New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey, thought these might interest some of you that need to stay warm on the bike.....

    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/heated-gear

    Say these at a supplier of mine and they look like a viable solution for those with not a lot of surplus stator power. A friend of mine has one and he raves about it. lasts 3 hours on the medium setting and 2 on the high setting. Could be a great first layer with a good coat over top and bring a few batteries with you. The 12v batteries are readily available at your favorite home center.
  6. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Swap out to a HID headlight and a LED tail light and it's almost enough power savings to heat a vest. Think I'll stick with the wired vest.
  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I'm running an LED tail and headlight but I think my LED headlight draws more than the stocker. It's certainly brighter:lol3
  8. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    HID uses 27 watts and is much brighter then a 55 Watt standard headlight bulb.
  9. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    What LED's are you running on your bike for head lights??
  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  11. SuchesRider

    SuchesRider Just Do It!

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    Hey guys. I have been doing quite a bit of research recently on the 2012 690 R. One of the benefits that is important to me of the 2012 model is the lower seat height. However, when in my reading about the 2012 model I come across the term 2012MY. Can someone please help me understand what MY stands for? Is it Mid Year? If so, was there a second model 2012 that was released mid year? Thanks. SuchesRider
  12. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    MY means Model Year, nothing more. There is no mid year second model offered.
    Go buy one and have the time of your life. Enjoy!
  13. tdreyer

    tdreyer KTiM

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    Try thishttp://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18545324&postcount=283 I run my Squadron on the street for the last 2 months and am nervous @ 40% around Leo's. At 40% I still get way more light than my Stocker with a chinese HID And compared to my TT X2 the Squadron is drop dead reliable and even better light. If the numbers in the link are correct then the power savings is stellar anywhere south of 80% and more light you could not ask for.

    Yes, I like my light a lot:D

    Edit: can't do a link on my tablet:puke1
  14. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    I gave one of those to my wife last Christmas and she loves it. Only problem I can see with using it on the bike is carrying the spare batteries and the off chance you land on the battery in a crash- the battery pocket is right over your left kidney.
  15. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I've posted this here before but I'll do it again to help out the non-electrical nerds :D

    In planning for my trip I needed to find how much Electrical power the 690 produces and uses. So i measured the current with from the battery with no stator connected and no headlight.

    P= I*V. (Power = Current * Voltage)
    My old 2010 used about 6 amps (72Watts) to run the motor and the stock tail light. I called it 80 to give a fudge factor

    225 Watt stator - 80Watts = 145 for everything else.

    So. now on my 2008, this is what I have.

    Grips high/low 44/24 Watts
    Headlight high/low 55/35 watts. high beam and low beam run at the same time so high beam uses 90 watts. Both are HID50.com.
    Jacket is 75 watts

    So.. you can basically add up your watts and just make sure you stay under 145. Measure current *12 v to get your Power consumption on something that you don't know.
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Thats true but in reality, there are lots of things that will hurt you in a crash... the road, the handlebars, foot pegs.... etc etc etc.
  17. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    True, but no sense needlessly adding to the carnage. :lol3 Got a bud that crashed a few years ago and managed to break a couple ribs on is little P&S camera that was in his jacket pocket.
  18. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    No argument here:lol3 What scares me more are the folding mirrors that are in fashion around here, just waiting to stick you on the way over the bars.
    Another vote for the HDB mirrors that tuck behind the hand guards.

    I was on the MX track a few years ago, when I landed off a double and caught a bar end in the stomach....ooooh baby, that hurt like hell. I kept riding but it still hurt:lol3
  19. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Which LED tail light are you using?

    I just ordered a complete assembly for my '08E because the guy at my LMS said just the lens was not available. I'd prefer a LED arrangement because the OEM arrangement burns out bulbs and breaks lenses due to vibration.

    Also... regarding grips, the ProGrip 780 was for many years my favorite grip, with the 714 being a close second.

    http://lnx.progrip.com/site/product/780

    My new favorite grips are Spider Grips.

    http://www.spidergrips.com/
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-smc-european-tail-light-and-fender

    uses the standard LED tail light from the Bergs and KTM dirt bikes