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 Post subject: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:50 pm 
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Thinking of getting one for multi day tours on tarmac and lanes any views would be welcome


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:58 pm 
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Mike Irving has one...and Tony Lacey, I'm sure they will chip in in a minute...


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:05 pm 
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Alright robo! I think there's one fir sale on enduro news


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:04 pm 
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I like mine they just about do it all. I was trail riding in the peaks at the weekend and rode 80 miles to work and back today. Biggest compromise is tyres.


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:25 pm 
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a great tool. best bike i have ever bought. Last Sunday Rode 50 miles to meet Tony, Rode 60 miles on the lanes and then rode 50 miles home again back in time for dinner. in my view its the modern day DRZ goes anywhere does everything you want of it and does not need to be fettled overtime you use it.

Got a real turn of speed for the road, even for the motorway and will slog along in heavy mud at 15mph

downside ......its a tadge heavy if you drop it too often but i don't as often as i used too.

go for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:44 pm 
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And if you don't like orange, virtually the same bike is now available in white as the Husqvarna 701 :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:40 pm 
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Go for it as it’s a great all round bike also check out rally raid for loads of very well designed and engineered products to turn your 690 into a great travel bike..

Here’s a picture of mine in the Pyrenees around 2000 miles in 12 days and it never missed a beat..

One thing to share though is I’ve just had to have new rocker arms fitted and the bikes only done 8.5K miles apparently this is a common problem your know because the engine rattles really badly..


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:31 pm 
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lee m wrote:
Go for it as it’s a great all round bike also check out rally raid for loads of very well designed and engineered products to turn your 690 into a great travel bike..


Did your credit card get excited when you typed "Rally Raid Products" Lee ? :lol:


lee m wrote:
Here’s a picture of mine in the Pyrenees around 2000 miles in 12 days and it never missed a beat..


Some very nadgery trails too, Lee

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 690 enduro
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:52 pm 
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Got me a 2010 690r 3500 mls on the clock its a minter its a true r model with the 275 mm front and rear travel.


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