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Old 07-19-2013, 10:39 PM   #9811
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That's a good question. And, any MacGyver tricks for starting the bike when your in the middle of Bum Fuck, Egypt with a dead battery?
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #9812
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the battery charged through the AC charger, enough to start the bike.. (do these bikes ever act funny with a semi dead battery)

I'll have to order the v-reg. how is the fit on the Mosfet?
Yes, mine was running strange when the battery was shot due to the overcharging. Once I got home and was trying to fix things the battery would not take a full charge and it ran weird too. The bike would keep running but poorly while the gage would shut off and restart with strange readouts on the display. The motor would then die at random times.

The new r/r will not fit in the stock location due to the new connector hitting the coil. I relocated mine to the left side of the bike and simplified the wire routing.



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Old 07-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #9813
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That's a good question. And, any MacGyver tricks for starting the bike when your in the middle of Bum Fuck, Egypt with a dead battery?
I can only think of two options if you are by yourself.

Carry a smaller lithium battery that can at least give you a couple of starts. Two lithium batteries are lighter than the original by itself.

Or

Carry one of the new solar chargers and slowly recharge your battery.

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:14 PM   #9814
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Carry one of the new solar chargers and slowly recharge your battery.
Not sure about Egypt, but this should work well in death valley
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:38 PM   #9815
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When I was having my issues with the R/R I found test procedures from another source. Not in the KTM Manual. What I found though was that mine didn't test bad and worked ok until too hot. Then it would cause problems. But, mine was overcharging and not under so I would think if the failure is in your R/R it failed in a different way than mine did.

If it were me, I would upgrade my charging system with the Mosfet R/R with a cost of around $150 depending on which way you want to go with the wiring. Then see where you are at. If it isn't the R/R, and your stator tests out fine, I don't know what else it could be, other than, possibly the battery.

Here is a simple, easy to install voltage monitor that will show you under or over voltage conditions.



or the one Roadstercycle sells or gives away for free if you buy a Mosfet R/R from them.



I recently installed the Mosfet R/R (from Roadstersycle) in my 990S after it was starting to fail at 40,000 miles and it works great. I may keep one of the Mosfet R/R kits handy in the garage for the 690.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:50 AM   #9816
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Been out on the 690 today and it usually starts on the button, but it started taking a few turns to fire up, rode home and got on driveway, stalled the bloody thing, now it just won't fire up! (Yes I have a full tank of fuel), so start with new spark plug??? Bike has been in the shade for 30 mins, it started straight up!
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:09 AM   #9817
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Yes, mine was running strange when the battery was shot due to the overcharging. Once I got home and was trying to fix things the battery would not take a full charge and it ran weird too. The bike would keep running but poorly while the gage would shut off and restart with strange readouts on the display. The motor would then die at random times.

The new r/r will not fit in the stock location due to the new connector hitting the coil. I relocated mine to the left side of the bike and simplified the wire routing.



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Well, ordered the Mosfet, now I'm grounded for 10 days or so being in Canuck land... I sure hope this isn't a lesson in spending money. .
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:47 AM   #9818
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Been out on the 690 today and it usually starts on the button, but it started taking a few turns to fire up, rode home and got on driveway, stalled the bloody thing, now it just won't fire up! (Yes I have a full tank of fuel), so start with new spark plug??? Bike has been in the shade for 30 mins, it started straight up!
Next time this happens, when you try to start the bike listen for the fuel pump prime noise when you turn the key on. If you don't hear the buzz, the bike won't start. Usually waiting a few minutes will bring back the fuel pump prime and then the bike will start. Read this thread. Your fuel pump needs replacing. Most of us run the California Cycleworks pump and some even carry a spare. I haven't heard of a failure of the CA Cycleworks pump yet. Cheers.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #9819
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Well, ordered the Mosfet, now I'm grounded for 10 days or so being in Canuck land... I sure hope this isn't a lesson in spending money. .
That sucks about your bike, wish i was closer and could give you a hand or at least pull parts off my working bike and see if that helps .
Also I am sure you are not a grounded type of man
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:33 AM   #9820
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Well, ordered the Mosfet, now I'm grounded for 10 days or so being in Canuck land... I sure hope this isn't a lesson in spending money. .
In the meantime.. you could use just about any R/R to get you out riding. When mine failed in Tajik, I installed an R/R from a 95 kawasaki. It bolts up. Splice the wires and go ride. Its still going 15,000km later.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #9821
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Rear tail rack

I just bought a rear rack for my 690, it seems to fit over the petrol cap area and has a lifting mechnisim, any seen this before and know how to fit it?
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #9822
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I just bought a rear rack for my 690, it seems to fit over the petrol cap area and has a lifting mechnisim, any seen this before and know how to fit it?
Pics would help. Several versions out there.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #9823
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Pics would help. Several versions out there.
Not sure how to post pic, but it seems you remove the grab handles and it fit over where the handles will go COVERING the petrol filler cap, the plate has a lever you pull and it lifts up on a hinge system to allows acces to filler cap.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #9824
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Top End Oil

Looking at PalmStates 690 above, I see an oil line off the filter cover on the right side. My 2010 does not have this. I assume it pushes oil up to the top end spraying the rockers etc.

Question, can the earlier models be retrofitted for this extra oil? Would I want to do this? Does this help alleviate the cam spalling of previous years?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #9825
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Not sure how to post pic, but it seems you remove the grab handles and it fit over where the handles will go COVERING the petrol filler cap, the plate has a lever you pull and it lifts up on a hinge system to allows acces to filler cap.
Do the mount bars look like this?


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