New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Not significantly. Water boils at 95°C instead of 100°C here, so only a 5% drop.
  2. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Sure.

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  3. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I have a 450 Husaberg for sale http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896277
  4. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    My point is we can "dual-sport" and "adventure" on ANY bike....some bikes are better suited to particular applications....so we are agreeing that one bike is better than another in certain conditions....

    I have a 450, a 690 and a GS1100.....and try to pick the right tool for a particular job....and I find adventure on each bike. I have toured on the 450 and 690, but have stopped single-track bush-bashing with the 1100 :D

    If I had to pick one bike for the rest of my life, it might be the 450....it just changes how much crap I pack for trips longer than one day.

    I met a British guy at Tecate one time who was on a Honda 125....traveling around the world....so the 125 was an Adventure bike, for sure....


    Call them what you will, and hopefully the bike of one's choice will get them there and back.:ricky:happay:wings
  5. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    Petrol/gasoline has a wide temperature range at which it boils and if it's a winter fuel, will boil at lower temperatures. At sea level a reasonable assumption would be 95°C. Octane, butanes and isobutanes, ethanol content all have an impact on the temp at which it boils too. At 1,800m, this will be lower at around 90°C; but possibly even lower.
  6. Night Falcon

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

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    Let me fix that right up for ya TMM :D


  7. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Is this a new must have upgrade for better off road ability - KTM 690 Fork Inserts by Tractive. Wonder what the price will be. Someone needs to buy these now and let us all know how they work out :wink:
  8. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    I'll bite! I should have my 990 back together by the time those are for sale (if the Safari tanks ever get out of Customs) and I'll be ready to rework the forks on my 690.

    As for the fellow asking about the 690 if you don't ride two up the 690 would be the only bike you really would need. Just change tires and stuff and you have a really nice track, commuter, dirt and adventure bike. I've not taken mine to the road track yet but I did go to a local MX track and had a blast a couple of weeks back and at 60 MPG, WOW!
  9. palmstatecrawler

    palmstatecrawler Been here awhile

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    Check it out! Managed to get the touratech crash bars to work with my flatlands racing skidplate. Had to grind down the tabs and lengthen the holes. It will be a bit of a pain to take off for oil changes but it works. Just thought you guys should know it can be done!
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  10. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    No doubt I will be ordering those inserts!
  11. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    I probably couldn't even get a foot down with 300mm :lol3; it is kind of tempting if I only used it for dirt riding since dealing with crazy high seat heights and short legs in traffic is kind of fail.
  12. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    :rofl :thumb
  13. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Just got back from a week riding the NWAT (Northern Wisconsin Adventure Trail). What an awesome time! Aside from the stupid air intake temp sensor wire breaking on the second day YET AGAIN, the 690 was great! :clap Logged just a bit under 1K miles of ATV trails, dirt roads, and some paved stuff. Had a minimal load so the bike wasn't weighed down to badly. Had no problems in slippery mud, deep sand, or rocky hill climbs. Will definitely go back sometime in the future!

    The first day of the ride

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    4th day:

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    Did have a pretty good get off on the last day on a wet wood bridge. Shouldn't have tried to wheelie over it :eek1:lol3 no damage at all to the bike, just some very sore muscles and a very bruised ego. :rofl
  14. Night Falcon

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

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    I have the same continual voice in my head telling me to pull wheelies on my 690 but have learnt to ignore it when on slippery wooden bridges, wet concrete ramps either side of creeks, cattle stops, wet grass and on wet road markings :muutt
  15. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well, guess I didn't get off scott free. Found this when I pulled off the saddle bags today:

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    Got a new fender ordered from Surdyke for $75 shipped. :D
  16. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    I take it from the replies I got (2) that no one in the STL area has had a 690 ER remapped. I guess I may have to make a road trip somewhere to get more information.

    Cheers,

    MrHix
  17. Bumpaman

    Bumpaman Been here awhile

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    If anyone out there is running Mitas or Heidenau tires on their 690 and if so how they hold up? Thanks
  18. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    Well after a few years of faultless running mine's throwing an error code and running oddly (9 long codes, which is something like TPS implausible value.)

    Anyone deal with this? I have the TuneECU cable and can get the values to see what's going on. Just wondering if there's anything else I should look at first before I tear into it. Only problem is it's hot as f*** in my shed and I'm not looking forward to an extended session wrenching.

    Related....

    MrHIX (from 2 posts ago) I recommend you get your hands on a TuneECU cable and remap the bike yourself if you're just talking about adding the Akropovic map. It's easy.

    Thanks all, Jeff
  19. Michelangelo

    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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    The lower radiator shroud panels on my 690E are black. I would like to swap them for orange ones. If you are interested in a swap please PM me.

    Also if anyone needs any other parts I've got: oem muffler, steel rear sprocket, oem gas cap and a few other doo-dads listed in Flea Market. Search there or PM me as well.
  20. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Mitas C21 Stone Eater up front, Majestic Enduro in the rear: good grip, but I'm shredding the rear quickly.