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Airbox, Pipes, and Programmers / Re: Rottweiler Intake
« on: July 16, 2016, 11:24:19 am »

Thanks for the update River, I figured I should add to the info as well.

I've had the RW on for about 500mi now and couldn't be happier with the unit. A buddy and I rode the Big Bear Trail Run a couple of weeks ago and I too loaded up with 2 skins and just removed one at the gas stop mid day. We did 140mi with 95% being dirt and the the bike performed flawlessly.

Also noticed that at lower RPM's I think the RW is quieter. We were slogging up some rutted and rocky jeep trail when I made a mental note of how quiet the bike was chugging along in the tractor pulling zone of the rev range. Bottom half of the tach in 2, 3, or 4th depending on the terrain and the bike just goes about it's business without much fuss.

However, when the road opens up, the intake sound still doesn't overpower the exhaust... there's just this big, beautiful noise letting you know you'd better be pointed in the right direction 'coz your field of view is about to get blurry around the edges. :D

690 Pics / Re: 690 single track!
« on: June 30, 2016, 10:31:18 am »

Great videos guys, thanks for posting them. You were really working through that K1, tough trail, well done.

Suspension / Re: Lowered seat height
« on: June 29, 2016, 09:58:03 am »

Congrats on finding your suspension solution, seems to be a good route to go. I'm looking at the seat concepts options for the 690 and you are correct, they do not list a "LOW" version. However, there is a "complete seat" option where you don't use the stock pan and it costs more. I think you have to call them to get that going and I believe they can offer a lowered version.

Suspension / Re: Lowered seat height
« on: June 28, 2016, 02:14:38 pm »

Some info that might be useful;

My riding buddy is lacking on inseam which initially scared him off from our beloved 690's. However, after riding with me a few dozen times and the increase in lowering options, he has now moved from 'considering' buying a 690/701 to figuring out when he'll be making the purchase. He has a Husky 650 Strata now so I'm thinking he'll go for the blue/yellow/white bike.

However, directly after purchase of the bike, he's going to go with a lower seat from SeatConcepts and also sending his forks and shock to Enduro Engineering. Since I've been following suspension for our bikes the last couple of years, I've noticed EE seems to be sustaining good reviews for their work and now have "lowering" as a very prominent option.

Both mods will total less than $1,000usd and get him a great bike with a seat height that he feels more comfortable with when on pavement.

Sweet Mods and Accessories / Re: Foot Pegs
« on: June 28, 2016, 01:57:06 pm »

I too have pivot pegs but I had a 15+ year gap in my motorcycle riding and during that time I rode a downhill mountain bike. The pivot pegs give you a little of that pedal rotation that works for me when moving around on the bike.

However, I'm thinking about wider set of pegs as giving up the pivot might be worth the extra leverage.

Here's a link to just the pegs Ktmtwins offers. Shop around though, prices are varying even more than normal with the Brexit.

I'm thinking about the Warp 9 Adventure Pegs that you can order directly from them and pick your color.

Introductions / Re: New member. Anyone in Upstate SC or Western NC
« on: June 13, 2016, 11:16:32 pm »

I am of no use to either of you as a riding buddy but welcome to the forums! :D


Not at all. I posted earlier that it's rather quite at little to no load like cruising down the highway. I'm working on getting some video together from before/after the installation and I'll post it here. When the seat is on and you're moving, it's really not noticeable until you go 85%+ on the throttle and even then it's not over powering.

Side note, I initially used the map from the power commander site but just noticed they have downloads available at the Rottweiler site for the intake with full exhaust. I'm in midst of getting the coupon to download the map.

Airbox, Pipes, and Programmers / Re: Rottweiler Intake
« on: June 09, 2016, 11:48:47 am »


I had that concern as I recall reading the various posts about the EVO kit that apparently makes a ton of intake noise. However, I now have three rides and a handful of quick test rides around the block for a total of just over 250 miles with the Rottweiler and I stand by my original observation.

The RW intake is quiet, possibly quieter, than the stock box until you get near wide open throttle. If you have it pinned and are ripping through the gears, you'll notice the intake but even at full tilt, it doesn't overpower the sound of the exhaust.

I was just thinking about the sound of the intake yesterday as I commuted on the bike and was able to take a 2-lane road through the local mountains to get there. If you're under 5k rpms, on basically flat ground, and just giving it enough juice to maintain your current speed, you can't even hear the intake.

This became apparent as I inadvertently surprised a couple of bicyclists that didn't hear me coming up behind and I startled them as I came by. After the second biker had a bit of a head shake moment when I went by, I decided to do a quick rev before I passed anymore peddlers.

I've only had to swap filter skins so far in between rides versus a full filter cleaning which makes pre/post ride maintenance with the filter about as easy as possible. Not to the point you asked but man I disliked having anything to do with the stock airbox and couldn't be more pleased with the RW solution.

690 Discussion / Re: Burning oil?
« on: June 08, 2016, 11:44:29 pm »

The only time I noticed oil consumption was when I didn't torque the oil fill plug to correct spec. There's two oil filters, two oil screens, a drain plug, a fill plug, the two crank case covers, and they're all supposed to be to spec. How the motor was broken in makes a difference, how it's ridden... there are quite a few variables but bottom line, I agree, $11k dirt bikes shouldn't leak a drop and it sucks for those that are experiencing the issue.

690 Discussion / Re: Front Fork Spring Preload on a 690R Enduro 2015
« on: June 08, 2016, 05:17:03 pm »
(Read 12 times) with no response, sorry dude, you broke us.  :D

For Sale / Wanted / Re: LOWER CRASH BAR WANTED
« on: June 08, 2016, 05:14:40 pm »

I'll toss in a vote for the Skid plate from Flatlands Racing.

It has taken a beating and is easy to remove for working on the bike. I'll second the vote for the side case covers from adventure spec though.

Welcome to the club, and you are correct in your observation. This bike doesn't get much press but they're hard to find and the good parts go fast or are XX weeks from delivery.

690 Discussion / Re: Site
« on: June 08, 2016, 04:58:45 pm »

I noticed that as well. However, if you change the URL you can still get to the sub categories.

For example, if you change the 'smc' in this:

to 'enduro', like this:

You still end up in the category. It seems their top level menu for the enduro section is kaput.

690 Pics / Re: 690ís in Arkansas
« on: May 25, 2016, 11:01:00 am »

That's where all the 690's are, Arkansas! Single track, rocks, roots, ruts, trees, and water crossings... reminds me of various posts I've seen on the web about how the 690 is "too big for single track," "not a good woods bike," "too ______ (tall, fat, geared wrong etc) to be a 'true' dual sport," or some such crap.

Next time I see that, I'll link your vid. :D

Thanks for sharing.


Nice RR! The Rottweiler site said the PCV was optional and that the maps the dealer has would be fine but like I mentioned, I already had the PCV from before. However, good to confirm it's not required for the intake.

10 days! Man, I wish... my riding time is improving but it'll be awhile before I can negotiate more than about 5 days away from work/kids in one stretch. Have fun!

Back to the intake, ran it around town today for some errands and I noticed less popping off-throttle as well.

Iíve had a Powercommander V and a couple of other mods sitting on a shelf while I was figuring out what to do with the intake on the bike. Well when I noticed this Rottweiler I started poking around and decided to give it a go.

The kit comes disassembled but itís pretty self explanatory, has solid directions, and thereís plenty of info online. It had everything needed, including an O2 plug in case you haven't done that yet and you use the air sensor and sas hose from the stock airbox. Assembly was quick and the parts seem sturdy with good hardware, a big oval filter and, of course, an array of stickers.

There are pics at the Rottweiler site and other places, so I'll just toss you guys some install pics. Also, since I removed all the smog/sas stuff, the stock vent tube was inserted but then cut it off and plugged it with an extra bolt/nut.

Hereís the top assembled, plugged and greased. You can also see the airbox vent and intake assembly from this:

Hereís the mounting plate, installed, from the top:

And from the side:

And finally, top and side with filter and skin oiled/installed:

I've only taken the bike around a quick 10 minute loop through the neighborhood a couple of times so I'll have to get back with a good ride report. Also, I installed the PCV at the same time so the results are a mix of the intake, PCV and map.

However, my initial impressions are good. The butt dyno is reporting a little more go across the rev range with the mods installed. Most important to me, it didn't lose anything on the bottom and seems to pull better from down low all the way to the limiter. The bike doesn't sound much louder until you really give it a big twist on the go stick and it really speaks up near WOT. Under normal public road operation, the new intake sound doesn't overpower the exhaust note nor reach levels that might cause the neighbors to call the police for just doing a 15min idle reset.

The only real complaint I have so far is that the intake tube is blue... c'mon! We've been eating orange for how long and we couldn't get a matching tube or at least one in black? Besides the minor color quibble, this mod was one I was glad to get crossed off the list as it made for a good compliment to a full exhaust and powercommander V.

The 690 is running amazingly smooth and I'll post more about riding impressions and the PCV asap.

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