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Title: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 09, 2010, 08:51:09 am
This thread will (hopefully) be updated with the possibilities and mods that can be done to the KTM690

Please feel free to add your own mods, comments or advice

Here is a provisional wish list:

a. Change the Pipe - DONE
b. FI Power Fast Switch - DONE
c. Corbin seat - DONE
d. Temporary screen - DONE
e. Safari tanks
f. Dakar type fairing and headlight bracket
g. LED spotlights
h. Soft pannier frames
i. Power outlets (Powerlet)


Temporary Screen

I say temporary, because when the Rallye fairing is fitted, it will obviously go
The screen definately adds some dashboard protection and items like a GPS etc are a bit protected. I have mixed feelings about the screen though because I get the feeling the wind is now concentrated at the helmet and not just over the whole body

It is not a genuine KTM part, and there are probably cheaper ones around. Cost is about R 700.00 which I feel is a bit pricey. The fitting template is also useless (DO NOT USE IT). If you use the template you will drill the holes in the wrong place.

It looks quite cool and for nowI'm happy with it  :thumleft:

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/Screen001.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/Screen002.jpg)


Exhaust Pipe

The end can just had to go. Initially I thought - no ways - this is an expense I can do without
Again the nanny's to the North are partly to blame. I say partly because I feel KTM could also have done something about it. The stocker is VERY heavy and if it does not fry your leg, your soft luggage or something else - it will definately eventually fry your fuel tank which sits under your seat. There are a few reported cases of this on ADV rider.

Options ? - There are a few available for the 690 but IMO only two gave me that warm feeling between the legs, The Leo Vince and the Akrapovic.
I just like the look of the Akra, so then the Akra it was. Still not convinced ? Take that pipe out of it's box and that warm feeling gets even warmer. The build quality is excellent and the pipe is VERY light, much much lighter than the stocker which now adorns a concrete dumper. That's the only thing the stocker is good for !! So, if you see a dumper in Gauteng with a KTM pipe on - you know where it comes from.  >:D

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/KTM690Farkles1007.jpg)


FI Power Fast switch

Now this little switch is just an extention of what can be done anyway, but only from under the seat which is a PITA.
Many complain that changing the power map is not so noticable, but on the KTM690 the difference is there and lekker to experience.

This item costs $ 92.00 plus postage and RSA VAT and was sourced from KTM Twins.com
It is a bit "plasticky"  :( and could surely have come in black ? - the white looks a bit cheap - which it most certainly is NOT. That fact that is is branded as a Leo Vince product makes the quality issue all the more surprising
Fitting is all of 10 minutes work. The existing switch under the seat plugs out and this one takes it's place.

All said and done - the switch fulfills it's purpose  :thumleft:

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/KTM690Farkles1004.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/Screen002.jpg)


Corbin Seat

The OEM seat is good for approx 200km MAX - then your ass is toast.
It had to go and I did some homework. Corbin in the good 'ol US of A specialise in M/cycle seats and this looked the business.
The seat in a fair amount heavier the the OEM one but is fully moulded whereas the original is literally a piece of plastic, a bit of hard foam and a vinyl cover. The Corbin has yet to be tested but is slightly wider, a bit lower and 90% is covered in a nice soft leather. It is a work of art - another good purchase  :thumleft:
The seat was sourced through KTM-parts.com and at $ 341.10 is not that cheap. However, Travelgravel had her OEM seat modded in SA and in the end, cost almost the same. The postage was however a killer at $ 122.29 and then add VAT as well.

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/KTM690Farkles1008.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/KTM690Farkles1009.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/KTM690/KTM690Farkles1011.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: EtienneXplore on January 09, 2010, 09:25:37 am
This thread will (hopefully) be updated with the possibilities and mods that can be done to the KTM690

Please feel free to add your own mods, comments or advice

Here is a provisional wish list:

a. Change the Pipe - DONE
b. FI Power Fast Switch - DONE
c. Corbin seat - DONE
d. Temporary screen - DONE
e. Safari tanks
f. Dakar type fairing and headlight bracket
g. LED spotlights
h. Soft pannier frames
i. Power outlets (Powerlet)



j. Additional contributions to "Rear tyre fund"  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 09, 2010, 09:28:55 am
This thread will (hopefully) be updated with the possibilities and mods that can be done to the KTM690

Please feel free to add your own mods, comments or advice

Here is a provisional wish list:

a. Change the Pipe - DONE
b. FI Power Fast Switch - DONE
c. Corbin seat - DONE
d. Temporary screen - DONE
e. Safari tanks
f. Dakar type fairing and headlight bracket
g. LED spotlights
h. Soft pannier frames
i. Power outlets (Powerlet)



j. Additional contributions to "Rear tyre fund"  :biggrin: :biggrin:



Interestingly enough - I think the 690 will be easier on tyres
Also the std tyres that the 690E (not R) comes out with (Sahara's) are pretty good - a real DS tyre
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Etienne2T on January 09, 2010, 09:38:22 am
What is a power fast switch?
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 09, 2010, 09:42:05 am
What is a power fast switch?

It's a trade name - explanation coming up
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Dux on January 09, 2010, 09:44:54 am
What is a power fast switch?

This is a little switch under the seat whereby the power characteristics can be changed , standard , agressive , low octane fuel and a low power setting where you lose 30% power to bring the power down to the same level as BMW, Yamaha , Suzuki , Kawasaki etc... >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Etienne2T on January 09, 2010, 09:45:20 am
Is dit soos n NOS button? :mwink: ;D
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: popipants on January 09, 2010, 11:36:01 am
Is dit soos n NOS button? :mwink: ;D

It has 3 settings....

1. Plotty falls on his ass
2. Plotty falls on his ass...faster
3. Phone Plotty wife so she can take him to the hospital.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:


Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 09, 2010, 11:48:19 am
Is dit soos n NOS button? :mwink: ;D

It has 3 settings....

1. Plotty falls on his ass
2. Plotty falls on his ass...faster
3. Phone Plotty wife so she can take him to the hospital.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I'm starting to question the reasons why I like you and ride with you, ......................
.... and I'm battling to come up with even ..... ONE !!!!!!  >:D                                 :)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: popipants on January 09, 2010, 11:52:44 am
Is dit soos n NOS button? :mwink: ;D

It has 3 settings....

1. Plotty falls on his ass
2. Plotty falls on his ass...faster
3. Phone Plotty wife so she can take him to the hospital.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I'm starting to question the reasons why I like you and ride with you, ......................
.... and I'm battling to come up with even ..... ONE !!!!!!  >:D                                 :)

Fuel ?!?
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 09, 2010, 11:56:08 am
Is dit soos n NOS button? :mwink: ;D

It has 3 settings....

1. Plotty falls on his ass
2. Plotty falls on his ass...faster
3. Phone Plotty wife so she can take him to the hospital.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I'm starting to question the reasons why I like you and ride with you, ......................
.... and I'm battling to come up with even ..... ONE !!!!!!  >:D                                 :)

Fuel ?!?

ja ok - there's ONE  >:D ;D :laughing4:
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Oetie on January 09, 2010, 03:44:48 pm
Is dit soos n NOS button? :mwink: ;D

It has 3 settings....

1. Plotty falls on his ass
2. Plotty falls on his ass...faster
3. Phone Plotty wife so she can take him to the hospital.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I'm starting to question the reasons why I like you and ride with you, ......................
.... and I'm battling to come up with even ..... ONE !!!!!!  >:D                                 :)

Fuel ?!?

ja ok - there's ONE  >:D ;D :laughing4:

and Jameson....  :peepwall:

You are stil going to explain the power swith function??

The Akra surely makes a beautiful noise!!
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 09, 2010, 06:32:58 pm
You are stil going to explain the power swith function??

See comment by DUX - On the open road the difference is not so noticable. Still playing with it. Will give feedback
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 09, 2010, 08:08:16 pm
Crash bars
Sidestand bypass switch
1st and 2nd gear restrictor off
Place indicators in handgaurds(will be usefull when you put that fairing on)
Airbox out,K&N filters in

What fairing you putting on?
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 09, 2010, 09:04:59 pm
1st and 2nd gear restrictor off

Care to explain this one ?

Quote
Airbox out,K&N filters in

Does the entire airbox come out ? - this will free up a lot of space under the seat

Quote
What fairing you putting on?

I still have to decide - but the one supplied by Rallye Management Services looks like the right one

Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: michnus on January 09, 2010, 10:58:02 pm
kom Plottie I want to see how you going to solve the rear rack carrier setup.  :mwink:

btw, lekker thread you started, hope the oke's does not destroy it with rubbish post.  ;)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Poffmuis on January 09, 2010, 11:03:25 pm
This Baja replica comes out with 10 power map settings

(http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/86/115182686_full.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 10, 2010, 08:49:17 am
This Baja replica comes out with 10 power map settings

(http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/86/115182686_full.jpg)

They all do, but I'm told only 3 actually work
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 10, 2010, 08:53:47 am
kom Plottie I want to see how you going to solve the rear rack carrier setup.  :mwink:

Ja, this is one I'm toiling over
There's nothing on the net - I've searched all over. The only thing I've picked up are the frames for hard panniers. This is a "soft pannier" bike  8)

I'm thinking of doing similarly to the way AMX does his frames and side racks. The fuel cap is a bit of a bugger though.
An aluminium luggage plate and a simple frame each side for the soft bags
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: MrBig on January 10, 2010, 10:21:55 am
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Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 01:36:44 pm
Sorry it is 2nd and 3rd gear de-restriction.Answers can be found here:
http://sobiloff.typepad.com/blakeblog/ktm-690-enduro-faq.html (http://sobiloff.typepad.com/blakeblog/ktm-690-enduro-faq.html)

Having said that i must say i didn't feel any diffs after i did it so not sure if i would recomend it.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 01:46:31 pm
The whole airbox can be removed and replaced with a K&N filter and 2 engine breather filters.I did this as i was going to use the space to put a extra fuel tank ther but the guys overseas who make the tank have gone bust so i might just build a nice box to put tools etc in.Space is about 4.5L if the airbox is removed.
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8367/090509001.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/i/090509001.jpg/) (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/090509001.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img187/090509001.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 01:54:10 pm
Alberto Dottori
http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm (http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm)

is making a new ralley fairing as well as tanks for the 690E.He is away at the moment doing a ralley in Africa and will be back middle Jan.Fairing will cost 600 Euro plus another 100 Euro if you want the lights as well.Will be a lot cheaper than the Rally Management one.Looks like he copied them anyway.
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8269/ktm690erally1.jpg) (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally1.jpg/) (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/)
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3723/ktm690erally2.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally2.jpg/) (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/w480.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 01:58:31 pm
There is also a British group that are making tanks ,fairing and other things for the 690.Also looks good.
Follow the links.They will be using the 950 type fairing and lights.

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=46312 (http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=46312)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 02:11:56 pm
How about a decal kit?
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7973/img4265x.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/img4265x.jpg/) (http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/img4265x.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img340/img4265x.jpg/1/)
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9576/img4267g.jpg) (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/img4267g.jpg/) (http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/img4267g.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img704/img4267g.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 02:13:48 pm
Camel Toe helps in the sand(no jokes please)
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4107/img4269q.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/img4269q.jpg/) (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/img4269q.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img338/img4269q.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 02:15:12 pm
Pics of my airbox gone
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7196/img4268lw.jpg) (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/img4268lw.jpg/) (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/img4268lw.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img13/img4268lw.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Crowley on January 10, 2010, 02:46:54 pm
Camel Toe helps in the sand(no jokes please)
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4107/img4269q.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/img4269q.jpg/) (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/img4269q.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img338/img4269q.jpg/1/)

 :imaposer:
Brilliant. Where did you get this?
Did a quick search on Google and completely forgot about bikes for some reason. 
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: B.V. on January 10, 2010, 02:47:38 pm
Here is my bling bling story.

Steering damper.
 I have the Emigg damper that I bought for the 950. Got the right brackets and fitted it to the 690. Great service from them.

Fitted the Leo Vince pipe. Pricing was my main factor for the pipe( Leo Vice vs Acra). The reason for the pipe was temp and weight. The sound was too loud and I took the pipe to Scorch in Cape Town who made it a bit better.

Pannier brackets
The rear carrier plate I made from 12mm steel piping. I like to make it as solid as possible starting from the foot pegs upward. Made the Heppco and Becker boxes to fit, but never used it. Maybe later. The rear  is mounted at the foot pegs, 4 bolts on top and the number plate  is connected.

Fuel tank.
I ordered my tank from Aqualine. At the time I ordered my tank; the tanks were still being designed. Got the tank in June. Nice fit. Everything work fine and assembly the first time was a nightmare but now that I know how it is a breeze. The tanks now take about 26l and gives me a range of about 500km. I do a lot of riding in the Namaqwaland and need a range of between 350 to 400km. The aqualine works from a tap to the main tank. Making the aqualine a sub tank. No need to fill up at the back anymore. We did Mozambique in September with some sand riding and the front tank is no hindrance. It does not make the front heavy. It also does not make the bike unstable at speed.

Seat.
I took the seat to McCarthy auto trimmers in Cape Town. They reupholstered the seat making it wider and harder. Yes harder! But after the first trip I am very happy with the seat. I was really scared that I buggerd the seat up but yes it worked. The problem with the tank is that the seat must go underneath the tank in the front.
Renazco was on the wish list but pricing and the waiting list made it impossible.

Air cleaner.
 I replaced my air cleaner with a sponge type. The original one is a joke and lets dust trough. I know KTM replace the filter with sponge ones now.

Front sprocket.
Papsnoek told me to change the front sprocket to a 16 tooth. This transforms the bike completely into a tourer. At 150km/h the engine runs at 6200rpm. For me this was one of the best mods, thanks Papsnoek!
Screen.
I had the motard  KTM screen on in the beginning but replaced it with the Alberto Detorry from Italy a few weeks ago. Like most things from the Italians I worked on the fitting was a BIG pain in the arse. Nothing fitted. The brackets is flimsy at best. The Screen fits around the tank but thatís it. The light donít fit, the paint must be done and the Speedo loose its mounting brackets.
After getting the 12mm pipe outagain and replacing some of the brackets I am now very happy. The screen works brillian! At 150km/h the bike is super stable and the rider is complete out of the wind. Personally I think it works too good for me, but I am only 1.76m. The bike feels now the same as my 950 but 70kg lighter.

What will I change more. I still do not like the fairing brackets. Want to change it to aluminium.  I would like to do more work on the rear pannier brackets, but winter is on itís way again.

Will I do it over?      
 Hell YES!!

Can someone please post these picís . I have to learn how to do this. :(


http://img259.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc04751.jpg (http://img259.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc04751.jpg)

Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Crowley on January 10, 2010, 03:00:11 pm
Here is my bling bling story.

Steering damper.
 I have the Emigg damper that I bought for the 950. Got the right brackets and fitted it to the 690. Great service from them.

Fitted the Leo Vince pipe. Pricing was my main factor for the pipe( Leo Vice vs Acra). The reason for the pipe was temp and weight. The sound was too loud and I took the pipe to Scorch in Cape Town who made it a bit better.

Pannier brackets
The rear carrier plate I made from 12mm steel piping. I like to make it as solid as possible starting from the foot pegs upward. Made the Heppco and Becker boxes to fit, but never used it. Maybe later. The rear  is mounted at the foot pegs, 4 bolts on top and the number plate  is connected.

Fuel tank.
I ordered my tank from Aqualine. At the time I ordered my tank; the tanks were still being designed. Got the tank in June. Nice fit. Everything work fine and assembly the first time was a nightmare but now that I know how it is a breeze. The tanks now take about 26l and gives me a range of about 500km. I do a lot of riding in the Namaqwaland and need a range of between 350 to 400km. The aqualine works from a tap to the main tank. Making the aqualine a sub tank. No need to fill up at the back anymore. We did Mozambique in September with some sand riding and the front tank is no hindrance. It does not make the front heavy. It also does not make the bike unstable at speed.

Seat.
I took the seat to McCarthy auto trimmers in Cape Town. They reupholstered the seat making it wider and harder. Yes harder! But after the first trip I am very happy with the seat. I was really scared that I buggerd the seat up but yes it worked. The problem with the tank is that the seat must go underneath the tank in the front.
Renazco was on the wish list but pricing and the waiting list made it impossible.

Air cleaner.
 I replaced my air cleaner with a sponge type. The original one is a joke and lets dust trough. I know KTM replace the filter with sponge ones now.

Front sprocket.
Papsnoek told me to change the front sprocket to a 16 tooth. This transforms the bike completely into a tourer. At 150km/h the engine runs at 6200rpm. For me this was one of the best mods, thanks Papsnoek!
Screen.
I had the motard  KTM screen on in the beginning but replaced it with the Alberto Detorry from Italy a few weeks ago. Like most things from the Italians I worked on the fitting was a BIG pain in the arse. Nothing fitted. The brackets is flimsy at best. The Screen fits around the tank but thatís it. The light donít fit, the paint must be done and the Speedo loose its mounting brackets.
After getting the 12mm pipe outagain and replacing some of the brackets I am now very happy. The screen works brillian! At 150km/h the bike is super stable and the rider is complete out of the wind. Personally I think it works too good for me, but I am only 1.76m. The bike feels now the same as my 950 but 70kg lighter.

What will I change more. I still do not like the fairing brackets. Want to change it to aluminium.  I would like to do more work on the rear pannier brackets, but winter is on itís way again.

Will I do it over?       
 Hell YES!!

Can someone please post these picís . I have to learn how to do this. :(


http://img259.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc04751.jpg (http://img259.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc04751.jpg)



(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6310/dsc04751.jpg) (http://img259.imageshack.us/i/dsc04751.jpg/) (http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/dsc04751.jpg/1/w250.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img259/dsc04751.jpg/1/)

Hope that this works.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 10, 2010, 05:54:31 pm
Alberto Dottori
http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm (http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm)

is making a new ralley fairing as well as tanks for the 690E.He is away at the moment doing a ralley in Africa and will be back middle Jan.Fairing will cost 600 Euro plus another 100 Euro if you want the lights as well.Will be a lot cheaper than the Rally Management one.Looks like he copied them anyway.
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8269/ktm690erally1.jpg) (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally1.jpg/) (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/)
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3723/ktm690erally2.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally2.jpg/) (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/w480.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/)

Dammit - that's nicer than the Safari tanks. Brilliant
I like the fairing more as well

I'm going to check it out   :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 06:13:39 pm
Read about it here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137643&page=710 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137643&page=710)
If you haven't read this you got over 700 pages on the 690E to go thru. ;D
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 06:17:28 pm
Just off the subject there are a few privateers doing the dakar this year on almost standard 690E'S

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4637/img4064l.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/img4064l.jpg/) (http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/img4064l.jpg/1/w800.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img687/img4064l.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Oetie on January 10, 2010, 06:18:23 pm
Alberto Dottori
http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm (http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm)

is making a new ralley fairing as well as tanks for the 690E.He is away at the moment doing a ralley in Africa and will be back middle Jan.Fairing will cost 600 Euro plus another 100 Euro if you want the lights as well.Will be a lot cheaper than the Rally Management one.Looks like he copied them anyway.
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8269/ktm690erally1.jpg) (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally1.jpg/) (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/)
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3723/ktm690erally2.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally2.jpg/) (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/w480.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/)


 :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 10, 2010, 06:19:55 pm
There is also a British group that are making tanks ,fairing and other things for the 690.Also looks good.
Follow the links.They will be using the 950 type fairing and lights.

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=46312 (http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=46312)

aaah, the choices - they look the business as well
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: pap snoek on January 10, 2010, 06:34:08 pm
I like the tanks from the Brits and i dont think it will be too expensive.Dont like thier fairing with the 990 light tho but they will sell the fairing blanked off so you can cut and put any light in that you want.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Wolweseun on January 11, 2010, 09:45:17 am
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: funacide on January 11, 2010, 09:48:22 am
Nice mods for the 690 Plottie... I hate the new screen though... Looks nasty and makes it look cheap IMO

What is the total bill now for the 690?
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Pistonpete on January 11, 2010, 09:59:37 am
Alberto Dottori
http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm (http://www.albertodottori.net/africa%20ecorace.htm)

is making a new ralley fairing as well as tanks for the 690E.He is away at the moment doing a ralley in Africa and will be back middle Jan.Fairing will cost 600 Euro plus another 100 Euro if you want the lights as well.Will be a lot cheaper than the Rally Management one.Looks like he copied them anyway.
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8269/ktm690erally1.jpg) (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally1.jpg/) (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img13/ktm690erally1.jpg/1/)
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3723/ktm690erally2.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/i/ktm690erally2.jpg/) (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/w480.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img187/ktm690erally2.jpg/1/)


 :drif: :drif:

The screw or bolt ends should be in black or orange. Very nice fairing! The colour match is wrong though.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on January 11, 2010, 12:37:09 pm
Nice mods for the 690 Plottie... I hate the new screen though... Looks nasty and makes it look cheap IMO

I agree - it's a temp solution
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: popipants on January 11, 2010, 12:49:45 pm
Nice mods for the 690 Plottie... I hate the new screen though... Looks nasty and makes it look cheap IMO

What is the total bill now for the 690?

He cannot say here.....Ma Plotty might be reading  :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall:
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on March 12, 2010, 03:41:22 pm
Tested the FI switch over the last few days

This thing REALLY works
It turns the beast from a high torque slower revving tractor to a very nippy high revving MONSTER

Yeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: swiss on March 25, 2010, 11:34:36 am
Sorry to ask, but are there many 690 Enduro in the country?
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: Plothond on March 25, 2010, 09:57:27 pm
Sorry to ask, but are there many 690 Enduro in the country?

They have sold a lot. Not sure how many but I waited 2 months for mine last year. The batch mine came in were all sold by the time I collected
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: swiss on March 26, 2010, 05:43:23 am
I received my 690 this week. Looking forward for some great fun. Just thinking what is needed to be changed. Bash plate, exhaust, seat, handlebar raiser....
 
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: N[]vA on March 26, 2010, 09:18:42 am
How about a decal kit?
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7973/img4265x.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/img4265x.jpg/) (http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/img4265x.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img340/img4265x.jpg/1/)
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9576/img4267g.jpg) (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/img4267g.jpg/) (http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/img4267g.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img704/img4267g.jpg/1/)
dude! I own your bike now  :thumleft:

nice to know it was a dog that owned it
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on March 29, 2010, 04:54:26 am
How are you enjoying the 690 N[]va?
Title: Re: KTM 690 Mods and Bling Bling
Post by: N[]vA on March 29, 2010, 10:08:13 am
How are you enjoying the 690 N[]va?
Like a never ending acid rush :D