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Old 03-07-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
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Code Orange: Building up Three and a Half KTM 690 R's

The Basterds are heading to the orange side of the fence. We are building up four 690R's for adventure duty.

Why this thread?

Because I would like to document and illustrate what we do to make it easier for others who may have similar aspirations. Right now there are a few 690 threads and one giant threadfest which is like a library without an index. Google helps but it's not ideal.

Planned mods (and walkthroughs if applicable):

Evaporative Canister Removal (DONE)
KTM radiator protector (DONE - write up pending)
Scotts Steering damper (James Renazco is putting out a rally style mount so I'm waiting for that)
Radiator fan fix (DONE)
Fuel line fix (DONE)
Radiator diffuser fix (DONE)
Radiator coolant hose fix
Fan power supply rub fix (DONE)
Rally-Raid side tanks install (DONE)
Rally-Raid 88 degree radiator fan switch install (PENDING)
Countersprocket step-up (Waiting on the ordered 14T CS)
Lynx fairing install (DONE)
Turn signal fix (This is resolved with the new exhaust)
FMF Q4 exhaust replacement (DONE)
Engine protection (G-it) (DONE)
Touratech pannier rack with Rear luggage rack (G-it) (DONE)
Uni USA foam filter (DONE)
Ignition map switch (DONE)
Heated grips (Pending Installation)
Renazco seat (DONE)
Rally-Raid lower and upper bolts (DONE)
G2 Throttle Tamer (Pending installation)
Delrin lower tank bolt bushings (Pending installation)
Painted the bike white (DONE)
Tune ECU modification (DONE)

There are others I can't recall of the top of my head.

Here are the stats:

Bartron: 2010 690R
Grizzler: 2011 690R
Getafix: 2011 690R
Ronyx: 2011 690R (but since he's in Calgary, he's the 'half')

I'll reserve the next few posts for our updates and invite anyone who has info or pics of these installs to chime in. I'm hoping that this will be a good DIY resource for all of us.
Ride on.

:: Furious Basterds: Velox, Vehemens, Oblivio
:: "For those who don't understand, no explanation is possible. For those who do, none is necessary."

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