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Old 05-26-2013, 03:15 PM   #8956
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After 5200miles with no problems of any significance suddenly I'm getting the backfire and stall issue - three times today, each occasion the bike restarted fine while I was still rolling in traffic (that bang sure scares the locals). Why now after so long with no problems? Looks like I've got a lot of reading to do in the Wunderfest.
Letter J's injector flush is a good idea, I started there when your situation was mine. Also check grounds.

You running stock leg burner? I've got Wings and what did eventually fix mine was going to the Euro map, not sure why it didn't show up for three thousand miles after install but remap made it fantastic again.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #8957
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I have a different RB plate, and it required adjusting the stops (yup, even further reduced turning circle, but not when riding) slightly. Also, you are missing the clamps to bole the plate to the horizontal rod. These will raise it a little more. Some further tweaks and adjustments and you should be good to go. Will post some pics of my setup when i get a chance.
Thank you. I have the clamps from F2R raodbook plate. I contacted John at RR and he told me the same thing as you said. He even asked me to move the bars to the rear hole position in the triple.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #8958
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Just traded my SE to get my old 08 690E back. I'm 155lbs I like to get rid of the initial harshness in the first part of the stroke in the front end. I assume it needs new valving to make it more compliant. I had SPS do the SE but I don't have $1000 to burn right now. Any consensus on how I can get by until the winter when I can get it done proper by a pro?
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:44 PM   #8959
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Lighter weight fork oil and more air

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Old 05-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #8960
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injector body boots blow out

Hi,

my bike is 2012, 4000 miles on it,

yesterday it make a back fire ant the injector body boots blow out any way to correct it to make sure never hapen again ?
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:17 PM   #8961
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Just got one of these. Anyone know torque spec for the pivot bolt?
And as i recall, it's a lefty thread, right?
Read instructions. To my knowledge, there are 3 pedals design for th 690. Ask CleanSpeed. They are well aware.

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Old 05-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #8962
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:36 PM   #8963
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Left hand thread-yes. Torque. I dunno. I don't use a TW for small bolts.
When I did my Cleanspeed, I did take some emery cloth to the bolt so it slid into the bearings easy. Also plenty of grease.
I recall putting some blue loctite on the threads.
My 2012 was normal thread-right/tight, left/loose.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:20 PM   #8964
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Screw Plugs

What do the two set screws ( screw plugs ) on the left intake side,
above the rocker arm shaft do ?

Do you screw them tight or are they to regulate oil flow ?

I can't find anything in the manual.

http://images.imagessite.com/OEM_IMA...90ENDURO44.gif

They are # 12 set screws in this image.

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Old 05-27-2013, 02:12 AM   #8965
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Question Tire changing tools

Any recommendations for tire changing equipment, tools, spoons for at home or in the field?
Just ordered Pirelli MT 90s for commuting and local dirt roads & forest service roads.
I will change back to the Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross or another DOT nobby when going real off-road.

I appreciate any advice on what tools have helped you.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:36 AM   #8966
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Hi,

my bike is 2012, 4000 miles on it,

yesterday it make a back fire ant the injector body boots blow out any way to correct it to make sure never hapen again ?
Is your bike stock?
My 2012 was backfiring and blowing the boot off between the air intake and throttle body. I replaced the the exhaust with an FMF (more to get ride of the heat of the factory exhaust) also added a unifilter and had the ecu remapped with the acro map. No more backfiring, no more stalling when hot and the bike runs better.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:03 AM   #8967
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The first thing that I would try is backflushing the injector, mine starting acting up at ~6200 miles and by ~6300 was unrideable, this fixed it:
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Letter J's injector flush is a good idea, I started there when your situation was mine. Also check grounds.

You running stock leg burner? I've got Wings and what did eventually fix mine was going to the Euro map, not sure why it didn't show up for three thousand miles after install but remap made it fantastic again.
Thanks guys. I might do the external fuel filter and ca cycle works pump at the same time as the injector.

I'm using the mild map with the KTM alloy slip on can.

I did the throttle reset and 15min idle this morning and went for a run and didn't get any problems but, better safe than sorry - I'll do the injector.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #8968
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Thanks guys. I might do the external fuel filter and ca cycle works pump at the same time as the injector.

I'm using the mild map with the KTM alloy slip on can.

I did the throttle reset and 15min idle this morning and went for a run and didn't get any problems but, better safe than sorry - I'll do the injector.
I suggest dealing with this issue one step at a time. It will simplify any troubleshooting.
When you do the filter look at how you want to clean up the hoses inside.
I used 2 x 12" pieces of the submersible fuel line. This eliminated all of the plastic line. It was a royal PITA to get the clamps to fit. However, I was successful. For the external filter choose a location that suits you. Some just replace the inline valve. I replace all the lines and relocated my filter to a location accessible without tearing stuff apart.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:45 AM   #8969
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Yes, I do! I am a huge fan of the Motion Pro T6 forged aluminum tire levers. They come in a bunch of different sizes

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...+t6+tire+lever

I also purchased their bead breaker thing, which works great on stiff-sidewall tires (i.e. dirt tires). Soft sidewall (i.e. street tires) not so much.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ol-Set?ref=sho

Regarding air pressure, I have a neat little Crank Brothers bicycle pump. Works great for pumping up tube tires, but you're not going to seat the bead with a tubeless tire with this, that's for sure.

http://www.crankbrothers.com/pumps_alloy.php


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Any recommendations for tire changing equipment, tools, spoons for at home or in the field?
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #8970
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Well crap.

Looks like I finally got bit by the KTM electrical gremlins. 15k miles. Not bad for a 690.

Funny how once you've drank the orange KoolAide that we make allowances... ... because it is simply unthinkable that, say, a DR650 would need to be trailered home at that mileage.

I rode into the city a couple nights ago, and it ran fine. I went to go home, and it fired briefly, stumbled and quit. Then it wouldn't fire at all.

I got it home (thanks Kenyon!) and decided to replace the wonky quick disconnect fitting since it had been causing problems. I found a 3/8" splice kit at the automotive parts place and put that in place of the fitting. No joy.

I couldn't commit any further diagnostic time to it, but anticipate a fuel pump replacement is in my near future.
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