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Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19,884
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Posted By Oldbear
This. Get an EXC lever for a few euros and...

This.

Get an EXC lever for a few euros and drill & tap a hole for a set screw (and finish with epoxy putty if you feel like it).

Works perfectly.

http://i.imgur.com/WPPAYs3.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
I've cracked two seats so far, both the original...

I've cracked two seats so far, both the original and the Powerparts seat failed after a while at the same spot.

The reason seems to be that the middle rubber thingies that support the seat aren't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 45,882
Posted By Oldbear
Well you got me doubting so I had to go and...

Well you got me doubting so I had to go and check. Top shock bolt is definitely T50 on my '12.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 45,882
Posted By Oldbear
IIRC the shock bolts are T50.

IIRC the shock bolts are T50.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
The stock chain on mine was only 114 links....

The stock chain on mine was only 114 links. That's only good for the stock gearing, 116 or 118 gives more options..
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19,884
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Posted By Oldbear
Just remembered as I was writing my previous...

Just remembered as I was writing my previous reply that I had one of those nitrided plates (number 32 in the diagram) in the garage so here's a picture. It looks just like the other steel plates. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Number 30 is basically two thin steel rings, the...

Number 30 is basically two thin steel rings, the pretension ring and the support ring. The support ring fits inside the trimmed fibre plate. From what I understand number 32 is just a normal clutch...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Oldbear
It's most likely the clutch slave cylinder. ...

It's most likely the clutch slave cylinder.

BMW had some quality problems with 2009 models, there are several threads about the issue here, e.g.:...
Forum: EMEA 07-31-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Oldbear
They're handlebar mittens, really useful in...

They're handlebar mittens, really useful in colder weather since you can wear normal gloves and maintain better feel for the controls.
Forum: EMEA 07-29-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Oldbear
Yes, it's best to cover parts of the 690's...

Yes, it's best to cover parts of the 690's radiator when riding in colder than –10 Celcius or so, otherwise the engine never reaches proper operating temperature and you have the risk of cold seize....
Forum: EMEA 07-29-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Oldbear
Haven’t got a clue how snow chains work with...

Haven’t got a clue how snow chains work with motorcycles but why not. But a pair of proper studded tires should last for your trip through Scandinavia and be a lot more hassle-free.

On the other...
Forum: EMEA 07-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Oldbear
That's a nice plan you got there :thumb ...

That's a nice plan you got there :thumb

Studded tires are banned in Germany and Denmark but if you stay on the main roads you should be fine with knobbies anyway. Just drop down the pressure. Any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
If you mean the flashing FI light codes you can...

If you mean the flashing FI light codes you can find them all in the owner's manual under "Blink codes".

And if you haven't got a manual you can download it from KTM's website:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Oldbear
Since you've been tinkering with the tank it...

Since you've been tinkering with the tank it would be good to check that the cables are properly seated in the bowden box and that you haven't accidentally disconnected the idle actuator connectors....
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,901
Posted By Oldbear
Poseidon GTX is made in Vietnam.

Poseidon GTX is made in Vietnam.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
If the injector is clean you might also want to...

If the injector is clean you might also want to check the throttle body sensor values (APAD/THAD). If they are off the bike won't idle properly and you'll also have problems with starting when the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
1.20 liters (1.27 qt.)

1.20 liters (1.27 qt.)
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Unfortunately you can't tell anything from the...

Unfortunately you can't tell anything from the colors since there's no standard, the manufacturers can use any color that sells best. And they keep changing the colors.

You can mix ethylene glycol...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
If it was Elf 10W-60 moto oil it should be just...

If it was Elf 10W-60 moto oil it should be just fine for the clutch since it’s rated JASO-MA2.

But if you’re still on the original clutch it might be worth popping the clutch cover open anyhow and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
I swapped a Shindengen FH008EE to my 690 a few...

I swapped a Shindengen FH008EE to my 690 a few weeks ago and IIRC the wires from the r/r towards the stator were 2.5 mm2. That's something like 16 AWG in dollars, I guess?

I think the original...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,212
Posted By Oldbear
I did use the straps that came with the bags and...

I did use the straps that came with the bags and just cut them to length. Sorry, no pics since I haven't used the bag for a while on the KTM.

Have a nice trip :thumb
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Oldbear
+10 000 miles is no problem with the K60 front....

+10 000 miles is no problem with the K60 front. You could probably get something between 15–20k out of it if you're touring long distance.
Forum: Europe 05-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Oldbear
Dress warm, it can get surprisingly chilly up...

Dress warm, it can get surprisingly chilly up north even in July. The only other thing that might come as a surprise are the mosquitoes: they can be a huge annoyance in July, especially up north.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-05-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 118,445
Posted By Oldbear
The "Applications" in iPhone settings only shows...

The "Applications" in iPhone settings only shows "Smartphone Link", there's nothing more available there (for now, at least). So it's just for the weather and traffic data etc.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 118,445
Posted By Oldbear
Bluetooth. After pairing the iPhone there...

Bluetooth.

After pairing the iPhone there should be "Phone calls", "Media" and "Applications" in the bluetooth options (Settings/Bluetooth/iPhone). Once you have "Media" selected, you just need to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 118,445
Posted By Oldbear
Basically Zumo just shows all the content you...

Basically Zumo just shows all the content you have in your Music app on your iPhone.

Since iTunes Radio is not available in this part of the world the only options are the music files that have...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 118,445
Posted By Oldbear
You can browse your iPhone's music library with...

You can browse your iPhone's music library with the Zumo, no problem. You have the option to browse by album, artist or genre. You can also use your iPhone's playlists.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Oldbear
German company called Großewächter has put...

German company called Großewächter has put together some CP pistons kits for KTM 690's: http://www.gw-racing-parts.de/index2.php?view=tuning&HID=21&type=690&von=2006&bis=2010&lan=en#
Forum: Europe 04-30-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Oldbear
Hey, that water crossing looks familiar! Here are...

Hey, that water crossing looks familiar! Here are a few pics I took last winter while I was there:

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

http://i.imgur.com/D12LLuz.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Right. So it seems that the revised parts came...

Right. So it seems that the revised parts came available in late 2012 so there might be some 2013 models that have them. KTM starts to build next years models after the summer holidays each year.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Here's a link to a post with a couple of pics:...

Here's a link to a post with a couple of pics: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23727847#post23727847
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
The rocker arm part numbers changed in late 2013....

The rocker arm part numbers changed in late 2013. <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">All 2012 and 2013 models have the old design.</span>

Revised parts came too late for 2012 model year...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,343
Posted By Oldbear
I replaced all my heavy camera gear with OM-D...

I replaced all my heavy camera gear with OM-D EM-5 two years ago. Even after two years I'm still constantly amazed what such small camera and lenses are capable of.

It is kinda pricey with good...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Battery relocation kit: 76511956044 The...

Battery relocation kit: 76511956044

The battery kit includes the seat support plate etc.

K&N air filter part # is 76506915000, might be cheaper without KTM packaging though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Old one on the left, new one on the right: ...

Old one on the left, new one on the right:

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

And vice versa:

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

Part numbers for the new and (hopefully) revised parts are:...
Forum: EMEA 03-18-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Oldbear
You have a nice plan there. But (and...

You have a nice plan there.

But (and there’s always the “but”) you might be pushing the schedule with St. Petersburg. It’s a bit of a shame to go over there and just hurry through. If you could...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Side stand lengths for different models should go...

Side stand lengths for different models should go like this:

Enduro R 2008–2011: 306 mm
Enduro 2008–2011 and Enduro R 2012–: 295 mm
SMC R: 275 mm
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19,884
Views: 2,309,323
Posted By Oldbear
Just checked the valves and found that the...

Just checked the valves and found that the exhaust side was way too loose.

Turned out that the rocker arm roller bearing was already toast. There was a fair bit of radial play and the bearing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 465,841
Posted By Oldbear
This might help:...

This might help: http://www.renthal.com/shop/fit-my-bike
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,027
Posted By Oldbear
Correct! Just like mushrooms, they appear rapidly...

Correct! Just like mushrooms, they appear rapidly expanding from the soil.

http://i.imgur.com/IazhvqE.jpg?1
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