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Old 03-08-2011, 12:20 AM   #31
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Looking forward to this thread, sub'd.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:39 AM   #32
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #33
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I'm in...

Bring it on!

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:58 PM   #34
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:32 AM   #35
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This thread sucks.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:44 AM   #36
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Please Stop the Hating...

Thanks so much to adding yet one more snarky comment to the 15 already in this thread. I don’t know Bartron and maybe he should have held off in starting this thread until he was ready to start work on the bikes. I’m thinking the fact that 3 of the bikes for the project are 2011 models that his buddies have ordered might be slowing him down in fleshing out this thread—as KTM hasn’t officially released the 2011 Enduros yet (at least according to their web site—I haven’t been talking to a dealer). So maybe we should all cut him some slack. If he follows through with his stated intentions, of fixing all the known problems with the bike and installing some of the more popular farkles, documenting how to do it and putting it all here in this one place—I think it will be a fantastic resource for 690 Enduro owners. The current main thread is 1244 pages of material to wade through to try and glean out the above information.
I’m subscribed to the thread, and I’m sure a bunch of others are as well. So every time I see a new hit in the thread I get excited to see if Bartron has commenced to starting the project, only to be disappointed with having to read one more sarcastic or disparaging comment someone has added. So instead of everyone continuing to criticize the guy because of prematurely initiating the thread—how about just keeping our collective fingers crossed that he eventually delivers as promised? If he does a good job give him a pat on the back, if he doesn’t, well I guess more snarky comments would be in order.
If anyone thinks I’m a dick for writing this, please send me a personal message to crap on me—please don’t further mess up the thread with flames. Likewise if you happen to agree with me--please send me a PM or say nothing. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:11 AM   #37
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"Fhut the Wuck" I'll pay my subscription on this one...so long as I can have my life back if it don't pan out as promised, and Bartron is hauled up for tar and feathering if he doesn't come through. .
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #38
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Efi......not!!!!!

Someone please give us a carb. mod and life would be better on a 690r and then maybe I'd buy one. Still waiting.

Sounds good so far. Keep the updates coming Bartron
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #39
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Someone please give us a carb. mod and life would be better on a 690r and then maybe I'd buy one. Still waiting.

Sounds good so far. Keep the updates coming Bartron
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:43 PM   #40
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Shoot me your mailing address, so I can mail you a white flag
Your surrender is accepted

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"I have come to dethrone an empire and it's ceasar......which now lay in ruin at the feet of my fellow tribesmen......ahhhhhh." VG

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #41
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The bikes have just been distributed to the other basterds. My bike is in the shop getting some 'handlebar clamp recall' done. Will have it later this week.

As for the work....it's coming. I'm working lots of hours at my day job which is making progress difficult. Most of the parts are finally coming in so I should be able to get off the ground over the next couple weeks.

There's also a couple feet of snow in the yard.

First thing will be getting the initial break-in done. Since I prefer the 'ride it like you stole it' approach, that won't take long.

First mods will be RR tanks, cannisterectomy and exhaust - in addition to those considered essential for the beast.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:01 PM   #42
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Head FB,

I look forward to following the build! When you're all done you'll have one of these!
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:06 AM   #43
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And mine still hasn't arrived.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:38 AM   #44
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Alright. Before the fur starts flying, let me just say that lost of pics are coming this weekend. So far myself and Getafix have our bikes done. Grizzler is too busy and is falling behind and Ronyx - see above.

Done so far and ready to be documented for all y'all.
Cannisterectomy and SAS removal
Lynx fairing
Upper and lower tank bolts
Rally raid tanks

More coming.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:54 AM   #45
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just noticed a 690 rallye in a shop window in BA in Argentina, looks new....bit out the way but maybe It'll be quicker
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