New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Uller

    Uller Done with this BS

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    This is how I have solved this problem in the past. Not on the 690 tank but, on the 950 tank and a snowmobile tank.

    Might add.....make sure you don't push in while it is hot. Always spin it while pulling at the same time if possible. Be sure to clean both surfaces very well prior to epoxy. To reinsert grease up a bolt to hold onto, the grease is so any extra epoxy doesn't lock it in too, I always use liberal amount of anti-seize on all insert type bolts now days.
  2. chrislitt

    chrislitt B-KTM-W

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    Thanks for the tip but we don't have those guys out here. Probably can't afford California; getting harder all the time for all us. Found some on ebay and I'm not in a hurry- well, life won't let me be in a hurry on this project. I did get to go on a Fathers Day dirt bike ride today with my younger son in the Sierras. Best gift a dad could have, roaring around all day in a rock garden and tight trails with his son! Love my 300XC-W. Woops, 690 thread. Flames no doubt coming. :eek1
  3. alpine rider

    alpine rider Adventurer

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    Hmmmm, not the answer I was hoping to hear. Are you saying the light is marginal compared to the BD LED? That I believe....but if yer saying it's marginal compared to the stocker, then I'll keep looking.

    Seems like we've got several options if one is willing to shell out 4-500 bucks. I was hoping to keep it on the cheap.

    Is the X2 halogen offroad any better? I'm not going down the road of HID. If I have to spend the $$ it'll be an LED
  4. AccelRus MaxiMus

    AccelRus MaxiMus Been here awhile

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    Thanks - better angle for sure.

    As per Baja Dad, now I understand
    why they use the extra mount bolts
    to beef up the top clamps - for the
    handguard mounts...

    All makes sense now - looks like a
    bomber set up

    Slick dual locking caps on the 990 - you
    get those done custom, or ?
  5. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    Those are stock fuel caps on the Adv.
  6. Oz-Strom

    Oz-Strom Still trying

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    Just wondering - I have a 2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 Sport and these (and many other FI bikes) are renowned for twitchy/jerky throttle at constant revs in the 3-4000rpm range. The best solution appears to be a Fat Duc adjustable variable resistor pot inline with the O2 plug on the exhaust. I have installed this cheap device and it works wonders - now smooth as. I don't really understand the FI - O2 thingy, but on the Aprilia it gets around the lousy OEM mapping that is used to pass emissions tests.

    Would such a like device be any use on the 690?

    some more info here http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?271442-Made-my-own-FatDuc-the-ChunkyDorso
  7. Oz-Strom

    Oz-Strom Still trying

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    Noticed on the weekend ride that the digital clock on the dash (08 690E) twice reset itself to 12:00. There doesn't appear to be a battery power issue as it starts and runs fine. Maybe a dash connector issue?

    Anyone with ideas or similar problem?

    Thanks
  8. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Spilt milk makes me cry like a girlie girl :-(::

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    does any one know a fix for disappearing digital speedo numbers? My speedo has just started loosing its digits and this is the replacement 990 version changed under warranty...the quality of these speedos is really way below par KTM :ddog
  9. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    OZ-S,
    I have had that problem with my '96 BMW 1100GS since new....some wrenches were able to reduce the surging in that rpm range, but recent BMW shop "tuned" it and it is surging and bucking more than ever....back to the shop for a third time....wonder if that would work for the GS?

    Thanks for the tip :deal :clap

    Ged


  10. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    check the plug on the backside of the instrument panel...it may have worked loose...
  11. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    :scratch
  12. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    That cable can be finicky but my experience is that if that cable is not seated properly, the tach/spedo won't work either.
  13. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Yes, had an 1150 like that. It was related to Throttle Body set-up, but the surging was at steady throttle openings. Incidently, they also had a jumper that could richen it up (even though it was supposed to be used for lower octane fuel)
  14. sennenhund

    sennenhund n00b

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    Hi all, with 5000 miles on the bike a starter issue has arisen. It appears not to be the battery (as it is charged) but starter attempts to turn over a few times then stops and you can hear an audible clicking sound.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
  15. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    If all else fails check the ground wires that bolt to the frame near the upper right bolt for the gas tank. One of those wires broke and my speedo lost all the digits. There are a bunch of wires that all are connected to ground at that point.
  16. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    Can u hook the bike up to a real shop type charger or another bike?

    Original battery? Get it load tested. 14 volts static dont rule out the battery unfortunately.
  17. palmstatecrawler

    palmstatecrawler Been here awhile

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    Try bypassing the starter relay. If that works you found your problem.
  18. jgbnm

    jgbnm Been here awhile

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    Both halogen options are about the same. I tried the x2 to save $$, but to me it was a waste of $$. YMMV...

    Squadron LED is REALLY bright. Needed a dimmer for that one. The SII option might be a good choice with 2 LED's?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  19. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    My 2013 Speedometer is not working right. Every thing functions properly but the speed and mileage displays. Is there a way to test the speed sensor wire to try and isolate the problem?

    I would like to see if it's the display or possibly the cable. Also where is the speed pickup coming from? Is one of the disk brake bolts magnetized? I do not see any other magnet down there.

    Thanks
  20. NovaMoto

    NovaMoto Been here awhile

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    Check the leads & contacts at the battery. Clean them with a scotch bright pad if oxidized. In my case it limited full power to the starter and wouldnt turn the engine over