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.