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Old 03-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #7651
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Any idea how to mount my Motorrad IV GPS to my 690? I have a sub-mount and Scott's damper.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:58 AM   #7652
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How about ram mounts.
Here's my setup on my 525. I did exactly the same thing on my 690.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:24 AM   #7653
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I need something that will hold both a cradle and GPS unit. It's bigger than what you have. I'd like it to mount over the sub-mount.



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Old 03-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #7654
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How about ram mounts.
Here's my setup on my 525. I did exactly the same thing on my 690.

After watching JoefromSF's crash video, it sticks in my mind the posts about mounting the spot on the bike. - just saying. Nice setup though.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #7655
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After watching JoefromSF's crash video, it sticks in my mind the posts about mounting the spot on the bike. - just saying. Nice setup though.
A similar comment comes up every single time I post that pic. We each have our own different implementations of SPOT. Thank you for your concern.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #7656
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Damn, had a slow washout in a muddy rut and went down.

The tab to mount the plastic shroud punched a hole right in the radiator. Glad I made it home.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:49 PM   #7657
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I need something that will hold both a cradle and GPS unit. It's bigger than what you have. I'd like it to mount over the sub-mount.
Ram ball on the back of the cradle, and a U bolt ram mount with a ball on the bars will work just fine. I've mounted my Zumo 550 that way for 10's of thousands of miles. The bonus is you don't need anal lube for the parts like you do with that Touratech crap.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #7658
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Damn, had a slow washout in a muddy rut and went down.

The tab to mount the plastic shroud punched a hole right in the radiator. Glad I made it home.
Known issue, you should spend some time reading the 690 Wiki, may save you some more headaches down the road.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #7659
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Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?

I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


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Old 03-07-2013, 02:59 PM   #7660
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Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?

I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


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I think even a Jimmy Lewis or Shane Watts would find the 690 suspension not up to that task, based on that video.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #7661
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Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?

I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


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690 wouldn't have that much of a problem with any of what I saw on that vid. You would definitely be more worn out at the end of the day though compared to riding the 500.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #7662
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I have this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvatXSnXNME

That video you posted was great. That rider is way way better than me. What he rode seems doable on a 690 but would be slower.

Some of the stuff in my video was challenging on the 690, due both to my lack of talent, the weight of the bike, and the too high gearing for the terrain. BTW I was riding by myself so I ride nice and easy. Can't take the chance of a big off.

A 500 EXC would have been a lot easier to ride no question.

I am keeping my 690 because I rode 50 miles back home on the highway!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #7663
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I think even a Jimmy Lewis or Shane Watts would find the 690 suspension not up to that task, based on that video.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #7664
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Geeeze, ...... KTM still won't allow import of their bikes newer than 2007 from any other country into Canada. Jerks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #7665
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Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?

I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


THANKS!
If you are an experienced rider and of above average size like myself (6'5" ~220lbs) riding the 690 everywhere that a 450class bike goes is not a problem. I replaced a crf450r with my 690 and it has not held me back at all (after extensive suspension work) and I have taken it in terrain that has had A rider's DNF'ing (I was NOT racing.) No matter how you slice it, the bigger bike will ALWAYS take more effort to get through the tight stuff but I find it more stable in the high speed stuff.

Sorry, no video. Here are some stills of tech sections that I've posted a gazillion times:




...alright my computer is not cooperating, I'll add them shortly.

here's my "geek slide" video that's always good for a laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ZnB...layer_embedded

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