Orangecicle v2.0: My KTM Basel 690 Quest story

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Orangecicle, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Yeah I had to look that up. I’m glad you said exhaust rather than muffler. You could achieve the same effect in 10 minutes on the oem pipes with a sawzall - Austin Racing: a division of Dewalt Inc.
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  2. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    It's insane really. I mean it really sounds like a NASCAR racer against the wall at full throttle. When I was riding it home with the baffles in it, I would pass semis and drop a gear just to listen to the chaos being emitted.
  3. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    It's starting to look somewhat like a motorcycle again.

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  4. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Any progress?
  5. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    She's back together again and an inch shorter (RaceTech components installed to fix the harsh suspension). I'll pick her up later today.

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    I also got all of the parts in the mail to make the Dnepr run, but I'm having problems with a leaky left carb that I can't quite figure out. I'm planning on dropping it off to see if it's reparable. Otherwise, she should be close to operational. I have an LED headlight on the way: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DOT-Approv...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Once I have it running, I'll have to dive into the alternator. Either the alternator or the odd little rectifier box thingy is not working.
  6. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Sounds like great progress. What height is your suspension now? I’m finding the 2019 to be about as tall as I would want it to be, but I have yet to properly set the sag.
  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    We haven’t set the sag as yet. The suspension before was 275. I think the newer 690s are 250, so our bikes should now be the same height. And yes, I wouldn’t want it any taller than it is right now. I’ve always struggled with the height of the bike as it was, and the suspension was also so harsh (i.e., it would not compress when hitting something) that the bike was a real pain to ride in the rough. It seemed much improved overall with these changes, but time will tell.
  8. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    Did you ever upload an app to the app store?
  9. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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  10. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    The winter project is coming along. Wahoo!

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