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Old 03-24-2013, 08:31 PM   #7891
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Rinse out new tank several times to clean out plastic shavings, mouse turds, and other crud before installing...
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:22 AM   #7892
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I put an inline filter between the safari and the main tank...

I just finished changing the fuel pump in my bike as it died in my driveway two weeks ago... and set code 4long one short.
taking it apart.. don't forget to unplug the air box sensor, when removing the airbox, don't forget to remove the frame grnd before you flip up the main tank as they will break...
I found the fuel line was kinked from the dealer when he put the fuel line adapter on the main fuel tank...
I used the wiki690 web site http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page for the recipe for the napa/ ca cycle pump... worked out wonderfully... not likely to kink again because of the rubber lines... vs plastic. I also found it was quite easy for the power lines to fall off the fuel pump when reinstalling so I put a zip tie right at the connections.. hopefully won't fall off...
dealer 400$ for fuel pump
ktm690.info recipe less than 200$ including shipping..


The bike is running again, but the bars got bent somehow last year, so the controls are all removed and the new bling is now on order for that...
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:00 AM   #7893
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I put an inline filter between the safari and the main tank...

I just finished changing the fuel pump in my bike as it died in my driveway two weeks ago... and set code 4long one short.
taking it apart.. don't forget to unplug the air box sensor, when removing the airbox, don't forget to remove the frame grnd before you flip up the main tank as they will break...
I found the fuel line was kinked from the dealer when he put the fuel line adapter on the main fuel tank...
I used the wiki690 web site http://ktm690.info/index.php/Main_Page for the recipe for the napa/ ca cycle pump... worked out wonderfully... not likely to kink again because of the rubber lines... vs plastic. I also found it was quite easy for the power lines to fall off the fuel pump when reinstalling so I put a zip tie right at the connections.. hopefully won't fall off...
dealer 400$ for fuel pump
ktm690.info recipe less than 200$ including shipping..


The bike is running again, but the bars got bent somehow last year, so the controls are all removed and the new bling is now on order for that...
May I ask what filter you used between the Safari and the main tank? Thanks
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:31 AM   #7894
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I'm having an issue with coolant venting out of my overflow bottle tube. I already replaced the radiator cap and made sure the tank wasn't overfull. I seem to remember reading some guys were having this problem. Mine is a 2012 and has been doing this since new. Any ideas? I'm tired of coming home after a ride with coolant all over my right boot.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #7895
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Mine did the same thing. But it wasn't coming out the hose. It was running down the hose because of a hole in my rad.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #7896
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Anybody CONUS have a set of .56nm 485mm springs sitting around they would like to unload? Even .59nm would work for me.
I finally got to serously ride Ginger after the rework of my shock. I put the 1-5/8 Kouba link back on first. Just so I could freaking touch the ground at least with my toes. I've decided to order in a 1" Kouba Link to keep from trashing my pan and tank. This chunky boy hits really HARD.
Now the front needs a bit more spring to match up with the rear. My valving is great, just a bit more spring.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:37 AM   #7897
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Mine did the same thing. But it wasn't coming out the hose. It was running down the hose because of a hole in my rad.
I haven't seen any leaks. The radiator looks ok. It's like when the bike gets warm it just slowly vents and fills the overflow bottle up and then pisses some out the overflow tube.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #7898
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I haven't seen any leaks. The radiator looks ok. It's like when the bike gets warm it just slowly vents and fills the overflow bottle up and then pisses some out the overflow tube.
could be a bad radiator cap that is not holding the pressure. If this happens you will overflow more liquid. Bad radiator caps are more common than you might think.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #7899
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could be a bad radiator cap that is not holding the pressure. If this happens you will overflow more liquid. Bad radiator caps are more common than you might think.
I just replaced it. It's brand new.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:32 AM   #7900
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I wonder if you have a bad thermostat or bad thermostat connection?
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #7901
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I just replaced it. It's brand new.
Did it do this before you replaced the cap? Just checking....
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #7902
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I just replaced it. It's brand new.

Could be an air bubble in the system, bad rad cap as just suggested. There is a small bolt on the top left of the radiator...believe its a bleeder...make sure it is tight. Make sure your oil is not emulsifying.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #7903
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May I ask what filter you used between the Safari and the main tank? Thanks

I just went to the local small engine shop and bought what ever inline filter he had... no special unit.. that part of the fuel system is just gravity feed...
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #7904
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Did it do this before you replaced the cap? Just checking....
yes, it's been doing it since I bought it brand new. I always just thought it was the cap. Here's my original post....

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I'm having an issue with coolant venting out of my overflow bottle tube. I already replaced the radiator cap and made sure the tank wasn't overfull. I seem to remember reading some guys were having this problem. Mine is a 2012 and has been doing this since new. Any ideas? I'm tired of coming home after a ride with coolant all over my right boot.
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Could be an air bubble in the system, bad rad cap as just suggested. There is a small bolt on the top left of the radiator...believe its a bleeder...make sure it is tight. Make sure your oil is not emulsifying.
I was going to try that and bleed it out really good with that bleeder when I fill it up. I checked and the oil is good.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:45 PM   #7905
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yes, it's been doing it since I bought it brand new. I always just thought it was the cap. Here's my original post....





I was going to try that and bleed it out really good with that bleeder when I fill it up. I checked and the oil is good.
The headgasket failed on my 2008 with 10,000 miles on it. I still have to fix it but it was burning the coolant. It is possibly...worst case scenario...that you have a pressure leak into the coolant which is causing it to leak out. The headgasket on my 98 Saab failed last fall in such a way that it was pressurizing the coolant.
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