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Old 12-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #3931
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Well gents after lurking in this thread for a while I thought I better put my toe in the water. I've just picked up a bog stock 2008 690E with just over 2000k on the clock from brand new. Other than all the farkling that it will get shortly what's a shortlist of the top 5 initial set up tips I should be looking to do first up. I'm thinking more along the lines of reliabilty, handling, comfort etc.

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if it,s long distance riding get a better seat the stock standard one just doesn,t cut it for long touring rides
You just have to have comfort if you want to enjoy the ride
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:55 AM   #3932
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My MT 21 was looking sad after the first day . It was completely rooted after the 3rd day ( 1100 km ) I used an MT 21 earlier in the year on a Simpson desert trip & it lasted well & survived the over 4000 km trip . Forget the MT21 if there`s rocks involved .
I couldnt agree anymore, somehow I managed to destroy a rear MT21 in 3 days of riding throughout the Riverland here in S.A. These days I buy a Dunlop D908 Rally Raid, they cost more to buy but they last so much longer..
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:46 AM   #3933
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B2 Am I allowed to talk tyres ?

Hi all,
Thanks B2 for asking the tire question and everyone for all the good feed back. Will give some of them a look.
Been trying a few different tyres as well trying to find ones that I can maybe run on a ktm450 and then finish them off on the 690 (dreaming I know)

Dunlop 908RR 18x140 guess @3000km or more 50/50 used on dirt/pavement V/G (not good in mud) 690only

Bridgestone ed11 front good, done @3500km all sorts of roads/dirt/mud holding up well it even started life on the ktm450 for about 4 rides. Will run again.

Maxxis dualmax M7000 18x120/100 100% off road dot legal @ 2300 km rear 50/50 used on dirt/pavement (long hot HWY) around the Darling river very good.

Have a Dunlop 952 18/120 on at the moment 3/4 left when fitted did a @250km run nice but I don’t think it will last long

Going to try the Maxxis maxxcross IT M7305 120/100x18 on the 690 next currently on the 450 holding up well after 4 rides.

Regards Darren.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #3934
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Well gents after lurking in this thread for a while I thought I better put my toe in the water. I've just picked up a bog stock 2008 690E with just over 2000k on the clock from brand new. Other than all the farkling that it will get shortly what's a shortlist of the top 5 initial set up tips I should be looking to do first up. I'm thinking more along the lines of reliabilty, handling, comfort etc.

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1) get a more comfortable seat. The stock one is designed for minimal sitting super active trail style riding.

2) get a good skid plate: recommend the G-it skid plate which has rear master protection too

3) Kickstand elimination switch

4) lower cooling fan switch and radiator guard.

5) sock style pickup filter for pump...if they are still available.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #3935
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HI ALL
JUST HAVING A LOOK AROUND THE GIRL AND FOUND THIS HANGING DOWN,IT LOOKS LIKE JUST THE REAR BRAKE CENSOR IS IT?
ALSO

1,IS IT CONNECTED TO ANY OTHER ITEM ON THE BIKE,CAN I STILL GO FOR A RIDE AND SORT IT OUT LATER?

2,IF I UNDO THE NUT THAT IT SHOULD BELONG TOO WILL BRAKE FLUID COME OUT?

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:45 AM   #3936
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:21 AM   #3937
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Just your brakes, Roost away my fine man.
hahaha you dont need them anyway just slide in

got a freeride for a couple days mick woofarkinhoo man funas im buyin it ;-]
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #3938
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Just your brakes, Roost away my fine man.
hahaha you dont need them anyway just slide in

got a freeride for a couple days mick woofarkinhoo man funas im buyin it ;-]
your as bad as me,buying selling buying selling my next bike will be the burg/ktm 350 exc

does anyone know about the nut that the wire was connected to?will brake fluid come out when i replace it

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:25 AM   #3939
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does anyone know about the nut that the wire was connected to?will brake fluid come out when i replace it

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Yer fluid will come out , no biggie , top it up & bleed it . Those switches are to close to the shock linkage . I`ve noticed they rub on a few 690`s .
Edit , I assume it`s a common pressure switch but haven`t taken mine out .
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:50 AM   #3940
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On the rally's there mounted to the caliper.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:08 AM   #3941
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On the rally's there mounted to the caliper.
The brake light wouldn't come on as quickly then what with fluid having to travel down the hose and all
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:10 AM   #3942
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HI ALL
well i had my first PITA on the 690 today,having a nice easy ride in mt mee,the 690 stalled with a loud "POP" and a PSHHHHHHH, the sound came from under the air box area,so i had a good look around only to find the rubber boot had came away (see pic) and also the airbox was pushed back towards the battery
bike is a 2012,with less than 2000ks with a akro slip on inc akro mapping.

1, so what would make this happen,
2, is there a fix for this,cos i dont want it to happen again (PITA)
3, has there been a recall for this

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #3943
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Hey mick
it happened to me but not since they put anew throttle body on under warranty - the fueling system is soooo temperamental on these things
it sounds as if this maybe one of the changes to the 13 model
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #3944
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Looks like your boot is not seated properly. Loosen both clamps and psh the tb and boot back into position...then tighten the clamps.


edit: little slow...guessing there was an "event" that popped it apart such as a backfire. See that enough others have posted by now.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #3945
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And don't spray wd40 or silicon spray any where near the TB when washing the 690

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QUOTE=Seth S;20206085]Looks like your boot is not seated properly. Loosen both clamps and psh the tb and boot back into position...then tighten the clamps.[/QUOTE]
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