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Author Topic: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)  (Read 20458 times)

Offline goodoltup

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #190 on: Jun 11, 2019, 17:08:06 »
New exhaust. I went with a company called Lextek. It was pretty cheap, 99, but it looks to be very high quality. It is reassuringly heavy, has good welds, and uses a pretty thick gauge stainless. The baffle is removable, and is a straight shot through. If it is too loud I may weld the baffle to have less of a direct route. I also ordered a link pipe that is of the correct diameter. This may need to be shortened or welded, we'll see.

Offline Maritime

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #191 on: Jun 11, 2019, 19:19:28 »
I like that pipe. Im biased though I got two on my gl that are similar.
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Offline killerx

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #192 on: Jun 12, 2019, 16:06:06 »
Pretty welds
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Offline cbrianroll

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #193 on: Jun 12, 2019, 17:21:59 »
What is your Ebay name? I may want some bits....

Offline goodoltup

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #194 on: Jun 13, 2019, 05:22:41 »
Hi cbrianroll,
My eBay name is jptupper, I will post here when I am ready to start unloading parts on auction. What is it you are after, I can tell you now if I still have it.

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #195 on: Jun 13, 2019, 15:28:13 »
Kinda want it all lol! I have a Duke 390 that's gonna get more offroad freindly hopefully. Not sure if the wheels will swap but I will need spoked wheels maybe the fork. At this point I'm thinking just handguards.

Offline goodoltup

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #196 on: Jun 17, 2019, 05:12:17 »
The harness is complete and all taped up. I used Tesa 19mm fuzzy tape. It looks really good. Admittedly I went a little overboard, as you cannot see hardly any wire insulator colors in the finished harness, but it does look really tidy. The harness is now back on the bike and the fiddly bit begins of securing all the harness tails to the frame and injector, and mounting all the ancillary bits like the starter solenoid, computers, and other sensors. But at least all components now have a credible plan of where and how they will be placed. Still some temporary cables on there for testing purposes, of course.
I had a chance to start the bike up and listen to the new pipe, wow, that is too loud. I will be fitting a db killer of some kind, the straight through design does absolutely nothing. It didn't even sound good, just loud and blatty. I will link to a movie maybe to show the sound difference when I am done.

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #197 on: Jun 17, 2019, 09:51:21 »
This is looking so good.
I can't wait to see it all finished up
get to work!

Offline Maritime

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #198 on: Jun 17, 2019, 11:49:29 »
Nice clean job on the wiring. Hope there are no shorts to have to trace LOL. But from the looks of it you should be good.
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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #199 on: Jun 18, 2019, 02:45:55 »
nice work!