New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. DirtJack

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    But, like many automotive systems, it may be possible to design a reasonable MC limp-back mode for situations such as failure of the throttle position sending unit.
  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Same old new vs old technology arguments. You know, points and condenser vs electronic ignition, carbs vs EFI etc, etc. New tech always wins out and after a while none really remembers how much better the old tech was. :lol3
  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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  4. LukasM

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    Well, IMO we still have a long way to go before we reach the "after a while" point as far as reliability of fuel injection and fancier electronic gizmos on dirt bikes go... KTM doesn't still run carbs on their x00,000 $$$ factory rally bikes because they handle elevation and temperature changes so well...

    But I sure was impressed that the Bergs start and run perfectly from 0 - >20,000 ft without having to touch anything! It's the future for sure. :D
  5. Biped

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    I hope you guys on the east coast are staying safe and somewhat dry...
  6. thorinoakenshield

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  9. ramjet

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    That looks like the future is here already. What the heck is taking KTM so long? :huh Oh, I forgot only paid $12,000 for my 690. I am unworthy of the better system. :waysad.

    On another note: The current Dakar 450 KTM are fuel inj.?
  10. LukasM

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    Nope, 450 Rally is still using the good old 41mm Keihin FCR-MX pumper carb.
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    Arrrh so thats why HD owners all big porkers....McD's across the road from every dealership :rofl

  12. Sutherngintelmen

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    That's fn funny.

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    Holy crap, those Fairyland dealers like to bend you over! :rofl
  14. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I drove to Boston this morning to help dyno my 690 and get the base maps built. The results so far are excellent! The throttle off idle is very, very crispy. I've never had it feel that good with TuneEcu or the Vortex, it was amazing.
    It made 57HP at 6500 RPM but we encountered a strange problem where the Pulser coil voltage gets a little crazy and throws the timing signal off a bit.
    We found the problem, so its getting more dyno time tomorrow to finish up the map.

    The power and torque curve is really smooth and parallel, right to 6500. Once the pulser is adjusted, it will pull to redline cleanly and make even more power. My best guess is 60-61 HP at the rear wheel tomorrow. The exhaust is a Q4 with the insert and the simple UNI pod filter, I wonder what we'll make with an open exhaust:lol3 The motor is bone stock, no cams or big bore kits.
  15. BigDaddy

    BigDaddy no stinking title

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  16. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Toying with having mine dyno tuned as well. I'm interested to hear all about it and how much and in what areas they made adjustments.
  17. Gros Buck

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    57 hp ??? what is the HP of a stock one ?

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  18. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I found 64 HP on Bikez at 7500 rpm and as I recall, rated HP is at the crank. I'm showing 57 at the wheel and I've still got another 1000 rpm to go yet.
  19. LukasM

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    Everybody rates their engines at the crank, so you are doing very well already. You got a street tire on there for the dyno runs, right?
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    yup, street tire on the back