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Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Well I live in a way smaller city than Istanbul....

Well I live in a way smaller city than Istanbul. in fact we are neighbours. I live in Greece but I don't like scooters. Thank you for your feedback.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Actually, getting an Xchallenge and turning it...

Actually, getting an Xchallenge and turning it into an adventure tourer is rather intriguing. After all with a couple modifications to lower it a couple inches, it will be best suited for an every...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Thank you all for your valuable feedback and...

Thank you all for your valuable feedback and input. it is all appreciated.


Unfortunately at the time being I do not have the luxury to own a bike for long distance tours and one for short to mid...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
My riding experience on motorbikes is about...

My riding experience on motorbikes is about 5000km and all of them were on a bike with abs.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
also the G650gs suspension is more street biased...

also the G650gs suspension is more street biased compared to the other models I mentioned. and as far as highway riding I think it was mediocre.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
The G650GS I think lacks in terms of character...

The G650GS I think lacks in terms of character compared to the other bikes I mentioned.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Thank you for your input. I am not looking for...

Thank you for your input. I am not looking for performance bikes. I need an everyday bike with touring and off road capabilities.
R1200GS is more expensive and I prefer the more traditional 1150gs...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
BMW R100GS, the best compromise?

After I sold my G650GS, I was looking to get a bike and transform it into an adventure touring one. At first I was looking for a BMW X challenge but there were less than a handfull in my country and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,048
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Have you changed the front fender because of the...

Have you changed the front fender because of the lynx fairing?
and what dimensions are the A60 Excel wheels?
Black color is the way I will go if I ever manage to buy an Xchallenge...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 729,813
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
It is the lynx model from britannia composites....

It is the lynx model from britannia composites. You can find it here (http://www.britanniacomposites.com/index.php/productmenu/lynxmenu)...from canada.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 221,021
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Today I sat on a F800R 2010 model. I'm (5' 7" -...

Today I sat on a F800R 2010 model. I'm (5' 7" - 30"inseam) coming from a G650GS (2010), my first bike and the standing position felt a bit awkward to me. Although the seat seemed a tad lower than the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8,071
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Posted By r1d3rg652gs
If you shorten the shock by 1" then the seat...

If you shorten the shock by 1" then the seat height goes down 2". The lower seat is about 0.8" lower so you have 2.8" lower seat height. 36.6" stock seat height minus 2.8" is 33 3/4. I am 5' 7" and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
'cause I am a 5000km novice rider...my previous &...

'cause I am a 5000km novice rider...my previous & first bike was a G650GS.
Going from 31.5" seat height to 36.5" is a big deal.

Are you sure about the ground clearance figure? I googled both bmw...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
According to my measurements I will have to lower...

According to my measurements I will have to lower the seat height about 3" at least. With a lower seat I can achieve 1" seat height reduction. So the other 2" will have to come from a lower...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
This is great news. I want to compare it to the...

This is great news. I want to compare it to the 240mm of the F800GS


Somewhere I read that the static sag is 0 no matter the air because the air shock has the tendency to extend itself no matter...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Has anyone ever measured the stock ground...

Has anyone ever measured the stock ground clearance of the Xchallenge? nowhere to be found...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
The second one has Excel rims. I'm looking for...

The second one has Excel rims. I'm looking for the tire and rims dimensions...not the oem...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
You must be right. they look more like heidenau...

You must be right. they look more like heidenau k60 than karoo3.
The strange thing is that the F800R has a 120/70 17" front tire and a 155/80 17" rear.
K60 comes at the following dimensions

K60...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 221,021
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
check this configuration...it's from the bmw f800...

check this configuration...it's from the bmw f800 scrambleR touratech project. it looks quite dual sport as far as the tires....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Any chance to be Metzeler Karoo 3? Also I'd...

Any chance to be Metzeler Karoo 3?

Also I'd like to know the dimensions of the tyres and the wheels. They look like 19" in front and 17" at the rear...
which excel model is it and what's the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Sorry for reviving an old thread but I would like...

Sorry for reviving an old thread but I would like to know which tyres are the ones on the f800r scrambler from touratech...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 428,552
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Thanks, scott. Unfortunately my only bike...

Thanks, scott. Unfortunately my only bike experience is about 5000kms on the G650GS I had. and I live in a town that has too many tarmac downhills/uphills with extreme grade and elevation sometimes....
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 428,552
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
My inseam is about 31.5". If the seat height is...

My inseam is about 31.5". If the seat height is 91cm (unloaded) then with a lowering kit like this (http://www.metisse.de/lowering-kit-ktm-690-enduro-r.html) it is manageable. If it is 95cm I may...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 428,552
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
I think all seat height measurements refer to the...

I think all seat height measurements refer to the lowest point of the seat surface. I checked the photos but judging from my own experience on the G650GS (78cm seat height) and from what I see in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 428,552
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Thank you for your post but it's a bit puzzling...

Thank you for your post but it's a bit puzzling because in the official ktm page it says 91cm (seat height unloaded), check here...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 428,552
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
fellow 2014 690 enduro r owners, please enlighten...

fellow 2014 690 enduro r owners, please enlighten me on the following. What is the seat height at standing position of the bike? Is it 35.8 or 38 inches? I watched a youtube video and the measurement...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 39,286
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
After some searching I came up with this ->...

After some searching I came up with this -> http://mla-s1-p.mlstatic.com/parabrisa-ktm-640-690-enduro-universal-evo-9574-MLA20018109671_122013-O.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22,738
Views: 2,815,879
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Thank you for your reply. What is your height and...

Thank you for your reply. What is your height and inseam if I may ask?

Koubalink seems to be a nice option. 690 enduro r is considered to be a good basis for adventure touring. But a hydraulic...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22,738
Views: 2,815,879
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
I want to ask a couple of things regarding the...

I want to ask a couple of things regarding the 2014 model.
Is there a lower seat available?
How much does the 1 5/8" koubalink lower the seat height? Is it 1 5/8 exactly?
And can the Tractive...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 39,286
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Proscreen Dakar windscreen

Has anyone fitted a Proscreen Dakar windscreen to the Ktm 690 Enduro R? Is there any photo or picture to see how it looks?
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 428,552
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Does the 2014 model have a hydraulic preload...

Does the 2014 model have a hydraulic preload adjuster?
And what mileage you get on highway @65mph? around 60mpg or even better?
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
I owe an update to all those folks that gave me...

I owe an update to all those folks that gave me their input and useful infos on the lowering of an Xchallenge.
I had the chance to sit on a second-hand Xchallenge and take some measurements.
Tha...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
I am 187lbs with full gear on. I will check the...

I am 187lbs with full gear on. I will check the pressure of the airshock before I get on the bike. I guess the pump gadget was delivered to the owner of the bike with purchase of the bike. I will try...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Thanks for encouraging me. I am totally novice as...

Thanks for encouraging me. I am totally novice as far as motorbike riding. I have only around 5k km's experience with a G650gs and at the moment the tall Xchallenge will be a psychological challenge...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Thanks. I am trying to figure out if all the...

Thanks. I am trying to figure out if all the above are not known to the engineers I talked... anyway. I will report when I get on the motorbike.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
thanks a lot, fellow riders. The Xchallenge I am...

thanks a lot, fellow riders. The Xchallenge I am going to see has ABS and TCS according to the ad description. It's weird 'cause I know TCS was not available back then maybe for 1200gs only. but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
They (wilbers) say if you shorten the rear shock...

They (wilbers) say if you shorten the rear shock by 1" and want to lower the overall height of the bike by 2" it is too much and that the forks must be cut to match the lowering of the rear.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Do you mean the BMW one or the Wilbers one or...

Do you mean the BMW one or the Wilbers one or both?
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
aftermarket conventional shocks, lowering etc

watch out long post ahead.

I asked the authorised importer of bmw motorrad in my country to provide me with airshock length data but could only tell me wheel travel instead. Then he told me that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,599
Posted By r1d3rg652gs
Input appreciated. I contacted a seat customizer...

Input appreciated. I contacted a seat customizer and he told me that the Xchallenge seat cannot be shaved more than 3cm. there is not enough room for more, and then the seat comfort will be too...
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