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Old 05-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #8821
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Anyone knows whether this can be fitted on earlier version models. I have a 2010 enduro R. If yes, whats the trick to get the tacho to work ?
All you need to do is change the main wiring harness on the bike, and buy the headlight/tach/mount hardware from an 08/12/13 or any year smc.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #8822
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I just finished installing the new Lynx Fairing on my bike. So far I'm pretty pleased. Installation is very simple, the unit provides nice wind protection, but does not get in the way when trail riding and puts out some nice light.



I replaced the aluminum grid rock guard w/ a piece of Lexan. While the aluminum guard looked cool it put a strange web shaddow in the headlight throw.











HID Low beam:


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Dash w/ Garmin Montana and OEM speedo:


The red button on the side turns off the low beam. Saves some wattage when offroad riding or using electric gear or trying to start the bike w/ a weak battery.

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #8823
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I just finished installing the new Lynx Fairing on my bike. So far I'm pretty pleased. Installation is very simple, the unit provides nice wind protection, but does not get in the way when trail riding and puts out some nice light.

How do you feel it compares to the race light you had on your SE? My 690 has TT race light with Boatmans conversion and I'm trying to decide which way to go. I like the race light output and the clean air. Above 70 though it gets hard to hang on...

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #8824
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or just put the plug on the loom. all the signal inputs are the same. your just meight need to put a tach wire extra.
^^ for the cluster.

Like those tanks a lot!!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #8825
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Question sub-frame

Has anyone attempted to utilize auxiliary front tanks only and eliminate the rear tank? I have rear racks and Rally Raid upper and lower tank bolts but the wife has taken a shine to "bike camping" lately (2up) and I am a bit nervous about the loads we are packing. I was thinking that maybe a proper rear sub-frame might be possible...???
I realize that the fuel pump is in the tank, but would an in-line high pressure pump be possible out of the front tanks?
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:05 PM   #8826
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Has anyone attempted to utilize auxiliary front tanks only and eliminate the rear tank? I have rear racks and Rally Raid upper and lower tank bolts but the wife has taken a shine to "bike camping" lately (2up) and I am a bit nervous about the loads we are packing. I was thinking that maybe a proper rear sub-frame might be possible...???
I realize that the fuel pump is in the tank, but would an in-line high pressure pump be possible out of the front tanks?
Thanks.
You could probably come up with an external pump that would do the job, but the stock tank is also the mounting surface for the fuse block, battery, seat latch, and numerous other stuff...
Making a subframe to replace all that and designing it to be structurally sufficient is well beyond most folks' skill level...
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #8827
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Nice fairing yellow pig... what lights did you go with? The standard 90mm Hella Halogen's? 1 or 2 HID's...
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:19 PM   #8828
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You could probably come up with an external pump that would do the job, but the stock tank is also the mounting surface for the fuse block, battery, seat latch, and numerous other stuff...
Making a subframe to replace all that and designing it to be structurally sufficient is well beyond most folks' skill level...
True, but what an opportunity for Rally Raid!

To be honest, the stock tank may be tougher than we think. The boss and I were out on some old logging roads looking for a "lost lake" on the weekend and with the flat light from the gray sky, I managed to pound us into more than a couple of swales cut across the road. I think it did her more damage than the bike. My kidneys were not faring too well wither with the shots she kept providing.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #8829
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I just finished installing the new Lynx Fairing on my bike. So far I'm pretty pleased. Installation is very simple, the unit provides nice wind protection, but does not get in the way when trail riding and puts out some nice light.

I think I'll probably go down this track also.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #8830
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True, but what an opportunity for Rally Raid!

To be honest, the stock tank may be tougher than we think. The boss and I were out on some old logging roads looking for a "lost lake" on the weekend and with the flat light from the gray sky, I managed to pound us into more than a couple of swales cut across the road. I think it did her more damage than the bike. My kidneys were not faring too well wither with the shots she kept providing.
The theory so far is that since KTM sells the 690 with passenger foot pegs, the subframe/tank must be design to take the load...
My personal experience is that I broke the lower tank bolts with substantially less load than a passenger would be...
The tank may very well be OK, but the mounting points are suspect...
even with the upgraded upper and lower bolts...
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #8831
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How do you feel it compares to the race light you had on your SE? My 690 has TT race light with Boatmans conversion and I'm trying to decide which way to. I like the race light output and the clean air. Above 70 though it gets hard to hang on...
Have not had a chance to do a proper night ride yet. I'll let you know how it works as soon as possible.

I went w/ the 2 HID option in the 90mm Hella housing, but am looking at possibly installing a flush mount Squadron LED in the position of the HID high beam to save weight, room and have an instant on light. Britannia composites uses Future vision HID components.

I'll keep the HID low because I like having the street legal cut off.

I was really tempted to use the HWDB dual LED set up I have on my 530, but did not want to mess w/ all the wiring and the non legal low beam.

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Old 05-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #8832
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The theory so far is that since KTM sells the 690 with passenger foot pegs, the subframe/tank must be design to take the load...
My personal experience is that I broke the lower tank bolts with substantially less load than a passenger would be...
The tank may very well be OK, but the mounting points are suspect...
even with the upgraded upper and lower bolts...
No disagreements there although the KTM (Touratech) racks add a whole pile of rigidity to the back end. I installed the kit while waiting for the bolts to arrive and it took the slop right out of the tank bolts. With the dual down tubes, it acts like an exoskeleton (to quote an earlier inmate's words) and is probably the best thing I have installed yet to help me sleep at night. Ugly as sin, but what the hell.
Admittedly, after 40 years of boring but predictable Japanese quality, the 2012 690 has me alternating between "best bike ever!" and "Holy Crap, how much would a chopper charge by the hour to sling this thing out of the bush?!" It has not missed a beat yet after only 3000 km's, but every ride starts with a little bit of trepidation....
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:13 PM   #8833
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No disagreements there although the KTM (Touratech) racks add a whole pile of rigidity to the back end. I installed the kit while waiting for the bolts to arrive and it took the slop right out of the tank bolts. With the dual down tubes, it acts like an exoskeleton (to quote an earlier inmate's words) and is probably the best thing I have installed yet to help me sleep at night. Ugly as sin, but what the hell.
Admittedly, after 40 years of boring but predictable Japanese quality, the 2012 690 has me alternating between "best bike ever!" and "Holy Crap, how much would a chopper charge by the hour to sling this thing out of the bush?!" It has not missed a beat yet after only 3000 km's, but every ride starts with a little bit of trepidation....
Chopper evac $800 USD - $2500 USD per hour. Why sling it when you can just toss it in the back of most of the mid-size helicopters out there? My old soon be mine again 690 only almost left someone stranded once (minor electrical problem that was resolved with some investigation) in 20,000 miles and it's a first year model.

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #8834
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WTB: stock rear suspension links

I know that plenty of people here have installed lowering links on their 690's, do any of you still have your original link (in like new condition) that you would be willing to get rid of?

I just replaced my shock bearings (that had been on back order for 2 months!) which got rid of most of my rear suspension slop, but the dogbone bearings also have excessive freeplay. I'm poor these days so I was hoping to find a new/used takeoff for a fair price. Any year E/R/SMC should work.

Please PM me if you have one!
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #8835
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True, but what an opportunity for Rally Raid!

To be honest, the stock tank may be tougher than we think. The boss and I were out on some old logging roads looking for a "lost lake" on the weekend and with the flat light from the gray sky, I managed to pound us into more than a couple of swales cut across the road. I think it did her more damage than the bike. My kidneys were not faring too well wither with the shots she kept providing.
When off-roading I've been jumping the 690 and going through whoops with nearly a full tank of gas as well as having the wolfman top and side racks on it (perhaps that helps ). I have the RR upgraded upper and lower bolts and everything has held together so far. I do worry about it but honestly I've decided to beat the shit out of it and if I find it's limits then I'll know them.

This weekend will be camping gear and off-roading which will be a real test. I haven't heard of the tank failing besides the bolts and I haven't heard of any of the RR bolts failing.
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