New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Heh, Beemer on a tow truck, nothing new there. :lol3
  3. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Its higher.
  4. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Just connected TuneEcu to my 690R and noticed that it has loaded the 2009 stock map., however the bike has akrapovic exhaust, foam aifilter and powerparts airbox cover, does not stall, sputter, backfires, or anything.

    Shouldn't it act all fussy with these mods and stock map?

    It shakes a bit, nothing excessive, but its a single cylinder...

    I'm almost inclined not to touch it rather than loading the akro map. If it gets better, it gets dangerous...
  5. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    $10 says its lean, especially higher in the revs.
  6. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    I tend to agree... next weekend i'll give it a try with the akro map then... which one BTW? In the TuneEcu site there is an all years Akro map and a evo1 map..
  7. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Guys,

    Can I fit a 690 enduro 12 light and surrounding plastic to my 690 R 2010?

    Thanks

    Nic
  8. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    OK need some help again. Backstory, I had the fuel pump replaced in March, then it started smoking so I replaced the piston and rings. I rode it about 60 miles and shut it off and it wouldn't restart, then it bound up. I pulled the valve cover and the wheel pin worked its way out of the intake valve rocker and was interfering with the exhause rocker.

    I got it back together today and it started quick enough but is running like crap and sometimes won't start at all. When it does start it runs rough backfires a little, won't idle for long and if I give it throttle it bogs like a carbureted bike when it is still cold.

    The only thing I know to check is the cam timing for the 3rd time. The engine light is not on.
  9. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I'd try to get some wideband O2 readings so you actually know what the bike is doing under load at various RPMs.

    Running rich can create just as much damage as running lean.
  10. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    I recently replaced the stock can on my 690 with the FMF Q4, and after examining the bike post ride, noticed the FMF was loose, even though the bolts are as tight as they can go. The FMF mounts via only one side of the exhaust mounting bracket. While the rubber grommets in the mounting bracket may introduce some play, they are likely present more so to decouple the pipe from the tank (shock absorption). If memory serves, the stock pipe was rock solid.

    Anyone else experience this, and have a working fix ?

    Thanks.
  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Tighten the clamp on the pipe, I have the same exhaust and its solid. Ridden all kinds of nasty with zero issues. You might be doing it wrong:lol3
  12. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    (as the upper mount is riveted/siliconed to the pipe, and hence cant be tightened) How tight should the lower pipe clamp be ? I cant see the lower clamp being primarily responsible for rigidity, as that would put alot of stress on the header...

    Thanks.
  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    A loose exhaust is probably worse than a tight clamp, think of the weight of the muffler moving around. Think of it like a slide hammer.

    Tight man, can't explain it..
  14. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Tighten I have, and she now feels much firmer. I'll slap myself for thinking the upper mount would/should bear the brunt of the weight....

    Thanks Crank.
  15. Buzztail

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    Start off checking the injector. Sounds like it could be fuel related. is the pump cycling when powered up? I know you replaced the pump already, but I'd start with fuel, and spark.
  16. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    Honestly it is acting like the pump but I don't want to go there. The pump is making noise. I checked the spark before I put it all back together. I guess I'll study up on the injector.
  17. MFS

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    That's where I'm at right now also. I cleaned mine myself, and the 690 fired up all sweet like (previously was not starting at all) but it does stall. Changed the fuel filter, recleaned the injector and and runs poor. Stalls when decelerating/stopping, and misses when accelerating. Holding Rpm, it runs, say doing steady 80 kph, or higher. But crack the throttle and it misses.

    I have checked spark, wires, everything I could myself and taking the injector out and putting it back in was the only item that resulted in a positve.

    So now today I'm in the process of finding someone to do the "ultrasonic" cleaning? Or at least at more "proffessional" cleaning than I gave it. Funny though, the shops I've called so far seem to do the same, homemade cleaning style that I do, just blow air backwards through it.

    Once I can rule out the injector, then I'll look at a different part I suppose...but I think it's got something to do with it...

    MFS
  18. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Agree, although finding such equipment with qualified technicians around here is quite a task.

    :rolleyes
  19. jorich

    jorich Adventurer

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    The power wires going to the coil, the 2 spade connectors, were very corroded on my 2010. The gauge size is too small. I was have similar type of problems, it would run great, than barely idle or not start at all and no pattern to it. Just something else you may want to check
  20. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    I had the same problem on my 09 690r. Seemed like a fuel problem but it was those blade connectors on the coil being a little loose. They were not corroded on my bike but crimping them for a tighter fit solved the problem.