New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Never, and I've ridden mine in summer while the radiator had a leak. It would easily get down to half full and still never saw the temp warning light.
  2. ArcticRider

    ArcticRider Been here awhile

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    Right on Seth.
    1. I know where the thermo switch is for the fan. Where is the sensor for the cluster?
    2. All connections are plugged in.

    Is the LTZ400 switch a direct fit replacement?
    Thanks
  3. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    I would also add for consideration;

    3. make sure the fins on your radiator are not plugged up with mud/ bugs etc..

    The only time my 08 seemed to run consistently hot, I noticed mud in the fins. Don't use a pressure washer to blast them clean if you think you have a similar condition, you could damage the radiator.

    Instead, be patient with a garden hose, and rinse the fins thoroughly until it seems the water is running through with little resistance.
  4. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    Anyone have a stock seat taking up TOO MUCH ROOM in their garage?

    I run a Renazco that the PO had on there. Was curious how the stocker would fair for in town jaunts and when I'm rarely seated offroad...
  5. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Kirk,
    If you want to know how the stock seat feels, get a 3' length of 2X4, wrap it with barb-wire, and install it.... the Renazco will feel better at the end of the day :lol3

    I DO have a stock muffler I will sell for slightly below dealer price :wink:
  6. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    The stock muffler probably offers about the same levels of comfort to sit on as a standard seat. I's a 2 for 1 deal
  7. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    almost...take a 2 x 4, pound...glue some 50 grit sand paper to it.
  8. Ranies

    Ranies Adventurer

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    I guess the green coolant dealer had on my bike is Motorex coolant. I lost some coolant because the hose on radiator cap came off while riding because the hose was bent away from radiator and popped off when full turn.
    My Motorex dealer just shut down the shop, so can I mix with other brands or is that a nono like with the oil?
  9. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    You don't want the stock seat, as others have pointed out. Although, I did notice some improvement on the 2012's.

    I do have a corbin seat taking up too much room though. They seem to sit lower than the Renazco's, but still a big improvement over stock.

    Pm me if you are interested.
  10. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I've got the stock cover and foam (2012), after a Seat Concepts conversion ...

    I'm on the other side of the world but I guess it's postable (light) ...
  11. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    No thanks. I've had Corbin's on other bikes. They're great, but the Renazco and stocker already sit too low. I've got a 36" inseam...

    Thanks, but I'm looking to try it out with minimal investment...
  12. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    What are peoples thoughts on the Rally Raid Products 95Nm rear spring - has anybody got one on their bike?

    I'm about two weeks off a 1-2 year trip around europe plus Morocco and Western Sahara. The bike will be heavy with luggage and aux tanks. I haven't weighed all my stuff yet so I don't know what it's going to work out at. When I'm off road I wont be trying to break any speed records I'll just be taking it easy and nursing the bike - I'm wondering if the uprated rear spring is wise investment for my kind of riding or not.

    Any advice or thoughts much appreciated:ear
  13. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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  14. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Lee,
    Thank you for the intel and links.....:clap :clap
  15. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    anything I need to know before putting on 2" risers? clutch and brake lines ok?
  16. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    You need to rotate the throttle so that the cables are pointing down. Everything else shoud be fine.
  17. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    thank you!!!:thumb
  18. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    You're welcome, Ged. Hope someone finds something there they can eventually use.

    By the way, where do stock 690 exhausts go to die? There must be a 1,000 of them piled up somewhere being eaten on by catalytic termites or something! Is my brand new one good for absolutely nothing?

    P.S. I don't have a boat.


    Lee...
  19. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me?

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    Stock 690's go where all the rest of them go....into the garage attic, under the house where my collection of BMW and Ducati stock cans go or who knows. No one actually does what they deserve....throws them in the dumpster. Some bright soul who figures out how to recycle them will get rich.
  20. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    could you not just gut them and repack them or something to that extent. I have one in my furnace room collecting dust hoping it wont catch on fire.