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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By DrKayak
I have been an Etrex 20 user since it was...

I have been an Etrex 20 user since it was introduced. Many features were fixed over time. It actually works pretty good.. but I'm ready for something better...

Only took me a few hours of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By DrKayak
I hear the Husky is sprung softer, linkage on the...

I hear the Husky is sprung softer, linkage on the rear, and possible a few minor engine mods to make it more of a dual sport. While the KTM remains a full on performance dirt bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By DrKayak
Tons of space for the LED fan on my 07 450exc. ...

Tons of space for the LED fan on my 07 450exc.
Tight fit on my 2011 690 Enduro. Still worth the effort.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By DrKayak
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012270&page=6
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By DrKayak
My 07 450EXC factory head light has a H4...

My 07 450EXC factory head light has a H4 standard. I still thought it sucked. .. The Cyclops LED upgrade mentioned above is much brighter than the stock H4. Uses less power too.. great upgrade for a...
Forum: Trials 12-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,975
Posted By DrKayak
Not sure if I would get in trouble if I gave up a...

Not sure if I would get in trouble if I gave up a secret trail that was devastated by the King Fire. I better error on the side of don't tell.... the keepers of the secret trails know who I am.....
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, FMF Q4, Evo1 air box lid, remap to Evo1...

Yep, FMF Q4, Evo1 air box lid, remap to Evo1 map... done. zero issues.

As to the OP. Depends on what you use the WR for and if you want the excessive HP of the 690. :eek1

As a dirt bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By DrKayak
You can do real single track on the 690.. :deal ...

You can do real single track on the 690.. :deal


http://youtu.be/876MU26qQhc?t=10m51s
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By DrKayak
Cool,, I sold my 950 to get a 690. I ride the 690...

Cool,, I sold my 950 to get a 690. I ride the 690 so much more and go out all the side trails I found on the 950 but was chicken to ride.. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By DrKayak
Yes, my 2011 has the dents too. Be warned -- the...

Yes, my 2011 has the dents too. Be warned -- the 2010 is the last year with the poor turning radius. This was improved on the 2011 and carried forward to the newer models. I am sure of this.. You can...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By DrKayak
I have not looked at the oil flow diagram for the...

I have not looked at the oil flow diagram for the 690 (if there is one). Still, I would bet $$ if there is a blockage to where the front screen passage is not flowing .. you would have bigger issues....
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By DrKayak
It's all the same oil from the same engine....

It's all the same oil from the same engine. Right? I bet your perception of the oil draining from the front screen is due to lighting. Shine a flashlight thru the oil as it drains and it looks quite...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,853
Posted By DrKayak
Depends on your definition of "Dual Sport". For...

Depends on your definition of "Dual Sport". For me dual sport is 50/50 - equally fun on dirt and street. That's the KTM 690 for me. It has the HP to thrill on the pavement and can be ridden as a dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,173
Posted By DrKayak
I went thru the same deal looking for a new 2013....

I went thru the same deal looking for a new 2013. tons of adds on Cycle Trader and not a single new bike to be found. Have not looked at Cycle Trader since. :puke1


My advice is to find a used...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,300,091
Posted By DrKayak
I did not use the boot, I used silicone around...

I did not use the boot, I used silicone around the edge of the Cyclops LED to seal it and hold the bulb secure. I cut the parking bulb off the old wiring harness to plug that hole... and put a bule...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By DrKayak
I run heated grips with no problem. I wired the...

I run heated grips with no problem. I wired the 690 for my Gerbins but have not needed it yet. I expect the 690 will run both. I always add a volt meter so I can monitor the voltage drop as I add...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,223
Posted By DrKayak
Back to the original question --- The 690 is fine...

Back to the original question --- The 690 is fine even on the interstate under 80mph even with DOT knobbies.. But it feels like a big dirt bike. If comfortable is your thing you will hate it on long...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,223
Posted By DrKayak
The 690 was born a Supermoto then later offered...

The 690 was born a Supermoto then later offered as an Enduro version. It is amazing on tight little paved roads. Faster than my KTM 950 was.

But... the real answer to you question is... get a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 359,532
Posted By DrKayak
You broke them crashing on dirt? Better get real...

You broke them crashing on dirt? Better get real metal hand guards if you are using your 690 as a dirt bike. I put the KTM ones on day 1. The OE plastic ones are just for looks..

It's a big bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,356
Views: 1,461,066
Posted By DrKayak
The Cyclops was a tight fit on my 2011 690. Fan...

The Cyclops was a tight fit on my 2011 690. Fan depth issue. Only issue once installed was the screws on the fan cover vibrating out. Replaced them and thread lock... Love it.. so much I put one on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By DrKayak
I would bet $$$ it being caused by the rubber...

I would bet $$$ it being caused by the rubber bumpers on the seat pan at the battery box comming off. Then once the rubber bumpers are gone the pan can flex and break.

My rubber bumpers were...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,727
Posted By DrKayak
I would be very disappointed in KTM if they think...

I would be very disappointed in KTM if they think there is a market for this bike in the U.S. and not the Free Ride..

Models like this would be beginning of the end of great dirt bike company.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By DrKayak
What year?

I'm guessing you are talking 2009-2011? I would agree.

I flipped the rubber loops around so that you are pulling the loop part thru behind the fork tube and not the fat notch part that the loop...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By DrKayak
Another thread on the same subject -- ...

Another thread on the same subject --

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990840

If I had to say why -- to some the 690 is too big for a dirt bike and too much like a dirt bike to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By DrKayak
A buddy has a 2014. It's gets a little better MPG...

A buddy has a 2014. It's gets a little better MPG than mine. I don't see the extra ~5mpg worth dealing with the ABS and locked down ECU (no TuneECU).

My 2011 is running Evo maps and still gets...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 117,935
Posted By DrKayak
You can ride it... if you can get on it.. It's...

You can ride it... if you can get on it.. It's not been lowered to girl's height. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 117,935
Posted By DrKayak
I let SuperPlush do my 2011 690. It is my...

I let SuperPlush do my 2011 690. It is my understanding the high-speed damping is too harsh on the front and rear. Need to re-valve or change the shim stack. It's not the spring rate. I kept the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By DrKayak
I had a 07 610 and it was known for wearing out...

I had a 07 610 and it was known for wearing out the cam chain quickly. If the auto cam chain tensioner is over so many notches extended then the chain is too worn and the tensioner will push the ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 117,935
Posted By DrKayak
They did not even try to stop it at Wentworth...

They did not even try to stop it at Wentworth Springs Rd. Too much of a fire storm and too wide of a front..


Hunters Trials is gone too....

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 117,935
Posted By DrKayak
This ride will never be the same.. The video...

This ride will never be the same.. The video starts at PoHo Ridge staging area.

http://youtu.be/876MU26qQhc

There was some sweet stuff between PoHo and Slate Mt.

Rode up there last...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 117,935
Posted By DrKayak
King fire near Sly Park

This morning from Granite Springs.

http://i.imgur.com/az4zgl3.jpg

3:00 today From the Shell station in Sly Park.

http://i.imgur.com/RXelePK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xHtoIQV.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By DrKayak
Yea.. and don't ever post a link to E-bay... I...

Yea.. and don't ever post a link to E-bay... I got reamed for that. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By DrKayak
The 640 was know for bad vibrations which was...

The 640 was know for bad vibrations which was fixed with the new 690 version. Also 13,000 miles is more of a big deal on a thumper that a 950. I would think your 950 is worth more than the 640.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 359,532
Posted By DrKayak
Blue = soft Red = medium The blue...

Blue = soft
Red = medium

The blue bushings are a recent addition to the kit.

Not sure what's soft about them as my bars have zero detectable play. Guess there is a reduction in bar vibes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 359,532
Posted By DrKayak
Just got mine and it shipped with blue installed....

Just got mine and it shipped with blue installed. liked it so I didn't see a reason to try the red.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,356
Views: 1,461,066
Posted By DrKayak
Not me man, it was that way when I bought it. I...

Not me man, it was that way when I bought it. I will add it to the list of things the previous owner did wrong. :rofl

Must be on backwards as the other side is correct -
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,356
Views: 1,461,066
Posted By DrKayak
http://i.imgur.com/6bB9jGV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6bB9jGV.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By DrKayak
The 690 should have enough spare amps to run a...

The 690 should have enough spare amps to run a GPS without issues. I added a good quality volt meter beside the speedometer so I can monitor voltage when I run accessories. I never see below 14v...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,450
Posted By DrKayak
The 2014 forks can me modified. Not sure what...

The 2014 forks can me modified. Not sure what you consider "revalve"

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24828370&postcount=182
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,998
Posted By DrKayak
MiniMan clearly has a problem with his bike. As...

MiniMan clearly has a problem with his bike. As stated it's not a design problem with the 14 that need a remap or new exhaust. The 14 runs great great in stock form.

If you did you research,...
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