand guards and mirrors at some stage, without effect. This morning I saw that the massive snow shovel front fender was not aligned with the front wheel. Adjusting that cured my headshake after almost 13 months of messing with it. I feel a touch stupid.

    The only 3 factors that affected my headshake were sag, front fork height and the fender. In other words the basics. Sag must be in the 70 - 85mm range. The sag for PDS bikes will not work. Adjusting clickers affected comfort and lines through corners, nothing else. Same with fork pre-load and oil level experiments. The Scotts steering damper could not prevent it on dirt roads either, even running the high speed almost complete closed and with sweep set to the max. It did help on tarmac.

    Hope this will help someone.
  19. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    I cut those end sides of my front fender as an experiment and it doesnt stop it :cry
  20. NovaMoto

    NovaMoto Been here awhile

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    So this last week I've noticed an increase in engine noise from my '11 ER; specifically from the top-end. I thought it time to have a look at the valve train. Knowing a tight valve train wouldn't really be noisier I figured something was up. It looks like I have a rocker needle bearing about to grind to a halt. Should I change these myself or have the dealer perform the swap under warranty?

    Short clip illustrating the buggered bearing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DLzuSiJ51I