2016 KTM 690 Enduro R: Head Removal

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mrchavez, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. mrchavez

    mrchavez Adventurer

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    I need to remove the cylinder head for inspection and would prefer to leave the block in the bike if possible.

    Google only has pictures with Engine removed.

    Anyone ever pulled the head out through the frame?

    Cheers
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  2. craig2211

    craig2211 Adventurer

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    I’m looking to do the same to my 2017, by chance what did you find out about removing the head in the frame?
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  3. mrchavez

    mrchavez Adventurer

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    It is possible. Rough guide below,

    Drained coolant
    Removed coolant hose
    Removed ABS module bracket (the long one)
    Removed rocker arms
    Removed cam chain tensioner
    Removed head bolts
    Wiggled chain and cam free
    Tied cam chain to handle bars
    Pulled cam out of chassis
    Rotated head and removed

    I might have some photos if you need them
    Cheers
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  4. mrchavez

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  5. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    The cylinder head bolts stretch on tension,worth putting new oem ones in on referb
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  6. mrchavez

    mrchavez Adventurer

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    Correct - Tension To Yeild Bolts
    I replaced mine with new ones.
    $15 AUD each.
    Not a job I wanted to do twice so spent the money.
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  7. MaccA McManus

    MaccA McManus Adventurer

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    hey Friends! my 2014 Enduro R just started eating oil (1L per 100 mi) after being very good on oil consumption.

    my suspicion is that theres a cracked oil ring leaking oil so we are going to likely have to bore the engine and put a new piston and prob do valves.

    its done 30k mi and prob 10k offroad. anyone else had this fail?

    any tips resources etc appreciated! thanks for the above.
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