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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,988
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Man, I wish I could remember where I read...

Man, I wish I could remember where I read this...there was a study that showed that semi trucks cause something like 99 percent of road damage. Passenger vehicles and motorcycles are essentially...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,154
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I never had any trouble with my 09 690R...over...

I never had any trouble with my 09 690R...over 21,000 miles. It was fantastic. Don't worry about the issues raised in the threads. 2 reasons why:

1. Very few complaints considering the amount...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,635,083
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I have the same iPhone case. It's pretty cool...

I have the same iPhone case. It's pretty cool other than the proximity sensor not working worth a damn now! They're developing (developed) a holder for it but I don't think I would trust it to hold...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,234
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I've ridden a 990 ADV a few times. Owned a 690R...

I've ridden a 990 ADV a few times. Owned a 690R for 21,000 miles (2010 vintage). Own a 500 EXC now. The 690R was a fantastic motorcycle. It was fast enough on the street and way overboard in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
My 690R was my first dirt bike and I found it was...

My 690R was my first dirt bike and I found it was just fine with some good handguards. I put on Cycra Pro-Bends and different mirrors and rode it...18,000 miles the first year and a half. The factory...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 44,480
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I just read this whole thread because it is a...

I just read this whole thread because it is a total trainwreck! :lol3

I would love for the Japanese manufacturers to really flex their muscle in the DS market...just like they did with the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,532
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
My 690 R is my only bike. It's fantastic! I...

My 690 R is my only bike. It's fantastic! I wouldn't be too pumped on riding two up, though. I've done a ton of commuting and long distance riding and a decent amount of dirt. The bike will probably...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,074
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Bend...that's close! I'll have to crash that...

Bend...that's close! I'll have to crash that party...and see how long it takes to get kicked out for riding a 690. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Thanks! Hopefully when things settle down I'll be...

Thanks! Hopefully when things settle down I'll be able to get a few more ideas out of my head and onto the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I have version 2 of this floating around in my...

I have version 2 of this floating around in my head...lighter and more compact. We'll see how long it takes me to get it done! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Bingo!

Bingo!
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
It's tough to drill a perfectly good Pelican box....

It's tough to drill a perfectly good Pelican box. Interestingly, these small Pelicans like I'm using aren't sealed up the same as the big boxes (o-ring). The little guys have a liner. Basically, the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Rally Raid Fuel Filler

I've put this off for way too long. I didn't like the cost of it when it first came out, but now that they sell it with a plastic cap, the price is a little easier to swallow. So, here it is!
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
CRG Mirror

I wasn't happy with the giant mirrors that came with the 690 so I ditched them. I went to a single bar end mirror from CRG. Their products are $$$ but they are made very well. I've crashed on mine...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Renazco Seat

It's been well covered in about every corner of this forum but I'll toss in my .02 as well.

RENAZCO SEATS ROCK!!

I've had mine for about 15,000 miles. The orange stitching is faded, the vinyl...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I'm planning to do a MAJOR cleaning on the 690...

I'm planning to do a MAJOR cleaning on the 690 this weekend so I figured I might as well take care of some upgrades while I'm in there. So, I went all crazy last night. I bought some new 'stuff'....
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I'll make some updates after this weekend. I have...

I'll make some updates after this weekend. I have some gear that I want to spout off about...maybe some ride photos...and more photos of the fairing. My main goal is to just get out and ride the crap...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I wondered if I could do that. It feels like the...

I wondered if I could do that. It feels like the majority of the weight is in the ballasts for the HID's but the casing does add some weight. I'll make a second version of this system...tuck the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I'll get more pics soon. I've been busy! I...

I'll get more pics soon. I've been busy!

I finally got my fuego's all wired up. Two 35W HIDs. :D I used FishFund's wiring diagram (page 1123?) and it worked perfectly. Thanks to FishFund for that!
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
The headlight system mounts to the triple clamps....

The headlight system mounts to the triple clamps. There are two bolts up top where the factory IC mount bolts to and two at the bottom that appear to just hold the plastic shield behind the wiring in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Random Tidbit

I don't really care for putting my helmet on the ground or hanging it from the peg or mirror. A carabiner works really well for hanging your helmet from the handguard. Maybe a little nerdy and OCD...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I'm considering doing a stubby little fairing as...

I'm considering doing a stubby little fairing as a protector for the instruments. It wouldn't offer up any real wind protection but it would keep road debris and roost off of the very plastic and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Done!

Done!
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
'Glove Box'

When I was using this bike as my DD, I needed to have quick access to bridge toll. I also don't like to ride with my wallet, keys, or phone in my pockets...falling on that stuff hurts! So, I decided...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Wow, thanks everyone! The lights and...

Wow, thanks everyone!

The lights and fairing were a 5 month project all on my 'free' time. I was a full time student (career changer) at the time...recently graduated, BTW. This project kept me...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Headlights and Fairing

I was unhappy with the factory lighting on the 690 so I decided to 'fix' it. I originally put on a 4" Fuego of the 55w halogen variety. It was a bit of a hack solution but it worked flawlessly for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Upper Tank Bolts

I broke my upper tank bolts about a year ago. I could have just purchased an upgraded replacement set, but I like to make things so I made my own. I looked at how the factory system failed and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,239
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Talking Bored Clerk's KTM 690R...not that you care.

I figured that I would start a thread on my bike and, well, whatever else I feel like spouting off about.

I can't illustrate why I bought this bike any better than this picture....
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 48,025
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Recognized pretty much all of that! There is a...

Recognized pretty much all of that! There is a lot of good dirt to be had from HR to TD and north of White Salmon. Will be out there riding again when most of the snow melts.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Those cases are retailing for something like $400...

Those cases are retailing for something like $400 each. I have pretty much the same setup thats in the photo above on my 690R. They were great for commuting and take all of about 30 seconds to take...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,303
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Over in Road Warriors there is a guy with a...

Over in Road Warriors there is a guy with a trailer for his sportbike (GSXR 1000?). It looks fine to me and doesn't seem to cause any issues with handling. Looks to carry quite a bit of stuff as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
KTM of Gresham in the US has a new one on the...

KTM of Gresham in the US has a new one on the floor.

635 East Powell Boulevard
Gresham, OR 97030-7613
(503) 667-3970
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,455
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
690R is a great choice for what you're doing (or...

690R is a great choice for what you're doing (or want to do). I put on a Renazco seat and a good headlight...that's all you need (and I stress the NEED part). I love that bike. It's my only one and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,597
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
You have a great bike! If you are not absolutely...

You have a great bike! If you are not absolutely sure about what you are doing, take it to a competent KTM tech. It's worth finding one in your area. They will have that bike ripping fast and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 40,870
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Sorry if this was covered already. But I noticed...

Sorry if this was covered already. But I noticed that your aftermarket front sprocket is chewing into the chain slider...and that you may have a slight oil leak at the countershaft sprocket seal. Be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 681,324
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
I don't. Of course, I got my cases (KTM/TT) for...

I don't. Of course, I got my cases (KTM/TT) for free so I wasn't complaining. :D I have the 35L versions and wouldn't want a skinnier one than that because mine fill up fast for commuter duty. All of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,168
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
A good dealer will set it up right before you...

A good dealer will set it up right before you even take it out the door. That includes de-smog, gut the pipe, re-gear, and re-jet. Yes, there are dealers out there that will do this as part of buying...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 31,931
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
Turned 15,000 miles today on my 09 690R. I had...

Turned 15,000 miles today on my 09 690R. I had one instrument cluster replaced under warranty and I've gone through 3 tail light bulbs. Lemon for sure. My only complaint is that I don't have another...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 3,346,730
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
My motorcycle travel days are few and my pics are...

My motorcycle travel days are few and my pics are fewer, but this will always be a great ride memory for me....
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,868
Posted By 1 Bored Clerk
It's the usefulness of the motorcycle that really...

It's the usefulness of the motorcycle that really shines on daily commuter/sole transportation duties. Consider where you're going to store your riding gear when you're off the bike. Not all of us...
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