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rockitman4x4 01-12-2014 07:13 AM

Keep the KTM 690 or get KTM 990 or 1190
 
OK fellow inmates, I need some input here. Saturday I was at the KTM shop getting my 2011 690 re mapped and like a good salesman the guy shows me the 2013 990 Baja. My 690 is completely tricked out, springs, FMF Q4 pipe, Wolfman bags, RR fuel tanks, seat. . Etc. So help me out what would you guys do and why would you do it. Thanks in advance for your help. :ear

xcflyn 01-12-2014 07:26 AM

I would move this to OC- this should not be in flea-market . But the real answer is have both :thumb

rockitman4x4 01-12-2014 07:29 AM

Keep the KTM 690 or get KTM 990 or 1190
 
I made a post in the wrong place, anyway I'll try again here. I was at the KTM shop on Saturday getting my 2011 690 remapped, and the nice salesman shows me the 990 Baja and the new 1190. Now that was just wrong. My 690 is tricked out, springs, RR tanks, seat, FMF Q4 pipe, Wolfman bags, Turatech racks. . . etc. So my fellow inmates what would you do and why would you do it. Thanks guys :ear

Elusion 01-12-2014 07:36 AM

Sometimes I wish I got a 690 when I'm riding tight trails. But then I realize that if I had got a 690, I would have wished I had a 990.

Grass is always greener ...

Jaimoto 01-12-2014 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elusion (Post 23200599)
Grass is always greener ...

Sounds like you are tempted by 990/1190 just because you don't have them, it happens all the time. I would love to have a white 990, if I had it I'm sure I'll be looking for an orange one.
And then of course is the question of intended use ...

sieg 01-12-2014 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckracer (Post 23200605)
Well said. It depends entirely on you and what you want to do on a motorcycle.

Yes! ^ We can't decide for you we don't know how or what you ride. :huh
But since you ask, I'd keep the 690 as the other 2 are pigs for what I would use the 690 for, and I already have a pig, F800GS.

steveWFL 01-12-2014 07:48 AM

the stable needs both :D

BigTony 01-12-2014 07:48 AM

990 owner here - if you're selling your 690 pm me!!

To the topic the 990 is pretty darn heavy in rough stuff but I've done some big rides on it (coast to coast and back in a short time hitting parts of the tat) that would have been really tough on a smaller bike with shorter service intervals

Having done those rides though, something lighter sure would be nice for some rougher trail riding in the sierra. Not that the 990 couldn't do it in the right hands though

steveWFL 01-12-2014 07:56 AM

both

nomad guy 01-12-2014 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steveWFL (Post 23200686)
the stable needs both :D


That what I did:clap

rockitman4x4 01-12-2014 09:26 AM

Well tks to you all. Good point that I didn't state in the first post. I ride in NV and UT mostly on FS roads I don't do very much of the trail stuff at all. Too old and too slow. Out in NV you have to have 300 range to get anywhere, that's why the RR tanks. Lots of two lane pavement with towns over 70 miles apart. The 690 is just OK as a highway bike but great off road. I am riding to AK this summer. Keep your inputs coming. :ear

Wonway 01-12-2014 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by rockitman4x4 (Post 23201554)
Well tks to you all. Good point that I didn't state in the first post. I ride in NV and UT mostly on FS roads I don't do very much of the trail stuff at all. Too old and too slow. Out in NV you have to have 300 range to get anywhere, that's why the RR tanks. Lots of two lane pavement with towns over 70 miles apart. The 690 is just OK as a highway bike but great off road. I am riding to AK this summer. Keep your inputs coming. :ear

Sounds like an Adventure would suit you well then. I loved my 690 but it sure was not comfortable for long rides on any kind of highway. The 1190 will probably have a bit more fuel range which should help. Since you aren't trail riding, the switch sounds like a no brainer.

оо. 01-12-2014 10:16 AM

Get used 990. Fit it with street tires and get 450 / 550 / 640 enduro with the leftover money.

Or

Get used 990. Fit it with knobbies and get crotch rocket or touring bike with the leftover money.

Or

Get 990, fit it with 50/50 tires and ride it anywhere anytime. Start exercising deadlift.

rockitman4x4 01-12-2014 10:37 AM

TKS l did post this over on O C. l wasn't sure where to post it . still a noob :shog

The Walrus 01-12-2014 11:36 AM

You should sell me your 690 for a sixer of PBR and get both the 990 and 1190.....:deal

Your dealer will appreciate my assistance.....:wink:


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