New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. allroadrider

    allroadrider Been here awhile

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    Anybody put one of these on lately and have the printed instructions
    I purchased one of these from an inmate and he didn't have the instructions, I have looked at the various post's but would like to have a copy of the instructions if any one happens to have one laying around and could scan them or fax them to me
    Thanks
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  2. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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  3. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    Here's the online set.

    http://safaritanksusa.com/downloads/KTM 690E fitting instructions.pdf

    Print what you need. :D

    Here's some helpful pics from another rider.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/dpeward/Ktm690SafariTank#5342444625479545170
  4. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    No pumps, it will empty front Alutank first.
    You see the fuelline in the last picture going back to the filler neck and connects there.

    Airfilter is easy, the EVO2 filter won't work tho, I use an uni filter.
  5. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Be sure not to open the safari tank until you have ridden about 60 miles on the main tank otherwise the main tank will overflow
  6. allroadrider

    allroadrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks
    This is what I needed another example of what a great site this is
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  7. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Rinse out new tank several times to clean out plastic shavings, mouse turds, and other crud before installing...:deal
  8. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I put an inline filter between the safari and the main tank...

    I just finished changing the fuel pump in my bike as it died in my driveway two weeks ago... and set code 4long one short.
    taking it apart.. don't forget to unplug the air box sensor, when removing the airbox, don't forget to remove the frame grnd before you flip up the main tank as they will break...
    I found the fuel line was kinked from the dealer when he put the fuel line adapter on the main fuel tank... :huh
    I used the wiki690 web site http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page for the recipe for the napa/ ca cycle pump... worked out wonderfully... not likely to kink again because of the rubber lines... vs plastic. I also found it was quite easy for the power lines to fall off the fuel pump when reinstalling so I put a zip tie right at the connections.. hopefully won't fall off...:evil
    dealer 400$ for fuel pump
    ktm690.info recipe less than 200$ including shipping..


    The bike is running again, but the bars got bent somehow last year:evil, so the controls are all removed and the new bling is now on order for that...:clap
  9. Bumpaman

    Bumpaman Been here awhile

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    May I ask what filter you used between the Safari and the main tank? Thanks
  10. dunefreak

    dunefreak Been here awhile

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    I'm having an issue with coolant venting out of my overflow bottle tube. I already replaced the radiator cap and made sure the tank wasn't overfull. I seem to remember reading some guys were having this problem. Mine is a 2012 and has been doing this since new. Any ideas? I'm tired of coming home after a ride with coolant all over my right boot.
  11. daveknievel

    daveknievel Long timer

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    Mine did the same thing. But it wasn't coming out the hose. It was running down the hose because of a hole in my rad.
  12. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    Anybody CONUS have a set of .56nm 485mm springs sitting around they would like to unload? Even .59nm would work for me. :D
    I finally got to serously ride Ginger after the rework of my shock. I put the 1-5/8 Kouba link back on first. Just so I could freaking touch the ground at least with my toes. :lol3 I've decided to order in a 1" Kouba Link to keep from trashing my pan and tank. This chunky boy hits really HARD.
    Now the front needs a bit more spring to match up with the rear. My valving is great, just a bit more spring.
  13. dunefreak

    dunefreak Been here awhile

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    I haven't seen any leaks. The radiator looks ok. It's like when the bike gets warm it just slowly vents and fills the overflow bottle up and then pisses some out the overflow tube.
  14. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    could be a bad radiator cap that is not holding the pressure. If this happens you will overflow more liquid. Bad radiator caps are more common than you might think.
  15. dunefreak

    dunefreak Been here awhile

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    I just replaced it. It's brand new.
  16. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    I wonder if you have a bad thermostat or bad thermostat connection?
  17. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Did it do this before you replaced the cap? Just checking....
  18. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Could be an air bubble in the system, bad rad cap as just suggested. There is a small bolt on the top left of the radiator...believe its a bleeder...make sure it is tight. Make sure your oil is not emulsifying.
  19. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I just went to the local small engine shop and bought what ever inline filter he had... no special unit.. that part of the fuel system is just gravity feed...
  20. dunefreak

    dunefreak Been here awhile

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    yes, it's been doing it since I bought it brand new. I always just thought it was the cap. Here's my original post....

    I was going to try that and bleed it out really good with that bleeder when I fill it up. I checked and the oil is good.