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Old 02-23-2013, 05:21 AM   #7411
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My fork mods worked great! Nice and plush.
Still working with the rear shock. I got the PDS spring to fit. However, not happy with the action. Ends up with too much preload. That defeats the goal. I may just have to pay for the rear to be revalved. Holy crap that shock almost doesn't need a spring. On the bench I could barely get it to stroke.

On a related not- Those with Safari Tanks. Have you ever considered or found a second valve to put on between the tank and the Safari valve by the reservoir? Stretching that poor hose when raising the subframe to access the shock is brutal. I've used hemostats to pinch the line. That's hard on the line. I was thinking of a small ball valve near the base of the tank.
Hmm, Maybe reuse the disconnect I removed from the injector line.


I got my wide pegs all made up. I'm still milking out a 30+ year old can of Malcolm Smith Silver Husky Frame paint. I've never found a replacement for it yet.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:09 AM   #7412
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tank bolts

Does anyone have a lead on where to buy tank bolts for the 690. KTM twin and rally raid are back ordered until April
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:28 AM   #7413
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Does anyone have a lead on where to buy tank bolts for the 690. KTM twin and rally raid are back ordered until April
Seems like they do them in runs. I waited for over a month for mine. I only did the top kit. The bottom I just bought a long bolt locally & drilled out the bushing.
FWIW Twins did get them in stock a week sooner than the Backorder date that was listed.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #7414
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any quick fix for movement in tank? bolts are and have always been checked tight. Need to fix before sandblast rally.

It appears the play is in the bottom bolts assy.

I bought rally raid top bolts but didn't use because stock ones fit better.

Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #7415
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any quick fix for movement in tank? bolts are and have always been checked tight. Need to fix before sandblast rally.

It appears the play is in the bottom bolts assy.

I bought rally raid top bolts but didn't use because stock ones fit better.

Thanks!
I believe it was PartsMaker? here on adv had a good solution to the easily worn lower tank bushings. Maybe check the Vendors section. I am very happy with mine.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:58 AM   #7416
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Now if only Crankshaft would get his wiring harness out together with some nice ecu setups that eliminate all safetygadgets like clutchgrip preassure switch, sidestand switch and what not...


I'm heading to the Dyno on Tuesday to refine the map a bit more. It runs great, fires up easily and pulls really good in the mid range. I need to tweak the low RPM, high load portion of the map. The MAP signal is a bit bouncy and needs to be smoothed out a bit.

My 690 is already running far better than it ever did, so my project is a success. It's going to get it's trial by fire at the Sandblast rally in South Carolina a week from today!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #7417
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I'm heading to the Dyno on Tuesday to refine the map a bit more. It runs great, fires up easily and pulls really good in the mid range. I need to tweak the low RPM, high load portion of the map. The MAP signal is a bit bouncy and needs to be smoothed out a bit.

My 690 is already running far better than it ever did, so my project is a success. It's going to get it's trial by fire at the Sandblast rally in South Carolina a week from today!

Really glad for you!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #7418
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simple question (I think).

What is the valve check interval?


I checked the lc4/690 index but nothing jumped out at me.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:23 PM   #7419
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simple question (I think).

What is the valve check interval?


I checked the lc4/690 index but nothing jumped out at me.
I can tell you what 690 says.
Section 9 in my 2013 690 owners manual says 10,000 KM's. it used to be 7,500 KM's. I gonner get mine done at 5,000KM's.

A link to 2011 au model here, check valve clearance page 52 7,500KM's

http://www.ktm.com/uploads/tx_ktmpro...1653_en_OM.pdf
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #7420
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I did not check the valves on my 2009 690r until 6,000 miles-about 10,000Km and they were all tight and just barely in spec.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #7421
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I did not check the valves on my 2009 690r until 6,000 miles-about 10,000Km and they were all tight and just barely in spec.
Yeah I'm concerned about doing an inspection on Cam Rollers and Cam Roller Bearings rather then the valves
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:55 PM   #7422
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Re: Renazco seat fitment

I have just installed a Safari tank on my 2010 690 and am having trouble fitting my Renazco seat back on the bike with the tank on. The Olympic way to install the seat is to put it on with he tank unbolted and then bolt the tank down. I have the tank installed as high as possible and still be able to bolt it up, so what am I doing wrong? Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #7423
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I'm pretty sure the Rally Raid guard had been sitting around for a year before the Sigutech group buy... check!

Rattle canned the guard and finally got around to it on this dreary southern winter day.

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Old 02-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #7424
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I have just installed a Safari tank on my 2010 690 and am having trouble fitting my Renazco seat back on the bike with the tank on. The Olympic way to install the seat is to put it on with he tank unbolted and then bolt the tank down. I have the tank installed as high as possible and still be able to bolt it up, so what am I doing wrong? Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks
I have a Corbin seat and a Safari tank. The seat fits very tight under the tank. The front mounts on the frame & seat need to be removed. The previous owner also left off the tank bracket up front. No need for it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:17 PM   #7425
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I have a Corbin seat and a Safari tank. The seat fits very tight under the tank. The front mounts on the frame & seat need to be removed. The previous owner also left off the tank bracket up front. No need for it.
Thanks d2d. I will remove the bracket for the seat.
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