The KTM 690 Enduro Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    I'm very new to the 690 and just saw a post from another inmate that gave me the idea of starting this thread. I hope it catches on as it would really make things easier for those of us that have the newer 690 models. I read so much information in the WUNDERFEST that does not apply to my bike because I didn't know of a few major differences between the earlier models and the 2014/2015 models.

    Here is the post that has given me the inspiration to start this thread.

    Please join me in posting up more differences and 2014/2015 690 specific information only.
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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Mine will be in my garage in a few weeks. Looking forward to this thread. Thanks for starting.
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  3. Shake

    Shake n00b

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    Great thread idea and I'm sure there are others that will appreciate the separation due to the technical differences.

    To add to the discussion, here are a few notes I pulled from my list of things to do on my '14.

    1. Exhaust mods: Complete kits are available from Arrow, Akro, and FMF in addition to the popular Wings muffler.
    2. Intake mods: EVO 1/2 or just a filter swap
    3. ECU mods: PowerCommander with/without the Autotune box (read about it here, and do a vehicle search on the UK Dynojet site for the 2014. Vortex ECU is listed under the fitment section at ktmtwins.
    4. Clutch: Rekluse has an autoclutch for 14-15's
    5. Upper/Lower tank mount bolts still a high priority upgrade
    6. Levers were initially difficult to find with the switch to fly-by-wire. MG-Tek have replacements/upgrades and ktmtwins is taking pre-orders for FR Racing levers for 14's.

    I'm sure there's plenty more to add to the differences and must-do's on the 14-15's.... just a short list of what I'm researching for my bike.

    I'd really like to find a Pod air filter that wasn't a K&N for the EVO 2 intake setup. I ride in the sand and dust of SoCal and the K&N makes me cringe a little.
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  4. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    There is nothing from Power Commander(unless the one for DukeR works) or Vortex for 14-15's.
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  5. Duane1969

    Duane1969 Been here awhile

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    Please disregard a PM I sent you...........it was answered in #5.

    Thanks again!
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  6. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Has anyone customized their stock suspension settings?

    I'm very curious to hear how you set your forks and rear suspension for your riding and size. I just spoke to a dealer who told me that none of his customers has yet requested a custom set up. He's also had several guys who have complained of "choppy" handling yet they've stayed with the stock set up. I'm not talking about revalving or spring replacement but simply adjusting within the range that WP provides out of the box.

    I'd also like to hear where your bike was set when you got it, they're often set on the harsher road or sport settings.

    :ear
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  7. THop

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    Alot of people are using super plush of Konflict to have there suspensions tuned. I dont really have enough on mine yet to see how i want mine changed. I believe i read somewhere on here that the 14's and up can still have there legs lenghtened to the 300mm suspension, but it involves some custom work to the internals of the forks due to the 14's and up having the forks set up different from factory ie; one fork is for rebound and one for damping i believe.

    Some more differences (14's and up) that i know of:
    - muffler only has one mounting bolt instead of 2 on the older models. That said if you do come a cross a good deal on an older silencer then the mounting bracket from pre 14 can be purchased and bolts on.
    - only one computer compaired to pre 14's that have 2 comouters under seat.
    - 2 spark plugs of different sizes (i think) compaired to 1 plug for pre 14's
    - fly by wire throttle instead of cable
    - Abs
    - the right side filter is straight through instead of only open on one side to accomidate the oil line connected to the filter cover. (Someone correct me if this started pre 14)
    - no SAS garbage to remove.

    There are probably more i just cannot think of them. Hmmm i vote for a 14-15 differnece list in the first post of this thread
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  8. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Well glad to see this thread started as I just picked up my new 2015 690 two days ago. So far I've ordered CJ rear cap kit, Perun tank bolt kit, Wings can and I'm about to order a foam filter. My question is the touratech filter kit fit right compared to the KtmTwins which I've heard has fitment issues? I'm pretty sure the Hardparts is just made by Uni for them to market. So touratech and hardparts is the Australian Uni kit? Sorry for the long winded question. Here she is when I got her home!

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  9. THop

    THop Adventurer

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    Sharp looking bike man! As far as i know the hardparts is just the Aussie Uni you just pay more for the Orange color. The fitment issues is due to excess plastic around where the filter seats. In the next few days i will be clearing mine out and i will take some pics of before, the process, and after and post up here. Also a few little hacks i have borrowed(stolen) from the great guys on this site will be implemented on my bike in the next few days when i get the bolts. I will put up the information as well as pics of it for anyone else who wants to do the same.


    Another note: the rear brake lever bolt problem that plauged the pre 14's is still an issue. Make sure you correct this recall either yourself or by stealership before you find yourself in a position where you need the rear brake and have no pedal. I will take pics of mine as well when i do it in a few days. I also believe there is a recall on the gas cal venting line. If im not mistaken. If i wasent on my phone i would actually get the links and post it up, fat fingers and small screens mean i only type on my phone and still it is a slow process
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  10. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    So this is news to me, and another reason I'm glad this thread is already growing!
    There no SAS on the 14/15?
    So the only smog crap that needs to go is the canister and all the associated hoses that go with it?
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  11. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Sticking with your request to not talk about revalving or spring replacement----for me--------I've found the rear shock to be perfect and the front suspension-----------no matter what you do--------------to be absolutely horrible. On the softest settings the front deflects so bad I've thought the thing was going to kill me a few times in the rocks----not even brutal ones. I think my wheelbarrow is better.

    My 1974 Bultaco Pursang had better front forks.
    And my Yamaha WR250R has perfect front forks------wish I could stick them on there.

    BigDog
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  12. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    The oil pressure sensor was added in '12.
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  13. paulooliveira

    paulooliveira Adventurer

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    Hello all!

    I bring to the thread my one week old Enduro 690.
    I'm curious about fuel mileages of 2014/2015 690's
    Can we share our experiences here?

    Settings/Mods:

    - Akrapovic slip on
    - Akrapovic map
    - ABS Dongle
    - Under the seat map selector -> 3 (Standard)

    Still breaking in, and avoiding RPMs over 4500 I got 192km (120mi) on my first tank before the fuel reserve light turns on.

    Can you share your experiences?

    Tnx!
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  14. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    Wow, my post has created a whole new thread. I feel like a father :)

    14s and up don't have SAS. They still have the canister. I removed mine asap and replaced the valve with a resister. I built a bunch and sold em for $15 for beer money!
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  15. wairau

    wairau Long timer

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    whose pannier racks are those pls dan?
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  16. Shake

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    KTMTwins has the Vortex for "(2014 - Later 690 Enduro ABS)". It's not in the drop down but it lists the '14 in fitment. You have to call to order for 2014+

    A fellow 2014 owner, GPS, posted his install of the PC V and Autotune in addition to making his maps available. Read about it here.

    Also, I found that the PowerCommander is listed on the dynojet.co.uk site for the 2014's now. Here's a cut/paste from the Dynojet site: (if link goes to homepage, go through the motocycle/atv link and do a vehicle search on the 14 690)

    Products
    Product Part No. Price Notes
    Wide Band Commander......................... 15-7003 £219.12
    LCD Display Unit for Power Commander.... POD-300 £210.00
    Map Switch......................................... 76100011 £42.60
    Autotune for the Power Commander V AT-200 £219.12
    PRESSURE QUICKSHIFTER SENSOR......... 4-121 £240.00
    Power Commander V.........................18-011 £334.98
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  17. FongMan

    FongMan Been here awhile

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    Good thread!! 14/15s need this thread !! :clap
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  18. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Hard parts made by touratech.
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  19. wairau

    wairau Long timer

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    thanks dan
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  20. THop

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    I dont understand the need for a power commander, yes for now there is no way for us to reprogram the ecu but stealerships can reprogram it for you. Maps for pre 14 bikes also don't work on the 14+ bikes as far as i know.
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