KTM 690 Adventure (re)build

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mrwwwhite, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Retro boy

    Retro boy Adventurer

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    He said there would be a delay due to back orders with KTM which is ok with me as I don't have a bike yet
    And it will be orange
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  2. Retro boy

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    I meant to add that I got incredibly fit pushing my wr360 husky around the bush and I swore while my ass points to the ground i would never own another husqvarna. And yes I am aware that they are now made by KTM.
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  3. Iubez

    Iubez Bile vandalizer

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    I'll let you in on a little story..

    working on my '12 690, carburettor modified, I had in mind to fit an oil cooler. Looks quite easy, bring out oil lines, change this fat screw on the back and the job is done
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    screwed it in by hand, no issues. So, to double check, I decided to take it out. That's when things went bad.

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    Tried a home made solution, but it didn't look too neat :D

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    Not much more to do, 20 days 'til the ferry that departs for Tunisia, started doing this wonderful job.

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    Hope I make it in time!

    There is on question still pending. Many of you know that, in order to have an external oil line you must fit the long screw that I tore up in the first photos. The question is, how does that screw affect the internal oil line, in order to have the external one working? I noticed these slits in the internal part of the carter, and they seem to be right under the external part I tore out.

    Anyone got ideas?


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    Cheerio
  4. goingdh

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    I did the conversion a couple of years ago and have done probably 12-15000km with it since then with no dramas yet. From memory when I was researching it the case part numbers were the same on my ‘12 as the 690rfr motor or looked close enough in terms of the oil circuit and part numbers.


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  5. Iubez

    Iubez Bile vandalizer

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    Hi goingdh,

    thx for the info!

    One question: the conversion you're talking about, what does it involve?

    iubez
  6. goingdh

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    I used the same part as you showed above that has the stripped thread that blocks the oil passage between the two plugs that are circled in the picture below. Then from the rfr parts fiche, got everything from between the two plugs, lines, cooler, bolts with the oil passages etc. Ends up being pricey with the rfr parts and could be done cheaper if you sourced from other suppliers but I didn’t have the time to do it

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  7. Retro boy

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    Ok, guru's
    Is there much difference between the 690 enduro and the 450 rally frames?
    Apart from the 450's longer swing arm and greater suspension travel, if you sat it side by side with a 690 enduro how similar would they be?
  8. Iubez

    Iubez Bile vandalizer

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    @goingdh , thanks!

    I managed to buy everything off ebay, except for the rfr piece in the photos.

    @Retro boy : not able to help! though I do remeber that
    1) fron engine fittings are different (the Y pieces on the enduro)
    2) if I'm not mistaken, the rear part actually had a different design. I'll look for some photos to better explain!
  9. Retro boy

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    Gents, will a BRP rubber mount kit with the Scott damper fit a KIT690 with the front tank mount and ignition key?
  10. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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  11. Retro boy

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  12. wizz

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  13. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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  14. Retro boy

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    Thanks guys
  15. IXTE

    IXTE n00b

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    Hello,

    I have some 2500km ridden with the KIT.
    It is not for the beginners to install and solve the littlle problems.
    But, we are not beginners......
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  16. Jsyetor

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    Hi guys, I just finished my build up of a kit690, still doing some test and adjustments. I would like to share some pictures with you image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
  17. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Very nice. Now go enjoy it!
  18. Jsyetor

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    Thanks
  19. Thor_du

    Thor_du Been here awhile

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    Do you know which side is the "pressure" side by any chance?

    I believe the return line in the vertical hole and the other one is the "pressure" side but that could also be wrong...

    Thx
  20. goingdh

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    I believe it's the other way around, vertical hole is the pressure side and the horizontal is the return. The special plug blocks the oil passage that connect the two holes in the case, redirecting oil to the cooler before returning the oil to the same passage that dumps the oil on the counter shaft gears.

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