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Old 06-30-2008, 04:33 AM   #46
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:39 AM   #47
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Weird shaped rack , presumably so you can still access fuel cap.

Bracket 690 Enduro/SMC
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For rear bag 60012078000. For mounting you need the suitcase carrier system 765.12.020.000, or the original provided handhold.




Bag to suit rack(shown on a ninefiddy).

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:55 AM   #48
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a spreader?



I look at that and I can smell... ether... and fear...
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:03 AM   #49
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:43 AM   #50
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:50 AM   #51
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It looks like it would suit an ABag and expedition panniers to me, or able to be modified anyway
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:08 AM   #52
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Love the way your thinking here Rossco, knew it would be just a matter of time before you saw the light and went Orange..
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:10 AM   #53
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Love the way your thinking here Rossco, knew it would be just a matter of time before you saw the light and went Orange..
Mate, I would have bought a 640A before now if it was 50mm shorter but I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:15 AM   #54
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Mate, I would have bought a 640A before now if it was 50mm shorter but I'm really looking forward to it.
I think it will prove to be a very popular model.. Question is, can you hold out until Feb??
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:22 AM   #55
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I think it will prove to be a very popular model.. Question is, can you hold out until Feb??
Whne I was there on Saturday I was thinking OK, five weeks to OCR, I would need the racks, I have a couple of 12 litre bags for the fuel, I could do this......nah don't be stupid.

My wife wouldn't need any butter to stick the DRZ up my arse if I bought the 690 then & there
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:26 AM   #56
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interesting rossco.

did you not consider the lowering kits for the 640 adv?

guess i've now run out of excuses to not get out to the shop and check out this sucker.

i'll be most interested to experience what the weight distribution is like.

and its missing a cylinder
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interesting rossco.

did you not consider the lowering kits for the 640 adv?

guess i've now run out of excuses to not get out to the shop and check out this sucker.

i'll be most interested to experience what the weight distribution is like.

and its missing a cylinder
Well Mouse, call me slow if you like, but it didn't even occur to me. I know, I'm a dumb-arse, I was spewing when I got the Renazco seat on the DRZ and couldn't even tippy toe in boots. Then in a bolt of lightening I heard a voice in my head saying "Kouba lowing links".

I suppose it makes a difference to what the voices in my head usually say
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:04 PM   #58
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i know little about the lowering kit myself, given i have no need to lower any bike but i understand they are readily available and pretty simple.

its always nice to have options. I still think the 640 adv is one of the best balalnced bikes i've ridden, the 690 has a bit to live up to.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:01 PM   #59
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Screen-check, rack-check. 1 big tank and it's a sale.
I didn't need stiffer springs on the long legged 640Adv when loaded up. But I wonder if the 690E's slightly chopped suspension will need beefier springs if you plan to pile some travel gear weight on it?
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:23 PM   #60
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I like the look of the 690E. The specs look interesting as well. I was going to buy a new bike this year (I hadn't made up my mind what I would buy)but I am going to Canada this August and spending all my money over there instead.

I will be interested to read some ride reports and comments from new owners of the beast.

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