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Old 05-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #2251
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The headlight? Dang. Anyone know what the white plug with a resistor is under the seat by the battery? I got a 15k ohm to plug in the mapping plug to activate the soft curve and though it was that one. Found a resistor in there that broke and I just added in the 15k. Came to find later it isn't the right plug to go into. Shucks.

Bike runs but I don't want to fry anything.

Thanks if anyone knows. The resistor it had has 2 gold rings, brown, red then brown again. I have zero knowledge of these things.

Looks like trying to save a few $ is gonna cost me more anyway .

Looked under the seat of my bike, did not see a white plug with a resistor in it but it might be buried in there somewhere.
brown, red, brown, gold, gold, would be 12.1 ohms at +/-5% according to the chart I just looked up. I used to know that stuff by heart but I had to look it up. can't remember shit anymore..
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:28 AM   #2252
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If I had to gas up in questionable areas, I probably would pop the filter sock back in just to keep the chunky stuff from building up. The Berg tanks have such a tight bend at the top and with the sock, the high powered pumps locally means you can get hand cramps just barely, barely cracking the fill lever (with strong EPA springs) to not overflow out the top... for 5-10 minutes if you have a 70 degree tank too, trying to equalize through 1/4" tubing.
Which filter socks are you guys running? Would they work with the KTM 690 too?
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:46 AM   #2253
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Looked under the seat of my bike, did not see a white plug with a resistor in it but it might be buried in there somewhere.
brown, red, brown, gold, gold, would be 12.1 ohms at +/-5% according to the chart I just looked up. I used to know that stuff by heart but I had to look it up. can't remember shit anymore..

I found a chart and came up with the 12.1 ohm too. Thanks. The white plug ends in a black heat shrink over the resistor, I didn't see it till it was too late. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #2254
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Well I have to say that I am now a firm believer in the benefits of suspension tuning. Had mine done and just got back from my first ride with it, what a world of difference!! I am a MOG (man of girth ,) and am amazed at how planted the bike feels now with proper springs, etc.

I have to highly recommend Riders Edge Suspension, in Vernon B.C., to any fellow Berg riders here. I had the whole meal deal installed - one of their Riders Edge Works kits. Ian and his crew know their products,were super easy to deal with, and even though this is their busiest time of year, I had my forks and shock back in under 2 weeks!
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:36 AM   #2255
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With all the highway riding I do to get to the trails I've still been having trouble with my chain hitting the side knobs on my tires if it's too loose, it's fine when it's not so slack but too tight and I developed a leak out of the CS. I replaced the seal (thanks for the part #'s!) and while I was at the KTM shop I was looking at the new bikes and found this chain guard and ordered one. I'm hoping it will help my issues.













They looked like the same swing arm, but it took a little trimming to get it to fit all squared up.






A bolt here to connect it and a longer bolt through the chain guide there with what I had laying around and some lock-tight should do the trick




















Also installed the lower temp radiator fan switch, it seems to come on when needed and stays off when not.... could be perfect like described. Thanks again for that part #.









Going up a trail that I boiled over on before is no longer an issue, coming down was fun too.




















To comment on the tank sock filter and filling up, I've found that it really helps to turn the handlebars to the side out of the way and angle the nozzle so the gas is shooting at a 45 angle, downwards like the tank is sculpted instead of trying to fill from the top.


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Old 05-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #2256
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With all the highway riding I do to get to the trails I've still been having trouble with my chain hitting the side knobs on my tires if it's too loose, it's fine when it's not so slack but too tight and I developed a leak out of the CS. I replaced the seal (thanks for the part #'s!) and while I was at the KTM shop I was looking at the new bikes and found this chain guard and ordered one. I'm hoping it will help my issues.





To comment on the tank sock filter and filling up, I've found that it really helps to turn the handlebars to the side out of the way and angle the nozzle so the gas is shooting at a 45 angle, downwards like the tank is sculpted instead of trying to fill from the top.

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Hey Finn, that chain guard looks almost exactly like the OEM chain guard on my 2011 FE390. Did your bike not come with one or is it different somehow?

On the filling, yes I know about filling at just the right angle but the fine mesh still slowed the filling a lot. My 990 tanks have to be filled at just the right angle too, or they splash out.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #2257
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My bike did not come with a chain guard, if it did I wouldn't have bought one thinking I discovered something.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #2258
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My bike did not come with a chain guard, if it did I wouldn't have bought one thinking I discovered something.
I looked in my Parts Manual that came with the bike new and it lists the chainguard for the FE as Part# 78004060000, a bit different than the Part# you had.

Looks like you have it handled though.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #2259
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Right on, I guess I should have looked there first.

Not sure why my bike didn't have one to start.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:57 AM   #2260
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Yup....my 390 came with one too. Looks just like yours and appears mounted exactly the same.

You got screwed (again).

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:40 AM   #2261
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Try out a trials tire on the rear for this type of riding.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:20 AM   #2262
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Yup....my 390 came with one too. Looks just like yours and appears mounted exactly the same.

You got screwed (again).

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Considering what I paid for my pre-owned FE with less than 300 miles on it, I wouldn't say I got screwed because of a missing $15 part.

Strange indeed though.


How about guys with a FE570S, did yours come with one?


And if anyone could confirm that their Husa version looks just like this it would be great, after my ride yesterday, on the way home with speeds around 65 on pavement the chain was still rubbing on the tire. Doesn't rub when off tarmac. This guard seems to not be close enough to the chain to do its job.



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Old 05-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #2263
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How about guys with a FE570S, did yours come with one?
My 570 came with one (2011 FE570). I know a lot of KTM riders remove the guards. I did on my 300 xcw. Don't know why, just did.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:42 PM   #2264
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My 570 came with one (2011 FE570). I know a lot of KTM riders remove the guards. I did on my 300 xcw. Don't know why, just did.
OK, I got screwed.

Thanks!


I guess my next step would be to remove the shock so I can move the swing arm through it's motion to get a good feel of where the chain should be adjusted, like earlier suggested... was kind of waiting until I bought the 70 tank v2.0 and had it all apart.
I have a lot of miles on chain driven bikes and never had an issue with keeping them in order, but something must be wrong with my methods on this bike or something else I'm missing.

I had the same issue with a 130 D606, but attributed it to the badly worn out chain (screwed #1) that was replaced. the 908RR I have on their now because I had it already laying around is a 140, just like the OEM tire...
I wonder what I'm missing?....




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Try out a trials tire on the rear for this type of riding.



I guess i should see what all the hype is about, but I want to try out that Motoz TRACTIONATOR DESERT H/T tires next since it seems to be less specialized and a good general tire for dry southern Cali that should last a while.

What's your experience with them?

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #2265
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Warning....Trials tire was no good on my 390. It quickly ate a hole thru big rubber mudguard, and was even rubbing on the lower shock mount. I'm assuming this was happening at highway speed very quickly as the tire expanded outward circumferentially. It didn't seem to have a clearance problem at slow speeds, and I could never feel it rubbing. But ho-chi-momma did it ever eat up my mudguard. This with a Pirelli MT43.

Too bad for me cause I really wanted to use that thing. I'll just put it on my WRR when I wear out the D606 on her.

I'm not sure how it might fit on the 570. Can't see why it would be any different than my 390. The axle slot is too small to slide the rear tire far enough backward to get enough clearance needed.....apparently.

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