New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Oldbear

    Oldbear Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

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    That's about it. Well, there are a few other small changes, mainly cosmetic.

    2008–2011 Enduro models share the same instrument panel with 2012 Enduro R, previous Enduro R had a different one. I think the 2012 model also has slightly different mounting points on the side panels.

    Oh yeah, 2012 model also has a different oil pump cover because of the new oil pressure switch. The official service interval also went up from 7,5k to 10k for the 2012.

    Other than that there shouldn't be too many differences.
  2. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    Actually, 08 and 12 share the same instrument cluster/light (as well as other 690's). 09-11 Enduro's use a setup off the exc's, small dash, rubber strap mounted smaller headlight.
  3. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    The 2012 model has a much better turn radius than previous models...
    different lower triple clamp...I think
    my 2008 model has the same turn radius as the Exxon Valdez...:eek1
  4. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Only time this is really a problem is when you are rolling it around in the garage :deal
  5. Assfault

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    I find it a pain on the singletrack switchbacks here in the Rockies. I havent mastered the wheelie turn yet on it:eek1
    Dont think I ever will either.
  6. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    I think this was touched on awhile back but couldn't find the answer.


    With the bikes being so similar (the '12 vs all the previous years), and the change from 7.5 to 10K, would it be safe to ASSume that all years are safely capable of a 10K service interval?

    Or are there some major/minor mechanical differences that I'm not understanding?


    Always looking to be educated.....
    :ear

    C
  7. Oldbear

    Oldbear Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

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    Right, thank's for the correction. I also realized that I wrote "oil pump cover" in my previous post when I meant "oil filter cover" :huh

    That new filter cover (with the new oil pressure switch) means that you need an open-ended short filter so the filters from previous models are not compatible.

    You can still use old type filters but then you have the annoyance of watching the oil pressure light glowing in the dash.
  8. NovaMoto

    NovaMoto Been here awhile

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    Hello all!

    Can I ask that someone out there with a 2011 ER & TuneECU snap a screenshot of the 'Diagnostics' page; specifically the values under throttle? Blip the throttle several times then snap a photo with it closed :)

    The 11 ER has a different TPS/TB from the 08-10 ER thus my question.

    It's the best I can get in terms of APAD/THAD values (connector attached of course)

    Thanks all
  9. Buzztail

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    Yep, Everywhere else I steer with the throttle :lol3
  10. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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  11. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    My dealer and I learned this the hard way. Replaced lots of parts searching for the reason for the low oil pressure light. Turned out the 2011 filters were installed at the first service. Correct 2012 filters solved it.
  12. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    If the oil pressure sender is the same as the 690 rally bikes you may find the light will flicker/etc from time to time.The switch isnt very good quality and if mounted at 10am on the cover same as rallys will glow flicker when idling on side stand,was worried and checked oil pressure at oil filter housing reading was 55psi at idle with cold 10/60w motorex crosspower oil, what is the part no for a 2012 r filter?
  13. Oldbear

    Oldbear Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

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    Part number for the filter is 75038046100.

    The switch is located at the end of the pipe that starts from the filter cover (#31 in the picture).

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  14. Maurizio

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    Actually, outside US, non R Enduro has been produced and sold even in the "mid years"...
  15. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Same filter as the rally replicia,wonder if the sender same part no,583 38 091 100?,be interested if the swich on the 2013 690 is a more reliable unit.
  16. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos Been here awhile

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    I would think so, but I'm far from an expert, so don't believe my word on it. I tend to service oil & filters every 5k km's on my '08, just to be sure (mixed track, offroad and street use).
  17. DirtWarrior

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    I purchased Xentec HID's for my 690, which has the 990 Adventure headlight (Rally Raid Kit). The light worked fine until last Sunday, when I rode it at the local OHV park, and it stopped working. After checking the wires, bulb, and connecting the ballast to my truck HID's, I found the ballast had went bad. Have any of you had any issues with HID's? I'm thinking something may have been wrong with the ballast to begin with, as the box said it was "shockproof."

    Thanks
  18. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Ballasts do that LED is the future, most suppliers will replace ballast
  19. DirtWarrior

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    What brand of ballast would you recommend? Are you saying maybe I should try another Xentec?
  20. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Sorry no help... I'm looking for a good ballast myself. HID's have much better color rendition than LED though some new smaller emitors such as the Nichia 219 are getting better. Of course LED's have less to break on them.

    Mega lumens from the new hi power LED's certainly have the wow factor - can blind others (and you when you hit reflective objects) but they don't help you SEE better than a good HID in a reflector. That's the tension between those two right now. "Aweing" someone with a lights power and helping you see better are not the same thing; there's no replacement for a well thought out/designed reflector.

    More light food for thought... it's really hard to beat a 50 watt, Hi CRI FX-7 Bi-Xenon projector for on the road lighting. What would be really awesome for you fabbing experts would be instead of having 2 swithes for hi/lo would be to have 3 for lo beam/hi beam/off-road only beam... actually 4 - have an "off" at the beginning. And it needs to be more durable.... maybe some kind of waterproof, rubber shock mounted holder for the ballast?