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Old 07-11-2013, 03:30 PM   #9661
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I was thinking the same thing, my XRR's felt way heavier then my 690 even though they were actually lighter. Mainly because the damn things were so top heavy.
The 690 feels heavier to me than the 625 did ...

But I haven't weighed either ...

EDIT: but there are different ways of perceiving weight - the 690 carries itself well and sits really well on the road - it just feels heavy in the shed, or when it has a little nap on a hill ...
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #9662
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carrying one bag.

In front, or behind? Strangley in front seems to be better for my seating position. Shame about the total lack of fixing hooks / crannies anywhere?




Well, mate.....that depends....



Some like it up front ....while others find it more comfortable with it behind...
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #9663
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Well, mate.....that depends....



Some like it up front ....while others find it more comfortable with it behind...
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:29 PM   #9664
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If they can bring a 390 E in under 280 lbs I'd be all over it.
Well I'm suppossed to be working on writing up something important now... number of civilian casulties inflicted by the Burmese military in the Kachin province last month BUT I'd rather not think about that now and instead I'll try to tackle this question!

The latest specs I have from KTM's "Orange day poster" put the

690 enduro @ 138.5 KG and the
690 duke @ 149.5 KG

So according to KTM, the 690 enduro is 11 KG lighter than the 690 Duke.
The same sheet has the 390 Duke @ 139 KG & no specs on the 390 enduro.

If the 390 Enduro was 11 KG lighter than Duke that would make the "ready to race" weight 128 KG or 281 lbs by their specs. That's probably dry with no fluids and battery as that is what it would take to get our 690's to 138.5. (Incidently I'm pretty happy with a Shorai battery I picked up a few months ago - that and a lighter pipe could get you down to 280 with oil and some gas!)

That's close to WR250R/KLX250 weight but with a claimed 44 hp and what I'm hoping is that it'll be as reliable as those 2.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:38 PM   #9665
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front fork installation.

My search engine skills are failing me. Picking my forks up tomorrow. On other bikes, I've snugged up the lower triple clamp bolts, then installed the wheel, then torque the lower triple clamp bolts, and finally the upper triple clamp bolts.

That work here?

Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #9666
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My search engine skills are failing me. Picking my forks up tomorrow. On other bikes, I've snugged up the lower triple clamp bolts, then installed the wheel, then torque the lower triple clamp bolts, and finally the upper triple clamp bolts.

That work here?

Thanks.
I usually put the axle in before tightening the triple clamp bolts to insure that both sides are equal distant from the top. Then the procedure you describe works ok. Be sure to not over torque the lower triple clamp bolts (12 NM on my 08 690e). The top are 17NM. The torque values should be embossed on the triple clamps.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #9667
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Wiring fused led auxillary lights

I am trying to figure out how to run my auxillary lights so they turn off with the ignition switch. I am afraid with my current setup I will forget one time and kill my battery. Anyone know how to do this? The lights have a hot wire that should be easy enough for setting this up. Just cant figure out if I should try to remove the fusebox and wire it into the back or what?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #9668
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There are 2 accessory power outlets behind the headlight mask. ACC1 and ACC2 - one is switched, but I can't remember which, but it easy to try and see.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:45 PM   #9669
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #9670
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:56 AM   #9671
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I usually put the axle in before tightening the triple clamp bolts to insure that both sides are equal distant from the top. Then the procedure you describe works ok. Be sure to not over torque the lower triple clamp bolts (12 NM on my 08 690e). The top are 17NM. The torque values should be embossed on the triple clamps.
Thanks. The book for the 13 calls for the same torque values. Though both upper and lower triple clamp bolts "felt" like they had been torqued the same and to a higher value than that when I removed them. May have been the dry threads.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:24 AM   #9672
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Mounting Tires:

Now that we have solved the issue as to how to mount bags ....

Here is an interesting article as to how the red and yellow dots on a tire correlate with the rim....this is true for bikes as well as cars/trucks:

http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com...0ask%20doc.pdf
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #9673
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I think that's my brother ...
Ahhh, so who's the guy behind him?
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:44 AM   #9674
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I usually put the axle in before tightening the triple clamp bolts to insure that both sides are equal distant from the top. Then the procedure you describe works ok. Be sure to not over torque the lower triple clamp bolts (12 NM on my 08 690e). The top are 17NM. The torque values should be embossed on the triple clamps.
12 nm = 106 in/lbs
17 nm = 150 in/lbs

Work gave me a conversion calculator application on the PC-an uber handy thing to have loaded.

Any other conversions anyone needs?

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:09 AM   #9675
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Pitching or catching?
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