The read outs like speed would disappear but the rest stayed on, there was also the occasional black box of pixels where numbers should be. I was looking at the latter, when pulling the trigger on my 690 in 2013. My stab in the dark is that the oil is getting sucked into the airbox via the crankcase breather and burnt off that way. Apparently I'm not alone in noticing the 2016 model appears to be somewhat less stable than the 2015, which is the opposite effect to the changes that KTM claim to have made. Become a Contributing Member here. Some foreign types round here might not reckon it's too loud but to UK ears it's bloody deafening. You can get the pro shift kit if you find it difficult to adjust your shifting style, good reports for the kit. It may behave somewhat differently if I remove the O2 mod. Trevor, South Africa Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. My 2014 690 duke engine completely let go on me and left me stranded in the middle of bfe. Can't see your pics but I think you're referring to a well known issue that is easily resolved by replacing the stock bolts with either a cable tie around the top rad mount or using the soft plastic 6mm number plates screws we have in the UK. "It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" by Mike54 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:54 pm, Post Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers. by Billy Bananahead » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:05 pm, Post Scotland. Kev's O2 mod... this has mostly improved throttle response and engine feel between 3-4000RPM, but it comes with two quite big caveats. I've had a fair few scary moments on the 690 with it feeling like it's just about to tankslap. What turns you on to motorcycle travel? Or clutch? Ladies on the Loose! "This is the answer to all my questions." Dreaming of a motorcycle trip to distant climes? Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form. When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site. Also I've been strangely wary of the rear tyre seeming to squirrel all over the place like I've got oil on it, when riding on anything other than smooth tarmac. Reject the bike and get your money back - (thumbs). don't want to pay the extra if it's not that much better. ↳   ABR Midlands Rally 2015 - 24th, 25th and 26th July 2015. It's *loud*. Ok it’s not really for competition use but as road going Supermoto bikes go the new KTM 690 is king. In my experience you just get used to being more positive with the upshift from 5th to 6th. On my last trip to egypt radiator broke. Wondering what this motorcycle adventure travel gig is all about? The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Details... We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown a hobby into a full time job and a labour of love. My experience with false neutrals is that they diminish over time and experience with the shifting on any bike new to the rider. is 5.5 hours of tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike & deal with breakdowns and emergencies. 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I don't know if the Singapore delivered KTM's are subject to an Austrian QC but I think the local dealer is aware of some issues and sorts them out pre delivery. NOW SORTED. We've run out of cool slogans for the HU T-shirts, so we're holding another slogan contest. Range indicator said 17 miles left in tank (it was bone dry when it conked out with no warning at all). Unfortunately you can also tell that the standard fuel map doesn't quite agree with it, with a new found hesitancy at the point the closed loop switches to the open loop and the throttle response isn't quite so perfectly sweet any more. Horizons Unlimited Presents! Or even technique? Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1. It also frequently sounds like it's going to stall when I slow down after a blast or I'm filtering.

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