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Old 01-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #6796
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I'm picking up a 2009 690R next week. It has plenty of goodies already. Still plenty more needed.

I have a spare set of Woody's wheels with 908rr's for my 950.
Will they fit on the 690? If so I keep them as spares. If not the tires get moved over & the wheels sold. My 950 is really a pavement queen.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #6797
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I'm picking up a 2009 690R next week. It has plenty of goodies already. Still plenty more needed.

I have a spare set of Woody's wheels with 908rr's for my 950.
Will they fit on the 690? If so I keep them as spares. If not the tires get moved over & the wheels sold. My 950 is really a pavement queen.
Looks like the front is the same but the rear hub on the 950 is wider..?

Some guys on Orange Crush were discussing this
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693129
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:58 PM   #6798
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Thanks. Sometimes finding these little bits of info is tough between the 2 sections.

I'm sure I will have a huge list of questions once I get the bike.
I've been looking thru this thread some. I get a headache after about 20 pages.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:35 AM   #6799
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On the 2012 690 I'd like to see a mount that gets the bars more directly over the forks and a bit higher.
Anyone notice this or feels the same? Vibration mount is great but it's back about 1/2 inch.
I called Scotts and they said they were not offering anything now but were getting calls on the idea. What you think?
Yep I was a bit dissapointed to find the bars set back with the Scotts Kit & yep higher would suit Me better. I think I will try some higher bend bars. I have Pro Taper FMX/Pastrana bars on My 400 that I might swap over for a try.
Anyone have any sugestions for a higher bar for the 690? Or has any one tried the ROX Risers? http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?parts_id=9690 I dont see why you couldnt run these risers angled a bit forward to bring the bars back to the center.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #6800
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Lower Link KTM 690 Enduro

Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R and can't reach the ground when I sit on the thing (GREAT fun to ride though). I'm curious about the lowering link that's available for it and what are people's experiences.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-lowering-link

I'm 5'10 with a 31" inseam. I sat on a 2013 model at the bike show (yesterday in fact) and I am on my toes which I'm totally fine with. I know KTM lowered the bike 25mm for the newer models and it seems that my 2010 needs to come down the same (or 1 inch which is basically 25mm).

Anyone have any input or reviews they know of?

Thanks a ton!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #6801
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Yep I was a bit dissapointed to find the bars set back with the Scotts Kit & yep higher would suit Me better. I think I will try some higher bend bars. I have Pro Taper FMX/Pastrana bars on My 400 that I might swap over for a try.
Anyone have any sugestions for a higher bar for the 690? Or has any one tried the ROX Risers? http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?parts_id=9690 I dont see why you couldnt run these risers angled a bit forward to bring the bars back to the center.
Also, Pantah says his steering lock works with his Scotts setup. Does yours, creedyflyr?

Here's from Scotts website:
http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabiliz...os.php?ID=1323
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #6802
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Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R and can't reach the ground when I sit on the thing (GREAT fun to ride though). I'm curious about the lowering link that's available for it and what are people's experiences.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-lowering-link

I'm 5'10 with a 31" inseam. I sat on a 2013 model at the bike show (yesterday in fact) and I am on my toes which I'm totally fine with. I know KTM lowered the bike 25mm for the newer models and it seems that my 2010 needs to come down the same (or 1 inch which is basically 25mm).

Anyone have any input or reviews they know of?

Thanks a ton!
I tried the 1 5/8 lowering link and i was hitting the tank with the tire. Even when it wasn't loaded. My suggestion would be find someone who has the shorter suspension and is looking for a taller ride. They might just want to trade strait.

If you are going to get it lowered, have Superplush or someone do it in the shock. Lowering links don't work off road in my experience. Of coarse it will cost you.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:52 AM   #6803
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You could always see if someone with an 08 or 12 wants to swap suspension with you.

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Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R and can't reach the ground when I sit on the thing (GREAT fun to ride though). I'm curious about the lowering link that's available for it and what are people's experiences.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-lowering-link

I'm 5'10 with a 31" inseam. I sat on a 2013 model at the bike show (yesterday in fact) and I am on my toes which I'm totally fine with. I know KTM lowered the bike 25mm for the newer models and it seems that my 2010 needs to come down the same (or 1 inch which is basically 25mm).

Anyone have any input or reviews they know of?

Thanks a ton!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #6804
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I did a little search and couldn't find an answer for this...

So I turn my bike on (2011 690 enduro r), it does the start up procedure, normal noises/lights. Then when its done, I push the starter, but it makes a whirring/wheezing noise for anywhere between a fraction of a second and maybe up to 2 seconds, then it fires and starts.

What is that sound?
It doesn't happen every start.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #6805
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Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R and can't reach the ground when I sit on the thing (GREAT fun to ride though). I'm curious about the lowering link that's available for it and what are people's experiences.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-lowering-link

I'm 5'10 with a 31" inseam. I sat on a 2013 model at the bike show (yesterday in fact) and I am on my toes which I'm totally fine with. I know KTM lowered the bike 25mm for the newer models and it seems that my 2010 needs to come down the same (or 1 inch which is basically 25mm).

Anyone have any input or reviews they know of?

Thanks a ton!
Got a 2011 R and a 30" inseam. Also have stiffer spring. Don't see the need for any lowering link and it seems to cause more issues than it solves
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #6806
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Originally Posted by Canadian_Bacon
Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R and can't reach the ground when I sit on the thing (GREAT fun to ride though). I'm curious about the lowering link that's available for it and what are people's experiences...."


Hey, CB, Ya Hoser....

I am 5"11" and have a 29" inseam....and an '09 690. I have no experience with the lowering idea as my limited research into the idea reflected comments already made here. I have adjusted to the height by looking for something about 3-6" high when stopping to park so I have something to assist my initial step-off (like a curb or a rock/stump. hollow in the trail).

I must admit that I have sometimes used the sidestand "down" to mount the bike....er...., I mean to get on the bike...

Try your alternatives that are free before changing the geometry of the bike.....and good luck and enjoy your new ride
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #6807
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I've got a 1" 5/8 lowering link and it's made hardly any difference in lowering the bike in my opinion
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #6808
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Also, Pantah says his steering lock works with his Scotts setup. Does yours, creedyflyr?

Here's from Scotts website:
http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabiliz...os.php?ID=1323
I too have the rubber mounted submount from Scott's/ BRP and the steering lock absolutely works with it. The tower pin mounts on top of a plate that clamps to the frame so the lock is unaffected. I know that the rallyraid mount and rbott (?) Tower pins mount using the same bolts as the lock cylinder but the pin is between the lock and the frame and spaces the locking pin back far enough that it no longer engages.

As far as height goes the sub mount raised the bars 20mm and they can only be mounted in the #3 position. I had 30mm risers in the #4 position (furthest forward) before and I don't miss the height. I'm 6'5" for referrence.

I took the 690 out trailriding for the first time since I installed the Scott's on friday and was not expecting much difference from the stabilizer being that I've never had one before. I was wrong. Scotts stabilizer, where have you been all my life? My suspension has been heavily warmed over so I can already charge hard through the rough but with my low speed on the stabilizer set between 6-8 I can hold my line over choppy rocks and shallow ruts with way less body English. Its like I was expecting a hit or bobble and it just never happened.

I also noticed that I could determine the model of car behind me in my mirrors now instead of just noticing that something big was behind me so I guess that means the rubber mounts are actually making a difference.

The whole setup looks great and works even better. I'd recommend the Scott's stabilizer and BRP/ Scott's rubber mounted sub mount 100%!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #6809
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I wouldn't bother with the lowering link (30" inseam here.) Good chance to practice your karate kick. Dismount to the high side keeping low leg on the peg (Capt Morgan style.)

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #6810
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Also, Pantah says his steering lock works with his Scott's setup. Does yours, creedyflyr?

Here's from Scott's website:
http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabiliz...os.php?ID=1323
I also have the rubber mount BRP/Scott's setup on my 690R. The seering lock works just fine, the lock unit is not moved to install this product, so the steering lock is not affected.
I found it is just slightly rearward, no more than 1/4 from straight under the centerline of the forks, and just under a inch rise. With tall bars it is perfect for me, and I have a long reach.
As noted earlier, the vibes are significantly reduced, making higher rpm runs more enjoyable.
I run a Scott's damper on all my dirt bikes, so that benefit was to be expected.
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