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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    The kill switch didn't get flipped? Could be the side stand switch. Have you put the bike in neutral and pulled in the clutch...bat connections tight..grounds clean
  2. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Always good to check the starter relay which is behind the battery to the left. There are some fuses there and two big wires that screw onto the lower part of the relay.
  3. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    What are the options for a bbk on this bike. I haven't heard anything of this.

    Plus one on the trans Can trail. Looks like a riot.
  4. HAFFMT

    HAFFMT n00b

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    Checked kill switch. Battery terminal connections checked. Have tried changing gears and then back to neutral, clutch pulled in. Unfortunately no change.

    Will have to check side stand switch. I do have the side stand removal switch, maybe I'll finally get around to installing it.
  5. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    Is there a clutch pack replacement walk through somewhere or anything special to look for such as half plates etc ?

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  6. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Bbk?
  7. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Big bore kit. ;)

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  8. invisible monster

    invisible monster Been here awhile

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    I've never felt that my 690 needed more power...
  9. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Now you are just talking crazy talk :rofl
  10. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    That opens up another line of curiosity...
    Has anybody figured out what KTM did to make the 2012 & up a 690 vs 654? What's the difference between the motors?

    There was some old posts about looking into it. Then nothing. I guess if it was just a new jug and piston assembly it would be worth it after some kind of top end failure repair.
  11. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    It's a longer stroke. The only real difference in parts is the crank assembly. The piston is slightly different, but functionally the same.

    Check out this thread on SMJ -> HERE
  12. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Wow. Quite the project he is doing. Thanks!
  13. invisible monster

    invisible monster Been here awhile

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    haha, it's funny, this is the one bike I've ever had that I'm happy with the amount of power.
  14. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    You may also want to check the position of the magnet on your kickstand for proper alignment with the safety switch if you have not removed it. I think this is one of the most common causes for your symptom.
  15. Night Falcon

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    +1, in fact threebearically speaking....I sold my last bike cos it had too much of the stuff, and the one before that just didn't have enough....but this one is just right :D
  16. soggysandwich

    soggysandwich Banned

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    that's EXACTLY what mine did two days ago,,,,,turns out the negative ground strap that goes to one of the bolts that fasten the STARTER to the case,,,,,,was corrode in the threads.......everything looked fine on the outside, but when removing the bolt, it was difficult to remove and highly corroded,,,,,,cleaned the threads with a wire brush,,,, greased up the bolt ,, blew out the hole with WD 40 and re-installed bolt/ground strap.

    motor started on first push of button,,,,idles and runs better than ever:clap
  17. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    What is it with this bike and the shoddy grounding. Thought I had a dead battery last week and when I started messing with the bike I figured out my R/R wasn't working. Turned out it was the damn ground wire coming of the R/R. :baldy. At least I checked the bike over before I wasted money on a new battery.
  18. Night Falcon

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    mine did the same thing a while back. It turned out to be a wire to the aux starter relay (runs under the battery box) was worn through. Easy to fix, no worries since.
  19. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    So where exactly is the best place to run the ground??


  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    I didnt change the gound (earth) location, just need to make sure it has a clean connection and the wire is intact.