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Offline Skyfire

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KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« on: September 27, 2015, 10:14:30 am »
Hi Dogs!

Just a quick one here...

I would like to know when can one expect to overhaul the engine. Some trends on the site mentioned 40 000km? Has any one of you overhaul yours and if so at what km's?

I just don't want to buy a bike at a "good" price and then have to overhaul it a few weeks later costing me.
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 07:17:26 pm »
Depends what you mean by overhaul.  If the rocker arms are from a bad batch, you can look at a top tomorrow.  Bottom? 100 000km? Its a strong motor.
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 08:45:09 pm »
Thanks...

Was mostly referring to reboring and sleeve work. Piston rings etc etc. I mean if a major component fails its bad and cant be foreseen but mainly talking about basic wear on the engine. Like I had to redo my AT XRV 750 at 70 000km...
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015, 09:05:58 pm »
Realistically most owners don't put mega miles unless doing a round-the-world.  So there will be less data points than with more touring orientated bikes.  Wear related rebuilds are scarce.  Leaking air filters, that's a different matter.
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 09:21:06 pm »
It's a KTM...it's going to cost you anyway.

Whether it's not for spare parts or minor repairs, you will get sucked into the powerparts and power wear catalogues and spend all all your hard-earned cash on either anodized alluminium bling or power ranger accessories like helmets, jackets and gloves to match your orange monster!

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 10:10:37 pm »
LOL okay thanks guys! So I think its safe to say that a bike with say 40 000km on wont suddenly after 500km blow up on me for no reason! Cool!
If it does I know where to find you guys ;D
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 10:21:08 pm »
What I was trying to say was that I find KTM's awesome bikes, but even from brand new, they can give you problems.
It's your attitude towards whether you are going to deal with these and roll with the punches, or get yourself a safe, reliable, boring bike that never gives you any issues or any fun.

My brand new 990 adventure had a fuel filter issue after just 2000km from brand new.
My second 990 R has serious Clutch issues after 6000km (second hand)

My 1190R hasn't given me any shit yet, and may never either, but theres no perfect bike that will never give you some problems.

Just make sure you research the history of your new bike WELL and have all the documentation and cross reference the service history with dealer at KTM before you buy it ok?

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 11:34:54 pm »
I contemplated buying a 690 and researched reliability too.

Suffice to say that I would not be comfortable buying a 690 with +25 000Km on its odo.
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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 07:43:59 am »
It's always the people who researched the 690 who have strong opinions about their apparent reliability issues, never the owners
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 07:44:22 am by Dwerg »
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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2015, 09:48:12 am »
It's always the people who researched the 690 who have strong opinions about their apparent reliability issues, never the owners
Subjective opinions might account for that.

@Skyfire: buying a 690 with 40 000Km on its odo is always going to be a gamble.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 10:17:44 am by wolf skaap »
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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2015, 12:01:34 pm »
Here's the question:  what year and what's the price?  There is enough 690s to go around that you don't have to buy a high mileage one unless there is real good reasons.
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2015, 01:36:29 pm »
It's a KTM...it's going to cost you anyway.

Whether it's not for spare parts or minor repairs, you will get sucked into the powerparts and power wear catalogues and spend all all your hard-earned cash on either anodized alluminium bling or power ranger accessories like helmets, jackets and gloves to match your orange monster!

Enjoy bud!

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2015, 01:44:07 pm »
KTM for Dummies  :imaposer: At least the marketing is top notch
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 01:45:43 pm by 1190 »
Smith & Wesson the original point and click interface
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2015, 02:06:53 pm »
LOL yeah yeah...

The bike is a 2012 690 and R80 000 but it does come with panniers and rally kit... :ricky:

Its in Namibia.... long story.... I'm busy buying mine so this one is for a mate of mine also looking for one.

Let me know what you think...

I probably should have asked from the start if its a good price!
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 02:09:49 pm by Skyfire »
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2015, 02:20:04 pm »
mileage?
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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2015, 02:21:36 pm »
40 000km ::)
 

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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2015, 02:35:57 pm »

this might give you a better idea, have a look at the list somewhere on page one
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/rtw-with-noah-on-a-ktm-690.781893/
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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2015, 02:41:53 pm »

this might give you a better idea, have a look at the list somewhere on page one
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/rtw-with-noah-on-a-ktm-690.781893/
Well, based on page 1, you can buy a used 690 with 80 000km on odo, and will still only need to do a couple minor fixes..
The 690 seems more reliable than an XT, XR or GS.

Go for it  ::)
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 02:47:26 pm by wolf skaap »
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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2015, 03:07:55 pm »
Nee bliksem vir R 80000 sal jy 1 kry onder die 10000km.
Ek het myne gekoop vir R82500 met 2500km op.



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Re: KTM 690 R Engine lifetime
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2015, 03:08:51 pm »
Nee bliksem vir R 80000 sal jy 1 kry onder die 10000km.
Ek het myne gekoop vir R82500 met 2500km op.



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