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Old 08-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #106
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Mine is back up and running now and have over 700 miles on it. I've added the switch that eliminates the kickstand sensor,a G.I.T skidplate which is very nice and an FMF 4.1 exhaust. Haven't been able to ride other than across town with new pipe so hopefully this weekend I will get it off-road and see how it reacts. My first off-road test I put it thru was totally stock set-up the way it came from the shop and it performed well. Stalled it once due to my mistake and was a little hard to startbut nothing horrible. So far so good since getting clutch master cylinder fixed.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:12 PM   #107
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Just a quick update: after 1 600 miles the rear shock is busted again

First rebuild was at 400 miles.
Just pulled the rear shock out again



After two rebuilds KTM is replacing the whole unit, hopefully I'll get it next week.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #108
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What are the vibrations like on these bikes compared to the earlier LC4's. I previously owned a '96 RXC 620 that shook a little.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #109
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What are the vibrations like on these bikes compared to the earlier LC4's. I previously owned a '96 RXC 620 that shook a little.
Like the difference between a hardtail Harley and a Goldwing.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #110
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I'm really thinking about selling my Triumph Tiger 1050 and getting a 690. Most of my riding is local with some short trips of 150-200 miles in a day.The Tiger is nice but I just don't utilize it's long legs on the open road.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #111
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I'm really thinking about selling my Triumph Tiger 1050 and getting a 690. Most of my riding is local with some short trips of 150-200 miles in a day.The Tiger is nice but I just don't utilize it's long legs on the open road.
Do it! You won't regret it. It's such a blast to ride.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #112
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Like the difference between a hardtail Harley and a Goldwing.
Compared to my XR650R, it's more like the Goldwing.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #113
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my 690 update

No issues to report with mine. The fuel pump issue was resolved immediately after purchase and I have since added 1300 miles.

FMF Q4 slip on and k&n air filter. KTM quick release top case. Map on #3 seems to work best for me. Almost 60mpg.

Put on a fresh MT-21 at about 900 miles on the clock. This puppy eats rear tires but I can forgive it that.

I'm jazzed about everthing with this bike. Tons of power. Great handling. The suspension soaks up the bumps on crappy pavement like the 25 road between Randle and Windy Ridge(Mt. St. Helens).

The only thing I'm going to change is the seat. Not sure what direction to go there.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #114
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No issues to report with mine. The fuel pump issue was resolved immediately after purchase and I have since added 1300 miles.

FMF Q4 slip on and k&n air filter. KTM quick release top case. Map on #3 seems to work best for me. Almost 60mpg.

Put on a fresh MT-21 at about 900 miles on the clock. This puppy eats rear tires but I can forgive it that.

I'm jazzed about everthing with this bike. Tons of power. Great handling. The suspension soaks up the bumps on crappy pavement like the 25 road between Randle and Windy Ridge(Mt. St. Helens).

The only thing I'm going to change is the seat. Not sure what direction to go there.
did you flash the ecu with a new map set?
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #115
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Great bike! I've got ~900mi of mixed use on my 690 and with every mile it gets smoother. I've also got an '09 690 Duke and an '09 950 SE. The Duke is a kick-ass hooligan bike, but I have to say that for me the Enduro is an easier and more versatile ride. I don't think the Duke is long for the garage, once I get the Enduro sorted. The 950 is a whole different beast and does not compare.
So, I came out of the office last Wedesday night, put the key in, and turned it on - nothing. No display. No lights. No noises. Got my trailer and hauled it home. Battery is good and nothing obviously disconnected. When I put the key in and turn it on, then off, the FI light illuminates for several seconds, but that's only sign of life. I've been through the manual and there's nothing I find in the fault code listing.
Anybody got an idea about what's going on? This is already more problems than I've had on the other two and I'm hoping this is just another case of me having done something stupid.

NEVER MIND! THE PROBLEM WAS A BAD BATTERY AFTER ALL. SHOWING 13.7V, BUT NO JUICE. TOOK THE BATTERY OUT OF THE CIRCUIT AND CHECK WITHNA KNOWN GOOD ONE AND IT FIRED RIGHT UP. THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS - WARRANTY REPLACEMENT. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT, AS A RESULT OF MY FOOLING AROUND WITH THE BAD BATTERY AND SWITCH, ALL THE SAVED INFO (CLOCK, MILEAGE, ETC.) RESET TO ZERO. I CAN HAVE THE MILEAGE CORRECTED, BUT IT HAS TO BE SENT SOMEWHERE WHICH WILL TAKE A COUPLE OF WEEKS. I DON'T THINK SO.

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #116
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I have the original 690-prior to the R. It has had a tough life including completion of the APC Rally last year. Other than a clutch that required replacement it has been nearly trouble free. The clutch was an issue with the first model. My son has the same model and his was replaced under warranty. I was too slow to complain and had to pay for mine.
I have had a wire to the coil break, but that was in the Victorian Desert and it was after fitting the Rally Raid fuel tanks. As I have read of similar occurrences I can't put that one down to KTM.
I also own a 990 Adventure S which is sensational, but the 690 is the bike of choice.
I may be a fan of KTMs, but own and have owned many others.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:04 AM   #117
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I have the original 690-prior to the R. It has had a tough life including completion of the APC Rally last year. Other than a clutch that required replacement it has been nearly trouble free. The clutch was an issue with the first model. My son has the same model and his was replaced under warranty. I was too slow to complain and had to pay for mine.
I have had a wire to the coil break, but that was in the Victorian Desert and it was after fitting the Rally Raid fuel tanks. As I have read of similar occurrences I can't put that one down to KTM.
I also own a 990 Adventure S which is sensational, but the 690 is the bike of choice.
I may be a fan of KTMs, but own and have owned many others.
I think this is a thread for the 2012 690?
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #118
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Mine goes in for warranty work this week. My oil pressure light comes on until the motor comes up to temperature . Soon as it hit 3 bars it goes out. Wierd. I presume it's a sending unit issue, but taking it in ASAP to make sure.

Have about 3k miles on it so far. Motor has smoothed out a lot. Other than the oil light, I am very happy with mine.

Razee Motorcycle Service in RI called me today. The oil pressure light is a switch problem as I suspected. New part in next week. Whoopee!
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #119
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Mine goes in for warranty work this week. My oil pressure light comes on until the motor comes up to temperature . Soon as it hit 3 bars it goes out. Wierd. I presume it's a sending unit issue, but taking it in ASAP to make sure.

Have about 3k miles on it so far. Motor has smoothed out a lot. Other than the oil light, I am very happy with mine.
My light has started doing that aswell its going in for 10,000 service and warranty on that light stalling and gearlever today
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:35 AM   #120
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I don't have a 2012 Enduro R, but I have been thinking of updating from my 2010 model which I have had since new.I suppose that statement in itself suggests that I have been satisfied with my 2010 model. Overall I have. I have about 13000 Kms on it at present . I have on 3 occasions had difficulty starting it from cold. Never found out why. Otherwise it has just been very reliable. It occasionally stalls when coming to a stop at a junction. I believe that has something to do with the Clutch switch on the handlebar. It still runs the standard exhaust/silencer and has run on the standard map since new.
Many of my friends have these bikes of varying vintages. Most have been reliable most of the time but almost all of them had the hot starting problem that I have seen debated on this forum and others. I have been lucky. However all of the other bikes have had their silencers changed or the mapping has been altered. Mine is the only one unaltered.
Now, back to the 2012 model. I liked the idea of a longer stroke and smoother running promised by the new setup. I was curious about the new oil pipe to the head. Was there an oil feed problem on the older bikes ? I considered buying a 2012 until I came on the web and started researching. I see this backfire problem which could be a real nuisance, and has been for some of you. I am thinking, what is going on with KTM ? The earlier 690's have been giving fuel injection problems so they designed a new system and guess what ? It is giving problems also, albeit of a different kind. Quality control is not alive and well in KTM.
I have decided to keep my 2010. It is sorted, runs well, has its suspension dialed in, and I am accustomed to all its little quirks and habits. It still puts a smile on my face. There is nothing out there currently that can come close for power in the same configuration . It stays !
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