The KTM 690 Enduro Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Boxuta

    Boxuta Adventurer

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    I'll order some and give it a whirl. Looking forward to sharing my results.
  2. 222k km adv bike

    222k km adv bike Been here awhile

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    Hi, did some researches, see the results below, your bike is in the average, but if you already have measured the consumption and if it is already boring to refill, then try the mineral oil trick.
    by the way, seems that KTM is considering that 2stroke oil %age is an average even for 4strokes engines...
    My old Bmw 12gs (150 000 miles) is below this chart, 300ml oil for 7500 miles, with 2 air cooled 586cc cylinders, but lot less fun !

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  3. Boxuta

    Boxuta Adventurer

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    Thanks @222k km adv bike , I'm going to order the oil and give it a shot.
  4. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    So what do you guys use for a tach on the 2019???? I've installed a Trail Tech Tach/hour BUT think it might be good for hours but that's it. I've got it set to .5 with about 5 wraps but the RPM is all over the place. Have also read some problems with overheating, well no wonder the rad inlet and outlet rubber hoses almost touch the exhaust pipe. Sooo as can be seen I wrapped the whole exhaust this should take care of that problem without touching the thermostat.
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  5. trailrider77

    trailrider77 Been here awhile

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    I am picking up my first 690. A 2019. Never owned a 690 before. Any advice on must do items for this bike?
  6. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    Fill it up with gas and just ride.
    Farkles you can figure out later.
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  7. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    That is one unhappy exhaust, exactly what problem are you trying to solve?
    If the hoses risk touching the header (they shouldn’t) take your bike back to the dealer and let them have a look at it.
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  8. continentaldrifter

    continentaldrifter Been here awhile

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    Anyone here mount a 350 or 450 front fender on their 690 ? ....this 2017 690 oem fender flops like a fish...
  9. weeksy

    weeksy n00b

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    Massively interesting that post... I've been noticing that my 4>5 and 5>6 felt 'different' on my 2019 690Duke (i know, stone the road guy) this explains is...

    It's my 3rd 690 so i'm not missing gears/neutrals etc, but it's the first time i've seen an explanation.
  10. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    I found a new 2008-9 fender, I think it’s made by Acerbis
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  11. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    Another option might be the oem motard fender, not sure about clearance with a 21" front though as never mounted the one I got with my bike.
    The motard fender is smaller and definitely less "floppy" than the offroady one.
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  12. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer Supporter

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    That there is funny as shit.

    Way to Zube it. :thumb
  13. outbacktm

    outbacktm Bullrun Bison Supporter

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    Who is the maker of your gas tank?
  14. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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  15. rev.co

    rev.co more will than skill

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    It is my favorite tire ever on the 690.. I push it pretty hard on and off road and it is exceptional everywhere.. With 2700 miles, it’s still better than a new tkc80 in all conditions (my least favorite), and it’s got 1500+ left. the tkc was shot at 1200 miles. I’ve also run the mt21, d606, and Motoz xtreme hybrid- all great dirt tires. With the gt723, I don’t think I’ve given up much(if anything) off road, and it’s considerably better on pavement. For me, it’s the perfect, no compromise tire for the 690.
  16. trailrider77

    trailrider77 Been here awhile

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    Has anyone ran the tubeless system from nuetech on their 690? Was wondering what’s the best alternative to tubes if you are going to dual sport on slab and dirt? If so what’s the best PSI with that system? Looking at doing the COBDR next summer and wondering the best tire combo as well. Currently have the stock TKC 80 tires. I am new to the 690 world. Down sizing from a 1090r.
  17. NoelJ

    NoelJ Been here awhile

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    There's a Tubliss thread around somewhere with a lot of first-hand accounts of using it, complete with discussion about how it's not recommended for wider rims or road use, but lots of stories about doing it anyway successfully.
  18. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    I appreciate your thoughts. I have one on now with about 500 miles and so far my feeling the same as you do. I'm glad to hear they get a lot of miles also. I've tried other tires I like that don't get much more than 600 miles but they are primarily for off road.
  19. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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  20. s.ga.rider

    s.ga.rider Been here awhile

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    Did my first valve adjustment on the 690 today, I did it early (1900 miles) due to valve noise. 2 were .10, 1 was .14( left it alone) and 1 was .06(adjusted to .11). I was surprised at how simple it was, especially with the rottweiler intake. Getting to the head was a piece of cake.
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