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Old 08-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #10426
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I think to get to the regulator you have to pull it out from the front of the fuel tank under the seat (where the regulator bolts into the tank and where the fuel line going to the injector comes out of the tank) and not from the bottom of the fuel tank.

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Yeah, that's what I thought, but when looking at Uller's work, he had the entire fuel line out of the tank, leading me to speculate maybe it was inside the tank.

As it was, 20 minutes after my post, Uller gave me a call and confirmed your point.

So...installed the CA pump with Profill filter on the pump, and am really hoping I did not kink the fuel line when shoving (artfully, I must say ) it all back in the tank.

I used the piece of fuel line CA Cycle provided with the pump that goes from pump to filter, and it was fairly flexible (easier to kink...the stiffness of the accordion-pleated stock fuel line is less likely to kink, but I couldn't remove it from the pump without butchering it).

It will be a day or so before I get to go for a ride to see how it is.

really, it is times like these that could lead me to prayer

I have installed Euro tail light, Mosfet RR, straightened out Safari mounting brace, and am taking it in Thursday to the suspension guy to service the pro-link (sqeak persists) so it is hopefully done right....then off for a week of backcountry camping with Bobzilla (his first trip to Canada, I believe).
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #10427
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I am still using the stock fuel line/filter setup with the CA Cycleworks pump and so far so good after 12,000 miles.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #10428
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hey guys, quick question, I'm a 5'6 rider and currently I'm riding a WR250R with a Yamalink and 1 inch stock lowering (combined about ~2 lowered). If I go to a KTM 690 Enduro, would I be ok with the Koubalink 1 5/8 linkage??

I'm also 5'6" and ride a 690. I looked into the lowering link but passed since I don't think the amount of lowering (maybe two tip toes on the ground instead of one) is worth the possible trade off (I saw comments about the tire possibly hitting the tank and suspension geometry changes). I picked the 690 because it is the most dirt worthy dual sport and I don't want to compromise the suspension (might as well then be riding a KLR). Instead I have adapted by:

Trying not to stop.
Stopping where I can put one foot down on a curb or other object.
Riding more open terrain (I've never liked tight woods riding anyway).
Starting out by jumping on while rolling forward (left foot on left peg, let out the clutch, swing right leg over; like a horse).
Jumping off before completely stopped.

Ultimately I think it will depend on what kind of riding you want to do. I tried to pack a small duffel on the back of my 690 to see how it would fit for possible camping but there was absolutely no way to get on or off so I have resolved to pack very light (Giant Loop Mojave) and stay in hotels or trailer to a base camp and do day rides from there. Again, I don't want to compromise the dirt worthiness of the bike. If you want to pack heavy for camping or long trips, you might be ok with the lowering since you can't be hammering as hard off road with all the extra weight anyway.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:20 PM   #10429
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I'm also 5'6" and ride a 690. I looked into the lowering link but passed since I don't think the amount of lowering (maybe two tip toes on the ground instead of one) is worth the possible trade off (I saw comments about the tire possibly hitting the tank and suspension geometry changes). I picked the 690 because it is the most dirt worthy dual sport and I don't want to compromise the suspension (might as well then be riding a KLR). Instead I have adapted by:

Trying not to stop.
Stopping where I can put one foot down on a curb or other object.
Riding more open terrain (I've never liked tight woods riding anyway).
Starting out by jumping on while rolling forward (left foot on left peg, let out the clutch, swing right leg over; like a horse).
Jumping off before completely stopped.

Ultimately I think it will depend on what kind of riding you want to do. I tried to pack a small duffel on the back of my 690 to see how it would fit for possible camping but there was absolutely no way to get on or off so I have resolved to pack very light (Giant Loop Mojave) and stay in hotels or trailer to a base camp and do day rides from there. Again, I don't want to compromise the dirt worthiness of the bike. If you want to pack heavy for camping or long trips, you might be ok with the lowering since you can't be hammering as hard off road with all the extra weight anyway.
wow, I'm impressed, I don't think I could live with a bike that I had to have a rolling start to get on. Good for you (and that's not sarcasm or anything).

I actually read the Koubalink page and they said they modified the Koubalink so that the tire won't hit the gas tank..

Have you tried getting the Seat Concepts seat? Should lower by 15mm... not sure if that would help though
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #10430
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wow, I'm impressed, I don't think I could live with a bike that I had to have a rolling start to get on. Good for you (and that's not sarcasm or anything).

I actually read the Koubalink page and they said they modified the Koubalink so that the tire won't hit the gas tank..

Have you tried getting the Seat Concepts seat? Should lower by 15mm... not sure if that would help though
The Seat Concepts seat is lower, but it's also wider ...

IMO that makes the bike feel a lot taller ...

I'm about 5'11", but really noticed how much more difficult it was to plant my feet after fitting the Seat Concepts seat ...
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:00 AM   #10431
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So what is the best way to fix the 2008 speedo units when they are filling up with all of the white specs?? Mine is deteriorating quite quickly. Will KTM still warranty this item?

If I choose not to go factory what are the best options??
They should warranty it, just have to have a GOOD dealer that will push it through.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:15 AM   #10432
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Pissed same problem

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They should warranty it, just have to have a GOOD dealer that will push it through.
My dealer said it was a no go a few years ago, but that's in Ontario and not where I bought the bike. I ended up switching to the trail tech speedo and now wanting the stock one back after a year . Anyone have an 08 stock speedo kicking around they want to get rid of????
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:49 AM   #10433
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I am in the middle of installing the manual cam chain tensioner. First of all they say remove the old tensioner with a 21mm spanner but the bolt is 19 mm. Maybe just a language glitch in describing a tool? Also they are talking about an O-ring in the tensioner barrel. I do not see one. Is the O-ring very small or really recessed so hard to see? Any guidance on this? 2009 690r enduro.
Not 100% sure on hex size,but the o ring is right down the bottom of the bore,do not remove it as it is VERY difficult to put back.
Just shine a light down to check it is still there.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:02 PM   #10434
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Not 100% sure on hex size,but the o ring is right down the bottom of the bore,do not remove it as it is VERY difficult to put back.
Just shine a light down to check it is still there.
Thanks! Everything went well. On my2009 690r it was a 19mm socket to get the OEM tensioner off and a 21mm to install the Rally Raid manual one.

I wonder who installs those o-rings at the factory. Maybe they do it before the cylinder goes on the bike. Otherwise it would be a pain.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #10435
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I agree....the stock setup would be fine for SuperMoto, but I am leaving for a long dual sport trip in 2 days and was looking for a temporary fix until I can grab a screw on style setup.
I am down to trying a thin o ring behind the stock gasket to give more sealing pressure against the tank, unless anyone has found a temp fix that works better.
While it may be bad form to quote myself, I wanted to pass along that I performed a temporary fix on my leaking fuel cap.

I installed a thin o-ring (1.93x.13?)behind the factory fuel cap gasket to provide more sealing pressure for the cap gasket. After 600 miles of backcountry, which had numerous patches of football sized rocks, the factory fuel cap did not leak one bit of fuel. So, the temp fix worked until I can snag an upgrade. Just make sure to press the cap in while turning the key.....
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #10436
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hey guys, quick question, I'm a 5'6 rider and currently I'm riding a WR250R with a Yamalink and 1 inch stock lowering (combined about ~2 lowered). If I go to a KTM 690 Enduro, would I be ok with the Koubalink 1 5/8 linkage??
Hi,

I'm about your height and a 30" isn inseam, I installed the lowering link, I'ts still an F'in tall bike for me, but I can put one ball of my foot down and are able to comfortably change from one foot to another while stopped .. which I think is more important.. Now if the a*holes form the dealer return it to me from warranty work some day.. I'll be happy...

For the little that I've ridden it it's an awesome bike!
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #10437
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Neutral Indicator Light Not Indicating

I tried to search, but the engine won't handle that term, and I can't remember how to use Google so... I'll just ask.

My Neutral light stopped working - not burned out - it still lights as part of the start sequence, just doesn't show that the bike is in neutral. No recent physical damage - it just worked one day, then not the next. Wiring diagram is not too helpful - just shows 3 wire lead to a 3 position switch.
Anyone have a suggestion on where to start/what to look for?
Not a big deal, but I would prefer that it worked.
Thanks in advance.

Oh, 2011 690 Enduro.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #10438
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Hi,

I'm about your height and a 30" isn inseam, I installed the lowering link, I'ts still an F'in tall bike for me, but I can put one ball of my foot down and are able to comfortably change from one foot to another while stopped .. which I think is more important.. Now if the a*holes form the dealer return it to me from warranty work some day.. I'll be happy...

For the little that I've ridden it it's an awesome bike!
Sweet.. which lowering link did you install? The 1" or 1 5/8" one?
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #10439
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Sweet.. which lowering link did you install? The 1" or 1 5/8" one?

1 5/8" I also slid the forks 2cm.

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:08 PM   #10440
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