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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.
The 690RR pegs are nice but I like the Fastway Adventures even more.
looks nice for offroad, but they seem awfully wide for road & track use...
there is a sensor behind the dash that has a rubber tube about 2" long. I think it is barometric pressure? I have hear getting water in this tube can make the bike run like shite. Also, if you think there is water in the tube.. be careful removing the water. forcing it up into the sensor can rune the sensor all together.
Changed the fuel filter yesterday (2012 Enduro R). Apparently KTM went from Mahle KL 15 to Mahle KL 97 in 2011/2012.
KL 15 is readily available everywhere for a couple of euros so I couldn't be bothered to hunt for KL 97 which seems to be a Ducati-specific filter.
The filter part looks to be exactly identical
Yeah, those are too big for my riding. They look nice though!
Good to know. I'm probably going to be shopping for a 2012 or 2013 soon and hope I can get one for 9,000 or a little above.
G'day all I've been servicing ausgofar's bike and the an issue I've found , the top radiator hose rubs on the thermo fan
I've court this in time as it has rubbed about half way through , I can't remember if this has been brought up before, if it has well this is a reminder .
Dave your list so far
3 of 4 valves out of spec It had 2.45 intake set at .14 ext set .12
Fuel filter , air filter oil fiters oil screens
Throttle body, injector and inside cleaned
Re route fuel line
Fix lower tank bush
Fix starter button
Replace bash plate
replace hand grips
Lock wire break pins
Lock wire hand grips
Lock wire oil cap
Retention fork pinch bolts
Remove SAS crap
Replace missing lower chain guide bolt
Modify air box & fix insert nut
And there been a heap of little things to cable tie and clean
Waiting for the vortex cdi ( Monday) , & replacement rocker cover bolt .
Sounds like a few crates of VB are due your way
Question: Why is it that these "cheap" plastic filters are used for a pressure between 40-60 lbs psi , whereas years some years ago the BMW folks replaced their internal filters with metal-clad filters "because of the psi factor" ( ie. the filter would not explode due to pressure). I externalized the fuel filter on my 1100GS with the appropriate metal-clad filter and have not had to go into the tank to change filters.
I haven't read here or heard otherwise that these cheapo plastic filters have caused any problems.....
Most cars,petrol & diesel,now use plastic injection-moulded 2part filter housings,that are usually ultrasonically welded together after the filter element is put in.
The vast improvement in thermoplastic materials over the last couple of decades has allowed for the safe replacement of metal-clad filters,and other under-bonnet parts,from metal to plastic.
Hello to all the inmates here. I have been lurking here for quite awhile reading the posts in anticipation of getting one of these amazing machine. Well I now have a "new to me" 2010 690. It has a few things done to it..... FMF Q4 slip on, Scott's stabilizer, Renazco seat. Just wondering where I should start with this beauty. Are there more pressing matters than farkling that one should start out with...mechanical issues, etc. or get right into farkling issues such as luggage racks, rear racks, lighting, etc. are there favorite vendors that people prefer and who specialize in this machine. Thanks for any and all help.
Upper and Lower Tank bolts from Rally Raid (UK) or KTMTwins here in the US.
Uni dual pod.
Sounds like it already has some nice improvements!
These bikes are a freakin' hoot.
Couple issues regarding the radiator, remove the bolts on the plastic protector and zip tie it on. Shim the rad fan shroud to keep it from rubbing holes into teh rad.
..or get the RR radiator guard. it is steel and it eliminates all attachments points to the radiator. Worth every penny when you tip the bike over.(i know from experience) New radiator = $570. RR Radiator guard = $180
I'm looking for apad/thad values for the TPS sensors on a 2011 ER. The values for 08-10 aren't applicable!
Someone must know :) Thanks!
Sage somethings salvaged from mega gone bye. This is 3yrs ago wisdom, act accordingly.
KTMTwins has 2 types of radiator protection....a crash bar setup and the Rally Raid type that mounts around the radiator. Is one better than the other. In checking over my newly acquired 2010 690 that the radiator mounts are already bent. Would the RR protection still fit?
You might have to "adjust" the tabs some. You want the rr cage that surounds the radiator is the one you want. The screen is nice to but the stock one works fine.
Radiator guards are meant to be a close and tight fit. You could certainly get the protection and make the necessary tweeks to make the fit.
As a side note~the RR rad protector I received arrived loosely wrapped in bubble wrap, metal clanking against metal, no install instructions and was one crude piece of metal work. Edges were sharp and almost dangerous to handle - the circular cut around the radiator cap was poorly executed. I returned the lot and went for the easy to-bolt-on KTM Hard Parts unit. Many guys have been happy with the RR stuff so I may have received a part that missed the QC before packing.