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Old 04-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #16
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I'll probably end up w/ this fairing:


and this tank:



The Evo-2 Rally Kit w/ a low fender looks fantastic:


With the high fender the Evo-1 looked better and the Evo-2 a bit funny.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #17
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I have a '08 690 and had Slavens do his magic on the suspension. Yes, I agree that the stock 690 was a little "harsh" off-road. It is much better now.

That said, anyone that can ride a 990 up "Block and Tackle" and Mosquito Pass at night (referencing you fall trip report) may think a 690 is nimble.

I did the TAT and Shadow of the Rockies rides (Colorado only) on my 690 last year and it works well. I think you will find that you will get better gas mileage. I got 65 MPG on some of the fast jeep road sections.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:14 PM   #18
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What kind of fairing is that? Any other pictures and price?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #19
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Just talked to Jeff Slavens. He has officially retired from the suspension business and is no longer accepting new orders.

He said he's booked till June, then after 40 yrs of suspension work he is done.

Jeff said the front spring weight should be good for me, but that the back needs to be a bit heavier, and that both front and back need major re-valving.




First 1st fairing or 2nd fairing?


#1 Lynx by Britannia Composites
#2 Rally Raid Evo-2 Fairing
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #20
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Think the lynx will be better than the truck-lite/fly screen like on your SE?

I thought the Lynx was expensive...then I looked at the RR gear. Wow.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:57 PM   #21
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We'll see.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #22
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This is how my poor 690 sits now:




I added a headlight cut off switch. Figured it's a good way to save power if the battery is weak or if the fan is on a lot riding the rough stuff. No kick-starter worries me some times.

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:38 PM   #23
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on the rally raid blog there is some pics of the Evo2 tanks with the lynx fairing.I really like this setup.

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RR fairing looks much better, and yes it is expensive!
Just installed the low front fender, it looks great!
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If I was doing more dualsport stuff I might have gone w/ the RR setup, but for more aggressive offroad I think the Lynx will be better.
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I'f I was doing more dualsport stuff I might have gone w/ the RR setup, but for more aggressive offroad I think the Lynx will be better.
You are probably right. Main use of my 690 will be long travels on and off road. For single track and serious offload I have a Suzuki 400 that is perfect for me. Thinking to replace it with a beta 400rr....

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #27
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on the rally raid blog there is some pics of the Evo2 tanks with the lynx fairing.I really like this setup.

I saw that, but this guy did something funky to his Lynx and it does not quite look right.

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Got the RR tanks and the suspension installed. She runs like a champ.

On the hwy I got 50mpg and 45mpg min the dirt. That's a range of at a minimum 228 miles if I calculate for 40 mpg (worst case scenario) or 285 miles on the highway, way more than my butt can handle.

The RR tanks are nice, pretty slim between the knees. I wish I could select where I was pulling the fuel from. Ideally I would like to suck the front tanks dry first, then run off the under seat tank when I hit the rough stuff.

The suspension work has transformed the bike. Niel Hitchcock of Hitchcock Industries re-valved the front and rear and put a heavier spring in the rear.

The way it is set up now reminds me of the Super Enduro suspension Super Plush set up for me. Plush over rocks, roots and washboard, but still firm enough to catch air off of waterbars and whoops. Even when I filled the front tanks w/ the extra 2.5 gallons of fuel (an extra 15 lbs), the bike handled well and I could still catch air even if in a more moderate manner.

From today's test ride:




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RR fairing looks much better, and yes it is expensive!
Just installed the low front fender, it looks great!
Looks great, but all that brittle fiberglass scares me. One drop and it's done for.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #30
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Yellow Pig, where did you get the tanks so quickly? Thanks
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