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Old 06-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #1111
richardnixon
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KTM 690 City

Here's a new take on the KTM 690 platform. I wanted to build a great general purpose bike for weekend tarmac rides, commuting and just having fun. The bike started out as a very nice used 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R.





From there I made a small number of mods

Front wheel - 19" Excel/RAD Mfg, Continental Road Attack 2
Rear wheel - 17" Excel/RAD Mfg, Continental Road Attack 2
Exhaust - FMF Q4
Gearing - 16/42
Seat - KTM Ergo Seat








I am VERY happy with the result. The bike is great in the canyons, easy to ride around town, a bit easier to swing a leg over. It reminds me of a modern Yamaha XT 500.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #1112
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My '09 690r Adventurised

Thought it was about time I posted to this thread.
I have own the bike from new and so finally got around to adventurising the bike. I have most of the main additions added (only have to work out luggage and potentially a few other little bit's & peices); the main reason for me to go down this path was that I need a good comuter, good weekend blaster and finally a bike that's capable of heading out into the West Australian desert.

Additions include:
Wings Exhaust
GiT Engine Guard
Britannia Lynx Fairing (HID low beam only)
Safari Fuel tank (takes the total fuel capacity to 26L)
Rally-Raid: Bullet 25mm Bar raiser, Billet Sprocket Guard, Subframe bolts, Lower tank kit, Rear Rack, Soft Luggage Rack, Billet Filler adaptor (for the rear fuel tank), tool tube (thinking this could be good carrying a camping nightcap)
Tour-a-tech GPS mount (for the GPSmap 60cx)
LED rear indicators
Folding mirrors
and finally a KTM ergo seat & Foam Air filter.


Pics (I'm heading out on it's first off-road test ride with all the new addition this weekend, so these are all in my backyard):

Side:



Front:



Cockpit (adding GPS very soon)


Bashplate


Rear


Finally - my boys testing the bike:
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:18 AM   #1113
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Few additions since the last post.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #1114
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It's clean again!







I've always liked the 690, but never seriously considered buying one because of the added weight.(I ride a 525EXC)

Lately, I've been considering the thought of a 690 more and more. Mostly due to a little more comfort, added range, easier maintenance schedule, etc. I have to ride a long way before I get to some good off roading, which still doesn't compare to the riding spots most of you FF's have to ride. If you don't know, the 525 SUCKS on the road, but is a ton of fun on single track.


Anyway, this pic is making me want a 690 even more.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:30 AM   #1115
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My commute today.


bigvan - please tell me about your topcase / mount / rack. That's a nice looking setup.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #1116
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Talking KTM 690 : very slippery and muddy mountain enduro in Sweden / Stockholm

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:53 PM   #1117
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Anyway, this pic is making me want a 690 even more.

Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #1118
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Bjorn, who makes those mirrors, I see in the above photo, if I may ask?
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #1119
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Bjorn, who makes those mirrors, I see in the above photo, if I may ask?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357336
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #1120
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Just finished getting it back together with the paniers and such. First time the dirt wheels have been on in over 3 years.



bad pic I know, but now its ready for my summer road trip to Nordkapp.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:37 AM   #1121
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I'm trying to figure out where to put the essential tools. any suggestions would be appreciated.
i ended up with a small touratech tankbag for a 950 se. It holds tools and a few other things. It mounts far enough forward so that it doesnt interfere if you have to slide up the seat to go up hill steep. Not ideal but not bad. I wanted anything with weight centralized so better than putting on the tail.

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Old 06-13-2012, 04:57 AM   #1122
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hi, Here are some photos of my 690









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Old 06-13-2012, 05:50 AM   #1123
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I've always liked the 690, but never seriously considered buying one because of the added weight.(I ride a 525EXC)

Lately, I've been considering the thought of a 690 more and more. Mostly due to a little more comfort, added range, easier maintenance schedule, etc. I have to ride a long way before I get to some good off roading, which still doesn't compare to the riding spots most of you FF's have to ride. If you don't know, the 525 SUCKS on the road, but is a ton of fun on single track.


Anyway, this pic is making me want a 690 even more.
Hello, how are all?

I was like you, until I decided to take the 690. Now I realize I've been fooling around with the 525.

Just for the chassis and because the fuel tank is below the cucu : Lol3: Lol3, but the 690 is moving much better than the 525. Besides the noticeable improvement in road driving and also improving in terms of maintenance.
I did not hesitate.

Indeed, this is my girl: Raabia



PS: Sorry for my English, this is a translation of google.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #1124
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My new bike, '08 KTM 690 last weekend in the Colorado mountains.... the day after I bought it!





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Old 06-13-2012, 10:58 PM   #1125
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Mt. Clifty Trail Ride

This is most of the single track portion of a true dual sport mission (IMO) to Mt. Clifty. I left my place in Mukilteo, WA. rode a hundred some odd miles of twisty backroads to 4 lane Interstate to get to the start of a gravel road somewhere close to South Cle Elum, WA. Speeds ranged from 35 side roads to 95+ stints on the freeway. (15/48)

I think it should be mentioned that this ride kicked my ass and I did it with a half loaded Great Basin bag.

There are (8) Videos total they start about half way up and continue all way back down to the gravel. I don't like to edit video, they are raw. Don't watch if you don't like that kind of thing.....

Video 1: On the way up


Video 2 (skip to the end once I stop at the tree....)


Video 3: The push to the top....


Video 4: Heading down


Video 5: More down


Video 6: More down (skip to the end once I stop, kinda boring)


Video 7: More down


Video 8: Back to Gravel

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