New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    gray trellis frame:
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  2. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Jeepers, that's a beaut! Me :raabia that one too...
  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Team- My '12 is going in for it's 1k checkup (2k miles on the odo actually) on Dec. 10th and I have a few questions.

    I bought the bike used with a hair over 800 miles on her. All of the normal documents, papers, owners manual, warranty information and things normally included in the briefcase were water damaged due to some flooding in the previous owners carport. All of this printed material was thrown out.

    Can anyone shed some light or forward the warranty information on what IS and IS NOT covered in the factory warranty on the '12 bikes?

    This is the first bike I have ever owned while still under factory warranty and I don't want to get taken to the cleaners and forced to pay for on B.S***t dealer charges for repairs, fault code reading, weak battery/charging system issues the dealer will bill KTM NA for.

    Does anyone have a scan of the warranty on these bikes they could forward?

    Digging this bike like none I have ever owned before!!

    Dirty
  6. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    You really should call a dealer. I have a 2012. The warranty is 1 year and covers everything except consumables and maintenance. Mine had a low oil pressure light start coming on. They had the bike two weeks before and replaced a lot of parts trying to find it. Turned out during the first service, they installed a 2011 oil filter by mistake. No problem other than the light, but make sure they use 2012 parts as there have been changes. Seems the shop manuals are not available yet in the US for some reason as well.

    How about your tool kit? That was in that messenger bag too.
  7. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Is there an organized repository for the 690 similar to the HOW 950/990 one at http://ktm950.info?
  8. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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  9. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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  10. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    :lol3
  11. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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  12. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I own 690rider.com and I would be happy to offer it as a domain name and cover the cost of the domain.
  13. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Nice!:clap
  14. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    good Idea. As the 690 starts getting older it would be great to have a site that lists and then explains how to fix things...How to do valve adjustments for dummies (me) would be an excellent first item!
  15. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I'm too busy to build the site, but I'm happy to help make it happen. Maybe do a decal/t-shirt sale to raise a few bux to cover the hosting. My Wife can do the decals and I have a t-shirt source. Seems like a win win for everyone.

    Who wants to make a logo?
  16. Chartan

    Chartan n00b

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    It's the start of december. Temperature outside where I live is currently -18,6 celcius.
    So I was warming myself with looking at some videos from this summer.
    Figured some of you guys might also need a reminder of summers fun :clap

    So here's a youtube link to some of my riding from the Norwegian rally "Bukkerittet" (or "the Buckride rally").

    http://youtu.be/gIfxG5UaJwc
    PC only (sorry to those reading on pad or phone)

    BTW! Looking forward to a dedicated 690 site!
  17. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Crank,
    Great idea....I would like two XXL T-shirts.....black w/ orange 690 graphics :deal :lol3 :clap

    <input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><input jscode="leoInternalChangeDone()" onclick="if(typeof(jsCall)=='function'){jsCall();}else{setTimeout('jsCall()',500);}" id="jsProxy" type="hidden">
  18. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Come up with a logo and I'll get started:lol3
  19. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Yeah, and I'd like mine in synthetic like all the cool kids have. Fifty bucks?

    :deal

    :D
  20. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    how a bout a fuel pump and an ecu with a circle around it and a line through it:D