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Old 08-04-2010, 07:49 PM   #151
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I just got my 2008 Enduro updated to 2009 'R' Front Forks, Rear Shock & Kickstand.
I traded with a shorter rider
I love the Taller seat height that I've wanted for 2 years .
I cant wait to try it out
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:34 PM   #152
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:18 PM   #153
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The "project" bike is almost ready.

Some parts have arrived and already been installed:

Rally Raid Products sprocket cover, covering a Z14 front sprocket:


Sorry if this was covered already. But I noticed that your aftermarket front sprocket is chewing into the chain slider...and that you may have a slight oil leak at the countershaft sprocket seal. Be careful of aftermarket front sprockets. I got mine from supersprox and upon inspection, it sat too far inward (chew into chain slider) and took the two sprockets out of alignment. When I discussed the problem with Supersprox, they looked into it for a week or two before discovering that they had the wrong part number on their front sprockets for the 690. They were selling 530EXC front sprockets...which slide on but have an improper mounting width. I got the correct sprocket and it fits perfectly...alignment is good and not a drop of oil leaking. Like I said, you may have already covered that, but I thought I'd toss it out there in case it affected your bike. Sweet ride, by the way.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:59 AM   #154
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Geez, isn't buying an Ergo gel seat the triumph of hope over experience? Has there ever been a brilliant manufacturer branded Ergo gel seat......ever?

Renazco is about the same price, even a bit less in my case.....what's the point?
What about Corbin seat for 690E? Has anyone tried it?
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:29 AM   #155
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What about Corbin seat for 690E? Has anyone tried it?
I have one and it's significantly better then the stock seat. I rode 8-10hrs a day on it. If it didn't take so long to get a Renazco, I would probably have one.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:46 PM   #156
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hello Maurizio nice bike.
I got my 690R 15 days ago and as you know Iīll have to road the first 1.000 kms under 6.000 rev. how i know it, my 950 and your 690 E have rev. counter.
I wanna know if your skid plate is the KTM aluminium or another and how you put in the lift stad, I suppose the bottom is flat because the stock have a curve and the bike donīt stand in secure possition and swings.
Thanks
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:48 AM   #157
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I wanna know if your skid plate is the KTM aluminium or another and how you put in the lift stad, I suppose the bottom is flat because the stock have a curve and the bike donīt stand in secure possition and swings.
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Late answer...

The skid plate is from Flatland Racing, and it has a perfectly flat bottom.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:53 AM   #158
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But I noticed that your aftermarket front sprocket is chewing into the chain slider...and that you may have a slight oil leak at the countershaft sprocket seal.
The sprocket doesn't chew the chain slider: it is smaller than the stock one (14 vs. 15) and it is a KTM genuine part for the older LC4 engines.
Besides the lack of the rubber "counterweight" or damper it has the same offset than the stock one.
The oli you see in the pict is just some excess of Motorex chain lube...
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:55 AM   #159
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #160
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Hi Maurizio,

Do you install the HID X2 headlight? Or just the halogen one?
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #161
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Hi Maurizio,

Do you install the HID X2 headlight? Or just the halogen one?
The halogen one.
I don't drive the bike in the dark so much to need a HID system.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #162
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Ciao Maurizio,

Nice bike!

I just bought a 690 Enduro R 2010! It was quite hard to take it home yesterday under a snow storm...






In the next couple of months I am planning to undertake some small work on the bike, mainly functional and cosmetic.

The ergo seat was on my priority list. You description of it seems to address my neads: wider and more confortable on long distance! Isn't it?

Second, air filter: would it make any difference changing the filter leaving the original exhaust pipe?

Grazie&ciao

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:20 AM   #163
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Ciao Maurizio,

I just bought a 690 Enduro R 2010! It was quite hard to take it home yesterday under a snow storm...

In the next couple of months I am planning to undertake some small work on the bike, mainly functional and cosmetic.

The ergo seat was on my priority list. You description of it seems to address my neads: wider and more confortable on long distance! Isn't it?

Second, air filter: would it make any difference changing the filter leaving the original exhaust pipe?

Grazie&ciao

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Ciao Nic,

"Snow storm"? Rome or Manchester?

So, about the Ergo seat: it isn't much more confortable than the stock one, besides the more rounded design. Don't expect the bike to be "confortable" on long distance. Keep the LC8 for travel and the 690 for short distance fun rides... Or think about a Renazco seat...
If I were you I won't make any modification to the filter if you plan to retain the stock exhaust. Let the bike "as is", or pick a PowerParts foam filter to avoid dust in the airbox.

Have fun with your new bike, ciao,

Maurizio
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:41 AM   #164
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2012 seat feels much more comfortable (I sat on one on Verona moto show) but I don't know if it fit the 2008 (representative on show didn't know that). Price for 2012 is 153€.

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #165
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I would recommend the SeatConcept seat. Cheap and feels very good! Although I have done only shorter trips on it so far ( winter) I think it will be all day comfortable for my boney ass. It is 1000 % improvement on the stocker!
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