New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    The 690 feels heavier to me than the 625 did ...

    But I haven't weighed either ...

    EDIT: but there are different ways of perceiving weight - the 690 carries itself well and sits really well on the road - it just feels heavy in the shed, or when it has a little nap on a hill ...
  2. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Well, mate.....that depends....

    [​IMG]

    Some like it up front ....while others find it more comfortable with it behind...
  3. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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  4. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Well I'm suppossed to be working on writing up something important now... number of civilian casulties inflicted by the Burmese military in the Kachin province last month BUT I'd rather not think about that now and instead I'll try to tackle this question! :wink:

    The latest specs I have from KTM's "Orange day poster" put the

    690 enduro @ 138.5 KG and the
    690 duke @ 149.5 KG

    So according to KTM, the 690 enduro is 11 KG lighter than the 690 Duke.
    The same sheet has the 390 Duke @ 139 KG & no specs on the 390 enduro.

    If the 390 Enduro was 11 KG lighter than Duke that would make the "ready to race" weight 128 KG or 281 lbs by their specs. That's probably dry with no fluids and battery as that is what it would take to get our 690's to 138.5. (Incidently I'm pretty happy with a Shorai battery I picked up a few months ago - that and a lighter pipe could get you down to 280 with oil and some gas!)

    That's close to WR250R/KLX250 weight but with a claimed 44 hp and what I'm hoping is that it'll be as reliable as those 2.
  5. sdd04

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    My search engine skills are failing me. Picking my forks up tomorrow. On other bikes, I've snugged up the lower triple clamp bolts, then installed the wheel, then torque the lower triple clamp bolts, and finally the upper triple clamp bolts.

    That work here?

    Thanks.
  6. DirtJack

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    I usually put the axle in before tightening the triple clamp bolts to insure that both sides are equal distant from the top. Then the procedure you describe works ok. Be sure to not over torque the lower triple clamp bolts (12 NM on my 08 690e). The top are 17NM. The torque values should be embossed on the triple clamps.
  7. palmstatecrawler

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    I am trying to figure out how to run my auxillary lights so they turn off with the ignition switch. I am afraid with my current setup I will forget one time and kill my battery. Anyone know how to do this? The lights have a hot wire that should be easy enough for setting this up. Just cant figure out if I should try to remove the fusebox and wire it into the back or what?
  8. Oz-Strom

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    There are 2 accessory power outlets behind the headlight mask. ACC1 and ACC2 - one is switched, but I can't remember which, but it easy to try and see.
  9. palmstatecrawler

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    Thank you!
  10. Hoots

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    I think that's my brother ...
  11. sdd04

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    Thanks. The book for the 13 calls for the same torque values. Though both upper and lower triple clamp bolts "felt" like they had been torqued the same and to a higher value than that when I removed them. May have been the dry threads.
  12. motoged

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  13. Albie

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  14. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    12 nm = 106 in/lbs
    17 nm = 150 in/lbs

    Work gave me a conversion calculator application on the PC-an uber handy thing to have loaded.

    Any other conversions anyone needs?

    Dirty
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  17. DirtJack

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    dividing by 12:

    12 nm = 106 in/lbs = 8.83 ft/lbs
    17 nm = 150 in/lbs = 12.5 ft/lbs

    :D
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    Math is hard.

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