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Old 12-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #6706
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True, but no sense needlessly adding to the carnage. Got a bud that crashed a few years ago and managed to break a couple ribs on is little P&S camera that was in his jacket pocket.
No argument here What scares me more are the folding mirrors that are in fashion around here, just waiting to stick you on the way over the bars.
Another vote for the HDB mirrors that tuck behind the hand guards.

I was on the MX track a few years ago, when I landed off a double and caught a bar end in the stomach....ooooh baby, that hurt like hell. I kept riding but it still hurt
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #6707
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Which LED tail light are you using?

I just ordered a complete assembly for my '08E because the guy at my LMS said just the lens was not available. I'd prefer a LED arrangement because the OEM arrangement burns out bulbs and breaks lenses due to vibration.

Also... regarding grips, the ProGrip 780 was for many years my favorite grip, with the 714 being a close second.

http://lnx.progrip.com/site/product/780

My new favorite grips are Spider Grips.

http://www.spidergrips.com/
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #6708
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Which LED tail light are you using?

I just ordered a complete assembly for my '08E because the guy at my LMS said just the lens was not available. I'd prefer a LED arrangement because the OEM arrangement burns out bulbs and breaks lenses due to vibration.

Also... regarding grips, the ProGrip 780 was for many years my favorite grip, with the 714 being a close second.

http://lnx.progrip.com/site/product/780

My new favorite grips are Spider Grips.

http://www.spidergrips.com/
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-endu...ght-and-fender

uses the standard LED tail light from the Bergs and KTM dirt bikes
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #6709
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Anyone tried the 500 EXC LED tail light instead of the XC-W tail light?

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #6710
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I haven't heard anyone talk amount the Coleman ATV seat cover on the 690, so I decided to try it out.
For $20, it's pretty good. You can buy it from Walmart or Amazon.com.I have one on my Versys and I really like it. I've done 8,000miles on that seat cover, including one 800mile day. It probably isn't as good as a $300 seat, but this seat cover should hold me over for a while. I stopped caring about getting an aftermarket seat on the Versys.
As with anything seat related, YMMV !

The seat cover has high-density foam in blocks, with empty channels between them. Supposedly this helps circulate air around your butt. The foam is about 1/4 an inch high. The cover will fade in the sun over time and absorb water when wet. Beside that, it has held up just fine on my Versys.

I had to break the buckles off the straps and just tie the seat cover onto the stock seat. One drawback is that under the seat, the straps go tight across, and I think it won't let me put my iphone under there. I like to charge my phone under the seat. So I need to rethink my charging options.
Oh yeah, don't forget to rip the dorky Coleman tag sewn onto the cover.
I hope this helps someone.


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Old 12-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #6711
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I haven't heard anyone talk amount the Coleman ATV seat cover on the 690, so I decided to try it out.
For $20, it's pretty good. You can buy it from Walmart or Amazon.com.I have one on my Versys and I really like it. I've done 8,000miles on that seat cover, including one 800mile day. It probably isn't as good as a $300 seat, but this seat cover should hold me over for a while. I stopped caring about getting an aftermarket seat on the Versys.
This looks like a good idea.
Could you post a few more pics?
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:40 AM   #6712
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The Corbin is a big improvement, and for long rides I have an Alaska Leather DS sheep skin that made a 1400 mile multi day ride on my stock seat 450EXC doable.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #6713
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Evo 1 or Evo 2 tanks
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:23 AM   #6714
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So did KTM ever upgrade/improve the fuel pump?

Do the 2012+ models have an updated pump or are they still supplying the original 2008 pump?
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #6715
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Anybody know who makes the little aluminum bits that replace the plastic swingarm guards. Looking for a better tie down point for the giant loop.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #6716
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Anybody know who makes the little aluminum bits that replace the plastic swingarm guards. Looking for a better tie down point for the giant loop.
You mean the passenger foot peg mounts?



They come with the bike along w/ the plastic passenger footpeg eliminators
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #6717
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Evo 1 or Evo 2 tanks
I'm also trying to decide but I own the EVO1 tanks. I guess i could sell them
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #6718
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You mean the passenger foot peg mounts?
They bolt up where the passenger foot pegs do, but I've seen some billit aluminum pieces that are the same shape as the plastic parts and have relief machined that would be perfect for strapping down the coyote.

I don't have the passenger foot pegs.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 AM   #6719
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This looks like a good idea.
Could you post a few more pics?
There are many different pads out there. The Coleman pad is inexpensive and I've used it on my f800 and Versys, so I went with it. I think it'll be good enough. Try it and see if you like it.


http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Comfor...atv+seat+cover


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stearns-Bl...Cover/10727537
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:36 AM   #6720
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EVO 2 Tanks are on the WAY to Cali !!! !!!
I can't wait !!!
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