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Old 03-05-2013, 06:37 AM   #7576
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I love my Wings exhaust; second be mod I've made, the first being the suspension done by Stillwell performance. I always felt the front on my 2010 690 was harsh and didn't feel planted. Alan Stillwell worked his magic adding 0.54/100 springs (front/rear). This allowed the rear to sit properly and bias more weight to the front. The valving allows the wheels to move much faster over the ground providing more traction without chatter (I can actually accelerate on washboard without the back end neither packing nor swapping). It's almost like cheating over the rocks, the boingers are super compliant, rarely deflect, and make it so I almost don't have to pick a line; just pin it and plow over the crap. On the slab all the small chop is eliminated and the bike ride is more comfortable on longer rides. A huge improvement overall and no question a must do for riders that think their 690 is a dirt bike.

On another note, I had to cut my ride short due to a coolant leak between the case and the cylinder just below the exhaust port. Anyone else see leaking there?
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:23 AM   #7577
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When the bike is stone cold (after sitting overnight), start the bike, no other inputs (throttle etc.), and walk away for 15mins. Come back, turn it off, then you can go about your ride etc.. This process allows the sensors to reset to current conditions whether it be new exhaust, foam filter, or current atmospheric conditions (temperature, barometric pressure, etc.). Anytime I ride the bike in a new condition (1st winter ride, trailered to a higher altitude, etc.), I perform the reset. I have had good luck with the process.
You need to use TuneECU or the KTM diagnostic tool to do a reset adaptation before doing the 15 minute idle. Otherwise you are just wasting time and fuel.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:04 AM   #7578
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You need to use TuneECU or the KTM diagnostic tool to do a reset adaptation before doing the 15 minute idle. Otherwise you are just wasting time and fuel.
For the 690's, I don't believe that is correct. I believe that option is only for newer 990's...

http://tuneecu.com/TuneECU_En/mapedit.html
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:20 AM   #7579
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You need to use TuneECU or the KTM diagnostic tool to do a reset adaptation before doing the 15 minute idle. Otherwise you are just wasting time and fuel.

Nonsense. No offense.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #7580
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I love my Wings exhaust; second be mod I've made, the first being the suspension done by Stillwell performance. I always felt the front on my 2010 690 was harsh and didn't feel planted. Alan Stillwell worked his magic adding 0.54/100 springs (front/rear). This allowed the rear to sit properly and bias more weight to the front. The valving allows the wheels to move much faster over the ground providing more traction without chatter (I can actually accelerate on washboard without the back end neither packing nor swapping). It's almost like cheating over the rocks, the boingers are super compliant, rarely deflect, and make it so I almost don't have to pick a line; just pin it and plow over the crap. On the slab all the small chop is eliminated and the bike ride is more comfortable on longer rides. A huge improvement overall and no question a must do for riders that think their 690 is a dirt bike.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]On another note, I had to cut my ride short due to a coolant leak between the case and the cylinder just below the exhaust port. Anyone else see leaking there?

Now in a visible color
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #7581
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The text color looks fine on my browser...

Is it coming across as some lame highlight or something???
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #7582
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The text color looks fine on my browser...

Is it coming across as some lame highlight or something???
It's black on dark grey.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #7583
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Seth, what's the problem?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #7584
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You may be using a different style, in which your black text may look just fine. If somebody else is using ADV 2.0, your text is black on grey, so not very legible. In "Fresh" style, your text is just fine.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #7585
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Why yes indeed... I am using Fresh... Now I see the issue...
Switched to ADV2.0
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #7586
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Just replace the stock muffler with any of the aftermarket options. The FMF Q works well...stainless or Titanium and its pretty cheap. Or you can spend a bit more for a wings, Akro, etc. all will drop the temperature and improve performance.
So it sounds like everyone is saying just replace the muffler. I thought with the price of the Remus full system it would make sense but I guess I'll go with the majority on this one. :)

Thx for all the input guys!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #7587
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So it sounds like everyone is saying just replace the muffler. I thought with the price of the Remus full system it would make sense but I guess I'll go with the majority on this one. :)

Thx for all the input guys!

If you have money to burn then go ahead and replace the entire exhaust. The return on investment will be with the muffler.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #7588
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If you have money to burn then go ahead and replace the entire exhaust. The return on investment will be with the muffler.
I'm not so much worried about spending the cash as I am in whether a full system will effect reliability. As in will the slight increase in power burn out components sooner? Thoughts on the reliability aspect?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #7589
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I'm not so much worried about spending the cash as I am in whether a full system will effect reliability. As in will the slight increase in power burn out components sooner? Thoughts on the reliability aspect?
The reliability of the gas tank and fender NOT melting should be just enough to convince you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:03 PM   #7590
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I'm not so much worried about spending the cash as I am in whether a full system will effect reliability. As in will the slight increase in power burn out components sooner? Thoughts on the reliability aspect?
I imagine NOT having a thermonuclear reactor bolted to your bike will be a lot less likely to burn out components and ADD to reliability.
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