New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. DanTheMan07

    DanTheMan07 Been here awhile

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    To remove the steering stem from the lower triple you have to pound it out, if you dont have a press. Its a tight fit putting it back in. So i think he put the stem in the freezer to get it to shrink slightly to make it easier to press, or pound back in the lower triple. Mine took significant persuading to remove and put back in place. Didn't try the freezer thing, it might have helped.
  2. Monterey_BS

    Monterey_BS On or Off - not sure

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    Happened to me at 878mi. Bad battery in my case. Battery replaced under warranty. Dealer offered to send the unit to KTM to be reset to correct values, but it could take several weeks to get it back. They said they were not authorized to make any changes. My solution was to add 878 to the mileage formula in my cost spreadsheet for the bike.
  3. AccelRus MaxiMus

    AccelRus MaxiMus Been here awhile

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  4. travelingaustralian

    travelingaustralian Globe Trotting

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  5. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Bugger sounds like an easy fix isn't going to happen.
    Ill call the bike shop tomorrow. Thanks for the reply

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  6. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I see you still have the stock snorkel, this is likely where your idling problems are coming from. Take a look throughout the ECU Thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685657. Quite a few mods to the stock snorkel. What filter are you using?

    It's worthwhile getting TuneECU (it's free) and the relevant cables, this will let you see what fault codes are being logged by your ecu. I saw when I was editing the quote that you are using a Mac - TuneECU is windows only so you will have to partition your drive and install a version of windows, this means you need an external HD to back up onto. I'd get Win7 if you can, avoid Win8 at all costs.

    When you reinstalled the air box how did you route the throttle cables, under or over the front r/h air box mounting bolt? If you've got bar risers fitted this may have put the cables under strain - there are other here with more knowledge than me on that topic though.

    Another thought: when you were following the RR instructions did you undo the throttle cables to thread them through the r/h plastic frame guard? Many here, myself included just cut the guard, more quick and simple. Again, TuneECU will tell you of problems here.
  7. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    We have had problems with slow running with Leo Vince fitted, even after using Tuneboy re mapping.
    Do you have anyone near with a different silencer to try?
  8. travelingaustralian

    travelingaustralian Globe Trotting

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    MeinMotorrad,

    Thanks for the info. The bike is running a K&N filter with the top of the air box drilled to allow extra air into it. I want to change this and fit the open filter box. I ran the cables above the air box r/h mount. I've inverted the throttle body 180deg because I have fitted the bar rasers this gave the extra cable required. I did the same as you and cut the plastic cover to remover it.
  9. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    The stem on your bike sounded pretty darned tight. Mine was pretty snug but far from needing to chock it up in the bearing press in order to press it out from the lower triple.

    Knowing a better order of removal now that I've done the job I'd get the wheel, forks, fender, bars/clamp off of the bike, loosen but don't remove the large nut on the under side of the lower triple. Remove the pinch bolt and the large steering stem nut and wiggle the top clamp off....while holding the lower triple...... Note the orientation and order the large O-Ring and the dust cup on the top are situated.

    The lower triple and stem combo will drop out.

    Once I remove the nut on the bottom of the clamp I was fully expecting I'd have to rig up a way to chock the clamp in my arbor press to press the stem out of the lower clamp. Just to see if it would work, I took a dead blow hammer and tapped on the triple to see if the stem would work itself free. It did after a dozen easy taps.

    I froze the stem with a cold propellent-driven lubricant which shrunk it just enough it allowed me to fit the stem into place by hand.

    Dirty
  10. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    This looks like an issue with the smaller instrument cluster. I haven't heard of any of the larger units with Tach have the issue.

    When I first bought my '09 I tore the bike down leaving the cables unplugged for 2 weeks. Had the same thing happen. It was goofy since it ONLY zeroed the ODO not the tripmeters. :huh
    Being as I just bought the bike I had that odo reading written down. It came in kinda handy for me as I run a logbook in the tankbag. All my work started at 0. :lol3
  11. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I know it's off topic but the 390 Duke SM has been spotted which I know will be of interest given the 690 Enduro grew out of the SM.

    A lighter, smaller, cheaper endure in the future?
  12. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    They showed the 390/200/125 RC (rocket) at the auto shows this fall. The rumor is that they will make a 390/200/125 sm and enduro in the coming years. Fingers crossed. :deal
  13. sdd04

    sdd04 Been here awhile

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    Are you still happy with the swap-any negatives?
  14. Arzach

    Arzach never too old...

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    Then I guess it is time to order rally kit and other goodies :wink:
  15. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Thanks Cliff!:lol3 So been daydreaming again, which always gets me in trouble... I'm getting my 690 ready for an endurance ice race in January and I was looking at improving the steering a bit. Anyone messed with the geometry at all, or moved the radiator? I have a brand new set of fluiddyne radiators for a 450 RFS bike (longer and thicker). Might also make it easier to add another fan, like the dirt tricks unit. Thoughts?
  16. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    It was a good swap. 2 hours well spent in the shop. High Interstate speeds are now much more stable. Not "640A Stable", but much much better.

    At this point I think the pancake flipper sized front sail of a front fender flops wiggles and vibrates hither and yon and is the reason for the season at this point.

    The steering is supposed to feel slower on the turns-I can't really tell a difference, but the twitchyness doesn't seem near as bad.

    Dirty
  17. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Mine went out at 12100km, maybe a little more but it wasn't over 12200 I know that much. I have paperwork for the 10000km service done in Sept this year so when I come to sell it eventually that will be enough evidence for the new owner.
    Mine was the same, trip meters were fine but it did reset the clock.
  18. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Mine did that too on my 2009. Reset itself around 6,000 miles when I disconnected the battery. So I have it in my maintenance spreadsheet. Only did it once.
  19. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    That's a lot more mods there Crank! That poor 690 is probably nothing like it started eh? :getiton

    I know nothing of geometry mods, only that my 2013 is a bit different from the older ones '11 and down and seems very stable all the up to the ton. My 690 has had a full suspension rework by Konflict Motorsports, with preload adjust front and rear, and a Akra can on it and a 690RR air filter kit still sitting on the workbench. Otherwise a stock engine setup. Not even a map change (gasp! :lol3). But it won't stay stock for too much longer I hope. Plus I have the walking 690 Wiki, Uller, only 30 minutes away when I start digging into it. :deal In fact Uller and I were chainsawing up some trees in my backyard last weekend (with temps in low 20's, brrrr) while yakking bikes, always a dangerous mixture :eek1. Lucky we didn't cut anything off that we shouldn't have. :huh
  20. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    ya make me smile