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Old 06-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #9301
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Still waiting for answers or suggestions. please ...ANYONE ???
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Ged, I took mine to 3 local guys that I thought would be able to somehow get that nut unseized, but to no avail. They were all paranoid of spinning it in it's spot in the tank, which would then eventually hole the tank. I ended up slicing the bolt that goes into it, and welding on an extension, then using a nut at the top to secure my G-It rack.
I had a similar problem on my Beta's air box. Not an easy fix but I managed to drill the nut out and silicone a new one in using industrial grade silicone. There was a heap of plastic around the nut so didn't make a hole getting it out. It will be a lot harder on the 690 tank though.

Noticed a while back how these bolts are susceptible to rusting being upside down with no where for moisture to drain out. I now remove them regularly clean and grease them.

Good luck with getting it sorted Ged
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #9302
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Still waiting for answers or suggestions. please ...ANYONE ???

dont do this till someone else wieghs in, cuz im spitballing here, based on my airbox threaded insert coming loose on the 09 i dont have anymore....

its spinning right? spin it and heat up the plastic. pull out the threaded insert. put that in a vise, drill the remnants of bolt out, chase the threads with the appropriate tap to clean it up, then put it back into the hole with some epoxy. use a new bolt and no more that say 10nm of torque.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:27 PM   #9303
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Still waiting for answers or suggestions. please ...ANYONE ???

its a tough one.. i had one come loose and I used epoxy carefully to add girth to the nut. when I did get it out i always used anti sieze on all the bolts that are in plastic
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:07 PM   #9304
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Ah... they look alluringly like the new 4CS
ones from the 13 Bergs

DuctTape & Baja Dad - both of you look to
have the HDB top clamps with the Flexx...

For stiffness, or ? I just talked to HDB about
the clamps the other day - how do you like
them ?

Appears the Flexx bars prevent any of the
switch mounts from being used - or is it just
the angle of the shots ?
Here's a better pic of my 990 with the Flexx bars and all the switches installed I use for my lights, heated gear, etc and access isn't a problem.

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #9305
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dont do this till someone else wieghs in, cuz im spitballing here, based on my airbox threaded insert coming loose on the 09 i dont have anymore....

its spinning right? spin it and heat up the plastic. pull out the threaded insert. put that in a vise, drill the remnants of bolt out, chase the threads with the appropriate tap to clean it up, then put it back into the hole with some epoxy. use a new bolt and no more that say 10nm of torque.
This is how I have solved this problem in the past. Not on the 690 tank but, on the 950 tank and a snowmobile tank.

Might add.....make sure you don't push in while it is hot. Always spin it while pulling at the same time if possible. Be sure to clean both surfaces very well prior to epoxy. To reinsert grease up a bolt to hold onto, the grease is so any extra epoxy doesn't lock it in too, I always use liberal amount of anti-seize on all insert type bolts now days.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #9306
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Whose checker?

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I found a pack of assorted sizes at checker that covered me, might have cost $5.
Thanks for the tip but we don't have those guys out here. Probably can't afford California; getting harder all the time for all us. Found some on ebay and I'm not in a hurry- well, life won't let me be in a hurry on this project. I did get to go on a Fathers Day dirt bike ride today with my younger son in the Sierras. Best gift a dad could have, roaring around all day in a rock garden and tight trails with his son! Love my 300XC-W. Woops, 690 thread. Flames no doubt coming.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:01 AM   #9307
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As mentioned, Trail Tech x2 halogen doesn't fit without minor modifications. Light output is marginal at best. Adequate for around town where there are streetlights and general ambient lighting. Inadequate if it's really dark.

HID version has good light output, but in that price range the Baja Designs LED options are far superior in light output, quality and reliability.

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Hmmmm, not the answer I was hoping to hear. Are you saying the light is marginal compared to the BD LED? That I believe....but if yer saying it's marginal compared to the stocker, then I'll keep looking.

Seems like we've got several options if one is willing to shell out 4-500 bucks. I was hoping to keep it on the cheap.

Is the X2 halogen offroad any better? I'm not going down the road of HID. If I have to spend the $$ it'll be an LED
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #9308
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Here's a better pic of my 990 with the Flexx bars and all the switches installed I use for my lights, heated gear, etc and access isn't a problem.
Thanks - better angle for sure.

As per Baja Dad, now I understand
why they use the extra mount bolts
to beef up the top clamps - for the
handguard mounts...

All makes sense now - looks like a
bomber set up

Slick dual locking caps on the 990 - you
get those done custom, or ?
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #9309
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Thanks - better angle for sure.

As per Baja Dad, now I understand
why they use the extra mount bolts
to beef up the top clamps - for the
handguard mounts...

All makes sense now - looks like a
bomber set up

Slick dual locking caps on the 990 - you
get those done custom, or ?
Those are stock fuel caps on the Adv.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #9310
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I ran the Schlowy Customs Accelerator Module as I'm also in South Africa. You can order it from lots of people, including the designer.

I used it because my bike was flaming out. It did not cure the twitchy throttle.
Just wondering - I have a 2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 Sport and these (and many other FI bikes) are renowned for twitchy/jerky throttle at constant revs in the 3-4000rpm range. The best solution appears to be a Fat Duc adjustable variable resistor pot inline with the O2 plug on the exhaust. I have installed this cheap device and it works wonders - now smooth as. I don't really understand the FI - O2 thingy, but on the Aprilia it gets around the lousy OEM mapping that is used to pass emissions tests.

Would such a like device be any use on the 690?

some more info here http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...he-ChunkyDorso
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #9311
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Clock on dash resetting

Noticed on the weekend ride that the digital clock on the dash (08 690E) twice reset itself to 12:00. There doesn't appear to be a battery power issue as it starts and runs fine. Maybe a dash connector issue?

Anyone with ideas or similar problem?

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #9312
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does any one know a fix for disappearing digital speedo numbers? My speedo has just started loosing its digits and this is the replacement 990 version changed under warranty...the quality of these speedos is really way below par KTM
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #9313
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OZ-S,
I have had that problem with my '96 BMW 1100GS since new....some wrenches were able to reduce the surging in that rpm range, but recent BMW shop "tuned" it and it is surging and bucking more than ever....back to the shop for a third time....wonder if that would work for the GS?

Thanks for the tip

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Just wondering - I have a 2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 Sport and these (and many other FI bikes) are renowned for twitchy/jerky throttle at constant revs in the 3-4000rpm range. The best solution appears to be a Fat Duc adjustable variable resistor pot inline with the O2 plug on the exhaust. I have installed this cheap device and it works wonders - now smooth as. I don't really understand the FI - O2 thingy, but on the Aprilia it gets around the lousy OEM mapping that is used to pass emissions tests.

Would such a like device be any use on the 690?

some more info here http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...he-ChunkyDorso
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #9314
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does any one know a fix for disappearing digital speedo numbers? My speedo has just started loosing its digits and this is the replacement 990 version changed under warranty...the quality of these speedos is really way below par KTM
check the plug on the backside of the instrument panel...it may have worked loose...
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #9315
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OZ-S,
I have had that problem with my '96 BMW 1100GS since new....some wrenches were able to reduce the surging in that rpm range, but recent BMW shop "tuned" it and it is surging and bucking more than ever....back to the shop for a third time....wonder if that would work for the GS?

Thanks for the tip

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