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Old 02-16-2013, 05:21 AM   #7246
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my odometer has returned to 000000.
Well this is perfect for when you want to sell it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:23 AM   #7247
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After that it's just a matter of filling up the clutch reservoir with some mineral oil and then just bleeding the system. Took about 15-20 minutes from start to finish.
Just back from OH/UT/OH travels. Thanks for the pic ass kick - motivated enough to order some magura blood - see if I can ride the momentum
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #7248
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I ended up just getting a mini set of stem turns at Cycle Gear Bike Night yesterday.
I've been using those cheapy CG ones for a while now on mine, haven't knocked em off yet.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:34 AM   #7249
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Well, here's something curious...
I had the battery out for over a week.
I just noticed after all this, my odometer has returned to 000000.
I didn't that was supposed to happen on a DOT vehicle....
Same thing happened to me at 900mi on my 2012. Although I don't believe it was related, the battery turned out to be bad. It was probably a function of how I went about my investigation of the battery problem. Battery was replaced under warranty. Dealer said I could send the speedo unit to KTM and they would reset it to correct mileage. No thanks...
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:01 AM   #7250
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:10 AM   #7251
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Hey 690 people, I figured i would offer it here first before I throw it in the flea market. I have a 690R instrument cluster, the one without the tach that I'm getting rid of. $90 shipped if anyone is interested. 4000 miles or so on the ODO but I'm pretty sure a dealer can change it for you.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #7252
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I have a question.

Can you buy an extension of the exhaust header heat shield.

So there are two heat shields on the side of the exhaust, then in front of them, is two rails.
Those two rails are rather hot, they have burnt my leg and melted the side of a couple pairs of pants.
I dont see why the heat shield doesnt cover more of the exhaust.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #7253
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I have a question.

Can you buy an extension of the exhaust header heat shield.

So there are two heat shields on the side of the exhaust, then in front of them, is two rails.
Those two rails are rather hot, they have burnt my leg and melted the side of a couple pairs of pants.
I dont see why the heat shield doesnt cover more of the exhaust.
Yes there is a carbon fibre shield , but $$$$$$
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:04 PM   #7254
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Yes there is a carbon fibre shield , but $$$$$$
Cool thanks, although, is that the Akra one? If so, it appears to screw into the Akra exhaust, which I dont have.
Is there another one similar that attaches to the stock header?

Edit: or another option is ceramic coating the header. Has anyone done this? would it reduce heat enough to stop burning things?

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #7255
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Hey 690 people, I figured i would offer it here first before I throw it in the flea market. I have a 690R instrument cluster, the one without the tach that I'm getting rid of. $90 shipped if anyone is interested. 4000 miles or so on the ODO but I'm pretty sure a dealer can change it for you.
Any knowledge about if it will work with a 2008 Enduro? If so, I'll gladly take it.

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:24 PM   #7256
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wrapping does the trick...

You could also just wrap your header with the right stuff... cheap... easy to do... last long time!
It even looks great... but it is just my opinion.

There is a lot of ''how to'' on youtube...
It will still be a quite hot but you won't burn anything touching it a split second like an unwrapped one...

If you go that way, I'd recommend 1in. wide wrap, it's easier to make the curves... especially if you have to play around these rails installed upfront of the stock exhaust...you overlap about 1/3 of the width and start from back to front... make it snug and tight around... secure it properly with the clamps... good to go !

If you even want to cover the metal thingy in the wrapping, you could use 2 inches stuff and I'm pretty sure the result would be great!



Easy to find at about any parts store or over the internet, a 25 foot roll with all the hardware is about 30$.


Some even talk about HP gain!
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:06 AM   #7257
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Hot pipe.

You might want to try the Touratech thing: http://shop.touratech.co.uk/manifold...-enduro-r.html (that links to the UK online shop so be aware and go to your own country's Touratech site)

I cant say if they are good or not, maybe someone here knows. You could maybe make your own out of a beer can

Ceramic coating gives you the chance to paint your exhaust orange:-)

See this for some ideas: http://www.zircotec.com/page/exhaust_system_coatings/60

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:29 AM   #7258
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I tried the TT heat shield, and removed it a few weeks later when I put the Akra on, because it gave off a burning oil smell and did not look cool anyway (literally) and the Akra lets the header pipe breath so the temp is reduced.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:47 AM   #7259
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Took Ginger for about 300 miles of dirt roads & some pavement yesterday.
I have some little things still to be taken care of.1st on the list is to build up another set of wide pegs like on my 950. I was on the tips all day with my big ham legs.
Clearly I have plenty to do on the suspension. For awhile I thought I had taken too much preload out of the shock as I saw tire marks on the center of the tank. After looking at the other 2 690's with me, we all had the same marks. We must've hit something really hard.

Those cute turn signals turned out to be an epic fail. 1 of them ejected the plastic housing on the trail. The metal part of the stem & bulb stayed.
I'll be changing out the new grips for new other grips like I have on my 525. spongy and reduce the vibrations. Man this vibrates even more then my RFS.
I noticed with the Safari tank my low fuel light comes on with a huge amount of gas still in the tanks.

Thoughts from the 690 GURU's??
I was fighting Neutral all day. Going into 1st many times would just drop right back into neutral. Seemed like the shifting mechanism wasn't locking into first. When I slowly put it into first I could feel the lock. If I did it as a fast slam of the foot it would just return to neutral. I do have a +20mm Hammerhead shifter on. Seems like the LC4 has a much longer throw than my RFS.
Is there something I should look at? Should I be changing my shifting style for the LC4? I was considering going back to original shifter to start.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:28 AM   #7260
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I tried the TT heat shield, and removed it a few weeks later when I put the Akra on, because it gave off a burning oil smell and did not look cool anyway (literally) and the Akra lets the header pipe breath so the temp is reduced.
how about a metal angle bracket and band clamps?
people make heat shields for luggage that way.
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