2010 KTM 690 Enduro Review - part 4 Subscribe

See part 3 here: 2010 KTM 690 Enduro Review - part 3 or read from beginning: 2010 KTM 690 Enduro Review.

2012-08-24 Update Few days ago I took it back to the dealer, as the warranty they gave me was about to expire, to look into the stalling issue. They said all they did was adjust the throttle play and I picked it up this morning and must say, it felt better: the idle was not so low anymore.

However, just as I got to work, the thing died suddenly and refused to start. I pushed it to the parking. It started after about 1 hour. They sent a truck to pick it up and look at that problem.

He he. Not that happy now, eh?

2012-08-27 Update it's the fuel pump. They're on backorder until Sept.22 so I'll pick up the bike and don't drive too far until then :).

Here's what I gather:

  • the stalling when it refuses to restart, when hot it's from the fuel pump.. The fuel pumps are crap and should be replaced just because.
  • the other stalling when it restarts asap it may be due to the pump but more likely to an improperly adjusted throttle. When the dealer re-adjusted the throttle play, the idle was in fact better (although I only drove the bike like 10 minutes).

2012-10-04 Got it back today - I don't like throttle play at all - there's no way i can keep my wrists low, finger on the brakes and roll on/off with so much play. Anyways, they should've put in a new pump...

2013-05-28 Final update: I do like the bike now, put 1,500km on it, but I am trading it in for a KTM 990 SMT. Read more about it and the conclusion on the 690 here: Upgrading the KTM 690 Enduro for 990 SMT and the detailed 990 first ride here: KTM 990 SMT vs Ducati Hypermotard.

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By: Razie | 2013-05-28 .. 2014-09-25 | Tags: post , motorcycle , review , KTM , 690


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