New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    The BMW rotax bikes are soley the F-bikes, correct?
    Those bikes are hardly boring! (Former f800gs owner here).
    You should ask yourself: should those bikes be better for your type of riding?

    Also, 5'8" 30" inseam...the bike fits just fine.

    Some links to help you get started:
    wiki
    http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page
    n00b questions
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766514
    luggage
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365169
  2. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    OK,

    I'm not sure I'm getting the gist of the lowering needs and results. Having spacers put into the suspension and getting shorter fork springs (KTM shock will work with 1 1/2" lowering with no shortening of the spring) will give you the same clearance on the fenders as stock, you just lose travel: My bike was lowered 1 1/2" and now has about 8 1/2" travel.

    Don't lowering links change the position of the swingarm in relation to the shock so that having a lower seat height, you will have just about the same travel which can cause tiretus flameitus (Latin for burning tire)?

    MrHix
  3. Raceforever

    Raceforever Adventurer

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  4. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    Nice, but why?
  5. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Kind of my thoughts too. Do you get any advantages with this set up? Looks like you might cook your foot:huh
  6. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    If I weren't lazy, I'd show you pictures of the doG damn holes in my @*(*#king Aerostitch suit. That's why. What idiot thought it was a good idea to put the exhaust pipe outside the frame right next to the riders leg?
  7. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I wonder how common this problem is:ear

    Luckily I've never had any issues with the exhaust, never even felt any heat on my leg either (but I don't do too much standing on the pegs [yet]- is this when you got your suit burned?)
  8. AdventureLeo

    AdventureLeo Adventurer

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    Hey guys,

    I am getting my KTM 690 ready for a 3 year worldtrip. Scince I prefer to keep on riding instead of reading all your 500 pages :clap, is there a kind of "You have to get this done before you go?" thread somewhere.

    Attached you will find a picture of the bike how it is setup now. (Wintersetup). Most likely I will install the EVO2 tanks from RallyRaid.
    So if you know some urgent things to change let me know. I am riding the KTM for more then 20000 Kilometer. No so far. Just standard maintenance.

    Thanks

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  9. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    Change the fuel filter and send the injector off for a pro clean before you go. And have some extra fuel filters - the 690 gums them up quickly.

    Check this for other bits
    http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page
  10. Owlseye

    Owlseye Been here awhile

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    "How common is this problem/"
    Well, common enough that there exists a small industry to remove the catalytic converters on a whole lotta 690's. A niche industry to replace melted left signal lights. A line-up at the check out to buy new pants, straps, dry bags, wolfman soft bags, sleeping bags, and various sundry items and tools that have dropped out of said various bags over parts of B.C., Montana, Idaho and Alberta.
    My solution wasn't so cool as to re-route the exhaust- I just followed the herd and replaced the can. But this system looks pretty neat, I must say. If I had skill, talent, or imagination, I'd like to think I'd have thought of it myself.:clap
  11. AdventureLeo

    AdventureLeo Adventurer

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    Thx - I will check this side out.
  12. Dotbond

    Dotbond Africa, Africa

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    Yep, got a burn hole in the left leg of my $400 Revit pants. Not happy about that. Dumb Austrians.
  13. Chris 690R

    Chris 690R Adventurer

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    I think the issue issue is emission compliance. Each country is slightly different!
  14. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    I am always standing, that's why I do not have a problem with the standard seat :D. Never burn a hole in my pants.
  15. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Common enough I burned suits, boots and skin. :lol3
  16. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have a picture of what should be included in the OEM toolkit with the 690 please?

    cheers
  17. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Looks great,very high quality workmanship!
  18. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Maybe suits oldmates tanks better,fair airgap between footpeg pipe,doubt would be a issue.
  19. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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  20. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Klim puts leather on the inside of both legs. Just sayin':deal