New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Is there any reason that the pressure regulator return line has to go back to the pump housing ?

    I'll be replacing the oem lines with the napa in tank 5/16" fuel line.
    I will use the in tank filter but see no reason to use the return line.
    I think I'll just leave a couple inchs (50mm.):D of the original return
    line.

    Thoughts ?

    Max
  2. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Your existing chain probably won't be long enough for a 48 rear ...

    Surprised you can't get around with stock gearing, which is pretty low ...
  3. Possu

    Possu de-nOObed!

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    It would need to be cheap taking carriage and customs duty into account but feel free to give me a price.
  4. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Kirk! Dude that's horrible - sorry to hear that!

    So they are totally the bike... how bout you? Are you gonna be 100%?
  5. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I think that may effect how you get fuel under low fuel (reserve) conditions. When you get down to the bottom there could be a lag time between when the fuel leaves the regulator and when it is available for pumping again. This could cause air in the pump. By returning to the suction cavity it is immediately ready for pumping.

    It wasn't that tough to do the in tank lines when I relocated my filter outside. I used 12" for each line. perfect fit.
  6. MakoRider

    MakoRider Adventurer

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    :pyndGood to hear you survived the actions of a careless driver. Too bad about the bike, too. Get your fair compensation. :deal Your body and your time is worth something ($).


    God Bless
  7. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    In my case the "suction cavity":rofl has many holes drilled in it for
    better fuel pickup.
    I'll try it without the return line and see how it works.

    Max
  8. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    When I ran mine without the return line I never noticed a difference, and that was without any extra inlet holes in the cup. Since, I have added a lot of holes and added back the return line.

    I guess my thinking was that in lower fuel conditions it will simply help to ensure that there is better cooling of the pump. I think that if you were to really run it low then the pump, in the upper portion of the cup, would be exposed and the only way to cool it is the return fuel. This could possibly only be an issue for the last 5 minutes of fuel usage, 10 minutes, I'm not really sure about that part is the thing. And further, how often do you run it in on fumes?

    I was thinking, "better safe than sorry." However, I am starting to consider safety wiring the bulk of fasteners on my 690 to ensure they stick around for a real long, hard ride. (I have been having issues even with red locktite) So, maybe you should take me with a grain of salt.
  9. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    I jacked my knee up pretty good, but I'm already walking better than last week. No broken bones, so that's always good. Thanks.

    Oh, I tend to just live and let live. It was a stupid mistake on her part, but being on a bike, I take a lot of the responsibility others should anyway. I never, ever leave the drive without a helmet, and lately that's changed to jacket, boots, and gloves as well. Nobody's gonna ever, ever change the carelessness of other drivers, but I can always learn something from every situation, and become a better, safer, and more defensive rider for myself. Don't get me wrong, I'm getting all bills paid for, but other than that... meh... I have the luxury of being able to work from home, so I was already "slaving away" the next day, haha...
  10. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    Kirk, glad to hear you are okay and great attitude. Great view you've got given this litigious society where everyone seems to look for someone else to blame and the easy path to a quick buck. I've had a few close calls from some careless drivers; but also take those as learnings to make me a better and more defensive rider. Had a great trainer on a defensive driving course who reminded us that "debating who is at fault when you are dead is pointless and too late - best avoid the situation in the first instance."
  11. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Exactly right! I often drive in different countries with different laws as to whose at fault. While the laws of the land may change, laws of physics don't.
  12. bayarearider

    bayarearider Been here awhile

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    I am converting my 690 with RR EVO1 adventure kit to EVO2 rally kit (minus the new headlight kit, as I decided to use the old KTM990 headlight kit). I got the new cockpit support fitted on the bike. The only issue I had was when fitting the roadbook plate. There is an adjustable T-post held by 2 screws. The roadbook plate is mounted to the T-post. See the pic below.

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    With the T-post in the original position, my handlebars are hitting the roadbook plate. Look at the pic below. You cant tell that the handlebars hit the roadbook plate but they do.

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    If I move the T-Post higher I can avoid this problem. However that means I can only use 1 screw to hold the T-post to the cockpit support. Is this OK to do or am I missing something ? Since my roadbook plate is going to have a F2R 730 roadbook, 1 ICO, 1 RNS repeater and the stock OEM repeater, I am not sure if raising the T-post with it being held by just one screw is a good option ? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  13. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I ordered in a Center stand from Lost Dog.
    Looking forward to that. :clap
  14. palmstatecrawler

    palmstatecrawler Been here awhile

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    Excited for you! It is very nice to have.
  15. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    I have a 300 mile ride tomorrow so I did her first oil change today and installed the Scotts filters. 548 miles and nothing to speak of on the screens, magnet or in the drain pan so tomorrow we get to thrash the crap out of her and see if we can both make it back in one piece.:clap

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    Oh by the way, I did 96 miles today, stopped, filled her up and she took 1.44 gallons so 60MPG for my 2013 with the FMF, stock filter and no SAS/canister for anyone wondering.
  16. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    You will love it. Almost like it's not there till you need /want to use it.
    Also makes changing a flat in the middle of nowhere super easy.
    Great product, great guy!
  17. CoolHands

    CoolHands travelling

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    hi chaps

    how do I fit the original mirrors? I've just bought a new (secondhand) bike - the previous owner never fitted the mirrors. I've just gone to do it, but the thread highlighted is bigger (maybe M10?) than the actual thread on the bottom of the mirror assembly (maybe M8?)

    any ideas? Is there a collet or adaptor that's missing? (this is a smc-r btw)

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    a pic in case anyone wants to see it:

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  18. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Is the stock filter now foam, or is it that awful paper filter that they put in the 2012 model ... ?

    If it's not the foam filter, put one in and you'll be astonished by the difference - I think the $80 Rally Raid (Twin-Air) foam filter I fitted had more effect than the $800 Akrapovic ...
  19. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    When you say handlebars do you mean your barkbusters?
  20. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    My bars also touch the RB. I adjusted the RB as flat as practical and turn out the steering lock bolts to protect the RB in the event of a crash.