Yeti1: Only problem with the 690 was a snapped chain on the last day. When the chain went, it trashed a couple links. After some hacking we realized we were lacking (poetry).........and we decided to tow the bike back to the truck. Just as we were getting ready to start pulling. Some other ADVr's pulled up (dustjunkie and company) with a motion pro chain kit and extra links (which is now standard equipment in my pack). We fixed the chain and enjoyed the rest of the ride. Thank You dustjunkie!