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Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
Mine does the same thing! Let me know when you...

Mine does the same thing! Let me know when you find the issue. I figured it was just how it is. I have already had to fill the rad overflow tank as it ran dry after 500 km from new? Normal?

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,184
Posted By Chris 690R
I am toying with this exact option also! After...

I am toying with this exact option also! After selling my 300 exc for the 690 12 model ( one bike does it all ) I am learning it's all a compromise! I can see myself owning 2 bikes shortly one being...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,423
Posted By Chris 690R
I have a 2012 with 690cc engine and Akra pipe....

I have a 2012 with 690cc engine and Akra pipe. Never ridden the earlier models, however after test riding DR, TR 650, GS 650, Tenere etc the 690 makes them feel like postie bikes in comparison!!!
Forum: Australia 03-11-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,523
Posted By Chris 690R
Wayne, Will aim for about 4 weeks time. I...

Wayne,

Will aim for about 4 weeks time. I will wak some waypoints together and you can add some of your local knowledge. Lets aim for an intermediate ride so there are a few challenges!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
Well blew the throttle body of my 12 690 today....

Well blew the throttle body of my 12 690 today. First real test in the bush and it failed. Stalled numerous times also. Tore the throttle body rubber boot while trying to get it back over the lip of...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,523
Posted By Chris 690R
Well done Wayne and thanks for leading the group....

Well done Wayne and thanks for leading the group. Good job Mike for organising and Ock for looking after the tail end! Nice to meet some new people and a great bunch to ride with. No incidents all...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,523
Posted By Chris 690R
Pete, Ock, Your route looks great! I prefer...

Pete, Ock,

Your route looks great! I prefer dirt than tar! See you tomorrow!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
Why selling?

Why selling?
Forum: Australia 03-07-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,523
Posted By Chris 690R
LOL I figured 9 plus hours was a bit much for...

LOL I figured 9 plus hours was a bit much for 120km odd! Have been following your thread well done guys and Ockrocket! RU all cool if I tag along? We were going to do a ride Sunday in any case...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,523
Posted By Chris 690R
A few of us are considering a Sunday ride also!...

A few of us are considering a Sunday ride also! So where ru going? We were thinking Peats Ridge and back roads north towards Cesnock!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-05-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 49,230
Posted By Chris 690R
Sorry for stupid question! I posted, then read a...

Sorry for stupid question! I posted, then read a heap of threads and will try this when I pick up the Montana tomorrow! Hopefully it is not to hard to navigate and work out! Looking forward to this...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-04-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 49,230
Posted By Chris 690R
New to GPS, just ordered a Garmin Montana and...

New to GPS, just ordered a Garmin Montana and want to know if/how to load routes and tracks on your computer then download to the GPS?
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By Chris 690R
Get a 690!

Get a 690!
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
I think the issue issue is emission compliance....

I think the issue issue is emission compliance. Each country is slightly different!
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,170
Posted By Chris 690R
My dealer confirms the Nuda is a complete flop....

My dealer confirms the Nuda is a complete flop. Terra is not a road bike. Suspect Terra will remain as entry level DS bike with KTM as the high end. KTM now control both markets. Very common business...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 142,774
Posted By Chris 690R
I also know no different which is my question....

I also know no different which is my question. Maybe I need to let a prior year 690 owner ride my 2012 and give me his feedback!!!! Who wants to ride my 12 690????
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 142,774
Posted By Chris 690R
I have a 2012 690 and am very happy so far! Is...

I have a 2012 690 and am very happy so far! Is the 12 model that much better than prior years?

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,081
Posted By Chris 690R
Best GPS for adventure riding?

I have a very basic Magellin Explorist 110 GPS. Limited screen size and maps.

What is best GPS that is robust and easy to read. I have a 690 KTM!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 230,112
Posted By Chris 690R
Prefer a low white front fender!!!!!

Prefer a low white front fender!!!!!
Forum: Australia 02-18-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,350
Posted By Chris 690R
Just got a 2012 690 and have to totally agree...

Just got a 2012 690 and have to totally agree with above!

Also DR and 690 just don't go in the same sentence.

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 230,112
Posted By Chris 690R
Where to get the white front fender?

Where to get the white front fender?
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 1,462,933
Posted By Chris 690R
Agreed! I want a low front fender, but ain't...

Agreed!

I want a low front fender, but ain't spending $500 for the privilege! Does anyone know where to get a cheap knock off front fender like 990?
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 1,462,933
Posted By Chris 690R
Well done ridewithme! You will love it. The...

Well done ridewithme!

You will love it. The more I ride my 12 690 the more I love it. Stuck a touring screen on yesterday and what a nice diff it makes! Plus I now have a nice dash for GPS etc!
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 190,266
Posted By Chris 690R
+1 I too want a decent priced low front 690...

+1

I too want a decent priced low front 690 fender. Pref white please. Surely it cannot be that hard to make a knock off for a realistic price. We are talking plastic here!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
Get a 2012 model much lower. I am 5"9 and still...

Get a 2012 model much lower. I am 5"9 and still tippy toes, but easily doeable and does not bother me at all!!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
Are they 690's? Cool!

Are they 690's?

Cool!
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 1,462,933
Posted By Chris 690R
Will PM! Chris

Will PM!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By Chris 690R
My 2012 radiator has sprung a leak on the Fan...

My 2012 radiator has sprung a leak on the Fan side after 500 km!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 1,462,933
Posted By Chris 690R
Woo hoo!!! Love the smell of a new bike!...

Woo hoo!!!

Love the smell of a new bike! (Not that they smell just sounds good!)

Congrats!

I am still looking for Sydney 690 owners to ride with!!!!!!!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
Never dropped, 500km old. This must be issue as...

Never dropped, 500km old. This must be issue as the leak is right where the fan is LH side arrrrrr!!!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
Oh that could be it then. It is def coming form...

Oh that could be it then. It is def coming form LH side radiator when I looked again right where the fan is! Surely this would not fail after 500km? The fan did a lot of work coming on when I did a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,170
Posted By Chris 690R
I am looking forward to the 2014 Terra improved...

I am looking forward to the 2014 Terra improved with an alloy swing arm and shed a few pounds!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 1,462,933
Posted By Chris 690R
I PM him also no reply!

I PM him also no reply!
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
5 min idle so temp comes up. LH side about 2/3...

5 min idle so temp comes up. LH side about 2/3 way up steams pours out like a kettle!

I noticed the overflow bottle was just about empty which I thought was strange!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,845
Posted By Chris 690R
My 2012 690 radiator just failed after 500km? ...

My 2012 690 radiator just failed after 500km?

Bit annoying and will be a warranty job no doubt!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19,858
Views: 2,303,878
Posted By Chris 690R
500 km and my 2012 690 radiator has failed? ...

500 km and my 2012 690 radiator has failed?

Any others had this problem?

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,610
Posted By Chris 690R
Super index well done! Chris

Super index well done!

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,845
Posted By Chris 690R
LOL you could RTW trip it back on your 690!!!! ...

LOL you could RTW trip it back on your 690!!!!

My point is, I don't see the point in riding with KLR type riders who's dirt experience is drifting off the tar whilst perving on a female in a soft...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,170
Posted By Chris 690R
Back on the steel swing arm thing! He'll even the...

Back on the steel swing arm thing! He'll even the $7k KLR has a nice alloy swing arm! Shame on you Husky for price cutting production costs to increase your margin. Produce an alloy swing arm version...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,845
Posted By Chris 690R
Well done! I have no issues at all with my...

Well done!

I have no issues at all with my hoon 12 690 with Akra. My only issue is most of my school father mates ride KLR and similar mainly tar! Bit like driving a Ferrari on a road trip with a...
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