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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.
Hey Brad.....thanks for the wetside vids
Ride with ya this summer somewhere....
I have both 690 & 500 exc . and i still can't decide witch i like the best
the 690 is good for long haul the 500 is better sinlgle track . but i still take the 690 on any 4x4 track like this prime 690 country
There’s nothing in your vid that 690 wouldn’t do pretty comfortably – but then you could also do it all on a well set-up DR650 – that said, if this sort of riding is your focus then you’d obviously be better off with a big enduro ... we did a long ride in the hills today – 400km+ of varied terrain – the big days are what the 690 excels at – fast and effortless on the dirt transport legs (an absolute blast), and very capable in the steep rocky stuff.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Just took my first empty the tank ride on my new to me 2010 690ER. Bike has FMF can, Vortex ECU (set at 3-3-3-1), EPA stuff removed. I got 35mpg mostly forest service roads, some of it 1st and 2nd gear stuff, 20% pavement. Is this nominal? What do most of you get?
I've seen as little as 30 MPG and as much as 50 MPG. Really depends on how you ride it.
Sounds like your having too much fun..
depends how you drive it. average for me is 200km's a tank, i think 160miles, getting gas anytime after 175km's just to be sure
Hey I have a few cool parts for sale over in parts
I'm moving out of my 690 and planning get a 950 se
now that I have a 450 the 690 is only being used for
I like the touratech radiator guards, they protect the radiator and the plastics from damage, while the others just protect the radiator. I have landed my bike at low and high speeds (and broke my wrist on one of those high speed falls), but the radiator and plastics around there have never had any problems, not even a scratch (but I have replaced the break OEM brake lever several times, and the clutch cover and lever too). Yes, I did break a bar on a fall on a very cold day after sliding on a ice and snow, but touratech replaced both free of of charge.
I even got the G-it bash plate to fit with the guards, just a small cutout necessary on one side.
Not nagging.....and maybe you are already aware....running tank empty increases risk of burning out fuel pump as fuel in tank is what cools the pump.....so now you have that experiment under your belt, always try to keep at least 1/3 of tank w/fuel.....whenever possible.....
Not for nothing, but I'd rather replace the fuel pump every now and then instead of gasing up every 50 or 60 miles.
I have the stock ecu with an FMF can and it's been desmogged. Commuting I get 51-53mpg off-road I haven't burned a full tank off-road, but the mpg doesn't drop much for me, maybe to 40-45 when I off-road on tanks.
Speaking of fuel and fuel pumps, my bike is not waking up this spring to 4long and 1short FI code... Fuel control unit... would be???? the fuel pump ??? fuel reg?? or cdi/ecu???
most likely the fuel pump, as i don't alway hear it.
Yes...I am aware....just like every other electronic fuel injection bike I've ever had. But I wanted to ride it until the reserve light came on to see when that is. It came on at 88 miles. The refill verified that level. That said, I don't run 'em out of gas but I don't mind riding to reserve light either....never had a problem. Is the 690 different?
Thank you, Cristophe! I like that the Touratech bars protect the plastics as well as the radiator.
I too have the G-It bash plate. Can you show me where you had to make the notch?
My rad is at the repair shop. It'll cost me $45.
I just noticed that my throttle is sticking big time. Possible mud in the throttle? It did fall on that side.
I think different people will give you different answers to that question.
Personally. My 2008 had 30k miles on it before the engine grenaded. I don't ever recall running it out of gas, but I ran it well into the reserve light plenty of times. I never had a fuel pump issue, I also never changed or cleaned the filter or injector. I did however, start to carry a CAcycleworks spare pump with me on longer trips as a backup, just in case.
not of any real value, but I took the 690 out for a spin with a borrowed Garmin Etrex ziptied to the bars to check out the speedo accuracy. It seemed like everytime we go on an organized ride, my whole group shows different mileages and none of us match the roll chart. I kept insisting it was their Huskys' fault! Anyway... I took it up to a nice even 100mph (indicated) and held it there nice and steady and watched the GPS and it showed 99.5mph, to which I say close enough!
Well blew the throttle body of my 12 690 today. First real test in the bush and it failed. Stalled numerous times also. Tore the throttle body rubber boot while trying to get it back over the lip of the manilfold. Massive backfire! I will be making them put a new rubber boot on at its first service. Got home and literally flattened the battery trying to restart it again? Also the paper filter leaves a fine mist of dust on the inside of the filter box. My 300exc foam filter never did that? Most are know issues so why does KTM simply fix theses issues and use a foam filter?????? I am a little bit annoyed!!!
Reminded me I took these shots a while back - for Fishfund while he was tinkering with issues in Africa. Apple dudes deleted them last June; expecting Baldy will take much better care of them.
Check the pump fuse / connections yet?
The problem with having a speedo sensor coming off a front wheel which pretty much all dual sport bikes do. Speedo/odo's are hardly ever accurate.