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Old 01-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #1516
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That looks about right. I put a dab of Loctite on those muffler bolts though.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #1517
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That looks about right. I put a dab of Loctite on those muffler bolts though.
Thanks.

Yeah, I see a lot of Loctite-ing in my future. I just wanted to get everything on and lined up first.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:42 AM   #1518
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Enduro --> SM setup

I'm about to pull the trigger on some SM wheels for my 690.

For those that have 17" wheels, what's the best rear sprocket size to run while maintaining the stock 15 front sprocket and stock chain length.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #1519
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I'm about to pull the trigger on some SM wheels for my 690.

For those that have 17" wheels, what's the best rear sprocket size to run while maintaining the stock 15 front sprocket and stock chain length.
I'm running 15:42 with the stock chain on my 17" wheels and I'm happy with that. Up to 15:40 should work.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #1520
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Safari + Rad Guard

Does anyone know of any fitment issues with any of the rad guard options with a Safari tank installed?

I'm looking at either the RR options or the KTM one. Considering a full screen or just the brace that goes around the outside of the rad.

I know the Safari provides a little bit of lateral protection, but not sure if it's enough.

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:57 PM   #1521
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Does anyone know of any fitment issues with any of the rad guard options with a Safari tank installed?

I'm looking at either the RR options or the KTM one. Considering a full screen or just the brace that goes around the outside of the rad.

I know the Safari provides a little bit of lateral protection, but not sure if it's enough.

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I don't think you will have any issues with the RR guard and the Safari tank. I don't know about the KTM unit. I ran an RR guard with my RR tanks and there was plenty of clearance. I used to run a Safari tank and it fits similar to the RR's on the side of the radiator.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #1522
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I don't think you will have any issues with the RR guard and the Safari tank. I don't know about the KTM unit. I ran an RR guard with my RR tanks and there was plenty of clearance. I used to run a Safari tank and it fits similar to the RR's on the side of the radiator.
I had a hell of a time getting the ktm gaurd to work with the rr tanks. So im not running a gaurd right now.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #1523
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Anyone have a set passenger pegs they dont need? Im starting a rtw trip april 1. I figure a single guy needs the option of picking up a female once in a while.

I also have a bunch of stock parts if anyone is interested. Radiator screen, rad gaurd, skid plate, front and rear sprockets, seat foam and cover, muffler, and a rr twin air kit with 2 filters. Pm offers. I think everyone here probably does the same mods so these parts are probably not needed.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #1524
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Anyone have a set passenger pegs they dont need? Im starting a rtw trip april 1. I figure a single guy needs the option of picking up a female once in a while.

I also have a bunch of stock parts if anyone is interested. Radiator screen, rad gaurd, skid plate, front and rear sprockets, seat foam and cover, muffler, and a rr twin air kit with 2 filters. Pm offers. I think everyone here probably does the same mods so these parts are probably not needed.
Yours ....and local too. Down the hill in Santa Clarita. Now how's that for service?
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #1525
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Just for your info...I was having issues with my 690 fuel pump. I'd be riding along with the bike warmed up all good and then it would just stall. I tried to turn off the key and restart, but I couldn't hear the fuel pump run when I turned the key on. Booo. After 5 minutes of sitting, I could turn the key and the pump would run up again and off I'd go. After reading a bunch of threads on this problem I figured I'd replace the fuel filter. I took the tank off (pita) and yanked the pump and filter out. Filter was black and filled with crap. Definitely no good. The pump was also missing the pickup screen and was out of the little case that holds it in place. I have no idea where the screen went, but changed the filter and put it all back together. It works great now! Much better throttle response (especially when cold) and no more stalling.

Change that filter, folks! I think it's something to do with the plastic inside the tank gumming up the filter.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #1526
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Just for your info...I was having issues with my 690 fuel pump. I'd be riding along with the bike warmed up all good and then it would just stall. I tried to turn off the key and restart, but I couldn't hear the fuel pump run when I turned the key on. Booo. After 5 minutes of sitting, I could turn the key and the pump would run up again and off I'd go. After reading a bunch of threads on this problem I figured I'd replace the fuel filter. I took the tank off (pita) and yanked the pump and filter out. Filter was black and filled with crap. Definitely no good. The pump was also missing the pickup screen and was out of the little case that holds it in place. I have no idea where the screen went, but changed the filter and put it all back together. It works great now! Much better throttle response (especially when cold) and no more stalling.

Change that filter, folks! I think it's something to do with the plastic inside the tank gumming up the filter.

make sure you have a good pickup filter on the intake side of the pump otherwise you risk freezing the pump with junk.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #1527
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I know this was discussed in the old mega thread, but what exactly is the recommended solution for filtering the pump inlet? Is this the filter-fabric sock the goes over the pump?
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #1528
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I know this was discussed in the old mega thread, but what exactly is the recommended solution for filtering the pump inlet? Is this the filter-fabric sock the goes over the pump?
the profil is the sock and it works well if you can get it. the newer pumps fixed the leak by one the stock filter pickup and they work better. Also it would not hurt to put one of the filler neck filters in to screen the fuel out of the pump. gas in usa and canada is usualyclean but other countries maybe not.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:58 AM   #1529
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Just a brief report on the Vortex FI system. Installation is not too bad otherwise than having to make sure the idle set screw is set correctly. The hardest part for me was figuring out how to route the FI cable that connects to the Vortex ECU. Not a big deal but you have to spend some time experimenting. The bike seems to take a little bit longer to start compared to the stock ECU. Not sure why and it still fires pretty quickly. It seems that all the maps with this ECU are for an open air box. I have the standard air box with a twin air foam filter so again not sure about that one. The bike comes set on Map 1 -full power with softer initial throttle. I left it there and went for a ride around town and for sure it is way way way faster than my bike has ever been. I have not tested any other maps so far, but just with Map 1 the cost of the Vortex was worth it. I will report further when and if I try other maps!
Thanks for the update. If you get a chance, do some real slow technical stuff and see if you can get it to flame out.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:14 AM   #1530
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I'm running 15:42 with the stock chain on my 17" wheels and I'm happy with that. Up to 15:40 should work.
+1 on this fun.

15/45 made 1st useless and HIGHway revs.

I bought a 40 too but have not yet swapped. Am curious to see if I can get proper chain tension.
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