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Old 06-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #2326
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Recently created an account here at ADVrider and have been looking at all of your bikes here in this thread with lots of interest. I'm 21 years old and currently riding a Kawasaki ER-5 with 25kw.. Since I got my license when I was 19 years old, I have to ride restricted for 2 years (The Netherlands). The end of this period is near (finally) and I would love to get a KTM 690 Enduro R :)

I hope you will all continue to post lots of nice photos/videos of the awesome KTM's you all have!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #2327
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Since I got my license when I was 19 years old, I have to ride restricted for 2 years (The Netherlands). The end of this period is near (finally) and I would love to get a KTM 690 Enduro R :)
Why not get experience on a smaller dirt bike first? That will help you both in dirt and on the street?
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:23 AM   #2328
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Why not get experience on a smaller dirt bike first? That will help you both in dirt and on the street?
Unfortunately I couldn't afford such a bike when I just got my license and the bike I now have was pretty cheap and it was already set on and registered as 25kw. For the dirt I use my mountainbike, so I'm not completely unexperienced (not that it is the same I know..). The Enduro version of the 690 is said to be a lot more allround than the SMC. I just want an do-it-all bike since I don't have the money to buy several different bikes and a bike that I can keep for many years to come.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:42 AM   #2329
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Those are Dunlop Q2s. Ill be going to Q3s in the near future. The 690 SMC shipped with Pirelli Supercorsas - basically in the same class as the Q2. Though on head to head comparisons the Pirelli does a bit better in most opinions... They cost about twice as much. The dunnies offer a lot of bang for the buck. The Q3s are getting a lot of positive comments and nods that they are better than the 2s

I also chose the Q2s as the rear is quite light. Lightest in the size if my research is right. I was working at dropping rotating/ I sprung mass on a budget - light tires help. Though that track is short and tight (Shenandoah of Summit Point) for the sport bike set, it's still big and sweeping by sumo standards, so getting a good drive into any straight section is key to fending off or leaving the much more powerful bikes behind

I have not ever run tires like the distanzia or ContiAttacks SMs so I cannot speak on them. But as light as the 690 is, it'd no 240 pound, 250cc sumo racer and I haven't had issue getting heat in the tire and good grip. Granted I ran 27 front / 25 rear, cold that day.

The distanzia and contis are significantly more costly.

Size wise 120/70 and 160/60 on wheels from an SMC

I'd say get a set of the Q3s BK. though not sumo specific they will offer more grip on pavement than you'll have been used to. And the price is about impossible to beat in the class
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I believe you will rid this problem by going with 120/70. If you've got a tire shop near by, go take a look at difference in profiles between 60 & 70 series - its significant. This will help you keep contact when tipped in.
Thank you for the insights guys.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #2330
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #2331
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:18 PM   #2332
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First of all, I finally got my finances in order. Even though I wasn't successful in selling my SL1000R, I was still able to afford to purchase a new bike. Secondly, I'd like to thank the numerous people who've posted in threads asking about what bike to buy; I've read just about all of them, and finally made my decision:



And frankly, I couldn't be happier!
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:02 PM   #2333
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First of all, I finally got my finances in order. Even though I wasn't successful in selling my SL1000R, I was still able to afford to purchase a new bike. Secondly, I'd like to thank the numerous people who've posted in threads asking about what bike to buy; I've read just about all of them, and finally made my decision:



And frankly, I couldn't be happier!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #2334
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well guys, what do you say about this? Six 690 and one 990 on the same gravel tour.

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:16 AM   #2335
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well guys, what do you say about this? Six 690 and one 990 on the same gravel tour.

How did you get so many completely clean 690s together at one time ... ?
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:51 AM   #2336
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How did you get so many completely clean 690s together at one time ... ?
well, we just started
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:32 AM   #2337
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well guys, what do you say about this? Six 690 and one 990 on the same gravel tour.
Given the amount of dirt/rocks a healthy 690 churns up, I can say with certainty that I wouldn't want to be last in that pack.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:11 AM   #2338
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2013 690 r

Still bone stock and breaking the motor in. I live next to the Cleveland National Forest (CNF) in Orange County, California so that's where I'm riding mostly. Love the bike. Did a two day training deal at motoventures in Anza. Rode their WR250F and WR450F. Surprisingly, the 690 felt lighter on it's feet, changing directions quicker than the WR450F. Maybe that's the rear mounted gas tank?

Ordered a Wings slip on to get rid of the stock panini grill and 7 lbs. I plan on swapping the OEM plastic hand guards with some alloy reinforced ones. At my shop we'll custom build and LED headlight conversion similar to the Baja Designs 4 emitter conversion for the '09-11 690's. Some soft luggage, another fuel tank, DIY windscreen, GPS, the usual bits.

Large community of riders around here to link up with 7 days a week. Lots of rides at night in these mountains too.

Pic from 5600' Santiago Peak above Mission Viejo where I live.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:36 AM   #2339
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Here she is!!!

I had to add this bike to the fleet. About a month old now and you can see I added a set of street wheels too. Don't get me wrong it will be used a lot in the woods, but couldn't resist the need to ride to and from work.





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Old 06-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #2340
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well guys, what do you say about this? Six 690 and one 990 on the same gravel tour.

That's good thinking! It makes for an abundance of spare parts if needed.
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