New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    I also have a ca cycleworks pump on order, hoping it clears up my issues that arose at the end of the riding season. Confident it will. Went with a CA based upon reviews, price, and if it works then my problem is solved and will order another as a spare. Will have 2 pumps for around the price of one ktm pump. If it does not solve my problems, then at least I have a spare pump!

    MFS
  2. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Long timer

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    My 09 690R is a bit vibey, not excessive but enough to everytime i press the tach buttons they feel like vibrating alot and when pressing might skip one position like if pressed twice. at 60mph when looking at the mirror all i can see is a blur, and yes, the mirror is not loose!

    On the handlebars it feels a bit too, not excessive to get the hands numb but still a bit more than i was expecting. I know it's a single cylinder engine, yet i was expecting it to be way less vibey. Bike was bought used, haven't noticed any significant change.

    I know it's hard to compare but anyone has experienced a vibey 690 and cured/reduced the vibration? Tried a friends similar model and it felt smoother.

    It's fitted with an Akro can and the grips are KTM gel ones, might change to foam when these get worn out.
  3. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Yep, can't see anything in the mirrors except headlights unless you pull in the clutch and drop the throttle. Yours sounds normal to me, and I have owned 2 690s.

    As far as the grips are concerned GET THESE. If you order now, you should have them by April. :lol3 Their customer service sucks, they take a while to get to you, but they are the only place to get them, and the grips are excellent.:deal
  4. TheVikingRider

    TheVikingRider mudonmymind

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    I love those grips and they sell them at MR Motorcycle here in Asheville NC. :wink:
  5. ztrab

    ztrab Been here awhile

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    After I had to pull my pump out and unkink the fuel lines in the middle of Baja and had to ride 100 miles well into the night to catch my group, I bought the Cycleworks pump, made an ABS container and clamped it to the trellis frame where it has remained for the last 2-1/2 years. My OEM pump has behaved ever since, intimidated I am certain by the prospect of a replacement !:evil
  6. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    I have the CW pump in and zero problems since, about 2K miles. I also replacedthe filter outside the tank for easier replacement. So for so good.

    I have fitted the BRP rubber mounted submont kit. I also wanted a damper so this solved two issues for me. The vibes and the damper.
    http://www.brpmoto.com/components/c...ge/product/BRP_RUBBER_MTD_S_4fee1018e0fbb.jpg
    Now I can actually tell if the police is behind me rather than just a set of headlights.
  7. lostdogproducts

    lostdogproducts Been here awhile

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    :freakyHi, This is Martin the center stand guy. I've sold one and it's in the mail as they say:1drink. I have one on my bike and eight at the powder coaters. These are the standard height stands for the 2012 models and a few older ones that have the shorter legs. My next batch of 10 stands will be the tall stands for the older R models with 1" longer legs. The website crashed but nobody got hurt.:cry. We should get it going again here soon. I'm still taking orders but I need to build up some stock so I can keep the buyers happy. You can e-mail me at lostdogproducts@gmail.com if you like. Happy Trails !
  8. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've never had that problem, if there's a set of headlights behind me, it IS the police. :lol3
  9. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Long timer

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    Interesting set up, yet it may mask something as i've ridden another similar bike and it vibed significantly less..

    Are there reportys of significant vibration from other 690 models? Duke, SM, etc..?
  10. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    Good work, mine started flashing at me the other day and I read this and sure as, broken wire :clap fixed!
  11. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Mine smoothed out at about 3500 miles. It's stock.
  12. Roadcat

    Roadcat The Lordly Keeper Of

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    I'm working at cutting down the vibrations in stages. I've replaced the grips with foam ones (helped a bit) and installed Vibranator inserts http://www.vibranator.com/ (also helped a bit). I have arthritis in my fingers and there's still enough vibes left to make me hurt after a day of riding. The next step is to try Rox Anti-vibration Risers, I'll let you know how they work when I get them.
  13. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    All the comments about vibration makes sense, however, if there has been a sudden change in viration levels, check the engine mounts.
  14. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Long timer

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    No sudden change, but i'll give it a try.

    Last ride a mate's 640Enduro lost one of the front caliper bolts and he earned a free take off over the bars... vibey SOB's.....
  15. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    This was posted in the Garage Section under Favourite MacGuyver tricks by someone called Jeepsandbikes:

    "to protect a wire that gets bent a lot , use the spring out of a old pen . twist it over the wire and volia .
    this can be used for wires that rub , or cables for your phone /gps that get bent near the ends ."

    Maybe something to try with the airbox sensor wiring issue?
  16. leanin

    leanin Been here awhile

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    [/QUOTE]GET THESE. If you order now, you should have them by April. :lol3 Their customer service sucks, they take a while to get to you, but they are the only place to get them, and the grips are excellent.:deal[/QUOTE]

    You can get those grips at Cycle Gear too.
  17. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    GET THESE. If you order now, you should have them by April. :lol3 Their customer service sucks, they take a while to get to you, but they are the only place to get them, and the grips are excellent.:deal[/QUOTE]

    You can get those grips at Cycle Gear too.[/QUOTE]

    Yea, 714's aren't difficult to find. They are on every bike I own and usually order a couple pair at a time from motorcycle superstore to have on hand when changing bars.

    As far as vibes and mirrors, I've found the Doubletake on FastFlexx bars work pretty well. Definitely more vibes on the enduro vs duke.
  18. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Has anyone used these with grip heaters? I am curious if the added rubber would be to much insulation. I have been using my grip heaters a lot lately.
  19. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile

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    Yep, used these on the 950 with some I think Symtec and thought they were too thick and reduced the heat from the heaters. I swapped to normal Renthal and was a lot better.

    Use heated gloves now though for the really cold weather.
  20. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    What I needed to know. I just have regular moto grips with dual element heaters. I have to play the game "heated jacket, high beam or grips on high" so i don't overload the stater. :deal