New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    We are currently working with Torque Racing on a customers very special machine.
    It is a brand-new EML chassis that has been specifically designed to accept the KTM 690 Enduro engine,and we are currently working on manufacturing a new airbox,and silencer and radiator mountings to finish it off.
    It had Reiger shocks all round,and the workmanship on the chassis is fantastic.
    It will become a road-legal enduro machine,and I would love to have a go in it!!!

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  2. LOZ

    LOZ Long timer

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    its all happening at your place!!!!

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  3. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    sanity?

    fits the eariler bikes too?
  4. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I have learned over time that if someone has already taken the time to make a viable solution then it is often worth the cost of buying it vs the cost and time of creating your own solution. If there is no existing solution or the existing solution can be improved upon then its worth the effort.
  5. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Most of us have used 2.2K ohm 1/4 watt resistor when disabling most any sensor/control. Seems to work well.
  6. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Gave up on this POS. Bought an Africa Twin, and as soon as I get back to Canada in July, mine's for sale.

    Excellent attempt KTM, but you shit the bed on waaaaaay too many issues to attempt to fix. Still love my 450 EXC.
  7. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    After owning a 950 the list of 'issues' for the 690, as well as the time it takes to fix them is ridiculously lower :lol3

    To each's own! Good luck.
  8. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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  9. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    What I need now is content.

    Links to posts that have valuable content about mods, explanations of procedures, maintenance, known issues, etc. I'll polish the wiki categories and layout a bit this weekend and will start adding content as we find it.

    For now I've created a new thread so we don't spam this one with links to posts/data to be added to the wiki.

    Wiki Thread

    Oh, does anyone have a Logo we can use that isn't copyrighted or something? I'm also go to see if I can get some sort of skin for the wiki pages.
  10. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    Yes Seth,from 08-on
  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    My wife offered to make a logo, do you want Her to do it? I've never gotten a response from you, so just making sure I'm not on your ignore list.
  12. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Good? How does this help the thread? What useful information did you share?
  13. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Oh, sure! I was preoccupied with finals I guess I didn't see/respond to your post. Whoops!
  14. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    Are you saying these are ready now?
    Don't see them on their website yet.
  15. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Sounds like next couple weeks, just before Christmas.
  16. numbutt

    numbutt john

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    Thanks for the support !!.... Its much quicker to fit a resistor than wait for a plug-in cheat to arrive in the post and at about 1 to 2 cents for the resistor is just a tad cheaper too. There is an additional advantage that one is eliminating the plug which can be another possible future failure point..... say no morre says Monty Python.
  17. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    I'm even more lazy ... I bought it, and I never installed it ... :lol3

    Paul Jr 8
  18. gbx2001

    gbx2001 Geophiz

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    Thanks for your writeup - very thorough and informative - I enjoy learning from posts like this.
  19. gbx2001

    gbx2001 Geophiz

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    Gorgeous bike - this is the 690 Adventure that KTM should have built.
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Riding in the dirt is scary, I prefer pavement:lol3

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