New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    I bought a 3/8" diameter brass rod and cut a 10" piece off to use as a drift. I used it on my 2012 690 shock and it deformed the collar rings with no deformation to the rod. I'm getting a new aftermarket collar installed with my revalve.

    Cheers,

    MrHix
  2. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    Unfortunatly with the OEM collar the best way is to remove the shock from the bike. I use a large channel lock plier to turn the collar rather than apply a shock load with a drift which will oval the OEM butter soft rings.
  3. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    The 2012 & 2013 models are supposed to be the same as far as I know.
    It's just that, here in the US, all the 2012 are gone so anyone wanting a new 690 is going to have to wait for the 2013s to show up, which is likely going to be around March/April 2013.
  4. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I use 1 Motionpro C spanner and 1 BMW GS C spanner suitably ground down to adjust preload. That said, I can only reduce preload, the other direction is buggered :D
  5. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    This. Also the wiki is forming up nicely (link in my sig).
  6. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Because my bike is an 08 there was no beefy collar replacement available. I believe I have one from a Suzuki 1000 on it now.
  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    It's what SMS used when they set my suspension up. :lol3
  8. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Superplush makes one.
  9. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    well good luck with that.

    :happay
  10. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    is that a recent offering? Rally Raid UK makes them for the 09 and newer but the 08's have a different thread pitch.
  11. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I posted this up a few months back.
    Its not a different thread pitch.. different shock diameter I think.

    You can get it here
  12. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Ok, maybe not different pitch...different though that the 09 and newer collars don't fit. I have not been around the forum too much lately. I will check it out. thanks for the link.
  13. 13x

    13x Adventurer

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    sales person mentioned that no changes to both MY, even the decals are the same. hmmm
    oh well no diff to me. I LOVE IT! =X
  14. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    I've been looking into a merge preload adjuster , they are no longer made :cry but maybe a group buy might influence
    Them in a production run

    http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/prod...hocks-struts-components-hpl-hydraulic-preload
  15. peter83

    peter83 peter83

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  16. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    But its so easy to find in 440 pages.. :rofl

    (I had trouble finding my own post)
  17. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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  18. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    This is the 690 forum reloaded...the first one was even bigger.
  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    25K miles later. :lol3
  20. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    That's why MuffinMan started the 690 Wiki. In an attempt to sort through all the clutter and flufff and have an easy reference directory, so if you have a good bit of info that every 690 owner should have please let him know so he can upload it.

    KTM 690 WIKI