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Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,379,023
Posted By surferbum
My experience is the minimalists will never turn...

My experience is the minimalists will never turn any foodie drink (when offered) from the "over-packers".
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,619
Posted By surferbum
KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

Blackhawk tank bag works great too. Doesn't get in the way even on the most challenging trails.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 40,915
Posted By surferbum
In the shadow of something metal

Am not certain how to play, but here's a clue from my ride today:

In the shadow of something metal
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Ditto. Return spring broke. Why?

Ditto. Return spring broke. Why?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
I installed the Scott's stabilizer & submount...

I installed the Scott's stabilizer & submount (BRP). Talked to both and the height increase is 19mm. The website info is incorrect. I added a BRP 1/2" riser & lowered pegs.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,619
Posted By surferbum
KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

Thanks for the comments. I have RR racks & am trying to decide which soft bags to buy for off-pavement 1 week trips. I have an old GL Great Basin which I previously used with my 1200GS which didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,619
Posted By surferbum
Can you remove the straps & attach directly to...

Can you remove the straps & attach directly to the RR racks?
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-30-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 177,073
Posted By surferbum
In golf, this is known as sandbagging.

In golf, this is known as sandbagging.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,870
Views: 1,223,882
Posted By surferbum
Packed up and ready to go

Newly farkled 2014 690 packed and ready to go to the 2014 Overland Expo at Mormon Lake, AZ.

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Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Never weighted it but would guess 14ish lbs for...

Never weighted it but would guess 14ish lbs for both sides & attachment hardware.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

Bike ready for 4-day trip to Mormon Lake, AZ and meet up with some friends at the Overland Expo. Have installed many items:


KTM 690 Radiator Protection
Rally Raid Soft Luggage Rack
Nomadic...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
What are typical prices for this?

What are typical prices for this?
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17,693
Views: 1,866,191
Posted By surferbum
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

My mirrors twist when traveling at freeway speed. Is the solution to tighten the 3 screws that connect the mirror to the stalk? How tight should these be?
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Is there some recall tech bulletin # ?

Is there some recall tech bulletin # ?
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Anyone have some pics of how much trimming they...

Anyone have some pics of how much trimming they did for Scott's steering stabilizer sub mount install around the ignition switch plastic?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
poll votes are slowing down so the results were

Looks like out of 26 voters: the leaders were 88% changed skid plates, 46% rad protection and 46% tank bolt. :pope
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Question KTM Radiator Protection 690 Enduro (Code: 76535940000) on a 2014?

Am now looking at radiator protection. Has anyone installed on their 2014 the KTM Radiator Protection 690 Enduro (Code: 76535940000)? With the new engine, etc., I'm concerned it won't fit without...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

I see large # of votes for replacing the OEM rear-brake foot lever with some sturdier one made from billet aluminum.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By surferbum
Thumb Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link. Already saw this and many others. The point of this poll was to quantify what are really important versus "I bought it and wasted my money" protection farkle. I have a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17,693
Views: 1,866,191
Posted By surferbum
Question have a new 2014 and am looking for advice on farkle

I have a 2014 and have bought a few bits of protection farkle but am not sure about other items. Have a poll here in the thumpers thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=971403) and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Protection farkle

I have been subscribed to this thread and the New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST thread for awhile. One thing I enjoy is farkle. I started a poll...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By surferbum
Question KTM 690 Enduro R Durability/Protection Farkle Poll

I am a new owner of the 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. I recognize that adding farkle is fun and achieves some specific purpose which the original bike might be missing. Farkle which improves the bike's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By surferbum
Question KTM 690 Enduro R Durability/Protection Farkle Poll

I am a new owner of the 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. I recognize that adding farkle is fun and achieves some specific purpose which the original bike might be missing. Farkle which improves the bike's...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,619
Posted By surferbum
Some pics of the Wolfman Blackhawk tank bag on my 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R

Here's some Some pics of the Wolfman Blackhawk tank bag on my 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
I'm planning on adding a steering damper to my...

I'm planning on adding a steering damper to my new bike which also provides for increased bar height when I'm on the pegs. I'm 6'2" and want to get as much height without having to lengthen any...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
searching for exploded views for the bike

I was searching for exploded views for the bike. I tried the KTM.com (http://tinyurl.com/mdddskf) site but this site wanted a VIN and something called delivery certificate (DC) number. I ultimately...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Was it loose? Is different assembly treatment...

Was it loose? Is different assembly treatment than what other KTMs with issues?

609, Green: Retaining compound, high strength, for mounting slip fit bearings to shafts. An appropriate product for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Are you doing something with your exhaust which...

Are you doing something with your exhaust which typically happens late at night between consenting adults?
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,619
Posted By surferbum
Thx. I've read this thread so many times that...

Thx. I've read this thread so many times that I've forgot this appropriate post.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,619
Posted By surferbum
Question Nomadic Racks' KTM 690 Dual Sport rack with a RR KTM 690 Enduro/SMC Soft Luggage Carr

Has anyone used the Nomadic Racks' KTM 690 Dual Sport rack with a RR KTM 690 Enduro/SMC Soft Luggage Carrier System (RRP-123)?

Additionally do I need different bolt hardware due to potentially...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
45 minutes strength & cardio workout for 45 days...

45 minutes strength & cardio workout for 45 days equals 5 lbs for most FYYFFs.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
new feature on 2014?

The low fuel warning light came on on my bike. I saw another indicator which I believe shows how much you have rode (e.g., 2.1miles) since the low-fuel indicator turned on (see pic). Is my...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,185
Posted By surferbum
Question case saver for the 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R

Does anyone know if Trailjammer Designs makes a case saver for the 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R?
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Will go check mine. Any pics for the specific...

Will go check mine. Any pics for the specific problem ones?
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Agreed. Don't understand why my 1200 GS has a...

Agreed. Don't understand why my 1200 GS has a shorter one.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Wolfman Enduro vs. Blackhawk tankbag

Am trying to decide between the Wolfman Enduro tank bag and their new Blackhawk for my 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. The Blackhawk is ever so slightly bigger with 33% more capacity. It looks like it gets...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Question What stands are those?

What stands are those?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

$11,500 (OTD) I including AZ tags & AZ/Scottsdale taxes. Price for bike was $10,186.26
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 242,765
Posted By surferbum
Picked mine up a week ago Tuesday and it had the...

Picked mine up a week ago Tuesday and it had the manual (Apache KTM in Scottsdale)
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,619
Posted By surferbum
too big for a KTM 690 enduro r

Hi,

Is the Blackhawk tank bag too big for a 2014 KTM 690 enduro R? Just got the bike and previously had a 2010 BMW R1200 GS which could handle any tank bag. Or should I go for the Enduro size?
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