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Offline Ganjora

Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #60 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?
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #61 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?

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2013, 01:20:54 pm »
http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom

Great info here


and

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

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:
« Last Edit: August 05, 2013, 01:23:10 pm by Jules »
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #63 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.
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #64 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

 
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Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #65 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



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

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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!!!
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Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #66 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



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


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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #67 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?
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 08:50:03 am by Ganjora »
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #68 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
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2013, 12:13:11 pm »
ok,  thanks Jules.
just bought the fuel cap.
hope it gets here quickly.
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #70 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?
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #71 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.
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #72 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?






 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #73 on: October 01, 2013, 07:56:26 pm »
http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom

Great info here


and

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

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
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2013, 04:21:17 pm »
http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom

Great info here


and

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

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,
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #75 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.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 06:49:15 pm by M3X3Z3 »
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #76 on: October 02, 2013, 06:48:40 pm »
Performance on the 690 ... is not shabby.


DING!!!
correct answer.
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #77 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)
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #78 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
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2013, 10:46:46 am »
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