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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,876
Posted By DrKayak
Another impulse buy --- ...

Another impulse buy ---

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4864214074.html

First used Free Ride in the U.S.?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-29-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By DrKayak
I had a $120 Garmin car GPS mounted to the dash...

I had a $120 Garmin car GPS mounted to the dash of a KTM 950 for 4 years. All kinds of high speed dirt road abuse. No problems. I just stashed it in the tank bag for the few heavy rains I got caught...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,431
Posted By DrKayak
Next to a MT-21 on my 690. ...

Next to a MT-21 on my 690.

http://i.imgur.com/bHRiicj.jpg

Compared to a MT-43 on my 450.

http://i.imgur.com/5Hbe1mr.jpg

Looks plenty big for the 690 to me. :deal
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,431
Posted By DrKayak
Ordered mine yesterday :clap

Ordered mine yesterday :clap
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,431
Posted By DrKayak
Cool, it does not look too small/narrow? I saw a...

Cool, it does not look too small/narrow? I saw a guy was running a MT43 on a 690.. sounds crazy.. although the MT43 is my go-to tire on my 450.
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,431
Posted By DrKayak
Cool... do you still have them in stock?

Cool... do you still have them in stock?
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,431
Posted By DrKayak
Any thoughts on running this tire on a KTM 690?

Any thoughts on running this tire on a KTM 690?
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By DrKayak
I run the LED light directly off the bike's DC...

I run the LED light directly off the bike's DC with the transformer. The battery pack is not used.
Forum: Trials 01-13-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By DrKayak
4 hours on high for the basic 1 LED light and 4...

4 hours on high for the basic 1 LED light and 4 cell battery pack.

I think the 3 LED unit would last 1 hour or so with all 3 on.
Forum: Trials 01-13-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By DrKayak
All depends which bike and street or dirt. I...

All depends which bike and street or dirt. I don't think a helmet light is cool on the street. Easy to blind other travelers.

For trail riding when expecting riding in the dark the 3 LED Flood on...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By DrKayak
I'm really into the latest LEDs. Here's my...

I'm really into the latest LEDs. Here's my recommendation --

http://www.amazon.com/RioRand-Bicycle-HeadLight-Flashlight-Headlamp/dp/B00RWCK6GC/ref=pd_sim_sg_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=02J2EX0SN23XN0SJRQHT
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By DrKayak
KBB retail is only $6,200. I make a rule to never...

KBB retail is only $6,200. I make a rule to never pay over book value here in CA which is generaly higher prices than other parts of the U.S. The low miles does not add a huge amout to the value.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,304
Posted By DrKayak
Convert a 690 over a 500 for sure. The engine...

Convert a 690 over a 500 for sure. The engine life is 3x or more on the 690 and the 690 still feels plenty like a dirt bike on the street.

I wore out a Husky SM in one year commuting.. too...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By DrKayak
Try this.. ...

Try this..

http://www.openmapchest.org/instructions/

I have 3 set loaded on my 650. Can not activate multiple maps as a semitransparent layer over another map. I can easy switch map sets.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By DrKayak
I believe 12 and 13 are identical bikes. So don't...

I believe 12 and 13 are identical bikes. So don't pass on a deal on a 12.

The rocker arm issue is a metal quality issue. Easy to keep and eye on when you check the valves. As with all issues like...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, typo... fixed it.

Yep, typo... fixed it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By DrKayak
2012-13 are the best 2011 second best Lack...

2012-13 are the best
2011 second best

Lack of the turning radius update discounts the 2009-10
ABS and no TuneECU discounts the 2014 and up.

The choice is clear. :deal
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,820
Posted By DrKayak
I have been an Etrex 20 user since it was...

I have been an Etrex 20 user since it was introduced. Many features were fixed over time. It actually works pretty good.. but I'm ready for something better...

Only took me a few hours of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By DrKayak
I hear the Husky is sprung softer, linkage on the...

I hear the Husky is sprung softer, linkage on the rear, and possible a few minor engine mods to make it more of a dual sport. While the KTM remains a full on performance dirt bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By DrKayak
Tons of space for the LED fan on my 07 450exc. ...

Tons of space for the LED fan on my 07 450exc.
Tight fit on my 2011 690 Enduro. Still worth the effort.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,161
Posted By DrKayak
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012270&page=6
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By DrKayak
My 07 450EXC factory head light has a H4...

My 07 450EXC factory head light has a H4 standard. I still thought it sucked. .. The Cyclops LED upgrade mentioned above is much brighter than the stock H4. Uses less power too.. great upgrade for a...
Forum: Trials 12-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,228
Posted By DrKayak
Not sure if I would get in trouble if I gave up a...

Not sure if I would get in trouble if I gave up a secret trail that was devastated by the King Fire. I better error on the side of don't tell.... the keepers of the secret trails know who I am.....
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,426
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, FMF Q4, Evo1 air box lid, remap to Evo1...

Yep, FMF Q4, Evo1 air box lid, remap to Evo1 map... done. zero issues.

As to the OP. Depends on what you use the WR for and if you want the excessive HP of the 690. :eek1

As a dirt bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By DrKayak
You can do real single track on the 690.. :deal ...

You can do real single track on the 690.. :deal


http://youtu.be/876MU26qQhc?t=10m51s
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By DrKayak
Cool,, I sold my 950 to get a 690. I ride the 690...

Cool,, I sold my 950 to get a 690. I ride the 690 so much more and go out all the side trails I found on the 950 but was chicken to ride.. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By DrKayak
Yes, my 2011 has the dents too. Be warned -- the...

Yes, my 2011 has the dents too. Be warned -- the 2010 is the last year with the poor turning radius. This was improved on the 2011 and carried forward to the newer models. I am sure of this.. You can...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By DrKayak
I have not looked at the oil flow diagram for the...

I have not looked at the oil flow diagram for the 690 (if there is one). Still, I would bet $$ if there is a blockage to where the front screen passage is not flowing .. you would have bigger issues....
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By DrKayak
It's all the same oil from the same engine....

It's all the same oil from the same engine. Right? I bet your perception of the oil draining from the front screen is due to lighting. Shine a flashlight thru the oil as it drains and it looks quite...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,203
Posted By DrKayak
Depends on your definition of "Dual Sport". For...

Depends on your definition of "Dual Sport". For me dual sport is 50/50 - equally fun on dirt and street. That's the KTM 690 for me. It has the HP to thrill on the pavement and can be ridden as a dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 42,548
Posted By DrKayak
I went thru the same deal looking for a new 2013....

I went thru the same deal looking for a new 2013. tons of adds on Cycle Trader and not a single new bike to be found. Have not looked at Cycle Trader since. :puke1


My advice is to find a used...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20,675
Views: 2,432,353
Posted By DrKayak
I did not use the boot, I used silicone around...

I did not use the boot, I used silicone around the edge of the Cyclops LED to seal it and hold the bulb secure. I cut the parking bulb off the old wiring harness to plug that hole... and put a bule...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By DrKayak
I run heated grips with no problem. I wired the...

I run heated grips with no problem. I wired the 690 for my Gerbins but have not needed it yet. I expect the 690 will run both. I always add a volt meter so I can monitor the voltage drop as I add...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By DrKayak
Back to the original question --- The 690 is fine...

Back to the original question --- The 690 is fine even on the interstate under 80mph even with DOT knobbies.. But it feels like a big dirt bike. If comfortable is your thing you will hate it on long...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By DrKayak
The 690 was born a Supermoto then later offered...

The 690 was born a Supermoto then later offered as an Enduro version. It is amazing on tight little paved roads. Faster than my KTM 950 was.

But... the real answer to you question is... get a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 374,037
Posted By DrKayak
You broke them crashing on dirt? Better get real...

You broke them crashing on dirt? Better get real metal hand guards if you are using your 690 as a dirt bike. I put the KTM ones on day 1. The OE plastic ones are just for looks..

It's a big bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 1,532,833
Posted By DrKayak
The Cyclops was a tight fit on my 2011 690. Fan...

The Cyclops was a tight fit on my 2011 690. Fan depth issue. Only issue once installed was the screws on the fan cover vibrating out. Replaced them and thread lock... Love it.. so much I put one on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By DrKayak
I would bet $$$ it being caused by the rubber...

I would bet $$$ it being caused by the rubber bumpers on the seat pan at the battery box comming off. Then once the rubber bumpers are gone the pan can flex and break.

My rubber bumpers were...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,817
Posted By DrKayak
I would be very disappointed in KTM if they think...

I would be very disappointed in KTM if they think there is a market for this bike in the U.S. and not the Free Ride..

Models like this would be beginning of the end of great dirt bike company.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By DrKayak
What year?

I'm guessing you are talking 2009-2011? I would agree.

I flipped the rubber loops around so that you are pulling the loop part thru behind the fork tube and not the fat notch part that the loop...
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