2019 ktm 690 enduro ?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by azur, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. 222k km adv bike

    222k km adv bike Been here awhile

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    Hi, the bike was supposed to do a lot of commuting, between cars... and I want to keep my knees safe. (I had a 12gs before, and the flat cylinders saved my legs twice).
    Concerning off road riding, maybe I'm not skilled enough, I already have crashed on both sides, and without these bars I would have crushed the radiator each time.
    Maybe it's also because I know I have protections, so I'm not that cautious than before.
  2. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Actually, the 690 does well landing on its side, except for the radiator. So unless you protect that by modding the side-panel brackets, you can expect issues.
  3. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    Curious what others recommendations on the radiator guards are as well. @222k km adv bike certainly will do the trick, they are more than I need and I get why he has them.
  4. outbacktm

    outbacktm Bullrun Bison Supporter

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    Flatlands
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  5. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    No joy there unless you are aware of them having a version for the 2019+. If they do it’s not listed
  6. makar

    makar Been here awhile

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  7. makar

    makar Been here awhile

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    In case the tube would move a tightened nut to the rim would rip the valve from the tube.
  8. makar

    makar Been here awhile

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    I like the sturdy built flatlands. I like that it actually goes around the edge of the radiator.

    The original plastic fins have an angle to deflect mud. Have you noticed a difference to the flatlands version in terms of dirt in the radiator?
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  9. outbacktm

    outbacktm Bullrun Bison Supporter

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    Yes more mud in rad, modify original plastic guard install with zip ties have the best of both worlds
  10. makar

    makar Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a plan! Thx.
  11. rsl47m

    rsl47m Been here awhile Supporter

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    If i put a Rottweiler fuel dongle on, can I just leave the 02 sensor in? Will it damage it not being used?

    Thanks
  12. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde? Supporter

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    Yes, it will ruin it. Install the plug, it's cheap.
    j.
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  13. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Replaced my clutch slave today with the Oberon.

    Last ride the clutch acted up. Didn't work for awhile then started working again. Off and on. I had bought the Oberon based upon what I'd seen here and other places.

    Here's a pic of the stock cylinder.


    Clutch reservoir with contaminate.



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    Very similar to the pics I've seen of other instances. I'm sure KTM knows about this. Why no recall?

    Bike has 4,500 miles. 2020. No real heavy clutch use.
  14. JakeBob

    JakeBob Austrian In-Law

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    I see a lot of folks using the Oberon clutch slave, does anyone have experience with the Rekluse clutch slave, any comments? Thanks!
  15. Carmmond

    Carmmond S.E. WI

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    Just got one and it’s going on the bike this week.... KTM uses it on their race bikes so you should be good to go, I’ve heard nothing but good about them. My stock only made it 213 miles on a SMC-R street use only!
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  16. Carmmond

    Carmmond S.E. WI

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    KTM says that they have a fix with updated parts..... one guy has had this happen 3 times! Once was all I needed, I almost got rear ended by some ass wipe not paying attention at 55mph when this happened to me at a stoplight on a highway
  17. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Evidently they know how to fix it on their race bikes, with the Rekluse.
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  18. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob Supporter

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    Recalls are somewhat based on the severity and frequency of failures. If you have a few failures and with what they term as failure with warning the government may not require a recall especially if that failure does not have a major safety implication.

    That being said, a company can still do a voluntary recall even if it doesn't support a government mandate. However, most tend not to do this and will just let warranty handle the issue.
  19. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Not great customer service, but you’re right. Our local service manager say they haven’t seen any, but they fixed a buddies bike a couple weeks ago.
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  20. JakeBob

    JakeBob Austrian In-Law

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    Thanks Carmmond, I'd really like to hear about how this install goes...
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