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Old 12-23-2013, 02:21 AM   #4726
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This is the angle I see mine from most of the time.....I like it....kind of like the old Coke bottle curves.



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Old 12-23-2013, 02:34 AM   #4727
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:02 AM   #4728
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This is the angle I see mine from most of the time.....I like it....kind of like the old Coke bottle curves.




Mine has looked like this for about a year too long:

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Old 12-23-2013, 05:02 PM   #4729
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Good idea adding the pushbike cranks , thats one way to beat the fueling issues
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:38 PM   #4730
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Its handy to have when the electric start fails
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #4731
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Thought I'd share a pic of my 2012 690

Mods so far...

DRZ400 front end with oversize rotor (until I get the '09 275mm travel forks sorted)


2010 690SMC shock with 10kg standard XR650L spring (also have a 11.5kg spring to put on thanks to Creedyflyer for when I load up)
This shock is 275mm longer travel and has a rebound/compression separator.
I had to machine an aluminium sleeve adaptor for the spring from a piece of 60mm aluminium balustrading post.

Motech lowered footpegs

Safari Tank, B&B bashplate, barkbusters, rear led indicators, hardwired Garmin GPS60 and Aldi GPS, wings muffler, tourtech luggage racks
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #4732
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #4733
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DRZ400 front end with oversize rotor (until I get the '09 275mm travel forks sorted)
Do you find the DRZ front end any better than that of a revalved (correctly sprung) 2012 stock 690 ...?
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:38 PM   #4734
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Do you find the DRZ front end any better than that of a revalved (correctly sprung) 2012 stock 690 ...?
I found it instantly better for me and the way I ride. I can hit ruts and rubbish at speed confidently.

I found the 2012 forks with standard springs wanting to throw the bars out of my hands on multiple different settings of compression and damping.

I then tried earlier 690 forks with different base valves but still wasn't happy with the highspeed valving. Springs seem about right.

So what I want to do next is totally revalve the 2010 forks (including mid valve) which have 25mm more travel than the '012 and then I'll be happy I reckon.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #4735
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Mods so far...

B&B bashplate
How do you find the noise?
I hated mine till I drilled holes everywhere and took the rear mounts off the original and fitted them up.. The Auto deadener was my first unsuccessful attempt at shutting it up.
Made a huge difference



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Old 12-30-2013, 10:05 PM   #4736
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How do you find the noise?
I hated mine till I drilled holes everywhere and took the rear mounts off the original and fitted them up.. The Auto deadener was my first unsuccessful attempt at shutting it up.
Made a huge difference



I know what you mean. Everytime I start the 690 for the first time in a while, I think the bigend is going to come through the cases.

I'll eventually do the same as you. I was thinking about welding the lugs on but your way looks a lot simpler

How about the front mounts, you reckon they might need the same treatment?
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #4737
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Front mounts i would leave till last, dunno how much it helps really. Mine is drilled out a bit and I have some rubber grommets in there that have pretty much perished/worn away, so its almost metal on metal again.

I think changing the rear mount made the biggest difference, but then you get a lot of resonance from the front tyre as well as the engine so the holes probably helped out quite a bit too
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #4738
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Dust in air box

Just done a 2 day 900k ride with my brother on mostly dirt roads. Found dust all through the air box & throttle body, but it is not getting in between filter & base. The welded on top piece of the air box is not sealing all the way round. One dusted engine. Off to the local dealer now, & hopefully this won't happen.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:11 PM   #4739
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Is it enough to damage the motor, I got very fine talc on the inside of mine once before I made and fitted my own spreader plate to act on more points around the flange, not had a problem since and there didn't seem to be any negative effect on the motor.

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Old 01-03-2014, 08:09 PM   #4740
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Any amount of dust will prematurely wear engine parts. Have a look at a set of rings under a microscope after 10min of dust, scratches all over it. Bike is at the dealer, so hopefully find out next week what KTM will do.
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