Author Topic: Installed a Rottweiler performance intake on my ’14 690 Enduro  (Read 743 times)

ShakeWell

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I’ve 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 it’s pretty self explanatory, has solid directions, and there’s 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.



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



Here’s 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.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2016, 05:42:11 pm by ShakeWell »
2014 690 R, Rekluse, PowerCommander V, Rottweiler Intake, FMF, Scott's, Renzacco Seat, HDB handguards, MGTec levers, full sas removed, Pivot Pegs

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I didn't add the PCV with the Rottweiler install, but I did add a Rottweiller Fueling dongle(sold for the v-twins).  My bike has an FMF silencer, Dealer installed reflash for the aftermarket silencer and filter.

Seems to pull harder from down low and midrange.  I don't notice any material increase in intake noise.  Bike runs perfect!

The filterskin prefilter is going to be so cool on 10-day trips into the dusty world.  I'm trying two filterskins on top of the Rottweiler right now.  This way I pull one off every day or two and keep the main foam filter fresh.

I had ordered the new AUS Uni prefilter that includes a new lid for the airbox with a rectangular metal frame and foam filter.  That would have worked very well, but I have a Safari tank and didn't like the fit.

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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.
2014 690 R, Rekluse, PowerCommander V, Rottweiler Intake, FMF, Scott's, Renzacco Seat, HDB handguards, MGTec levers, full sas removed, Pivot Pegs

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Would you guys say that the increase in intake noise would not be annoying on long trips? I've read reviews on the KTM Power Parts EVO air box cover, and they said the increased noise was too much.
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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.
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I don't have a problem at all with noise.  I didn't tell my wife about the alleged noise issues and on over 250 miles last weekend, no complaints.  you'll hear

Go for it.  The ease of changing filterskins on longer trips is worth the cost of admission.

RR