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General Maintenance / Re: Q's about valve adjustment
« Last post by coarsegoldkid on February 10, 2018, 01:24:35 pm »
Examine the rocker bearing carefully.  Any play up or down is the tell.  If you have any replace them before selecting shims. You didn't see any movement so I think you are in good shape.  As for getting tighter clearances all I can say is tight side of the range isn't necessarily bad.  Although I prefer the mid range. If you know the reading / setting from the last check compare it to the new check.  If it got tighter then keep an eye on it.  It could mean that the valve is pounding it's way into the seat bringing the stem closer to the rocker.  This would be not so good.  My easy chair opinion is that is not happening.  My experience on this engine is once the engine has a few thousand miles on it the clearances will not change unless the rocker goes bad.
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Racks & Luggage / Re: Does a 2017 need the beefier tank bolts?
« Last post by Jonathan on February 07, 2018, 11:29:33 pm »
These are good information you should read. 
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Introductions / Re: saluti da torino
« Last post by Jonathan on February 07, 2018, 11:29:20 pm »
I think this information is something to know.
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Introductions / Re: Moving from Denver to Texas
« Last post by kenfrazier on January 31, 2018, 02:13:06 pm »
Howdy Mr Rusty,
I'll check out the Big Bend ride and others. You'll like Utah with Moab and the Green River areas to roam. I took my 690 in May of '16 to Green River and rode with a pack of 30 something experts. Giant rock slabs, sand, creeks and lots of scenery. Moab is like being on the moon and great. Drop your counter sprocket a tooth or two first. I've been riding all the great back country roads around Travis Lake on my KTM 1190 and am ready to find some dirt for my 690 that is getting bored in the garage. Enjoy the desert and fill up your camel back.

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Introductions / Re: Moving from Denver to Texas
« Last post by Rusty Shovel on January 30, 2018, 01:39:40 pm »
Hey Ken,

I'm in the opposite situation--I moved from swampy Houston to glorious Utah.  Hill country has some good rides.  Check out Uncles Big Bend Adventure ride...it's the most fun I had on my bike in Texas.
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I recently installed a PC5 on my 17' 690R and noticed it idles rough when cold. Is this normal?

 My PC5 came from Rottweiler Performance, with their own custom map, and a "fuel economy" map and the O2 sensor removed.  Also, is the Autotune worth adding?  I have the Rally Raid open airbox mod and a Wings slip on with the 32mm insert with no spar arrestor, I am thinking the map they provided is for a completely open exhaust.  Thanks for the help.
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690 Pics / A couple new 690's in the family
« Last post by wileskws on January 25, 2018, 12:21:39 am »
So stoked to get to ride these this coming season with my dad!  His is the '14 and mine is the '08.  Cannot wait for the snow to melt!

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For Sale / Wanted / FOR SALE 19"F and 17"R Custom Built Wheels with Tires - $1050
« Last post by wileskws on January 25, 2018, 12:18:05 am »
Selling this set of adventure wheels for my 690.  They were custom built with KTM Hubs by Buchanan's USA. 

They do not come with the rotors and do not come with a sprocket carrier.  The rear hub is a cush drive.

Front is a 2.75 x 19 with a near new Michelin Anakee III
Rear is a 4.25 x 17 with a near new Michelin Anakee III

The wheels are in excellent shape.  Asking $1100 shipped.

Selling to fund my 690 adventure build!

                 
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General Maintenance / Q's about valve adjustment
« Last post by Streeter on January 20, 2018, 02:25:19 pm »
I'm in the middle of a valve adjustment, and have a couple of questions.    Both of my intake valves are tight, but the exhausts are fine.    I've already adjusted one intake in the past.     In my experience with other bikes, usually the exhausts need more attention.    Is this common on the 690?   Just curious.   

Also, while I have it apart, I'd like to check the rocker arms.    What do I check?    The roller has a slight bit of side-to-side movement, but does not move on it's axis.    I can't really think of anything else to check.

And just a comment:   I bought two new shims at my local Harley Davidson dealer.    They are much more convenient than the KTM dealer, had the shims in stock (for a Vee Rod) and two only cost $10, which I thought was a good price.   I think the shims are the same size that my old Kawasaki ZRX 1100 used, too, but since that bike was only imported for two years, none of the Kawasaki dealers ever had them in stock.   

Thanks!
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690 Pics / Re: Heidenau rear tire on my 690
« Last post by kenfrazier on January 18, 2018, 09:34:39 am »
That's about 5100 miles which isn't bad for an offroad bike. My OEM Pirellis made it about 3000 miles and were toast. The front wore very strangely with angles showing on each knob. There's lots of tires out there with different tread patterns and compounds. The search goes on.
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