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Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,589
Posted By mickwheeler
Commuter? Yes.

I got my 2009 690 R with just over 900 miles on the ODO. Over the past 30 months, I've put nearly 100K miles on it with few issues and only a few modifications.


The intake rocker arm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 142,368
Posted By mickwheeler
In a word: reliable

I realize this thread is about the 2012 model, but I wanted to provide my experience with a 2009 model to lend some perspective.

I've owned my 2009 690 Enduro for less than two years (purchased in...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,815
Posted By mickwheeler
A possibility...

I use a RAM Mount Aqua Box (with handlebar clamp) and it's been bulletproof, both on and off road. I've pressure washed the bike (and the Aqua Box) with my phone inside with no water incursion. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By mickwheeler
A late answer...

...but since I'm staying late at work to do this very repair, I thought I'd post a quick reply (albeit late).

To replace the water pump seals:

Remove the water pump cover.

Remove the water...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,571
Posted By mickwheeler
Definitely re-map with new silencer...

These bikes are mapped VERY lean from the factory to meet EPA standards for emissions... putting a new silencer will open up the exhaust flow, causing it to run even more lean. The EFI will try to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By mickwheeler
Dual sport options

As a dual sport rider, I would appreciate more options instead of fewer. Though that's also true of any product I buy.

There's a reason that car dealers are usually co-located with other brands,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,164
Posted By mickwheeler

With very little additional effort, the 2008 headlight and mask can be installed on 2009-2011 models. Since the 2008 model has a larger reflector and uses a 55W/60W H4 bulb (rather than the 35W...
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