New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. HAFFMT

    HAFFMT n00b

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    Starting issue ended up being a bad battery.

    Bike would start once if I fully charged the original battery, but if I shut the bike off and then immediately tired to restart, it was a no go.
  2. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Usually when you adjust the chain to tight it stretches the chain un evenly . I would jack the rear wheel up . Rotate the wheel & check the chain tension in several different locations . If it goes from loose to tight , loose to tight . You have damaged your chain . If not , don`t worry about the rest .
  3. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    chain too tight = faster chain wear, faster sprocket wear, danger of damaging CS seal or countershaft.
  4. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    Agree, I wouldn't worry about counter shaft anything...if it's not leaking no need to fix it. Just adjust chain properly and keep riding.
  5. sdd04

    sdd04 Been here awhile

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    Know it's been done on the 12's, but has anyone done it on a 13 yet?

    I was looking at it today, and the clutch line looked dicey for distance.

    Thanks
  6. Xico

    Xico Adventurer

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    I'm having some problems with stalling with my bike.
    Until now, I've checked
    - All the fuel system from the pump to the injector
    - Tried with another voltage regulator

    But the problem continues.

    Now I've conected the Tune ECU to see any problems.
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    Are these Throttle settings ok? I think I read somewhere of values of 0,5 or 0,7V... If they are not ok, how can I adjust them?
  7. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    Do you have the stepper motor plug disconected and butterfly closed or are those the reading with it connected.
    When unpluged and the butterfly fully closed with finger it should read per the shop manual 0.50V to 0.54V for the top value and 0.70V to 0.74V for the bottom value. The 0.5V value is adjusted on the right hand TPS and the 0.7V value is adjusted on the left hand TPS. The two TPS's are related so adjusting one can affect the value of the other.
  8. Xico

    Xico Adventurer

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    Thanks Biped!

    The values on my TuneECU are with everything connected. Only with the computer connected.

    The values you wrote are also for the 2011 models?
  9. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    The values are from '08 to '11, I believe '12 and on may be different. Make sure you read the shop manual before adjusting as you can bugger things up if done wrong.
  10. jetcity

    jetcity jetcity

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    previouisly posted elsewhere... looking for enlightenment.
    <HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #575757; COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Accelerating through a left turn in town, bike completely shuts down.... no power at all.; did not accidentally hit kill switch; battery wiring did not look disconnected. would not respond at all to turning of the key
    I waited for about 10 minutes --> fired up with a "FI - bat" error (I believe it said) with tachometer showing redline and clock reset. Made it home (1/2 mile) and parked it.
    Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for the input.
  11. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    2011 values are different to other years. I don't have them available, but will try find them.
  12. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Sounds like a bad earth. Have you checked the earth on the right hand (in)side of the frame just forward of the battery? Unfasten it, clean it up and retighten then go for another ride. Actually disconnect the wires going to the battery, clean up all the connections and refit. I would get some ACF50 and paint the stuff on as many connections around the bike as you can find. Chances are if one connection is feeling a bit old, the rest are too?
  13. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    All earth points on the 690 have under coat on them there is about 6 earth points simply disconnect sand off under coat and reinstall earth ,
  14. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Another possibility is the fuel pump is starting to fail. See FI issues.
  15. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    Got the new fan switch and bash plate installed, but still waiting on a number of other parts to come in (kick stand cutout, etc) and so I've got time to do a couple of other "bomb proofing" things. I've read there are something like 6 frame grounds on the 690. Does anyone have pictures of where they all are located or a frame diagram that shows all of them? I'd be happy to photograph all of them freshly scuffed in location IF I knew where they all were...


    Thanks,


    Lee...
  16. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    1. Motor/starter motor to frame, braided line
    2. Battery to frame. (-) on battery
    3. Regulator rectifier to frame. (2x green wires).

    What I did was run a wire from regulator rectifier to battery - terminal. that way you know you will always have a good ground for charging.
    You can either take the green wires and splice them to a #6 wire (i think that is what i used) and run it to the battery, or put a ring terminal on the #6 (both ends) and just make a jumper from the battery (-) where the RR connects to the frame. I did not worry about the frame to motor ground.
  17. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    Thanks, Noah. Headed out to the shop right now! Great to see that you are back on the road, but not so sure Az is the best place to be! Good luck in all your future adventures and thanks for the info...


    Lee...
  18. jmp5us

    jmp5us MY DUDE!

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    what do you guys think about this rack? we fabbed this up custom made of 1/2 round bar.

    First we made just the top rack. I am about to take a 10 day adventure on the tat and decided some side bags would be nice. I choose to use pelican 1500's. I wanted to order the rack from happy trails, but they were 2 month's back order, which they neglected to tell me when i ordered. So we finished this rack saturday, just in time for me to leave wednesday.

    I am happy with it so far, kinda sucks its welded to the top rack, but in the short time we had it was the easiiest way to do this. so this will just be my traveling rack, i will fab up another top rack when i get back.
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  19. kingby

    kingby Adventurer

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    Just finished the break-in oil change on my 2012.

    Anyone else run into this? I ordered the filters from the KTM dealer (I live in Newfoundland with no local dealer...I have to take a 16 hour ferry to get the the nearest dealer). The box for the short filter said 75038046100, but the number stamped on the filter itself was 75038046101. The number on the short filter I removed said 75038046100.

    They look identical (open on both ends... unlike the closed on one end for the 2011 and below filters).

    I did some online searching, but couldn't find anything other than a post (from this thread) from Muffinman indicating he removed a 75038046101 from his bike and installed a 75038046100 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20504464&postcount=6890

    Any advice here?

    Thanks
  20. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Solid bar or tube?

    I also used Pelicans, although mine are 1550s.

    I have a KTM luggage rack, and I chose the Happy Trails mounting hardware. Mine are flush with the top of the seat, which makes packing additional gear on top easy. Yours look a bit low to me, and I worry that you might have ground-clearance issues.