Originally Posted by Pundy
Ok guys, you're freaking me out here. I'm building up my 690 for travel and don't want to be left on the side of the road. Is it your opinion that if I only replace the fuel pump (or carry a spare), and leave the rest of the bike stock (i.e. no Vortex, no foam air filter, etc) that I stand the best chance of getting a reliable bike?
I just can't believe all the stories here, and yet Sherri has ridden her bike round the world with almost no hiccups (until recently, apparently some mechanic inflicted motor trouble). It does not seem that she's had any trouble with the fuel injection or electronics.
You can have a look at what fuel system the KTM team runs in long distance races to know how much they trust the fuel injection system themselves....
Originally Posted by Albie
My thought? It's a motorcycle, just ride the damn thing and stop trying to overthink it.
As long as you AA is just a cell phone call away, sure thing. But how many times has your 690 been outside of the US Albie?