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Old 02-01-2014, 04:54 AM   #1
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KTM 690 Enduro SURVEY



]The goal is to end up with a fact/user based graph & data how the 690 holds up in real life short & long term, what problems occur in different model years and at what mileage they have appeared at.

My ultimate goal is to dispell some of the myths concerning this particular bike and find out if certain problems really are common or just rare occurrances. All in all the result should give everyone a good basis about what to expect when buying a certain year 690 Enduro and what to look for or to prepare for.

There is a lot of talk of different issues (as there all with all bikes), but the "severity" or "probability of a given problem when it comes to the model year or the particular model alltogether is sketchy at best. Comments like "a lot of bikes suffer from this problem" is not very telling after all.

FEW THINGS
- I'm not biased towards or against any particular bike or model. I am however very interested in the 690 as I'm a about to be an owner soon.
- I'm not trying to promote any websites, products or services.
- The survey questionnaire is something that needs to be set up outside of this website, but results will be published on this thread.
- I do realize that the result will not be the ultimate truth or even close, but if I/we can get enough entries the results will some kind of indication.
- The question form will have no links to anywhere, ads, banners etc. The results are free to use for everyone for whatever purpose.
- I'm not selling the results for anyone or anything. I'm making no money out of this what so ever.

So what I'm asking from ALL CURRENT or PREVIOUS OWNERS of the 690 ENDURO or ENDURO R to do is:

VISIT the link and ANSWER the following questions.

- what model year is your bike
- how many miles were on the bike when you bought it
- how many miles do you have on your bike now?
- what technical issues if any have you had with the bike and at what mileage*
* problems with aftermarket products such as footpegs, aftermarket exhausts, seats, handguards, luggage racks etc. don't count.
I'm only interested on the bike and parts that KTM made.


- how was the issue resolved, THIS IS OPTIONAL but probably beneficial info for all owners to know how an issue was fixed.
- your user name etc. THIS IS OPTIONAL . WHY?! You ask: so I can delete doubles if you need to post a new entry.


Sound fair?

>> THE LINK TO THE QUESTION FORM

EDIT
First batch of data (45 bikes) posted (post #15) on Feb 3rd 2014
Page 1 update Feb 4th 2014 (post #15)
Page 2 update Feb 4th 2014 (post #15)
Page 1 & 2 update Feb 5th 2014 (post #15)
Page 1 update Feb 6th 2014 (post #15)
Page 2 update Feb 7th 2014 (post #15)
Page 1 & 2 update Feb 10th 2014 (post #15)

Made a PDF of the whole thing: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...690_survey.pdf updated FEb. 12th 2014

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Old 02-01-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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Thanks to those who already responded. I've got 7 replies already. Not enough for a summary yet, but I'll try to keep this thread alive so more people can pick up on it.
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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I propose a sticky.

Survey completed.



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Old 02-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #5
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:42 AM   #6
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:22 AM   #7
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Its DONE, have too many complains about throttle body detached. It seems to get a remap.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:43 AM   #8
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:43 AM   #9
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Done.

When do we see the results...?
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:09 AM   #10
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:24 AM   #11
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:28 AM   #12
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I'll post Some results tomorrow.


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Old 02-02-2014, 11:18 AM   #13
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]The goal is to end up with a fact/user based graph & data how the 690 holds up in real life short & long term, what problems occur in different model years and at what mileage they have appeared at.

My ultimate goal is to dispell some of the myths concerning this particular bike and find out if certain problems really are common or just rare occurrances. All in all the result should give everyone a good basis about what to expect when buying a certain year 690 Enduro and what to look for or to prepare for.

There is a lot of talk of different issues (as there all with all bikes), but the "severity" or "probability of a given problem when it comes to the model year or the particular model alltogether is sketchy at best. Comments like "a lot of bikes suffer from this problem" is not very telling after all.

FEW THINGS
- I'm not biased towards or against any particular bike or model. I am however very interested in the 690 as I'm a about to be an owner soon.
- I'm not trying to promote any websites, products or services.
- The survey questionnaire is something that needs to be set up outside of this website, but results will be published on this thread.
- I do realize that the result will not be the ultimate truth or even close, but if I/we can get enough entries the results will some kind of indication.
- The question form will have no links to anywhere, ads, banners etc. The results are free to use for everyone for whatever purpose.
- I'm not selling the results for anyone or anything. I'm making no money out of this what so ever.

So what I'm asking from ALL CURRENT or PREVIOUS OWNERS of the 690 ENDURO or ENDURO R to do is:

VISIT the link and ANSWER the following questions.

- what model year is your bike
- how many miles were on the bike when you bought it
- how many miles do you have on your bike now?
- what technical issues if any have you had with the bike and at what mileage*
* problems with aftermarket products such as footpegs, aftermarket exhausts, seats, handguards, luggage racks etc. don't count.
I'm only interested on the bike and parts that KTM made.


- how was the issue resolved, THIS IS OPTIONAL but probably beneficial info for all owners to know how an issue was fixed.
- your user name etc. THIS IS OPTIONAL . WHY?! You ask: so I can delete doubles if you need to post a new entry.


Sound fair?

>> THE LINK TO THE QUESTION FORM
I want to see the ass behind the bike.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:14 PM   #14
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Some fun facts while I get the useful stuff compiled. It's pretty much a manual labor thing to compile the issues list, so it will take me a while. I will of course update all data if entries keep on coming.

REMEMBER statistics are just statistics and the data is far from scientifically valid. Don't jump to conclusions.
The severity of issues entered vary a great deal, but more on that later.



EDIT

Here you go. As I said, I will update if entries keep on coming.



NOTE: I didn't think this through... The picture is becoming huge. I will probably have make a PDF out of page 2 in future. I don't think the moderators will like me posting mile long pictures on this thread.

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Old 02-03-2014, 10:40 AM   #15
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