New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Sorry, I should have said that yes, I'm doing both front and rear signals on the bike.
  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Because they're cheap, I'm already in there, and if one does go, bad shit can happen. Cheap insurance, maybe I'm being overly cautious. :dunno
  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey folks, looking for another 690 to buy. If you're in New England, please shoot me a PM. Farkles are not important, would prefer a 2009 but an 2008 E model would be fine. I'll even consider an SMC.

    I hope to have my project 690 running in the next few weeks and I plan on riding it in a Harescramble Nov 4th:D
  4. Barman

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    Damn, not a lot out there.
    Checked Craigslist nationwide and the pickings are slim.
    Cycletrader has a 2010 in NJ for $8k and I found a 2007 SM on Want Ad Digest in Kingston NY with 9k miles for $4k. :evil
  5. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    I have a 2008 690E for sale in Texas...
  6. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    So after much deliberation on possibly swapping my beloved 2012 690 R for something else, I've again come to terms that for me, there is nothing else! So might as well "freshen it up" a bit...

    Enter the Lynx kit (Brittania Composites) As soon as I found it online, knew it was exactly what I was missing, great combo of lights and windscreen. Going riding tonight and no doubt will be as pleased as every other person whose reviewed these things. Ride on!

    Looks f'n sweet too, really does transform the bike into something...different, better. Really dig the look.

    That's it! I'm stoked, have fun, ride safe y'all!!

    MFS
  7. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Spilt milk makes me cry like a girlie girl :-(::

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    no photo....it never happened !! :D
  8. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    We don't believe you unless you prove it with pics!

    Seriously though, how's the beam coverage and buffeting?

    Dirty
  9. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    As a Lynx owner, I'll step in and say that you'll never mistake the wind protection for a Gold Wing, but it's pretty good and adjustable - there is definitely a sweet spot for highway speeds and your height, and it is sensitive to +/- 1/2" but you'll know when you get it right. It doesn't drum or rumble.

    The light -- I'm ASSuming that everyone will get the HID low beam and Halogen high beam - is excellent. It's a PITA to adjust, however, because you have to take the whole fairing off to access the adjuster screws, unfortunately. It takes a bit of patience to get the lights pointed in the right place -- both lights are independent, so you have to do it twice. I found that disconnecting the low beam made adjusting the high beam a lot easier.

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  10. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Not very good at this. Until Apple killed MobilMe I could cut and paste photo album links. I now have a flickr account and have published several albums there but do not know how to get individual pictures here. Any help would be greatly appreciated like step by step instructions, if possible. Could do this by PM to me so as to not to disturb others with procedures they already know.

    Primitive though it is here is the photo link for a flickr album of photos at Nelson Hills NV with some close up shots of the Remus system and the newly installed GiantLoop Mojavi bag. Bike was very clean and had just gotten new MT 21's. Proceeded to get it properly dirty again in Nelson and at the Eldorado Dry Lake Bed. Here is the link.:clap

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/sets/72157631625123358/
  11. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Additional photos of my 690 and Remus Exhaust, predominantly at Jean Dry Lake Bed and surrounding mountains. Several photos of two Hummers (one new and experimental and one an existing model in production). Driven by two ladies. What a job! You see the damndest things at dry lake beds.:1drink

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/sets/72157631625308580/
  12. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Spilt milk makes me cry like a girlie girl :-(::

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    Will send a pm of how i did this :deal....the remus looks awsome!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8025493768/" title="DSCN1107 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8025493768_13dfcc7a9e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN1107"></a>
  13. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    To change the subject slightly, have a look at my tire clean. Almost the entire tread contacting the dirt with me aboard. Tire pressure was 16 psi, however I could have gone down another 2 pounds and i would have had the entire tread making contact.

    Remus is really good quality. I have left the insert in and the sound is not objectionable, but makes some really throaty sounds when ridden in anger.

    Thanks again Night Falcon for doing this. I look forward to seeing your PM as to how it was accomplished. :clap

    Cheers,

    Tom
  14. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    About 200 page behind here. :twitch
  15. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Remus exhaust system?
    Tire clean discussion?
    Posting individual photos?
    None of the above:D
  16. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Got the final word on my shit.... both rockers are pooched, cam and timing chain.... "facepalm" ah well you pay to play I guess :/
  17. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Spilt milk makes me cry like a girlie girl :-(::

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    Hi Nippybit. not sure by your comments that you got the pm i sent? so here it is just incase....hope the other inmates won't mind this one time :D


    This how I got your photo to download

    1. go to your flicker site and click on the photo.
    2. click on the share icon above the photo
    3. click on the "Grab the HTML/BBCode"
    4. Make sure the HTML button is on: copy the code
    5. Click on the reply button on ADVrider
    6. Click on the A/A icon at the top right corner of the reply box: this should turn the box white
    7. paste the code you copied previously
    8. Bobs ya uncle :wave
  18. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Hi Bob,

    Still learning. I remember when you use to get a dialog box upon opening the site, already logged in, that told you about a PM. With the new software it seems that this has changed. In any event I saw where to check my PM's and replied there just a few minutes ago. I have been riddled with guilt for a long time for not knowing how to post individual pics. I am hoping that I am not the only one who has struggled with this. I will experiment a bit later today to make sure I got it. In your point # 8 above I am glad you said "Uncle" rather than "Daddy". If you were my "Daddy" you would be at least 88 years old!:rofl

    Cheers, and thanks again.
  19. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    Hey night falcon aus slang not work now "who's ya uncle " oh i mean daddy :rofl
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey folks, been finding out some interesting things about the 690 sensors. The EFi sensors appear to be a mix and match of off the shelf stuuf, used by the japanese car manufacturers. Working on cross referencing the part numbers and with luck, we won't have to get porked by the dealer anymore:lol3

    I'll let you know what I find out....