Author Topic: Video on how to remove rear shocker on the ktm690  (Read 364 times)

farDrifter

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Video on how to remove rear shocker on the ktm690
« on: March 05, 2015, 03:41:40 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEtDUvcFR9g, IMO definitely worth watching.

There is a snap lock fuel connector behind the LHS topmost sub frame screw. To separate the connector halves a button on the fuel connector must be pressed. On my bike this button was located on the side of the connector closest to the centre line of the LHS&RHS of the bike. I found that if the sub frame is rotated up, as suggested in the video, the battery holder plate makes destructive contact with the plug at the LHS rear of the air box and also with the RHS rear corner of the air box. I found that it is better to remove all screws connecting the fuel subframe and gentle moving the subframe 2-3 inches to the rear of the bike so these pipes and cables can be identified. Once the subframe is reconnected via the top subframe screws, then it can be rotated upwards whilst observing the possible crush hazards of the airbox plug and fuel connector.

It is IMO worth filing the battery holder plate to remove/reduce the sharpness of the metal that makes contact with the airbag corner and plug.

Reconnecting the two fuel connector halves is also challenging as there is insufficient slack to drop the fuel pipe down once the fuel subframe is in its normal horizontal position. I found it was possible to line up the plug and socket of the fuel connector during the rotation of the subframe. On completion of rotation, pressure via two screw drivers can then be used behind each connector half pushing the two connect half toward each other until the connector button engages on the other half of the connector.

This design could be improved!
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 12:00:05 am by farDrifter »

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Re: Video on how to remove rear shocker on the ktm690
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 12:51:57 pm »
Thanks for posting that! I see a shock R&R in my future, been putting it off to long.

Bruce