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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 08:07:38 am

Title: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 08:07:38 am
After only 4 days of ownership the tinkering has started  :biggrin:
Will update this thread with pics and details as I go, Must say this bike is a beast, sitting on it for the first time was a bit of a shock, the 660Z although not a big bike feels huge by comparison, the first few km's felt like I was riding a 50 again! nimble is not even the word the light weight and silly power make it a twisty's monster, you just lean it into a corner and keep leaning and keep leaning, grab a huge hand full of throttle and power through the corner, and each time I sit back up I think "damn I could go much faster than that next time"  :biggrin:

The few niggles so far,
1. The Stock Pipe, Ughh sounds kak, weighs a ton, was going to keep it for a bit and only replace it after run in but after hearing the new Wings pipe also needs 300ks of run in before heavy use I decided to run them in together, Looks much better, Sounds much much better and the motor feels likes it too, Mounting was easy (took 15 minutes) including a beer and lots of time spent drooling. I have left the supplied DB killer in the pipe, and have also opted to not have it remapped, this bike really doesn't need any more power and I have heard of folks having issues with the akro map and surging. No Surging no flame outs, EFI is spot on!

2. Stock rear indicators, Very poor design and I cant believe after all this time and a new face lift for 2012 KTM still has not done anything about them, After 150ks and about 4ks of rough trail the left one broke, the right one broke the next day. They are too low and the rubber of poor quality, KTM PE gave me a set of flush mount flickers free of charge which look much better. I must say the 690R is very nice to work on, easy to disassemble and to mod!

3. I like Bling  :ricky: so I had KTM through in a pair of Airtime Orange pegs into the deal (Along with raisers and a touring screen) I used the same airtimes on my XTZ and really like them, and they look  :drif:

4. After an hour or 2 of 120kph on the road I realised that a screen is essential, my arms were getting tired from holding on. My KTM touring screen arrived yesterday and I fitted it and took a test drive, Much better, although it does make the bike a little more head shaky but by simply pushing a little with one hand while relaxing a little with the other its not an issue.it also looks the great

I will start tuning the suspension next and get the setup right, then Ill see where my tinkering leads me  :lol8:

I've Got lots more planned


Jules
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Dwerg on January 29, 2013, 08:24:48 am
Nice  :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: dirtyXT on January 29, 2013, 10:06:28 am
nice one Jules, tell us more about the broken flicker? were you horizontal at the same time? go on. tell us!!!
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Rough Rider on January 29, 2013, 10:12:12 am
What do these bikes cost new?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 10:15:36 am
nice one Jules, tell us more about the broken flicker? were you horizontal at the same time? go on. tell us!!!

It simply broke, the rubber is way to thin and cant handle the motion, havent been horisontal with her yet  ;D
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 10:15:47 am
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Rough Rider on January 29, 2013, 10:43:13 am
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

Do you know if KTM still have any available?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on January 29, 2013, 10:46:23 am
must be awesome living in a little dorpie by the sea.
if i ride for 40km i'm in pretoria...
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 11:07:45 am
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

Do you know if KTM still have any available?
Autocycles is getting 2 this week. One they are adventurising and the other is available
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 11:09:16 am
must be awesome living in a little dorpie by the sea.
if i ride for 40km i'm in pretoria...

It's awesome, also love the fact that it only gets dark at 8
Get home at 5 and do a 3 hour ride

One day our dorpie will be a small town  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 29, 2013, 11:19:01 am
Jules somehow this is the most beautiful 690 I have seen yet.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=115978.0

Did you notice that your licencediskholder is empty?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Uge690 on January 29, 2013, 11:22:17 am
Hey, how are you finding the seat height. I'm not short  but it feels very tall.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 11:34:26 am
It's high. Not an issue for me. About the same as my modded 660z
The light weight makes it even less of an issue.

Yip still riding on a temp plate.
Disc etc later this week
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 11:38:57 am
Jules somehow this is the most beautiful 690 I have seen yet.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=115978.0

Did you notice that your licencediskholder is empty?
Have a look at the White rally raid evo2 kit wow so lekker
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: MaxThePanda on January 29, 2013, 11:57:04 am
How is that higher screen? Does it take the pressure off your chest? Much in the way of buffeting? The rally fairing looks the biz but adds weight high up which one might not need.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 12:12:29 pm
How is that higher screen? Does it take the pressure off your chest? Much in the way of buffeting? The rally fairing looks the biz but adds weight high up which one might not need.

Seems to divert the air off my chest very well. No buffeting.
Still need to do a long highway stretch to check.
If it works ill only do the EVO 2 tanks and skip the fairing
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: SmuGS on January 29, 2013, 02:57:54 pm
Details on the 640 in the background??
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 29, 2013, 03:12:35 pm
Details on the 640 in the background??

Lisa's pristine 640 ADV, such a great machine, still the most plush suspension setup of any bike!
 
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Robski on January 29, 2013, 08:51:35 pm
After only 4 days of ownership the tinkering has started  :biggrin:
Will update this thread with pics and details as I go, Must say this bike is a beast, sitting on it for the first time was a bit of a shock, the 660Z although not a big bike feels huge by comparison, the first few km's felt like I was riding a 50 again! nimble is not even the word the light weight and silly power make it a twisty's monster, you just lean it into a corner and keep leaning and keep leaning, grab a huge hand full of throttle and power through the corner, and each time I sit back up I think "damn I could go much faster than that next time"  :biggrin:

The few niggles so far,
1. The Stock Pipe, Ughh sounds kak, weighs a ton, was going to keep it for a bit and only replace it after run in but after hearing the new Wings pipe also needs 300ks of run in before heavy use I decided to run them in together, Looks much better, Sounds much much better and the motor feels likes it too, Mounting was easy (took 15 minutes) including a beer and lots of time spent drooling. I have left the supplied DB killer in the pipe, and have also opted to not have it remapped, this bike really doesn't need any more power and I have heard of folks having issues with the akro map and surging. No Surging no flame outs, EFI is spot on!

2. Stock rear indicators, Very poor design and I cant believe after all this time and a new face lift for 2012 KTM still has not done anything about them, After 150ks and about 4ks of rough trail the left one broke, the right one broke the next day. They are too low and the rubber of poor quality, KTM PE gave me a set of flush mount flickers free of charge which look much better. I must say the 690R is very nice to work on, easy to disassemble and to mod!

3. I like Bling  :ricky: so I had KTM through in a pair of Airtime Orange pegs into the deal (Along with raisers and a touring screen) I used the same airtimes on my XTZ and really like them, and they look  :drif:

4. After an hour or 2 of 120kph on the road I realised that a screen is essential, my arms were getting tired from holding on. My KTM touring screen arrived yesterday and I fitted it and took a test drive, Much better, although it does make the bike a little more head shaky but by simply pushing a little with one hand while relaxing a little with the other its not an issue.it also looks the great

I will start tuning the suspension next and get the setup right, then Ill see where my tinkering leads me  :lol8:

I've Got lots more planned


Jules

So K@K! Mine did the exact same, had to duct tape them to the rear fender!
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Robski on January 29, 2013, 08:54:28 pm
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: 777 on January 29, 2013, 09:29:17 pm
Jules did you not have to mod those airtime pegs, I bought some but after working out how much I had to shave off I took them back ?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 30, 2013, 06:26:54 am
Jules did you not have to mod those airtime pegs, I bought some but after working out how much I had to shave off I took them back ?
Had them fitted with the pdi. Looks like they still need a little modding to get them to fold up easily
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Rough Rider on January 30, 2013, 07:07:58 am
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Robski on January 30, 2013, 08:27:36 am
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

97k, but once they've added on the road fees, transport from JNB (think this is ridiculous) and PDI fees, you looking at over 100k.

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 30, 2013, 11:32:17 am
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

97k, but once they've added on the road fees, transport from JNB (think this is ridiculous) and PDI fees, you looking at over 100k.

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?

Just Checked,Mine was also R97K but I got Airtime Pegs, Raisers, Touring screen and flush mount flikers thrown in! Thats R2k extras ;-)
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Robski on January 30, 2013, 11:41:10 am
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

Keep supporting your KTM! I would if I could.

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

97k, but once they've added on the road fees, transport from JNB (think this is ridiculous) and PDI fees, you looking at over 100k.

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?

Just Checked,Mine was also R97K but I got Airtime Pegs, Raisers, Touring screen and flush mount flikers thrown in! Thats R2k extras ;-)

Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Dwerg on January 30, 2013, 11:44:08 am
I shouldn't have subscribed. This is going to haunt me until I buy one  :'(
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on January 30, 2013, 02:02:18 pm
I shouldn't have subscribed. This is going to haunt me until I buy one  :'(

JUST DO IT!

this thing is a beast!!!
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: SpeedMetal on January 31, 2013, 10:24:49 pm
Enjoy! It is an awesome bike, wouldn't swap mine for anything.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on April 15, 2013, 10:57:38 am
Sent Li to the UK to fetch me some Rally Raid goodies (Ok she was going for work and I had them deliver to her hotel  ;))
All function over form for me at this stage, Just getting the bike 100% sorted for anything, cosmetics (RR Evo2 Tanks etc) will come when I win the lotto  :biggrin:

The List and Pics.

1. RR Billet Fuel Cap, Stock fuel cap acts as a funnel for dirt, get the bike nice and muddy and you are almost guaranteed to get some dirt in your tank when you open the cap, not to mention that the key seems to take a bit or force to turn in the lock, could be an issue later on. (Installation: 3 bolts and 2 minutes)

2. Rear Rack + Upper and Lower Tank/subframe bolt upgrade, As the tank forms part of the subframe reports suggest that hard use and mild loading on the rear can cause the bushing in the lower mounting to wear out and then cause strain on the upper mounts causing them to break, the upgrade kit provides a slightly larger diameter bushing and one long bolt instead of the 2 smaller ones as well as stronger upper mounting bolts, The rear rack has a nice handle integrated and provides some packing space, Still looking at getting some slim line luggage racks made up at some point, (Installation: Remove seat(0), side covers(4bolts), Airbox (4bolts, intake, sensor,2 hoses), Exhaust mounting bolt. remove bottom mounting bolts and replace by lifting tank up slightly then replace top bolts. About 45 minutes.

3. Brake snake, Protects against small trees etc getting between the frame and the brake lever and bending it out, Might also help a little when going down to keep the break lever from bending out, (You need to remove the little ally mounting point that comes with the brake snake as the 690 has a spot for the cable to go through (clever Austrians!) Might also need to remove the bash plate depending on which one you have fitted, (20 minutes)

4. Also replaced the 2 bolts that hold the radiator protector in place with cable ties, Reports suggest a fall can cause the covers to move and force the bolts to tear out of the radiator leaving your stranded, The crash bar limits the chances of this but I did it anyway just for in case.

Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on April 15, 2013, 11:01:00 am
Love the fact that you can go from this to this with just 4 bolts,

Makes tinkering a pleasure!

Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on May 06, 2013, 10:27:52 pm
Some more mods
Folding mirrors from Bike Gear
Look great and vibrate less than the stock ones
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/5y3ehy7a.jpg)

Rubber moulded handles
Cut them from some old oxford bags years ago knowing they would be used sometime
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/6unepuzy.jpg)

Dogbone side stand for emergency tire repair, works by propping up the front or rear wheel like a make shift center stand
Extendable, fits here perfectly
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/hymy9uga.jpg)
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Edp on May 07, 2013, 08:53:01 am
so wheres mine, come on, focus ek se, dont be surprised if yours goes missing, PE a very small place :imaposer:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on May 07, 2013, 09:23:25 am
so wheres mine, come on, focus ek se, dont be surprised if yours goes missing, PE a very small place :imaposer:
Ill make you one! Its going to cost you a Beer or 2 though!!!!

Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Edp on May 07, 2013, 12:11:25 pm
Thanks, thats no problem
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: DjfLoYd on May 15, 2013, 09:42:02 am
Jules, your crash bars - do they have enough room there to go around long range tanks if you fitted some?
Also where and for how much?

Thanks, dude.

Dj
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: DeeCeeBee on May 15, 2013, 10:22:20 am
Some more mods
Folding mirrors from Bike Gear
Look great and vibrate less than the stock ones
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/5y3ehy7a.jpg)


Hmmmm, is the 640adv maybe looking for a new home?
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on May 16, 2013, 09:37:48 pm
I don't think so. But depends on the tanks, i got these from bill as his evo 2 tanks didn't work with the bars, runner sells these
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on May 16, 2013, 09:38:10 pm
It might be ;)
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: DeeCeeBee on May 17, 2013, 02:52:46 pm
It might be ;)

PM sent  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Bill the Bong on May 17, 2013, 03:54:34 pm
I don't think so. But depends on the tanks, i got these from bill as his evo 2 tanks didn't work with the bars, runner sells these

I think the EVO 1 tanks (or those that Omega Fibre should still have on special) work with these crashbars.
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: DjfLoYd on May 21, 2013, 05:36:07 pm
I don't think so. But depends on the tanks, i got these from bill as his evo 2 tanks didn't work with the bars, runner sells these

Ah I see, those EVO 2 tanks are the ones I want to get. So I'll have to look at some custom crash bars from DPA perhaps.

Thanks for the reply.

Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Gawel on May 22, 2013, 01:38:54 pm
My will be here Friday.......... :laughing4:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Rough Rider on May 23, 2013, 01:24:16 pm
My will be here Friday.......... :laughing4:

Congrats once again  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: DeeCeeBee on July 01, 2013, 10:26:13 am
Some more mods
Folding mirrors from Bike Gear
Look great and vibrate less than the stock ones
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/5y3ehy7a.jpg)


Hmmmm, is the 640adv maybe looking for a new home?
It might be ;)

 :ricky:
Looks like I might be needing some extra lighting in my man-cave
JOINING THE DARK SIDE  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on July 28, 2013, 05:41:22 am
jules,  how much was the wings pipe?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: sting on July 28, 2013, 09:10:45 am
You made the right mods in my opinion. Looks awesome. Where did you get that screen?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: BLK on July 28, 2013, 09:39:46 am
Very nice indeed.makes me want to get one of the new 2014 models coming in later this year.
 :)
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on July 28, 2013, 10:57:19 am
jules,  how much was the wings pipe?

Was around R4500 Money very well spent and an essential mod for the 690!
Sounds like a premature mouse with asthma with the stock pipe.

Contact Tornadof5 (Warren) for details
wings@tornadof5.co.za
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on July 28, 2013, 10:57:53 am
You made the right mods in my opinion. Looks awesome. Where did you get that screen?

KTM Power Part for the 690, Fits right one and looks/works great
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Offshore on July 28, 2013, 11:09:03 am
Awesome Bike! Great Job Jules. I am also dreaming of getting one and my dreams always come true...... ;D
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Bill the Bong on July 29, 2013, 09:29:07 am
Looking good :thumleft:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on July 29, 2013, 02:38:55 pm
jules,  how much was the wings pipe?

Was around R4500 Money very well spent and an essential mod for the 690!
Sounds like a premature mouse with asthma with the stock pipe.

Contact Tornadof5 (Warren) for details
wings@tornadof5.co.za

Thanks Jules.
should be getting my 690 soon.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Martin Groenewald on July 30, 2013, 09:43:40 am
Nice bling on your bike Jules, Ive had mine now for almost 2 months got it from Alfie cox when i first got it they said they would give me a FMF Q4 pipe but there was none in stock when it went in for its first service they put the fmf on and boy o boy i agree its the first thing to do the standard pipe does not do the bike justice thinking of modifying the standard pipe into a fuel tank only problem is it weighs a ton
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on July 30, 2013, 09:46:06 am
Nice bling on your bike Jules, Ive had mine now for almost 2 months got it from Alfie cox when i first got it they said they would give me a FMF Q4 pipe but there was none in stock when it went in for its first service they put the fmf on and boy o boy i agree its the first thing to do the standard pipe does not do the bike justice thinking of modifying the standard pipe into a fuel tank only problem is it weighs a ton

Hi Martin
How much was the FMF?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: MaxThePanda on July 30, 2013, 10:01:13 am
I've just put the rally raid rear tank on. Gives you another 5 liters or so and seems to be a really nice piece of kit. R4.5k including an integral rear rack.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Martin Groenewald on July 30, 2013, 10:52:41 am
I got it as part of the deal from alfie but i think they go for about R4200 i would have spent the money on a screen ,headlight protector,engine cover ect but now that i have it im glad that it was part of the deal the bike does run alot better and it sounds like it should any aftermarket pipe is better than the stock pipe and with time the rest of the bling will come
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Martin Groenewald on July 30, 2013, 11:05:42 am
Nice max thinking the same thing in the beginning i was thinking about some evo tanks but spoke to a wise man who pointed out to me that the tanks make the bike bigger up front. ktm designed it like that for a reason to keep it nice and tidy up front i do want more fuel on the bike thats no question so a rear tank is a good option rand dollar now its probably 8 K would like to see a picture if you could is it a full luggage rack or just one side ?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on August 05, 2013, 10:53:34 am
1. The Stock Pipe, Ughh sounds kak, weighs a ton, was going to keep it for a bit and only replace it after run in but after hearing the new Wings pipe also needs 300ks of run in before heavy use I decided to run them in together, Looks much better, Sounds much much better and the motor feels likes it too, Mounting was easy (took 15 minutes) including a beer and lots of time spent drooling. I have left the supplied DB killer in the pipe, and have also opted to not have it remapped, this bike really doesn't need any more power and I have heard of folks having issues with the akro map and surging. No Surging no flame outs, EFI is spot on!

Hi Jules
I notice in the manual that there is a switch under the seat which controls the mapping (5 settings - from poor fuel quality to maximum madness).
have you adjusted this at all?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on August 05, 2013, 12:38:21 pm
1. The Stock Pipe, Ughh sounds kak, weighs a ton, was going to keep it for a bit and only replace it after run in but after hearing the new Wings pipe also needs 300ks of run in before heavy use I decided to run them in together, Looks much better, Sounds much much better and the motor feels likes it too, Mounting was easy (took 15 minutes) including a beer and lots of time spent drooling. I have left the supplied DB killer in the pipe, and have also opted to not have it remapped, this bike really doesn't need any more power and I have heard of folks having issues with the akro map and surging. No Surging no flame outs, EFI is spot on!

Hi Jules
I notice in the manual that there is a switch under the seat which controls the mapping (5 settings - from poor fuel quality to maximum madness).
have you adjusted this at all?

Have messed about with it a bit, Leave it on 3 (Standard Setting), I set it to 1 (Mud Rocks) for the Rear Entry into baviaans and although it smoothed out the throttle response and limited the power a bit I was used to the standard setting and found it hard to get used to, maybe if I play with it a bit on rough terrain.

As far as im concerned  leave it on 3, a bit of a gimmick.

If you like wheelies (I Know you do!) do the 1 and  2 gear limiter removal, Quick to do and makes the front a little lighter ;-)

Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on August 05, 2013, 12:49:38 pm
If you like wheelies (I Know you do!) do the 1 and  2 gear limiter removal, Quick to do and makes the front a little lighter ;-)

can you point me in the right direction,  possibly a link?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Robski on August 05, 2013, 01:15:05 pm
If you like wheelies (I Know you do!) do the 1 and  2 gear limiter removal, Quick to do and makes the front a little lighter ;-)

can you point me in the right direction,  possibly a link?

+1
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on August 05, 2013, 01:20:54 pm
http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom (http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom)

Great info here


and

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390050 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390050)

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/supermoto/9429-690-wheelies-remapping-7.html (http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/supermoto/9429-690-wheelies-remapping-7.html)


Conflicting opinions on this mod, some say its a waste of time and I agree in 99% of the time its not felt BUT if you like to wheelie  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on August 14, 2013, 05:14:50 am
jules,  do you find that the passenger footpegs hook on the back of your boots when standing on the bike?
not sure if i need to go for wider (stick out more from the bike) footpegs or just remove the passenger ones.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on August 14, 2013, 07:49:23 am
jules,  do you find that the passenger footpegs hook on the back of your boots when standing on the bike?
not sure if i need to go for wider (stick out more from the bike) footpegs or just remove the passenger ones.
Not really, Had the wider pegs on from new, Also thought about taking them off but you inevitably end up needing to lift someone sometime and then its a pain

 
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: DeeCeeBee on August 19, 2013, 02:18:38 pm
Some more mods
Folding mirrors from Bike Gear
Look great and vibrate less than the stock ones
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/5y3ehy7a.jpg)


Hmmmm, is the 640adv maybe looking for a new home?
It might be ;)

 :ricky:
Looks like I might be needing some extra lighting in my man-cave
JOINING THE DARK SIDE  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Ahhh!! Life is good in the dark side!!

Thanks very much for the heads-up on the sale Jules!
I cant believe its actually in my garage now at last,  :ricky:
Please thank Lisa for looking after her so well, when I showed it to a few of my mates here in KZN, they couldnt believe the conndition!
Oh, and I have already added 200kms onto the clock  :biggrin:
Pleasure doing business with you guys!!!
Title: Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on August 19, 2013, 03:21:22 pm
Some more mods
Folding mirrors from Bike Gear
Look great and vibrate less than the stock ones
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/07/5y3ehy7a.jpg)


Hmmmm, is the 640adv maybe looking for a new home?
It might be ;)

 :ricky:
Looks like I might be needing some extra lighting in my man-cave
JOINING THE DARK SIDE  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Ahhh!! Life is good in the dark side!!

Thanks very much for the heads-up on the sale Jules!
I cant believe its actually in my garage now at last,  :ricky:
Please thank Lisa for looking after her so well, when I showed it to a few of my mates here in KZN, they couldnt believe the conndition!
Oh, and I have already added 200kms onto the clock  :biggrin:
Pleasure doing business with you guys!!!

So Glad its gone to a good home,
Many Many Safe miles mate

was good to meet you, and a pleasure doing business


Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on August 22, 2013, 08:39:47 am
Jules,  has your bike been on a dyno?
would be very interesting to see what HP it's pushing with the pipe and the airbox.

also,  how much was the RR Billet Fuel Cap?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on August 22, 2013, 11:58:21 am
Jules,  has your bike been on a dyno?
would be very interesting to see what HP it's pushing with the pipe and the airbox.

also,  how much was the RR Billet Fuel Cap?
Not been on a Dyno but my Butt Dyno says there is a noticeable increase, Also sounds much better with the airbox lid

Billet cap was around R1k,
Farking stupid price but it is an essential mod imho
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on August 22, 2013, 12:13:11 pm
ok,  thanks Jules.
just bought the fuel cap.
hope it gets here quickly.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Dwerg on August 22, 2013, 12:15:19 pm
Jules have you done any longer trips on the bike? Would you do say 800km in a day on it?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on August 22, 2013, 01:19:33 pm
Jules have you done any longer trips on the bike? Would you do say 800km in a day on it?

With a screen and an Airhawk 800 ks will be do able, Only problem for me is the riding position is a bit cramped so you get tired a lot quicker on tar.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Pom17 on August 27, 2013, 12:15:08 pm




I've done 1000km+ in a day on my 800GS and each time I promised myself never again. And that's solo riding. So only stopped for petrol. So I guess its doable on the 690 but I am sure no matter how comfortable it may be I will hate myself if I have to do anything more than 500km's a day solo riding. No matter what bike I'm riding. Except if its all dirt roads

So I would say any distance is doable. But where do you start feeling like you need to take a break. Or start feeling uncomfortable?






Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: M3X3Z3 on October 01, 2013, 07:56:26 pm
http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom (http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom)

Great info here


and

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390050 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390050)

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/supermoto/9429-690-wheelies-remapping-7.html (http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/supermoto/9429-690-wheelies-remapping-7.html)


Conflicting opinions on this mod, some say its a waste of time and I agree in 99% of the time its not felt BUT if you like to wheelie  :biggrin:

Great idea for the BigGrin factor
Very bad idea for rear tyre durability
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on October 02, 2013, 04:21:17 pm
http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom (http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom)

Great info here


and

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390050 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390050)

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/supermoto/9429-690-wheelies-remapping-7.html (http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/supermoto/9429-690-wheelies-remapping-7.html)


Conflicting opinions on this mod, some say its a waste of time and I agree in 99% of the time its not felt BUT if you like to wheelie  :biggrin:

Great idea for the BigGrin factor
Very bad idea for rear tyre durability

690 and Tyre Durability are never to be used in the same sentence.
not even 4000k's and I'm almost done with my second tire. might make 5000ks

But its why I bought the 690 for the joll of constant wheelies and power slides,
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: M3X3Z3 on October 02, 2013, 06:45:03 pm
Jules, did you do the mod mentioned on ADVRider, ie the one of pulling the yellow/green and red/blue wires from the plug so as to remove the power restrictor on 1st and 2nd gear.
If yes, what were the results ?

I am considering NOT doing it as so as to main decent tractability on dirt and gravel and limit premature tyre wear.
Performance on the 690 even with the restrictor in place is not shabby but smooth without coming on too strong too soon.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Ganjora on October 02, 2013, 06:48:40 pm
Performance on the 690 ... is not shabby.


DING!!!
correct answer.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: BigRED on October 02, 2013, 07:42:32 pm
Hi Jules, awesome reading and checking what you have done with your 690. I got mine about two months ago, loving it and would obviously like to do a couple of mods in time myself. Both my original rear flickers broke after my first off-road expedition, replaced them with much smaller ones that seemed to be much stronger but.... Last time out a flying rock shattered the left one. I'm now looking for a flush mount set, nobody seems to stock anything in PTA, will carry on looking. Hope you don't mind but I'm going to post a photo of mine also (get more guys drooling for one, ha, ha)
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on October 03, 2013, 10:37:56 am
Jules, did you do the mod mentioned on ADVRider, ie the one of pulling the yellow/green and red/blue wires from the plug so as to remove the power restrictor on 1st and 2nd gear.
If yes, what were the results ?

I am considering NOT doing it as so as to main decent tractability on dirt and gravel and limit premature tyre wear.
Performance on the 690 even with the restrictor in place is not shabby but smooth without coming on too strong too soon.

Only noticeable difference I felt was lifting the front in 2nd gear, doesnt hurt tractability at all
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on October 03, 2013, 10:46:46 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: MaxThePanda on October 03, 2013, 03:26:53 pm
Hey Jules... what's the verdict on the KTM screen you've been using? How does it handle on high speed highway sections?

My 690 has Alfie Cox's fairing but no front tanks:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/9806946713_970337e294_b.jpg)

I fitted the rear tank, but it's just not quite enough (total 17l) for the riding we do, so I need to stick on some front tanks. While fairings are very nice on highway and high speed dirt, they really don't add much under 80kph and it is quite a bit of extra weight sitting high up on the slow technical stuff.

Option is to either get the EVO1 tanks, which work with this fairing (with a new front panel) or the much nicer looking and slimmer EVO2 tanks and go back to original lights and add the little KTM screen.... hmmm.... decisions, decisions!
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Soundboi on October 03, 2013, 03:40:12 pm
Nice, lekker thread only saw this one now.
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on October 08, 2013, 09:52:59 am
Hey Jules... what's the verdict on the KTM screen you've been using? How does it handle on high speed highway sections?

My 690 has Alfie Cox's fairing but no front tanks:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/9806946713_970337e294_b.jpg)

I fitted the rear tank, but it's just not quite enough (total 17l) for the riding we do, so I need to stick on some front tanks. While fairings are very nice on highway and high speed dirt, they really don't add much under 80kph and it is quite a bit of extra weight sitting high up on the slow technical stuff.

Option is to either get the EVO1 tanks, which work with this fairing (with a new front panel) or the much nicer looking and slimmer EVO2 tanks and go back to original lights and add the little KTM screen.... hmmm.... decisions, decisions!

It works great, Just enough protection to keep the wind of your chest, Only negative is in strong winds and at speed it tends to cause a bit of head shake,
Something your set-up wont do,
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: africanSky on October 08, 2013, 02:59:48 pm

Not been on a Dyno but my Butt Dyno says there is a noticeable increase, Also sounds much better with the airbox lid

[/quote]

Hi Jules

What did you do to your airbox? I am runnig an open airbox with the foam filter, but find it quite noisy.

Cheers
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Jules on October 08, 2013, 03:17:07 pm

Not been on a Dyno but my Butt Dyno says there is a noticeable increase, Also sounds much better with the airbox lid


Hi Jules

What did you do to your airbox? I am runnig an open airbox with the foam filter, but find it quite noisy.

Cheers
[/quote]


(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/GanjoraD7/690Airbox_zps0857f4dd.jpg)

This lid
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: africanSky on October 08, 2013, 03:45:27 pm
Is it much noisier than the standard airbox lid?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Pistol on October 08, 2013, 03:47:57 pm
Is it much noisier than the standard airbox lid?

When it is properly kitted let me know ;)
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: africanSky on October 08, 2013, 03:53:28 pm
it's almost there Pete!
You moved the XR yet?
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Pistol on October 08, 2013, 03:56:33 pm
Just waiting for finality on Craigs BMW then will let it go :thumleft:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Dwerg on June 27, 2014, 01:15:49 pm
Jules gives us a bit of an update if you don't mind? Hows the bike going? Mileage? Any new mods?

I am finally shopping for one  :ricky:
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Pistol on June 27, 2014, 02:10:26 pm
He has given up riding - too busy he says!!!! Soft cock!! O0
Title: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
Post by: Brandt on June 27, 2014, 08:57:15 pm
Nice thread :thumleft: