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Old 01-18-2013, 09:00 PM   #25
Spending more on gas
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Location: Indianapolis, IN by Kessler and Michigan Rd.
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I would also try to find a newer 690 so that you avoid the problems that were had with the old style speedometer. Again, I created a poll (both on SupermotoJunkie and on AdvRider). The SupermotoJunkie poll showed a 73% failure rate on the old dashes out of 40 voters! To me this was symptomatic of a speedometer that wasn't built to handle the big time vibrations that the 690 thumper was putting out. I believe they got it fixed on the newer versions, but it was a real headache on the older ones.
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