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My 'new' 690 Enduro
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Author:  davidscott [ Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  My 'new' 690 Enduro

While on my sabbatical from the forum I sold my KTMs (950SM and 400EXC) and bought this lovely 2014 690 Enduro R ABS
Fantastic fun on road and trail although the trail bit was only a quick and easy couple of hours on Saturday.
50kg less than the 950 and supposedly 20kg heavier than the 400 but I can't feel it as the tank is under the seat so the weight is low down.
66bhp is good fun for the back roads and certainly better on road than my 400 was but, with good throttle control, seems not too much for trail use. There is a soft throttle setting on the bike for the lanes but I'll see how it goes for now. There is the standard I have it on and a nutter level but I'll give that a miss for now.

I've put better handguards and Zen Overland's folding mirrors on it.
Need to lose the lower mudguard bracket and re-site it on the higher bit but it needs led mini indicators and I'm not feeling brave yet.


Author:  majesty [ Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:29 pm ]
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Looking good David.

Author:  mancchair [ Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:17 pm ]
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Very smart David ;)

Keep the pictures coming the forum needs brightening up :)

Author:  PJT [ Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:25 pm ]
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Time well spent David.

I'm also thinking about selling the KTM 400, like you can't go into details.

Author:  davidscott [ Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 'new' 690 Enduro

Forgot to's got MT21s on it and, so far, they seem surprisingly good on road, at least up to 80, and the light mud on Saturday.
Winter riding will tell about the deeper mud but, for the moment, it saves me looking for a spare set of rims for dual sports tyres for summer and knobblies for winter :)

Looking for a secondhand Touratech or Rally Raid rear rack (not pannier racks) if anyone has one.
I do have a guy on the KTM forum asking his brother but otherwise I'm stuck on the waiting list at Touratech.
The rally raid is a bit pricey new.

Author:  KentWR [ Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:42 am ]
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Far to clean....

Author:  davidscott [ Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:54 am ]
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KentWR wrote:
Far to clean....

It did get wet and muddy later.
That was the first lane and it's a new clean and dry surface.
Even after a quick wash off, it now looks a bit more used.

Author:  spitfire [ Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:03 pm ]
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Good choice. I loved mine.

Im currently bike less and toying with going back to a 690 but depends on what I find for my budget.

Loads of info on this thread David -> viewtopic.php?f=35&t=6743


Author:  davidscott [ Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 'new' 690 Enduro

Shame your's went the way it did Pete (and my old Beta).

I am absolutely loving it and it looks like I was slightly lucky pushing the funds to a 14 as the ABS ones get a better review.

I'll have a look at the link later, thanks.

Author:  Wozza [ Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 'new' 690 Enduro

I'm really tempted to get one of these with the rally kit as a capable all-rounder. What are the main pros/cons between the older R and the newer R?

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