New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    So my 690 was running good, now it will start and idle for a couple minutes then it dies.... when I try to restart, it just cranks and cranks but wont come to life unless I leave it for half hour or so... fuel pump?
  2. striped tomato

    striped tomato Been here awhile

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    Mine just did something similar, unpredictable cutting out at idle - turned out to be a dodgy side stand switch/wiring.
  3. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    interesting, as it has been dropped a few times latelly :evil
  4. SigPig

    SigPig Been here awhile

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    Those are the same symptoms mine had and they went away after a fuel pump swap out to the ca-cycleworks pump. Listen for the whirr of your fuel pump when turning the key on. Mine wasn't making the priming noise all the time.
  5. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    +1, I sold my SXV 550 and kept the 690.
  6. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Ah OK, thanks for the pic and reply.
  7. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Isn't the fuel filter there for the pump, not just the injectors?
  8. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Not possible, the pump is at the very start of the line. The screen protects the pump.
  9. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    no the sock filters pre pump and the filter pre injector
  10. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Oh.. I'm not getting rid of my Ape. It is retarded fun. Just as practical and as bulletproof as a 690.
  11. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I've been thinking of selling my 690 and getting an Aprilia 550. A friend has one that has 3 sets of wheels (2 pair SM wheels, and 1 pair custom-laced dirt wheels which use the SM brakes) as well as all the motor updates, and a very trick adjustable front axle clamp which fixes the "too little trail" issue.

    So many bikes to own, so little time (and money)...
  12. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I hear Aprilia 550 and I think...ride, rebuild, ride, rebuild, ri-rebuild.
  13. The Draft

    The Draft Adventurer

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    Total Noob and looking at getting a 690 and there is a week of great reading here!
  14. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I mixed water and oil during the 2010 Wild west rally (rallymoto) in Washington. Then I had it rebuilt when I was in California at Longbeach Aprilia by Amauri Nunez. (Former Aprilia USA supermoto lead mechanic when they won pikes peak in 09). That was 2k miles ago and she runs good.

    Anyway, my $.02

    The SXV is has amazing power, sound, looks, and fun factor. Since my rebuild, I have not had any problems. I wouldn't attempt a RTW trip on it though :D
    The 690 you sacrifice some in the "cool" factor but you more then make up for in reliability.
  15. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Really? What could possibly be cooler than an orange chromo trellis chassis filled with a stonking 690cc lump, suspended by WP, and stopped by Brembo?

    :raabia
  16. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    70 HP fire breathing, 280lb twin with Italian breeding, suspended by Sachs and stopped by BETTER Brembo parts. :lol3 I still regret getting rid of it sometimes, but there aren't any tracks around where I live now, and the SXV was really born to be ridden on a track.
  17. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    gray trellis frame:
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  18. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Jeepers, that's a beaut! Me :raabia that one too...
  19. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Yeah, what he said. Less weight, more power, what's not to like?

    Honestly, I rarely use my 690 off-road, and only put about 5k miles per year on it. The Aprilia 550 would be better for the things I actually use the 690 for, but worse for the things I wish I had time, physical fitness, close/easy access to, i.e. the bitchin long-distance adventure riding like the Mojave Trail. But it would do them.

  20. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Ok. I found some pictures from my 2010 from when I relocated the fuel filter. Hopefully this helps clear up any confusion.

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    A picture of the longer piece of hose from the tank to the filter. The Blue heat shrink is just to protect he hose from rubbing on the tank bolt and zipties.

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    A picture of the filter and loop. (I used a metal NAPA filter on this bike) I think there are pros and cons to the metal or plastic filter. I do like being able to see the element in the plastic filter.