New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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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
  2. 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.
  3. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz ?

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    Hey night falcon aus slang not work now "who's ya uncle " oh i mean daddy :rofl
  4. 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....
  5. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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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
  6. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028342445/" title="DSCN0322 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8028342445_5c8487b62b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0322"></a>

    Closer view of the Remus Titan Hexacone slip-on and the Euro turn signal.
  7. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028345329/" title="DSCN0338 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8028345329_1782498d6b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0338"></a>

    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.
  8. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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

    nippybit Nippybit

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028343488/" title="DSCN0353 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/8028343488_48fa2da8a8.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0353"></a>

    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.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028348037/" title="DSCN0354 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8028348037_792a30bf43.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0354"></a>

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028350609/" title="DSCN0370 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/8028350609_d1546a4ab1.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0370"></a>

    Where I keep my baby.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028352099/" title="DSCN0379 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8028352099_4e91432922.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0379"></a>

    After all life is about balance.

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

    Cheers,
  10. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028337492/" title="DSCN0319 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/8028337492_8efede3a91.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0319"></a>

    Good clearance to prevent toasting.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028343543/" title="DSCN0328 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/8028343543_b477bf3ce0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0328"></a>

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

    nippybit Nippybit

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028339862/" title="DSCN0332 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8028339862_753af2111b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCN0332"></a>

    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
  12. nippybit

    nippybit 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
  13. 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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  14. 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 ...

    Paul Jr
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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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  18. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I had a list?
  19. Night Falcon

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

  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    yea, the list.....

    The list of guns that got dropped during the invasion of France in WWII:lol3