New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I'm with you, mine wasn't straight / aligned with the wheel axis. I think that the shape is more likely (as opposed to something like a motard fender) to create the dynamic imbalance that will allow incorrect chassis set-up to come to the fore as headshake. From my understanding 2 things must be in place for headshake to occur: incorrect chassis set-up and a trigger. The trigger could be corrugations, aerodynamics, whoops, strong aceeleration that gets the front end light, etc. The focus should really be chassis set-up, as the triggers are likely to be part of off-road riding.
  2. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    I have ordered an windshield today for pickup tomorow that will be interesting if that stops it which is my bet I will post up after 130 kph test ride -seems bigger guys and bikes with windshields dont seem to get the dreaded deathwobbles :rofl
  3. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    Does anyone know where to find the auxillary starter relay on an 09? all roads are leading to it as the problem for my dead starter. As I understand it the ASR ties the bikes electrical safety devices into the main starter relay i.e. roll over sensor, side stand sensor, clutch sensor) so that if all the right conditions are not met the bike cant be started....which sounds exactly like my problem!!.
  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Try a yamaha dealer, some of thier bikes use the same relay. My local dealer let me paw through the bin until I found one.
  5. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    If you mean the actual location of the relay on your bike,
    I don't know offhand but I'd go to one of the online parts
    fiches like Munn Racing and find it.
    I think I'll do that now, just out of curiosity.

    Max
  6. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    I think the relay you are talking about is just behind the battery to the left. People have had some issues with that relay in the past. Sometimes just loose connections. Mine has had no issues after 3 years of ownership and 11,000 miles.
  7. ini88

    ini88 Been here awhile

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    I really like the new Rally Raid tanks. Is the older 990 style headlight set up still able to be fitted? Not too sure I like the new lights look.
  8. beaney

    beaney rally racer

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    Yes the new kit will still accept the older 990 headlight and screen
  9. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19257617&postcount=4828

    Paul Jr 8
  10. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Wth?
    Never seen that before.
    How do I turn it off or reset?

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  11. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    That looks to be a function of the Tripmaster. Do you have the switch installed?
  12. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    I have a windshield and not although not a giant am 200lbs and I still get the head shake. More to follow once I play with sag and check the fender alignment. I did set sag when new but things may have settled out since then.
  13. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Warranty it, never hurts to ask. Just hang out in the shop when they install it, you know provide some oversight in case they start thinking you need a top end rebuild after 50hrs :D
  14. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    The 690's have adjustable (two settings) triple clamps. As delivered, they are set to max offset (less trail). Using the smaller offset increases the trail and should improve stability at speed. You can easily check which setting by removing the triple clamp cap (don't loosen the pinch bolt). If the dot is at the rear, they are set to max offset. Changing offset requires disassembly of the front end and gives an opportunity to grease the steering head bearings. :D
  15. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Anyone know where I can find an EBC clutch kit for the 690?
  16. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Motovan (www.motovan.com) distribute EBC up here. That means just about any dealer should be able to sell it to you ... Motovan catalog page 828. http://www.motovan.com/catalog/2012%20Moto%20En/index.html

    Better download the PDF catalogue. Searching with the web tool sucks ...

    Paul Jr
  17. Michelangelo

    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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  18. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    No switch installed :beer:

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  19. smoothmove

    smoothmove Adventurer

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    Instead of cutting off the original plug and splicing in the resistor, I decided to take a different approach.
    Purchased the matching plug at Ballenger Motorsports. http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/product_info.php/cPath/109_136/products_id/570
    Then simply (but carefully) soldered the resistor (22ohm 1/4 watt) to the terminals and inserted into the plug.
    After testing, I wrapped the whole thing in quality electrical tape.

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  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    :clap Found the busted wire coming out of the starter aux relay (the green one). Thanks to those who helped :clap



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