New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    check the crimped wires that go to the coil...they are in the area that you described and Beany pointed out there have been issues with those.
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  2. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Will do. Thanks!
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  3. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    2011 owners manual - Static 25mm, Riding sag 70 - 80 mm

    Makes a tallish bike huge
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  4. Bill the Bong

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    Thanks. Just checked, my 2011 model has it as well. Since I was going to check steering beering tightness in any case, I will expand the job.

    I think you are definitely on the right track here.
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  5. johnlt

    johnlt Been here awhile

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    I've been getting FI faults and overheating errors periodically. Finally got worse and just died. Sometimes would restart sometimes not and seemed to have low battery. Charged it and same thing again. Dealer service rep put it on the computer and said multiple sensor errors from many places so checked the stator output. 10.5V at idle and 11.5V at high RPM. Said the low voltage caused all the errors including the erroneous overheat indications plus didn't keep the battery charged. Now waiting for a new stator. I haven't read of any stator issue, has anyone had similar prblems?
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  6. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    interesting. well you can always try going more or less till you find what works best for you. maybe its because of the linkage...where the other bikes (exc's and husabergs etc...not the other 690's) have no linkage.
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  7. engineerjoe

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    I helped Daniel out with the map. He has a 2011 Enduro R with a FMF Apex pipe and a Evo1 airbox lid. It wouldn't idle when cold and was noticably lean.

    I started with the 2011 Akro map (it was a little richer than the Evo1 map) and I did the changes outlined in the "Code Orange" thread.
    He had a big smile when he came back from the test ride!!
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  8. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    anybody remember what rear rotor will work for the 690? bent mine and need it asap
    thanks
    btw 1800 miles off road zero problems with anything but the bent rotor. fi worked flawlessly. thanks to those that helped me sort the maps.
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  9. olec

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    If you still need stiffer spring, you can also contact Javier @ Trailtricks. He has progressive 8.4-10.4 in stock. I have one and it works very well, both in the woods and fast gravel. I weight 103 kg's w/o gear. I didn't change the fork springs as it works good enough and they must've been a tad too stiff in comparisation to what they threw on the rear stock wise. It's more 'balanced' now.
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  10. Barman

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    I used the Superplush 90 spring rear and did nothing to the front. Great results as well.
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  11. Seth S

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    I got one from EBC thats not a wave rotor and I got a stock galfer wave rotor...neither are floating. Barman or someone got a floater rear but I never figured out where he got it from.
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  12. Bwolf

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  13. Barman

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  14. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Olec, I'm similar in size to you.

    It appears that a simple tightening up of the steering head bearing helped a fair bit. I'm still going the Superplush 90 route, as I can get it easily via KTMTwins. I believe that static sag must be in the correct range as well.
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  15. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Thanks again Joe.

    It completely transformed the bike. It helped just as much when I did the 15 min idle procedure (which I could not before because it would die after <1min at idle when cold). I can tell the "code orange" changes as well.

    It has very predictable power with a nice boost in the mid range torque curve.

    I owe you for the help. :freaky
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  16. The Letter J

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    I've found that ~33% rider sag has worked well for me on all of my bikes regardless of total travel. I had Javier work my R shock to get 285mm travel so 95-100mm is where I started. I weigh ~230lbs with a 90nm spring set to 100mm rider sag, I ended up with 20mm free sag. I think that I'd prefer to bump up to the 95nm and it should be spot on for my weight. Forks still have stock .52kg/mm springs and are borderline too soft, but too close to justify a change... I think I just need a little stiffer valving and they should be good.
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  17. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Exact same thing I've been experiencing, I hope the fuel pump fixes my problem but won't know until I get the pump.
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  18. Velociraptor

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    My bike did this for one day about a month or two after I bought it in August 2009 then has run fine ever since until yesterday. I am going to focus on the coil and other wiring first, but I also ordered one of those fuel pumps for the Husky. I am going to clean up the connections around the throttle body too and use dielectric grease.
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  19. Bill the Bong

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    All things being equal, as the forks have the same 275mm travel as the shock, I'm going to measure front sag tomorrow. I'll then set the rear to the same sag. At least the 2 sides will be balanced. From there I'll make an assesment of what spring rate will be required.

    FWIW, I'm at 30% of total travel for rear sag now. I was at 33%, but the action was harsh, I thought I was too low in the stroke.

    Trickiest suspension I've ever messed with, balance is not nice.
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  20. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    Visor Down says this new adventure model is based on the RC8 but I see a 690 engine there.

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    Looks like KTM took styling cues from the old F650GS.

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