New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    Take a look at Rally Raid - if you get their bar risers, they have a great solution that mounts on top of it.
  2. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Any competent welder should be able to fix that in about 15 minutes flat if you show up at their shop with the radiator in hand.

    And, it'll be a permanent repair, unlike JB Weld, which is satisfactory for trail fixes only, IMHO.
  3. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    +1
  4. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    I've done a couple of single track videos. No editing. Kinda boring. But it is 690 singletrack riding.... There are (7) videos total from my days trip if you look at my youtube channel.

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  5. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Hey Brad.....thanks for the wetside vids :clap:clap

    Ride with ya this summer somewhere....:ear
  6. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    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

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  7. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    There&#8217;s nothing in your vid that 690 wouldn&#8217;t do pretty comfortably &#8211; but then you could also do it all on a well set-up DR650 &#8211; that said, if this sort of riding is your focus then you&#8217;d obviously be better off with a big enduro ... we did a long ride in the hills today &#8211; 400km+ of varied terrain &#8211; the big days are what the 690 excels at &#8211; 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-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  8. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me?

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    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?
  9. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've seen as little as 30 MPG and as much as 50 MPG. Really depends on how you ride it.
  10. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Sounds like your having too much fun.. :rofl

    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
  11. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    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
    road riding
  12. Christophe

    Christophe weekend warrior

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    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.

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  13. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Link?
  14. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    JB,
    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.....:ear
  15. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Not for nothing, but I'd rather replace the fuel pump every now and then instead of gasing up every 50 or 60 miles. :lol3
  16. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    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.
  17. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    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.

    08e btw
  18. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me?

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    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?
  19. Canyon Rider

    Canyon Rider Been here awhile

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    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.
  20. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    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.:deal