New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I'm beginning to think that modern motor oil doesn't really smoke much when it burns. I know when my valve seals went out on my V Strom I had no clue I was burning oil. No smoke at all, but it burned up 3 qts in 1K miles.
  3. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    You might be right. Would explain a lot.
  4. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I went through 300ml in a 500 mile, day long trip, on on a Honda 125 scooter - no smoke, no leaks, no clues - still don't know where it all went. The oil capacity was only 850ml.
  5. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    singles in particular vent a good deal of oil at high rpm.s
  6. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    Thankfully I've been lucky in that department. Recent 5,600km ride with some very long blacktop stretches and high speed. Didn't have any noticable oil loss. Bike now has 17k kms on the clock. Maybe my unsympathetic break in did it some good.
  7. Barman

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    Yup, big single cylinder, high compression. Check the airbox and you guys will see where at least some of the missing oil is going. :deal
  8. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Heck, I'm amazed at the fact mines never used oil considering that I ring the crap out of it. It spends so much time at red line it's not even funny. I'm not surprised at all I'm doing a valve and ring job at 27K miles though. :lol3
  9. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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    Anyone got a good link for a supplier of Mapping Switch that I can mount on my bars for my 2011 690E. Am UK based as well. :wink:

    Cheers
  10. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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  11. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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    Thanking you sir, you're a star :clap
  12. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Swapped out the Tank Fuel filter, with the Napa 3011. Stock filter was dark? But I didn't see any alien particles in there. New filter in, took the injector off and cycled the bike on and off to clear the fuel line into a bucket. Cleaned the injector again, hooked er all up and the bike started up instantly. But stalled again...

    Haven't ran a pressure test on the pump, will have to pick up a gauge (thanks again for the tip Crankshaft). No one has a sparkplug in town, so will order one tommorrow, and probably just order a Cycleworks pump and drop that in. If it doesn't improve anything, well heck I got a spare pump then. If it fixes it then I'm good to go!

    Bike ran at idle for 5 minutes or so, then died. Started right back up easy enough, would idle, then die. TIre is still off it so I didn't try ridin. If I can't get it running perfect in the garage no sense trying to flog it down the road I figure...

    Was so intimidated at first by working on the fuel system, but it really is simple on the 690 I'm finding? Provided the pump fixes it and it gets runnin of course...no one within 3 hours who could remap it for me either. Suppose I could check the pressure, first, and if its working try to remap, incase its off for some reason.

    Will sleep on it,:deal ride safe y'all!

    MFS
  13. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    check the TPS?
    after you check pump pressure and plug
  14. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Referring to turning the electrical on and rolling the throttle on and off? Or a different check...

    I'll search online before I head to work here and see...

    MFS
  15. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    check the voltage readings and adjust. need tune ecu or the dealer.
  16. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Phhaaa AACKKKK!! That's kinda what I'm readin and finding out. Nearest dealer 3 hours, and "the guy" to talk to didn't return my call yesterday, and it was recommended I don't leave a message but call back as he is a busy guy :huh

    Will try him again of course but my crystal ball tells me it's a 6 hour round trip, and a stalling issue when I get home! :rofl

    The "tuneECU hardeware is downloadable, any idea where to get the required cable in Canada? I'll have to look more in depth look after work, and see how that's all done. Might as well do it all myself and eliminate the middle guy! Sucks for them though...

    Idled for 6 minutes this morning though, like a loved one comin out of a trance. We spoke, she told me she loved me, I touched her and looked in her pretty orange face as she slipped away from me again...

    And when she was gone I swore at her and called her an ignorant C__t!:D

    MFS
  17. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    Have you tried googling 'tune ecu cable ktm'?
  18. bobzilla

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    I think there is a link on tuneecu for the cable but I may be wrong. google is your friend
  19. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    I finally got my new rockers and the intake is TIGHT. I expected to have to adjust the valves but I don't exactly know where to start. Is there a way to estimate the shims particularly when they are tight? They aren't cheap.
  20. gbx2001

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    I bought my cable from Craig at CJ Designs (US).

    I live in Calgary and so far have not seen any Canadian suppliers.