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Old 02-02-2013, 01:36 PM   #7036
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Chris 690R

Looking for a screen and Dash?

How about an adjustable screen, large dash for mounting gear AND upgrading your lights?

www.britanniacomposites.com Lynx kit made specific for the 690.

Mines a 2010 R, waited almost 3 full summers before picking one up, should have done it the first day! Yes you're a long ways away, but the folks there seem to be on the ball and ship all over.

Check the prices! Good deal, great quality and love mine. Plus, not that looks are the most important, but it sure transforms the bike for the better!

For me it was the same thing, dearly wanted the features, without spending over double, although RR tanks would be nice...but I've got my extra fuel sorted out for my needs.

Worth a look!

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:54 PM   #7037
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Did anyone try to fit other front end on 690R? I mean for example from KTM530, 450...
I love this bike but the front suspension sucks
Yes I have sx twin chamber forks 300mm travel and modified extended shock 295 mm travel ,, and it is very good almost as good as my EXC500 and of the EXC /husaberg fork will drop in with no mods Sx forks need a small mod for the speedo pick up
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #7038
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I carry a screw driver in my fanny pack, seems to work well and have never ripped the stock bleeder screws off. Not for lack off trying mind you
Yeah, I just keep a right-angle screwdriver with me in my toolkit.

But I didn't know Motion Pro had bleeders.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #7039
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anybody install fork bleeders on the 690?
just curious.
i have them on my 450, they are nice to have.

Mandatory. I bleed my forks after every ride while the bike is pull on its side stand the front wheel up in the air.

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #7040
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500 km and my 2012 690 radiator has failed?

Any others had this problem?

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:07 AM   #7041
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In what way ? Did you fall , dd it get hot ?
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #7042
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Do Rally Raid sell these 4,8Nm springs? 465mm long from what i have read.

I see in an older blog on the Rally Raid website that you are developing a insert for the front forks in conjunction with Ohlins, hows that coming along?
We don't sell the 4,8Nm springs,we use WP,but there are plenty of others out there.
The Ohlins conversion for 2011 on forks is not very easy at all,and we are still working on a couple of ideas.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:30 AM   #7043
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500 km and my 2012 690 radiator has failed?

Any others had this problem?

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You will need to elaborate on how it failed.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #7044
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500 km and my 2012 690 radiator has failed?

Any others had this problem?

Chris
Yes. Lucky for you it's under warranty.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:06 AM   #7045
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You will need to elaborate on how it failed.
5 min idle so temp comes up. LH side about 2/3 way up steams pours out like a kettle!

I noticed the overflow bottle was just about empty which I thought was strange!

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:10 AM   #7046
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5 min idle so temp comes up. LH side about 2/3 way up steams pours out like a kettle!

I noticed the overflow bottle was just about empty which I thought was strange!

Chris
Sounds like the old thremo fan rubbing through again , has your bike been dropped ? On the left side ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:46 AM   #7047
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Sounds like the old thremo fan rubbing through again , has your bike been dropped ? On the left side ?
This one ?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=753721
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:02 AM   #7048
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Sounds like the old thremo fan rubbing through again , has your bike been dropped ? On the left side ?
There is also a bleeder valve on the top left as I recall...make sure that is tight.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #7049
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Question biggest loser

Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...



Thank you
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #7050
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I think you can achieve that by simply replacing the CAT/muffler/Butt Burner with an FMF or other aftermarket muffler.
Doesn't take long to add that weight back on with skidplates, extra fuel tanks and a variety of goodies.
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