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I still don't have my bike yet. I assume the dealer does some assembly on them? If so, the rear signal lights aren't required in Idaho. I'm thinking about asking the dealer to tape the wires up until KTM comes out w/their fix. Any ideas? I'd rather just not have them on, instead of melting them. Thoughts???

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cover the back side lower portion with aluminum heat tape. doesn't look that bad or noticeable really and has seemed to pretty much prevent any major problems.

in my case, i am kinda hoping when i get my slip-on that it will kinda solve the problem. if so i will warranty a signal so i have a brand new one and be all set. i actually don't mind the look of the stock signals and don't plan changing them out unless i end up having to.
 

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New 690 smc mapping

have you changed your mapping yet? Should I wait to set to the advanced setting after the break in of 600 miles? Also what kind of slip on did you get.
 

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taping them can still result in melting of the turn signal

you can search the forum, there are a couple threads on alternative locations, small brackets made to mount them, no drilling or alteration....and as far as taping off the stock connectors if you elect no to have the turn signals on, not needed, its a connector, just leave it up inside the rear brake light area, ain't going anywhere and can't short out
 

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the clear portion of my lense is clouding up and changin color so I've relocated the signals. the heat tape works but you would have to cover the lense too.
 

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that's because you guys are using the cheap tape. I had my friends over at the Honda IRL shop send me the gold foil they use on the IndyCars and my lens is still perfect.
 

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mine isn't melted, i had some thick woven stuff on there, but still warped slightly....so just moved the signals which is too easy
 

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I have about 900 miles on mine. Ride it hard. And have burned my pinky on the muffler. But my blinker is still holding up fine! Sure, there is some slight brown on the lens near the bottom, but other than that, its OK. No heat tape or anything.
 

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it's not melting where the tape is. the clear part of the lense is hazing over from the heat.

that's because you guys are using the cheap tape. I had my friends over at the Honda IRL shop send me the gold foil they use on the IndyCars and my lens is still perfect.
 

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Take the rubber bushing between the blinker and the mount, and cut the bushing at an angle so the blinkers tilts up:thumbup:
 

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Making a bracket and lowering the signals takes about 30 min. and looks quite well. I had 50 mi. on mine when it started melting/ warping and turning brown. I lowered them and haven't had an issue with the lens even turning brown now. Also a good cleaner to use on the signal lense is Soft Scrub. It removes every bit of the brown and wont scratch the plastic.


 

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I do not own a 690 SMC, but how about this bracket:

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=2&L2=&L3=&L4=&item=MRX_NPBK&tier2=14

Attachment is via upper or lower license mounting holes. The turn signal mountings are adjustable in width. Comes in black, and also eliminates the time in having to fab one up.

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That would definitely work. Everyone whose light hasn't melted, I'll be the first to say that it's probably just a matter of time until it does. I hope that KTM will warranty them because they aren't cheap. I bought just the lense and the retail price is $23.79 excluding the mount and blinker/ wiring.

I wonder if the brains behind this design still has a job with KTM, must have been thought up first thing on a Monday morning or the last thing on a Friday evening.
 

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That would definitely work. Everyone whose light hasn't melted, I'll be the first to say that it's probably just a matter of time until it does. I hope that KTM will warranty them because they aren't cheap. I bought just the lense and the retail price is $23.79 excluding the mount and blinker/ wiring.

I wonder if the brains behind this design still has a job with KTM, must have been thought up first thing on a Monday morning or the last thing on a Friday evening.
if you paid $23.79 for just the lens then you just got ass raped. the lens itself retails for only $3.93. the whole turn signal with the wiring is only $16.16 retail. i just looked it up myself on the dealer site.
 

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if you paid $23.79 for just the lens then you just got ass raped. the lens itself retails for only $3.93. the whole turn signal with the wiring is only $16.16 retail. i just looked it up myself on the dealer site.
I paid $20.69, 15% off retail at the dealer. I'll have to check that out and raise hell with them b/c that sure is an ass raping if it's true. 600% up charge. What site did you check and what are the part #'s. post a link if you don't mind.
 

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I paid $20.69, 15% off retail at the dealer. I'll have to check that out and raise hell with them b/c that sure is an ass raping if it's true. 600% up charge. What site did you check and what are the part #'s. post a link if you don't mind.
i work for a dealer so i have access to the dealer site. i have off from work today but i went on from home because i knew that part didn't cost that much and i figured i'd give you the correct price. i went on, looked up the 690smc and all that. i can't give you a link but those ARE the retail prices on the lens and on the whole assembly.
 

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I had mine replaced...The box had $17 on the KTM sticker. I belive you :infrandom poked. My dealer took care of the cost :thumbup:
 
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