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Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,342
Posted By decooney
sure, just passing along what I learned back then...

sure, just passing along what I learned back then while waiting for Honda and Yamaha to get their act in gear - but it never happened for the 450 dual sport segment. Meanwhile KTM, Beta, kept...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,342
Posted By decooney
Actually, I was referring to '08 Beta as the good...

Actually, I was referring to '08 Beta as the good year starting with Beta for the RS bikes. It was the first year of Beta RS legalized in the USA using the prior year '07 RFS engine for KTM, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,342
Posted By decooney
'08 is good with the last year (best) KTM RFS...

'08 is good with the last year (best) KTM RFS engine. I had the 450RS, but I think the 525RS is best for dual purpose since you can gear it with 14/48, throw some MT21 tires on it if you do...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,342
Posted By decooney
Nothing. It was perfect. I regret selling it. ...

Nothing. It was perfect. I regret selling it. One of the best bikes I've owned once I got the suspension dialed in. Amazing handling. Super fun to ride.

As a plated bike, the problem was I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,342
Posted By decooney
Good to know. Former XR, DRZ, WR, Beta owner...

Good to know. Former XR, DRZ, WR, Beta owner here. I tried to ignore KTM for a long time. Almost went back to Honda for the XR650R and just could not deny the KTM 690 Enduro R any longer. Got tired...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By decooney
JustKip, at 6' tall and 220lbs riding in...

JustKip,

at 6' tall and 220lbs riding in that moderately flat stream/rocks setting you have pictured there on a GS today would be a piece of cake for you on the 690 Enduro in comparison.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By decooney
I see now. There was more to the story, now the...

I see now. There was more to the story, now the real details come out. You want the 350/500 EXC to ride with these guys now riding on 250-650cc bikes. I get it. :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By decooney
Velociraptor, Good to know. Keep us tuned as to...

Velociraptor,
Good to know. Keep us tuned as to how it works out over time. I use to ride my Beta 450 the same way, but it was not that much fun on the road getting there, and I got tired of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By decooney
Re/OP: "Do I want ANY of these 3, or a cheap dirt...

Re/OP: "Do I want ANY of these 3, or a cheap dirt bike to throw in the back of the truck to go trail riding, while keeping the GS for touring with 200 lbs of camping gear?"

Looking at JustKip's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By decooney
I was thinking something along the same lines...

I was thinking something along the same lines recently, wondering if KTM would produce something in concept like what Yamaha did with the WR250R making it a road worthy bike that could do some dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By decooney
The only time the 690 is overwhelming for me is...

The only time the 690 is overwhelming for me is when trying to ride fast in the tight/steep/rocky/advanced single track stuff. Gave it a go this past weekend. I proved to myself the bike can do it,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By decooney
I was in the same boat, considering a GS before I...

I was in the same boat, considering a GS before I bought a new 690 recently. As I learned this past weekend, the big difference is the 690 will do more difficult single track to my own amazement, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By decooney
Not so far at 400 miles. Rode the bike in 90-95F...

Not so far at 400 miles. Rode the bike in 90-95F degree heat in single track this past weekend with several fast and slow sections where the fans came on, and several stops in traffic on the way...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,516
Posted By decooney
Update: Hopefully I've answered my own...

Update:

Hopefully I've answered my own question to some degree. Now that I've owned my new '14 690 Enduro R for three weeks now, I've taken it on multiple road, dual sport, night rides, woods...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By decooney
I see. Thanks, now that I have a Kriega hydration...

I see. Thanks, now that I have a Kriega hydration pack, I see how that is possible but was also wondering if the jacket was cut (made) for extra room in back to accommodate a hydration pack...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By decooney
Hmmm, no replies. I guess it's not used that...

Hmmm, no replies. I guess it's not used that much.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,516
Posted By decooney
With KTM's owner running Husky, I'd like to see a...

With KTM's owner running Husky, I'd like to see a revised looking non-ladder style chassis by Husky with the KTM Duke motor in it, in some color other than Orange. :)

...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,516
Posted By decooney
Before I bought my '14 690, I seriously...

Before I bought my '14 690, I seriously considered the TE-610/TE-630 but good used supplies sort of dried up at the time. Good value for sure. Had a fun demo day on a TE-610 once on some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,516
Posted By decooney
Re: Platform Agree. The shared platform...

Re: Platform

Agree. The shared platform concept is ultimately one of the key factors that drove me to buy a new 2014 690 now sharing chassis/engine components with the Duke model. More shared...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,288
Posted By decooney
Looks like most dealers are sold out for a while...

Looks like most dealers are sold out for a while on the FMF Q4.

Or, they stopped production and doing something else, reconfiguring the brackets between the former 08-13 and new '14 single mount...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By decooney
KTM Race Light Pro Jacket (TPR hydration port ???)

Anyone here using the TPR/Hydration tube access port on the front of the KTM Race Light Pro jacket?.

See White port hole on the "K" in photo below.

- What brand/model hydration pack are you...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By decooney
edit-removed

moved to Equipment thread. Please disregard. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
I received another reply back from Tekvest in...

I received another reply back from Tekvest in response to my questions and original quest to find the most ventilated Tekvest version. Passing it along, FYI:

From Steve at Tekvest, quote:
...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
DONE. Thanks to all for your time and...

DONE.

Thanks to all for your time and replies. Decision made.

Purchased the Leatt Adventure vest and Leatt Hydration pack system. I can wear the vest underneath a jersey and wear a jacket...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
Pass!

Tekvest answers confirmed. Changes are coming in 2015 for good reasons, at a price. I'm gonna pass.

brokerbob,
Thanks. Yep, sounds correct. I contacted the folks at Tekvest and it appears...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By decooney
I think they are considering starting in...

I think they are considering starting in Antelope>Auburn>Georgetown>Forest Hill to French Meadows and back, or something like this. Probably more road than not I'm guessing. There will be a lot of...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
brokerbob, Thanks for sharing your...

brokerbob,

Thanks for sharing your experience with it. I have all Klim gear otherwise but not the vest, and have not seen it in person. I would consider the vest combined with a Camelback but...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
NVTS, No worries. It's all good feedback. ...

NVTS,
No worries. It's all good feedback. Actually, your testament to the Tekvest RallyMax is exactly what I was hoping for even though I found others stating something different about Tekvests in...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
NVTS, Here is another thread on Thumpertalk...

NVTS,

Here is another thread on Thumpertalk with posts by Tekvest owners complaining they are "too hot". Some do okay, while many others complain they are too hot and having to go to something...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
NVTS, I was serious about getting a Tekvest...

NVTS,

I was serious about getting a Tekvest until I read this thread and various posts by some serious riders with several complaints about it being "too hot", "too restrictive", "not that much...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
Just found this Zacspeed SP3, looks pretty good. ...

Just found this Zacspeed SP3, looks pretty good.

http://www.zacspeed.com/12site/usa/2012-sprint-r3.shtml


Anything else out there like this?
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By decooney
Who makes a Combo Chest/Back/Hydration unit?

Is there anyone out there other than Tekvest or Fly Racing who makes a quality all-in-one unit,

With integrated:


Chest/Rib protection
Back protector
Hydration system
usable in 100F...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,516
Posted By decooney
Thanks. It was fun to finally pull the trigger. ...

Thanks. It was fun to finally pull the trigger. Looking back at old posts when I was looking to stroke up my Beta to a 540/570, I must have studied this 690 bike for a year solid including a few...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,516
Posted By decooney
bought one.

Update:

So, I bought the 2014 690 Enduro R. I've ridden it a few days over the past week. It's definitely a bike in its own category. I have less than 100 miles on it but can already see how...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By decooney
Charlie/Scott, Looking at the site, Wheelie...

Charlie/Scott,

Looking at the site, Wheelie John over at GCDSR is planning a night ride on July 26th up to Georgetown for Pizza and back. It's probably more of a road ride up there, but sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,288
Posted By decooney
Thanks Sideup! Do you recall if it lined up...

Thanks Sideup!

Do you recall if it lined up easily, or did you have to lift or put any pressure on it to get it to light up with the hole?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,288
Posted By decooney
Sideup, If it's not too much to ask, could...

Sideup,

If it's not too much to ask, could you post a photo of your FMF mounted up on your 2014 690 E?

Not having a Q4 in front of me to look at, I'm assuming you slid the muffler forward or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,288
Posted By decooney
Re: FMF Powercore / Q4 on 2014 690 Enduro R. ...

Re: FMF Powercore / Q4 on 2014 690 Enduro R.

There is a difference.

The FMF Q4 045227 part label above showing 2008-14 is a label "ERROR" according to Josh at FMF today. They checked and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By decooney
Thx Scott, Operative word in this thread was...

Thx Scott,
Operative word in this thread was "dual sport". Sold my 450, and replaced it with a 690 intending to shoot for longer backcountry road/dirt road rides. "Big bike friendly" works for me....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By decooney
Hey Scott, Here in Folsom too. Just saw your...

Hey Scott,
Here in Folsom too. Just saw your post. I rode with GCDSR five years back, did the annual April 150s a few times sort of fizzled out as I recall. Good to know you are in the area...
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