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Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,099
Posted By gen
Gotcha- thanks for the information. The Dunlop...

Gotcha- thanks for the information. The Dunlop site is not quite that clear.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,566
Posted By gen
I have the previous edition in XXL and I am...

I have the previous edition in XXL and I am 6'2"/186cm and it fits me well.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11,224
Views: 2,395,060
Posted By gen
That is normal for a floating rotor. KTM sells a...

That is normal for a floating rotor. KTM sells a non-floating rotor for the 690 that would fit on the 990 if you want to get rid of that.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 360,725
Posted By gen
Has definitely been mentioned before. Note that...

Has definitely been mentioned before. Note that there are slight differences in seats from the earlier models to the later ones, so if you have mismatched saddle vs. frame, that can also exacerbate...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 360,725
Posted By gen
Nicely done! My only suggestion would be the...

Nicely done! My only suggestion would be the Doubletake mirrors as they're great and can be taken off easily for offroad.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By gen
You get ABS on the 14/15 models, if that's...

You get ABS on the 14/15 models, if that's relevant to you. Also the ride-by-wire throttle.

Some people ride the bikes as is and that's great. There are a ton of aftermarket options for just about...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 108,842
Posted By gen
Ah, ok. Makes sense. I guess they will go with...

Ah, ok. Makes sense. I guess they will go with the low for the higher speed segments and the high for the segments where mud may be a greater concern.
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 108,842
Posted By gen
KTM went with the low front fender when Honda and...

KTM went with the low front fender when Honda and Yamaha went with the high fender. I wonder which will be the right choice (or will it not matter?)
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,220
Posted By gen
Are you replacing with new OEM bolts or...?

Are you replacing with new OEM bolts or...?
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

KTM ergo seat does not have a good reputation. You should look into a Renazco saddle.

HDB > Barkbusters, imo.

RR bash plate is not that great. Lots of other better options imo. I went with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
There are 3 grounds to the frame on the 690....

There are 3 grounds to the frame on the 690. Please be sure to check them.



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21337016&postcount=8553

The other thing is maybe your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
question on Galfer brake rotos

I bought a set of Galfer rotors for my Enduro. I may use them on my SMC wheels or I may use them as replacements for the OEM rotors. I wanted to double check that I bought the right ones.

Front:...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,468,594
Posted By gen
Amazing!

Amazing!
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 137,475
Posted By gen
dirty, can you share your thoughts on Loctite...

dirty, can you share your thoughts on Loctite Moly Paste? I am reading that high molybdenum disulfide content is important for countershaft sprockets or drive splines. Is the Loctite Moly equivalent...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,520
Posted By gen
There are a few Basel kit owners in the 690...

There are a few Basel kit owners in the 690 WUNDERFEST thread also the Basel thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=891170).

You might also look into finding an inmate based in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,993
Posted By gen
How about the new 2015 WR450F? or the CCM adv...

How about the new 2015 WR450F? or the CCM adv bike?

I think the Japanese are not interested because the market is not big enough and KTM basically owns it. Look at all of the mfgrs rushing into...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,930
Posted By gen
Yes, same pegs.

Yes, same pegs.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,930
Posted By gen
Not my photo: ...

Not my photo:

http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/KC-10ENG/IMG_0489.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
Saw a 690 on FB being prepped for Dakar 2015 with...

Saw a 690 on FB being prepped for Dakar 2015 with fairings from this company:

http://www.perfect-fairings.com/en/products/show/ktm-690-battle-rally-fairing_111
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,099
Posted By gen
Does Dunlop sell the Geomax 909 in the US? These...

Does Dunlop sell the Geomax 909 in the US? These photos are not mine- they're from a Hungarian site. I don't understand why Dunlop makes both the 606 and the 909 and they don't sell them in the same...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By gen
Lyndon Poskitt has had at least two of the newest...

Lyndon Poskitt has had at least two of the newest versions also wear abnormally quickly while on his RTW trip. He has caught the wear before anything catastrophic happened.

I think you'd hear some...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 70,391
Posted By gen
New Leatt 5.5 HD Pro has rib/lateral protection. ...

New Leatt 5.5 HD Pro has rib/lateral protection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-wItJvXRys

http://powerreviews.s3.amazonaws.com/images_customers/02/65/46041943_390709_raw.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By gen
The key thing to watch/listen for is the rocker...

The key thing to watch/listen for is the rocker arm bearing, which is designed poorly and wears quickly. KTM has redesigned this part at least once but the new part is failing as well. As long as you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By gen
That sounds like what many others who have...

That sounds like what many others who have purchased those tanks have experienced. Those tanks, like Acerbis and others, are made by pouring plastic into a mold. You do get some variation in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

The 690 wiki has info on adjusting the wheel size when going to or from SMC wheels. You can just change the wheel size to correct that difference. 2250 for the 21" wheel (you would adjust from this...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,468,594
Posted By gen
You are describing the 950 Super Enduro, no?

You are describing the 950 Super Enduro, no?
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 558,456
Posted By gen
Woody, at EICMA 2014, MV Augusta announced a new...

Woody, at EICMA 2014, MV Augusta announced a new bike which has an interesting spoked wheelset- the BRUTALE 800 DRAGSTER RR.

Have you seen anything like this before?
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
I think if you are in the US, makes sense to get...

I think if you are in the US, makes sense to get the Cleanspeed. If you are in the EU, the RRUK. Both aftermarket levers have been broken by 690 owners so...

If you can, fit a protective lever...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By gen
Let us know when you figure out what the problem...

Let us know when you figure out what the problem was.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
KTM made compromises when they made two bikes...

KTM made compromises when they made two bikes (SMC and Enduro) from one frame. The SMC owner would not stress a frameless subframe but Enduro owners, I think, miss a traditional subframe.
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,314
Posted By gen
Totally understood. Will email you guys directly.

Totally understood. Will email you guys directly.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,220
Posted By gen
Is that rust on the con-rod, or something else?...

Is that rust on the con-rod, or something else? Is that normal?
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,314
Posted By gen
ooh very very nice! Cush-drive replacement for...

ooh very very nice! Cush-drive replacement for SMC rear? How much and when can we order?
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,314
Posted By gen
Pegs that fit the 950/990 have to be ground to...

Pegs that fit the 950/990 have to be ground to fit the 690. Does this require grinding for the 690?
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By gen
The spark plug cap on the 690 can come off/be...

The spark plug cap on the 690 can come off/be damaged. Take a close look there and make sure there's a clean connection or replace any damaged wires there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11,224
Views: 2,395,060
Posted By gen
I am sorry to hear about your sensor. I think KTM...

I am sorry to hear about your sensor. I think KTM should consider a redesign that would not allow a rock to fit in there. Will your dealer fix this under warranty?

First time I have seen the ABS...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 2,311,640
Posted By gen
Andy- nice upgrade. Which disc did you go with?...

Andy- nice upgrade. Which disc did you go with? EBC? KTM?
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4,010
Views: 1,969,476
Posted By gen
North Island or South? I loved NZ. Rented a 12GS...

North Island or South? I loved NZ. Rented a 12GS and did both islands.
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 360,725
Posted By gen
In another thread, someone contacted WP and they...

In another thread, someone contacted WP and they claim that bleeders are not required?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24887945&postcount=11
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By gen
Yamaha WR 450 F Rally

Yamaha Italia is providing an FIM-spec 450 rally bike based on the WR 450 priced at 13.490 euro (10,500, $17,200 approx.) You can buy the kit alone for around 5700 Euro. It looks very comprehensive....
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