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Old 08-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #10621
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50% of our maintenance is caused by 50% of our maintenance.
Completely true - and completely sad, because if you do the math we will NEVER get finished - it is an asymtotic function and goes to infinity.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #10622
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Damnit, Mitch, yer costing me money here.
Well, I got tired of fixing up damaged threads on shock bodies for people, the OEM shock is difficult to adjust, without the extra fact that it is PITA to get at.
This way it's just fit the Preload Adjuster once, set the sag at riders weight only with Adjuster closed, then you have +10mm of preload you can add at the turn of a knob for adding luggage, pillion or harder riding.
I am hoping to fit one to my rally bike before we go to Spain testing next week, also with the new 300mm fork cartridge extensions we have had made by Tractive for 2012/13 forks.
By the way, we just got our 450cc conversion running yesterday on our donor 690 bike, hope to take that on our Spain trip aswell.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #10623
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the new 300mm fork cartridge extensions we have had made by Tractive for 2012/13 forks.
By the way, we just got our 450cc conversion running yesterday on our donor 690 bike, hope to take that on our Spain trip aswell.
Pardon my ignorance, but, can you tell me if your 300mm fork conversion makes them a longer open cartridge or does it convert them to closed cartridge at the same time?

Also, I have been following J-Mo's thread about the LC4-50. Awesome news that you have it running. That is such a cool endeavor you have undertaken.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:29 AM   #10624
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Pardon my ignorance, but, can you tell me if your 300mm fork conversion makes them a longer open cartridge or does it convert them to closed cartridge at the same time?

Also, I have been following J-Mo's thread about the LC4-50. Awesome news that you have it running. That is such a cool endeavor you have undertaken.
Our fork conversion keeps them as an Open Cartridge, but comes with longer rebound tubes, piston rods, and longer springs( which are weighted more suitably for the 690).
This conversion is only for the later fork, which has the comp adjuster angled out of the back of the axle clamp.These were 2012 on.
Thanks for support & interest on our 450cc project, here is video of it running!!!

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #10625
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KTM690 owners, on a STOCK KTM690R, with stock gearing, while you are doing 75mph on the fwy for LONG stretches at a time, what is the RPM at?

And, how about a real world top speed please, i know the bike is great off road, trying to see about its fwy and top speed characters, assuming the rider weighs 160 pounds, thanks.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #10626
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KTM690 owners, on a STOCK KTM690R, with stock gearing, while you are doing 75mph on the fwy for LONG stretches at a time, what is the RPM at?

And, how about a real world top speed please, i know the bike is great off road, trying to see about its fwy and top speed characters, assuming the rider weighs 160 pounds, thanks.
My '12 with stock gearing and a 606 on the front and a Heidi K60 on the rear at 75 mph (GPS) turns right at 5.5k if I remember correctly. The engine is turning this fast the second I hit 75

A buddy with an earlier year model says he's hit 116 on the speedo. I don't believe it though.

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #10627
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KTM690 owners, on a STOCK KTM690R, with stock gearing, while you are doing 75mph on the fwy for LONG stretches at a time, what is the RPM at?

And, how about a real world top speed please, i know the bike is great off road, trying to see about its fwy and top speed characters, assuming the rider weighs 160 pounds, thanks.
Calculated speed at various rpm. The 2127mm circumference may not be accurate for your rear tire. Changing the vary last entry on the browser URL, 15r45, to reflect your final drive ratios, for example 14r48 [the gearing I used in Colorado last week], will show the new speeds for each rpm. Apologies for being a geek.

Hope people didn't miss the two links in this post.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #10628
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14T Front Sprocket on 2013 690 Enduro R

I find the gearing a little too tall for my gnarly backroads stuff so my easy option is a 14T front sprocket. I have a few of them in the box from my 350 excf and my old 450 excr.

I googled around and there is no rubber damped 14T, so guys are using the 14T from the exc bikes. Cool - I got those.

BUT when I mounted it and torqued up the bolt it does not tighten the sprocket down - it just "floats". Is this right? If so will it hit the swing arm? Its soooo close.

thanks!
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #10629
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I find the gearing a little too tall for my gnarly backroads stuff so my easy option is a 14T front sprocket. I have a few of them in the box from my 350 excf and my old 450 excr.

I googled around and there is no rubber damped 14T, so guys are using the 14T from the exc bikes. Cool - I got those.

BUT when I mounted it and torqued up the bolt it does not tighten the sprocket down - it just "floats". Is this right? If so will it hit the swing arm? Its soooo close.

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Wrong sprocket. There is a designated 14T sprocket for use with the 690.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #10630
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Wrong sprocket. There is a designated 14T sprocket for use with the 690.
I cannot find one in the parts catalogue (only 15, 16 and 17). Do you know any more details?

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #10631
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I cannot find one in the parts catalogue (only 15, 16 and 17). Do you know any more details?

thanks
"Give a man a fish (search) and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish (search) and he searches forever."
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #10632
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"Give a man a fish (search) and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish (search) and he searches forever."
Nice try.

How about I rephrase it for you: what brand 14T sprocket did you put on your bike? KTM does not sell one.

I am NOT asking you to search for me. I have done that.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #10633
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Nice try.

How about I rephrase it for you: what brand 14T sprocket did you put on your bike? KTM does not sell one.

I am NOT asking you to search for me. I have done that.
Hint: Your wrong.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:17 PM   #10634
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I presume you meant you're wrong.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #10635
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Nice try.

How about I rephrase it for you: what brand 14T sprocket did you put on your bike? KTM does not sell one.

I am NOT asking you to search for me. I have done that.
Try KTM Twins
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