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Old 05-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #8686
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What is in there from the factory? I have a couple bottles of engine ice on the shelf but havent figured out whats in there now. Might be worth changing. I am also going to get the 89 thermo switch.
Don't know what the stock coolant is ...

But engine ice is recommended here ...
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:25 AM   #8687
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I've been using this here



info: http://www.denicol.com/eonderhoud.php

But even then my 690 runs hot in traffic or on slow trails...

How high on the temp dial do you guys consider too hot?
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:56 AM   #8688
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Temps

I think the key is to prevent it from getting hot in the first place. I installed the LTZ 400 switch. The fan comes in much earlier, but ultimately keeps the temps manageable. I live in the Kalahari desert and have no problems taking the bike for a spot of dry riverbed bashing with temps around the 35 - 40 C mark. Hotter than that and the pilot risks dying himself.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:50 AM   #8689
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I'll stick with the grab the neck and yell method.
I'd go with duck in the oven.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:53 AM   #8690
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Air flow over the radiator seems to be critical on the 690....
I've seen the temp gage go down 3 bars just by having a head wind instead of a tail wind.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:32 AM   #8691
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Air flow over the radiator seems to be critical on the 690....
I've seen the temp gage go down 3 bars just by having a head wind instead of a tail wind.
The best solution is to hit a rain storm...haha I had my temps go down to just 3 bars while riding around 30-40 miles an hour in an absolute downpour and 85* outside...

And I have never had my bike go over 2 bars from the max, even while sitting in traffic in 100* weather. Once the fan kicks in, the temps hit a wall. It does its job.

Although, I'm probably gonna flush the system and put Engine Ice in before the temps start to get high this summer...
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:16 AM   #8692
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Air flow over the radiator seems to be critical on the 690....
I've seen the temp gage go down 3 bars just by having a head wind instead of a tail wind.
This is the only vehicle I've owned, other than race cars, that increases temp the slower you go. I slow down for a town that I'll light throttle through, and watch the temp go up. And then I seems to take a while back out of town for it to settle down.

Unless it's cold outside, my temp gauge resides in the 7-10 bar range.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:24 AM   #8693
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The best solution is to hit a rain storm...haha I had my temps go down to just 3 bars while riding around 30-40 miles an hour in an absolute downpour and 85* outside...
Most of West Texas hasn't seen a rain storm in so long, riding thru one is pretty much a distant memory...
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #8694
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Most of West Texas hasn't seen a rain storm in so long, riding thru one is pretty much a distant memory...
Haha, this was in September last year, around Fredericksburg. Absolute downpour. Where in Texas are you?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #8695
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Any of you texas guys around Houston?

I would love hand installing the Rally Raid Evo 2 rally kit.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #8696
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Possibly...though the one on the 690 is unique to the 690. I'll keep looking. My stock one has been tweaked and repaired a few times and works.
I found that one on ebay for $325.
I've also sent my leaking rad out to be repaired.
Besides the small leak it is in very good condition.
I might decide to use it instead of the new one,
if it works out that way I'll sell you the new one.

I'll know by next Monday and PM you.

Rolling out in a few hours to pick up a low mile
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She's wondering why I need two, the same reason
for having two 990's

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #8697
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If you're in Sun Valley then the reason is to ride the Banks-Lowman road!! Rode it last year and loved it!!

Wish I could visit your state more often...
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #8698
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ICO Fitment

I'm struggling a bit with setting up my ICO. I screwed the sensor into the stock tapped hole in the brake mount. In this position it does not pick up a magnetic bolt. I then epoxied a magnet onto the disk carrier on the sensor's sweep. In this location its fine up to 130kph, then it goes haywire. The closure time/distance when mearured along the rim is only 2" - 5cm, less than the suggested spec. Any experience with running an ICO on a 690 specifically?
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #8699
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Haha, this was in September last year, around Fredericksburg. Absolute downpour. Where in Texas are you?
Odessa...
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #8700
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I'm struggling a bit with setting up my ICO. I screwed the sensor into the stock tapped hole in the brake mount. In this position it does not pick up a magnetic bolt. I then epoxied a magnet onto the disk carrier on the sensor's sweep. In this location its fine up to 130kph, then it goes haywire. The closure time/distance when mearured along the rim is only 2" - 5cm, less than the suggested spec. Any experience with running an ICO on a 690 specifically?
I drilled a hole in my inner rotor to mount the magnet metal putty. I'll try and get a photo tonight. My ICO was good up to 160 kph at which time I couldn't go any faster.

I am guessing you are using the silver cased ICO?
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