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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-02-2016, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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2016 690 Duke Update

KTM 690 Duke update: removed tank decals, swapped the mirrors for bar ends, tail tidy, removed passenger pegs, Remus underfloor Titanium exhaust. #braaaap

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-02-2016, 09:52 PM
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Very nice machine, Milky. If I was to make the slightest criticism, it'd be to find a couple of black socket head bolts (rattle pack Blacked) for the holes left by the pillion peg removal.

I have been told that Seattle has 3.5 non rainy days per annum; the Duke is all colours of fun in the wet.

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With the tank stickers gone it reminds me of my old 2005 SD990
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A word of caution. Assuming the 2016 is the same as previous years one of those bolts has to be there because it holds the two subframe halves together. I forget which one.
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A word of caution. Assuming the 2016 is the same as previous years one of those bolts has to be there because it holds the two subframe halves together. I forget which one.
the back bolt is twice as long as the front one , so maybe you are correct

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KTM 690 Duke update: removed tank decals, swapped the mirrors for bar ends, tail tidy, removed passenger pegs, Remus underfloor Titanium exhaust. #braaaap





Any fuel remap with the Remus? I'm between this and the full Akra. Significant cost difference. Any comments on performance from stock before and after. Also anything to share in terms of loudness. I think I read someone eluding to the fact it's the type that makes your neighbors want to throw nails in your driveway. Thanks, looks clean either way
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Any fuel remap with the Remus? I'm between this and the full Akra. Significant cost difference. Any comments on performance from stock before and after. Also anything to share in terms of loudness. I think I read someone eluding to the fact it's the type that makes your neighbors want to throw nails in your driveway. Thanks, looks clean either way
The dealer said they couldn't program a map for the bike, likely because it is a 2016. I hope by the time I go in for my first service that they can sort the map out. They also haven't received the Track Pack for the '16 either. Overall KTM has been slow to roll out software for the '16 Duke 690.

In terms of performance, the bike feels much more responsive in all RPMs, no complaints at all. I have not removed the baffle yet, but I plan on doing so soon. The bike is much louder than stock with the baffle installed. I am a big fan of loud bikes, so I love it. The neighbors won't be enthused, but I'm not too concerned about that.
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The dealer said they couldn't program a map for the bike, likely because it is a 2016. I hope by the time I go in for my first service that they can sort the map out. They also haven't received the Track Pack for the '16 either. Overall KTM has been slow to roll out software for the '16 Duke 690.

In terms of performance, the bike feels much more responsive in all RPMs, no complaints at all. I have not removed the baffle yet, but I plan on doing so soon. The bike is much louder than stock with the baffle installed. I am a big fan of loud bikes, so I love it. The neighbors won't be enthused, but I'm not too concerned about that.
How was the installation of the Remus? Got one waiting to put on when I get my bike.. As far as flashing new maps my dealer said they just flash the akrapovic maps from ktm for any sort of full exhaust changes..
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Any stalling issues with the Remus?


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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-07-2016, 03:07 PM
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KTM 690 Duke update: removed tank decals, swapped the mirrors for bar ends, tail tidy, removed passenger pegs, Remus underfloor Titanium exhaust. #braaaap





Did you install the booster plug or dealer fuel map after installing the Remus. Or neither and running it as is?
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