KTM 690 Adventure (re)build

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

  1. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Could anyone provide some more info/photos on the oil cooler install .
    I'd like to source as many after market parts as possible .

    Twist it , Max
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  2. aequitas3

    aequitas3 Been here awhile

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    I thought I had one in my notes somewhere but it isn't there, so here's a few I have found searching just now. If I remember the one that should have been in my notes, I'll post it up.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/ktm690-oil-cooler.1023449/

    "KTM makes an oil cooler for the 690 SMC that can be adapted with a bit of fabrication/bracket to fit the Enduro."
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  3. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Anyone have any different ideas for the front tank crossover fuel line ?
    I have a quick release installed but under more stress then I'd like .

    Max
  4. Jsyetor

    Jsyetor Adventurer

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    I have to redo it because I can’t find the way to avoid the heat efectively. I isolate it in different ways but it allways crack the pipe due to extrem heat. I’m going to try on top of thebash plate support. Next week I’ll put some pictures
  5. KrogothCore

    KrogothCore Been here awhile

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    I forget how exactly I came across the kit690 website, but since then, I have bought a 2018 KTM 690, and really look forward to buying this kit. Having found this thread, its awesome to see where the kit came from and how its been made. Really stoked for someone to hurry up and buy my KLR so I have the funds to order my own kit690 for adv riding and hobby rally racing.
  6. Bearded Hooligan

    Bearded Hooligan Moto Addict

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    Just read trough everything about kit690’s. Like many I am considering downsizing from a 950, specifically the 950 Super Enduro. As I am looking into selling the SE and finding a lightly used 690. Are there any specific years that this kit does not work on? Any years that work better? I am thinking that the kit690 is the prefect bike for off-road travel!
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  7. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Would someone direct me to the hack on wiring the low beam light so that it stays on when the high beam is switched on.

    Thanks, Max
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  8. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Also I need some info on the fuel filter needed for the pump in the front rally tank.
    In the parts fitch the prefilter (bag) looks similar to the ones on the 990A .
    Has anyone changed these out .

    Max
  9. autonhome

    autonhome Been here awhile

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    Awesome thread !
    I had few hours to lose, so I finally went through this 60 pages thread !
    I've placed order for my Kit690 and I'm like a child waiting for Christmas...very looking forward to race and travel with this kit !

    This build thread is very interesting because we can see research and development from Jon on this project.
    His approach using RFR parts has been such a good idea than now, others are doing the same (Perfect Fairing).

    Good to see how he's been able to use his skills (architect, traveller and motorcycle enthusiast) to build one of the best kit on the market !
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  10. veetwo _tls

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  12. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Thanks for that I built a similar configuration . Used two 90 degree QR's from PowerCell Performance .
    Spent time adjusting the skid mounting plate to maximize clearance from the pipe . Did some pipe wrap in
    strategic areas and used tubing heat shield .

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    Increased the distance between the pipe and the gas line from fuck all to about 20mm.

    By routing the gas line under the SP mount I maximized the space to the exhaust pipe and the line has slack
    enough to not put and stress on the QR's .

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    Max
  13. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Thanks for that I'll try it out .
  14. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Here's the KIT690RR packed and ready to adventure .

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    Riding a very remote route through the Sierra Madre Mountains in eastern Sonora , western Chihuahua , Copper Canyon , through Durango and exploring further South .
    Mostly dirt , rugged mountain roads, big rivers .
    I've been working on this route for years riding some of it and more new unridden areas this time.
    A really gnarly adventurer should be able to Ride the CDR from Banff through the US and connect to this route
    deep into Mexico . Somewhere in the 5 to 6 thousand K range I think . I'll be riding the full route in September

    Max
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    radmann10 Derf Supporter

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    Is there going to be a RR on the trip?
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    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Am I the only one who can't see Max's pics?
  17. Greg Hansen

    Greg Hansen Love this Bike...

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    2C56295C-F095-4D38-8765-868B9E04E1D6.jpeg I have built a 690 with Kit690....its. great kit and Jon and his team are also great....But I recently built a new Husqvarna 701 Enduro using a kit from ADV-Nomad, I hate to say it but for several reasons I like the ADV- Nomad kit better.
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  18. Greg Hansen

    Greg Hansen Love this Bike...

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    9A6770F7-FC0B-4491-B1B6-7CDA1A51629B.jpeg Here’s my Kit 690...my good friend owns it now and loves it.
  19. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Generally just updates in the Is Mexico Safe thread .

    Thanks Max
  20. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    I copy the image from my google pics and paste here . I've had some say the same thing but others can see them.
    Any suggestions on what the issue is would be appreciated .

    Max