The KTM 690 Enduro Thread

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

  1. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    That pumping effect is not as big a factor as wind resistance. At 6000 ft, wind resistance is 20% less. A big factor on motorcycles that have terrible aerodynamics, like 0.7 to 1.1. Vs. cars in the 0.3 range.
    https://www.wrcwings.tech/2019/03/04/impact-of-altitude-on-the-aerodynamics-of-wrc-cars/
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  2. GF-kam

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    You must be an engineer or air force pilot ;-) Makes total sense. No doubt the kinetics of wind is one of biggest factors for MPG

    Always insightful.

    Maybe I should add some wings to my helmet and boots.

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  3. Zuber

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    That's a good look. They may not serve you in Montana though.
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  4. cal08

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    Confirmed it fits a 2014. I got mine of Slavens. I like the product and it comes off fast for service. Maybe cross reference there before you hit send.
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  5. DutchyKevin

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    I'm on a roll. Managed to score an OEM KTM Powerparts slip on exhaust, new in box for a very,l reasonable price. Nice! Initially planned on keeping the original exhaust and take the catalyst converter out but that doesn't do much for looks.. And damn is it ugly!
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  6. Anders-

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    That kind of rear master protection - not an integral part of the bash plate - puts all the force on the long skinny part of the foothanger section, not what I prefer.

    Well, it’s your bike so you can of course do what you like with it :-)
    As for me, I’ve zip tied a bit of inner tube around the bottom of the shock/linkage, it provides some cover for the shock, it’s bearing and lower part of the linkage.
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  7. eakins

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    Adding Triple Clamp Moto engine side covers.

    Anyone have a fast torque spec on those side engine cover bolts?
  8. NoelJ

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    Loooooow. Either 8 or 10 Nm. Standby...

    Edit: Checked; it's 10.
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  9. spartanman

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    Be sure to use the included screws, which are slightly longer than the stock ones.

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  10. eakins

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    Thanks.
    I re-used the longer factor bolts from the left side on the right side.

    Also checked the existing bolts and found they were slightly under torqued.

    Went with the white stickers.

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  11. eakins

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    Did the thermo switch mod.
    Drained fluid from the left lower hose.
    Refiled with Peak Global 50/50.

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  12. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile Supporter

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for crash bars for a 2018. I have a black dog skid plate on it, but am looking to prevent ripping off my r.brake or s.lever. I am willing to modify skid plate or crash bars as needed to make them work in conjunction.
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    Flatland makes an extension plate that is a separate piece. It protects the master brake cylinder from rocks.
    I haven't seen anything that 'protects' the levers, only heavy-duty levers that don't bend up.
  14. Anders-

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    Still waiting for someone to start manufacturing levers from spring steel, flexing could help to save both the lever and what it’s mounted on.
    I get that bending levers is annoying, but what’s the alternative? Something has gotta give way...
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  15. bighuckpunk

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    Running a small cable from the rear brake lever to your frame/skid plate/engine could help. It will help keep grass and sticks from wedging in between the lever and engine.

    Or, run a recluse with a left hand rear brake lever and remove the rear brake pedal.

    Then run a BHP handlebar shifter and remove the shift lever. Running no foot levers will solve your problem but getting a BHP handlebar shifter is, it’s impossible.
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  16. bighuckpunk

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    A word of warning, maybe. I have some Acerbis covers in that style for a 450sx. They use metal spacers to bolt the covers onto the engine, like yours do.

    Some folks had problems with those metal spacers being smaller in diameter than the bolt head they replaced. This let to them crushing inside the bolt holes, cracking them. Over-torque maybe but check them out.
  17. eakins

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    What cracked?

    The metal spacer with the cover? by using a larger head bolt (what oem bolt is) vs the smaller head (the supplied new bolts)?

    How is the cover spacer more prone to crack with a wider more spread out bolt head?

    Guess I don't follow that.

    The supplied bolts (Allen / hex) head is smaller than spacer diam.
    The oem bolts is about the same.

    Or are you saying the spacer cracks because the spacer is too small no matter the bolt used? It's a spacer issue. No one has reported that.

    Yes torqued to 10nm with a quality tool.
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  18. eakins

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    the vanasche rally skid plate and rade garage skid plate protect the rear brake and shift levers. that's the reason that i purchased them. i think that i prefer the rade garage skid plate, i haven't crashed really hard on it, like i did with the vanasche bash plate.

    the rumbux crash bars may protect the levers.
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