Oz/ Kiwi Ktm 690 Riders Thread

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

  1. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    mine started to go but the mechanic found it while doing a service before it was to late and fixed under warranty - bit about it on the wunderfest thread.
    While im hear my rear wheel bearing went on the weekend farked everything back there, hub, caliper, rotor , bikes under a year old , so I would be checking if I were you guys - If ya didn't love em youd hate em '-}
  2. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    There have been a number of people reporting pitted lifter buckets and some reports of failed roller bearings on the followers but I don't think I have seen any cases of broken or damaged rollers.
  3. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    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?[/QUOTE]

    :lurk:lurk
  4. D-Rally

    D-Rally Adventurer

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    OK so afternoon before the first "big" ride on the 690 and I fill up the Safari tank and the standard tank.

    Problem. The safari tank keeps feeding fuel up into the standard tank and pushing it out the over flow hose on the rally raid cap.

    I turned the tap off on the Safari tank and this has stopped the vacuum as such. But when I turn the tap back on again, it's the same old problem. Just for the record I filled the Safari tank first and then the standard tank after. I'm thinking I should have done it the other way round. Anyone else had this problem or have a solution?
  5. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Did you miss the suggestion in the instruction manual not to open the tap on the Safari tank until you had traveled about 100 kilometers. If you have the tap open from the start it will do just what it has done.
  6. D-Rally

    D-Rally Adventurer

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    I guess I did Seth. Mainly because I bought the bike second hand and it didnt come with a manual. So do you have to turn the tap off every timeyou fill both tanks?
  7. Eagle`02

    Eagle`02 Been here awhile

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    Yep Dave,, hat sounds about right till you clock over 100k each fill up.
    MickP will be there tomorrow, he had one with Safari Tank (or still has it as well as his 990) and will be a wealth of knowledge for ya over the weekend :evil

    See ya in Mittagong about 6.30ish mate :clap
  8. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Picked up my 2013 KTM 690 Enduro today

    First impressions after coming off a DRZ400E

    Well I especially got the KTM Airbox, Mapping, and Akrapovic fitted by TeamMoto so that it would come from shop running sweet, and guess what, it ran like a dream.

    Not sure what all the comments about gearbox ratio too close, man you should ride a DRZ then you'll know close, the gearbox is great, don't think I got anywhere near 6th, on the DRZ I would have looking for 2 more gears by then.

    KTM Airbox, that things pretty noisy.

    Akrapovic, I was worried it would be too noisy, it's sweet with DB Killer in.

    Jerky throttle, not from my perspective, will have to confirm after a bush run but seems sweet.

    Well now it's run in and Farkle time, rear rack and small bag, bash plate, radiator guards, and we will see what else.

    Oh an TeamMoto got a new Map set in yesterday, just in time for my bike

    One more thing for TeamMoto, when you deliver bikes in Aus, set speedos to KPH not MPH, lucky I realised as I thought it was a bit fast in a school zone.

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  9. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Funny that , when I pick my 690 up and rode it though school zone I also noticed it was in MPH,

    Wouldn't that open a can of worms it were booked ?
  10. El Ponkin

    El Ponkin Bloodrunner

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    Lookin sweet Paul, Same airbox cover as mine.
    Andy
  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Nice one Paul, fingers crossed it stays all good for you.

    Now you can ride it like you stole it.
  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Hahah, thanks Cruz and Andy, fingers crossed, it's a pretty amazing bit of kit, I did get a backfire once on a suburban run tonight running along with a neutral throttle, ill have to watch that or ill be putting my throttle body rubber back on.

    Oh and I hope to take it easy for a while, if I can contain myself, when the front wheel lifted tonight I backed down pretty quick, I want to run it in well.
  13. -KATO-

    -KATO- '690R'

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    JUST STAND UP ON THE PEGS AND WHEELSTAND OFF INTO THE SUNSET..:1drink

    enjoy..:deal
  14. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    :lol3 coming off a DRZ i think have double the horsies would be distracting. and it all comes down to personal preference. the gearbox works well if you like to keep the 690 on the boil. but guys upgrading from a TE610, 530EXC or LC4 found the ratios closer together on the 690 (see this thread).
  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Yes power does help, but there's still a clear difference in the gearbox without me even having to work out the ratio difference with numbers. I did a commute today and so far the hardest thing to get used to is the noises and feel at different rev ranges, and what gear to coast at different speeds. I'm liking this thing the more I ride it.
  16. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    I like that..:thumb:thumb
  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Been adding a few extras over the last few days in between rides, just waiting for a Seat Concepts Gripper/Carbon orange stitch upgrade to arrive.


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    Rally Raid Radiator Guard and Grill
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    Rally Raid Chain Case Guard and Flatland Racing Bash Plate
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    Rally Raid Engine Mount Tool Kit Holder
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    Touratech Rear Rack and Tusk Small Tail Bag
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    Threw the power parts Touring Windscreen on as well
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    Mounted 12v socket in behind Headlight Mask off accessories spare
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    Stiffened up all Indicators with split radiator hose and ties
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    Took some of the slack out to help noise and vibration with tube sleeve on Bashplate rear mounting
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    Notice the shiny clear vinyl on the black tank sides above the foot pegs, I noticed my inside legs were scuffing tank around my knees so I cut vinyl to shape and heat applied
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    Number plate was falling off so I've beefed up the mounting with aluminium flat bar
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  18. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile

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    Nice bike and mods there.

    What do you fit in the RR toolkit holder? probably tools I guess :lol3 but what will it fit in? i.e. ktm toolkit and a tube or more?
    cheers
  19. excTC

    excTC Carbon Ktm lifeform

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    I have pretty much a standard tool kit in my RR toolbox but it has to be squeezed in.
  20. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Was hoping to fit ktm toolkit and a few bits and bobs but looks like its slightly too small.
    Will have to stick with my r8 waist pack for the moment.


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