New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Yep, BigDog did just that and inspired me to mount my ADVMonster Model 60's like this. Just cut some slots and holes into 1/8" thick 1"x1" angle aluminum, but will probably upgrade to 1/8" thick SS bar (1" wide). Hole to mount light, and slot to slip in between the nut and the factory stalk mount.
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  2. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    This is standard (that dirt is in front section of filter more than rear section [ round or square foam filter]).

    A bit of oil is too (over saturation).

    I used No Toil treatment for foam filters a few years ago and ziplock-bagged an extra filter after letting the filter "gas-off" for about 1/2 hour. When I went to use the filter, it had delaminated on every glued joint (450 two layer foam filter)....wrecked the filter.

    So............let it breathe before you smother it in a baggie.....the solvents can ruin adhesives :deal :eek1
  3. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Here's how things played out yesterday-
    Fill-up was at 130 miles no Fuel light yet. It took 2.54 gallons. It was mostly very fast dirt roads.

    The next 150 miles was much more technical. We made it up into tight trees and even lost the 2-track a few times. My Ginger tossed me to the ground 3 times. The temp was at full bars and fan running for about 50 miles worth of that. I got the bike to pop quite a bit while that hot. To be expected. I even had one flame out. Totally by surprise. I hit a big G-out and the bike just went dark. I looked and the kill switch was on ok. I just came to a stop then restarted. ( That was before getting the bike hot)
    The Low Fuel light came on right at 120 miles. I opened up the petcock from the Safari tank and kept on riding. The light of course cleared.

    I took a quick look at the pod air filter. Seems to be pretty clean. Some sagebrush debris from the drops. Not much dust on the outer filter.


    One thing I learned from the ride. This bike is not near as nimble as my 525. I just have to be careful where I take her.
  4. drunkenrich

    drunkenrich Been here awhile

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    Anyone?:deal
  5. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Both my Triumph and KTM have a build-up under the sprocket guard. So unless you see an oil drip, I'd say it was chain lube and dirt. Scrape it off and don't worry about it. One thing to help minimize it is to oil/wax the chain just after a ride, rather than just before.
  6. Tbone675

    Tbone675 Been here awhile

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    Doubt it's a leak. You would have oil all over. Not sure why you need loctite on the counter shaft nut.... There should be a splined washer behind the nut that you bend into the flat spot on the nut.
  7. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Good point: (obviously not a 690, but this should give you the idea...)
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  8. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    When my countershaft was leaking, I could see lines from the shaft out on the sprocket. Otherwise, the inside of your sprocket is basically dry.

    *this image was pulled from then internet and it is not a 690. Use at your own risk :D*
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  9. drunkenrich

    drunkenrich Been here awhile

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    There was no washer, previous owner must of not put it back on after he changed the gearing, so I put Loctite on, oh well. And it must just be chain lube and dirt snotted up, no oily liquid so I guess I am good, thanks for the help.
  10. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    If the washer is missing, I'm not sure you are compressing the o-ring correctly. That would lead to oil leak.
    Get the washer installed and see if it clears up.
  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    +1
  12. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    I suppose that should be possible but I don't think there was ever an effort to index the numbers to years...
    Motor looks in great shape from the outside :)
  13. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    pull the serial number and call a dealer and see if they can give you some help.
  14. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone,

    In the next month I'm going on a 8000km+ adventure ride with my 2010 KTM 690 Enduro r. My valves have been serviced at 7500km by a factory dealer (don't know how to do it myself... yet) and I will have about 8800km on the odometer before I head off. Should I worry about servicing the bike mid trip? I'm thinking not, as long as you service the bike between 7500-10000 km you should be good. Thoughts??
    For the first service everything was in spec. and I'm not really an aggressive rider.
  15. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    you might plan on doing an oil change around 4000k to 5000k into the trip but otherwise no need for much other than adjusting the chain and oiling the chain, check the sight glass on the oil every day, and watch your brake pads
  16. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    There is an 09 casting mark on the head but that could be old stock engine no is way to go
  17. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    Okay that's kind of what I figured. Plan on servicing the oil and air filter before I go and bring 1L of oil just in case. Swapping the front sprocket to a 15 and a new chain. The rear looks good but might swap it just in case...

    Thanks a ton for the second opinion!

  18. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    you could try ballpark dating it by checking the rockers, if they are the old model or the new one. if they've never been replaced, that is
  19. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    I set off on a 10,000 mile trip in mid June on my 690SMC.

    My thoughts on 'trip maintenance' are :

    Full service inc valve check about 100 miles before I set off

    Carry oil/filters for oil change mid trip. Plus 1l of oil for top ups. if I need more I will source in en route (I'm travelling in Europe so it should be readily available)

    New air filter before I leave, probably won't touch it until I get back unless I have a problem !

    New chain and sprocket kit and front/rear brake pads before leaving - carry old pads (about half worn) as spares.

    New tyres and tubes before I leave fingers crossed they will do the trip without needing to be changed
  20. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    Isaac004: I don't suppose you have any pictures of your volt meter install. I'm not sure where to look for the switched wires behind the headlight you are talking about: ACC2?

    Thanks!


    Lee...