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12 minutes ago, Bryan Bosch said:

I like. The stock levers are so, so long. I hight have to go that route.

Let me know if you wanna try out the Midwest Mountain lever. It’s nice and short. 

 

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I got a good deal on the asv set and didn’t notice to much of a performance difference on the MME so I threw on the matching set instead 

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Finished up testing and review of my Antigravity Batteries Lithium Ion w/ Restart tech... Considering our bikes don't have a back up kick start lever, this is the best lightweight battery option IMHO:

https://thumpertalk.com/reviews/product/46488-antigravity-batteries-lithium-ion-battery-with-restart-technology/

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Busy weekend! I installed my Rekluse, cyclops LED bulb and temporarily put on the lower link just for the summer. Planning on getting my suspension done this winter. IMG_2654.JPGIMG_2655.JPGIMG_2657.JPGIMG_2660.JPGIMG_2663.JPG[/img]

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Just finished a 1k+ ,10 day Offroad ride on my 690 with 4 friends.

  We went from Stanley, Idaho ,North past the Yankee fork dredge to the end of the road at Tin Cup campground. Spent 2 days fishing Loon crk before headin NW to Josephus lake. Another 2 days fishing there. Wolves howling within 50 yds of our camp every night.

Dropped back down to Stanley, gassed up ,then North to YellowPine, Warren and Burgdorf Hot Springs. Camping a few nights at each place. Dropped into,the old Kimberly gold mine and lakes near Burgdorf. Cool old mining camp.

Slabbed it home from Riggins, Idaho to Montana on Monday. 300 miles of pavement on the 690 is not fun!

  Had zero issues with the rear tubeliss and MT-43. Ran it at 13.5 in the tire and 100psi in the inner bladder. Only had to add air once to the inner bladder. It only lost a few psi in 10 days of hard riding.

  The Rekluse clutch did have an issue tho. On the 9th day we were climbing up a rocky chute to get back to a dirt 2 track after exploring some high mountain lakes. The clutch had worked perfect for the last 2k miles.

  As I started up the chute it was slipping like crazy in 2nd and 3rd gear. Made it to the top by some miracle and adjusted the free play on the clutch slave. All good! On the way home on the highway I had to stop and adjust the slave 2 more times. In 6th gear at around 60mph, if you rolled on the throttle fast it would slip and go to around 6k rpm. 

  I pulled the clutch out the next morning after I got home and the discs were completely fried. Called Rekluse and talked to one of the techs. He said they have had some issues with the Radius X for the 690. He said they slip,to much when you are lugging along in the higher gears . He advised that you have to keep the rpms up, use a lower gear. Rekluse is sending me a complete new clutch..

Ran a straight edge on the inner and outer factory clutch hubs today. They are warped. Ordered new ones from the KTM shop where I work. Crap!

So, for those of you running the Radius X in the 690, use lower gearing when climbing or just putting down a road!!! The clutch needs a higher rpm to clamp and not slip!!! The Rekluse is an incredible clutch for Offroad riding. Especially on steep climbs.

Got my Xtrig preload adjuster in the mail the day I left. Put it on today, fun fun, especially if you have a lowered shock!! Adjustment is done on the left side of the bike, just above the header pipe. Rick with TT USA refunded me some of the cost of the Xtrig. They are now $188 for the 690

None of the shock spring compressors at 3 different shops in town would work on the 690 shock. I ended up using the ratchet strap trick using 2 rachet straps with no hooks. They come on the Polaris Sportsman’s to hold them down to the pallet. Worked perfectly.

 

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Hi everyone. This is my first post. Repaired a stripped thread! With about 150 miles on the clock I thought I'd change the oil before a weekend ride on my new 701 enduro. All went well until I reattached the left hand oil filter cover. One of the bolts just kept turning! Now I've never repaired anything like this before but I knew a dealer would charge a packet. So internet search, 5mm helicoil kit delivered next day and an hour of nervous tension later job done. Not difficult at all but obviously potentially very costly if a mistake is made. There's not a lot of metal between the edge of the hole and the edge of the case. All in all I think I'll be extra extra careful when starting my bolts from now on. Prior to this I had the suspension internally lowered about 50mm by Dr Shox in the UK and got a local mechanic to cut about 40mm out of the sidestand and reweld it back together. Bike now perfect for me. Will be using it as an adventure style bike with credible off-road capabilities. Have added RallyRaid soft luggage rack and intend to add the Nomad travel tower. Sold my 2 year old GS for the Husky. It's put the fun back into motorcycling

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20 hours ago, 25Shamash said:

Hi everyone. This is my first post. Repaired a stripped thread! With about 150 miles on the clock I thought I'd change the oil before a weekend ride on my new 701 enduro. All went well until I reattached the left hand oil filter cover. One of the bolts just kept turning! Now I've never repaired anything like this before but I knew a dealer would charge a packet. So internet search, 5mm helicoil kit delivered next day and an hour of nervous tension later job done. Not difficult at all but obviously potentially very costly if a mistake is made. There's not a lot of metal between the edge of the hole and the edge of the case. All in all I think I'll be extra extra careful when starting my bolts from now on. Prior to this I had the suspension internally lowered about 50mm by Dr Shox in the UK and got a local mechanic to cut about 40mm out of the sidestand and reweld it back together. Bike now perfect for me. Will be using it as an adventure style bike with credible off-road capabilities. Have added RallyRaid soft luggage rack and intend to add the Nomad travel tower. Sold my 2 year old GS for the Husky. It's put the fun back into motorcycling

Good job and welcome to Thumper Talk. :thumbsup:

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On 8/2/2018 at 7:21 PM, 25Shamash said:

Hi everyone. This is my first post. Repaired a stripped thread! With about 150 miles on the clock I thought I'd change the oil before a weekend ride on my new 701 enduro. All went well until I reattached the left hand oil filter cover. One of the bolts just kept turning! Now I've never repaired anything like this before but I knew a dealer would charge a packet. So internet search, 5mm helicoil kit delivered next day and an hour of nervous tension later job done. Not difficult at all but obviously potentially very costly if a mistake is made. There's not a lot of metal between the edge of the hole and the edge of the case. All in all I think I'll be extra extra careful when starting my bolts from now on. Prior to this I had the suspension internally lowered about 50mm by Dr Shox in the UK and got a local mechanic to cut about 40mm out of the sidestand and reweld it back together. Bike now perfect for me. Will be using it as an adventure style bike with credible off-road capabilities. Have added RallyRaid soft luggage rack and intend to add the Nomad travel tower. Sold my 2 year old GS for the Husky. It's put the fun back into motorcycling

I just had the exact same thing happen on the Right side lower Oil filter cover! The bolt just kept turning. Torque spec is 4.4 ft lbs. I didn't even get to 3 ft lbs before the threads in the Clutch cover died.

I'm gonna Time Sert it. Supposed to be better than a helicoil repair.

http://www.timesert.com/

I installed my replacement Rekluse Radius X clutch yesterday. Clutch is working perfectly again!

Found this new .pdf on the Rekluse support web site. Must read for anyone running the Radius X on a 690! Would have been nice if this would have been out last year when I installed the Rekluse. Note to self: Ride in lower gear, higher rpm!

https://rekluse.com/support-docs/NPDLC/1XX-XXX/193-XXX/193-2801 Riders guide for adventure-dual sport/193-2801 Riders guide for Adventure-Dual Sport.pdf

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jake rome said:

Fitted this bad boy on..... loud!

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I don't think mines that loud, but never had the original to compare it to. :excuseme:

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9 minutes ago, Force0321 said:

No thanks on loud.

I love my wings with the small insert in. Only semi loud when you really get on it.

I don’t have the spark arrestor in right now. Once I put it in it will be a little quieter. I have a Wings exhaust too but this FMF was just too gorgeous for me to pass up on. 

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