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KTM 690 enduro/SMC exhaust thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by greengoose, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. GF-kam

    GF-kam Long timer

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    Wow! Sounds like huge weight saving and running cooler. Many thanks for the skinny on Wings for WR250R.
  2. HasThisNameBeenTaken

    HasThisNameBeenTaken n00b

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    Hey all, new here.

    Just wanted to post my gorgeous akropovic on my 2016 SMC. Not sure if sad or glad, had endless shit with this exhaust.

    Now just time need fork out for a yummy yoshi.

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  3. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    That's the model without the quiet tip.
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  4. PitMyShants!

    PitMyShants! Been here awhile

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    Had the same thing happen on my fly and ride from OH to TN... Went with the FMF 4.1 and dig it so far
  5. GF-kam

    GF-kam Long timer

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    Did the Rust-Oleum hold up over time on the KTM 690 muffler shields ? Did you have to prep the heat shields before painting? Any other info relating to paint and long term results. Thanks.
  6. GF-kam

    GF-kam Long timer

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    Happy New Year Gorazd.

    I just picked up a 2018 KTM 690 Enduro R. Still trying to learn more about it and mods. I see numerous posts about changing the muffler. If I could pose a few more questions:

    - What are the top reasons to change the stock KTM muffler?

    - I just want to confirm. I understand no remapping is required with your Wings muffler. True? Do I need to do untying else other than installing muffler?

    - Any drop in gas mileage? By what amount?

    - Does the Wings muffler change my KTM service interval in anyway? Like making engine run hotter which in turn effects oil and metal parts.

    - Can the muffler be touched by hand or soft luggage after extended riding?

    - Any repacking of muffler required? How often? Where do I get packing kit ?

    - Any other helpful information I need before making decision?

    - I am in USA . Near Washington, DC. Is it better to buy direct from you or is shipping cost and price lower if I find USA dealer?

    - Other than price, why Wings and not other muffler brands like Akropovic?

    Many thanks.

    Kam
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  7. GF-kam

    GF-kam Long timer

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    Oh well. Despite my questions to Wings above, I decided to make the plunge on what I researched. Although the video may not precisely capture the difference, the Wings muffler sounds more like a thumper. Tested with the dB killer installed.

    Sound of stock muffler:


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    Sound of 690 with Wings:
  8. TheBavarian

    TheBavarian Just gonna send it

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    Hey y'all.
    I'm having an issue with the installation of my stock muffler and was wondering if somebody has had a similar issue.

    Bike is a 2012 Enduro, European model.
    It came with are LeoVince One muffler, but it wasn't running right, so I've decided to put the stock muffler back on.
    For some reason the stock assembly doesn't line up with the two muffler mounting bolts at all. I replaced the gasket between the header pipe and muffler to prevent any exhaust leaks, but I'm unable to fix the muffler mounting bolts, when the muffler is correctly seated into the header pipe. To get the muffler bolts to line up I get a gap of about 1cm at the connection.
    It's almost like the header pipe and/or muffler is too short.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!

    Cheers

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