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Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
Looks nice! Let us know how it goes. My only...

Looks nice! Let us know how it goes.

My only concern with moving to BD lights is that you lose the cover on the lights. Yes, i know the BD lights have their own but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 1,194,047
Posted By gen
Albie, I too don't want to pay Garmin (especially...

Albie, I too don't want to pay Garmin (especially because the lineup in Japan is worse than elsewhere) but what is your plan for rain and power?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 203,248
Posted By gen
There's a lot of discussion on this in the Woodys...

There's a lot of discussion on this in the Woodys Wheel Works thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24218858&postcount=3032).

You should be looking for a safety bead if you want to...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 904,317
Posted By gen
Going back to the Knipex pliers, was there...

Going back to the Knipex pliers, was there consensus on the best size for the garage vs on bike toolkit? I was thinking 7" for toolkit, 10" for garage toolbox.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 37,474
Posted By gen
That is terrible. You should start a new...

That is terrible.

You should start a new thread to warn others about this firm. ADV has pretty good SEO so if you have a thread titled with the firm's name and to warn others against using them,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 221,202
Posted By gen
No, this temp is normal for your usage. Cold...

No, this temp is normal for your usage.

Cold engine for 15 min reset.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,108
Posted By gen
Emperor Racing now has the 690 skid plate in...

Emperor Racing now has the 690 skid plate in black.

http://www.emperorracing.com/

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd223/gkanai/2025bk-Emperor-1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
Emperor Racing 690 skid plate black

Emperor Racing now has the 690 skid plate in black.

http://www.emperorracing.com/

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd223/gkanai/2025bk-Emperor-1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,801
Posted By gen
Thx for the note.

Thx for the note.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 221,202
Posted By gen
If you can post the details for the '14 here,...

If you can post the details for the '14 here, ideally with photos, I can also update the 690 wiki.

http://ktm690.info/index.php/Enduro-to-SMC-Conversion
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 17,321
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Posted By gen
stem? You mean fork leg? You may have some...

stem? You mean fork leg?

You may have some dirt underneath the seal. That can be cleaned by a tool like a Sealmate, but you can also make your own with cardboard or thin plastic or even thick...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By gen
I too would not mess with the steering stops....

I too would not mess with the steering stops. Your 2014 has wider steering lock than my 2010. It was worse before!

You should look into a Koubalink lowering links for your 690. You lose suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By gen
You should ask in the dedicated 690 TuneECU...

You should ask in the dedicated 690 TuneECU thread. That's where the TuneECU users will notice your question.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685657
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 28,516
Posted By gen
I'm definitely interested to buy. Do we just...

I'm definitely interested to buy. Do we just order via that dedicated page?



Question: if this is a new supplier, and I'm unsure as to whether I should order the 3XL/4XL or the 5XL/6XL (I know...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,475
Posted By gen
Rear wheel of the Yamaha Serow 225 is also...

Rear wheel of the Yamaha Serow 225 is also tubeless

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8420/8909788870_bf70887beb_z.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 221,202
Posted By gen
If you are planning to get a steering damper, you...

If you are planning to get a steering damper, you may want to consider the Scotts SUB mount which has raises the bars 13 mm.

http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabilizer_Photos.php?ID=1323&DPID=965
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
For road-biased tire, Pirelli MT90 Scorpion would...

For road-biased tire, Pirelli MT90 Scorpion would be my choice. Not that cheap, however.

I think you can find a Kenda Big Block or IRC GP-1 to fit the OEM rim.
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,475
Posted By gen
Outex sells a spoked rim sealing kit for about...

Outex sells a spoked rim sealing kit for about $100 and it is non destructive.

http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~outex/tubelesskitenglishlist.htm
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,698
Posted By gen
Great images and great writing. Thank you! ...

Great images and great writing. Thank you!

Can you tell us a bit about that blue vest you're wearing? What is that for?

I know the bike is the main focus but can you share a bit about what...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,946
Posted By gen
It sounds like a well-sorted bike. As long as it...

It sounds like a well-sorted bike. As long as it got the new roller bearings, then that's good too.

Lots of info in the 690 Wiki: http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10,267
Views: 2,097,744
Posted By gen
Not sure why but the first two photos don't load....

Not sure why but the first two photos don't load.

I'm considering Flexx bars too, right now considering 14 Enduro High or 15 Enduro High. Can you share why you went with the bend/height you chose?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 221,202
Posted By gen
Ah, ok. My mistake. Still, that should not be...

Ah, ok. My mistake. Still, that should not be happening 7 years after this bike first went to market.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 221,202
Posted By gen
While it is a small defect, it is to a safety...

While it is a small defect, it is to a safety item.

I just don't see how KTM can make such a manufacturing error in 2014. They have been making this bike since 2008. It says that KTM's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
I was thinking about the same rear disc. Can you...

I was thinking about the same rear disc. Can you post photos before you mount the wheel or if you've already finished then a photo showing the disc mounted? Thank you in advance.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
2014 model should be less susceptible to the fuel...

2014 model should be less susceptible to the fuel pump issues as I think there was a redesign in 2012? Someone knows more about this than I do.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
How long did that pump last for? Was that the...

How long did that pump last for? Was that the original pump from 2008?

So anti-seize on the fuel pump bolts... will do that if/when I need to replace my OEM pump.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 1,194,047
Posted By gen
Wow. Covered under warranty, right? Did you have...

Wow. Covered under warranty, right? Did you have any warning signs that the seal was failing?
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

I rode a 640 LC4 SM (17"/17") for years before the 690e. It has similar rake/trail to the SMC.

Many Enduro owners have a set of 17" wheels. Yes two owners prefer the 19" front but many enjoy the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 1,572,356
Posted By gen
RTW with Noah on a KTM 690

Never gonna happen. Look at what KTM has built since the 690e debuted. 990, 1190, lots more road bikes, and the 690 has basically just had a small displacement bump and ABS.

The 690e is in the...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,875
Posted By gen
The new 450 Rally that KTM is selling- will they...

The new 450 Rally that KTM is selling- will they have parts for that on sale sometime?
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
I used the rear one. Not sure that it matters...

I used the rear one. Not sure that it matters that much.
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 1,572,356
Posted By gen
Wow. Lucky that he did not die. Living on...

Wow. Lucky that he did not die.

Living on Koh Samui, who would think that an S1000RR is an appropriate bike?!?! That bike is mainly a racebike, not something for rural Thailand.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 1,194,047
Posted By gen
Ah right- Hemisphere has no zipper there. Looks a...

Ah right- Hemisphere has no zipper there. Looks a lot like the Hemisphere though.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17,321
Views: 1,811,308
Posted By gen
Some instructions on the oil that you lubricate...

Some instructions on the oil that you lubricate the exhaust hanger with.

I just installed my Wings last week. Check a few pages back for my situation. I had to take off a gasket that was on the...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,875
Posted By gen
Very curious, especially if you will be selling...

Very curious, especially if you will be selling your build too.

Would love more detail on why you have decided to build your own vs what is out there already.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 1,194,047
Posted By gen
I think that is the new 2014 Altrider Hemisphere....

I think that is the new 2014 Altrider Hemisphere.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=947051
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10,267
Views: 2,097,744
Posted By gen
Lots of info in the Ask Woody's thread ...

Lots of info in the Ask Woody's thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145899
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,189
Posted By gen
For the seat, if you want something unique, you...

For the seat, if you want something unique, you might consider having them re-done by Noguchi. Many of the factory rally teams (both Dakar and Enduro-class) are going to Noguchi for seats.
...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 118,532
Posted By gen
Thank you Dirty!

Thank you Dirty!
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 118,532
Posted By gen
Question for Dirty or anyone: is there a Loctite...

Question for Dirty or anyone: is there a Loctite appropriate for application on screws that attach to exhausts? My 690 has header guards and I recently used 243 on the screws that attach the guards...
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