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Old 03-01-2013, 05:24 AM   #7501
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Restarting a drowned 690?

Restart procedure for a drowned 690? Is there any easy way to get to the plug, seems like it would be a bit of a PITA to get to if you had to pull it to blow the water out.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:50 AM   #7502
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Klim puts leather on the inside of both legs. Just sayin'
Got a piar of Klim Dakar's that my stock can burned a hole in, just sayin.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:08 AM   #7503
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Got a piar of Klim Dakar's that my stock can burned a hole in, just sayin.

Stock can...just sayin....would burn a hole through depleted Uranium
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:09 AM   #7504
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When you get the kick I suggest you take item 31 and sell it for the $ .0003 scrap value it is worth. Replace it with something a bit more substantial.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:11 AM   #7505
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I just finished moving out of my apartment and both bikes are currently residing in my garage...a 2004 Sprinter van...very good for sprinter snow traction. I turned the key on the 690 to see where the battery is at and it came right to life and cranked no problem. It has a Shorai battery and the bike has not been Run since last June.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:36 AM   #7506
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:44 AM   #7507
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When you get the kick I suggest you take item 31 and sell it for the $ .0003 scrap value it is worth. Replace it with something a bit more substantial.
Cheers.

What apart from tyre changing tools would you add to the standard KTM toolkit if wanting to keep it to a minimum for day trips? If the worst happens and it's not a quick fix then wont be too far from home and breakdown cover will get me there type of thing?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #7508
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Got a piar of Klim Dakar's that my stock can burned a hole in, just sayin.
Hondas will burn a hole in em too. Ask me how I know.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #7509
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Cheers.

What apart from tyre changing tools would you add to the standard KTM toolkit if wanting to keep it to a minimum for day trips? If the worst happens and it's not a quick fix then wont be too far from home and breakdown cover will get me there type of thing?
This is my tool kit. But i'm on an RTW.. not on a day trip. Its basically everything I need to take apart most of the bike. Including most of the motor. (calipers and multimeter cus i'm a nerd)



I would keep E-tape and a few connections just in case. Zip ties, tube, radiator fix, fast dry epoxy puddy, a select few bolts/nuts/washers and a vice grips. I know some people are going to say the vice grips is to heavy.. but if you need it, you need it.... and you are thankful you have it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #7510
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Great help, thanks again.

If it's going to take more than an hr on a day ride I'll call the tow truck and do it in the garage



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This is my tool kit. But i'm on an RTW.. not on a day trip. Its basically everything I need to take apart most of the bike. Including most of the motor. (calipers and multimeter cus i'm a nerd)



I would keep E-tape and a few connections just in case. Zip ties, tube, radiator fix, fast dry epoxy puddy, a select few bolts/nuts/washers and a vice grips. I know some people are going to say the vice grips is to heavy.. but if you need it, you need it.... and you are thankful you have it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:13 AM   #7511
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Great help, thanks again.

If it's going to take more than an hr on a day ride I'll call the tow truck and do it in the garage
Not if your traveling around the world, just say'n.

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #7512
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These are my favorite tire levers:

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/...6_combo_lever/

Motion Pro T-6. Ronin has one in his photo.

I carry 3 in different hex sizes instead of the non-hex steel tire irons. They're lighter than steel, by a lot, too. I find the hex to be useful on other peoples bikes, as well as the fact that the round ends are easy on the hands.

I don't know what alloy of aluminum they're made from, but they are hella-strong. Even in full pissed off gorilla mode I've never managed to bend one.

I'd only ask for 2 improvements: first, it would be great if they hooked on the spokes, and second, if they came in orange anodize.

The other thing worth mentioning... there are lots of smaller meters available -- I keep one in my kit that is only slightly larger than a credit card. Advanced meters are nice, but only if you know how to use them... and actually need them to diagnose a problem.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #7513
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These are my favorite tire levers:
Motion Pro T-6.
+1. I have bent my steal levers but never the motion pro.

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first, it would be great if they hooked on the spokes
I usually put mine under the disk and it seems to hold pretty well.. not quite hooked to spokes.. but a decent trick.

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The other thing worth mentioning... there are lots of smaller meters available -- I keep one in my kit that is only slightly larger than a credit card. Advanced meters are nice, but only if you know how to use them... and actually need them to diagnose a problem.
I bought that meter in Istanbul and it was the smallest good meter I could find. I hate analog meters. I like to be able to troubleshoot electrical other then my bike and this one has 600v leads (I wanted 1000v leads)

Ideally I would have a pocket oscilloscope like this (because I'm a nerd like that)

About the size of a cell phone. And like Al said, you gotta know how to use it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #7514
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I'd only ask for 2 improvements: first, it would be great if they hooked on the spokes, and second, if they came in orange anodize.
They used to offer them in orange anodized in the KTM Hardparts catalog. They cost about 2-3x as much though, IIRC.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #7515
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I'd only ask for 2 improvements: first, it would be great if they hooked on the spokes, and second, if they came in orange anodize.
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Ask and you shall receive courtesy of ktm-parts.com: http://www.ktm-parts.com/U6951045.html#.UTEEGDAm1Ao
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