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Old 08-23-2012, 05:30 AM   #5191
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Anyone here that has a Vortex ECu ever noticed how touchy the throttle is without the stepper motor connected? I'm hoping to add some extra resistance to the throttle tension, anyone have any BTDT? It's really touchy when I'm riding over rough terrain, likes to buck and surge and I get arm pump trying to hold the throttle super steady.
Mine is also very touchy with the throttle. Let me know what you come up with.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:41 AM   #5192
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Do you have the latest maps ? I know there has been some updates
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #5193
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Mine is also very touchy with the throttle. Let me know what you come up with.
Ditto. Fine on the black top but real twitchy offroad.


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Old 08-23-2012, 08:19 AM   #5194
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There has not been any recent updates on the Vortex unit. Are you guys still happy with your purchase? Is it worth the money? Where are you getting the most gains? I have been looking at getting one, though my bike runs great I would like to smooth out the bottom end. Where does the handlebar selector plug into?
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:34 AM   #5195
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Does anyone know of a paint to use to touch up the grey on the engine cases. Thanks.
Just throw a set of these on there. http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...m-690-e-r.html
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:49 AM   #5196
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I pulled the housing off and had a look inside the bell crank area of the t-body.
Looks like I can drill a small hole here and there and add a small spring.
I think the ride by wire stepper motor added resistance with the old ECU system.

An ECU flash won't help this problem as far as I can tell.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:24 AM   #5197
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Mine is also very touchy with the throttle. Let me know what you come up with.

Have you changed maps? There's one on the Vortex with a "softer" initial throttle that works well.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:34 AM   #5198
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Have you changed maps? There's one on the Vortex with a "softer" initial throttle that works well.
Map changes don't really make a difference, it's a lot like a touchy has pedal
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:40 PM   #5199
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Map changes don't really make a difference, it's a lot like a touchy has pedal
Maybe it's the newer updated ecu but the softer initial throttle map definitely made a difference. Doesn't cure everything but the power was more manageable on trails.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #5200
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Now had two occasions of the FI light showing up, not blinking any pattern, but glowing solid. Only when bike is in gear. If I put it in neutral it goes away. Turned off and restarted and both times it didn't come back. Anyone know what impending doom I might be facing?
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #5201
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Now had two occasions of the FI light showing up, not blinking any pattern, but glowing solid. Only when bike is in gear. If I put it in neutral it goes away. Turned off and restarted and both times it didn't come back. Anyone know what impending doom I might be facing?
You need to turn the key on/ engine off for it to blink for codes. Then go from there.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:26 PM   #5202
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You need to turn the key on/ engine off for it to blink for codes. Then go from there.
Therein lies a problem. Solid when engine running, nothing when ignition on and engine off
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #5203
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Just a little follow up....

I thought I would report back on my airbox mod after a thourough testing. I've put about 3,000 miles on the 690 since I made this change and all is well. No movement of the airbox is noticable (no rub marks).

I'm calling it a big success and recommend that KTM take notice and add it to the 2013.

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #5204
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Maybe it's the newer updated ecu but the softer initial throttle map definitely made a difference. Doesn't cure everything but the power was more manageable on trails.
No offense but go ride 100 miles of single track and tell me if the map change works. Yes, it helped a little but the problem is the spring tension on the t-body
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #5205
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Have you changed maps? There's one on the Vortex with a "softer" initial throttle that works well.
I have set the map select switch to soft but have not messed with the Vortex settings. The bike just gets a little jumpy in rough sections.
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