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Old 09-27-2013, 03:48 PM   #4501
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Which year did the full 690 displacement / low maintenance motor come in?

Was it 2010 or 2011?

I'd go for that version if getting one with higher kms
2012 for the 690 cc engine I am almost certain, not sure on the low maintenance part. Mine is a 2009 with 5000km interval (10000km for valves) although I do change oil at 2500.
Probably unnecessary changing oil so soon but i have always changed oil on my bikes mid way through a service cycle for peace of mind.

Coming from a WR 450 the 690 is low maintenance to me what ever the year model
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #4502
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Which year did the full 690 displacement / low maintenance motor come in?

Was it 2010 or 2011?

I'd go for that version if getting one with higher kms
Mine is 2010. It's not the full displacement version, and the manual quotes 7500 for its service. But I change out the oil well before that as well, and do the filter swap. Just good policy I figure.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #4503
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Would someone be able to measure the height of the dustcap on the bottom of the shock for the 2011 and earlier models.
This determines how close the rear wheel is to the tank under full compression.
I have one from an SMC and wonder if it is the same as the earlier Enduros or is shorter because the rear wheel diameter is smaller on the SMC?
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #4504
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Dust cap ?? Or do you mean bump stop I have a spare shock so easy to measure
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:31 PM   #4505
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Dust cap ?? Or do you mean bump stop I have a spare shock so easy to measure
Stop rubbing it in

Yep sorry, the ally bumpstop cap
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #4506
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The bump stop on the enduro it 40 mm but you can get then in different heights and density , you could get a shorter and harder or taller and softer , all depend on what the RIDER wants you could even make a duel density for nice progressive bump stop it would flog out pretty quick but for racing NP
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #4507
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I,m sure the SMC has same shock different valving

What are you trying to do ? I had my shock lengthened giving me 295mm travel nice and plush 100% better then stock bone jarring teeth rattling pos
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #4508
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I've got both shocks apart.
The shaft is longer on the SMC and the ally dustcap is shorter. So potentially more travel than an Enduro, unless the dustcap is the same as on the earlier enduros
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #4509
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How did they lengthen your shock?
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:07 PM   #4510
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SMC shocks were always 250mm travel whereas the Enduro R came with 275mm iirc. So that may explain the difference.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #4511
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Some photos...

The difference in shaft lengths. The shorter on the left is the 2012 690R and the longer on the right is the 2009 SMC



The difference in dustcap cover height. The shorter on the left is the 2009 SMC and the right is the 2012 690R.
It is about 4or 5mm shorter. This equates to about 20mm more wheel travel all other things being equal, but may lead to the 18" wheel of the R hitting the underside of the tank, I don't know



This little adjuster is prone to seizing up. Good idea to have it greased up when during next shock service.
This one was seized as was the alloy needle. The alloy needle is hollow so don't grab it too hard to pull it out as I did.
Once the chrome shaft is out, and the grub screw that secures this adjuster in place, place some oil in the lower clevis and screw the shaft back in until the hydraulic pressure pops this adjuster out



Just a shot of the SMC shimstack

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Old 09-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #4512
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #4513
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Hey B W I have an 09 690 so my standard length is 275mm of travel
Where the 012 is 250 mm

But I've had my shock modifided to 295mm of travel of sweet plushness
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:25 AM   #4514
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Hey B W I have an 09 690 so my standard length is 275mm of travel
Where the 012 is 250 mm

But I've had my shock modifided to 295mm of travel of sweet plushness
Mmmmm...sweet plushness
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #4515
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Hey B W I have an 09 690 so my standard length is 275mm of travel
Where the 012 is 250 mm

But I've had my shock modifided to 295mm of travel of sweet plushness
Do you know what parts it took to get a longer stroke, and I assume the shock was lengthened the same amount so that the wheel still bottoms out in the same place and not against the tank?

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