New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    Let it sit in the sun and keep at it...
  2. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    Seems that the graphics on the '12 m.y. radiator shrouds are somehow "molded" in the plastic.
    Evidence of this can be found in the spare parts catalog that shows a graphic kit that is only composed by the mask, front fender and side number panels stickers...
  3. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    I believe in the long run the better approach is replace the plastic with new, store stock plastic with graphics.
  4. ghostman

    ghostman n00b

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    I was thinking the same exact thing. I am pretty sure they are some sort of decal though as I can see a few very small air bubbles in them.
  5. ghostman

    ghostman n00b

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    I thought the same thing but I can only find replacements with the "decal" already on it.
  6. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    Re: decal removal-try this in a small area. Sandpaper the surface to break the clearcoat then try the chemicals. Lacquer thinner, acetone, mek. Some of these may melt the surface of the plastic so be careful and try a very small area first. Or just buzz the entire decal off with sandpaper and refinish with plastic renew. Now you got some work on your hands. But it will work.
  7. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Kmart shopper

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    ALL of those chemicals you just described will MELT the plastic - DO NOT USE THEM

    And Id love to see what happens when he grabs some 80g sandpaper and shreds off the stickers. For delicate matters like sticker removal, you need to have finesse and patience. I would start with some 600 or 800 wet sandpaper and lightly remove the initial surface - this light sanding might also remove the embossed decal as well. What you really dont want to happen is create a scratch in the plastic underneath the decal. Then you have to use aforementioned Plastic Renew - which never replicates the original look of the plastic, but more of a clear coated plastic that scratches far easier than the plastic itself.

    If you do happen to get the stickers off - remove the residual glue off with cleaners that are specifically designed to do so. GooGone is a great choice in this situation, 3M also makes a nice remover as well

    I would avoid this scenario all together and stop being a cheapskate - BUY some new plastic and put the stock stuff in storage.
  8. ghostman

    ghostman n00b

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    I would love to buy new plastic but it comes with the stock graphics already in place.
  9. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    '08-'11 plastics fit on the '12 690 enduro. This will allow you to make your own color combination and install any graphic you want.
    Have also a look at the '12 smc-r shrouds color scheme, imho nicer than the enduro one.
  10. nippybit

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  11. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    Odd, none of the plastic I've purchased came with the 125$ graphics on them...
  12. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    I saved these a long time ago. They're Harley-Davidson part #s for the 10mm v-rod shims that also fit our engines. They're good for two reasons: they come in half-sizes, and they're said to be cheaper. Providing 'em just in case they help. Next time I have an adjustment (coming up) I'm going to buy a bunch in bulk to save a trip to the dealer. (My last @#$(*$%$#@ KTM dealer wouldn't even sell shims.)

    PS: Verify info before you buy--I haven't bought 'em yet!

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style="border-top:none;border-left:none">18672-01K</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl66" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2.325</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">18630-01K</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl66" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2.35</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">18673-01K</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl66" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2.375</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">18631-01K</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl66" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2.4</td> <td class="xl67" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">18674-01K</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl66" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2.425</td> <td class="xl67" 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  13. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    I know that my 08 graphics almost came off with the pressure washer.


    My 08 plastic did not quite line up on my 2012. there seems to be some very slight difference in placement of the mounting points, or holes in the panels. I did manage to use them anyway, but the (rear) side plastics are very slightly bowed over the tank, and for the front side panels, I had to manipulate the rubber mounting points on the radiator a little to get them to line up. The difference I would guess is between 1 and 3mm all the way around. I did not have any trouble with the mounting points on top of the tank, self tapping screws under rear fender, the front fender, or the headlight mask...
  14. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    Yours is an old bike... :D
  15. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Kmart shopper

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    Aftermarket should have some good choices without any graphics
  16. ghostman

    ghostman n00b

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    The online fiche says that the decal is included on the lower radiator shrouds only and the price reflects that. Have you purchased the lower shroud without the decal. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place.
  17. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    I've done alot of plastic refinishing and agree with the warnings above but if you want to go this route, work in a small spot and above all wear protective gear. Gloves and organic vapor respirator working with massive ventilation. If working indoors with lacquer thinner, mek, methylene chloride use only enclosed gear with dedicated air supply. These are seriously health danger chemicals and not to be underestimated. I have this gear. If you don't, please reconsider cost vs reward. The plastic melters will alter the surface and then evaporate. Your fender will not turn into a puddle at your feet. Wipe with thin film repeat. I've found chemical process leaves less work than sanding. Plastic renew with 4 coats. I swear by that stuff. It is to restore the high gloss not a protective coat. Don't be afraid to use whatever grit you want, you will just have to do more work with progressively finer grits. Start with 200. Go lower if needed. I finish with 1000 then plastic renew. Also I use wet/dry paper wet.
  18. MightyTaco

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  19. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    Amazon had the shim kit for $54.00 & Free shipping from powersport superstore. Woot

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00384D584/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
  20. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Replaced the headlight bulb in my 2010 690, thinking the old bulb had simply burnt out. The new bulb fired up for a few seconds then quickly died. Checked the voltage at the (lighting wiring) terminals, seems solid, non-intemittent; approx 12+ volts with the engine off, and 14+ volts with the engine running, no shorts between the high and low beams, etc...

    Any ideas from the collective ?

    Thanks.