New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. drunkenrich

    drunkenrich Been here awhile

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    ok, valves are in spec, they were done 800 miles ago when I bought the bike, so next I will check the air filter, air box sensor and clamp and go from there......maybe the tps next?
  2. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    have you tried recalibrating the throttle and an idle reset? doesn't take effort at all and it has solved some weird (smaller) issues for me in the past
    turn on key, wait for fuel to prime and tacho to settle, steadily open throttle all the way and back closed again (steady is key), turn off key
    turn on key, wait for fuel to prime and tacho to settle, start engine (no throttle), let run for 15 minutes, turn off key
  3. drunkenrich

    drunkenrich Been here awhile

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    I will try that, thank you
  4. Sethro303

    Sethro303 Master of Disaster

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    +1. Just had a hard starting and stalling issue that the throttle position reset cured 100%
  5. Sbushong1

    Sbushong1 Adventurer

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    On my 2014 I just had a similar experience (sputtering and then stalling as I came to a stop), and this after my first service. I had taken it off road and it was fine until the end of the ride. Frustrated i started going back through what it might have been -- bad gas, problem with air filter, ... In fact the garage had not completely tightened the negative terminal on the battery. I did and so far it is running fine again. Hope yours is something as simple as that.
  6. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Is there any issue with just doing the Throttle calibration again by itself?
    I was thinking doing just my throttle only to see if my response changes any. Seems kinda flat.

    After my EVO1 download I did do the throttle calibration and the 15 minute idle learn. :1drink
  7. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    THAT is f*****g dangerous.

    I once found a drain plug wasn't even finger tight after a service at a Honda dealer once.
  8. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Reducing or eliminating the throttle cable slack (free play i.e. when turning the throttle tube doesn't move a cable/increase the throttle) helps a ton and it seems like a lot of people overlook this too. Smooths things way out and whenever I am about to do a slow technical section or a day of off-roading I make sure the slack is taken out and it makes for a much smoother low-speed ride.
  9. Mange

    Mange Been here awhile

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    Durrr... Took of to clean my air box tonight before installing a new ktm foam airfilter I bought.

    Under the airbox I found a few cables that had rubbed open. One to the rear light and one to one the cassettes behind the battery (vortex?) the one closest to the battery.

    I used electrical tape to close them up again. Put the airbox back on and fired it up. To my surprise the display went orange but nothing else happened to it, no speedometer, odometer, nothing... Just orange.

    Did I short something or did my display die or what? Has anyone seen anything similar? Btw the foam air filter was tight in there... Couldn't get the snorkel lid to sit tight on it. Any ideas there?

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  10. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    no problem at all
  11. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    "Durrr... Took of to clean my air box tonight before installing a new ktm foam airfilter I bought. Under the airbox I found a few cables that had rubbed open. One to the rear light and one to one the cassettes behind the battery (vortex?) the one closest to the battery. I used electrical tape to close them up again. Put the airbox back on and fired it up. To my surprise the display went orange but nothing else happened to it, no speedometer, odometer, nothing... Just orange. Did I short something or did my display die or what? Has anyone seen anything similar? Btw the foam air filter was tight in there... Couldn't get the snorkel lid to sit tight on it. Any ideas there?"



    Might have a broken wire that appeared only to be missing insulation?
  12. Mange

    Mange Been here awhile

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    I was thinking the same but I was careful with them and it felt like they held together well. What can I do check if they are broken and if so, how can it be fixed? I hope I won't need to replace the entire wiring harness



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  13. sprouty115

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    Find the ends of the wires and use a multi-meter to test for continuity while you flex them.
  14. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    Can't you just splice in new wire to replace the broken area? I realize that is not as good as an unbroken wire but it has to be better than replacing the harness.
  15. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    You need to do Reset Adaptation with KTM diagnostic tool or TuneECU before doing the 15 minute idle procedure. TuneECU does the reset when new maps are loaded. Otherwise it is pretty much a waste of time and gas. :D
  16. drunkenrich

    drunkenrich Been here awhile

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    Can they do this reset adaptation at a dealer?
  17. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    I've been chasing a couple randomly occurring codes for a while and one early suggestion from I can't remember who was to lift out the battery tray and check that area for abraded wires. Finally got around to it.

    Found several chaffed areas on the wrap...some on wires... Nothing looked like a real problem yet... I cut and spliced one wire with heat drink over the repair,,, the rest just got new tape. Two wraps, of tape that I'm sure was 6 times the cost of the "racing tape" KTM used one wrap of.


    FFS... How cheap!!!

  18. DirtJack

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    Sure. They will probably charge 1/2 hr labor. Find a friend with TuneECU. :D
  19. drunkenrich

    drunkenrich Been here awhile

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    Anyone live in connecticut with a tune ecu? :clap:clap:evil
  20. Dhawkk

    Dhawkk Adventurer

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    :y0!Does anyone by chance know how interchangeable front fenders are? I have a 2014 enduro r, us version. Wondering if I can get away with a 2010 smc front fender or if I should just find a new smc fender somewhere on the interwebz?


    One more question, is it true that any slip on aside from an akra will void the warrenty? This is what I was told. Yes, I know this should probably go in the exhaust thread. Been slowly making my way through this awesome thread one page at a time and figured someone could provide some insight for me.

    You guys are awesome!! :thumb