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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    you can use any filter there that you want since it is low pressure. Not sure about the overflow but it should work...as long as there is a breather on the aux tank. Otherwise if the main tank builds pressure fuel will not flow.
  2. Ranies

    Ranies Adventurer

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  3. dunefreak

    dunefreak Adventurer

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    Do the valves on these bikes have a tendency to tighten up at all? I always do maintenance a little early and was wondering if I should check my valve clearances now (5k miles) or just wait until the recommended KTM interval at 6,000 miles. Thoughts?
  4. 13x

    13x Adventurer

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    I'm running on RR foam filter, really love it. Currently on stock can, if i swap in for LV pipe the combine "sound" from the exhaust and filter is too loud for my comfort. It really down to individual tolerance.
  5. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    ear plugs !!!!!
  6. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Ear plugs.......:deal :clap

    My favourites that I buy by the box....

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    or others you may like: http://www.howardleight.com/ear-protection/earplugs

    Some folks buy custom plugs.....whatever way you go, earplugs are a standard bit of protective equipment ....

    I wear them to reduce the ear damage caused by the buffeting wind in my helmet.....and not the "noise" so much.
  7. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I suspect I will have to adjust the valves for the first time when I get in there to change the head gasket...10,000 miles :evil
  8. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Dorset mtn soon? This week maybe?
  9. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    I checked mine at 6,000 miles and they were all pretty tight. Borderline out of spec tight. Bike was running OK though.
  10. dunefreak

    dunefreak Adventurer

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    Head gasket? Is that a common issue? Never heard of it being a problem.
  11. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me?

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    Do tell, Seth. Why you doin' that? :hmmmmm
  12. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    I've heard of one 690 motor needing any shims replaced, and local ktm dealership, Moore and Sons of Santa Cruz, said they have never reshimmed one. At 10k miles my Duke was all in spec, I won't bother to even check the enduro until 10k.
  13. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    My intakes were at the tight end of being in spec at 7500 miles and just required going to one size smaller shim (traded at the Harley dealer for free) to be back at the loose end. Now at 12000 miles and they are all still in spec.

    On a different note: I ordered new bearings for my rear shock 2 weeks ago (lower is shot) and received an email that they are not in stock with KTM and have a due date near the end of May. Does anyone know of an interchange with KTM part # R15006 "REPAIR KIT BEARINGS" or a source that would likely have them in stock?
  14. NovaMoto

    NovaMoto Been here awhile

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    I have no problem pulling 3rd gear roll-on wheelies on pavement while sitting on the seat. 4th gear only requires a tiny tug anywhere from 70-110kph.

    Then again my bike's tune isn't stock ;)

  15. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Well, for the first time in almost 15k miles, my '08 left me by the side of the road.... with my cell phone charging on my desk at home. D'oh.

    Turns out the fuel quick-disconnect, uh, quickly disconnected (mid-wheelie, which felt particularly odd).

    Took a bit of tinkering to find the problem, but it was easily solved.
  16. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    I’ve gotten a lot of quality info off this website, so I figure it’s about time I made a bit of a payback. I’m not very familiar with my 690 (yet) but I did recently finish building an airplane from a kit. Not important, except that it exposed me to a lot of useful aircraft products, hardware, electrical, and structural resources that some of you may not know about. Use at your own discretion, but the following are in common usage and are “common knowledge” among the homebuilt aircraft crowd. A couple of them have been mentioned by others here before. Aircraft hardware is typically very high quality as almost all of it has to meet either AN (Army/Navy), MS (Military Standard), or NAS (National Aerospace) standards.

    If you shop for any of this stuff, you will see those terms over and over; there is a bewildering array of (particularly) AN hardware out there. Those of you working over your fuel systems will likely find AN fuel hardware very useful. The only thing to be aware of with almost all aircraft hardware is that it is to U.S. SAE fittings standards, meaning NOT metric, so you might have to carry a couple of extra combination wrenches in your tool kit if you use it. On the other hand, AN hardware seldom fails.

    Here are my major sources (sometimes finding things on their sites is not easy---it’s ALL there though, keep digging or just call them):

    Aircraft Spruce (www.aircraftspruce.com): Bearings, bolts, bushings, clamps, connectors, fittings, flanges, grommets, machine screws, nuts, washers, tools, sheet aluminum, etc. WAY too much to list. This is the most common resource in the homebuilt aircraft world. I have these guys on speed dial! They have warehouses on both U.S. coasts and ship internationally all the time.

    Wicks Aircraft Supply (http://www.wicksaircraft.com/index.html): Wicks is virtually identical to Aircraft Spruce. I’ve bought from them countless times. Sometimes prices on one will be lower than the other, for a particular item. Also, sometimes one will have something in stock that the other doesn’t. Just check with them both.

    SteinAir (http://www.steinair.com): These guys are my favorite source for everything electrical and related. Don’t be put off by their obvious airplane orientation. They have all sorts of things you might want for your 690 electrical system: Cable and zip ties, connectors, fuze blocks, grommets and bushings, heat shrink, spiral wrap, lights, switches, terminals, tools, wire, chafe protection, etc.


    Here are some other products you can find on the above sites I think would be of specific benefit to motorcyclists:

    A wide variety of 3M products (fire barrier, anti-chafe, protective tapes, the list is endless)

    Anti-sieze: Champion Spark Plug anti-sieze

    Boelube: Amazing lubricant for screws; I just use their little tube---looks like chapstick; amazing

    Kroil: Nothing breaks loose rusted threads like this stuff

    Mouse Milk: Great thread lubricant, but I also use it when connecting exhaust joints. Will penetrate right into the joint. Some aircraft exhaust systems have swivel joints in them; keeps them from locking up

    Corrosion X: Nothing rusts with Corrosion X on it

    ProSeal/890: This stuff is a little hard to work with but it’s magic and has a lot of uses. Comes with different curing times, but it all works the same. Seals almost any joint and is fuel resistant. Most aircraft fuel tanks are metal on metal, just riveted together these days. They can be permanently, internally sealed by applying ProSeal along the joints and around vents, fuel pickups, etc. It cures with a slight residual flexibility unlike JB Weld. I’ve used it in lots of applications, even to seal my windshield to its aluminum frame.

    Kresto/Stoko Hand Cleaner: Best hand cleaner around. We use it where I work and it is the only thing we have that will take Proseal off your hands. amazing stuff. Like most of the other brands, just clean your hands dry and then add water and wash off. By the way, any Proseal you get on your clothes, is there forever.

    Hope some of this is helpful...

    Regards,


    Lee...
  17. ArcticRider

    ArcticRider Been here awhile

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    Hey Gents,
    I am new to the 690 and riding in Arizona (ambient temp 80'ish). It's a 2008 with 15K miles and the high temp warning light goes on frequently and the gauge reaches 12 bars and flashes. This occurs at stop lights as well as during uphill rides. No error codes are thrown.

    The surprising thing is that the fan never cycles on until I am at what KTM manual indicates as "critical temps"--several minutes after the red warning light goes from blinking red to solid red.

    The thermostat switch was changed by the PO. The coolant is 15 months old but has only 500 miles logged.

    Is RallyRaid the only manufacturer of the thermo-switch that kicks the fan on at a lower temp or can I find one locally?

    Appreciate any suggestions.
  18. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Yes they do, and seeings how it's so simple to check em, why not do it a bit early.
  19. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    First, continuing to ride the bike when temps get that hot is just asking for a very expensive repair bill.

    It's a simple system. Could be thermostat, switch, air in the lines...Get it looked at if you can't diagnose the system yourself, and don't let it get that hot if you want the bike to last past next week.
  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Surely you have a local bearing supply shop close by? I never buy OEM bearings when it comes time to replace them.