New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Before I replaced my o-ring I was leaking inside for many months. Never really identified what was going on until the o-ring finally failed outright. I had maybe a thousand miles that way 90% off-road. Since we change oil so often in the RFS it never was an issue. :D
  2. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Hey now... this isn't Django Unchained!

    :rofl
  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well, my slave cylinder failed completely, no slow dying so I didn't get to try that theory out. :lol3
  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    billet housing.....
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  5. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    VERY NICE !!!
    I will have to give paul a call !!
  6. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Mike and I have both run them on our 950's and as you know, they survived Baja and many, many miles of trail riding and general abuse. If that doesn't tell you how tough they are, then I don't know what else to tell ya:lol3

    The Sicass signals would keep popping out of the base and then eventually get ripped off, leaving the wires dangling. I've had a set on my 690 for three years and never even had to give them a second glance.
  7. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Same here .. Pop out quite easily.

    However, I glued them with a mix of cyano-acrylate and primer ...

    Paul Jr
  8. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    I like the ones on the 500 exc.
  9. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I ended up just getting a mini set of stem turns at Cycle Gear Bike Night yesterday.
    I talked my bride of thirty years to go for a ride with me on Valentine's Day and they even fed us. :clap

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    I'll return to the LED stuff later. I need Ginger to be ready to ride tomorrow.

    On another note- It seems my Big Orange is getting jealous of all the attention I've been giving Ginger. I saw my first oil puddle under the 950 last night. It has been relegated to the shed while I use the garage/shop to work on the 690.

    No oil drips after the ride. I'm thinking I have something that is being effected by the cold outside temps. Should be easy to find & fix.
  10. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    What do they look like ? I've been holding off on installing my euro tail light cause i haven't been able to solve the turn signal issue without fitting something hideous.
  11. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    How right are these, and how visible are they off center?

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  12. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Sorry for small pic, sturdy led flashers that I'm happy with

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  13. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I just got things all back together.

    Not bad.
    This is the LED tail light unit. Very compact. Very bright too.

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    These turn signals are hella bright.

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    The pannier racks make for a big crashbar.
  14. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    did you order the integrated turnsignals as well? if so, do they work well?
  15. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me?

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    Why do you cover up your license plate? You let everyone on the road in Nevada see them....why not us? :D
  16. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Hella ??? You meant manufactured by Hella ??? If so, what's the part number ???

    Paul Jr
  17. OhBoy

    OhBoy Got Out

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    I went with Sicass after a day of trail in Maine.
    Lost the plate and OEM turn signals.

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  18. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Indeed. They could pass for OE.

    Thanks for taking the time to share the pictures.
  19. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    I think he meant "hella" in the sense that they're very bright. Like, "helluva bright".

    Tres brilliante.
  20. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    :rofl

    Yes, that's it.
    I guess I been hanging around the kinds too much. :lol3