Oz/ Kiwi Ktm 690 Riders Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by rosscoact, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    The brake light wouldn't come on as quickly then what with fluid having to travel down the hose and all :evil
  2. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    HI ALL
    well i had my first PITA on the 690 today,having a nice easy ride in mt mee,the 690 stalled with a loud "POP" and a PSHHHHHHH, the sound came from under the air box area,so i had a good look around only to find the rubber boot had came away (see pic) and also the airbox was pushed back towards the battery:eek1
    bike is a 2012,with less than 2000ks with a akro slip on inc akro mapping.

    1, so what would make this happen,
    2, is there a fix for this,cos i dont want it to happen again (PITA)
    3, has there been a recall for this

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    thanks guys mickd
  3. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    Hey mick
    it happened to me but not since they put anew throttle body on under warranty - the fueling system is soooo temperamental on these things
    it sounds as if this maybe one of the changes to the 13 model
  4. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Looks like your boot is not seated properly. Loosen both clamps and psh the tb and boot back into position...then tighten the clamps.


    edit: little slow...guessing there was an "event" that popped it apart such as a backfire. See that enough others have posted by now.
  5. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    And don't spray wd40 or silicon spray any where near the TB when washing the 690

    Joe


    QUOTE=Seth S;20206085]Looks like your boot is not seated properly. Loosen both clamps and psh the tb and boot back into position...then tighten the clamps.[/QUOTE]
  6. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    The same thing happened to my 690 a few months ago & I fixed it the same way, but I had to get my local KTM dealership to plug the bike into their diagnostic system to tune the bike as the idle speed was way off, all good now..:clap
  7. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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    Same happened to My 2012. It happened twice just after I got it. I found the spacer between the clamp was preventing the clamp from tightening enough. With the spacer in & tightened to its max, I could still rotate the throttle body in the boot. I removed the spacer & was able to tighten it enough to stop it moving. Just dont over tighten it or you can damage the boot. Just tighten it enough to stop the movement.
    Creedy.
  8. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    But I think it has to do with the stalling issue mick is talking about [ throttle body adjustment } the boot is just the release valve there wud of been a backfire at the same time - dont you think ?
  9. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    if anyone interested - The rally raids report- Did a 400k ride yesterday tar, single track, forestry dirtroads - on the tar the headshake is back ,no tyre noice , handled well on the twisties , rear wheel spins when clutch wheelie in third - on the dirt the front was very good but the rear was very very slippy
    500k's on them no sighns of wear thinking maybe a rally raid front with a 606 rear depends where the headshake is coming from the front or rear tyre - no headshake with the 606 952 combo but the front rally raid felt better on the dirt than the 952 , 606 way way better than the rear 908rr
  10. El Ponkin

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    My favorite combination on my 690 is the Michelin Starcross MH3 80/100-21 front and the Dunlpo 606 rear.
    The Michy front has greater knob spacing than the HP4 so is better in the sand and mud, I have worn mine right down with no mushrooming or uneven / angular wear of the knobs.
    I pump them up to 35psi on tar to save the knobs.
    I have never had head shake but my weight distribution is way different with the Rally Raid gear and I have also ran a Scotts Damper since new.

    Andy
  11. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    yes you are 100% correct,it stalled gave a load pop/backfire and off it came,in the pic you can see how far it came off,infact all the way cos i could see the end of the flange on the motor side,

    ive rang my local ktm dealer and hes had a look on the ktm site and said theres no knowledge of this with any other 690's :eek1,i asked him to put it down on the records what has happened to mine so if it goes again ive got some paper work to fall back on,

    mickd
  12. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    mmm theres dealers and then theres the ones that go outa there way for there return customers, I have just put a deposit on a freeride from action nerang I wont go anywhere else now they look after me , there maybe cheaper out there but not better
  13. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    HI ALL
    GREAT NEWS ... AS FROM TODAY THERE IS A NEW MAP FOR THE 690 REGARDS TO THE STALLING AND THE BOOT POPPING OFF LIKE MINE HAS BEEN DOING,

    MY BIKE WAS IN THE DEALERS FOR THAT VERY REASON WHEN THE INFO CAME IN FROM KTM:clap:clap

    SO I WILL LET YOU ALL KNOW WHEN I GET A CHANCE TO GO FOR A RIDE

    MICKD
  14. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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    Not enough pics lately!!
    Got some new goodies, Renazco ergo seat in full black suede, Cycra handguards,Rally Raid radiator guard & screen & Guard it Technology Bash Plate.
    Creedy.

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  15. jtb

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    I like the look of that!:clap:clap
  16. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    hey creedy , hows the radiator guards must get them me thinks
    p.s isn't the guard it tech bash plate fantastic :clap
  17. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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    Hi B2,
    The Radiator guards turned out well in the end but they took me a fair bit of farting around before I was happy.
    The basic design is great but the finish was terrible. Mine had tooling marks on most surfaces from the Folder & there is little in the way of de-burring of the edges.

    I had to trim the hole for the Rad Cap as it was fouling & preventing the cap from tightening fully. No amount of adjusting could get it to fit without trimming.
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    Had to trim both left & right brackets as they were gouging marks on the support.
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    I'm an Aircraft sheety by trade so maybe I am being a bit anal but for me the quality just wasnt what I expect.
    I ended up getting Mine painted black & after all the trimming & deburring,the end result is awesome. Once fitted they are solid as a rock.
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    The Guard-it bash plate on the other hand is exactly what I expect. Great looking & well built from the start.
    Cheers Creedy.
  18. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    Thats unusual for rally raid gear I had the same trouble with a force ? I think was the brand I fitted to a TE 610 I used to own might be a radiator guard thing ?
    I have hit logs and rocks full on with that bashplate great gear , but make sure you locktite the bolts , a mechanic I used to go to didn't and i ran over it on a single track two rides later :huh
  19. Eagle`02

    Eagle`02 Been here awhile

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    Nice gear Creedy :D
    I have the Guard It case guards on mine (have had them on a year & a bit) and they are rock solid, so the bashplate can only be better.
    Another mate of mine had similar issues with the Rally Raid Tanks fitting as well,, great gear, but for the price you would expect better fit ad finish straight up :huh

    I notice you are an Aircraft Sheety ,,,, wouldn`t happen to know Murph that is in the RAAF Williamtown would ya ??
    He recently bought a `12 690R but is yet to have it in dirt I believe ,, I will drag him out there soon though :lol3
  20. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    Looks good..:thumb