New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Very slick Aaron...
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Chris 690R

    Chris 690R Adventurer

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    Get a 2012 model much lower. I am 5"9 and still tippy toes, but easily doeable and does not bother me at all!!

    Chris
  6. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    I'm 5'8" too. I had Superplush Suspension (in CA, USA) respring, revalve, and lower the bike 1.5". The only disadvantage is that I have only 8.5" of travel now, but I don't ride the bike like I did with my KTM/Thumperracing 320 XCF-W. :evil

    Cheers,

    MrHix
  7. ten.98

    ten.98 ...leave a trail

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    Destroyed my stock instrument cluster while on an enduro ride this weekend. Looks like the stock replacement is around $330. Also looking at the trail tech voyager as a possible replacement. Would save me about $50. Has anyone else put one of these on their 690 yet? It doesn't look like they make a model specific version, which would mean you would have to run separate leads for all of the monitoring and bypass the stock wiring harness. Not sure how I feel about that. Also, I'm guessing theres no low fuel indicator or Fault Indicator lamp access as well.

    The FI I'm not as concerned about, but lack of LFI would be troubling. Anyone know if there's a way to rig a separate LFI lamp outside of the stock instrument cluster?

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  8. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    This.

    I went through a few sets on my 08 in the first 15k miles. Installed the Delrin ones from Partsmaker, and no issues for the 15k miles after that. I'll probably end up pulling them out of the 08, and installing in the 2012 at some point.
  9. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Those tanks look a lot narrower than the old style tanks I am using!
  10. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I just compared my bike from the front with this photo and I would say you are correct. I think the new tanks are closer to the Rally bike design and get away with a flatter design but similar volume..The old tanks are not horrible by any measure but the new ones are a nice setup.
  11. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I was pleasantly surprised with how narrow the Safari tank was compared to the Acrebis SuperTanker on my RFS bike. :clap
    You guys are spoiled. :lol3
  12. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I had the Safari tank and sold it and went to the Generation 1 RR tanks
  13. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    I did the same thing a few years back and looked at that model also. I got a different one though. After a year usin it, not using it on the bike would not recommend it. Took it off this winter and won't put it back on. There is no low fuel light. The rpm sensor is just a wire wrapped around the plug wire. Not unhappy with it but... Rather just have my Montana as my speedo etc. bigger and better then that unit I would think.
    I have a trail tech vapour I think
    But that's my 2 cents but have to give a nickel cuz we got rid of the Pennie lol.
  14. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I wouldn't waste the money on the Voyager, just get the Vapor.
  15. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Finally done with races for awhile.
    Time to give Ginger some much deserved TLC.
    I picked up Ginger in January. The only thing I was able to get done since was new shoes.

    Don't she look sexy with those fresh knobbies. :evil
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    Over the last several weeks I have gathered some goodies for the makeover.
    Here a 2008 mask with a real headlight. I have no idea what KTM was thinking with the one that came with the 2009 stock.

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    Some serious bash protection. I'm sure this will come in handy as Ginger makes her way thru the herd.
    Also some nice soft grip for my baby hands.

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    Now for some functional Bling.
    GPR under the bar stabilizer. Hammerhead +20mm Shift lever for better shifting with big boots.

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    Fork bleeders. A must for all KTM forks. [​IMG]

    Hot Cams valve shim kit and Tune ECU cable for getting into Gingers mind.

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    A very important part is the FMF Q-4 Silencer. This removes about 5 pounds of weight from the ThermoNuclear reactor that was on the bike.
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    Time to get started. Her she is up on the stand. Excited to try out the new headlight.
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    Started to undress her.
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    She got so excited she raised her tail. ;)

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    Some of the bling. Here's the GPR installed.

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    Got another package of goodies. Here are the Cycra Probend Handguards. Not seen is the Scotts Shark fin. Pic later
    Thanks to M2W for getting them for me.
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    As of last night, Ginger was taking a nap.

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    More goodies are on the way.
    Tonight is a shipment from KTM Twins with a new fuel pump, Rally-Raid Upper tank Bolts, A Superplush Shock collar and a Evo Airbox cover.
    Later in the week I will have the new LED taillight assembly with integrated turn signals and the Doubletake mirrors like I use on all my bikes.
    It's been a looooong weekend. :freaky[/QUOTE]
  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    thats my kind of post...lots of pics!! Nice work. Sweet bike!! :D
  17. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    :ear do tell
  18. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    +1
  19. Dotbond

    Dotbond Africa, Africa

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    Has anyone managed to get their hands on a 2012 KTM workshop manual?
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I have a stock cluster sitting on my shelf from an R model, the one without the tach signal. PM me if you're interested