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Old 03-23-2013, 12:28 AM   #1846
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What mirrors are you using in this pic? I'm having a hard time locating mirrors like that that will work on a 1 1/8" bar.
I got them on ebay: http://viewitem.eim.ebay.se/Pair-Uni...d=857169316010

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #1847
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that is the same Tach that is on my 2008 690E
Right, but as he said, he wants to know if it will work on his 11, which has a dash unit off the exc's, not the 08/12 part.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:33 PM   #1848
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So for some reason, today was the day my GoPro decided to quit recording sound???
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #1849
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First Post..hopefully a Pic makes it thru

shit......can't figure out how to download PIC--obviously, it's a 2013 690 Enduro R

Hi to all,

1st, thanx for all your efforts: I've been gettin great info from this sight for the past few months. Took delivery on Thursday and passed 200 miles today (Sat). I'm a rookie moving up from Yamaha XT 250 I bought and dropped a lot starting this last December. Usual for me is ride 20 miles of asphalt twisties up a big hill; then catch 20 miles of dirt on either a West running or East running ridge (spectacular views); then 20 miles down (asphalt again) for home (Santa Barbara CA). I'm an old guy (63) trying to not get hurt. New bike unreal, especially when I put it on #2 Mapping and tore apart uphill twisties....still being VERY cautious in the dirt...REALLY don't want to lay it down.... much easier trashing the Yamaha.

Hope to share more technical stuff down the road: for example, there are some small differences 2012 against 2013: front brake and fuel line track in front of bikini 2012 and behind 2013. Touratech windscreen ONLY works for lines BEHIND screen...

adios--stan
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:45 AM   #1850
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Welcome Stan - I ride mine about like you suggest you do. The bike gets a lot better with miles. Mine is smooth now at 3500.

I really like the tires, but I have had the back end step out on me in the paved twisty's. Both on the brakes and on the gas, so be a little cautious with them.

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shit......can't figure out how to download PIC--obviously, it's a 2013 690 Enduro R

Hi to all,

1st, thanx for all your efforts: I've been gettin great info from this sight for the past few months. Took delivery on Thursday and passed 200 miles today (Sat). I'm a rookie moving up from Yamaha XT 250 I bought and dropped a lot starting this last December. Usual for me is ride 20 miles of asphalt twisties up a big hill; then catch 20 miles of dirt on either a West running or East running ridge (spectacular views); then 20 miles down (asphalt again) for home (Santa Barbara CA). I'm an old guy (63) trying to not get hurt. New bike unreal, especially when I put it on #2 Mapping and tore apart uphill twisties....still being VERY cautious in the dirt...REALLY don't want to lay it down.... much easier trashing the Yamaha.

Hope to share more technical stuff down the road: for example, there are some small differences 2012 against 2013: front brake and fuel line track in front of bikini 2012 and behind 2013. Touratech windscreen ONLY works for lines BEHIND screen...

adios--stan
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:41 AM   #1851
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Went for a coooold ride today, now she's going back in to the garage.


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Old 03-24-2013, 06:21 AM   #1852
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I did the exact same thing: picked up the bike, froze my ass off putting the first 28 miles on it, then tucked in in my shed.


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Old 03-24-2013, 07:37 AM   #1853
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But, the crappy weather offers a chance to look under the skin on a beautiful bike!

Couple of quick observations from yesterday. Don't know when these things changed, but they have. The fuel vent now plugs into the base of the fuel fill ala CJ style, and the top lip of the fuel opening is about a half inch from where the dirt will gather around the base of the cap area. The key in the cap still feels like it will break off. I installed CJ's setup.

I pulled the airbox off the bike as I needed to trim up some flashing for the UNI to fit well. With all the sides off, my cooling fan does not look like the one in the pics in the WIKI thread. Again, don't know when it was changed.

Also noted that the upper rad guard plastic that is still bolted to the radiator looks like plastic guard should pull off inwardly in the event of a crash perhaps without tearing the bolt out of the rad because of the way they relieved the plastic guard around the bolt. The bottom bolt and nut plate still look like potential rad killers.

I did change the routing on the wiring to the ignition switch. On my bike the wires were pinned against the right front airbox mount bracket by the main harness that travels through there. There is plenty of room to arrange it in a different manner.

My first KTM, and I found it much more akin to working on my race car, and not the other motorcycles I've owned. Really happy with the bike. Now if this sinus mess and weather would move on...........
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:46 AM   #1854
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1 more day..... lol, Early Grats!
Looks sweet. I feel like a kid again. Supposed to pick mine up in Georgia around April 4 or 5th. I am excited looking at your 690. I am all over the place like an ADHD squirrel. Looking at stuff online to put on it. And loving it as Maxwell Smart used to say. I could maybe squeeze out enough $ for an exhaust first. Probably don't really NEED it, but from the advr threads it sounds like from the heat factor alone, it would be COOLER to have an after market exhaust from the git go. Just worry if that alone would void the WARRANTY. How long/miles is the warranty good for? From what I read if you just do the exhaust, you may get away with no mapping. At least that is what the Wings website said. Also people saying the FMF with a 15 minute idle sets up the computer/ECU. I have only had carburetors on my previous bikes. Don't know about FI ECUs, but am willing to learn. Guess I am going to have to. I welcome your comments about your exhaust knowledge with the 690. See ya.


Wife's not too happy about it. She's probably jealous having to share me with the Orange Queen. And when she found out how much $. She just does not understand.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #1855
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^^^ where in Georgia are you picking it up?
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #1856
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^^^ where in Georgia are you picking it up?
In Conyers GA. They have another location. Just look up Mountain MotorSports. You may get a good deal through internet sales. I went through their add on CycleTrader.com. Searched KTMs and linked to their email. A day later I made the deal. That was on Feb 7th.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:11 PM   #1857
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Got out for a little toot around today the eastern part of the Island. Got about 200km on a left over 2012 I picked up a few weeks ago.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #1858
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Took mine out for the second time on Sunday. Wanted to see how it handled in the woods*. So I found a track off the side of the road and blasted around the woods for a bit. Then started to head home when I found out how badly wet knobbies stop on pavement - not well.

Fortunately I kept my wits about me and didn't panic. The guy in the car in front of me (I missed him by skirting to his right), was definitley not pleased. The guy behind me wouldn't move until I entered back into the travel lane (he aparently didn't want me behind him...).

Took the dissaproving looks I deserved. Haven't felt like that much of an idiot in years.








* Couldn't believe how well it did. You'd never know it was a 300+lb beast.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #1859
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70 bikes, mud, snow, crashes and a lot of fun :

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #1860
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Is there enough room in here for an SMC?

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