New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    i have a 690 coming to me in the next few days :clap i read about the tank bolts and seen the offering from various vendors but the prices seen quite excessive....:eek1 for a few bolts.

    Any reason why I cant just replace the originals wiith stronger bolts ?

    i also believe the tank bushes are part of the problem, i heard some one makes replacements - who? or where on the tank are the bushes?
  2. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    This is what I'm doing to my lower mount. I have the RR upper coming from KTMtwins. Should be here tomorrow. :D
    When I went to remove the existing bushing I found one side was locked in place. Had to put the other side bolt back in and use an impact to break it loose. Using a single bolt eliminates that possible issue.
  3. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    yep saw that post now.. ill have a look when i get it and go from there.
  4. The Letter J

    The Letter J Long timer

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    I see a lot of people changing the lower tank bolt (good idea) but not too many people changing the bushings themselves. My lower bushings were sloppy as all hell by the time I hit 3k miles so I replaced them with Delrin bushings that I purchased from "partmaker" in the vendor's forum here on ADV. Absolutely no slop in the 9k miles since!

  5. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    I was thinking of throwing some shrink tubing on mine to shim them up.

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  6. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    UPDATE

    On my simple fix, I just ordered a few grade 8, 5/16" bolts (Amazon) to replace the softer bolt I bought locally.

    Cheers,

    MrHix
  7. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    You just saved me a trip to Lowe's.
    I can get grade 8 from a place near my work.


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  8. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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  9. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Long timer

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    The 2012 triple clamps have more offset,but to counteract the reduction in trail,they reduced the fork clamp offset,it would be better to fit the earlier triples when using EXC type forks,or the steering gets a bit "lively" on the flat,but really sharp in the tight stuff.
  10. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    I had my upper tank bolts kinda made for cheap. Ground off the threaded part ( that breaks) and had it drilled and tapped out then put in a new stronger threaded piece. So far so good and it only cost $20 to do both sides.
  11. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    There are several ways to skin this cat....I bought hardened bolts and used a Delrin shoulder to replace my stock bolts....no problems at this point....I think it was a $10 fix.
  12. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    Yes I did the same thing on the lower tank bolts also, easy fix. It was the upper ones that made me think of a cheaper (KLR) way to fix them lol.
  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Really liking the RR EVO2 tanks, they sure do snug in very well!

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    The only issue I had with the install was mounting my upgraded Reg/Rect, I need to make a bracket to position it lower. My RR has plugs instead of leads, so the width is wider than the stock R/R that comes on the 690. Personally, I think it's in a better place for cooling anyway but it's also probably more prone to damage. I'll post pics when I get it sorted out!

    The HDB Nav tower is great, love the simplicity and the dual Squadrons should provide plenty of light:lol3
  14. DirtRideRoader

    DirtRideRoader Armed and Dangerous

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    How did you remove the broken piece out of the frame? Drill and easy out or can you just thread it out to the inside with a pair of visegrips?
  15. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    Can you put up a front shot of bike?

    Thanks
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Best I can do at the moment....

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  17. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    Thanks looks great. Might have to get one..
  18. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Very slick Aaron...
  19. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Thanks Bob! It's all coming together, the EFI is working very well. Slowly dialing in the tuning and it just keeps getting better. It should be pretty damn close to 70 hp at the rear wheel,when all is said and done. 12 ft lb gain in the mid range after the last dyno session. You can take it for a spin in Mexico if you want!
  20. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    I was lucky that there was enough thread left to get some vise grips on it from the inside. Also I notice in my friends driveway vs on the trail. I did the other side vs waiting for it to fail.