New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Did we want to use 690rider.com for the wiki? I checked and ktm690.info is available.
  2. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  3. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    HI ALL
    well i had my first PITA on the 690 today,having a nice easy ride in mt mee,the 690 stalled with a loud "POP" and a PSHHHHHHH, the sound came from under the air box area,so i had a good look around only to find the rubber boot had came away (see pic) and also the airbox was pushed back towards the battery
    bike is a 2012,with less than 2000ks with a akro slip on inc akro mapping.

    1, so what would make this happen,
    2, is there a fix for this,cos i dont want it to happen again (PITA)
    3, has there been a recall for this
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  4. gbx2001

    gbx2001 Geophiz

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    You are not alone with this issue - Rally-Raid found this issue on a couple of 690Rs they were preparing for RTW travel and said they reported it to KTM. It sounded like some of the boots were "shorter" than specced Sorry I don't know if there is a factory TB on this issue. I will look around and see if I can find the RR article on this.
  5. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    So, with the added fuel capacity and associated weight, what springs are a good starting point to manage the new weight of the bike?

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  6. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    It depends what you are doing with it. I am running the stock springs right now on the front of my 08. They are .52 i think?

    On dirt it is good. I like that it is a bit soft because the washboard gets smoothed out nicely. I have to be careful when blowing airtime (see pic a few posts above) because i can bottom the forks out.

    My old bike had .58 from superplush on the way to alaska. I later switched to .56 to soften up the front end. It was a bit to harsh but it also didn't dive under hard breaking.

    What do I like better? I have gotten quite used to the stock springs and they way they react under breaking and offroad. Thats just my .02$ though.:lol3
  7. LOZ

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    yes mate :evil



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  8. LOZ

    LOZ Long timer

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  9. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Probably about as much good as talking about Aprillia's and quoting the same pic over and over :norton
  10. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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    Are you getting the new Evo 2 kit then Loz and taking off your current RR fairing??
  11. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Ideas on stalling at temp?

    This bike runs great as long as temps are down below 3/4. Keep it moving and no issues. But, when it warms up (not to pinned at max) it develops consistent stall and has on one occasion refused to start back up.

    Replaced fuel filter 1k miles ago, looked good in there. Pump charging and starts right up when cold. Electrics seem fine, connections checked, tight and greased. 15 minute idle reset done a couple of times.

    Thoughts on pinning this down before I start parts replacing?
  12. Bumpaman

    Bumpaman Been here awhile

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    Hi all. I want to use the Kriega Fork Seal Savers on my 2010 690 R but the plastic protector rings on the outer part of the fork leg have to come off. Has anyone done this and know how they come off? Just wanted to tap any expertise on the subject before I go and bung things up . Thanks very much.
  13. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    You can cut them if you don't want to keep them or you can drive them up with a hammer & large screwdriver to remove.

    Cheers,

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  14. Bumpaman

    Bumpaman Been here awhile

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    Thanks MrHix,
    Any consequences in removing these. My 05 950 doesn't have these and I just am wondering how important they are?
  15. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    You might be right. On the other hand, there are quite a few people here who LOVE their 690. I realize they have their issues.. but really, what bike doesn't?

    It might be wrong, but like others I take comments like this personally.
    "Excellent attempt KTM, but you shit the bed on waaaaaay too many issues to attempt to fix"
    It does not add to the conversation because it is broad statement/opinion of a problem with the only solution getting a different bike. For many in the US, 660 tenere, African twin, ect are not an option so we make due. When KTM stopped the 640adv, this became the next best thing. (better in my opinion)

    This thread helped me quite a lot when prepping my RTW bike. I would hope that others can pull the GOOD information out and not be turned off to the 690 by the negative comments like yours. So if you want help with your specific 690 issues .. just ask :deal

    If not, I hope you have fun with your African Twin. You will never see me post in the AT forum my opinion about if its any good or not. Cheers. ride safe.
  16. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Nope. And there is a nice groove (where the plastic used to be) in the fork body where safety wire around your fork gators will work nicely.
  17. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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  18. jgbnm

    jgbnm Been here awhile

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    You might be right. On the other hand, there are quite a few people here who LOVE their 690. I realize they have their issues.. but really, what bike doesn't?

    It might be wrong, but like others I take comments like this personally.
    "Excellent attempt KTM, but you shit the bed on waaaaaay too many issues to attempt to fix"
    It does not add to the conversation because it is broad statement/opinion of a problem with the only solution getting a different bike. For many in the US, 660 tenere, African twin, ect are not an option so we make due. When KTM stopped the 640adv, this became the next best thing. (better in my opinion)
    _----------------

    I'll second this thought. Among the guys I ride with, there are many 690's and very very few problems with up to around 20k miles. The thread helps me learn about what could happen and about solutions that might exist. It's definitely not perfect, but I can't think of another bike out there that I'd rather own for the types of riding I prefer.

    My bike did die on me a couple of months ago in the middle of nowhere. Had a brief moment of panic until I realized my tank bag had nudged my key to the off position on a fast bumpy 2-track. :-)


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  19. ini88

    ini88 Been here awhile

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    I just ordered the older Rally Raid tanks because I like the look better. But these tanks and set up are sweet non-the-less!
  20. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    I believe they are there to keep the guards from rubbing on the fork uppers. I took mine off and will put the earlier model fork protectors on with fork seal savers. The wrap around guards tend to push the savers around and down.

    Cheers,

    MrHix