Oz/ Kiwi Ktm 690 Riders Thread

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

  1. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    I also have a set I want to sell .
    12-05-2013, 10:41 PM #96
    Brute is invisible Brute
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    Rally Raid EVO 1 tanks to suit a KTM 690 . Good condition with all fittings etc . Adds another 10 litres to the 690`s fuel capacity . http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/.../evo1-Tank-Kit
    Located in Melbourne , pick up no probs or post . $650 plus post . Please pm for more details or pics .
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  2. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    I prefer the RR evo 1 because side the bike look unchanged and when you drop it on its side the tanks are protected
  3. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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  4. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    Cool Creedy, bit bumpy on transport sections I imagine?
  5. Jawk

    Jawk Im lost again.

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    I have a safari tank, yep, very ugly but doesnt really phase me as I just use it for putting fuel in... works a treat for that !:D
  6. PilbaraGoat

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    This is the angle I see mine from most of the time.....I like it....kind of like the old Coke bottle curves.



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  7. booked609

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    Mmmm nice

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  8. Seth S

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  9. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Good idea adding the pushbike cranks , thats one way to beat the fueling issues :lol3
  10. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Its handy to have when the electric start fails
  11. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    Thought I'd share a pic of my 2012 690

    Mods so far...

    DRZ400 front end with oversize rotor (until I get the '09 275mm travel forks sorted)


    2010 690SMC shock with 10kg standard XR650L spring (also have a 11.5kg spring to put on thanks to Creedyflyer for when I load up)
    This shock is 275mm longer travel and has a rebound/compression separator.
    I had to machine an aluminium sleeve adaptor for the spring from a piece of 60mm aluminium balustrading post.

    Motech lowered footpegs

    Safari Tank, B&B bashplate, barkbusters, rear led indicators, hardwired Garmin GPS60 and Aldi GPS, wings muffler, tourtech luggage racks
  12. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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  13. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Do you find the DRZ front end any better than that of a revalved (correctly sprung) 2012 stock 690 ...?
  14. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    I found it instantly better for me and the way I ride. I can hit ruts and rubbish at speed confidently.

    I found the 2012 forks with standard springs wanting to throw the bars out of my hands on multiple different settings of compression and damping.

    I then tried earlier 690 forks with different base valves but still wasn't happy with the highspeed valving. Springs seem about right.

    So what I want to do next is totally revalve the 2010 forks (including mid valve) which have 25mm more travel than the '012 and then I'll be happy I reckon.
  15. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    How do you find the noise?
    I hated mine till I drilled holes everywhere and took the rear mounts off the original and fitted them up.. The Auto deadener was my first unsuccessful attempt at shutting it up.
    Made a huge difference

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  16. Big Willy

    Big Willy two dementional

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    I know what you mean. Everytime I start the 690 for the first time in a while, I think the bigend is going to come through the cases.

    I'll eventually do the same as you. I was thinking about welding the lugs on but your way looks a lot simpler :clap

    How about the front mounts, you reckon they might need the same treatment?
  17. mezcal

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    Front mounts i would leave till last, dunno how much it helps really. Mine is drilled out a bit and I have some rubber grommets in there that have pretty much perished/worn away, so its almost metal on metal again.

    I think changing the rear mount made the biggest difference, but then you get a lot of resonance from the front tyre as well as the engine so the holes probably helped out quite a bit too
  18. shaun66

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    Just done a 2 day 900k ride with my brother on mostly dirt roads. Found dust all through the air box & throttle body, but it is not getting in between filter & base. The welded on top piece of the air box is not sealing all the way round. One dusted engine. Off to the local dealer now, & hopefully this won't happen. :pain
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  19. El Ponkin

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    Is it enough to damage the motor, I got very fine talc on the inside of mine once before I made and fitted my own spreader plate to act on more points around the flange, not had a problem since and there didn't seem to be any negative effect on the motor.

    Andy
  20. shaun66

    shaun66 Been here awhile

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    Any amount of dust will prematurely wear engine parts. Have a look at a set of rings under a microscope after 10min of dust, scratches all over it. Bike is at the dealer, so hopefully find out next week what KTM will do.