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Old 03-29-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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Ktm 690 Enduro Thread

That bike will be popular, just got one this past week (got the R model)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=388847&page=6

any tips on that bike?

I'm going to http://www.breatheeasyride.com/

OI was gone to Utah so my buddy Bret Leif installed the Scotts steering damper kit, smog crap removed, adjusted the stock suspension somewhat better, went over the spokes, chain, nuts & bolts. Relocated the horn, modified the intake on top of the air box to breathe a bit more.
It still needs smaller LED type turn signals, and maybe also a
Baja Designs smaller LED type tail lite cause he hears the stock tail
lite gets hit by the rear wheel when the shock bottoms out bad.

Since I want to turn that beast into a racer, but also want to use it on street sometimes as dual sport, I want to keep one mirror. Who makes the hand-guards with mirror included in it?

That catalytic converter of a pipe is a joke and is a lawsuit waiting to happen (too hot) there's a guy on youtube cooking an egg on it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiWjoXP01YQ&NR=1
So either Akrapovik or FMF carbon will find its way on this bike.
this guy here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3f0k...eature=related
already has a sweet sounding akra!

Also, as far as suspensions, even though the R model has 25mm (an inch) more of travel front and rear, it's still a bit short compared to my rally 690. So I will inquire about what can be done as far as replacing the shock (fork is easy to take care of) and maybe swap with the rally shock.



let's hope we can keep that thread alive on its own as it's really tough to get infos for that bike and the 690 thread in the forum that includes supermoto is just too big and confusing
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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Meca-systems already has some bike modified.
the work was ordered by the biggest Italian KTM dealer and supposedly they have HUGE demand for light rally conversion kit.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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would look pretty cool like that!

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:00 AM   #4
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How did your first ride go on the 690?

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:28 AM   #5
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LUDO, bring that thing up to Yosemite area and break it in right!!!
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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LUDO, bring that thing up to Yosemite area and break it in right!!!
Here is my new toy yesterday at Broc Glover's ride.
There was another one of those ( a guy from KTM brought it to ride)

first impression is that it is still a dual sport bike with just 275mm travel (better than the original 690 enduro which only has 250mm!)
but not even close to my 690 rally which has 300 in front and 310 in rear!!

So I am investigating if the rally shock will fit w/o mods (fork is easy to modify, just need to change some internal parts to get the 300mm)

The engine is very mellow with a good street bike curve, but not really good for fast pace offroad.

when i get an fmf on there, i'll let you know if the stock pipe and its catalytic converter was the restrictor.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:55 AM   #7
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have you tried the different mapping switch??
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:38 AM   #8
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Ready to Rally

This guy, Gerben Boon from Holland, used his 690 to do the Tuareg Rally. He is on www.allroadmaniacs.nl, and one of the other members mades the fairing for him.
More pics http://forum.lc8.nl/modules.php?set_...view_album.php


He did not finish the rally due to a nasty crash.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:36 AM   #9
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have you tried the different mapping switch??
not yet!
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:48 PM   #10
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The engine is very mellow with a good street bike curve, but not really good for fast pace offroad.
maybe you're idea of fast pace is different than mine but my 690E halls azz offroad!!

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:52 PM   #11
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MELLO? I must have become a real puss in my old age! I gotta pipe , unifilter, and remap. In my opinion, I would need a red cape, and an S on my chest to ever use all the power(off road) this things got (it's fun though)! Check out that switch under the seat. If its already on 2, I'm not ridin with you!!!!!
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MELLO? I must have become a real puss in my old age! I gotta pipe , unifilter, and remap. In my opinion, I would need a red cape, and an S on my chest to ever use all the power(off road) this things got (it's fun though)! Check out that switch under the seat. If its already on 2, I'm not ridin with you!!!!!

ahah
was just comparing to my 690 Rally!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:38 PM   #13
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Since you are a fast and demanding rider, it will be fun to follow along and see what kind of animal you turn that R into!!!
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Thank Goodness...

Thank you for a new 690 Offroad thread! Off we go.
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would look pretty cool like that!

remember this I did and posted above?
Well, it was inspired by the 690 they raced in Baja in 2007.
and thats the bike that started the whole 690 enduro project for ktm.

Only 4 were made.
3 are in austria - one in KTM museum, one in race shop and used at the Spanish baja by Marc Coma. third is disassembled in raceshop in a box.
4th one......is the one that rolled out of the finish line in Baja and is here in the states and has been touring the shows for the last year...

KTM did post this bike for sale this month!!!!!!!
The real one...the Baja 1000 one.

here is the ad they posted to their netwok and ADV's "FARIOLI" got it and forwarded it to me.... I removed the price and put my name......!!ahaha
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