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Old 01-17-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question 690 Rally Replica questions...



Can this bike be adapted for average enthusiast consumer usage?

That is; can it be carb-jetted and run adequately stable and used as a street-legal vehicle by a gravel/dirt-enthusiast desiring its raw rally-bike functionality?

Or would short & expensive service intervals and expensive special factory consumable parts be prohibitive etc?
I have a conception of this bike being light, rideable & easy to strip down for self service and rugged enough for fire-roads and woodland dirtroad work.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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...Can this bike be adapted for average enthusiast consumer usage?...
You will probably get moved to "Thumpers"...

The bike you are inquiring about is street-legal...standard LC4 fair...long maintenance intervals and all.

However, you're looking at about $35,000 to $38,000 U.S.D. That's a bit much for your average gravel road traveler, in my very humble opinion.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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Yeah!
If it wasn't for the hefty pricetag I would own one for sure!
The day i can get my hands on a 690 Adventure I will be the first in line to buy one.
This option is also available but also way too expensive....
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:06 PM   #4
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...The day i can get my hands on a 690 Adventure I will be the first in line to buy one...
Start training for that moment right now...

First, try to be the first in line for the release of the next "Call of Duty" game. Once you have mastered that, try being the first in line for tickets to the next "Hannah Montana" musical. After that, you can move-on to the advanced stuff (like first to acquire tickets to a Jonas Brothers' concert). All these small steps might prepare you to deal with the waiting lists that will ensue when (IF) KTM does decide to release the "690 Adventure".

Gentlemen,

I searched for this for quite awhile. I almost gave-up. However, here it is. Enjoy...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=512213
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #5
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I'm aware of the price tag etc. Just wanted to see if anybody had pointers about service intervals, parts availability etc. I've seen a few ads with some of these and wondered if anybody had practical user experience with a Rally Replica - in case one should land in my hands. I'd be more than happy to own and ride one extensively.

I do 40 000km's a year on bikes - including 10 000km during the winter - but a beast like these would be a dream come true in many respects. Most of all I'd like the quick-detachable fairings and relatively robust front assembly with a far more solid and crashworthy function than my 800GS - which has proved to have a soft ( and expensive ) soft jaw when something hits the front lights at specific angles. If I see correctly the 690 Rally Replica has projector lights and a more solid, metal-based instrument/light assembly frame being more stress- and crash-tolerant once (not when) a crash happens.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #6
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...and wondered if anybody had practical user experience with a Rally Replica - in case one should land in my hands...
With any luck, "LukasM" will see this thread. He is a very knowledgeable guy (with all bikes), and has a relative who actually owns one of these (which has given him some quality "hands-on" time with this machine/690RR).


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...and a more solid, metal-based instrument/light assembly frame being more stress- and crash-tolerant once (not when) a crash happens.
As I'm sure you already know, that frame is pretty standard on most "true" rally bikes. I don't think that the frame has as much to do with crashing as it does with getting the weight off the bars (thereby preventing some crashes ).

Good Luck. I hope that you get one, and post pics. when you do.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:13 PM   #7
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Nice looking bike.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:26 PM   #8
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one more - nice and cool this evening - been hot


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Old 08-22-2010, 03:37 AM   #9
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #10
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The Mojavi day pack works great for me it , I use it on three bikes 690RR, 690R and a 300XCW. with tools water bottle, folding saw ,snacks and small fuel bottle for the 300.I have yet to have this pack move give up its contents on very nasty trails. Don,t be fooled by the photos of gravel road we ride the good stuff,Dave is a true adv. rider,someone who seeks adventures ask the people who ride with him,
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:07 PM   #11
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Thanks, folks. That Mojave saddlepack looks perfect for day-trips. I'll step up and order one soon. Excellent adv-rider concept that suits my needs perfectly! Easily extends the versatility of this motorcycle since a luggage rack is totally out of the question.

Question for Steve:
I got a pair of db-killers from Pal Anders Ullevalseter when he kindly gave me some tips on roadbook nav and ICO-usage.
They're still too loud for my prefs and look exactly like these on Ludo's ad:

Q: My question is what muffler inserts you got and if you had to rejet the carb and/or retune it using a dyno etc.?
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:32 PM   #12
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Yes for shure you will get bubbles. May be a foil with small holes could help
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:14 PM   #13
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The Akra verdict after a 70 km ride and no rejetting: Noticable loss of torque, hp and engine response with the db-killers.
I'll remove the latter and see what happens since the beast looses too much character in its most ear-friendly configuration.

I reckon a dyno-based rejetting is required here.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #14
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@norway,

No question, Acras look best.
But power and torque? No chance.
Previously I had an engine with 790ccm, 75 horsepower, torque 90nm
and the exhaust was very loud.
SR Racing has done 2 muffler me then, lawful
80HP-98Nm!

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #15
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Thanks for posting, that subframe is genius. The lack of luggage racks (as well as cost!) really turned me off the RR (i am going the other direction adding rally bits and carbs to a 690e)
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