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Old 01-18-2010, 10:26 AM   #12
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What off-season?
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Norway, Scandinavia
Oddometer: 960
Originally Posted by David P.
Only you can decide whether or not the bike is worth it. It is a RACEbike and not a tourer and will of course require a lot more looking after than a standard 690.

Hope it helped.

(I'd never use one as a commuter! )
My only real concern is actually if the 690RR carb need constant rejetting - depending on temp, humidity and altitude etc. The expensive parts sound familiar and the fabrication qualities sound nice for longevity. Which parts are the expensive ones, BTW?

Digiman: Thanks for the tips. Building an aftermarket-based 690 Enduro rally bike sounds like an excellent and economically sound alternative. That way carburetor rejetting etc. should be factored away from the project.

But heck, I simply like the raw and clean design concept of the 690RR. The big grin on any owner's face can only be stopped by the adjacent ears...
I mean, the darn thing is actually raced in the dunes by our enduro heroes and the ownership pride should be unmeasurable and infinite.
Current stable:
2010 BMW F800GS
2008 KTM 690 RFR
1994 Honda ST1100

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