New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Weld75

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    Ktm changed the mounts for muffler and pipe in 2014. Pre '14 there is an alloy bracket with two bolts into mounting point in tank, then single bolt through muffler.
    Then they changed the mounting system to a welded bracket, with a elongated type mount for muffler, and an extra pipe mount using lower tank mounting bolt.
    So you will have problems if trying to use later version (2014-18) wings muffler...the actual muffler is identical, however the wrap around strap is different. The opening in the strap is offset, and wider, from memory.
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  2. Anders-

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    Pre ’14? Bracket between muffler and tank, two bolts in the tank and two for the muffler.
    One bolt on the muffler side was, iirc, introduced at the same time as the ”mid mount” for the header.
  3. Weld75

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    Yes you are right, got a little distracted while typing. PXL_20210625_104331434.jpg PXL_20210625_104607872.jpg
    This is the '13 mount. 2014 has single bolt and is wider.
  4. Anders-

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    That looks interesting! Stock muffler, how many liters?
    This bracket + a forward mount to support the weight? Should be a couple of kg more than it used to be?

    The rally raid uk rear tank is about 4.5 liter, I think.
  5. Weld75

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    Just an experiment, removed all internals, added larger pipe to front and weld-in filler neck, has a mount to lower tank bolt(which I need to redesign). Holds 7 litres when full, weighs the same as a full 10 litre bladder. Guess it depends on your needs, the extra 3 litres could be useful, but the bladder is a nuisance when full, the tank stays out of the way. Of course, a right side pipe is required, so not for everyone.
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  6. wbbnm

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    Sounds pretty interesting. But I don't understand the mounting. Are you mounting on the right side as if it were a right side muffler, or below the left side actual muffler.
    Pics would help.
  7. cal08

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    690 with double pipes would draw some attention. Looking forward to the updates on the mod.
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    ”right side pipe is required” :deal
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    Wonger20 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Defective decomp happened to an acquaintance's 701e.
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    There was a factory fix, not a recall, for the decomp. IIRC it involved a new mounting screw. What sticks in my head was the incredibly low torque requirement - something like 3 inch-lbs. on the screw itself, which served as the pivot for the centrifugal weight.
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    Unbelievably, the stator connector was not seated all the way. A small audible click and my hard starts evaporated. Sheesh, I've my head up my ass sometimes. I was charging with an intermittent connection probably just enough to keep it running. I remember taking it apart to clean the connections in the middle of the winter.

    Make sure you check the obvious, captain obvious says.
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    CapCal1000 Uhhh....

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    Hey guys, I'm the newest member of the 690 club. Briefly though.
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    RMATV. Or in your case, eBay!
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    You can't just post a picture like that without telling the story!
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    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart Supporter

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    What he said!
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    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Im sure it's been asked before - looking to provide some more comfort for aging knees while standing - best lowered footpegs and best shaped replacement handlebar (up slightly and further forward). Yes I already have bar risers but I'm looking to get a little more and a better angle...opinions?
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    https://www.motobau.de/?cat=c9_KTM-KTM.html

    Renthal fat bar rc high, if you like the bend.
    Not sure if you by ”forward” mean rotation or a straight bar? The example above has an adv bend.
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  18. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Bar angle is a tough one for me to imagine a good solution for - the demands for sitting and standing are so different, and at the average price and amount of work to swap them, experimenting with several styles is something my wallet and calendar don't want to make room for.
    Lowered pegs are a solution requiring less thought, except for the amount - I rode some extremely deep hard ruts (keep your shirts on...not THAT kind) recently. Might have been tough with reduced clearance.
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    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart Supporter

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    I run the BDCW lowered pegs on all my bikes. I also have 2" Rox Risers. They allow me to have high bars and I can bring them back some if I wish.
    One tip on the BDCW pegs. Take a file or wire wheel to the outer edges. They will tear up your riding pants. They are that sharp.
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  20. Anders-

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    Get taller suspension to compensate for the lowered pegs :lol3
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