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Old 07-19-2010, 03:42 PM   #15
F650Dakar_Norway OP
What off-season?
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Norway, Scandinavia
Oddometer: 960
A few questions of practical nature:

- How does this bike behave in heavy rain with that uncovered foam air filter unit merely covered by the seat? I notice the 690 Enduro has a snorkeled all-covering air-filter housing in comparison. Cummo, Ludo, anyone else having done some rain experiences?

- Does it have a keyed ignition lock? ( Insurance based concern )

- No rev counter visible - but I reckon it's got a factory setup rev limiter for engine protection.

- Alternator output wattage? I wanna install KTM heated grips and an external 12v power outlet for emergency tyre inflation etc.
( I'll bring a basic emergency package with small portable air compressor, tyre levers and spare tubes - for those long mountain rides in deserted areas )

Later this week I'll test ride one (or two).
Making it street-legal raises some minor practical issues like the ones mentioned. Neither are showstoppers, btw
Current stable:
2010 BMW F800GS
2008 KTM 690 RFR
1994 Honda ST1100

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