New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    1) Any reason why I should not use automotive injector cleaner additive to gas ?

    2) I know it's against the rules, but has anyone heard of breaking a sidestand/bolt by using it to mount the bike?

    TIA


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  2. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    As I understand it the stock map is designed to work with the stock set up which is tuned to meet euro emission standards. The exhaust, more so than the filter, is specifically designed with this in mind.

    Some people run their bikes with a stock map, aftermarket filters and exhaust and claim the bike runs ok however I didn't want to take the risk of running the engine too lean or rich so took the dealers advice and fitted the acro map (free of charge :evil)

    The bike was way more responsive but I have noticed higher fuel consumption but with 26 litres on board (Safari Tank) who cares :D

    Hope this helps
  3. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    I would think you'd bend it before breaking it...not recommended on 990/950 as the side stand bolts to the engine casing :eek1
  4. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    All models have same linkage 2008- on
  5. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I would take a trip over to KTM 690E & TuneECU and ask over there - lots of help and advise.
  6. saintfish

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    I've mentioned it before but now seems to make it even more viable.
    If a linkage can make the bike sit lower by changing its length (either longer or shorter I don't specifically know). Can't a linkage that's shortened or lengthened in the opposite direction be made to increase the ground clearance?

    I know there's obviously a market for lower bikes but there's also a market for higher bikes, tractives suspension proves this, but at a much reduced price. Lowering links are between a 5th and a 9th of the price. Yes, it wouldn't have the same great characteristics as aftermarket, in fact it probably won't even make the already lacking suspension better, but at a ninth of the price it is surely an attractive option. :deal:ear
  7. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    It is not possible, we tried that first.It is all to do with the shock length.
    If you shorten the "dog bones" the linkage will not work, we even tried the linkage from the 690RR bike, but different design
  8. sdd04

    sdd04 Been here awhile

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    I've saddled up with the bike on side stand quite often. More so when it's fully loaded. Never had a problem, though I mount from the right side of the bike so the suspension absorbs some of the load.
  9. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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  10. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    Next on list, much easier to do on earlier forks
  11. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    I am interested in a kit for my 2009 690r. I also would like to take some harshness out of the front forks. Any interest in making a revalving/shim kit?
  12. alpine rider

    alpine rider Adventurer

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    While I understand the obvious benefits of longer travel suspension, will an upgrade to 300 mm also improve the plushness/action of the suspension? I mean, I only weigh 170 lbs, but the forks are so stiff, even with the compression adjusters backed all the way out, I don't come anywhere near using all the stock travel
  13. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    I'm sure that the kit has vastly improved valving and they most likely install the correct spring rates for each riders weight and preference.

    Your stock setup can be revalved to be more plush.
  14. bayarearider

    bayarearider Been here awhile

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    I gotta say, I would check spark first. At least you can eliminate that if it isn't the problem. Start big an narrow.
    Troubleshooting a bike is like playing 20 questions. You don't say someones name on your first question so why do you assume it is your injector, pump, or filter? These might be a common issue in the bike, but this is your bike, now, with an unknown issue. Start basic. Spark, Air, Fuel. You can pretty much always eliminate air from the start. Checking your spark is easier then checking fuel.. unless you crank it over till you smell fuel. Once you KNOW it is a fuel issue, then you can troubleshoot the fuel system. Until you know what system the problem might be in, you are just setting yourself up for dead ends and frustration.

    In Morocco I assumed it was fuel so I spent 4 hours trouble shooting one night. Turned out to be my coil. Spark was not on my radar. If I would have checked from the start it would have saved me 3 and a half hours, a lot of dead ends and a lot of frustration.

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    When we pulled the fuel pump out today, the hose that connects to the end of the fuel filter is loose. I used the same hose that came with the CA Cycleworks fuel pump. It was in pink color in the box but it is now white. I used the 2 screw type clamps that came with the CA works pump. One clamp was used to secure the hose to the pump and the other to secure the other end of the hose to the fuel filter. I know that the OEM set up has 2 Oetiker clamps to secure the fuel filter. But the CA works hose is too big to use the OEM style Oetiker clamps.

    Any suggestions ?
  15. Hoots

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    +1

    You might want to go down the Tractive / RR path, but as a first step I'd get a suspension person to look at spring rates / re-valving - and to then set the bike up to your weight / riding style (static sag / preload / clickers front and back) - this will make a huge difference, and may well be all you need ...
  16. toniton

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    Hi, I have a problem with the speedometer of my KTM 690 enduro R 2009.
    When I turn on the key, the speedometer takes five seconds to turn on and then flashes the F1 with the problem number 92 (9 longs and 2 shorts). Anomaly in the circuit connecting the power supply control unit of the butterfly valve
    Problem number 24 (2 longs and 4 shorts), anomaly in the circuit connecting the voltage supply EFI control unit or the control unit of the butterfly valve
    Sometimes only appears the problem 92, but usually, the bikes turn on correct.
    Here is a video of the problem with the speedometer.
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    I hope it has an easy solution.
    My english isn't very well, please, try to explain simply to understand.
    A few days ago, I have problems with the wires on the battery. at least 6 or 7 wires were cut.
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    And down the box of fuse, more broken wires
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    But I correct all the broken wires. Then, I checked all the conectors and seems perfect.
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  17. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Yes....do NOT use the pink fuel line provided by CA Cycle as it is easily kinked and may not be suited for submersion in fuel over extended periods of time (re: previous info on fuel lines that are/are not suitable for submersion in gas.....Napa sells a 1' fuel line that is double-walled and suited for submersion ($20/ft :huh)

    The pink stuff may be submersible, but it kinks easily and that is enough reason why I replaced it within the hour of installing (checked to see if it was kinked and it was)....

    As for the clamps....it has been repeated here numerous times that FI clamps (screw type, but not garden hose screw type) are easiest to use that don't require voodoo to install/remove. They are available in different sizes from good auto parts shop.

    My $0.02 of wisdom :D



    Sent from my stubby fingers and this machine in front of me...
  18. ststrider

    ststrider some guy on a bike

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    does anyone know of a plug and play headlight switch that allows you to turn off the headlight and leave the daytime running light on?
  19. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Thanks John :thumb Seems like we may need stronger ones?
  20. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    No, but it's easy: Just cut the power wire to the low beam and put an On/Off switch inline. Done.