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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By LukasM
You can keep the rest the same, the fork guards...

You can keep the rest the same, the fork guards will need some trimming where the tire touches them, it will be obvious once you bolt in the wheels. Takes a few seconds with a sanding disc on a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
The Squadron is an off road light that throws...

The Squadron is an off road light that throws light everywhere the same, including the eyes of oncoming drivers. As you will see in the picture Seth posted all street legal lights cut off the light...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-14-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,435
Posted By LukasM
Was that Tolga? We passed each other on the way...

Was that Tolga? We passed each other on the way to Magadan earlier this year, unfortunately we were in a hurry to catch a ferry and didn't get a chance to talk to him.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
Yeah running only a Squadron on the street is not...

Yeah running only a Squadron on the street is not a good idea, when you dim it enough to not blind other drivers you can't see very well yourself any more.

Both Pyndon and I are now using one...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,110
Posted By LukasM
The 690 Rally pegs are a straight fit onto any...

The 690 Rally pegs are a straight fit onto any 690.

I myself am not a fan of the Rally carbon fiber bash plates, while they are nice and light they don't hold up very well. OEM replacements are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By LukasM
I think every bike that gets ridden in remote...

I think every bike that gets ridden in remote places should have a voltmeter installed, especially EFI ones. They are very cheap and small, and will help you with troubleshooting and warning you when...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
The good KTM rack with the dual struts is the...

The good KTM rack with the dual struts is the exact same stainless steel piece made by Touratech, just powder coated black, which makes it look 10x better in my opinion. Which one is cheaper depends...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By LukasM
The only bike that comes close to your wishes is...

The only bike that comes close to your wishes is a 690 Enduro with a Basel kit on it, or a 690 Rally if you are ok with carb vs. FI.

All the current twins are going to add an extra 80-100 lbs once...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
Unlike some other KTMs the well running 690s...

Unlike some other KTMs the well running 690s generally don't burn any oil.

Do an additional stator test to see if any/which one of the phases is shorting out:

Unplug the stator from the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
Those should work just fine Gen. The stock Enduro...

Those should work just fine Gen. The stock Enduro rear is 4mm but I ran the 5mm from an SMC to get more life out of it.




Check that all your connections are good and clean and then measure...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 189,331
Posted By LukasM
No, the frames are different, the 690 Rally is...

No, the frames are different, the 690 Rally is narrower at the rear. If you want to use a 450 tank you have to cut the old mounts off and fabricate new ones that look like the 690 Enduro. Lyndon has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,110
Posted By LukasM
I'm sure you will like the bike mate, if you feel...

I'm sure you will like the bike mate, if you feel the need you can always upgrade it later with some OEM Rally suspension parts.

The shipping cost from Basel is a bit ridiculous, they really need...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By LukasM
The dimples are normal. The change you are...

The dimples are normal. The change you are talking about came in 2012, when KTM increased the triple offset by 10mm and reduced the axle lug offset by the same amount.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By LukasM
Yeah the TCT is assisted by oil pressure, if the...

Yeah the TCT is assisted by oil pressure, if the rattle goes away after a couple of seconds you don't have to worry about it.

I fitted the manual TCT from Rally Raid and like that it doesn't ever...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,865
Posted By LukasM
These are either Fastway Adventure pegs or a very...

These are either Fastway Adventure pegs or a very very close copy.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By LukasM
The oil is definitely going through the whole...

The oil is definitely going through the whole system or the engine would have stopped running quickly...

The screens do filter differently though, the left side one and drain plug pick up stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By LukasM
My exhaust rocker bearing failed around 35.000...

My exhaust rocker bearing failed around 35.000 kms IIRC, there was a ticking noise that got worse until it seized completely, also damaging the cam. It had been replaced by KTM at 15.000 kms under...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By LukasM
The OEM rally tanks are PE front (good luck...

The OEM rally tanks are PE front (good luck getting them painted anything other than the factory white) and PA6 rear.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By LukasM
From my very scientific testing - blowing air...

From my very scientific testing - blowing air through it with my mouth - EFI filters don't have a lot of resistance either, so I think pretty much any fuel filter should work as long as you make it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,565
Posted By LukasM
Shame about that Andy, really shouldn't happen!...

Shame about that Andy, really shouldn't happen! It is only the second time I hear of that bearing failing so you got quite unlucky, the other one was really catastrophic though and damaged most other...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By LukasM
Hi Orangecicle, Thanks for following! Yes I...

Hi Orangecicle,

Thanks for following! Yes I got the engine back together after the rebuild in Tokyo and installed the bike, and I am very relieved to say that it now runs beautifully, smoother and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By LukasM
The engine should basically plug in, but you will...

The engine should basically plug in, but you will need a bigger DC R/R. If you get an 04+ engine you will need a bushing to sleeve the rear engine hole down for the thinner swingarm axle, KTM sells...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 680,322
Posted By LukasM
I run the TT side racks, Wolfman top rack, and...

I run the TT side racks, Wolfman top rack, and Magadans panniers as far forward as possible while still being supported by the racks (see pics earlier in this thread). This puts the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By LukasM
You get most of the Rally looks this way but the...

You get most of the Rally looks this way but the handling is still very different due to the different linkage, longer swingarm, lower offset triple clamps (and longer forks?). The frames are also...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
The SE disc will work fine on the 690, as will...

The SE disc will work fine on the 690, as will any other 4-5mm thick 300mm disc with KTM bolt pattern.

Don't see the point of an EXC brake swap on the much heavier bike unless you are riding slow...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
Yeah the rim locks should match whatever rim size...

Yeah the rim locks should match whatever rim size you have mounted (stock are 1.85" and 2.5" as mentioned), then you can fit any tires on them.

I used to like the Motion Pro Litelocks for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,565
Posted By LukasM
Hey man, You got the full service manual,...

Hey man,

You got the full service manual, right? If not PM me your email address and I'll send it over.

I've just completed a full rebuild of my 09 690 Rally engine (basically the same as the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
Hey guys, Just checking in from my RTW trip,...

Hey guys,

Just checking in from my RTW trip, I've now arrived in Tokyo, Japan. I've just rebuilt my 690 Rally engine in a generous local riders garage because it was using shitloads of oil (ring...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,897
Posted By LukasM
Very nice work so far Mr. Gunnerbuck! Always cool...

Very nice work so far Mr. Gunnerbuck! Always cool to build a good working bike from a bunch of parts that were just lying around.



You could build a similar bracket to the one below that I use...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By LukasM
How long have you been riding? I've never ever...

How long have you been riding? I've never ever felt the need for a tach on a dirt bike. You shift by feel and sound, and generally don't have time to look down off road anyway.

On the other hand,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By LukasM
All low fender conversion kits are made to work...

All low fender conversion kits are made to work with the 640/950 low fenders, these are slightly different than the 990 fender. The spacing on the front bolts is different, and the attachment of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By LukasM
Yeah the full travel EXC forks should feel nice...

Yeah the full travel EXC forks should feel nice and plush, and be good for travel as they are so easy to service. My Rally closed cartridge forks are quite harsh but they are also in serious need of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By LukasM
Very nice work on the rebuild and great way to...

Very nice work on the rebuild and great way to document it! I bet the whole thing took many many hours, way more than you anticipated in the beginning. At least that's what always happens to me......
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 158,918
Posted By LukasM
Hey Nick, I was over 4000 meters in...

Hey Nick,

I was over 4000 meters in Tajikistan a couple of times, bike was still running great with plenty of smooth power (this was the EFI 690), instant starts and no surging. I mostly used 90...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,348
Posted By LukasM
On the 2007-2013 models the butterfly valve can...

On the 2007-2013 models the butterfly valve can only open when you mechanically pull the throttle cable. There is an override by the EPT computer, but that can only slow down the opening, and never...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 189,331
Posted By LukasM
I've got the 2009 690 Rally owners manual as a...

I've got the 2009 690 Rally owners manual as a PDF, PM me your email address and I'll send it over.

We use 2 liters for an oil change with fresh filters, that puts it at the top of the sight...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19,730
Views: 2,279,813
Posted By LukasM
For those of you that bought rockers arms earlier...

For those of you that bought rockers arms earlier this year, keep an eye on them as I think there might have been a bad batch. Pyndon installed new ones in his bike after approx. 30,000 kms and then...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,574
Posted By LukasM
Yeah sorry it meant the GT 723 Rallye:...

Yeah sorry it meant the GT 723 Rallye: http://www.goldentyre.com/en/dt_portfolio/gt-723-2/
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,574
Posted By LukasM
Hey Gen, If you want a long lasting dirt...

Hey Gen,

If you want a long lasting dirt tire in that category you could try to can get a Goldentyre Desert rear instead, Lyndon and I both really liked them. Comparable grip to the Michelin...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,435
Posted By LukasM
Looking good mtothef! I remember from your other...

Looking good mtothef! I remember from your other build threads that you are not one to shy away from more radical fabrication methods... :D

Did somebody say something about inviting Europeans to...
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