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Old 09-07-2011, 06:33 AM   #16
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Mybe KTM called and said they were tired of reading about problems they couldn't fix and threatened action against the site.

All hail, Long live the CARBURETOR
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:36 AM   #17
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For the record, I'm not replacing the the 690 with the X just using it to haul a hack. The 690 is staying, better or worse. The fuel pump failure is just a theory, so dont pat me on the back just yet
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:37 AM   #18
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Mybe KTM called and said they were tired of reading about problems they couldn't fix and threatened action against the site.

All hail, Long live the CARBURETOR
Wow another troll from the guy without a bike.... Hey GB, vacation time?
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:42 AM   #19
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Copy and paste its contents into your new thread, if you're willing to maintain it and we can get it stickied there. PM when you're ready...

We're still looking to see if we can recover the missing megathread.

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Motobrant started that thread. You can't place additional links in his original thread, which kinda defeats the purpose. I asked Motobrant about updating his post, but he didn't respond. His last activity on this site was back in June. So, we could use the useful links Motobrant posted in a new thread/post that is updated more frequently and perhaps have more consistent stewardship of that thread. I started the New KTM 690 Thread Index.

Gadget Boy, it sure would be nice to have access to the megathread. What's the status?
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:21 AM   #20
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I've got some questions for the Vortex owners here...

I've spent quite a bit of time screwing around with my '08 SMC. You know, trying different maps, playing with the F-L switch in TuneECU, replacing the fuel filter and cleaning the injector, adjusting the throttle sensors, all the standard stuff. The result is that my bike always starts easily, idles well, and pulls cleanly through the rev range with good power. No complaints there.

But whatever I do, I still can't get rid of that on-off lurch at low throttle openings. Drives me crazy during my commute as there's a good section of moderately heavy surface street traffic moving about 25 mph. It's very hard to be smooth. I get a lesser version of the same issue in third and fourth steady-state cruise. I can't get rid of it.

So my question is this: with all the other benefits of the Vortex I read about in the now vanished thread, does it fix _my_ problem? More power, quicker response, all that's great, I just want to be able to ride smoothly in traffic and slow dirt sections.
I was about to link you to SMJ but I see you just asked over there yesterday. itune seems to have the "motard" map all figured out with Vortex. It's a fair chunk of change but seems to be the best $$ spent on the 690, dirt or tard.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:08 AM   #21
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I was about to link you to SMJ but I see you just asked over there yesterday. itune seems to have the "motard" map all figured out with Vortex. It's a fair chunk of change but seems to be the best $$ spent on the 690, dirt or tard.
Thanks. I think I'm gonna pull the trigger on the Vortex, but I'm out of town parts of three of the next four weeks so no hurry right now. Plus I'm _still_ waiting on the replacement fuel injector I ordered I don't know how long ago.

Here's the thing I don't quite understand, maybe someone has seen this, or maybe an answer lived in our dear departed threadfest. If I do the 15 minute idle, then go for a ride, the jerkiness is very nearly gone. But after a couple of hours of riding, it comes back. It's not a heat thing as the problem persists through all subsequent rides until I redo the 15 minute thing. It's like it learns how to behave, but it can't remember the particulars very long. Strange.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:28 AM   #22
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Subscribe to the Wunderfest KTM 690 thread.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #23
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Subscribe to the Wunderfest KTM 690 thread.
+1 on the new thread, but I do hope that the old one at least gets put back so that all the other posts referencing the useful info still make sense. Seems a shame to lose all that knowledge or have to start from scratch again
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #24
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...seems I got wiped out too - my post count got reset to 0. Oh well, guess it really is a fresh start
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:54 AM   #25
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #26
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:24 AM   #27
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WTF happened to our mega thread- Chernobyled?

A little advance notice of the disassembly and whereabouts would have been nice- but glad to have found you guys-

weird, my post count is all messed up too- its like that thread never existed?

MR Admin- whats the deal?
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #28
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So it's time to change my rear tire...The stock MT21 was great and would buy that again but right now , it is unavailable and will only be available in October. I need a tire now.

What would you guys go for? Keep in mind I am mostly offroad but I do have to ride sometimes for hours to go to my trails. I was very impressed with the MT21 in rain so I want something in that line....

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #29
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What oil do you guys use?


Sorry...

Hey Gio: Try the Michelin t-63. Nice allround tire.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #30
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Sorry...

Hey Gio: Try the Michelin t-63. Nice allround tire.

T-63 will look into that ...


I use the recomended Motorex oil...
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