New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Oh heck yeah. I do that to all my swingarms. I learned my lesson way back on a 1980 Husky swingswing arm. :cry
  2. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I run Michelin T63's on my knobby wheels. The rear is 130/80. Works well and they are cheap.
  3. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    Yes your are correst. The first number is the width and the second number is the height expressed as an aspect ratio of the width.

    90/90/21 says the width is 90 and the height is 90% of the width.

    At least that is what the tire section of motorcycle-superstore.com says. :D
  4. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    The size 120/100 gives the width (120 mm) and height (120) as a percentage (100%) of the width. On a 140/80, the height would be 80% of 140 or 112. Changing tire aspect ratios can alter speed/distance measurements particularly if the change is on the wheel used for measurements.
  5. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Have you fixed your 690 or it is still suffering leaks ???

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  6. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Have not touched it or ridden in 9 months....other than to drain the coolant out of it. Had 3 decent crashes last year and needed a reset. I have done 10 years of ride and not much else so a little breather. Bike will get torn down and reiterated this spring.
  7. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Yep....and the technically adept guys even agree.....:huh

    But you can think whatever you want :D
  8. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Positve.

    100/80 means 100 mm wide x 100*80/100 = 80 mm heigth As you can read in the link, it's the aspect ration, and it is exactly the same principle with car and truck tyres.

    The lower the aspect ratio, the sportier it is. Typicaly, sport car tyres have aspect ratio in the area of 30 to 40.

    That said, the end result is not always in sync with the reality. Dunlop D606 130/90-18 are as wide as Pirelli MT21 140/80-18, and as tall as well ... It's not an accurate science ...

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  9. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    Anyone know if we can swap out the 2012 instrument cluster for an older digital one?

    I already have white dust in my 2012 one as well as LCD issues with parts of it blanking out...

    Cheers..

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  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Just asking a question, I don't spend hours and hours researching tires and specs:lol3 I can tell you though, that twisting the throttle makes them disappear quicker and sitting on the couch makes them last forever:deal
  11. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Traveller

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  12. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Anyone have the part number of the 2012 short oil filter? The one I got in the mail is different from the one I pulled out of the bike and want to make sure I have the correct one. I'll call the dealer$hip in the morning unless someone here knows.

    Thanks!
  13. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    once again proving that everything can be found on youtube:

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  14. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Hrm, ok the one I pulled out of the bike was 75038046101, thanks! 100 is what I was sent.
  15. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    I have no firsthand experience with the RR cam but I decided against it for my own bike after reading that, while providing a noticeable boost in power up top, there was an equally noticeable loss in power down low. I haven't found any other commercially available cam's for the 690 yet but I haven't looked terribly hard either.
  16. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    I've read that you can purchase/install an actual switch on the handlebars of a ktm 690 to change the throttle maps on the fly. Does this switch exist? If so where can I get one?
  17. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I had a nice Trail Tech switch on the Berg, but I don't think they make one for the 690 ...
  18. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Leo Vince makes one, but its not on the fly. You still have to stop
  19. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Maybe that is the answer for folks running slower throttle cams to tame down the initial delivery...
  20. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    Do you have a link or something? I checked their site and couldn't find it.