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Old 12-24-2012, 07:41 AM   #6631
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Just finished getting all the top end stuff for mine, just need to put it all together in the next day or two. Took me forever to find a #1 piston, and of course there are NO reasonable aftermarket options. Gonna need cylinder work next time so I'm gonna probably go for a big bore.
Good thought,I will ask if they can machine some slightly larger diameter Gruppe 2 pistons in the batch of 48, for those with higher mileage/worn barrels.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #6632
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The rally cam produces 6+hp all in the hi rev range ,but you lose a lot of lo and mid power most of us would want more mid range as that we're we ride in the rev range , but having a 728cc monster would be a lot of fun in the outback here in Aus (as long as you have the fuel range) .


Mitch a lot of the work you are doing has already been done , Or are you looking for some thing different ?
One of the other reasons the rr go like stink through the rev range is the ratois of 4th/5th/6th....very close together and bike pulls very hard in higher gears.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:17 AM   #6633
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A friend got a set of 4 pistons with wrist pins custom machined for a 2.0 litre 16v Saab race engine. The pistons were about $600 for the set and were build with relief for the valves. They were set up for a 12:1 compression ratio.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #6634
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Got the FI light flashing at me over the weekend on my new 690, 450km on the clock. 1 long 3 short. I'm picking it is to do with the Airbox air temp sensor according to the manual - possible loose wiring?
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #6635
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Got the FI light flashing at me over the weekend on my new 690, 450km on the clock. 1 long 3 short. I'm picking it is to do with the Airbox air temp sensor according to the manual - possible loose wiring?
Probably broken wiring. The wire going to the connector doesn't have enough slack in it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #6636
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Probably broken wiring. The wire going to the connector doesn't have enough slack in it.
I just stripped my '11 after 7000km & have found several chafed wires. Despicable for a machine of this caliber. If I had not checked myself I'm sure I would have been left high and dry on the trail some day...
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #6637
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I took the bike into the bike shop and they replaced the temp sensor unit in the airbox with one from a Freeride demo bike they had. Said to try it out over the weekend and let them know if it fixes the flashing FI or not. Sweet!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #6638
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Trials tire on 690?

I love using trials tire on my KTM 300 for all kinds of riding, mostly single track technical stuff. Just bought a 690 and heading to Copper Canyon soon, some pavement, lots of high speed 2 track. Anyone have experience with trials tire on 690. Assume Pirelli MT 21 might work.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #6639
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I took the bike into the bike shop and they replaced the temp sensor unit in the airbox with one from a Freeride demo bike they had. Said to try it out over the weekend and let them know if it fixes the flashing FI or not. Sweet!
Every time mines ever broken the wire, or the sensor failed it never made a difference with the way the bike runs, just that annoying fault code flashing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #6640
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Hi all

looking at getting a spare fuel pump

CA Cycleworks Pump (155.00) or Genuine KTM (Fuel Pump & Flange kit 260.00)

Anyone had a problem with the Cycleworks Pump ?

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #6641
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Hi all

looking at getting a spare fuel pump

CA Cycleworks Pump (155.00) or Genuine KTM (Fuel Pump & Flange kit 260.00)

Anyone had a problem with the Cycleworks Pump ?

Cheers

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At half the price who cares , but there has been no bad reports lately I think there was a few duds in the first few of cycle works pump but nothing but good comments now , I have one on the way my self along with some other goodies
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:56 AM   #6642
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At half the price who cares , but there has been no bad reports lately I think there was a few duds in the first few of cycle works pump but nothing but good comments now , I have one on the way my self along with some other goodies
Cheers for the reply

Had no problems with the original pump, and it would be a spare to take on our travels, so reliability is more important than cost in this instance

But good to hear good comments about the cycle works pump as its alot less cash

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:33 PM   #6643
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At half the price who cares , but there has been no bad reports lately I think there was a few duds in the first few of cycle works pump but nothing but good comments now , I have one on the way my self along with some other goodies
I think the problem with the early CA pumps was just one of the fittings and that got sorted out pretty quick. I've got 14K miles on a replacement KTM pump FWIW.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #6644
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I love using trials tire on my KTM 300 for all kinds of riding, mostly single track technical stuff. Just bought a 690 and heading to Copper Canyon soon, some pavement, lots of high speed 2 track. Anyone have experience with trials tire on 690. Assume Pirelli MT 21 might work.
The Pirelli MT43 is the trials tire you want if you go w/trials....it is DOT approved and lasts a long time....3 seasons on my 450....but haven't used it on the 690.....cuz I am in love w/ MotoZ Desert for rear tire



The MT21 is a standard tire for the 690 ....and they have widely varying mileage reports....I would go with Mitas for the rear before another MT21.....or before a TKC80:

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e09-d...rear-tire.html




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Old 12-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #6645
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ca cycleworks pump

I also have a ca cycleworks pump on order, hoping it clears up my issues that arose at the end of the riding season. Confident it will. Went with a CA based upon reviews, price, and if it works then my problem is solved and will order another as a spare. Will have 2 pumps for around the price of one ktm pump. If it does not solve my problems, then at least I have a spare pump!

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