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Old 10-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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KTM 690 clutch cover protection ?

After the hole I put in my 2010 690 clutch cover today, I'm looking for appropriate protection. Here's what I've found:

- KTM offers a carbon fibre "cover", but it barely covers any of the clutch cover (only the bottom).
- G-IT makes what appears to be the best option:
http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...m-690-e-r.html

I've seen lots of what appear to be full coverage options for the LC8 such as CJ's excellent clutch covers (http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products...ch-cover-base/), but cant find anything for the LC4. Would appreciate any info/insight fellow inmates can offer....

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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German company Carbonadi makes carbon fiber covers for 690 Enduro. Their website doesn't show them but they sell them on eBay: http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI....ht_2286wt_1180

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:37 AM   #3
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Here is another Kevlar and Carbon Fibre cover http://www.zenoverland.com/bikebits/...bon-fibre.html
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:53 AM   #4
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Case Protection

I use this Adventure-Spec kit:

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...m-690-e-r.html

Works well for me and much cheaper than the carbon covers.

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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Here is another Kevlar and Carbon Fibre cover http://www.zenoverland.com/bikebits/...bon-fibre.html
Those are no longer available.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #6
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This actually a KLR case guard but can be painted to match the pumpkins.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WALL-PATCH-N...-/200673866260
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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This actually a KLR case guard but can be painted to match the pumpkins.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WALL-PATCH-N...-/200673866260
That was a good one.....
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:12 AM   #8
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That was a good one.....
Glad you enjoyed it. In all seriousness, I cut one onto half moon shapes and stuck them to the cases of my old KDX behind the shifter and brake pedal which were know to be driven through the cases upon impact. Painted silver, they didn't look too bad.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:44 AM   #9
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Hyde racing also: http://www.hyderacing.com/images/pro.../hp_ccc_50.jpg

Contact them for the specific 690 cover if interested.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #10
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I had carbon fiber protection on my yz-250f. I dropped the bike and a rock punched a hole directly through the carbon fiber and into the water pump housing ruining a good day of riding.

Carbon Fiber is terrible in resisting punctures. That is what kevlar was made for.

If the Carbon Fiber protection does not have a kevlar layer in its makeup I would not consider it for engine protection and, even then, would be a little hesitant. The Kevlar works by giving a little and not breaking. The stock engine covers don't give at all, they just break and they are directly behind the kevlar.

With that said, I have the G-it engine guards.

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Old 10-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #11
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Oh yeah, a pure CF cover would be pretty much useless in puncture protection

Carbonadi covers are a composite laminate of 570g/mē kevlar and carbon fiber.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #12
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Great info, thanks all ! I'm going with the G-IT cover kit.

So, now its time to order a replacement clutch cover (part #75030001044), and KTM North America is back ordered 3 weeks !
(guess mine isnt the only one with a hole in it )

Any recommendations as to where to find one ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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Is the cover broken in a spot that the G-it gaurd will cover? If so you could always JB-weld the hole up and silicon the gaurd on and forget about it. Even if you replace the cover later, this may get you by and you can just pry off the gaurd later and silicon it to the new cover. As far as findiing a replacement cover, I'm coming up empty so far.
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Is the cover broken in a spot that the G-it gaurd will cover? If so you could always JB-weld the hole up and silicon the gaurd on and forget about it. Even if you replace the cover later, this may get you by and you can just pry off the gaurd later and silicon it to the new cover. As far as findiing a replacement cover, I'm coming up empty so far.
(as KTM NA is backordered on this part I) Pulled the old cover off today, and am researching wether JBweld will hold with magnesium....
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #15
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It sure will, as a matter of fact, they even make a putty that works just like Quiksteel http://bluemagicusa.com/index.php/bl..._blister_pack/ that sets up in 5 minutes and won't run everywhere when you apply it http://www.jbweld.com/product/j-b-steelstik/ . It has repaired more than a few broken clutch covers (XR650R magnesium cover, yz125) / engine cases (klx110, cr250, yz125) on my trail rides and never needed further attention.
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