New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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  1. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    You mean the cap at the center of the top of the triple clamp? Is this procedure outlined somewhere in the manual? I need to check this for sure.
  2. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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  3. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    Anyone interested in this wheel?

    This was on my 2008 KTM 690 SMC. Woody's Wheel Works built with 19" Excel 7000 Series rim, Rad Eagle hub, and Heidenau K60 Tire.

    Not too sure how many miles are on her, but she's straight with no scratches. Bearings are great.

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  4. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    There were TONS of them on ebay last month. :deal
  5. DirtJack

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    The procedure is not given in the 690 owner's manuals, but is the same as given in KTM dirt bike manuals for bikes which have adjustable fork offset. Remember, more offset means less trail (quicker turning) while less offset means more trail (better stability at speed). Here is an image from a page in a dirt bike manual (the offset values are different). The dot on the top of the steering stem (cap off) at the rear corresponds to the max offset setting. The procedure is to disassemble the forks and loosen the stem at the bottom clamp and rotate the dot to the front to give the smaller offset value.

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  6. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    Thanks fellas for all the info :clap
    I will be doing the offset on the weekend - is there anything i should adjust, check, grease while im in there
    thanks
  7. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    THIS, could revolutionize my ride. Can't believe I didn't know about it. Thanks!
  8. toniton

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    thanks for explain it!
    Where can I find this manual?
    I have donwloaded the owners manual of the 530 exc and the 450 sxf and I can't find this picture.
  9. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    Had the afternoon off and the job completed - test ride tomorow-
    Thanks guys for helping :clap thoughts yas might like a pic
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  10. DirtJack

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    If the manuals are for current models, they no longer have adjustable offset triple clamps. Use manuals for bikes 2010 and earlier.
  11. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Puppet MC :lol3
  12. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    OK - theres good news and bad - first up the bad
    It did not cure the headshake, I give up i have tried everything i might as well gear it down and not go over 130 kph :cry
    Now for the good news, it feels so much better to ride more comfy and on the dirt "fantastic" it has taken that tipping over from the front out - i have had three offs on dirt where the front wheel has slid from under me making me highside and it has taken that feel away - i know peeps will say yeah but it wont corner as well but i corner with alot of rear wheel so it feels better more planted up front :clap

    so thats a :cry and a :clap
    p.s the windsheild didn't take the headshake away either i don't know if i mentioned that
    p.s.s going to start on the fuel filter on the weekend anything i should know about :rofl
    p.s.s.s just went for a spin with the missus on the back no speed wobble at all <!-- / message -->
  13. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    us 'mericans dont know KMPH but i take mine to 100 mph dirt and pavement............it is squirlie on groved pavement even at 65 and it will wag a bit on the dirt especially if its got many tracks and soft but it has never been anything that was scary

    always on knobs mostly m-12 on the front and whatever on the back 17 lbs both tires. they are balanced and have rim locks
    forks are on the first line from the top and i usually have a safari tank and full or empty dont seem to matter.

    is your front axle square? rear tire aligned? sag set properly?

    sorry man out of ideas
  14. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    this tell me that is a preload issue , have you played with the fork preloads ?


    Answer these for me please
    .? Is it still tucking under or pushing out wide ?
    How much do you weigh with gear ,
    What springs do you have
    what psi
  15. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    I think spiderman had a wank in your shed:rofl
  16. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Similar experience for me although I usually run 22 psi. Never ever felt like the bike was gonna spit me off at speed.
  17. toniton

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    I found the manuals for actual models, but I can't find for older models. Where can I donwload this manuals?
    Thanks :freaky
  18. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    Mate i play with all the clickers non stop trying to sort out a solution but come back to the comfort setting everytime.
    Now that i have dropped the forks and adjusted the offset she's riding nice no tucking under now.
    Im 83kg dry plus riding gear
    springs and shock all stock
    18 front D952 - 22 rear D606 { this is for general adventure riding i do drop more for knarlier } with uhd tubes rimlocks and ballanced
  19. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    are they still using the .52 fork springs in the 11/12 bike there too hard for you drop down to.48 or .49 you can do this two ways buy a pair of springs or get your hand on one .46 or 48 .46 + .52 =.49 Or .48+.52 = .50
    So if you have a friend with same bike you can go half each
  20. DirtJack

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