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Old 05-17-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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MY KTM 690 Adventure

Having been the previous owner of a KTM 990 Adventure, which I had to reluctantly sell due to medicinal purposes, i'd been looking around for a suitable lighter weight replacement. My extensive rersearch lead me to the only reasonable option available due to the demize of the very capable 640 Adventure, namely to build my own....a much more exciting prospect than simply buying an off the self bike.

Many have already chosen the KTM 690 as a base on which to add the nessacary essentials to construct the allround adventure bike, and for good reason. Thus I scowered the forsale coloums looking for a suitable 2nd hander with no luck. Fortuneatly a KTM dealer was able to get first dibs on the KTM press bike (the very one i'd been researching in one of our bike mags) and I was able to purchase it for substantially lower than new price.


I have now already completed most of the build but would like to pass on to other DIY bikers some ideas of how I turned this:



into this:




My list of add ons include:

Safari tank - 14ltr - mileage range approx 550klm
Rally Fairing
FMF Exhaust
KTM 990 front fender
Koubra 1 inch lowering link
Zumo 550 GPS & mount Bracket
Seat upgrade - essential!!
30mm bar risers
Scott oiler
KTM 690 Head light protector
KTM 690 pannier racks
Custom top box mount
Pelican panniers & top box
KTM 990 indicators
Front rim lock
Perrelli Scorpian AT rear tire
custom dash board including:
12v power adaptor
Relocated (Warranty replacement) speedo
Relocated Map control dial & housing.

I hope this thraed will be of use to anyone contemplating Adventuizing their KTM690.

Cheers
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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Good work.
Now transfer all the Kiwibiker thread over here....with large pics
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #3
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Good work.
Now transfer all the Kiwibiker thread over here....with large pics
Yeah. I'm getting worried about my thread now
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:13 PM   #4
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Good work.
Now transfer all the Kiwibiker thread over here....with large pics

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Old 05-18-2010, 01:10 AM   #5
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The Easy Bits

First bits to go on:

Safari Tank:





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Old 05-18-2010, 04:59 AM   #6
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How in gods name can you get 550km's out of a 14 liter tank ?



Unless that includes a refill
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:47 AM   #7
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How in gods name can you get 550km's out of a 14 liter tank ?

Unless that includes a refill
additional 14liters + 12 in main tank?? = 26l ??

simmilar at G650X Challange - 9l standard + 16 from safari = 25l ...
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Just can't stop yourself, can you?
Bad brakes?
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:01 AM   #9
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4 months latter but the boys are back...awsome days riding and some great sights!


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Even with the E's shorther setup mine still feels quite tall especially when you're negotiating steep single track. Momentum, a good line and bit of dutch courage will get ya through most situations.....most of the time decent tires are also a big help!
The lack of steering lock doesn't help.
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The lack of steering lock doesn't help.
...thats what those extra ponies under the hood are for, rear wheel steering
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...thats what those extra ponies under the hood are for, rear wheel steering
Does yours cough stall at low speed through little dips, much to the amusement of all following?
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Does yours cough stall at low speed through little dips, much to the amusement of all following?
Nope, mines smoother than Englebert Humperdink ? They are geared for higher speed hooning so if ya wanna ride trials style you have to use some skilled throttle control and a bit of clutch....or just give it the berries
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:23 AM   #15
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2009 KTM 690 vrs 1981 Z 750 LTD Kwaka comparison ....they both have a "K" in their name, there endeth the comparison



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