New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Night Falcon

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

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    no worries, let me know if ya need and more help.....Fanny's ya arnty

    haw haw haw....I keep forgetting the intricacies of international communication....Translation for our American friends: bobs ya uncle = the whole nine yards or whos ya daddy :lol3
  2. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Closer view of the Remus Titan Hexacone slip-on and the Euro turn signal.
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    Commercial grade Velcro. Just a bit cheaper than those aftermarket case protectors and, when it starts to degrade, just peel it off and put some more on. Does it work, well I have Alpinestar Tech 8 boots and it holds up very well and does protect the cases from scuffing.
  4. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    I'll have to watch (or listen) for one :ear
  5. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    All the photos of my 690 are after washing so it looks pretty. BTW it was only a few months old at the time. Isn't usually that photogenic. I cut down the length of the no-slop valve slightly to allow it to clear my KTM tailbag.

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    What to use on your Renazco seat to waterproof and otherwise protect it, as recommended by James.

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    Where I keep my baby.

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    After all life is about balance.

    Night Falcon has created a picture posting monster. Blame him, not me.:D

    Cheers,
  6. nippybit

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    Good clearance to prevent toasting.

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    Well worth the $30+. Gives you a more stable kickstand plant in gravel, etc. :1drink
  7. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    More Velcro and Plumbers Pipe Tape to protect the TT engine guards.

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    Another application of Velcro to quiet down the cables from vibrating on the plastic headlight mask. Please buy my book, 1,000 Uses For Commercial Grade Velcro.:D
  8. nippybit

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    So, when you fall just right, or catch your OEM brake lever on a rock and it snaps off like a rotten twig you should retrieve the broken piece and use the TT fold back pedal as a back scratcher.

    And now I shall take a rest.:1drink
  9. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Nippy,
    You need to see someone about those retentive traits....or find something else to do that has nothing to do with Velcro and a dust rag :D

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  10. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Time to update Seth's list ... That we haven't seen for a while now ...

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  11. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Uncle Jed, I thought you were a marriage counselor, not a Psychologist, but I could be wrong. :rofl
  12. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    I'm less worried about scuffing, but have had my brake lever puncture a hole in the cover. Not sure Velcro would have done much to prevent that.
  13. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Well......I try to offer my help to those who present with a variety of "issues".:y0!

    Your tidy shop is just what mine looks like under 20 years of crap build-up....so I am a bit envious :wink:. It is just evidence that you have WAY too much time on your hands ....or spend a lot of time in the garage ducking your wife's glare....:D

    Your sign indicating submission to your wife's mood is one that hangs over more than just your head....but, if you came by we could talk a bit more about that :1drink

    As for velcro....I remember my BMW rally days where the wake-up call was the sound of velcro tent openings and luggage bags clicking open or shut.

    We all like to baby our rides in our own way....thanks for sharing yours :clap

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  14. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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  15. Night Falcon

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

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    looks like you got the hang of it mate! Well done young fella!!

  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    yea, the list.....

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  17. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    So they are chatting about this in Orange Crush, but since I did it to my 690... i'll sort of repost

    The discussion is about the OutEx tubeless conversion kit. I'll let you look up the details on the kit. But so far I'm pleased. Though I just finished the work the other day and have very limited miles on the kit so I can't speak to it's long term durability. But so far it's not leaked at all.

    Since I take my 690 to the track, I wanted to dump the dead weight of the tubes. These numbers are from 17" wheels on a 690 (160 rear)

    Net weight change by converting from the radial tubes to tubeless.
    Front Wheel: -19.85 Oz.
    Rear Wheel: -22.9 Oz.
    - This is just the difference between weight of tube and OutEx sealing materials & valve. More than a pound from the front and almost a pound and a half lost for the rear.


    Next measure was swapping from a 'Stealth' sprocket to an all AL one

    Totals so far are:
    Front Wheel Assembly: -19.85 Oz.
    Rear Wheel Assembly: -36.6 Oz.

    And a trie swap - Previous Pirelli Diablo 2, new Dunlop Q2 same sizes
    Front wheel w/ tire: -11.25 Oz
    Rear wheel w/tire: -46.5 Oz
    - The Pirellis were lighter up front, but heavier in the rear.

    Got an lighter front rotor on back order that should be good for about 16 Oz more off. Dropping near 3 pounds from the rear is nothing to sneeze at. Definitely has changed the response to the throttle
  18. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    Stock front on the 2012 690 is 1.85 but available Excels or STX DID are 1.60. Anyone care to chime in on what difference in handling might be?
  19. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    a narrower rim will balloon the tire more. The benefit of this is you have more tread to spread across the ground with lower pressures. The drawback to the narrow rims is that you will find running a bib mousse to be just about impossible. Also not as good on the highway. Check out the raid wheels too...nice rims, good price etc.
  20. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I am running mousses in a 1.6" Excel rim, in fact that is the size that pretty much every rally bike I have seen uses? They are a pain to fit either way, though...

    I'd say 1.6" for sure if you are riding mostly off road. They put a 1.85" on there as a compromise because it's a dual sport, just like they come with TKC80 (or at least they did).

    Seth by raid wheels you mean RAD Mfg?