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Offline Dwerg

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690 Clutch issues
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:12:48 am »
Has anyone had issues with the clutch on their 690? Mine has a range of different behaviors from slipping at high revs, dragging when the bike is hot, not releasing when pulled in while standing still for a while, very sticky gear changes.

Any advice? I just want a rough idea of what I'm in for before taking it to the shop.
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Offline Rascal

Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 10:52:05 am »
First bleed the clutch fluid, may solve all the problems...
 

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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 01:52:13 pm »
I'm on second clutch in about 10k km. My understanding is that there is some construction bug in the 690 clutch, but it can be relatively easily rectified. KTM Pretoria (not sure which one) has solution for that - I asked Runner to check with them and do whatever needs to be done to sort it (don't know what specifically it is). He did that, but I haven't ridden since July last year, so not sure if it works. It was recommended to me by somebody on this forum in one of the threads here - just don't remember where and by who.

Maybe check with Runner what he has to say (mine was also slipping) and take it from there.

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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 02:18:00 pm »
Ok so I shouldn't feel too bad then considering my bike is on 24 000kms  ;D

I'll go make a turn at Trax and ask them about it
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 06:39:08 pm »
How old is your oil as your clutch can be affected by the condition of the oil and the quality.

Then again I'm on my second clutch in 20,000km and change oil every 5000km and use Motul 10W60
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 08:29:18 pm »
Oil is 1500 odd km old. Castrol racing 10w50. Symptoms have been there on and off before the oil chamge too
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 09:16:27 am »
Try a mineral oil or semi synthetic like Motul 5100
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 10:36:24 am »
Not sure it is oil issue. I would give a shout to Runner and ask him what he did with my bike (just mention my name/WD name). I am probably wrong, but I think it has to do with some washers or some such - it is design weakness as far as I understood it. Somebody told me that KTM Pretoria (I think it is the one in Centurion - not sure if it is Trax) had solution for this, which I told Runner and I think he called them to ask what it is.

I may be wrong, but I don't think I am...

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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 10:40:22 am »
Also doubt it's oil. It was also happening when I was using Liqui Moly/Motul. It's just gotten progressively worse

I'll try to take a drive through to Runner. Good excuse to go see the new shop
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 10:52:06 am »
Also doubt it's oil. It was also happening when I was using Liqui Moly/Motul. It's just gotten progressively worse

I'll try to take a drive through to Runner. Good excuse to go see the new shop

The new shop is leka.
But he is of the opinion all Wilddogs are proes straat pretorias....  :lol8:
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 10:58:49 am »
Also doubt it's oil. It was also happening when I was using Liqui Moly/Motul. It's just gotten progressively worse

I'll try to take a drive through to Runner. Good excuse to go see the new shop

The new shop is leka.
But he is of the opinion all Wilddogs are proes straat pretorias....  :lol8:

To be fair, he is not going to win any congeniality prizes either although he did pour me a double rum once so he's not all bad  >:D
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 02:22:09 pm »
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I'll try to take a drive through to Runner. Good excuse to go see the new shop

You can do that, or just call him or send him PM - just mention my bike, he might remember.

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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 09:39:05 am »
Foook did I ride my bike like that for more than a year???  :lol8:

I've finally booked it to have the clutch replaced. Going in tomorrow.
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 01:30:53 pm »
Please update us on the damage, both physical and financial  :thumleft:
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 06:21:23 pm »
Please update us on the damage, both physical and financial  :thumleft:

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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2018, 11:52:36 am »
R5890 for clutch kit, consumables (including oil service, gasket) and labour
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2018, 12:43:29 pm »
R5890 for clutch kit, consumables (including oil service, gasket) and labour

Hmmm not too bad actually I was thinking about R7500-R8500.
So clutch just fubar...regular wear?

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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2018, 01:00:38 pm »
R5890 for clutch kit, consumables (including oil service, gasket) and labour

Hmmm not too bad actually I was thinking about R7500-R8500.
So clutch just fubar...regular wear?

Debatable. Keep in mind the 1st 15 000 odd kms the bike did was training for and riding Amageza so going by some of the other replies, mine lasted pretty well. To me a clutch is a consumable on an off road bike anyway. The bike is on 34-35k kms now.
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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2018, 01:21:02 pm »
R5890 for clutch kit, consumables (including oil service, gasket) and labour

Hmmm not too bad actually I was thinking about R7500-R8500.
So clutch just fubar...regular wear?

Debatable. Keep in mind the 1st 15 000 odd kms the bike did was training for and riding Amageza so going by some of the other replies, mine lasted pretty well. To me a clutch is a consumable on an off road bike anyway. The bike is on 34-35k kms now.

Hmmm yeah look not bad at all, Maybe one should do clutch, Battery Fuel Pump and Rocker arms at 30 000km service and be done with it.

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Re: 690 Clutch issues
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2018, 01:51:51 pm »
R5890 for clutch kit, consumables (including oil service, gasket) and labour

FM, that's more expensive than the clutch on my Hilux 4x4  :o

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