New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Is at 3/4 temp also where your fan kicks in? If so, check if unplugging the fan sensor has an effect.
  2. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    After it stalls does it re-start? If not, do you hear the fuel pump prime sequence? If you don't hear it, I would suggest replacing the fuel pump. Your problem sounds similar to problems described in this FI thread. I replaced mine with the CA Cycleworks FP-HUS. Problem fixed. :D Many other 690 owners have reported good results with this pump and it is much cheaper than the OEM KTM pump.
  3. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Unplugging the fan sensor will not allow the fan to come on at all. Its a simple thermo switch, only 2 wires.
  4. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Exactly
  5. dguevin

    dguevin Always ginger cravin

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    Mine used to do that too!!.. It stopped doing it after a valve adjustment on my bike... I did also replace the fan swith for the suzuki ltz too over the same winter. What fixed it ?? I'd say the valves :hmmmmm but with the new switch my fan kicks on around the 5th bar of heat out of 8 and rarely goes over 6 bars even if stopped for a while.
  6. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    When my 690 blew the headgasket last spring we had to stop at a random house and fill the radiators with water. The bike was burning water in a low performance water injection kind of way...bike still ran well amazingly. But when the water was running out the temperature gauge was pegged and it will start to flash as well as a warning light comes on. The bike ran fine right to that point but I was into service and shutting it off as fast as possible. I have not torn into the bike since to fix it other than to dump the remaining liquid out.
  7. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    I just sold my 2010 690 R using the "bikes" section of the Flea Market. My advert resulted in a number of potential buyer leads with the sale eventually going to a fellow senior from Montana. Start to finish the process took 4 days. It truly is a big tent here.

    Being 66 I am getting softer and softer preferring to do my desert exploring now in this (a 2013 Jeep Rubicon).

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8212093170/" title="DSCN1496 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8490/8212093170_ff0fb7e105_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="DSCN1496"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8212102724/" title="DSCN1520 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8212102724_67f4b7ac3b_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="DSCN1520"></a>

    After a lifetime of riding I think it is safe to say I have owned my last motorcycle.

    Since I will not likely be posting here again I want to thank all of the members who provided a myriad of useful information and creative solutions/fixes for the 690. This site is the best and I wish all inmates a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

    Cheers,

    Tom
  8. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Just a heads up...the Rubicon shares the same EFI system as the 690.









    :rofl just kidding. Enjoy your new toy.
  9. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Seth,

    I am now going down to the garage to see if the muffler has melted-off my left rear turn signal, then I am going to check to see if the radiator shrouds have pulled out of the radiator causing a leak, then I am going to see if the radiator fan is contacting the radiator eating holes in it, then I am going to see if I have the same fuel pump as the 690, then I am going to check the speedo to see if there is white powder in it indicating impending doom, then I will pull each injector and see if they are spraying, then I will sit on the drivers seat again and see if feels like a two-by-four wrapped in barbwire (if so I will quickly be on the phone to Jim Renazco), then I will sit and worry about what I have missed.

    Just for a minute, before scrolling down, you had me going then I remembered that Chrysler makes Jeep and they are now owned by Fiat so I knew the FI unit had to be made by Fueleo Inzionne Especialle Superleggera Bertone Magnetti-Marelli, of Turin.

    Cheers,

    Tom
  10. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you as well. Have fun with the Jeep!
  11. DirtJack

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    Nippy, I passed your point 6 years ago, so I know where you're coming from, but I'm keeping mine a bit longer, but not sure how much longer. :D I enjoyed your contributions to the 690 threads. Best of luck in the future.
  12. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    I was just looking at this in the OC:

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    and was wondering if anyone has installed one of these:

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    Morimoto Mini DS2 HID Projector in one of these:

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  13. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Nippy,
    Was just wondering where all that industrial velcro is on the jeep.....and did you wrap the headers in that mummy frayed tape?

    Happy trails......


    61 and still have 3 bikes....wanna ride until I really can't....:ricky:clap:thumb
  14. Uller

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    :eek1

    :cry

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    Enjoy your new adventure!!!!!
  15. mwalker

    mwalker mike

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    Last bike 690 R what a way to go out.......long life:beer
  16. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    I have installed the one of those aftermarket projectors into my stock 950 Light housing.

    My concerns with putting it into the 690 light housing would be:

    1. The overall depth of the 690 housing. The retrofit projector units don't look too long but, they are longer than you would think. I have my adjuster turned all the way up on my 950 to get the light level correct and the projector housing is less than a mm away from the front plastic. (you could cut out the back of the reflector to allow more room and epoxy mount the projector.)
    2. Vibration resistance. I'm not too comfortable with the aftermarket projector install procedure to take it out and beat the crap out of it on a nasty trail. It might be ok on the 950 but, I beat the crap out of my 690 and don't think it will withstand the abuse. (you could use some epoxy and permanently mount it to the housing to solve this though.)
  17. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Blew the fuel pump on the GMC pickup yesterday. That's one change. I was so used to blow pumps on the 690 ...

    That truck blew that pump at 450,000 km and 14 years later however ... :deal

    $250 for the pump. Injectors are $89. GMC makes injectors and pumps that would fit a 690 ???

    Paul Jr
  18. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    Don't even think of PMing me for any future help request about your Rubi FI just because I live in Turin... :rofl

    Tom, we will miss you!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :freaky
  19. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    +1
  20. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Paul...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUabDrfjATY


    :lol3:lol3:lol3

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