New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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  2. Christophe

    Christophe weekend warrior

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    I searched but could not find an answer. I have broken my clutch lever at halfway mark, and my brake lever is bent. I only ever use 2 fingers for clutch and brake so I would prefer to replace them with shorter levers. Does anyone have a recommendation please?
  3. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Anyone have thoughts on how I can keep my skid plate on?... it is a Meca skid plate, it keeps breaking one of the bolts then the vibration cracks the other mounting ear. I have welded it back 3 times now.. This time I put a big block of sponge between the plate and the engine hoping to reduce the vibration.

    any thoughts?
  4. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    A Clever lever
    http://www.midwestme.com/pages/product.html
  5. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    my buddy tore up 2 of them and them we fixed it. poor design for the top mount IMO. we used a piece of stainless and broke it in a braket to bolt to the mount on the frame and bolt through the skid plate. never failed after that.

    i made my own and havent had a problem but its heavy 5/16 alum....over kill i know but....its what i had laying around:lol3
  6. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Am I correct that they do not have a clutch lever for a 690 at this stage?
  7. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    thks Bob

    Pictures, pictures please... or a clearer way of saying where you bolted it together...:D:freaky
  8. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Any aftermarket sidestands out there? Mine is okay , but I sometimes use it when mounting the bike (Ya , I know.....Bad boy:eek1).

    Maybe I should just find a stronger bolt.....don't want to break it.....ideas?
  9. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Shoot I hope it don't break. The only way I can mount the bike is with the kickstand down, I'm too short otherwise!
  10. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    I do the same and have been for 2.5 years now. Kinda like mounting a horse. I weigh about 230 with all of my gear on and so far nothing bent or broken. The stock stand seems pretty robust.
  11. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    While this topic may be a week or so old I am curious as to whether those who have experienced clogged injectors use a fuel sock in the neck of the gas tank and routinely use a fuel injection cleaner like Techron? I do and every time I stop riding for the winter or a long vacation I put Stabil in the tank. So far no injector clogging on my 2010 which will be 2.5 years old next month. :1drink
  12. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I found the sidestand mount bent (its $21 from KTM) when I was using my side stand to mount the bike loaded. I don't think the stock bolt will break. Its pretty beefy. Plus, it is a pretty crazy shape and it might be hard to actually find a replacement that isn't OEM.
  13. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Me three...on my Yam WRR too when loaded for travel. Can't get leg over the tail bag and panniers. I haven't tried the hop method. Seems like such an ordeal...:rofl

    I will say that after getting suck it gets complicated to dismount when the side stand won't go down or it's too soft to hold the bike. :huh

    Fun stuff
  14. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I don't use a sock, cleaner, or Stabil. but then I don't have to put the bike up for any length of time. :clap I've had my bike for 4 years and 27K miles and never needed to clean the injector yet. :dunno
  15. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    Incorrect - its the Megura model they have on the site. I've got one on my 690E
  16. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    So.....that clutch lever has that magic dimple/bump on it that all other after market levers are missing??
  17. iMoto

    iMoto 08 690E, 11Ninja1000

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    At 13K miles my '08 690E fuel pump appears to be dead. While I know I could have gone with the CA Cycleworks pump I found the fuel filter was also backordered so I decided that this time around I'd just buy the pump and filter assembly from KTM. (The 75007088011____³FUEL PUMP WITH FLANGE CPL) I went ahead and ordered it from MotoSport.

    It appears this is backordered now until at least Oct 30th.

    I see the 2012 fuel pump assembly is a different #. Does anyone know if this is backwards compatible to the earlier 690s?
    Perhaps it is a better pump?
  18. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    The "hop method" works great if you are Chuck Norris and know how to do a side kick. I have the same issue of clearing luggage especially my KTM tail bag. Pantah, you might try a kickstand foot for extra stability on soft ground, sand, or gravel. They aren't perfect but do help quite a bit. I have the Touratech foot and it cost about $30 as I recall. I am sure other companies make these as well. When installed it also gives you a bigger target to hit with your foot when you are trying to put the kickstand down.:1drink
  19. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    The answer is: It appears to be NO. Three pumps returns in our small town this summer on 690 2012.

    Paul Jr
  20. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Albie, I am not sure that the sock, FI cleaner, and Stabil have kept the injector open but I continue to use the first two on a regular basis and when storing I add Stabil. Longest storage was 9 months when I was sick and the bike fired right up after this period. I think it is interesting that you have not had any injector clogging issues and you have way more miles than I do. My sense of it is that there are others like you and me that have not had this problem and perhaps it should not be added to the "known issues" list. :1drink