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Discussion in 'Australia' started by rosscoact, Jun 27, 2008.
What actually is this offset mod ...?
What is it to compensate for ... ?
The 690 has 24 -22.5 chagable offset triple clamp, what this does is moves the fork forward or back on the head stem ,wit
In laymans terms longer and shorter . So can makes it turn in faster or slower .
It is normally set in the long position from factory, however there have been cases where they are in the short position, The long setting is the best position for general use, shortening it makes it turn faster therefore better for enduro use.
Anybody who is picking up a new 2013 model check that the new airbox mod has been made.
I am thinking of getting this bike. Probably purchase in the next 4 weeks.
Is there anyone in Melbourne who has this bike that would be willing to let me check it out, and discuss the bike with them?
I've had the clutch go from very little feel to nothing at all (lever comes all the way in). Is this simply a matter of bleeding the clutch or another possible issue?
Sounds like air in the lines
start by bleeding the clutch with fresh fluid. If that fixes it but the problem comes back then either the seals in your slave cylinder have failed (common..crummy slaves stock) or your master has failed
So my 690 is up for its 7500km service. So I pulled it apart to do valve clearance and other maintenance only to be presented with this. Wtf??? This bike gets pampered with oil changes etc. It would not have gone another 500-1000km before a full blown melt down. Not to mention the pitted cam. Off to see if ktm will foot the bill even though its outta warranty. You can't tell me this is acceptable. What if you we're half way thru a 5000km ride?? Kaboom :eek1:eek1:eek1
Anyone else had this damage, any info on cause etc
There are reported cases of it, particularly on the supermoto sites and a mate of mine did have it happen to his as well. His bike was still under warranty so cam and lifter were replaced.
We're guessing it's something to do with the decompression pin on the exhaust cam giving the bearing a good old hammering.
I think the bearing could be replaced with one from a 640 if you're handy or complete rockers from the States aren't badly priced.
The early model 07/08 had some issues with the rollers not many , I know of 3or 4 all 08 models
The roller bearing feels fine to me. Just looks like a crap roller.
Anyone sell an aftermarket one? Maybe I should just get the evo cam to replace the existing one
Looking at wiring a usb port into the accessories behind the headlight. Anyone done it before? Is it a big Job or is there any instructions online on how to do it?
Easy as Dave,,
I did mine the other day to hardwire the 60csx to the acc lead.
They have acc1 and acc2 on them uually, mine are a beige yellowy colour (2010 R)
In regards to the problem with the rollers, I remember years ago talking to David Butler, then at Butler M/C's in Lithgow, at the time he was racing Ducatis and stated that he was constantly having problems with what I think was a 998, top end, and regularily changed the cams and followers, until he started using Repsol oil, then he never had a problem again.
Has anyone looked into the problem bikes and what oil the were using?
Hey Eags, what brand power port did you use and did you use acc1 or acc2?
I fitted a ciggy lighter type power outlet from ACC 1 or 2 (the switched one) and use a twin port 2amp usb insert for connecting usb stuff. So can still use the outlet for air pump and other stuff.
Doesn`t matter which Acc circuit. My labels are well worn off anyway ,,,,
I just hardwired my GPS lead straight in, no port. I had a Garmin lead from my old unit and the 60 I got from you came with one, so I sacrificed the old one
I was going to get the Taplite USB weatherproof unit from ADVMOTO but ran out of time, they are good and well sealed.
Not good at all..:eek1
I have never heard of that happening to any other 690's, hopefully KTM help you out with this.