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Old 01-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #1606
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a us friend once told me, " we are converting to metric you know, we're just getting there inch by inch"
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #1607
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:52 AM   #1608
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Hey guys, I just want to say how much I appreciate the effort everyone has made getting the word out on the 690 and the great mods and designs people have been coming up with. Really made my decision to buy one a lot easier. I don't have much to add, as I just got my 2012 home from Atlanta this afternoon. I haven't read every post in this thread, so if this is old information and I missed it, my apologies.

We have a set of certified NASCAR scales at my airport that we all use to do the weight and balance calculations on our airplanes (TWO hobbies---is that great or what?). While it was easy, I took the opportunity of weighing mine bone stock. I topped it off prior to weighing (dealer had removed the canister stuff only), otherwise it's literally as I rolled it out of the showroom (KTMWorld, Alpharetta, GA). See the pix below for a shot of it still on the floor last night (got there too late to pick it up) and this afternoon:







As you can see, the scales show a total weight of 335 pounds with 45.1% on the front wheel (151 lbs) and 54.9% on the rear wheel (184 lbs). If the specs are correct that the fuel capacity is 3.17 gallons, then that would account for right at 20 pounds of that, giving an otherwise "all-up" weight before fuel but accounting for engine oil, coolant, fork and shock oil, etc. of 315 lbs.

That seems very consistent with the factory specified "dry weight" of 142 kg/313.1 lbs.

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So what will be your first mods?

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #1609
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Great question! I have a huge list of stuff I'd like to go for but when I added them all up they were also a huge fraction of the price of the bike! Damn, this stuff is expensive. At least you don't have to spring for much if anything, in the way of engine, wheel, brake, and suspension work---although I probably will start out with a lowering link (it's a bit tall for me). Then in no particular order (I'm interested in adventure riding, not Rally racing): Touring windscreen, folding mirrors, Scott's, Rally Raid 9.5 liter aux tanks, Touratech bash plate, Wings or Akra exhaust, flush rear turn signals, heated grips, rear tail rack system and the Wolfman or equivalent bags to go on them, GPS mount, and bigger foot pegs and a big foot for the kick stand. I'll see how I like the seat and the handle bar position before I change any of that. I'll probably also set it up for RotoPax (optional for longer rides). I guess there are a few other common nits and bits I'm overlooking, but I've read this whole thread now and made a fairly complete list of suggested add-ons. I'll go through it a couple of times before I'm done and my wallet is empty, I imagine!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:59 PM   #1610
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Lowering link

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I'd ride the bike for a few months before buying a link. The bike gets smaller the more you ride it. When I got my 690 I thought it was too tall for relaxed stop/start riding in traffic, a few months down the line and I'm fine with it.

As others have said on the wunderfest thread, there are quite a few issues with lowering the bike
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:15 AM   #1611
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I have the 1 inch lowering link. I rode it about 2k miles before lowering. The side stand has to be cut, but other then that, I haven't had the tire bottoming the tank or any handling issues.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:39 AM   #1612
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The bike gets smaller the more you ride it. When I got my 690 I thought it was too tall for relaxed stop/start riding in traffic, a few months down the line and I'm fine with it.
And a after a few more months you will modify the suspensions with full travel EXC forks and a modded rear shock...



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Old 01-29-2013, 06:44 AM   #1613
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I have the 1 inch lowering link. I rode it about 2k miles before lowering. The side stand has to be cut, but other then that, I haven't had the tire bottoming the tank or any handling issues.
FWIW the SMC side stand is a bit more than an inch shorter and (of course) a direct swap
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #1614
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If anyone needs a case protecter IM me. I've got four left. Aircraft grade aluminum 6061-T651,CNC machined,KTM orange anodized.


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Old 02-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #1615
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:21 PM   #1616
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Beaney, what are these forks?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:44 PM   #1617
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Beaney, what are these forks?
WhitePower cone valve, similar to the ones used on the factory bikes
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:47 PM   #1618
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WhitePower cone valve, similar to the ones used on the factory bikes
Thanks, is it normaly available on the market and is it the same length? I guess it makes a huge difference, doesn't it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #1619
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Thanks, is it normaly available on the market and is it the same length? I guess it makes a huge difference, doesn't it.
Available through WP dealers, expect to pay 3500 euros approx, same length as exc/sx forks and same size spindle.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #1620
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Here I am picking up my "new" 2008 KTM 690 in San Francisco and taking it home to Atlanta. In 3 months put almost 4000 miles on the her. Been an expensive therapist but so far she has been very kind to me.

Anybody around Atlanta, I'm always open for a ride unless its kids weekend.

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