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Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Hoots
I did look at TE610s - actually, more closely at...

I did look at TE610s - actually, more closely at the newer TE630s

PM sent: I did write a longer response here, but it looked like a sales pitch and I don't want to get taken off the forum ...
...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
It is a hard decision, but I don't have the time...

It is a hard decision, but I don't have the time now to ride both bikes and the 690 just isn't getting used

That said, there's not a big market for these bikes, and I'm not desperate to see it go,...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
In case anyone's in the market for beautiful...

In case anyone's in the market for beautiful bike:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25333397&postcount=100
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 486,732
Posted By Hoots
KT690 Enduro R

KTM690 Enduro R
Circa 11,000km – 11months registration – excellent condition – oil and filters changed every 3,000km
$12,500
Great bike that's been rock-solid reliable – I want to stick to...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,207
Posted By Hoots
"So at a not all that dissimilar similar price...

"So at a not all that dissimilar similar price point, you have the various incarnations of the 690/700 Adventure/Rallye Replica vs. the CCM 450 Adv. (Hmmmm that would make an interesting full on...
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
I'd just get rid of it and solve the problem for...

I'd just get rid of it and solve the problem for good

You might experience a bizarre act of God involving a stick and a spring, but you might also hit a cow

On the other hand, you almost...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,628
Posted By Hoots
This is not a common problem - it has been...

This is not a common problem - it has been reported by a few owners of the older models - yours is a 2009 I think? - this is a world-wide forum - anyone with a problem anywhere in the world cites it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,628
Posted By Hoots
This really is completely wrong, IMO The...

This really is completely wrong, IMO

The early 690s (i.e. back in the days when there were E and R models) had some issues, but the newer and brand new models are rock solid - at one point I had a...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
Happened to me in my shed Unbelievably...

Happened to me in my shed

Unbelievably lucky

Disabling the switch is IMO a critical mod
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 150,637
Posted By Hoots
Rod (Tim's mate, with the long-suffering 640)...

Rod (Tim's mate, with the long-suffering 640) started this thread sometime ago: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749796
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
Tarago not Taralga ... ?

Tarago not Taralga ... ?
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Re' exposed RR (TwinAir) air filter: IMO the RR...

Re' exposed RR (TwinAir) air filter: IMO the RR air filter set-up is designed to work with the full rally fairing, and is too exposed without it - I bought one, then took it off and swapped it for...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
Before I put the RR tanks on I'd aim for about...

Before I put the RR tanks on I'd aim for about 200km before the light came on with another 35-50km in reserve - so pretty much the same as you - same set up - probably 7-10kg lighter
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
I've just organised a spare wheel from GHR Honda,...

I've just organised a spare wheel from GHR Honda, and have asked them to add rally handgrips to the order

[and BTW, that's not a place you want to stroll casually into with a credit card - all the...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
Balance / suspension are both sorted - knobbies...

Balance / suspension are both sorted - knobbies would certainly contribute to any vibration - and you're right, you do have to hang onto this bike

It was an unusually long, and pretty aggressive,...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
I've always pooh-poohed the 690 vibration thing a...

I've always pooh-poohed the 690 vibration thing a bit, but came away from a big day last weekend with a strange locked-up / painful right hand and forearm - suspect that vibration might be the...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
Mine's an 04 model 450EXC-R - at that time, the...

Mine's an 04 model 450EXC-R - at that time, the 450 was also offered as an SX and an MXC

In 07 the RFS (racing four stroke) motor changed to the XC4 motor, and the non-street-legal models were...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
Looks great Pete And a very good price

Looks great Pete

And a very good price
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 04:00 AM
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Views: 150,637
Posted By Hoots
You don't have a photo or two do you?

You don't have a photo or two do you?
Forum: Australia 09-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
Great ride today Beautiful weather and some...

Great ride today

Beautiful weather and some spectacular trails

Missed BergDonk at the appointed meet at the end of Woila FT by just 3 minutes - he waited an hour, left a little message made of...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
Steve D is undecided, but if hecan make it we'll...

Steve D is undecided, but if hecan make it we'll probably meet up with him at the junction of Badja FT and Belowra Rd

But that's still a fair way from your neck of the woods

I often cart my...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 01:20 AM
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Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
No worries - have a great trip inland! ...

No worries - have a great trip inland!

Any other takers?
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
Coast Ride on Sunday (28th) Plan is to meet...

Coast Ride on Sunday (28th)

Plan is to meet up at Hoskinstown a bit before 8:30, for an 8:30 getaway<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 119,438
Posted By Hoots
Thanks - it's helpful to read this sort thing ...

Thanks - it's helpful to read this sort thing

Have you formed an opinion as to the 2T 250 vs the 4T 350?

My reading leads me toward the 350 - sounds as though people who want the 2T 250...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
I've got a 2012 690R I replaced the tank...

I've got a 2012 690R

I replaced the tank bolts after a year, but only because others had advised that this was a weakness - there was no evidence of problems with the OEM bolts when removed
...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 119,438
Posted By Hoots
I reckon e-bikes have a fair way to go before...

I reckon e-bikes have a fair way to go before being OK to take into the bush ...

Euros are probably riding in plain sight of their cars, most of the time

Also hard to know how green it is...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
I get about around 400km from the RR and stock...

I get about around 400km from the RR and stock tanks

Small OEM windscreen

4L roll-up bladder for longer trips

Does the job
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
You'd need the re-routed exhaust header also if...

You'd need the re-routed exhaust header also if using the bigger rear tank?

Be an interesting option, as you could combine that with the standalone RR front tanks and a simple little OEM...
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
Beautiful

Beautiful
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,453
Posted By Hoots
tks mate - look forward to seeing the next version

tks mate - look forward to seeing the next version
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,453
Posted By Hoots
Will you post some pics up here? Or is there...

Will you post some pics up here?

Or is there another general thread ...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
Good to know - tks

Good to know - tks
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
My memory is that the slide was fixed And...

My memory is that the slide was fixed

And I think the access issue is re' private property, and not a parks thing - could be better or worse, depending on the individual

Alex may get...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,768
Posted By Hoots
The rear tank thing will probably be a bit...

The rear tank thing will probably be a bit regional

I don't have any need to be carrying more fuel (weight) than I can get in my OEM and Rally Raid tanks combined

People doing longer spans...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 341,143
Posted By Hoots
I'll get rid of that tyre soon, or get another...

I'll get rid of that tyre soon, or get another back wheel ...

I confirmed some of these access issues with Tumut Visitors Centre - Long Plain is still closed, and will be till Oct long w/e -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 150,637
Posted By Hoots
[Jumping in because I'm sitting at my keyboard,...

[Jumping in because I'm sitting at my keyboard, and bored]

The fairing looks great, and has a lot of very nice little engineering touches

My impression from Steve is that it works a lot better...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 150,637
Posted By Hoots
FWIW I noticed on the weekend that your bike was...

FWIW I noticed on the weekend that your bike was beginning to smell a bit like a KLR - seemed to be burning a little bit of oil - no smoke, but that distinct smell you associate with older bikes (and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,429
Posted By Hoots
We've got the same issue re' mix of long...

We've got the same issue re' mix of long distances and tight terrain

I've just found that it no longer bothers me

If doing a predominantly long-distance leg, I'd swap the counter-sprocket...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 920,116
Posted By Hoots
As Good as it Gets Brilliant little...

As Good as it Gets

Brilliant little overnight loop from Numeralla down to Merimbula

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25023022&postcount=5439
Forum: Australia 09-07-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 559,788
Posted By Hoots
I've got a little sheepskin pad from Sheepy...

I've got a little sheepskin pad from Sheepy Hollow

Does a great job

http://hooty.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bike-Pics/i-zgN39MG/0/L/IMG_1729-L.jpg...
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