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KTM 690 Enduro FAQ

General Information

FAQ covers KTM’s 690 Enduro, or The 690E has several brothers: the 690 the 690 SuperMoto R, and a cousin in the form of the 690 All these bikes share the new-generation counterbalanced LC4 engine displaces 654cc. The 690 Enduro available world-wide in 2008. SuperMoto was available in 2007.)

that the Enduro and SMC are substantially the and can share most parts, but the SM is a different bike with parts interchangeability.

This FAQ Asked Questions) list is for reference only. I try to ensure the information is accurate, but I make no expressed or implied about the herein. Use at your own risk, and I no responsibility for any damage that may as a result of your use or mis-use of in this document.

I am not in any way affiliated KTM and this document is not an official KTM I also take no credit for the presented, as it represents the combined and experience of owners and fans throughout the world.

Model 2012

2012 saw the introduction of an 690E from KTM. The changes are an upgraded engine now displaces 690cc (versus the version’s 654cc), the better and instrument cluster from the non-R version, and a 1 shorter

Known Issues

Known are ones that are reported by a large number of users and seem to not be due to an out-of-spec part or a or assembly error.

Left Turn Signal Melting

happens only on North bikes because they use a rear fender and tail arrangement than the European The left rear turn is very close to the direct path from the tailpipe, so it starts melting in less 50 miles of riding. KTM hasn’t on a fix yet, other than to the signals under warranty, but are several expedient options:

Flexible LED turn signals Electrosport. These are small that they’re out of the way of the exhaust They’re also very so they should persevere most tip-overs. Unfortunately are not DOT certified, so if your state regular vehicle inspections could be a problem for you.

that because they are LED you may the optional relay to get them to at a reasonable speed.

Use zip ties the tail to pull both up and out of the way of the exhaust. You’ll want to put between the zip ties and the painted of the tail to prevent scratching.

Cut short pieces of

12 gauge and shove them into the half of the grooves of the turn stalk. Now wrap the stalk in tape to keep the wire from falling out. will force the stalk to upwards and out of the path of the exhaust

Cut a large rubber washer, you’d find in a common hose, in half and use it to shim the upwards at the mounting point.

There’s a fix. Dealers a factory bulletin describing a kit includes a new turn signal and angled mounts to move the out of the way.

Limited Turning

The maximum steering angle is small for an off-road bike, so in the best case it may be less you’re used to. However, are some adjustable stops keep the fork tubes hitting the body. You may be able to those to give you a bit more angle.

Limited Availability of the Endorsed Oil

KTM recently sent dealers a reminding them that the oil is of 10W-60 viscosity and has the JASO MA Oils meeting these are not widely distributed in North and not even every KTM dealer is stocking or using the endorsed Cross Power 4T 10W-60 Many people have using 50-weight oils no discernible problems, but the bikes are new and not many people have up a lot of miles on them yet.

It be safest to use the endorsed oil, while the bike is under

Note that there’s indication that KTM has used bearings in the new LC4 motor. Using instead of lead, provides strength than any other material, and it also resists better and is more thermally Silver bearings are more found in heavy duty diesels or jet engines.

Unfortunately, the in automotive and motorcycle motor (primarily ZDDP) will and eventually degrade silver they are specially stabilized. may be the reason behind KTM’s endorsement of the Motorex Cross 4T 10W-60.

Gas Tank Bushing

Some folks have that there’s as much as 1/4 play in the gas tank mounts and are about the durability of the mounts doing a lot of off-pavement riding. has it that alternate bushings (in not rubber) are available from the but no part numbers have revealed yet.

Dust in the Air Intake

Several have reported seeing of dust inside the air intake. unclear at this time there’s a problem with not being seated correctly, around the filter, or dust past the filter media. UNI has an alternative to the OEM pleated paper it can be ordered from KTM Twins. KTM has their own foam filter .

in my experience, the root cause of the is that the airbox snorkle warps and doesn’t seal to the airbox, allowing unfiltered air to get any filter. To fix this I’ve the Rally Raid foam air which gets rid of the snorkle and replaces it with a metal and a foam filter. The metal needs to be sealed to the airbox a good bead of RTV, but it the warped snorkle and ensures unfiltered air isn’t getting the airbox.

Note that the acts like a muffler for the noise, so the Rally Raid makes the bike fairly I’ve grown to like it, but be about the additional noise.

in the Gas Tank

Due to the 690’s unique filler location at the back of the there seems to be a problem dirt getting into the gas and then doing damage to the injector. KTM has a foam surround tries to seal the area a bit but folks who do a lot of off-pavement riding that dirt is still into the tank. Plus, the that cakes around the gas cap can fall into the tank if you careful about cleaning the before opening the tank

Finally, the keyed filler cap can get to open—it becomes tough to the key—and the caps will leak fuel when the is full or if the bike ends up on its

To fix this you can replace the locking cap and neck with aftermarket Renazco Racing makes one uses an Acerbis plastic


Second and Third De-restriction

The bike’s computer the engine’s power in second and gears, reportedly to address and noise regulations. However, you can a couple of wires to bypass feature. If you do this, be careful as the bike may tend to wheelie a more!

Looking at the left of the bike you will see a bunch of coming out of the top of the front sprocket Follow them up to the area the throttle body connects to the head. You will see a black

There are three wires out of the top of that junction. They are grey, black/green and yellow/brown. are three wires going the bottom of that junction light green, yellow/green and Unplug the yellow/green and the blue/red

The light green one is required for the light. The other two tell the the gear position.

Don’t cut the If you cut the cable ties you’ll enough slack to get to the connector Using some pliers, the wire, then twist and the cable from the black and it will come loose the connector attached.

It takes a bit of but then you can re-fit if needed. each connector end separately electrical tape to prevent and then re-tie the wires new cable ties.

Alternately, unplug the connector. held together with a locking mechanism. Gently a small screwdriver (like a screwdriver) to get it apart. It’ll more effort than you but not too much.

If you take a minute to the connector it’ll be pretty how it’s held together.

you’ve got it apart, look the male portion of the connector. see the three prongs, one for each With a pair of narrow grab one at a time (only the and blue/red) and pull as if you were to pull the wire further the connector.

The prong will out of position a bit. Pull a tad and it’ll work itself a farther out. You don’t brute force, just and steady force.

Once done, pull the prong and out from the back side of the It should come right and come out clean. It will a little trial and error is all take.

All you’re doing is the way the thing was assembled originally.

get brutal with it—it is not necessary. Trial, error and

Also note that have been some that the optional map for the Duke the second/third gear restrictor, but the map for the Enduro and SuperMoto definitely not de-restrict the bike—you must disconnect the wires.

Akrapovic Map

KTM has an optional computer map that’s to be used when the optional exhaust is installed. Your can update your bike’s map. Dyno testing has that it doesn’t significantly horsepower or torque, but it does run the with a richer mixture the rather lean standard

Some feel that the settings provide a little power down low and make the run a little smoother when around at lower RPMs.


These mirrors the 950 will work. It’s to replace the nut on the folding hinge a nylock, otherwise they to self-disassemble.

Tank Bags

Enduro Lite fits and if you route the standard straps the KLR-specific ones) under the stop brackets the straps get cut.

Electrical Accessory

There are two sets of powered available behind the headlight, ACC1 and ACC2. Each is by a 10A circuit. ACC1 is unswitched on) and leads to fuse #9 underseat, ACC2 is switched with the and leads to fuse #8 underseat. The wire of each set of leads is while the wires with a red are positive.

While you can connect low power-draw devices like to these wires, given small gauge it would be to use a relay for anything that a lot of current (lights, heated etc.).

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