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Old 01-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #1591
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Today was another nice day at the lake.

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #1592
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:42 PM   #1593
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What's It Weigh?

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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Old 01-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #1594
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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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Old 01-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #1595
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The exhaust weighs a metric ton
I'd love to know how much that silencer weighs verse an Akro.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #1596
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The exhaust weighs a metric ton
I assure you it's NOT a metric tonne. I'm Canadian, so I know "a metric tonne"...

It's just a plain, ol' ton...give or take a donkey or two... ;)
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #1597
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I assure you it's NOT a metric tonne. I'm Canadian, so I know "a metric tonne"...

It's just a plain, ol' ton...give or take a donkey or two... ;)
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 01-26-2013, 05:42 PM   #1598
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #1599
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I'd love to know how much that silencer weighs verse an Akro.
Someone posted in another thread that the stock can weighs 9lbs.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #1600
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Someone posted in another thread that the stock can weighs 9lbs.

4.1 kilos, thought it would be heavier then that.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #1601
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4.1 kilos, thought it would be heavier then that.
Well, I mentioned the fact that you need to take into consideration the additional weight of the melted boot and riding pant residue as a result of the thermonuclear heat generated by that thing.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:52 AM   #1602
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4.1 kilos, thought it would be heavier then that.
I weighed the stock can when I ditched it and got 4,7 kg so it's still on the light side for a boat anchor.
Wings silencer was exactly 2,0 kg.





The thermal power of the stock silencer is definitely impressive

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #1603
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The thermal power of the stock silencer is definitely impressive

Heh, I've got the melted boots, pants, and 2nd degree burn scars to prove it!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:23 AM   #1604
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So you saved about 5lbs? What's the thermal savings of your Wings muffler?



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I weighed the stock can when I ditched it and got 4,7 kg so it's still on the light side for a boat anchor.
Wings silencer was exactly 2,0 kg.





The thermal power of the stock silencer is definitely impressive

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #1605
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So you saved about 5lbs? What's the thermal savings of your Wings muffler?
It gets warm enough do defreeze your fingers on winter rides but you can't burn your skin with it (so it's useless for frying eggs as well).
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