ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2014, 07:13 AM   #1
rockitman4x4 OP
ol retread
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Ely, NV
Oddometer: 60
Keep the KTM 690 or get KTM 990 or 1190

OK fellow inmates, I need some input here. Saturday I was at the KTM shop getting my 2011 690 re mapped and like a good salesman the guy shows me the 2013 990 Baja. My 690 is completely tricked out, springs, FMF Q4 pipe, Wolfman bags, RR fuel tanks, seat. . Etc. So help me out what would you guys do and why would you do it. Thanks in advance for your help.
__________________
Stay thirsty my friends
rockitman4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:26 AM   #2
xcflyn
Beastly Adventurer
 
xcflyn's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Rocky Mountains
Oddometer: 1,122
I would move this to OC- this should not be in flea-market . But the real answer is have both
xcflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:29 AM   #3
rockitman4x4 OP
ol retread
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Ely, NV
Oddometer: 60
Keep the KTM 690 or get KTM 990 or 1190

I made a post in the wrong place, anyway I'll try again here. I was at the KTM shop on Saturday getting my 2011 690 remapped, and the nice salesman shows me the 990 Baja and the new 1190. Now that was just wrong. My 690 is tricked out, springs, RR tanks, seat, FMF Q4 pipe, Wolfman bags, Turatech racks. . . etc. So my fellow inmates what would you do and why would you do it. Thanks guys
__________________
Stay thirsty my friends
rockitman4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:36 AM   #4
Elusion
Adventurer
 
Elusion's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: US
Oddometer: 77
Sometimes I wish I got a 690 when I'm riding tight trails. But then I realize that if I had got a 690, I would have wished I had a 990.

Grass is always greener ...
__________________
'13 KTM 990 Adventure
Elusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:40 AM   #5
Jaimoto
Beastly Adventurer
 
Jaimoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Santiago, Chile
Oddometer: 1,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elusion View Post
Grass is always greener ...
Sounds like you are tempted by 990/1190 just because you don't have them, it happens all the time. I would love to have a white 990, if I had it I'm sure I'll be looking for an orange one.
And then of course is the question of intended use ...
__________________
Jaime

2007 KTM 990 Adventure
2012 Yamaha BWs 125
Jaimoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:47 AM   #6
sieg
Beastly Adventurer
 
sieg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Southern Illinois USA
Oddometer: 2,325
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckracer View Post
Well said. It depends entirely on you and what you want to do on a motorcycle.
Yes! ^ We can't decide for you we don't know how or what you ride.
But since you ask, I'd keep the 690 as the other 2 are pigs for what I would use the 690 for, and I already have a pig, F800GS.
__________________
I'm not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but let's take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.
Current bikes F800GS-WR250F-Versys-690R-RZ350
sieg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:48 AM   #7
steveWFL
Beastly Adventurer
 
steveWFL's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Tampa
Oddometer: 1,349
the stable needs both
__________________
KTM EXC - in 530 flavor
'10 Concours14 with >85,000 miles and ticking'
'99 ZX9R Ninja - rolling retro style
'99 ZX9R - because I like the other one so much
'08 ZZR600 minty
steveWFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:48 AM   #8
BigTony
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Oddometer: 183
990 owner here - if you're selling your 690 pm me!!

To the topic the 990 is pretty darn heavy in rough stuff but I've done some big rides on it (coast to coast and back in a short time hitting parts of the tat) that would have been really tough on a smaller bike with shorter service intervals

Having done those rides though, something lighter sure would be nice for some rougher trail riding in the sierra. Not that the 990 couldn't do it in the right hands though
BigTony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:56 AM   #9
steveWFL
Beastly Adventurer
 
steveWFL's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Tampa
Oddometer: 1,349
both
__________________
KTM EXC - in 530 flavor
'10 Concours14 with >85,000 miles and ticking'
'99 ZX9R Ninja - rolling retro style
'99 ZX9R - because I like the other one so much
'08 ZZR600 minty
steveWFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 09:11 AM   #10
nomad guy
nonaffiliated
 
nomad guy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Stranded in Berkeley, CA
Oddometer: 783
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveWFL View Post
the stable needs both

That what I did
__________________
Cheers
Guy

04 KTM ADV 950S GO!!!!!
09 KTM 690 ENDURO R
nomad guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 09:26 AM   #11
rockitman4x4 OP
ol retread
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Ely, NV
Oddometer: 60
Well tks to you all. Good point that I didn't state in the first post. I ride in NV and UT mostly on FS roads I don't do very much of the trail stuff at all. Too old and too slow. Out in NV you have to have 300 range to get anywhere, that's why the RR tanks. Lots of two lane pavement with towns over 70 miles apart. The 690 is just OK as a highway bike but great off road. I am riding to AK this summer. Keep your inputs coming.
__________________
Stay thirsty my friends
rockitman4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:05 AM   #12
Wonway
KTM Fanboi #2
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 399
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockitman4x4 View Post
Well tks to you all. Good point that I didn't state in the first post. I ride in NV and UT mostly on FS roads I don't do very much of the trail stuff at all. Too old and too slow. Out in NV you have to have 300 range to get anywhere, that's why the RR tanks. Lots of two lane pavement with towns over 70 miles apart. The 690 is just OK as a highway bike but great off road. I am riding to AK this summer. Keep your inputs coming.
Sounds like an Adventure would suit you well then. I loved my 690 but it sure was not comfortable for long rides on any kind of highway. The 1190 will probably have a bit more fuel range which should help. Since you aren't trail riding, the switch sounds like a no brainer.
__________________
1994 Ducati 888 LTD #61
2008 Husqvarna TE610
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
Wonway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:16 AM   #13
种.
Ajaa kuin mummo
 
种.'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Finland
Oddometer: 236
Get used 990. Fit it with street tires and get 450 / 550 / 640 enduro with the leftover money.

Or

Get used 990. Fit it with knobbies and get crotch rocket or touring bike with the leftover money.

Or

Get 990, fit it with 50/50 tires and ride it anywhere anytime. Start exercising deadlift.
__________________
Pics and vids
种. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:37 AM   #14
rockitman4x4 OP
ol retread
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Ely, NV
Oddometer: 60
TKS l did post this over on O C. l wasn't sure where to post it . still a noob
__________________
Stay thirsty my friends
rockitman4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 11:36 AM   #15
The Walrus
Gone and back again.
 
The Walrus's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Never Banned
Oddometer: 8,671
You should sell me your 690 for a sixer of PBR and get both the 990 and 1190.....

Your dealer will appreciate my assistance.....
__________________
Everbody's preachin' at me that we all wanna git to heaven, trouble is, nobody wants to die to git there.-BB King
Reality is what does not go away when you stop believing in it. -Philip K Dick
I wanna be skinny, but my ass is too big. - Charles Barkley
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. - Mae West
Experience is what keeps a man who makes the same mistake twice from admitting it the third time around.
The Walrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014