I just sold my 2010 690 R using the "bikes" section of the Flea Market. My advert resulted in a number of potential buyer leads with the sale eventually going to a fellow senior from Montana. Start to finish the process took 4 days. It truly is a big tent here.
Being 66 I am getting softer and softer preferring to do my desert exploring now in this (a 2013 Jeep Rubicon).
After a lifetime of riding I think it is safe to say I have owned my last motorcycle.
Since I will not likely be posting here again I want to thank all of the members who provided a myriad of useful information and creative solutions/fixes for the 690. This site is the best and I wish all inmates a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.