New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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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.
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. Uller

    Uller Done with this BS

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    :eek1

    :cry

    :freaky

    Enjoy your new adventure!!!!!
  11. mwalker

    mwalker mike

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

    Uller Done with this BS

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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.)
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    +1
  16. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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


    :lol3:lol3:lol3

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  17. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Long timer

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    The 690 sidecar is nearly complete in the fab shop at Abbotts Farbrication,and all the works is nearly done.An new airbox was fabricated to hold the UniFilter and the battery,the exhaust header was routed to the silencer and a mesh guard fitted,the car size radiator was mounted along with the header tank,and a neat VMC rad protector was water-jet cut from 3mm aluminium sheet to finish the whole thing off.
    Next on the list is to complete the wiring harness connections,and get ready for the MOT test to get it road-legal.
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  18. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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  19. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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    Nice write up & vid- and cool work space you have there - we'd like to check out some of those other bikes in the stable sometime.

  20. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I spent the week earning parts money in Sioux Falls SD. Nice town, fun people, good eats and drinks. They go big for Xmas - light show is downtown, surrounding the falls. Back last night, just before today. Thank you for the lots of good ideas, haven't tried any of them yet. Not a fan of shopping but after yesterday's fn mess at Sandy Hook, walking around anywhere with my 12 year old sounded lucky.

    Sioux Falls SD cell photo - it's beyond the lights.

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    Could well be - it's a great lead. Have been reading alongat's thread from back in August with evening cocktail.

    Digress - if you like such things, I highly recommend Herradura Reposado, fresh squeezed lime, Reed's ginger beer on rocks garnish with JalapeƱo. :1drink

    May indulge on your offer to lend a temp test swap r/r; going to be making slow progress for the next few weeks with travel and such. It appears an easy change, may be one of the parts I replace regardless as it seems known and prone.

    btw - thanks for the book rec on John Boyd You ffs who like fighter pilots, unsung heroes, game changing strategic thinkers or brash ball busters might enjoy this too: "Why die all tensed up?"

    Nice :thumb I can try that one eazy :D I swapped oem thermo for the 88c switch Quick to know if it's an issue, may be eating just enough amps to hook me.

    I'm just going to order the CA pump right :pynd peace of mind plus r&r is such a gas. :lol3 Thanks for the FI read - good stuff. I think I'm going to to rig up a pressure test on current pump. Bob or Crank wrote up some ideas a few pages back. Be interesting anyway. Maybe I'll get a geyser like the spilt filter show. :eek1


    Not going to rule that out - haven't checked the valves. I did the fan switch swap too, kicks in quick. Spent an August week in Montreal and can assure you that generally it's warmer down here :nod Cuz is a jazz drum major at McGill - will be skiing CA with him week after next.:wings Fantastic town (and country) you have there.

    Thanks, I'm ok with words and pics it's fix that don't come ez:shog Workspace has some sweat in it. City living gots its goods but land ain't one. Propped up under the party deck on my hill. Been meaning to take some pics and post in the bike shed thread.

    Other bikes is good news ifn you're a 690 owner:freaky The only one in there that doesn't have a fix list is the Duc. :lol3

    ABuck edit: just proofreading and noted you're an airhead. :augie I'm posting sos there too - got some R80gspd improves in action. Spokes with drum is a toaser lwb '73 June build beauty.

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