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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,413
Posted By Singletrack_mind
JR, I did a much more extensive testing job...

JR, I did a much more extensive testing job tonight. I have 12V all the way out to the solder points when the engine's on, pulsing on the one-dot setting and solid on the two dot like it should be. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,413
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Sadly, this did not work for me. I have a 2009...

Sadly, this did not work for me. I have a 2009 F800GS, and the throttle side grip heater has become intermittent, trending towards complete failure. I performed this disassembly routine last night....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Singletrack_mind
that is super informative, thank you! It's also...

that is super informative, thank you! It's also pretty much exactly what I suspected would be the problem.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Singletrack_mind
failing grip heaters

Has anyone had experience with grip heater failure on these bikes? I am experiencing intermittent failure of the heater on the throttle grip, so I am assuming the fact that the one moving part in the...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By Singletrack_mind
=Mugwest;25291351]motorcycle-specific grip...

=Mugwest;25291351]motorcycle-specific grip kits[/URL] the right heater element will be lower wattage to deal with the plastic twistgrip tube that most bikes have (too much heat to the Right element...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Ignition mapping switch for the 690

This is just a heads-up for anyone interested in having an ignition mapping switch on their handlebars instead of buried under the seat. There is a plug-&-play aftermarket way to do this, I just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,765
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Trail Tech mapping switch for 690

I can't remember all the threads this has been discussed on, but this looks like a good place to put this info:

I was planning on building my own mapping switch, had sorted the resistance needed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,757
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I'm curious about your design. Since I just...

I'm curious about your design. Since I just tackled the same sort of problem my self, I looked at those vibration isolating mount points for the guages and decided I couldn't ad anything to the stack...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251332609916?lpid=82...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251332609916?lpid=82

Touratech sells them too if you want to spend more money :D

Thanks. Calling it a "2way AMP Superseal 1.5 Series Waterproof Sealed Connector...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
remote engine map switch

does anyone know where in the US I can order the plug that mates with the wiring harness where the engine map switch plugs in? I'd like to make a remote switch. I have a reference to the correct plug...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
fuel level sender on diagram

Well damn. Thank you LethPhaos. My parts diagram simply doesn't show part 24, and neither does the diagram displayed on the KTM World site for a 2008 690E (my bike). However, if I jump to the 2010...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
euro tail pix

Just 'cause we are showing off different approaches to the euro tail mod, here's what I did. The LED turn signals are the flush-mount units from SAR, I just didn't like how they fit anywhere on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
fuel level sender part number?

Does anyone know the part number for the fuel level sender? I can not find that thing anywhere on parts diagrams and have searched by name on the KTM World site to no effect. I can see it on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
swing arm bobbins

The bolts required are 10mm with, I believe, a 1.5 coarse thread. (90% sure about that thread pitch, I just measured what I believe to be an identical bolt). I ordered my bobbins from Vortex, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
[QUOTE=wbedient;23916620]I took my 2008 690 down...

[QUOTE=wbedient;23916620]I took my 2008 690 down to the Desert 100 and raced it in the 50 mile class. This video is the highlights and the low lights.




Good job! looks like fun.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
When I installed a Uni filter and an FMF Q4 pipe...

When I installed a Uni filter and an FMF Q4 pipe on my 2008 the bike did indeed run just fine, but when I tried taking the US FS spark arrestor out as an experiment, it would start perfectly, idle 10...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 159,956
Posted By Singletrack_mind
mapping through the dealer

Hello all: I have a 2008 with an FMF Q4 slip-on and a Uni Filter. I found that, after installing these parts and doing the 15 min idle the bike ran well with the stock map if the spark arrestor was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
valve lift?

does anyone know what intake valve lift on a stock 2008 690 is?
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I don't have one to measure by its self on the...

I don't have one to measure by its self on the bench, but threading a string along the hose when it's in place on the bike and measuring that I get something like 40-41 inches. Take that for whatever...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
They would have come in a sort of nylon attaché...

They would have come in a sort of nylon attaché case when the original owner bought the bike. There is no place for them to be stowed on board. It's a pretty respectable tool kit, as OEM kits go.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
2nd & 3rd gear restriction

Thanks for that reply about the TPS reset Sprouty. I'd never seen this monomaniacs page. There is something interesting there about a restriction on throttle opening rates for 2nd and 3rd gears. I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
TPS reset to cure 8 flash code

Yeah, what you need to do is a simple throttle position sensor reset routine. Here's how:

Turn the ignition on but don't start. Wait for the tacho needle to return to zero. Then turn the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
throttle body diameter

Does anyone know the throttle body inside diameter for a 2008? I thought this would be listed in the manual with the other engine specs, but it isn't.

thanks.

Found the answer: it's 46mm
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,152
Posted By Singletrack_mind
update

Just to update this thread a little: Partmaker is no longer making these bushings. He was making them out of aluminum or Delrin, and no-one seems to have any trouble with either material, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
The HWY Dirtbike top clamp does obscure the stock...

The HWY Dirtbike top clamp does obscure the stock instruments. Paul has promised us 690 people he will put a batch of instrument protector/mounts into production soon, these carry the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
[QUOTE=Canadian_Bacon; Finally, I was going...

[QUOTE=Canadian_Bacon;

Finally, I was going to install these LED indicator lights in place of the factory ones and place them on my hand guards. However, the bike doesn't like them at all. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,721
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I used DRZ fork shrouds, they were cheap and had...

I used DRZ fork shrouds, they were cheap and had bottom mounts that were easier to make brackets for than most real MX bikes that have radial mount points completely un-like the OEM mounting points...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I also have a 2008 that did this to me once: I...

I also have a 2008 that did this to me once: I was watching the dash because I knew I was going to be pushing the limit, and if I remember right what happened was the low fuel warning came on at the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I just installed an FMF Q4 muffler and a Uni...

I just installed an FMF Q4 muffler and a Uni Filter. I tried to do the 15 minute idle recalibration routine, but the bike wouldn't run for more than about 2 minutes, then it would quit suddenly. It'd...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks for the correction. I am forever forgetful...

Thanks for the correction. I am forever forgetful of the whole Amps/Watts/Volts relationship.

I took the amperage figures from the Rider Warehouse catalog, and it's my expectation that the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
euro tail light

I just got my euro LED tail light and fender ("number plate holder"). I test fit everything tonight and am thinking about what turn signals to run and where to mount them since there are no...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks Pokie, I'll go ahead and do it.

Thanks Pokie, I'll go ahead and do it.
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By Singletrack_mind
And are you riding a /5 with stock electrics?

And are you riding a /5 with stock electrics?
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By Singletrack_mind
grip heaters on a /5?

I'm wondering about buying a friend of mine some grip heaters for his R75/5, but wondering if the stock charging system can handle the extra draw. Has anyone done this?

I am not thinking OEM BMW...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I absolutely love the slipper. I have never felt...

I absolutely love the slipper. I have never felt it do anything untoward when slipping it in an acceleration situation, and when downshifting it is just great. Barreling into a tight spot, you can...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
The way I'm reading the ABS info, the dongle...

The way I'm reading the ABS info, the dongle gives you access to the Enduro ABS mode that allows "freely locking the rear" while retaining ABS up front, and it sounds also like the ABS system can be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I recommend using those switched wired to power a...

I recommend using those switched wired to power a relay, and take the power feed for the heated grips directly from the battery with a heavier gauge wire.

My bike came to me with aftermarket...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
OK, thanks, that's exactly the position I...

OK, thanks, that's exactly the position I expected. My switch just lacks that little white arrow. That's where my #3 map was selected, and that's where I set #2 this morning.

And . . . I really...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,540
Posted By Singletrack_mind
engine map switch with no marks

I thought I'd finally get around to experimenting with my engine mapping switch this morning. When I pulled it out and looked at it, I found it has no indicator mark to line a number up with, just a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 34,149
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Last year at 28,249 miles I replaced cam chain...

Last year at 28,249 miles I replaced cam chain tensioner. I did it because the rattly start-up had gotten much worse fairly quickly. Instead of just a few moments as the tensioner filled with oil, it...
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