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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #166
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2012 KTM 690 Enduro R with Evo 2 cam, filter and Akra:

Problem: When closing the throttle the revs stay at 3100 rpms

This only happens when in gear. Pull the clutch and revs drop to idle. It's very annoying on technical roads as the engine braking is screwed up compared to normal. Other than that bike performs well.

I left the bike at the dealers suggesting it was a TPS fault. So far they are scratching their heads and have contacted KTM for thechnical assistance.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:11 AM   #167
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WOW, this thread might just turn me away from this bike. but then again, I see so that there are so many other 690R owners out there who are happy...

Would it be better waiting on 2013 ? anyone heard if some of these things are being fixed on the 2013 model ?

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:43 AM   #168
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WOW, this thread might just turn me away from this bike. but then again, I see so that there are so many other 690R owners out there who are happy...

Would it be better waiting on 2013 ? anyone heard if some of these things are being fixed on the 2013 model ?

thanks
A '12 is in my garage and it makes me smile more than the '07 640A EVER did.

Handling, power, fuel economy, front wheel lifts at the blip of the throttle make for miles of smiles. The ONLY dislike (with a number of tried and true straight forward solutions) is getting around 180 miles out of the stock tank.

Before you decide against this bike, or cross your fingers on the '13's, remember the 99% who love the bike and are riding theirs with no issues are silenced by the 1% who are having a few fixable problems. And it's folks like you who are hearing those 1%'ers.

Be it a meal at a restaurant, your childs school, or service you get at Walmart or Lowes, none of us hear about the satisfied customers-we only hear from the squeaky wheels.



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Old 12-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #169
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Looks like the 2013 is going to be a continuation of the 2012's.

2012's received alot of refinements over the 2010-11's.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #170
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A '12 is in my garage and it makes me smile more than the '07 640A EVER did.

Handling, power, fuel economy, front wheel lifts at the blip of the throttle make for miles of smiles. The ONLY dislike (with a number of tried and true straight forward solutions) is getting around 180 miles out of the stock tank.

Before you decide against this bike, or cross your fingers on the '13's, remember the 99% who love the bike and are riding theirs with no issues are silenced by the 1% who are having a few fixable problems. And it's folks like you who are hearing those 1%'ers.

Be it a meal at a restaurant, your childs school, or service you get at Walmart or Lowes, none of us hear about the satisfied customers-we only hear from the squeaky wheels.



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thanks and good point.

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Looks like the 2013 is going to be a continuation of the 2012's.

2012's received alot of refinements over the 2010-11's.
yes, that's what I am hearing as well, though there are no changes to the bike. I hope KTM addresses the issues and refined the 2013 model.
I'm hearing March/April 2013 for the models to show up.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #171
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An earlier post mentioned fly-by-wire throttle on the 2013 enduro model...apparently, the SMC already has it...
2012 and earlier have only partial fly-by-wire...
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:13 PM   #172
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WOW, this thread might just turn me away from this bike. but then again, I see so that there are so many other 690R owners out there who are happy...

Would it be better waiting on 2013 ? anyone heard if some of these things are being fixed on the 2013 model ?

thanks
I have an 08 and a 12 model...except for broken lower tanks bolts and a recent clutch slave cylinder replacement, the 08 has had no problems in nearly 12,000 miles...
so far, the 2012 has been perfect...
don't let this thread convince you that the 690 is prone to problems...
there are plenty of us who find that not to be the case....
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #173
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look ive got a very big problem with my 2012

1,i have to keep putting fuel in it

2,front tyre never seems to be on the road likes to be going towards the sky all the time

3,i keep having to go for a ride on her all the time

can some one help me

p.s no matter what bike you have being off road,road etc some one will say its crap,mate all i can say is ive had loads of bikes and all been from new and this is one of the best bikes have had in a long time
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #174
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IMO. If you know what the issues are there should be no issues as you would have fixed them before they came a problem
Bitof preventative matainance
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #175
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #176
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look ive got a very big problem with my 2012

1,i have to keep putting fuel in it

2,front tyre never seems to be on the road likes to be going towards the sky all the time

3,i keep having to go for a ride on her all the time

can some one help me

p.s no matter what bike you have being off road,road etc some one will say its crap,mate all i can say is ive had loads of bikes and all been from new and this is one of the best bikes have had in a long time
I second this but the problem I have is I can't keep the front tyre up as long as this guy
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #177
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My big problem is I have 800 miles on my 2012 690 ER and the rear tire is about half gone!

By the way, what does the "aggressive" MAP mean?

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #178
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My big problem is I have 800 miles on my 2012 690 ER and the rear tire is about half gone!

By the way, what does the "aggressive" MAP mean?

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Try it. On both 690's I find it too twitchy and aggressive for anything but track/competition. Really not any faster imop, and not nearly as smooth.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #179
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Thanks for the comments..

how easy or hard is this bike on technical single track ? I understand that tight twisty single track is not its strength but, specifically in terms of stalling ??

A lot of folks who convert MX bikes to trail bikes end up getting a rekluse kit.
http://www.rekluse.com/trail.shtml

Has anyone tried that with the 690 ? is it even needed ?

I asked the above only out of curiosity, as most of the trails in the area do end up having some sort of single track profile to them.


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Old 12-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #180
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Well, since you can't get an auto clutch for the 690, it's a mute point.

My personal experience is its not needed for offroad. I've used an autoclutch/left hand rear brake in my offroad bikes since 02. More than half of those years were spent racing enduros on the west coast/baja. In April I did a long trip in Baja on the 530 where it was beyond reproach. In July I took my newly purchased 10 enduro to the OBCDR, fully loaded, and did very similar riding as I did in Baja.

The 690 was, simply put, outstanding. In SE Oregon in rock gardens that kept us to a crawl, the motor just will NOT stall out. I was amazed at how well it did in all types of offroad conditions. I would still buy an autoclutch if available, but it really isn't necessary, in my opinion.
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