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Old 04-05-2014, 09:33 PM   #4861
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Does any one else get wear marks on their tanks like this? Mine only wears on the right side. Left is not marked at all. I assumed its because the exhaust heat shield keeps your left leg away from the left side. Looking at some Techspec grippers http://techspec-usa.com/magento/inde...2-0006-c3.html to protect those areas. Any one used it?
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Sorry I don't have a great picture, but you can see that I used the same tecspec as in your link on my tank here:



I noticed similar wear marks on my tank in just a few hundred miles, so the tecspec was one of the first things I did to my 690. 5 years and ~14,000 miles later and it still looks good!
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:58 AM   #4862
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I have rear racks and they stop that happening.
Maybe steg pegs would be the go.

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Old 04-07-2014, 02:11 AM   #4863
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I didn't think they made steg pegz to suit the 690..but I asked in 2010.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:36 AM   #4864
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Yeh, I already looked at the Stegz Pegs but none for the 690 unless you make them yourself.
Thanks J thats what I wanted to hear. I'll order some Tech spec pads.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:53 AM   #4865
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Yeh, I already looked at the Stegz Pegs but none for the 690 unless you make them yourself.
Thanks J thats what I wanted to hear. I'll order some Tech spec pads.
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When mine was brand new I had noticed others that had wear from inside legs on tank, so I bought some cheap clear vinyl sheet off eBay, cut to shape and hair dryer applied, worked like a treat. You could do same with black or carbon vinyl sheet

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Old 05-01-2014, 11:46 PM   #4866
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I need one more quick fix for APC prep.
I've added three led spotlights to my handlebars - wired in with high beam only.
I would like to change the original headlight globes for some leds because I'm concerned (and a little bit ignorant) about the total draw.

I've got oxford heated grips
I've got an exo2 thermal vest

Can I get some led globes that I can just swap straight in?

The bike has been shipped already and I'll only have a morning in Melbourne to swap them over.

Any ideas?
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:53 PM   #4867
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From what I have read, LED headlight globes are not legal as a swap. I reckon you will be OK with the std bulb
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:55 PM   #4868
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i recently 'dropped' in a HID globe and ballast for mine. I can take some photos if required
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:44 AM   #4869
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legal schmeagal.....oh wait, it has to be roadworthy for the rally.
Thanks for the tip.

Is HID something I could do with minimal tools in an hour by the side of the road?
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:01 AM   #4870
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I need one more quick fix for APC prep.
I've added three led spotlights to my handlebars - wired in with high beam only.
I would like to change the original headlight globes for some leds because I'm concerned (and a little bit ignorant) about the total draw.

I've got oxford heated grips
I've got an exo2 thermal vest

Can I get some led globes that I can just swap straight in?

The bike has been shipped already and I'll only have a morning in Melbourne to swap them over.

Any ideas?

APC dont go at night so you dont need lights mate.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:07 AM   #4871
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APC dont go at night so you dont need lights mate.
You're not just saying that?
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:55 AM   #4872
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Nothing like a cold wet Saturday to do some maintenance

New front tyre
New rear tyre
New chain
New front & rear sprockets
New oil & filter
New oil screens
New brake fluid ( but I bought 5.1 should have been 3 or 4 )
New brake pad front & rear
New spark plug
Cleaned air filter & MAF sensor
Mount up new 690 rally vacuum pump and bracket
Fixed a couple little issues , just got to replace a fork seal while I'm in there I'll
Replace all the seals and bushes for SKF low friction seals scrapers and try the new SKF mud scrapers
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:29 AM   #4873
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Brake fluid.

Hey Mudguts,

You can go ahead and use that Dot 5.1 brake fluid as it is only a temperature rating. It will still be synthetic and will mix with your original brake fluid no dramas.

You are actually using a better quality brake fluid.

Dot 3 = Boiling point of 300 degrees F
Dot 4 = Boiling point of 400 degrees F
Dot 5.1 = Boiling point of 510 degrees F

Motul even sells a product called RBF660 which obviously has a 660 degree F boiling point. We mostly sell this to guys doing Safari, Condo etc where high temperatures and excessive high speed braking is common.

The only brake fluid you cant use is Dot 5 which is silicon based and designed for old Harleys. They use this because they had such crappy rubbers in their master cylinders and would leak on the fuel tanks. Silicon brake fluid doesn't mark paint work like standard synthetic stuff does.

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Nothing like a cold wet Saturday to do some maintenance

New front tyre
New rear tyre
New chain
New front & rear sprockets
New oil & filter
New oil screens
New brake fluid ( but I bought 5.1 should have been 3 or 4 )
New brake pad front & rear
New spark plug
Cleaned air filter & MAF sensor
Mount up new 690 rally vacuum pump and bracket
Fixed a couple little issues , just got to replace a fork seal while I'm in there I'll
Replace all the seals and bushes for SKF low friction seals scrapers and try the new SKF mud scrapers
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:44 AM   #4874
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Thanks I remembered something about 5.1 silicon and rubber degrading
But must of had my wires crossed .

Something to do in the morning now the fluid is 5 years old and I boiled it last ride .

Once I drop in the stroker crank and the 104mm piston I'll need all the braking power I can get
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:26 AM   #4875
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Geeez Mudders you're a glutton for punishment!
That much maintenance would take me 5 years of motivation.

Hey Podge.....I just know I'll be the bloke who gets lost and breaks down at the end of the day. and I've got a little bit of riding to do either side of the apc.

I just realised the finke is a week after the apc and I've got to get my bike back to the west somehow........

and the lights are cool
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