New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

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

  1. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    Yes, they are interchangeable.
  2. Dhawkk

    Dhawkk Adventurer

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    Thank you for your fast reply. I appreciate it!
  3. Bike Nomad

    Bike Nomad Been here awhile

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    I am not an attorney. To the best of my knowledge, in the US that is not true, because it is related to this legislation?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson%E2%80%93Moss_Warranty_Act

    There was a lobby group of aftermarket businesses that helped enforce this or similar legislation or broadened it? I'm sketchy on the details.

    Of all the bikes I'm aware of the KTM 690 probably has one of the highest rates of owners replacing the can (often being replaced before the bike rolls out the dealer's door, so there would be a great many new bikes not covered if what you were told about the Akro were true.

    In Europe I understand it can be an issue.

    If you include a country location in your profile it can help posters better answer certain questions you might have in the future.
  4. Mange

    Mange Been here awhile

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    Do you like solder them together or how do you repair them? I'm guessing soldering would be best but it feels like the entire harness is a tiger spot to work on.

    I'll def. try everything I can before even considering a harness replace. May the McGyver repairskills be with me...

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  5. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Flex the wire and see if you can get the dash to work. If not you have use a multimeter but you can narrow your search to the wires that power your speedo etc. I would look under the battery tray and under the fuse tray for rubbed through wires. Likely the area where you first found rubbed wires is the problem area.

    If you do find a break and you have enough slack in the wire you can cut it at the break strip the ends and use a quality butt end connector, one with heat shrink already on it, and reconnect the wire ends. Then wrap it with electrical tape and see if you can zap strap it out of the way of the air box.
  6. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    Yes. Cut out the broken area, fit new wire, solder in on both ends, and be sure to use heat shrink tubing to protect the splices.

    Ideally you would also re-route the wires so that they would not break again or protect them with additional tubing.
  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've had a half dozen warranty claims most out of the warranty period while having a Leo Vince can on mine almost the whole time.
  8. Mange

    Mange Been here awhile

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    Weirdest thing... Bought a multimeter today. Hooked of the front and started measuring (had off the airbox as well). Didn't really get any values. On any of the wires that weren't for the headlight.

    Then all of a sudden shit starts working!!! I go through the wires bending and pulling / pushing a bit: no change still works. Do the same on the area I found last night, no change still works.

    Went in for dinner now and hopefully it will still work when I get out for a test run :p

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  9. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Good chance you will end up stranded. You need to find and fix the problem before you go riding.

    These wires under the air box - which ones are they? Where do they go?
  10. Mange

    Mange Been here awhile

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    Yeah I know. Going for a shorter ride around home.

    If I remember they were blue and red (or purple brown, was not the best of light yesterday when I taped it up)

    They go to the first big connection behind the battery. I lost the display numbers after that.

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  11. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Take it to a dealer. Or an auto-electrician.
  12. thumpanoob

    thumpanoob n00b

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    Hello Velociraptor,

    I have a Trail Tech 36E3-70 Orange X2 70W HID Headlight that I am trying to install on a 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R . Question for you, it looked to me like a plug and play setup, however, when I took off the factory headlight, I see it connects into a 4 wire connector on the bike (H4 adapter plug), however the Trail Tech X2 has a 3 pin connector. Did you cut off the adapters and splice the wires pos to pos, neg to neg and 2 grounds on the KTM side to the Black wire on the X2 (ground according to a Trail Tech I called today) ? Trail Tech says that they can't help me since they didn't design the X2 HID to work on a 690 Enduro R !!!

    Thanks much in advance.
  13. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    So here is the 2014 schematic:

    http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche...ke=ktmdb&a=628&b=24&c=0&d=-HEADLIGHT-LIGHTING

    The turn sig mount is on the back of the headlight cowling or headstock? (#6)
    Inspiring me to fab up something similar although I'd prefer the lights below the sigs.
  14. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    On the 2014 it is on the head stock. I can take the plastic cowl off and the head light that stays connected to it without touching the turn signals.

    In this photo, you can see the edge of the turn signal stalk on the right and left edge of the photo....click for bigger view.
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  15. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    curious about those who run in water....


    is there more electrical failures for those who do water crossings and swamp runs, vs desert runners... I ask because I am a swamp runner, and the bike is in for a throttle body motor failure...:huh:huh:huh

    looking at the throttle body there are open wires going into the throttle body... I am sure the water just follows the wires into the motor. We will be taking it apart when we get the new one to see what the failure actually was in the throttle body.

    Just curious what the overall feelings are... because this is costing me $1000 plus labor.... so if the failure turns to water destroying the throttle body.. the exceptional high air intake would turn to just above the foot pegs by 6 inches or so. Keeping the electrical out of the water...

    thoughts?
  16. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I've drowned mine completely during a rallye last year when I got into a hole during a river crossing. Water was deep enough to get into the exhaust. Absolutely no ill effects (other than DNF as it would not restart on the stage). I think a power washer can get water past seals that unpressurised water will not penetrate.
  17. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    FWIW

    Doing the Roaming Rally 2 years ago had some deep water crossings as you know. I have also done very long/ deep crossings on the '08 with sections of it well over the front tire, and about 200-300' long. Never had any throttle body issues.

    Although, I'm pretty sure that you spend a lot more time in deep water than I ever did.
  18. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    no kidding... what you ride in the roaming rally is where I ride...all the time... so deep long crossings is the norm here. in the last year I have had a fuel pump, voltage reg, tps and now the the throttle body... the bike is now being traded for a brand new 2013.. :freaky I have had enough with this one.. and really,, after riding the 690, is there another bike to replace it with,,,, that the smile factor is the same?

    btw that black safari tank might be up for grabs, as I sold my DRZ and that money will turn into the RRaid fairing and tanks for next winter. I'll know better in a week or so..



    LET THE NEW BLING SHOPPING BEGIN....:freaky:clap:freaky:clap
  19. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    I'm definitely interested in the Safari.

    No, I have not found another bike that offers the same grin factor as a 690. When my 2008 went KaBooM, I went out and got a new 2012. ...You'll like the additional grin factor of the 690cc engine too. :D:deal

    I have a Husaberg 390 in the stable now, still want a 990 for more touring oriented rides, but have no intentions of sacrificing the 690 to get it. It does too much too well, and IMO, fills every gap between a big bike and a little bike with the least sacrifices. :deal
  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've had mine in tons of water. Haven't had any failures that I could attribute to water. But I also have an 08 which doesn't have a fly by wire system.