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Rusty Shovel

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Turning Radius Adjustment
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:01:51 pm »
Hey all,

I like to do the simple stuff first...and this fix is as simple as it gets.

The turning radius on my 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R was abysmal.  My turning orbit was on par with that of the moon!

Thankfully, the 690 has some adjustment play available in the handlebar stops.



These are way too far out.  Back off the locknut ...



...then screw in the handlebar stop.



How far you screw it in is a matter of experimentation; just make sure the screw is hitting the "backstop" on the frame.  Don't just screw it in all the way.  If you do, your fork will make contact with the frame.  Notice the locktite.  I'm a big fan of locktite.

You go from this:



To this:



It doesn't look like a huge improvement, but it's worth the time.  It won't turn the 690 into a trials bike, but every bit helps.
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Re: Turning Radius Adjustment
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 08:18:43 am »
Still clears all cables/wires and plastic bits etc?  No hitting or rubbing?
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Re: Turning Radius Adjustment
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 01:57:10 pm »
I made sure that the bumper was contacting the stop.  I had to adjust outward once because I'd over adjusted and my fork was contacting the frame--I just had to back the screw out a little more.  I made sure that no wires were rubbing or pinched.  I'll check periodically to ensure that there are no wear marks.

Overall, I don't think there's a downside.  Obviously, if I choose to install a radiator brace or front fuel tanks (or whatever) I'll have to readjust.  But it's about as simple a mod as could be imagined--and it's completely reversible. 

YMMV
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Re: Turning Radius Adjustment
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 05:41:58 am »
Hi,

I just bought a brand new 2016 690 R Enduro, I had to pay before I could ride it :) On my first ride (about an hour ago) I reached my destination and tried to turn around and almost fell of the bike because of this turning circle issue :( can't believe it's still a problem .. also found this: http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/11/13/2014-ktm-690-enduro-r-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications

So I just wanted to thank you so much for this guidance and ask one question.. I can see your speedometer.. why is mine obscured by the cables? how did you fix that?

aLan

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Re: Turning Radius Adjustment
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 07:08:42 pm »
Hi,

I just bought a brand new 2016 690 R Enduro, I had to pay before I could ride it :) On my first ride (about an hour ago) I reached my destination and tried to turn around and almost fell of the bike because of this turning circle issue :( can't believe it's still a problem .. also found this: http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/11/13/2014-ktm-690-enduro-r-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications

So I just wanted to thank you so much for this guidance and ask one question.. I can see your speedometer.. why is mine obscured by the cables? how did you fix that?

Did you find an answer to the cables obscuring the speedometer?

aLan
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Add ons: Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag, Garmin Montana with Rugged Mount/Ram, Flatland Skid Plate, G2 Aluminum Handguards, Seat Concepts Seat, Wolfman Tail Bag, Perun Moto Tail Rack/Extension, Rotopax, KTM Rally footpegs, Wings Exhaust, Happy-Trails Panniers, Doubletake Enduro mirrors