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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.
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Take this FWIW - especially as it is based on one picture. To me it looks like the surface of the roller is starting to fail and part of it is starting to flake off. Failure mode is often described as "brinneling" and basically the surface of the roller has a bunch of micro fractures and the metal starts spalling off as the fractures connect. Also looks like there is a matching track on the cam below it. Generally caused by excessive loading of the surface of the material.
Would recommend replacing the roller. Also check the other rollers as well for similar surface cracking indications.
Just out of curiousity - what weight oil are you running?
I think I have just come up with a design for an external fuel pump /duel pump/ manifold for multiple tanks its so simple .
Now I just have to get it out of my head and on to paper
I was able to replace both rocker arms last night. I have a theory about the increased loading.. I don't think the "automatic decompression" is laying completely flat when the motor is at speed.
The cam behind it was ok but there was some scaring on the decomp.
I am running 10W 60 Motul right now. Its been either that or Motorex 10W 60
It's really just another tank/ manifold that sits under the throttle body that the pump sits in with the Reg as the access hole
To the pump it will need to hold about 500ml .
So I'm thinking of a tube with reg at one end and pump at the other , I,ll see if I can mock some thing up , so the great minds of the ADV ride can refine and suggest .
Thinking of one of these for a 12 690 UK model and wondering if anyone knows
a. weight saving over the stock
b. how they are holding up to daily/weekly use, also if you leave the bike sitting for a few weeks.
I have one of the other newer design batteries...brand slips my mind. The size is about the same as the original but if weighs about 80% less. It is so light in fact that i thought it was a display battery when it arrived
Weight is one of the reasons I'm thinking of upgrading but need it to be reliable also, dont fancy being stuck with no option but to push wish the 690 had a kicker, would be near perfect then
With all the cold weather troubles I've heard the lithium based batteries having I personally won't get one. The last thing I want to fuss with in the morning at a remote mountain camping spot is trying to get the bike started.
Just make sure you camp on the top so you can bump start it!!!
The lithium batteries do self-heat when used. It may take a while of cranking, but they put out more CCAs when they get warmer. That said, I prefer the quick power of the standard batteries, too.
It would be worse if you were camping in a valley....
I have 2 and both are still working well. In October we went on a trip and I had not started the bike for 6 weeks or so. The temps were below 40F on the first morning there; I was worried the 690 wouldn't start. It was not an issue at all. The big beast fired right up on the first crank.
Only time will tell how well they do long term, but so far I am more than happy. Its in the single digits here now. I should try and crank it up as an experiment. Maybe after a few more shots of this Fireball Whiskey my brother gave me.
Easy now, that's how my dad's friend ended up in the ER with stitches in his chin...
I have same battery installed on my '12 for several months. It has sat for 45 days or so this winter and started right up for a ride last weekend. Would guess 70% less weight than stock.
Put a Shoria in my F8 a couple years ago. It sat 4 or 5 months in -10 to 5 centigrade and fired right up. It's still going strong too.
My bike started to leak gas from the cap.
I can't determin if its from the cap itself, the overflow valve, or the cap bracket (the part that's secured by three screws).
I've looked at the microfiche and I'm suspecting that the O-ring between the tank and the bracket is broken.
But in the meanwhile, could any of you guys check if there's an O-ring on the base of the cap itself? Perhaps there should be one and I lost it some how.
On the 2012 690 I'd like to see a mount that gets the bars more directly over the forks and a bit higher. But in the only mount they offer for the 2012 stabilizer is like this:
Credit to creedyflyer for photo
This would be preferable:
Anyone notice this or feels the same? Vibration mount is great but it's back about 1/2 inch.
I called Scotts and they said they were not offering anything now but were getting calls on the idea. What you think?
Just turn the headlight and the heated grips on for a minute. This warms up the Li batteries.
I'm picking up a 2009 690R next week. It has plenty of goodies already. Still plenty more needed.
I have a spare set of Woody's wheels with 908rr's for my 950.
Will they fit on the 690? If so I keep them as spares. If not the tires get moved over & the wheels sold. My 950 is really a pavement queen.