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Off Topic / Re: Reactions to the 14 690 so far
« Last post by Cypher on August 08, 2017, 09:46:49 pm »
I know this information when I read it
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Faq and Site Rules / Re: KTM 690 Enduro Forum News
« Last post by Cypher on August 08, 2017, 09:46:41 pm »

Find out from here. Considered very good
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General Maintenance / Re: Chain Tension
« Last post by Philip Pino on July 31, 2017, 03:10:19 pm »
Pasomonte, check out the Youtube channel for Slavens Racing.  He has a good video on chain tension.  If you are going to change your shock spring, you can take care of both at the same time.

Drew
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General Maintenance / Re: Chain Tension
« Last post by Pasomonte on July 19, 2017, 12:22:53 pm »
 Aloha 690 Enduro Forum, this is my first post here:

 I've got a fairly new Husky 701E and now after lowering it with a Koubalink(-1.25"), chopping the sidestand(-2.5") and setting up a heavier shock spring(110) Of course, now I need to tension the chain. I too, thought the factory spec. (.20") was very, very tight.  I think that they could only be imagining a bike in a pristine showroom, delivery state. The assumption that your counter balancer, swingarm and rear axle will be in alignment whilst the bike sits on its sidestand could only be accurate on a new, unmodified bike. Any changes to preload,tires, sidestand, spring or cargo would throw their basic assumptions out the window.

  •   The danger in operating your bike with too much tension is that you destroy the chain, sprockets and the counter balancer bearings...perhaps more. The cost to repair this would be $500-$5000.
      The danger in operating your chain too loose, assuming not ridiculously loose, is that you prematurely wear out some plastic guards that were meant to be worn out. Cost $30-$100

I intend to reestablish the correct tension as follows. Assuming that KTM's idea behind the .20" slack was that the balancer, swing arm and axle would all be in a direct line; I will use a ratchet strap and make crank it until those elements are directly aligned. Then I'll adjust the chain as directed by the manual. After that I'll release the strap resting on the side stand and I'll measure the chain deflection at the prescribed point with my caliper. This new number will become my setting for my bike as it is actually modified, equipped and adjusted.

I am new in here and I would like to hear what you old timers think about this logic.  Mahalo
 
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Sweet Mods and Accessories / Fz-1 fuse block
« Last post by Jason on July 06, 2017, 12:39:45 am »
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has installed a fz-1 fuse block on their 690 and if so where did you put it.
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Introductions / Re: New Member with a '16 that just died
« Last post by NC690 on June 27, 2017, 12:28:11 pm »
Thanks. I was bummed I didn't catch it before driving 7 hours, but glad it wasn't something significant. The dealer still covered their time under warranty which was cool.
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Introductions / Re: New Member with a '16 that just died
« Last post by SDMF_Reaps on June 27, 2017, 11:53:20 am »
I'm glad it was something easy.

I did that to myself once on the 1190.  But never would have come up with that as a solution for you.
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Introductions / Re: New Member with a '16 that just died
« Last post by NC690 on June 20, 2017, 08:45:17 pm »
Yea kinda quiet in here.

Just took to a dealer in Raleigh today. Turns out it was the quick disconnect on the fuel line. It was connected but not properly clipped from the factory so that final jolt is what disconnected it just enough to plug the line. The tech found it because this happened on another KTM just a few weeks ago.
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Introductions / Re: New Member with a '16 that just died
« Last post by SDMF_Reaps on June 20, 2017, 01:18:52 pm »
I just saw your post.  Did you ever get this figured out?

I'm guessing sidestand switch or possibly the leads to the injector.
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