New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    I've broken several sets of these KTM folding mirrors when the bike goes for a tumble or through thick brush. They break off at the base. I've switched like others here to the DoubleTake mirrors, and they have been bulletproof so far. Just installed a set on my 690.
  2. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I've also broken folding mirrors ...

    And if they are sturdy, you can also damage other stuff on the bars in the process (depending on where they are attached to) ...

    The beauty of the DoubleTake arrangement is the 3D flexibility - doesn't matter what angle they get knocked from ...

    The short RAM mount is probably smarter than the long one, although the long one does work fine for me ...
  3. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    Have you tried Firefox?
  4. mbrick

    mbrick Been here awhile

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    Not sure if you got an answer yet, but just measured the spools I have on an 08 690SM. Also the same size for a 990SD.

    M10x1.5. Thread length that goes into the swingarm is 16mm long for reference.

    The spools I have are from RG-Racing.com. These look like the cheapest, or you could make your own:
    http://www.amazon.com/Swingarm-Sliders-Spools-1190R-Black/dp/B00BUL2E2K
  5. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Windows 8? :puke1
  6. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Thanks for the reply. I bought some 10 mm ones at cycle gear. Sure enough they were 1.25 pitch. I had to get some 10x1.5mm cap bolts at the hardware store.

    Sent from outside my mind.
  7. sdd04

    sdd04 Been here awhile

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    It's Win 7. Don't have Firefox loaded. Maybe I need to give that a try.

    Tried my wife's pc, and had the same issue, though she is also Win 7 with IE 10 and we both use the same anti malware software. Usually if Vipre is stopping me from seeing something though, the screen is full of "Vipre boxes" and warnings. What I'm seeing is the header of the web page, but all of the contents just quickly appear and then disappear.
  8. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    They also have a couple other functions. :lol3:lol3

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  9. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    If you're seeing the same issue on two different computers running the same anti-malware software, then that may be the problem. If both Chrome and IE10 are having problems then it's something unrelated to the browser afaict.
  10. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    New brakes & fluid, rear rotor, new chain and sprockets (14/48), new fork oil, new rockers (valves set to maximum clearance). Motor runs quiet like I never remember it ever running. Doesn't even sound like KTM. :rofl
  11. mbrick

    mbrick Been here awhile

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    It sounds like the 1.25 pitch is for a kawi. Glad you got it figured out, easy fix!
  12. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    Good to hear. My motor is about to get same treatment and possibly a new cam chain+tensioner to boot. Hope it cures the rattling noise some.
  13. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I replaced my camchain, guides and sprockets on my 2008 with 50,000km this winter. I did it when I updated the cam because the auto decompress was kuput. The camchain showed almost no wear. You might try the manual tensioner before going into the motor.

    Apparently you can get the cam out without pulling the motor. I couldn't figure out how to do it. I've also heard you can get the cam chain out without pulling the cam. I haven't had to do this either. In any case, good luck. Post what you do/find.
  14. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    Noah - thanks for the heads up. Motor needs to be opened up and a few things checked. Sounds luck a bucket of bolts rattling around after last trip. How often do you adjust/check the manual tensioner?
  15. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    When i remember :rofl

    1/2 oilchange interval. loosen the nut.. start the bike.. turn the bolt by hand.. turn off the bike.. tighten the nut. works great. No more rattle on start up. and if you do ever hear a rattle, you know its not your auto tensioner taking a shit.
  16. Monterey_BS

    Monterey_BS On or Off - not sure

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    Doubletakes are the way to go with the stock mounting arrangement. Having tried both, short RAM Mounts are key for limiting vibration. My only complaint is that adjustments on the fly are not easy. One tip I think we got from Ged awhile back was to coat both the ball and the RAM socket with liquid electrical tape. I've done this and it helps on both fronts.
    I've not tried the HDB set-up, but it's next on the list for my SE...
  17. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I put score marks on the ball of the mirror to keep it from moving. :D
  18. folknride

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  19. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Ram mount makes what they call their Super Ball. It's textured for limited slip. Works great. Too bad I let it go when I sold the XC.
  20. Bumpaman

    Bumpaman Been here awhile

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    A few days ago I posted a thread about a ticking noise in my 2010 with 7500 miles. Well, I decided to check the valve clearance and I believe I have found the noise. My exhaust vale clearances were .53mm. 4x the Allowable max clearance. I figured that the only way this could be is that if the rocker shaft or the roller was worn out. I removed the rocker and have found a lot of slop in the roller. I have never read of this happening. it seems that when i have read of rocker trouble, it has been because the roller froze up. Can someone tell me if there is supposed to be any play, whether sideways or up and down in the rollers on the 690. Also, can someone tell me of a good source for these rockers and on these bikes, as the mileage increases, do the valve clearances increase or decrease with this roller rocker system? Thanks so much for the help.