New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    Noah,
    I have one I can send off Wes's(Beaney) spare Rally motor, would be nice to have another bit of his bike on your travels !!!!!!!!!
  2. tyrsmkkyle

    tyrsmkkyle off the ground.

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    There has been no specific dates yet, just that they have not been alerted to shipment :(
  3. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    That's essentially what I did too (and told Uller about), but started from a full SC seat, a bit of a spendy way to do it. The "log" shape foam just didn't suit me. Renazco is just finishing up mine right now. The SC seat pan is really nice, thicker plastic that seems like black PE and a little flexible, should last a long time.

    Welcome back Crank!
  4. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Awesome fix by Noah and awesome vibe and offer from Mitch. Good all around!
  5. DeepSeaOne

    DeepSeaOne Carnivore

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    I just yanked the ECU out of mine and put in a Vortex. There is only 1 ECU on the 2013's. I think the other box that some are calling an ECU is actually a throttle controller ...it also gets pulled for a Vortex installation.
  6. Arzach

    Arzach never too old...

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    I put a deposit as well and have no date for delivery .I could not get answer on simple things like what brand Handlebar on the US models .
    KTM is not feeding a lot of info to their dealers , it seems .
    in the mean time my 950 in the their floor looking for a buyer .
    As long as it comes before the race in Odessa (Wa) I am ok :D
  7. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Cheers MM they all looked ok but I cleaned the air filter anyway. Seemed ok inside the air box. Started and idled fine and going for a ride today so hopefully its sorted itself out
  8. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Dealer called me today.......mid-January shipment.
  9. tyrsmkkyle

    tyrsmkkyle off the ground.

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    Sieg beat me to it. Mid jan indeed.
  10. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Well the bike ran perfectly, aside from one thing.
    The odometer reset itself. I unplugged a few things around the battery so I guess that is the reason. Is this something only a dealer can fix, and will the computer know how many km I do after the reset and from before hand?

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  11. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    It's funny you say that Mezcal, as mine did the same during its trip to Terry ...

    Be interested to know if there is a way to reset it ...
  12. Just_P_Dirty

    Just_P_Dirty Its more fun when Dirty!

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    I am planing to do this soon and i dont have the service man- what torq specs did u use? what did you mean about freeze it and put back in?

    thanks
  13. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Mine only went back to 000000 km after I unplugged some cables last night. Yesterday it must have been fine as I went out for a 60km loop, this morning when I started it I noticed it was at zero km...
    Must have been a coincidence, or did you drive through heavy rain then unplug all the wiring because your bike was coughing and spluttering too :)

    Im sure I read somewhere that it can be fixed and the original distance on the odo isn't lost.


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  14. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Pirelli MT21 rear isnt handling the rocks as well as the 606 did...[​IMG]
    3 other Centre knobs like it too :)
    Probably about 500km old

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  15. travelingaustralian

    travelingaustralian Globe Trotting

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    After buying my new ktm 690R almost 6 months ago while still living and working down in Antarctica, I had a chance to ride it for the first time. Can anyone suggest a good tuner in the Melbourne area? Bike is running like crap! On the Advanced setting it stalls runs rough and dangerous off idle with the bike stalling and locking up the rear wheel. It has had mapping installed to suit the changed exhaust and air intake. When I changed the setting to 0 and did the 15 minute idle from cold reset bike run great? I did this because I read others that had done this and there bike ran ok. 0 is for bad fuel? Why does it run so well on this setting? What is it going to do to the bike long term as they say only to run it on one tank?? The bike has had filters cleaned and the tank was drained and new fuel as it has sat for a little while. I have just finish fitting the Rally Raid Tanks turning it from standard to an Adventure bike.
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  16. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    No, nothing unusual in the riding post surgery ...

    I asked the question here at the time, and someone said that this can happen after the battery is disconnected for a long period ...

    To be honest, I don't think they went about removing the shock the easy way - i.e. by lifting up the sub-frame - they took it out from above, having removed the airbox and disconnected the battery - I was a bit surprised when I got back and saw all this stuff on the floor ...

    After that, the odometer had reset itself ...
  17. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    What silencer is that fitted?
  18. travelingaustralian

    travelingaustralian Globe Trotting

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    Hi John, Its a Vance and Hines slip on.
  19. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Mine was all back together when I got there. Today while washing it I noticed the silencer clamp had moved slightly making me think the wings pipe was removed, other than that I see no evidence of anything being removed.

    I also rode mine twice after Terry did the work on Friday, its only today when I started the bike I noticed the odo on zero. Yesterday it was fine.
    I keep blowing bloody headlight globes though.. 5 in 2 years!


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  20. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Strange coincidence ...

    I did tell them quietly that that was not the easy way to take the shock out of a 690 - told them about a few web demos ...

    I don't know whether any of this is relevant, or just pure chance ...

    Two bikes / identical procedure / two reset odometers ...

    Although the lag of a day or so in your case is a bit hard to understand ...

    Anyway, be good to know if you discover a way to put the kms back on it - unrealistically low kms are always a disincentive for secondhand bike buyers ...