Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by BigTony, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    How many of you have lost the little poppet that pushes on the front brake light switch. I didnt even know it was gone.
    the whole set up is pretty dodgy.
  2. Chris6501

    Chris6501 Adventurer

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    Everyone seems to be happy with just adding a slip on silencer and doing nothing else but the 15 minute idle. I installed an FMF power core for about a week and took it off and reinstalled the stock can. I noticed my throttle response was not as crisp with the FMF can installed. I'm waiting for the ability to tune before it goes back on....I really think these engines like a lot of back-pressure with stock map/setup. Anyone else notice this??
  3. surferbum

    surferbum Been here awhile

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    I think I'm done. I just added my last bits of bits of farkle: HDB Ultimate hand guards & RR shorty clutch. No I've added a few more thing.

    This brings my added farkle list to:

    1. KTM 690 Radiator Protection
    2. KTM Hard Parts Touring Windscreen
    3. HDB Ultimate handguards (white)
    4. HDB SXdx Top Clamp
    5. HDB anti-vibe inserts (Black Anodized)
    6. Renazco Racing full suede seat and orange stitch & logo
    7. Rally Raid Soft Luggage Rack
    8. Rally Raid billet clutch Lever(shorty)
    9. Nomadic Cycle Dual Sport Rear Rack
    10. Scotts Performance SUB Mount / Complete Stabilizer Kit / rubber type/ using stock triple clamp
    11. BRP 3/4" Handle Bar Risers (overall bar rise is 11mm + 19mm = 30 mm)
    12. Flatland Racing Skid Plate
    13. Clean Speed billet aluminum brake pedal
    14. Knight Design Black Anodized Hunter tread pedals (22mm lower than stock)
    15. Motion Pro Pedal Anchor Kit
    16. Wolfman Blackhawk Tank Bag
    17. Wiring for using unswitched and switched power (AC1 & AC2)
    18. KTM-threaded RAM balls & arms for my Doubletake mirrors
    19. Perun Nikola 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R tank bolts
    20. Adventure Spec Magadan panniers (in garage)
    21. Rotopax gas handle
    22. SAE trickle charge connector
    23. Sicass Racing Universal License Plate Holder
    24. Double-take mirrors and Oregon 600 Ram ball mount
    25. Rekluse clutch
    26. Rear spring 9.6kg/mm ORANGE
    27. Front pair springs .60kg/mm
    28. Stompgrip PANEL GRIPS VOLCANO 200-6117
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  4. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    Nicely done! My only suggestion would be the Doubletake mirrors as they're great and can be taken off easily for offroad.
  5. surferbum

    surferbum Been here awhile

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    Got'em. Ride off-pavement with them.
  6. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer Supporter

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    Why not use the HDB mirrors. They have always auto-folded out of the way when my bike goes down. :D
  7. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer Supporter

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    Don't kid yourself...you're never done.

    Mine looks much like yours. Good choices.

    Consider a CJ Designs Filler Neck (Rocky Mtn ATV had a good price). Nice well machined part, and helps keep dirt from getting down in there
  8. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    Just picked up my 14 with 700 miles for $7800. Included the ktm gel seat! I can't wait to start farklizing her!

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  9. Schroeder

    Schroeder Schroeder

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    you lucky Bastard
  10. webbiker

    webbiker Been here awhile

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    KTM Gel Seat? I did't know such a thing existed.


    690enduror.blogspot.fi
  11. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    It's the hard parts seat. It has a gel pad in it.

    If you turn your key "on" but don't start the bike, can you hear a dull buzz from the front "gas tank"? At first I thought fuel pump but that's usually a quick pressurization then silence. This is a dull hum. Never heard anything like this before on any other bike??
  12. nartmot

    nartmot Adventurer

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    the sound is normal.
  13. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

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    It's your tach when it does the system check or whatever it is. When you turn the key on.
  14. webbiker

    webbiker Been here awhile

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    There is no gel in the power parts seat, just different foam an shape. ( I have one) You got my hopes up that KTM had come up with an PP gel seat.


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  15. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    Here you go: http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-smc-ergo-gel-seat

    Glad to hear the buzz is normal. My 990 doesn't do it so I was curious! Thanks!
  16. webbiker

    webbiker Been here awhile

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    That seat has no gel. KTM Twins is the only site that wrongly claims so.

    These sites for example have the correct info on that seat

    http://www.ktm-parts.com/
    en.ktmsqualonline.co
    http://www.ktmworld.com/
    http://www.ktm4u.co.uk/

    "The newly developed 2-component foam core ensures long-lasting comfort. especially on long trips, the difference is clearly perceptible."

    KTM Powerparts catalog has the same info

    ERGO SITZBANK
    Der neu entwickelte 2K-Schaumkern sichert langanhaltenden Komfort. Speziell auf größeren Entfernungen
    ist der Unterschied deutlich erkennbar.

    A true gel seat is a different beast which is why I was exited.
  17. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    Maybe "gel" and "foam" are the same thing in Austria? I dunno, it's comfortable, all I care about!
  18. Vegun

    Vegun Been here awhile

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    Call a call from my dealer yesterday..

    Apparently theres been a recall/ service fix on two issues.

    I trust him so I didn't listen too closely but something about the fuel evap hose and the abs wireing.

    Call your dealer.
  19. Pat999

    Pat999 Been here awhile

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    More recalls for 2014? No seat pan talk yet...
  20. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    My seat pan is cracked on the hard parts seat. Common issue?